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Armored Core V UCR-10/A (and Grind Blade)


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Great Review as always, VF.

I hate chiming in on the negative, but I didn't like AC-V. AC-4 really spoiled us with its focus on high mobility, and coming back down to Earth in this one just didn't feel right. Not to mention, every machine part looked like the AC's got magnetized and fell into a scrap pile.

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Posted by Rob on 30 December, 2012 - 17:18
I like some of the stuff ACV

I like some of the stuff ACV did like every machine having a built in melee attack and some of the basic concepts. Hopefully they can fix it up in an expansion or at least ditch the heavy online component.

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Posted by VF5SS on 30 December, 2012 - 18:49
This is...not easy on the

This is...not easy on the eyes. I get the modular aspect of the AC series, but this is just so incohesive, especially with the grind blade added. I appreciate the added information about the blade, because actively on fire is probably how I would describe the design of this release. Plus, going only by this guy and Hanged Man, it looks to me that the ACV mechs are always in a constant state of pooping.

Unrelated to the figure--does AC-V move away from all the changes in 4? The sense of speed, scale and handling reminded me a lot more of how the A.C.E. series felt, and I was all the happier for it. My experience with Armored Core is mostly based on the PS2 games, Last Raven and Silent Line particularly, but the little that I played of 4 Answer was enough for me to think, 'hey, this feels really nice'.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 31 December, 2012 - 00:03
Yeah the game is definitely

Yeah the game is definitely on a smaller scale and slower paced. Check out a free battle

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Posted by VF5SS on 31 December, 2012 - 09:44
Armored Core

I like the look of this AC, even though it has completely different aesthetics than the ones we have seen in the previous game (I'm a fan of the AC White Glint).

After reading reviews of this toy (There are only a few of them found online, most just show pictures of the AC), I can tell that yours is the most complete and informative of them all. Thanks to you, I finally know what are the names and capabilities of the weapons that come with this set.

Too bad that the integration of the Grind Blade with the UCR 10/A it’s not too great, but it stills looks like a fearsome weapon even when it’s hanging on its back.

I’ll be getting both of them soon.

Thank you for a great review!

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Posted by mikespiegel on 2 January, 2013 - 09:56
The feet are swaped!

After seeing some pictures, watching videos of the game play of these set of legs and finally looking at the upcoming Kotobukiya kit, I have noticed that the core's feet are swapped.

The strangest thing is that they are all like this in the promotional material for this toy.

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Posted by mikespiegel on 25 January, 2013 - 00:41
I've almost managed to

I've almost managed to complete my SRC collection, baring a few of the more exotic repaints (no I really don't need a Black Reideen or a Gold Solar Aquarion to fall apart next to my regular Solar Aquarion). But so far I have managed to skip over both this guy and his rarer exclusive counterpart. Can anyone suggest to me a compelling reason to add this jumbled pile of parts to my otherwise colorful and graceful mecha collection? Because I gotta confess I am at a loss... Just looking at the pics I have trouble telling back from front and which way is upright for it? (Don't get me started on its lack of Rocket Punch or Boob Missiles! Granted it almost had me at "Six Flaming Chainsaws!" But it still looks too confusing.)

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Posted by faelon on 5 June, 2016 - 00:06
Think of it as an under-sized

Think of it as an under-sized and mislabeled Metal Build instead of an SRC.

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Posted by VF5SS on 6 June, 2016 - 07:18