Canadian Online Gamers - "Needless to say, it has been quite some time since I had a smile on my face while playing a mech game. I still recall all those nights online playing “Mech Assault” on the original Xbox with the gang. We would have a blast as we would march our mechs onto the battlefield and hammer away at each other. Not to mention, my subwoofer would get a workout with all those thunderous sounds of the mechs firing missile attack after missile attack resulting in explosion after explosion. Since then the mech gaming genre has been on a steady decline. Well, at least it seems that way for me as I have never been able to recapture that same feeling I had so many years ago. Along comes Armored Core V at a time when the mech game genre could use a jolt of energy. Does Armored Core V put mech games back on the map and smile on my face? Unfortunately for me, not really; however, fans of the previous Armored Core games will still find plenty redeeming qualities in this latest game in the franchise"