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  • Summary: The ARMORED CORE series is known in the mech action genre for its intense one-on-one battles and customization options. ARMORED CORE V is a new entry that ups the ante with more content than the previous games, a completely new atmosphere, and a robust offline mode. In addition, the onlineThe ARMORED CORE series is known in the mech action genre for its intense one-on-one battles and customization options. ARMORED CORE V is a new entry that ups the ante with more content than the previous games, a completely new atmosphere, and a robust offline mode. In addition, the online mode has been newly designed to focus on huge team-based battles on a global scale. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    May 11, 2012
    85
    Armored Core V depicts fast-paced mech-warfare, where mech-building skills and tactical manoeuvres are as important as quick reflexes. [May 2012]
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    75
    This is fanservice for mecha fans in its purest form. Armored core lovers will definitely appreciate the extensive multiplayer and the usual amazing customization options, everyone else will probably give up soon, due to the boring and repetitive campaign and gigantic amount of data that needs to be absorbed.
  3. Apr 30, 2012
    70
    Yes, for newcomers, Armored Core V is a difficult game, frustratingly difficult. Yet it can be rewarding to those willing to put their precious hours not into learning a new language, or a skill, but to master a mech-combat videogame.
  4. Apr 2, 2012
    65
    Don't get me wrong, the game is fun and a filled online match is second to none. With some better decisions this game could have been special, instead it's forgettable and will likely be abandoned. Sitting in lobbies is not the definition of a good time.
  5. Mar 21, 2012
    62
    Overcoming the initial intimidation of the vast arrays of stats and finding your footing in the battlefield are certainly challenges worth celebrating when victorious. However, if you're looking for an engaging campaign, measured and concise tactics, and stunning graphics beyond the mechs, From Software's latest entry will leave you severely disappointed.
  6. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Apr 3, 2012
    60
    Despite the mechas' new,smaller stature(roughly two-thirds the size of those in previous titles), battles felt sluggish. [May 2012, p.81]
  7. It's not entirely awful. Scaling buildings with your previously mentioned rocket feet gives proceedings an enjoyable verticality. Smashing houses, tanks and 'copters is also empowering like breaking fine china with a giant smashy mallet. But with the most annoying AI this side of Johnny 5 and one-note combat, ACV is repetitive robot rubbish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Oct 15, 2012
    10
    For people who knows this saga, can expect a good game, but now with more missions and more surprises in them. The multiplayer is veryFor people who knows this saga, can expect a good game, but now with more missions and more surprises in them. The multiplayer is very immersive and very rewarding if you play with friends. Downsides could be the animations and the graphics. The combat system can be very annoying but when you get it its awesome. Its very different from AC4 and take a combat type more like the firs AC. Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2012
    10
    It is not for everybody, but it is for me. Upgrades to mech based on weapon types, weapons quality, and your personal play style make it veryIt is not for everybody, but it is for me. Upgrades to mech based on weapon types, weapons quality, and your personal play style make it very addicting for anyone who made it past the seventh grade. I could see why a player would dismiss it as "Gay", or too complicated, it takes a bit of grey matter to enjoy. AC V does not deserve the 66. (attn:MechaVerse ;) Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    10
    The Best Armored Core game so far. Those who love the mech action genre is gonna love this game. Front Mission Evolved should have been thisThe Best Armored Core game so far. Those who love the mech action genre is gonna love this game. Front Mission Evolved should have been this game. If only Squeenix chose From Software instead of crappy Developers... Anyway, this game plays so much like the old school AC games, which is great. Gone are the flying dual rifles, missile spamming days of AC4/FA. Now, you need to think tactically to flank your adversaries. Great Team online play and customizations options. -- Veteran of AC games since AC: Project Phantasma. Expand
  4. Apr 24, 2012
    9
    Armored Core 5 - This is primarly geared towards the veteran AC pilots - if you have never played AC and loved it this game will be very veryArmored Core 5 - This is primarly geared towards the veteran AC pilots - if you have never played AC and loved it this game will be very very hard to break into at first. If you're looking for a plot or a story campagin - this isnt the game for you. This game is specific and does a good job at creating a team vs. team ac vs. ac enviroment. Basically this is what every AC pilot has been asking for. However, the actual method in which you organize battles and attack territories needs work - there are tons of ideas and patches still be downloaded onto the US servers but i have faith Bandai will get this done. If not, they will lose almost all the players... The fram rate is good for experienced players and new players - right in the middle
    There is almost no lag in giant 5v5 matches
    The graphics arent that of FinalFantasy or Granturismo but still really good for a online mech game
    The number of parts - decent to start off - i hope for more parts as the game continues
    Story Mode - lacking content - but missions are fun and longer then before and be played with another team mate or friend
    Order Missions - fun but short - add more tougher missions! Mercenary - This feature allows you to be hired by other teams or players for online battle - great for when your online during odd hours and your team isnt on. FreeBattle - Great for practice, team vs. team and just outright total destruction - battle royal needs some patches... and some ACs camp...maybe smaller maps? limit the area?

