One very useful graphical element of Armored Core: Formula Front Extreme Battle is an easy to read chart that displays your AC's strength levels in various categories, such as Attack Power, Defense Power, Mobility, Engine Supply, Cooling and Rating versus Electronic Counter Measures, as well as your AC's overall Rating. These ratings are assigned a letter rank, which follow standard grading where 'A' is the highest and 'B' is the next highest, with the exception that there is actually a grade higher than 'A' - 'S', which is 'Superior'. The chart that I mentioned helps to display your AC's strengths with its surface area; the chart is a regular hexagon and there is a hexagonal polygonal shape whose corners indicate your AC's rating in one of the above-mentioned attributes. Your goal when building and tweaking your AC is to find a balance between maximizing the total area (which in turn directly increases your total AC rating) and specializing in specific aspects, such as Attack Power or Mobility. Certain enemies may require that you combine a special mix of high rating in a given attribute and A.I. that makes the best use of this attribute when building up your AC. This chart is available within the different building screens (such as Assembly or Parts Tune) by pressing the triangle button to switch your data view.
The sound effects are believable and the soundtracks are an appropriately up-tempo collection of songs that keep your blood pumping without attracting your attention away from the gameplay.