Armored Core 4
A good game with some new fetures, did it break?
This game is a really good game but straided to far from the original games. With new option and add ons, this makes the armored core genoration take a huge leap in experimentation. With snipers and bladers, fast lightwieght or brawn heavy weight. Its your mech, make how you want.
This truly is the "next-generation" of Armored Core. Completely revised, Armored Core was redesigned and brought to me amazement as I was quickly able to be accustomed to the new controls and combat system. The dialect proved pretty great compared to what was put in the previous AC games. For those who believe it's "difficult" don't believe it is so. All that is needed is a chance- about an hour or two of playing to become used to the game. That's when you can truly enjoy this game. Yes it IS limited I must agree. I mean this in customization, missions, multiplayer-generally everything. The reason for this was to leave space for the breath-taking Armored Core: For Answer-the sequel to the 4th generation of Armored Core. So if you are feeling a pit of disappointment in your stomach because of this game, please move to AC:FA then review this game over again. AC4 added to the overall story of the 4th AC generation. It overlaps like the older Armored Core games, meaning you have to use your brain (Yes gamers what a surprise! No mindless shooting!) in order to understand the plot of the game. It takes time, yet in the end you will most likely be left satisfied with your purchase!
Typical AC game, nothing new
Armored core 4 is my 4th fav of the AC games. It’s basically the same as all others. Unlike Ac 2.5-3.5 theres not really any thing “new” brought to the table. Almost everything in this is the same as previous chapters, or it’s such a small change that it’s unnotable. It’s a classic. For modern gamers expectations might be too high for this, but it is a classic. I loved this game.
I can’t remember how long the ps2 ones felt, but I know when I beat this game I asked myself “That’s it?” No I wasn’t asking that cause it was a bad story, it was actually a fun story. But it was very short. Shorter then a halo game.
In the AC games you start out with a very basic mech. As you get currency you improve it. You buy new legs (controlling speed and how much gear you can carry) jet packs (for flying) arms to hold heavier weapons, radiators, jet pack recharges, heads, torsos, arm guns, hand held guns, back guns, etc. main things to worry about are firepower, speed/agility, how much gear you can carry, etc. There’s also strategy. If you are facing a heavy bot with heavy weapons, you need one that is agile and can dodge them. Like a wasp vs. a gorilla. So theres a lot of improving throughout the game, adapting, etc. For the younger minds this will teach them to be creative, how to adapt, and how to overcome. There’s hidden items in missions, that are best found through wiki or the strategy guide.
Like all AC games, it’s rather short. It’s a B-line to the end mission game. No real side quests, and nothing to do but multiplayer after the main story. Since this is a current console game, online community does exist, but barely. It’s an old game, theres barely any of them on here, and I’d imagine most went to 4.5, and are going to switch to 5 when it comes out at the beginning of jan 2012. So it’s still possible to play with random players, just might take a while to find someone to play.
Also like all AC games, there’s the mission, and then there’s the arena, where you fight against one NPC at a time, rising in the ranks, gaining currency and unlocks. The higher up ranks like all AC games are “cheaters” they are able to have the heaviest/biggest/strongest weapons in the game, on the smallest/lightest/fastest mechs. Giving them unbeatable speed, unbeatable agility, unbeatable firepower. Imagine trying to take down a humming bird from hundreds of feet a way, and on top of that the humming bird is machine gunning nukes at you. The top 8 ranks are unbeatable, maybe cheats help.
In the end it’s a 1 play through game. No replay value. If you have someone to do multiplayer with it’ll help it’s play value and replay value. As a modern console (ps3 360) game, there are achieves/trophies. Most of them are very straightforward. From what I remember theres no DLCS, so it’s only the 1000 gamer points (not sure what that equals to psn)
great graphics and the controles are really easy!
I really don't have big complaint here. it was a great use of my money and time. I loved the game play and story and on top of that the balancing was a lot easier in this game than AC3. I loved that they let you put your sword on ether side and they have a different button for each side instead of shifting through all 3 or 4 of your weapons with one button. finally the quick boost was a much needed touch. it makes you need skill and not just a good eye. the only complaint I have is there aren't a lot of armor pieces to choose from, but they make up for it with weapons. the sword was my main use in AC3 and I have to say they made my job much easier. the sword is a much better weapon then in AC3 and the faster AC's have better effectiveness against high armor AC's. I would suggest this to anyone thats ever liked mech games. great buy!
Good/Ok Hardcore & Casual-Shooter.
The world experienced a period of rapid population growth, which put a strain on global food and energy supplies. As populations increased, so did the gap between the wealthy and the poor, and so did the unrest within the population at large. Eventually, violence began to erupt and the governments quickly lost control of their populations as their cities were consumed by terrorism and anarchy. People began turning to corporations, complete with private armies, to keep them safe from the chaos.
