Armored Core VI is the primary sport within the long-running mech motion collection to get a PC launch, and in its first weekend grew to become the second most-played FromSoftware sport ever on Steam at launch. Critics raved about it and followers have been elated to see the collection lastly return, however what are the Steam critiques saying about it?
Nice issues, largely. The sport already has over 20,000 critiques, with 84 % of them a thumbs up for an general ranking of “very constructive.” Not too dangerous for the most recent entry in a mech collection typically missed for being obtuse, cumbersome, and infrequently ugly. That’s in all probability as a result of Armored Core VI is difficult however approachable, and exquisite whereas nonetheless trying like a grim, grey mess of mechanical alienation. These Rubicon sunsets won’t quickly be forgotten.
Armored Core VI’s boss battles could be brutal although, and Steam reviewers love that, too. Quite a lot of them are coming from Darkish Souls in spite of everything, sickos for bonfires and i-frame dodge rolls that they’re, and nonetheless managed to seek out one thing to like within the mech-fest regardless of it having neither of these issues. And due to the trendy period of gaming by which we stay, there are a couple of critiques who’re simply grateful it’s’ not a buggy mess. “Thank god this can be a absolutely fleshed out, feature-complete, non-early-access, premium-currencyless, pop-culturally-absent FromSoft sport,” reads one assessment.
Not each Steam participant is onboard although. There have been people who nonetheless discovered Armored Core VI to be overly dreary and repetitive. Some long-time followers can’t stand the Darkish Souls-ificaiton of their beloved mech method. Different newcomers rage give up after the tutorial boss. A number of accuse the sport of requiring you to make use of particular builds to beat a few the boss fights as an alternative of having the ability to experiment or just “git gud.” “Okay at $20-30,” declared one of many extra adverse critiques. Heathens every one. Completely shaking my goddamn robotic head.
Right here’s what else Steam reviewers are saying concerning the newest “Recreation of the Yr” contender.