Armored Core: Verdict Day

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Armored Core: Verdict Day
Armored Core Verdict Day cover.jpg
Developer(s) FromSoftware
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
  • JP: FromSoftware
Producer(s) Toshifumi Nabeshiba[1]
Composer(s) Kota Hoshino
Yuka Kitamura
Series Armored Core
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release
  • NA: September 24, 2013
  • JP: September 26, 2013
  • AU: September 26, 2013
  • EU: September 27, 2013
Genre(s) Third-person shooter, real-time strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Armored Core: Verdict Day (アーマード・コア ヴァーディクトデイ, Āmādo Koa Vādikuto Dei) is a mech action game developed by FromSoftware for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the 15th installment in the Armored Core series,[2] and was released worldwide in September 2013.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

The storyline is set in a future world wherein three factions are fighting over natural resources. In online multiplayer mode, which is the main focus of the game,[4] players select a faction and battle players from the others, either in teams or by forming their own team of artificial intelligence-driven mechs. Mechs can be customized with different weapons and skills, and the behavior of AI mechs can be customized as well. The persistent world is reset when one faction dominates the others or when the season ends.[2][5][6]

Story[edit]

Setting[edit]

Verdict Day is set 100 years after the events of Armored Core V. The contamination that isolated humanity has begun to subside, allowing humans to return to more of the world. The discovery of high-tech Towers once hidden by the contamination has ignited a new "Verdict War" between three different factions. The three factions now controlling the world wage war against each other for world dominance and for control of the mysterious "Towers" once hidden by the contamination. Adding to the conflict is a mysterious group known as "the Reaper Squad", as well as the usage of Unmanned Armored Cores (UNACs).

The game follows the story of an unnamed mercenary AC pilot's exploits during the eve of what would come to be known as "the Verdict War". With the assistance of mercenaries Magnolia "Maggy" Curtis and codename: "Fatman", they accept assignments on behalf of the factions, before entering into conflict with the Reaper Squad.[7]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic66% (PS3)[8]
65% (X360)[9]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer8/10[10]
GameSpot6/10[11]
GamesRadar+3/5 stars[12]
IGN7.6/10[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiader, Keith (11 April 2013). "Remember Chromehounds? Here's Armored Core: Verdict Day - Destructoid". Destructoid. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Hillier, Brenna (25 February 2013). "Armored Core: Verdict Day headed west". videogaming247. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Lorentzen, Jon Cato (16 April 2013). "Er du glad i japanske kjemperoboter? - ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY" [Do you like Japanese giant robots? - ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY] (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Armored Core: Verdict Day Has 56 Maps, World Resets Each Season". Siliconera. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ Gueed (11 March 2013). "4Gamer.net ― 「ARMORED CORE VERDICT DAY」,3勢力がエリアを争奪するシーズン制のオンラインマルチコンテンツ「ワールドモード」の情報が明らかに". 4Gamer. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Armored Core® - Verdict Day". Armoredcoregame.com. Retrieved 2013-12-23. Command a squadron of fully customized Armored Core Units in a dystopian future ravaged by war and stripped of its natural resources; The last remaining resources needed for the survival of your faction are scavenged and bitterly fought for in the No Man’s Land, a bleak landscape that offers little hope for survival. Enlist into one of the various in-game factions and strategically adapt your weapon systems to wrestle control of territories away from other players and establish a much needed peace. 
  7. ^ "Armored Core: Verdict Day". Metacritic. 
  8. ^ "Armored Core: Verdict Day". Metacritic. 
  9. ^ "Armored Core: Verdict Day review". Eurogamer.net. 24 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Nathan Meunier. "Armored Core: Verdict Day Review". GameSpot. 
  11. ^ Kathryn_Bailey (30 September 2013). "Armored Core: Verdict Day review". GamesRadar+. 
  12. ^ "Armored Core: Verdict Day Review". IGN. 

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