History YMMV / ArmoredCore

5th Feb '17 1:20:13 AM Doug86
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** The chapter titles in ''Armored Core 4'' are named after Creator/AgathaChristie's novels. The default name of the player character in both AC4 and FA is [[NoNameGiven Unknown]], AKA, "U.N. Owen", the alias of the murderer in ''AndThenThereWereNone'', which serves as the title of the final chapter of the game.

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** The chapter titles in ''Armored Core 4'' are named after Creator/AgathaChristie's novels. The default name of the player character in both AC4 and FA is [[NoNameGiven Unknown]], AKA, "U.N. Owen", the alias of the murderer in ''AndThenThereWereNone'', ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', which serves as the title of the final chapter of the game.
17th Dec '16 2:56:03 PM Gosicrystal
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* CrackPairing - Shipping is rare in the fandom, but when it occurs it will invariably be this due to the [[FeaturelessProtagonist impersonal nature of the series]]. Usually between the (usually male) protagonist and [[MissionControl their (usually female) operator]] or an optional [[TokenGirl token female]] wingman that can be hired for one or two missions. ''[[FoeYay Last Raven]]'' [[FoeYay protagonist/Zinaida]] is also somewhat frequent, but the most popular by far is ''For Answer'' protagonist/[[EnsembleDarkhorse May Greenfield]].

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* CrackPairing - CrackPairing: Shipping is rare in the fandom, but when it occurs it will invariably be this due to the [[FeaturelessProtagonist impersonal nature of the series]]. Usually between the (usually male) protagonist and [[MissionControl their (usually female) operator]] or an optional [[TokenGirl token female]] wingman that can be hired for one or two missions. ''[[FoeYay Last Raven]]'' [[FoeYay protagonist/Zinaida]] is also somewhat frequent, but the most popular by far is ''For Answer'' protagonist/[[EnsembleDarkhorse May Greenfield]].



* EnsembleDarkhorse - May Greenfield, from Armored Core For Answer. As an entirely optional wingman, May has the bare minimum of characterization and a player can go through the entire game without even encountering her once. However, fans have apparently fallen in love with what little characterization she has, as a cheerful teenage girl who pilots a bright green MightyGlacier engine of destruction. With a smiley face logo.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse - EnsembleDarkhorse: May Greenfield, from Armored Core For Answer. As an entirely optional wingman, May has the bare minimum of characterization and a player can go through the entire game without even encountering her once. However, fans have apparently fallen in love with what little characterization she has, as a cheerful teenage girl who pilots a bright green MightyGlacier engine of destruction. With a smiley face logo.



* FridgeBrilliance - The name "Nine Ball Seraph." The Seraph rank among the most powerful of angels, yes; however, there's more to it than that. The Seraph(im) are also the '''9'''th choir of angels. Conveniently, it's also the one Lucifer came from [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic (as if we needed more proof that Hustler One is the Devil in robot form)]].

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* FridgeBrilliance - FridgeBrilliance: The name "Nine Ball Seraph." The Seraph rank among the most powerful of angels, yes; however, there's more to it than that. The Seraph(im) are also the '''9'''th choir of angels. Conveniently, it's also the one Lucifer came from [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic (as if we needed more proof that Hustler One is the Devil in robot form)]].



* GameBreaker - Almost every Armored Core game has one (or several).

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* GameBreaker - GameBreaker: Almost every Armored Core game has one (or several).



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - Although the Armored Core series is somewhat big in Japan, in North America it's a perennial niche title. So niche, in fact, that Agetec could no longer afford to localize the games after Last Raven and lost the rights to Armored Core 4 to Sega. Sega in turn dropped the license after Armored Core 4 failed to meet sales expectations. UbiSoft then snatched up Armored Core for Answer, but it failed to meet expectations as well. Are you noticing a pattern yet?

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Although the Armored Core series is somewhat big in Japan, in North America it's a perennial niche title. So niche, in fact, that Agetec could no longer afford to localize the games after Last Raven and lost the rights to Armored Core 4 to Sega. Sega in turn dropped the license after Armored Core 4 failed to meet sales expectations. UbiSoft then snatched up Armored Core for Answer, but it failed to meet expectations as well. Are you noticing a pattern yet?



* MoralEventHorizon - For Answer, Ending C.

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* MoralEventHorizon - MoralEventHorizon: For Answer, Ending C.



* {{Narm}} - Fragile's death scream in For Answer is full of this.

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* {{Narm}} - {{Narm}}:
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Fragile's death scream in For Answer is full of this.



* OlderThanTheyThink: [[ActionGirl Your part-time partner and proto-operator]] in ''Project Phantasma'' is also called Sumika. However, given ''PP'' and ''4A'' take place it separate universes, it's not the same one.



* RecycledScript: For a while the background plot to the games was getting more creative, but at point they just started to recycle the same plot from the first game over and over for every single game.
** [[spoiler: As of Verdict Day, this is actually a ''plot point''. Turns out that V and Verdict Day are the same universe as 4 and For Answer, and humanity keeps blowing itself up ala Turn-A-Gundam.]]



