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  • Summary: Agetec delivers the popular Armored Core series to the PSP. In this special edition for US gamers, Agetec has completely revamped the title with added features from its Japanese counterpart. Armored Core: Formula Front - Special Edition has everything the fans love from the Armored Core series plus more, such as, artificial intelligence (AI) designing and wireless head-to-head action. [Agetec] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. I won’t lie and say there aren’t some playability and accessibility problems to be found here, however with everything this game does so remarkably right there’s no doubt in my mind that Armored Core: Formula Front Extreme Battle is one of the best reasons to own a PSP right now.
  2. Fans of mech titles, and specifically the building simulation aspect of mech titles, should rejoice, as this is an amazing and full-featured game.
  3. Simulation fans will enjoy Formula Front's extremely in-depth mech-customization system, but the steep learning curve and lack of any real action will probably turn off everyone else.
  4. 70
    These diminutive mechs pack a strong punch.
  5. 65
    The game's strengths are still in building unique Armored Cores, but there's still quite a long learning curve there. The battlefield action still feels forced and tedious, which is unfortunate.
  6. 65
    The wireless multi-player modes are appreciated, but we would have loved to been able to get online with this bad boy, Armored Core has yet to see an true online mode and it seriously would benefit from one.
  7. It's so stiff and sluggish that you'll often find yourself wondering if the buttons on your PSP are shorting out. [Nov 2005, p.180]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2