I am a huge AC fan and after playing AC4 I was discussed with the crappy PA system they stuck in the game and the fact that you had to balancing out your AC weight? what the hell where they thinking. putting those two systems in degraded the game from AC: Last Raven.
Please for the love of AC fans, leave those two elements out of the game. They are most worthless elements ever put into the game series. But leave in the full customization of ACs and put back the Armor Damage feature from Last Raven. ADD new parts, weapons, and Cores.
also one suggestion, try to add two handed weapons like assault rifles, sniper rifles, SMGs, etc. Its just something I would look forward too in the game.
Ubisoft has nothing to do with whats in the game and also theirs nothing wrong with PA and how the weight is done. All I ask out of Ubisofts is please stay on top of the regulations and don't favor 360 over PS3.
The biggest reason why I do not like the PA system cause it makes it like every other mech game, mechs with shields unstoppable ACs the PA shield system makes the game seem like a scifi game and as far as I remember AC wasn't an extreme scifi game with shields and stuff.
As far as I remember the game was some what modern or should I say less extreme with going all out, what I mean is if you run the entire series with out having a stupid Shield system(The game was great that way) why all of a sudden give mechs stuff like that it makes no sense, plus you lower the armor on the ACs when that shield system is off? what gives, thats like saying that the ACs before where better than the ones now!! I know some people don't have the same opinions as I do, but come on why do that? Giving mechs shields big laser guns that blow up cities and whatever else you could think of that is very Gundam Wing related(no offense to Gundam fans).
It seems that they are pushing this game the wrong way, adding this new balance thing is awful cause now it slows down my speed to maneuver from left to right?(dont see why they add that now!!) I say that whoever changed their idea at From Software needs to stop with this PA and other bogus systems they stick in, the original idea was fine.
Was pretty cool till they add shields, I'm sure a lot of AC fans do not like some of the new ideas and some that do. I'm just laying it out there for the fans who don't.
Plus I still think that Last Raven will beat this game still by a long shot, indeed the graphics look impressive but I'm sure its the same bad game play as AC4.
I'm not trying to make you agree with my opinions I'm just trying to be heard.
i think the thing you missing is that, armored core has ALWAYS been based off the popular mecha, anime or game at its time of release. so if force fields and shields are whats in at the moment, then so be it. what armored core is doing is the samething they've always been doing. Giving you the option to control/customize that feature or YOUR mecha.
you have no idea how hard it is to please EVERYONE ( why dont you try it ) because what one person wants, another person may hate or despise it.
a good example is that some people dont want AC to feel like another ZOE game. but those of us who actually like ZOE can build an AC to perform just like an orbital frame.
i think PA was a necisary/relieving feature compared to the tramatizing heat issue we had in AC nx-lr. but in addition. some of the weapons in AC4 alone are so powerful that it would take having a forcefield to protech your ac from the damage it should actually recieve.
( honestly a light wieght AC shouldnt still stand after a direct grenade blast. so the only way to justify that is to add some sort of forcefield facter, wich how ever laughable, is still justified. in addition we are talking about a JAPANESE based game. in wich MOST/ALL mecha/robotic anime is based out of japan. something you dislike is showing up in a MAJORITY of the current mecha/anime. why wouldnt it also show up in a mecha type game. if you dont like where its going then atleast you have a heads up, and can choose NOT to purchase this game. but keep in mind. ranting/complaing/hating on an AC game in an AC based forum is a badd idea. like driving AGAINST the traffic and yelling at everyone for NOT getting out of YOUR way. metaphoricly speakeing. )
true, but how else am I going to get a post out there to get to the gaming community to change their idea of what they are doing to a series. If you have another way, without someone ignoring a post I'd be glad to know. As far as I know this is being ignored but, for future information for other people that have problems with a known series, tell me how am I going to get my voice across a company. As far as some people know most gaming companies ignore e-mails and give you a default response. I know some companies look over their e-mails. But as far as I'm concerned trying to state something on a blog or forums site, usually most checked by game designers or publishers and users. Another thing is I have no clue how to get a hold of Form Software without going through Japaneses text and foreign languages.
IF the company can give me some information on how to contact them with out having the public dis on thread that is trying to reason or give a suggestion on how to build the game, please do tell me for further references and for others that may not like this new change to a game or this one.
PS. I had no problems with heat management, if players want to play a game like zoe, then play zoe, don't go and ruin a good series. Plus i don't think PA was necessary due to the fact that most weapons could be dodged and avoided. I still see no reason to stick in a PA system except for the online game play.
I just didm't get how the whole balancing thing worked.
But AS for the PA, Ya should check the demo cuz the way it works has been greatly improved!
the pa system would have been cool ... IF they made it like it SEEMED to be in the 2nd E3 trailer.
Were it appeared NOT to be on all the time & required your mech to stop and transfer ALL it EN into it?
To tell you the truth what they should do is have 2 armor types PA or AP, players with AP have no accessibility to the PA shield system, but have access to the external and internal uses like in Armored Core: Last Raven. PA system would be the same like in AC4 but have all the new features. Thus giving a player a choice to play classic or PA. Plus if you are putting in classic you should have the damage system like in Last Raven, so that the game doesn't feel like its a down grade and makes it into an upgrade combining the two systems. Plus if you are playing classic remove the weight balancing, cause that would just ruin the whole positive negative effects on what type of core and style you play.
why didn't you like the balancing of the weight?
i found it great, they managed to add yet another customization wich in turn made the series even more realistic.
ok the shields may be a little overpowered
but if you don't like it, don't play it?
it's really selfish trying to voice over to the creators that added features are rubbish.
they put hard work in it, not you.
you can always give out pointers and
well selfish is a wrong choice of words. but i hope you get they won't listen to you even if you tried.
Actual, that aint half a bad idea ATALL!
But then they should make the damage to the AP like it would be when your PA is down?
YOu know to keep it realistic?
AND NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT, I ALSO want them to have body parts flying off again when they get SHOT! I mean hello!
Its like not putting any MACHINE GUN back weapons in AC4!
ITS NOT rocket SCIENCE!!!
WE LOVE IT! BRING IT BACK!!!
... it really THAT simple!
OH ya know what WILL cool!
Is if you start OF as a normal!
And then ya gotta work your way up though a series of missions!
And then ya for one of your final missions as a normal ya gotta destroy a NEXT!!
And then ya get to do missions as a NEXT! ( or a normal ... if ya have that much confidince )
Cuz honestly I miss my old normal
The nexts are cool and all but they lack the variaty & AC feel!
I mean if they do it like this they cater for ALL our needs AND we'll probably be able to get that GOOD OLD AC feel BACK!
And I mean this will even open up the way to cool new online modes ... like a hero based one
Where its say a fairly big amount of normals VS. 1 NEXT!
And the every 1 gets a turn to pilot a next!
BUT MOST importantly I just wish the normals in the game would ACTUALY LOOK AND REACT like dam NORMALS!!!
I mean is it that hard to just import one of the old AIs and use it for all the normals?!
I mean cumon! In the 4 answer demo the things were just SITTING there!!!!
and when I got close they made NO attempt to move away or even just use a blade!
NOT even a single one in the whole of ac 4!!!
I mean just get a few models form ac 1
Maybe polish em a bit and then USE nine breaker's AI for ALL OF EM!
NOW THAT WILL BE FUN!!!