Amored Core 4
Armored Core 4 is
the latest blockbuster Mech game to arrive on the XBox 360 and the
PlayStation 3 which allows gamers to control these huge mechanical
beasts in order to engage in a variety of missions and opponents in
order to ensure peace and prosperity in this interesting and
diverse 3D gaming
environment. The beauty of Armored Core 4 is that the gamer can
fully customise their own Mechs to create their own unique creations
with their own personalities.
functionality allows up to eight players to battle online
played out in detailed futuristic environments.
Join one of six
factions specializing in different aspects of battle.
canyons and rip through cites battling multiple enemies.
Boost" and "Over Boost" features for precise explosive movement
and precision control of AC units.
Armor", the all new defense shield that adjusts its strength
according to specific battle conditions.
Before embarking on
the main game, the player is given a thorough tutorial of all the
ins and outs of Armored Core 4 and once you have successfully
completed the tutorial, you are ready to engage in the main mission
of this title. From the moment you are thrust into this futuristic
3D city, you feel that you are in for a treat as you hunt down the
enemy using any means available to you.
Although the game is
quite easy at the start, the difficulty slowly starts to increase
which means you cannot just rely on the grunt force of your Mechs. With that said, the game can become quite intense, especially
when you have a large group of enemies converging around your Mech.
This calls for a combination of skill and luck as you dodge missiles
in attempt to destroy your opponents.
Apart from your stock standard
enemy Mech's, the player must also engage the enemy Armored Cores which are the
top dogs in this gaming universe. Needless to say, these enemy
Armored Cores are extremely deadly but fortunately you have the
equipment to take them on.
The missions in
Armored Core 4 are quite diverse and interesting, however when it
comes to the crunch of things, the title is basically a kill everything
game... not that there's anything wrong with that. Whether it's
destroying an enemy base or escorting, Armored Core 4 is one of
those games that you will endeavour to finish due to the variety of
the missions which keeps the title interesting. Control wise,
Armored Core 4 uses the official XBox 360 controller quite well and
gamers of all experience levels will have no problem in mastering
Core 4 is a visual treat on the XBox 360, however some of the
background environments are a little sparse. The Mech's themselves
are highly detailed and move with a realistic grace as they stomp
their way through the gaming environment.
The title also
contains some great lighting effects and match that with some
amazing looking weapon effects and you have one good looking Mech
title. The only drawback with the graphics is the sometimes slow
camera angle that does hamper the gameplay at certain stages in the
game, fortunately this does not always happen. Of course, the
explosions should get a sentence and they look quite spectacular.
Armored Core 4 does the franchise justice, especially considering
it's the 10th Anniversary of this amazing universe. Great graphics,
sturdy gameplay and one hell of a ride that we could easily
recommend to fans of the series or for those looking for something a