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S&S; Review: Armored Core V

Posted on the 04 April 2012 by Sameo452005 @iSamKulii
S&S; Review: Armored Core V
Title: Armored Core V Format: PS3, 360 Release Date: March 20, 2012 Publisher:  Namco Bandai Developer: FromSoftware Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: T
After 5 years of waiting, AC fans have finally been given another chance to play AC with Armored Core V.  The question is, does it do enough too appease the Armored Core hardcore fans?
S&S; Review: Armored Core V

Presentation/Story: The Armored Core series has always captured the feeling of a mech based world, and the fifth entry is a great representation of just that.  FromSoftware has crafted one of the most technically impressive mech-based game out there.  The level of detail on the mechs themselves is stunning.  The cool industrial environments look good, with great destruction and explosion effects that heightens the production values quite a bit.   Weapons sound great, and provide a nice oomph when you're taking countless down mechs.  The soundtrack doesn't feel like it should be apart of this game, the music just seems moody.  Voice acting is solid, given the boring narrative, they are doing all they can with the script.  Overall, the presentation is very impressive, with a few blunders with the soundtrack and narrative.

S&S; Review: Armored Core V

Core Gameplay/Multiplayer: Armored Core V has a lot of MMO style to it, as soon as you start the game up, you have to choose a team.  You don't have to play with your team though, you can choose to play alone if thats your fancy.  You can play with another friend to complete the story missions, a cool and welcomed addition.  There is team play in the online component with 5 on 5 matches, they're cool at first but get old really quickly.  Controlling the armored core's themselves take a lot of time getting used to, but with time, you will get the hang of it.  The environments offer up a lot of strategic points you can take advantage of.  Scanning the battlefield for enemies and turrets, then getting the upper hand by scaling a building will be your best bet for taking down tough foes.  Customization is deep, allowing you tailor your mech from decals to rifles.


S&S; Review: Armored Core V

Final Thoughts: Armored Core V is a good game, and an even beter mech game.  Seeing how the market isn't flooded with many mech shooters, this is the best option for anyone who likes to mow down tons of scrap metal.
Final Rating = 7.5/10 Email: [email protected].com Twitter: @iSamKulii Apps: S&S Reviews on Apple and Android Stores

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