Armored Core: for Answer

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Armored Core: for Answer
General Information
Console XBox 360 & PlayStation 3
NA Publisher Ubisoft
NA Release Date September 16th, 2008
AC Game Engine 4th Generation
AC Story Arc 3rd Era
Predecessor AC4
Successor ACV
ACU Rating 3 / 5

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Description

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Story

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Major Characters

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Organizations

  • The League -
  • Collared -
  • Government Agency - A major superpower that regulates the corporations to protect the welfare of the populace.
  • Major Company - A company that produces AC parts and is trying to take over the world.
  • Line Ark - Seeks to free the world from Corporations, but ultimately fails.
  • Minor Company - The people who probably make the best parts in the game.

People

  • Protagonist - The player character. There is no background whatsoever. This is just you.
  • Kasumi Sumika - Originally a pilot in AC4, she now works as an Operator for you, the protagonist.
  • White-Glint - The protagonist from AC4, accompanied by his original Operator, Fiona Jarnefeldt, who is now working for Line Ark.
  • Fiona Jarnefeldt - The protagonist's Operator from AC4 returns to help the same person, now White-Glint, and works with him with Line Ark.
  • Random AC Pilot - Why should he be mentioned in this article?

Gameplay

As an expansion of Armored Core 4, the core gameplay mechanics remain largely unchanged, baring a few key differences.

Assault Armor is a new feature offered by new Overed Booster parts. It is initiated by pushing the OB button at the same time as both Weapon Switch buttons, which causes your Primal Armor to explode outwards, damaging everything around your NEXT, as well as drain any other NEXT's PA just outside of the damage zone. It can only be used while your Primal Armor is active, and you have an AA OB part equipped.

The overall speed of the game has been greatly increased. While the game still runs smoothly in single player and LAN, it is common online to have issues with hit detection due to the latency and resulting desynchronization. Because of this, weapons which are theoretically powerful in a lag-free environment, are often overlooked by the online community because their hit registration is unreliable.[Original Research?]

The library of parts has been expanded, as with every other Armored Core sequel, but at what some would say is an unfortunate cost[Neutrality disputed.]. While regulation updates are meant to balance part parameters and even the gameplay in general, balance conflicts between parts still remain, resulting in some parts which are entirely superior to others. Many of the generators in Regulation 1.40, for example, are hardly ever used in competitive multiplayer due to their massive load cost without a significant benefit in EN or KP output.


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Mechanics

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Missions

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A complete list of missions for for Answer is available here: Full Mission List

Arena

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A complete list of arena combatants for for Answer is available here: Full Arena List

Parts

Parts Per Category
Head 21
Core 16
Arms 28
Legs 31
FCS 13
Generator 14
Main Booster 14
Back Booster 9
Side Booster 12
Over Booster 14
Arm Unit 69
Back Unit 62
Extension 21
Stabilizers 137

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A complete list of parts for for Answer is available here: Full Part List

Intro Video

References

1. Armored Core: for Answer - ACU Community Rating, Review, and General Discussion Topic
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