History YMMV / ArmoredCore

8th Nov '17 9:08:44 PM Angeldeb82
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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: 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 [[TheSmurfettePrinciple 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]].



** [[ThatOneBoss Nine-Ball]] [[BestBossEver probably]] [[WolverinePublicity counts too.]]

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** [[ThatOneBoss Nine-Ball]] [[BestBossEver [[AwesomeBosses/VideoGames probably]] [[WolverinePublicity counts too.]]



* 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: 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 [[FauxSymbolism (as if we needed more proof that Hustler One is the Devil in robot form)]].



** How can the Chief keep firing the Giga Cannon Overed Weapon over and over without fail? [[spoiler: because he's also an AI.]]
* 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 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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** How can the Chief keep firing the Giga Cannon Overed Weapon over and over without fail? [[spoiler: because Because he's also an AI.]]
* 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 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 identity records, proof of even EXISTING, being erased.]]



** 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 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 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.



** 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]] [[DefectorFromDecadence 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,]] it]], [[DoomedHometown after burning your colony to the ground]] [[EverybodysDeadDave and presumably killing pretty much everyone in it.]] 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]] [[DefectorFromDecadence and leads Line Ark in]] ''for Answer.'']]



** In Armored Core 2, the briefer for Emeraude [[VerbalTic rreally likes trrilling his R's for some rreason.]] It's [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent harrd to tell what kind of accent he's trrying to prresent,]] which also makes it harrd to take him serriously sometimes.

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** In Armored Core 2, the briefer for Emeraude [[VerbalTic rreally likes trrilling his R's for some rreason.]] rreason]]. It's [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent harrd to tell what kind of accent he's trrying to prresent,]] which also makes it harrd to take him serriously sometimes.



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



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "12 Steps", the garage theme in ACV, has a more than passing rssemblance to "Teardrop" by Music/MassiveAttack.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "12 Steps", the garage theme in ACV, has a more than passing rssemblance resemblance to "Teardrop" by Music/MassiveAttack.



** [[spoiler: Chief 'piloting' Exusia]] in 5 who is fast enough to easly kill the standard AC build in a few passes if you give him room to breath.

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** [[spoiler: Chief 'piloting' Exusia]] in 5 who is fast enough to easly easily kill the standard AC build in a few passes if you give him room to breath.



** [[MightyGlacier AF Cabracan]]. Not because of the difficulty (it's a piece of cake), but the [[GoddamnBats Land Mines and the Drones]]. It takes most of your ammo to take half of them out if you are using any guns, and you can forget about explosives because of their mobility. Oh, and they can walk through walls, apparently treating the sand you stand on as though it weren't even there, and making it impossible to hit them until they resurface. [[GoodBadBugs They are not designed]] [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard with that ability in mind.]] They are also fairly nimble and airborne, making swords very difficult to use.

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** [[MightyGlacier AF Cabracan]]. Cabracan.]] Not because of the difficulty (it's a piece of cake), but the [[GoddamnBats [[GoddamnedBats Land Mines and the Drones]]. It takes most of your ammo to take half of them out if you are using any guns, and you can forget about explosives because of their mobility. Oh, and they can walk through walls, apparently treating the sand you stand on as though it weren't even there, and making it impossible to hit them until they resurface. [[GoodBadBugs They are not designed]] [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard with that ability in mind.]] They are also fairly nimble and airborne, making swords very difficult to use.



** Any mission in ''Verdict Day'' that involve [[GoddamnBats Autonomous arms]]. Unless you have scanned all the arms before hand and prepared for such, you will have an arm that is resistant to your weaponry.
* 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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** Any mission in ''Verdict Day'' that involve [[GoddamnBats [[GoddamnedBats Autonomous arms]]. Unless you have scanned all the arms before hand and prepared for such, you will have an arm that is resistant to your weaponry.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As far as this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09L_WZQr9Nc&feature=related trailer]] is concerned, the PolygonCeiling doesn't exist.
26th Sep '17 2:09:10 AM LucaEarlgrey
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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. Creator/{{Ubisoft}} then snatched up Armored Core for Answer, but it failed to meet expectations as well. Are you noticing a pattern yet?
** It would help if they could advertise for it a little more...
** 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.
*** Armored Core 5 is now being localized by Namco Bandai.
** In a reverse example, if any comments on Niconico are to go by, Japanese players laughed at the inept translation errors that was abound in Armored Core: for Answer, but they absolutely in love with the full range of English voice cast, whether it's GA rep's hammy voice, to Shamir Ravi Ravi's murderous voice, and of course, the various accents that Canis, Dario Empio and Do Su employed. They don't even seem to be bothered by the massive change in voice type that Ay-Pool has.
23rd Sep '17 11:38:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ShoutOut: Wynne D. Fanchon is almost certainly one to {{Xanth}}.

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* ShoutOut: Wynne D. Fanchon is almost certainly one to {{Xanth}}.Literature/{{Xanth}}.
13th Sep '17 3:02:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** 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 VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, 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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** 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 VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, [=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.
13th Sep '17 2:56:56 PM TypeProton
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** The opening cinematics for every game are usually pretty jaw-dropping for the time they were released, and, arguably starting with VideoGame/ArmoredCore3, continue to look awesome to this day.

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** The opening cinematics for every game are usually pretty jaw-dropping for the time they were released, and, arguably starting with VideoGame/ArmoredCore3, ''Armored Core 3'', continue to look awesome to this day.
13th Sep '17 2:56:21 PM TypeProton
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** The opening cinematics for every game are usually pretty jaw-dropping for the time they were released, and, arguably starting with VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, continue to look awesome to this day.

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** The opening cinematics for every game are usually pretty jaw-dropping for the time they were released, and, arguably starting with VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, VideoGame/ArmoredCore3, continue to look awesome to this day.
31st Aug '17 3:17:15 PM HalcyonDayz
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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 ''Literature/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 [=AC4=] and FA is [[NoNameGiven Unknown]], AKA, "U.N. Owen", the alias of the murderer in ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', which serves as the title of the final chapter of the game.



** In ''AC4'' and ''For Answer'', Grenade Launchers come into this territory (doing huge damage and area damage, only slightly less useful against the faster enemies), and blades do wicked damage against arms forts.

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** In ''AC4'' ''[=AC4=]'' and ''For Answer'', Grenade Launchers come into this territory (doing huge damage and area damage, only slightly less useful against the faster enemies), and blades do wicked damage against arms forts.
31st Aug '17 3:15:46 PM HalcyonDayz
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** 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 VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, 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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** Let's see... Stinger from Project Phantasma, The Frighteners from AC2, [=AC2=], the Massive MT and the {{Bonus Boss}}es from Another Age, Leviathan and Ofanim from VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, 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.
31st Aug '17 3:06:21 PM HalcyonDayz
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** 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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** Let's see... Stinger from Project Phantasma, The Frighteners from [=AC2=], AC2, the Massive MT and the {{Bonus Boss}}es from Another Age, Leviathan and Ofanim from [=AC3=], VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, 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.



** The opening cinematics for every game are usually pretty jaw-dropping for the time they were released, and, arguably starting with AC3, continue to look awesome to this day.

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** The opening cinematics for every game are usually pretty jaw-dropping for the time they were released, and, arguably starting with AC3, VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, continue to look awesome to this day.
8th Aug '17 4:06:43 PM arrgh
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** The opening cinematics for every game are usually pretty jaw-dropping for the time they were released, and, arguably starting with AC3, continue to look awesome to this day.
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