Armored Core VI is tough sufficient should you’re enjoying it the correct approach, however have you ever thought of attempting to beat each boss with out weapons, laser swords, or rocket launchers? That’s what Twitch streamer ZeroLenny simply did in what he’s billed as one in every of his least-fun stunt runs ever: He managed to beat the sport utilizing mech fisticuffs and nothing else.
For those who’ve ever run out of ammo for one in every of your weapons whereas enjoying Armored Core VI, you’ve most likely seen that you simply’ll mechanically ditch the weapon and simply begin punching as an alternative. You possibly can in actual fact go into battle with none weapons in any respect and simply punch enemies till they explode.
In some cases, punching may even be a bit of OP, as consumer Dynoexe demonstrated in a clip that blew up on the Armored Core subreddit yesterday. Punching does respectable injury, has a fast cooldown, pulls you towards the enemy, and might even stunlock them for a bit should you get the correct circulation down. Whereas not beneficial in opposition to human opponents on-line, it could fully throw AI enemies off their recreation.
Enter ZeroLenny (by way of Eurogamer) who determined to try to take down each boss this manner and doc it in a video. Utilizing solely the assault cost kick and weapon-less arms, he managed to ultimately beat the sport, although it was clearly a slog. The tutorial helicopter boss was a ache as a result of he couldn’t manually ditch his weapons and needed to rely solely on his cost kick. However after that, ZeroLenny rapidly settled on a quad-leg construct to maximise the kick effectiveness and aerial maneuverability.
Infamously powerful boss Balteus wasn’t even that huge of a chore. It was truly the Cleaner, an enormous lava spewing avenue sweeper, that introduced extra of a nuisance because of the awkwardly positioned weak spot and harmful short-range swipes. Unsurprisingly, CEL 240 ended up being the hardest encounter merely due to its mobility and second-phase well being bar. Even on a number of playthroughs that struggle continues to be a ache, and I can’t think about it with out long-range, high-impact missiles to simply stagger it.
“Is that this run laborious?” ZeroLenny stated close to the top of his video. “Sure oh fucking god sure it’s.” Whereas the Ice Worm and CEL 240 had been the most important challenges, he famous that Core vs. Core fights are literally very simple thanks largely to having the ability to pin similarly-sized opponents into corners like they’re in a boxing ring. So should you’re struggling in opposition to the late-game Cinder Carla struggle, for instance, possibly give it a attempt. The great thing about Armored Core VI is all about experimentation, in spite of everything.