History YMMV / ArmoredCore

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.
5th Sep '15 12:47:26 PM MrUnderhill
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** If you needed any more implication that ''every last one'' of the Corporations in the ''4'' series are full of serpentine bastards, it will be gone after the last mission of Armored Core 4. Why? Their thanks for you taking down Rayleonard and saving their collective hides is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness trying to kill you for it,]] [[DoomedHometown after burning your colony to the ground]] [[EverybodysDeadDave and presumably killing pretty much everyone in it.]] Oh, [[FightingYourFriend and they blackmail your partner and one of your closest friends]] into it, because if he didn't, [[SadisticChoice they would've done the same to his colony.]] [[spoiler: It's no wonder [[TheDogBitesBack your character]] [[TakeUpMySword takes on White Glint's mantle]] [[TheDogBitesBack and leads Line Ark in]] ''for Answer.'']]

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** If you needed any more implication that ''every last one'' of the Corporations in the ''4'' series are full of serpentine bastards, it will be gone after the last mission of Armored Core 4. Why? Their thanks for you taking down Rayleonard and saving their collective hides is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness trying to kill you for it,]] [[DoomedHometown after burning your colony to the ground]] [[EverybodysDeadDave and presumably killing pretty much everyone in it.]] Oh, [[FightingYourFriend and they blackmail your partner and one of your closest friends]] into it, because if he didn't, [[SadisticChoice they would've done the same to his colony.]] [[spoiler: It's no wonder [[TheDogBitesBack your character]] [[TakeUpMySword takes on White Glint's mantle]] [[TheDogBitesBack [[DefectorFromDecadence and leads Line Ark in]] ''for Answer.'']]
5th Sep '15 12:46:31 PM MrUnderhill
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** If you needed any more implication that ''every last one'' of the Corporations in the ''4'' series are full of serpentine bastards, it will be gone after the last mission of Armored Core 4. Why? Their thanks for you taking down Rayleonard and saving their collective hides is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness trying to kill you for it,]] [[DoomedHometown after burning your colony to the ground]] [[EverybodysDeadDave and presumably killing pretty much everyone in it.]] Oh, [[FightingYourFriend and they blackmail your partner and one of your closest friends]] into it, because if he didn't, [[SadisticChoice they would've done the same to his colony.]]

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** If you needed any more implication that ''every last one'' of the Corporations in the ''4'' series are full of serpentine bastards, it will be gone after the last mission of Armored Core 4. Why? Their thanks for you taking down Rayleonard and saving their collective hides is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness trying to kill you for it,]] [[DoomedHometown after burning your colony to the ground]] [[EverybodysDeadDave and presumably killing pretty much everyone in it.]] Oh, [[FightingYourFriend and they blackmail your partner and one of your closest friends]] into it, because if he didn't, [[SadisticChoice they would've done the same to his colony.]] [[spoiler: It's no wonder [[TheDogBitesBack your character]] [[TakeUpMySword takes on White Glint's mantle]] [[TheDogBitesBack and leads Line Ark in]] ''for Answer.'']]
28th Jul '15 3:11:06 PM Prfnoff
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** Nineball. Seraph. Yeah it's the FinalBoss, but it qualifies due being a huge DifficultySpike above anything you fought before (your armor is actually restored before the fight with it unlike everything fight in the game, that's how hard the developers realized it was). No matter how you built your AC, this thing's machine gun arms and laser blades can literally kill you in seconds, and it's hard to avoid its missiles as well. Compounded by the lack of cover and your inability to match his speed and flight ability. There's no real strategy for beating it, all you can do is shoot at it and try your best to avoid getting killed. [[spoiler: Much less so in AnotherCenturysEpisode R, however.]]

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** Nineball. Seraph. Yeah it's the FinalBoss, but it qualifies due being a huge DifficultySpike above anything you fought before (your armor is actually restored before the fight with it unlike everything fight in the game, that's how hard the developers realized it was). No matter how you built your AC, this thing's machine gun arms and laser blades can literally kill you in seconds, and it's hard to avoid its missiles as well. Compounded by the lack of cover and your inability to match his speed and flight ability. There's no real strategy for beating it, all you can do is shoot at it and try your best to avoid getting killed. [[spoiler: Much less so in AnotherCenturysEpisode R, ''VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode R'', however.]]
5th May '15 1:32:58 PM AnoBakaDesu
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - We have a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AwesomeMusic/ArmoredCore page ]] for it.



** How do you end up using Junk Parts at the beginning of Armored Core V, when the intro has you using second generation parts? Since the Story Missions are technically flashbacks, it is highly implied that whatever you were piloting was actually destroyed and you had to make do, starting all over again at the beginning of Order Missions.


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* MemeticBadass: The practice tank in the ''V'' era has gained notoriety for almost always predicting any attempts to melee it and give you a oneshot boostcharge for your trouble.
25th Apr '15 8:07:40 PM JamesShade
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*** Armored Core 5 is now being localized by Namco Bandai. And that only came about after Bamco localized ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and got a sleeper hit for their efforts.

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*** Armored Core 5 is now being localized by Namco Bandai. And that only came about after Bamco localized ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and got a sleeper hit for their efforts.
25th Apr '15 8:04:27 PM JamesShade
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*** Armored Core 5 is now being localized by Namco Bandai.

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*** Armored Core 5 is now being localized by Namco Bandai. And that only came about after Bamco localized ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and got a sleeper hit for their efforts.
1st Mar '15 9:10:41 PM MrUnderhill
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* 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.

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* 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.itself in action.
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