    Conquest - this is why i gave this a 9...the concept is great but the system needs work. Waiting for a stronghold can be painful or figuring out when someone is strongholding is tough... Maybe a system that notifys you or little flag "Team pending stronghold - please attack" so the rest of ACV universe knows "hey lets try and take over huge canyon" etc...

    For now - I have been using my Networking skills and PSN to organize battles - it has worked 100% of the time. Thanks!
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  5. Mar 21, 2012
    7
    Armored Core has become something of a fan franchise. Anyone coming in from the outside probably won't have as much fun and will be a lot moreArmored Core has become something of a fan franchise. Anyone coming in from the outside probably won't have as much fun and will be a lot more aware of the flaws the game has. Let's ignore the franchise and treat this game as it's own.

    First of all, the combat is, at first, confusing. After a few hours of playing though, any regular gamer should have a good grasp of the combat, and it's actually pretty fun and good. You get to keep trying out new weapon and suit combinations with it's vast amount of mech customization. A bit after that, however, things get repetitive. You will be going through the same several maps fighting a bunch of "bowling pin"-esque enemies. They will stand there and wait for you to come before they all attack you in a predictable fashion. Fighting other NPC pilots in more duel like situations is always fun though, because they behave more differently based on how they are equipped. That is only the single player, however. I haven't tapped into a lot of the online play, but essentially, you will be playing this game online even throughout single player. If you buy this game and expect to ONLY be involved in you vs the AI, don't even bother getting it. It will get boring fast. I don't fancy myself a competitive gamer, ready to join a clan and do matches with my team, but I will say joining a team and doing some co op with strangers has been fun. The PVP isn't bad either from the bit of it I've played.

    All in all, this is a great game for people who like the more complicated details of mechs and yet can be pleased with relatively simplistic PvE. It's fun if you let it be, but if you don't particularly like mechs and you expect an easy to play enthralling game, just don't get this title.
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  6. May 10, 2012
    7
    Armored Core V. is probably the best mech game available at the moment for consoles. For the main part , From Software have done a good jobArmored Core V. is probably the best mech game available at the moment for consoles. For the main part , From Software have done a good job the graphics are good while not amazing, the campaign is good but with an abstract story that really just leads you too the next mech battle or group of mechanical enemies. The main error From Software made was region locking the disks there-fore effectively seperating the amount of online players to the point where there just are not enough players on the european servers to keep up the main idea of the game teratorial battles in a persistant online world map. also the match-making part of the online really does not work well as theres no real indication to show if any other teams are actually online. This leads to you being sat in a lobby for long time spans waiting for a random match to begin. This could have easily been solved if after a set time of say 5 minutes a team of bots took the place of the enemy team ,for defence especially. Although the game is a solid mech game and its customisation system is great, each change you make to your mech actually impacts how it moves or reacts in-gameplay. And there are over 100 hundred missions with the submissions and the recently added online co-op bosses which are great in scale and strength. , its a shame but unless From can remove the region lock this game for online is going to fail. Great game, spoiled by the region lock. Expand
  7. Apr 17, 2017
    0
    Mais pourquoi est-ce si mauvais ? et aussi laid ? comment peut-on accumuler un tel retard dans la réalisation ? d'autant qu'il s'agit du 3èmeMais pourquoi est-ce si mauvais ? et aussi laid ? comment peut-on accumuler un tel retard dans la réalisation ? d'autant qu'il s'agit du 3ème épisode sorti sur PS3 tout de même... C'est pourtant toujours aussi confus à jouer que ce soit en solo ou en multi-joueurs, une orientation très marquée sur cet énième opus de cette série sous perfusion mais qui ne change rien à la donne.

    Un élément de réponse : le développeur se nomme "From Software", un spécialiste de la nullité depuis deux décénnies, le Max Pécas du jeu vidéo. On peut tout de même leur reconnaître au moins ça : leur constance à produire des daubes d'année en année en fait une exceptionnelle usine à étrons.
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