Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings
Aug 6, 2016Armored Core For Answer is a terrible and frustrating mech game.
The game is stupidly difficult,and with the awful controls,is a recipe forArmored Core For Answer is a terrible and frustrating mech game.
The game is stupidly difficult,and with the awful controls,is a recipe for disaster.
The graphics and mech customisation are decent,but terrible load times hinder the game.
But you should not play this game,as the gameplay is terrible.
DO NOT BUY… Full Review »
Jan 7, 2014The game is pretty good, but I do have a few issues with it, namely how it handles. default controls for this game are atrocious, there is noThe game is pretty good, but I do have a few issues with it, namely how it handles. default controls for this game are atrocious, there is no easy way to put it. And even after re-mapping pretty much everything, it still takes some getting used to. Once you get used to your new controls, the game handles much better, and it can become satisfying to pilot your NEXT.
Combat in this game is fast and satisfying, but I am more of a fan of the speed in older (and newer) Armored Core games. I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with this game's speed, I do enjoy it, but I just prefer the slower pace of 3 and V.
The biggest issue I have with this game is how easy it is. Don't get me wrong, the game can be quite challenging if you refuse to use Laser blades during the campaign... But the second you equip one of those weapons on your AC, the game becomes painfully easy.
I really love the aesthetics of the game. The game and the NEXT's models do look dated now days, but they are still good looking enough to capture your imagination. The ability to further improve certain aspects of your AC using FCS control points is a great feature, and one that I was honestly sad to lose in V and Verdict Day.
The boss battles are jaw-dropping, and reminiscent of the ones found in "Shadow of the Colossus"... only replace the character with a giant robot, and the Colossi with even bigger robots. Although some of these battles are very exploitable, and become jokes with the use of laser swords, one cannot deny the feeling of satisfaction that is derived from reducing one of these baddies to dust.
Although it isn't the best Armored Core game in my personal opinion, it is still definitely worth buying!… Full Review »
Sep 4, 2013Though the aggregate score doesn't reflect it the game is a significant improvement over the disappointing Armored Core 4 with slightly betterThough the aggregate score doesn't reflect it the game is a significant improvement over the disappointing Armored Core 4 with slightly better control, weapons sound effects that pack more of a punch, a great sense of scale and for the most part more interesting missions. The customization menus are also streamlined a bit better making that aspect of the game less of a headache without sacrificing complexity for those who want to dig deeper.
There are still frustrating missions as From Software is known for producing difficult games, but on the whole they don't feel as unbalanced as those in AC4 which were either incredibly short and easy or controller-throwing difficult. The graphics aren't perfect but the destructible environments are a lot of fun and the mechs themselves still look great.
Those looking for a good story should look elsewhere as you'll have a hard time caring about the confusing tale of corporate warfare, but story is something that the series has rarely focused on.
While I would still limit my recommendation to fans of the series, For Answer is much more playable and polished than AC4 and a worthy addition to the franchise.… Full Review »