* ScrappyMechanic - Overheating in ''Nexus''. [[OlderThanTheyThink While the mechanic was introduced in Armored Core 2]], it was totally irrelevant to the point that you could get by with the [[LethalJokeItem starter radiator]] for almost every mission, with the only drawback being a [[WeaksauceWeakness vulnerability to heat-based weapons]] which only a few Ravens even use. It's only in ''Nexus'' that it became a problem, as you not only need a high-quality radiator, but you also need parts with high cooling or low heat so your mech doesn't fry itself in action.

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* ScrappyMechanic - ScrappyMechanic: Overheating in ''Nexus''. [[OlderThanTheyThink While the mechanic was introduced in Armored Core 2]], it was totally irrelevant to the point that you could get by with the [[LethalJokeItem starter radiator]] for almost every mission, with the only drawback being a [[WeaksauceWeakness vulnerability to heat-based weapons]] which only a few Ravens even use. It's only in ''Nexus'' that it became a problem, as you not only need a high-quality radiator, but you also need parts with high cooling or low heat so your mech doesn't fry itself in action.



* SpecialEffectFailure / SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale - Either your NEXT sponteneously turns into a Behemoth during ''For Answer's'' Cradle missions, or those 20 million people on board are very, very small indeed.

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* SpecialEffectFailure / SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale - SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Either your NEXT sponteneously turns into a Behemoth during ''For Answer's'' Cradle missions, or those 20 million people on board are very, very small indeed.



* ThatOneBoss -
** Let's see...Stinger from Project Phantasma, The Frighteners from [=AC2=], the Massive MT and the {{Bonus Boss}}es from Another Age, Leviathan and Ofanim from [=AC3=], Big White and IBIS from Silent Line, Agraya, Genobee and [[spoiler:Nine Ball]] from Nexus, Nine Ball from Ninebreaker, Nine Ball from ''any game he appears in'', Zinaida (On the Last Raven path) and the Pulverizers from Last Raven, take your freaking pick.

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* ThatOneBoss -
ThatOneBoss:
** Let's see... Stinger from Project Phantasma, The Frighteners from [=AC2=], the Massive MT and the {{Bonus Boss}}es from Another Age, Leviathan and Ofanim from [=AC3=], Big White and IBIS from Silent Line, Agraya, Genobee and [[spoiler:Nine Ball]] from Nexus, Nine Ball from Ninebreaker, Nine Ball from ''any game he appears in'', Zinaida (On the Last Raven path) and the Pulverizers from Last Raven, take your freaking pick.



* ThatOneLevel -

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* ThatOneLevel -ThatOneLevel:



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome - As far as this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09L_WZQr9Nc&feature=related trailer]] is concerned, the PolygonCeiling doesn't exist.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome - VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As far as this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09L_WZQr9Nc&feature=related trailer]] is concerned, the PolygonCeiling doesn't exist.
17th Dec '16 3:51:54 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Way back before she became [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]], Creator/YukariTamura was the "Standard"-type Computer voice in the first ''Armored Core'' trilogy, as well as being the occasional operator voice for the drop ship you are using.
25th Nov '16 1:55:28 PM Cheeks
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* FridgeHorror: The last words of the "deranged" Raven in the Destroy plus escapee mission. "R... raven... watch... out... YOU... too..." Aounds like the ravings of a paranoiac, right? think about them AFTER reaching the endgame, and what happens if you get killed after the corporate wars end. [[spoiler: Instead of going back to the next screen, you see a short cutscene of a computer showing all of your player character's information, identy records, proof of even EXISTING, being erased.]]

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* FridgeHorror: The last words of the "deranged" Raven in the Destroy plus escapee mission. "R... raven... watch... out... YOU... too..." Aounds Sounds like the ravings of a paranoiac, right? think about them AFTER reaching the endgame, and what happens if you get killed after the corporate wars end. [[spoiler: Instead of going back to the next screen, you see a short cutscene of a computer showing all of your player character's information, identy records, proof of even EXISTING, being erased.]]
25th Nov '16 1:54:38 PM Cheeks
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* FridgeHorror: the last words of the "deranged" raven in the Destroy plus escapee mission " R...raven.....watch...out....YOU..too"... sounds like the ravings of a paranoiac, right? think about em AFTER reaching the endgame, and what happens if you get killed after the corporate wars end..... [[spoiler: instead of going back to the nest screen, you see a short cutscene of a computer showing all of your Player characters information, identy records, proof of even EXISTING, being erased....]]

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* FridgeHorror: the The last words of the "deranged" raven Raven in the Destroy plus escapee mission mission. "R... raven... watch... out... YOU... too..." R...raven.....watch...out....YOU..too"... sounds Aounds like the ravings of a paranoiac, right? think about em them AFTER reaching the endgame, and what happens if you get killed after the corporate wars end..... end. [[spoiler: instead Instead of going back to the nest next screen, you see a short cutscene of a computer showing all of your Player characters player character's information, identy records, proof of even EXISTING, being erased....erased.]]



