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Updated 03-26-2012
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Armored Core V

There are many theories on why mech games died out. The question I have is "why are they coming back now?"

Perhaps these two issues are tied closer together than some may think. It’s a matter of innovation, I believe. With new concepts made possible through improved network and graphical ability, the once tired mech genre stands a chance to fight again with games like Hawken, MechWarrior Online, and Armored Core V.

After all, it seems throwing a mech into an FPS is the latest gimmick (see: Gears of War, Killzone, F.E.A.R.) Maybe people want a whole game based around that concept? After playing Armored Core V, I have to deduct that people will still be wanting that game.

To put it bluntly, this one just isn’t very good.

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