Armored Core V Gamescom spot crowds the market on apocalyptic robot-shooters

Yesterday we solicited your first impressions of Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, From Software's gritty action title which puts players at the frontline of a war fought between giant battle-robots and their human pilots in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. Today, for your consideration, is the Gamescom clip for Armored Core V, From Software's (completely unrelated) gritty action title which - see above.

Opinions on the Kinect title's clip were satisfyingly varied, from “unbelievably shitty” to “absolutely amazing.” This clip dials down the pathos from “mortifyingly melodramatic” to merely “embarrassingly melodramatic” and puts the focus on the  Armored Core series' fast-paced third-person action. If you could only play one grim From Software battle-mech title for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Armored Core V is set for an early 2012 release, four years after the series' last installment – Armored Core 4 spinoff Armored Core: For Answer. Neither of those titles set the world alight: we gave both games a 6, which was pretty typical of critics' reception for the games (though of course our comments were far more insightful and our hair was better). Looking forward to giving the series another chance?

Aug 17, 2011


  • therawski - August 18, 2011 11:50 p.m.

  • Chaoscoolperson - August 18, 2011 3:06 p.m.

    I've played armored core 4 but i didn't finish it. anyways I think it was a great game I loved the customizeable robots
  • inkyspot - August 18, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    I use to love armored Core, it's been a long while.
  • NanoElite666 - August 18, 2011 5:51 a.m.

    Aw yeah, gettin' time to get my an Armored Core fix again...
  • Deathdeisel - August 18, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    I dont understand why critics were so harsh on the armored core series, i played armored core 4, and dont get me wrong it was no 10, but i think it was at the very least a 7. Both me and my brother enjoyed it quite a bit, id say overall it took a 7.5. I think it could go well if they added a more in depth story, and a good graphics update.
  • archnite - August 18, 2011 12:42 a.m.

    Why not call it "Armored Core: Five Gum" its the game that changes as you play!

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