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  • Summary: Armored Core 4 reinvigorates the brand by offering an all-new storyline, new environments, and online capability. The 10th anniversary of the acclaimed franchise is punctuated with a leap to next-generation platforms. Multiplayer functionality allows up to eight players to battle online. Join one of six factions specializing in different aspects of battle. 30 missions played out in detailed futuristic 3D environments. Fly through canyons and rip through cities battling multiple enemies. Deploy "Quick Boost" and "Over Boost" features for precise explosive movement and precision control of AC units. Engage "Primal Armor" the all-new defense shield that adjusts its strength according to specific battle conditions. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. If you are thinking about the content of the game while you are working, it’s an addictive game and definitely recommended to those who have enjoyed the franchise up to this point.
  2. Customisation options make this the best AC yet, but it's not very user-friendly. [July 2007, p.76]
  3. The game remains true to the series in catering more toward the hardcore element despite good attempts at making the game accessible; Armored Core 4 easily offers up the hottest mech-on-mech action yet in this next generation.
  4. 68
    There is nothing next-gen about the title in the least; only slightly improved graphics.
  5. The mission structure is broken, and the missions can be very short. The online, while fun, is incomplete. And the visuals leave something to be desired.
  6. Fast, truly accessible missions and slower, more strategic battles for sim nuts, plus online arena play. [July 2007, p.113]
  7. 40
    AC4 feels like a house that's been added onto so often that it's a maze of twisting passages, oddly shaped rooms, and doors that go nowhere. There may be something worthwhile hidden within, but it's not worth the effort to find it. Time to tear it all down and start over.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 17, 2012
    9
    This is hands-down the best Armored Core game to date, including V and For Answer. This is a rich detailed futuristic simulator that is fun even for the western audience. From Software did a great job developing this game. Expand
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