Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Reviews
Armored Core 6 could have been anyone's game. A satisfactory title, but nothing more, not very pretty, although technically solid, and very repetitive. A game with an old-fashioned structure that leaves no room for immersion and that does not even seem to want to take the player into his world.
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Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is a powerful mech flying with faulty thrusters. A fast-paced action game loaded with thrilling dogfights and stimulating mech customization is dragged down by all too familiar FromSoftware quirks like illegible UI and a headache-inducing third-person camera. It’s not enough to fully spoil an exciting ride, but it does leave me wondering how far a good tune-up would have gone.
Armored Core 6 is the essence of a soft reboot. It has the unenviable task of drawing newcomers to a niche, sometimes overly challenging series without changing too much of what made fans like it to begin with. The result is a mixed experience that, while it has some shining moments of brilliance, feels a bit loose and never plays to its strengths.
An odd return to what has been a mostly mediocre series. It fixes multiple issues, mainly control-wise from the past titles, without adding much else. It isn’t great to look at, and while it can be fun to play its poor balance as you progress kills any joy to be found after not too long.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a good and enjoyable game for fans of the mecha genre, which offers challenging and memorable boss fights. But unfortunately, it is not able to improve or change some of the outdated mechanics and directions.
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With Armored Core VI, FromSoftware has demonstrated, yet again, that it has few peers when it comes to intelligent and thought-provoking action. You’ll need to be faster on the draw and quicker with the reactions to survive this game’s bullet ballet-like approach, but you’ll also need to be smart and precise, and there’s elegance to complement with the visceral sound of metal rending. Sadly, that’s all FromSoftware has delivered this time around, and for a company that has mastered the ability to give truly memorable context to its worlds, characters, and battles, the shallow hollowness of this experience is truly disappointing.
Armored Core 6 is the master form of the franchise and it is a glorious return indeed, from the fantastic boss fights that made me feel like it is a take on Zone of the enders with the souls difficulty and tons of customizability made it all worth it, but it is marred by frustrating design decisions and terrible camera angles during a lot of the boss fights
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Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon delivers exciting mech action and superb customization options, albeit with some annoying difficulty spikes and relatively drab maps.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon admirably weds satisfying combat with extensive mech customisation, with short missions letting you quickly experiment with new ideas and builds. However, once you've settled on an optimal loadout, it's those same quick-fire levels that begin to blunt the fun. The result is a game that can be just as enjoyable as it is frustrating. A littering of good boss fights and rock-solid performance on PS5 make it a worthwhile experience as a whole, but Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon won't go down as a classic in the same way other FromSoftware titles have for the past decade.
The long-awaited return of FromSoftware's mech-filled series, Armored Core 6 delivers on a lot of what fans will have been hoping and dreaming of. Building and customising mechs is engaging, missions are action-packed and it looks gorgeous, but it's undercut by swings in difficulty for boss fights and an all-too-familiar story.
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is a solid effort from FromSoftware. The problem is, we’ve come to expect a lot more than “solid” from this company. It does most things right and performs like a dream, but there’s an unmistakable sense that FromSoftware considered it less important than, say, Elden Ring and Bloodborne.
'Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon' is a top, high-class game. It sticks to its roots and does things a little differently than most contemporary games. The game is definitely not for everyone, but promises maximum enjoyment for those it appeals to.
Review in Dutch | Read full review
Armored Core 6 is a nice diversion from the Souls games for From Games. The return to modular mechs allows players to experiment with wildly different builds. Sadly, the game feels very unbalanced. It throws very hard bosses at you when you're unprepared and underpowered, while not challenging you enough when you finally reach enough freedom to build an AC to suit your style.
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At the end of the evaluation, Armored Core VI may stand as the best at what it does in its particular arena, but that’s largely due to a lack of stiff competition. From could have assembled something truly S ranked here, but didn’t.
Armored Core VI is action packed and has great pacing yet the polishing is nowhere to be found. It’s basically a PS4 game with the same old mechanics of a PS3 era game. I love the atmosphere and story yet the visuals looks very old and characters are dull as hell. It’s a good comeback but not as grand as we expect from From Software standarts.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
From Software returns to the Armored Core saga with an effective and entertaining sixth chapter. Its combat system is dynamic and satisfying, while the narrative leaves something to be desired as it lacks bite. Regardless, it remains a must-have title for all mecha fans and is considered an excellent action game.
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Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon is one of From Software's best games. It succeeded in most of its aspects and provided addictive gameplay, fun missions within a beautiful story. It is a good step to expand the horizon of games that the studio produced in the last decade, and I think it fits gamers who loves this Studio and are looking for a game that offers a fun challenge.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
FromSoftware did not disappoint at revitalizing the Armored Core series with Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, a title that superbly balances the parts and loadout of a fantastic Armored Core game while injecting the studio’s now-well-known specialty.
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is a captivating mech combat simulation that will engage you with its immensely enjoyable gameplay while also frustrating you with its challenging difficulty and frequent deaths.
Armored Core VI is not the usual FromSoftware jazz but it’s still not going to take it easy on you. From its deep layers of customisation, its huge amount of missions and the surprising amount of variety within them, and the wonderful free-flowing, fast-paced movement, this game stands apart as a fresh-start for their forgotten franchise and a throwback to their glory days. Fires of Rubicon is a showcase of a developer at the peak of their powers, able to switch up things to great effect and still manage to deliver a high standard of quality.