At 3/2/13 11:50 PM, BigBadtheBazz wrote:
@phobotech, I've been wanting to get into armored core for a long time, which one should I start with?
All the PS2 games are probably dirt cheap now. I wouldn't start with AC4 or ACFA for next gens because they're uber complicated compared to the older ones which would probably be a better intro to the series. I started on the first PSX games but if I had to choose a good game to play just to get the idea of how combat works, I'd pick Armored Core 3 or Last Raven. AC3 is probably the easiest one to understand in terms of story since Nexus, Nine-Breaker, and Last Raven happen afterwards.
AC4 and FA seemed like they were made for players who were already familiar with combat, movement, customization, and parts. I mean you could start with either of them, but the tutorial will probably seem unfinished and it might take a couple of hours of intense rage before you beat a certain mission... unless you like really tough challenges!
The AC PS2 games are hard but start you off slow. They teach you everything you need to know.
The AC PS3 games are hard and assume you know how to play. The tutorials are for only the new features.
Here's an image comparison of a single weapon in an earlier game (left) and a single weapon in the recent game (right).