Now here's a futuristic war simulation you can sink your teeth into. The graphics are beautiful. It's obvious that someone put some work into creating the levels. Not only are they captivating, they each present different play dynamics. As for the war machine you pilot, or "Armored Core
," as they call it, they are very nice looking. And, if you don't like the look of the AC you are commanding, you can take it to the garage and change its color scheme. There are extensive options in the way of appearances. You can customize the colors yourself (choosing custom colors for several sections of each part of your AC), or choose from one of the many preset paint schemes. You can even draw your own logo emblem for your AC... either from scratch, or by modifying one of the selectable preset emblems (or you could just adopt one of the presets... some are quite nice as is). The music is a quick-paced fury of a soundtrack, designed to keep the blood (or would that be oil?) pumping. However, if you have a sound system with good bass response, you may opt to turn the music off, max the sound effects, and crank it up. In testing Armored Core: Project Phantasma
, I tried it with BSG Labs' Intensor
set as I just described, and the thud of each heavy metal step combined with the pulse of every energy weapon volley created a feeling that was music to my ears... and the rest of me as well.