Armored Core is Armored Core. Neither From Software nor the mecha franchise's devoted many would have it otherwise.
From's labors are workmanlike, not artisan, but that too is fitting. Prerequisites: 1) a nimble, armored robot that 2) can take many custom forms in 3) exciting combat throughout a medley of environments.
Armored Core: For Answer, a mid-cycle import released in North America a mere six weeks after Ubisoft Entertainment announced its license to publish, tenders all three in greater and finer quantity than predecessor Armored Core 4. The game is a sincere expression of the Japanese gaming industry -- sustained by fidelity to genre.
Reviewer: Michael Ubaldi