In the midst of the meltdown, the world's six most powerful corporate conglomerates decided to do away with national governments and install their own brand of rule and law. They launched a full scale war on the nations of the world, which came to be known as the National Dismantlement War.
Using advanced Armored Core technology, the corporations decimated the forces of the nations and declared victory in less than a month. With the old nations of the world effectively toppled, the corporations set out to work on a new system of government.
The corporations dubbed their new order as the "Pax Economica" ("Economic [or Corporate] Peace", Latin), a system where loyalty and service to the corporations guaranteed food and survival. Under the Pax, however, people were forced into corporate-run colonies and essentially became slaves serving wealthy corporate masters.
Around five years after the National Dismantlement War, long-standing tensions between the Pax Economica members erupted, and a new war began.
Not terribly enjoyable
No mech game has ever been good and this is not really an exception. While it does improve on other games in the series, it falls short as a game in whole. It is not terrible by any means and some tout it as the best mech game on the market, but it is certainly not a game I would be recommending to the average gamer. If you are a big fan of mechs, then be my guest, you will likely find some gold in this pile of rocks. First of all you will notice the controls are awful. They are decent compared to other mech games, but bad compared to games in general. It is hard to get used to and you will find your character doing things that you don't want them to do a lot of the time. Hey! Dodge that missle!... no thanks I like it all over my face better. The story is nothing and you will not care about it at all. The point of this game is to be in a giant robot and shoot other robots, nothing more. Graphics aren't good and I turned the music off almost immediately... it was super irratating. However! There are some decent things about this game and if you can actually get used to the controls and make it work well then you might find some enjoyment. Customization of the mech is HUGE and you can begin doing it almost immediately. It really makes you feel good flying around in a custom robo of your very own. The game is also of decent length, meaning you will be able to play it for a while unless you just go balls to the wall and don't stop for hours. But there are some balance issues that are bad. Dome missions are waaayyy too easy and you can finish them in like 20 seconds ( not joke), but some are really really hard and super irratating. My opinion, don't get it unless you KNOW that you are already into mech games.
awesomness in a disk
okk wen i went to gamestop and got i was thinking another boring mech game.so i got home put in the disk and about an hour of playing i thought ohhhh my gooooood wat a buitiful game gameplays amazing,good for casual players,and graphics r ok so this is a buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A total let down
I had really high hopes for Armored Core 4. i played the arcade Mech at Chuck'e'Cheese, loved it, and thought Armored Cored 4 would just be as much fun if not more since it's the successor. Granted, it's not the same, but still, what a dissappointment this turned out to be. i found the game play to be extermely annoying and frustrating and totally suck the fun out of blowing up big bad robots. you never know where your enemies are and never ever have enough ammons to completd a mission. thus, you pretty much ended up playing the same mission again in about 20 seconds after you started. then comes the annoying part, it takes a long time to load and you are left holding the controller when you should be playinig the game instead. other than the awesome opening sequence, the graphics are like left overs from the last deceade. most of the time, you can't tell the difference between robots or stationary objects, they just sort of blend in. and the sound is just horrible, in some mission they don't complement the action whatsoever. and dont' be get me started on that female voice telling you 'let's go over the mission'! ah, totally gets under your skin after 3 misisons. it's like the developers never talked to each other. this may be good for the franchise fans, but a total disappointment if you are new to Armored Core. not worth the time or money at all. worst game ever!
This game finally gets mech fighting right. When I first picked it up I thought "well ok a jerky hard to get used to game...blah blah blah" but during the tutorial I knew that I would never play another mech game. with the smooth transition from ground to air combat and its multiplayer I started to wonder whether or not this game was a god send or not. The customization could use a few new melee weapons but other than that it was a brilliant game. I recommend this to anyone who watches:gundam, gurren lagann or even fooly cooly (you know you would probably name at least one mech canta). Sometimes a multiplayer match will feel one sided but with a few modifications to your mech you can dominate anyone. I can’t wait to try out Armored core: for answers when I get the money.
As far as all the AC games go, I like this one the best. I mean AC for Answers is ok but I wouldn't waist $** on it. On top of that, you can't even load your mechs from AC 4 to AC for Answers, which sucks because I have some pretty far out mechs that i would LOVE to use. Now if they come out with a new AC that allows you to load your mechs from a previous AC then I would be in heaven. But until they do that I think I will just stick to AC 4. I mean I'm online almost all the time playing it and I hardly ever see anyone playing AC for Answers. So really if you ask me, buying AC for Answers right now is a waist of money, especially if you're an online gamer like myself. I'm not saying I won't ever get it, I'm just saying that I might wait until the price goes down a little.