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - Although the Armored Core series is somewhat big in Japan, in North America it's a perennial niche title. So niche, in fact, that Agetec could no longer afford to localize the games after Last Raven and lost the rights to Armored Core 4 to Sega. Sega in turn dropped the license after Armored Core 4 failed to meet sales expectations. UbiSoft then snatched up Armored Core for Answer, but it failed to meet expectations as well... Are you noticing a pattern yet?

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - Although the Armored Core series is somewhat big in Japan, in North America it's a perennial niche title. So niche, in fact, that Agetec could no longer afford to localize the games after Last Raven and lost the rights to Armored Core 4 to Sega. Sega in turn dropped the license after Armored Core 4 failed to meet sales expectations. UbiSoft then snatched up Armored Core for Answer, but it failed to meet expectations as well...well. Are you noticing a pattern yet?
26th Oct '16 11:09:16 PM Laryna6
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* ShoutOut: Wynne D. Fanchon is almost certainly one to Literature/Xanth.

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* ShoutOut: Wynne D. Fanchon is almost certainly one to Literature/Xanth.{{Xanth}}.
26th Oct '16 11:06:32 PM Laryna6
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* ShoutOut: Wynne D. Fanchon is almost certainly one to Literature/Xanth.
15th Feb '16 5:56:03 PM GrammarNavi
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** In this case, it would be a curious mix of [[ScrappyMechanic gameplay issues]], [[{{Sequelitis}} how well the series does in general]] and [[HypeBacklash new players being inconvinced as usual]]. Imagine, being able to afford a mecha game is as good as able to afford a game, so players in general expect a fun gun time. However, since PS2 games failed to implement Dualshock analog sticks control schemes (which would comply well to players of FPS control schemes) until ''Nexus'' (the ''fifth'' PS2 game), and the general gameplay can be broken down between CripplingOverspecialization and ExcusePlot to the point that the series is a brewery of a miniature ClicheStorm, at this point it would be very hard to convince someone new to ever try another VideoGame/ArmoredCore game.

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** In this case, it would be a curious mix of [[ScrappyMechanic gameplay issues]], [[{{Sequelitis}} how well the series does in general]] and [[HypeBacklash new players being inconvinced as usual]]. Imagine, being able to afford a mecha game is as good as able to afford a game, so players in general expect a fun gun time. However, since PS2 [=PS2=] games failed to implement Dualshock analog sticks control schemes (which would comply well to players of FPS control schemes) until ''Nexus'' (the ''fifth'' PS2 [=PS2=] game), and the general gameplay can be broken down between CripplingOverspecialization and ExcusePlot to the point that the series is a brewery of a miniature ClicheStorm, at this point it would be very hard to convince someone new to ever try another VideoGame/ArmoredCore game.
15th Oct '15 8:12:56 PM Josef5678
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** The chapter titles in ''Armored Core 4'' are named after AgathaChristie's novels. The default name of the player character in both AC4 and FA is [[NoNameGiven Unknown]], AKA, "U.N. Owen", the alias of the murderer in ''AndThenThereWereNone'', which serves as the title of the final chapter of the game.

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** The chapter titles in ''Armored Core 4'' are named after AgathaChristie's Creator/AgathaChristie's novels. The default name of the player character in both AC4 and FA is [[NoNameGiven Unknown]], AKA, "U.N. Owen", the alias of the murderer in ''AndThenThereWereNone'', which serves as the title of the final chapter of the game.
23rd Sep '15 1:46:05 PM Berrenta
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** Reg 1.00 of for Answer has this with [=SALINE05s=], White Glint's multi-missile launcher. Unlike other launchers, these ones have very good homing ability and most of the time, all [[RecursiveAmmo 8 submissiles]] will hit the target. Firing them in rapid succession to an enemy NEXT will deplete their Primal Armor, at which the missiles will [[ForMassiveDamage do double damage]]. One simply needs to use two of these in Reg 1.00 to [[strike:easily]] cut half of the difficulty in [[ThatOneLevel Arteria Carpals, Hard mode]]. Of course, that kind of gamebreakerness is not allowed and since has been nerfed.

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** Reg 1.00 of for Answer has this with [=SALINE05s=], White Glint's multi-missile launcher. Unlike other launchers, these ones have very good homing ability and most of the time, all [[RecursiveAmmo 8 submissiles]] will hit the target. Firing them in rapid succession to an enemy NEXT will deplete their Primal Armor, at which the missiles will [[ForMassiveDamage do double damage]].damage. One simply needs to use two of these in Reg 1.00 to [[strike:easily]] cut half of the difficulty in [[ThatOneLevel Arteria Carpals, Hard mode]]. Of course, that kind of gamebreakerness is not allowed and since has been nerfed.
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