Is Armored Core 6 (AC6) a Souls-Like? – Answered

Is this more Dark Souls than Armored Core?

As FromSoftware has continued to grow, they’ve been quickly recognized for one thing in particular; their ability to create punishing, yet rewarding games in the Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and Elden Ring franchises. Now that Armored Core 6 is on the market, fans who are eager to pick this up may be wondering if FromSoftware has gone away from its original mission-based structure in favor of a more Souls-Like approach, or if their favorite Mech Franchise has stuck to its guns and stayed true to itself. Let’s dive in and find out.

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Is Armored Core 6 Considered A Souls-Like?

For fans that have grown to know and love the Armored Core franchise for being brutally difficult when it needs to be, all while providing high-flying action and plenty of customization, things haven’t changed here at all. While some fans may have been hoping for more of a Souls-Like approach to things, this is Armored Core through and through.

You’ll need to customize your mech before taking part in different Sorties, set in a variety of different stages and worlds that will change with your destruction. While some missions may only take a few minutes to beat, a powerful boss will come your way and humble you quickly. You won’t need to worry about exploring an open world, or even an open-zoned environment here.

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Once you have finished a mission, you’re returned to the garage, where you can spend your hard-earned Coam to upgrade your mech even further. Or, if you followed our Coam farming guide, you’ll have plenty of cash to upgrade your AC rather quickly, giving you a bit of an advantage in battle.

So, if you’re craving a classic Armored Core experience, then Armored Core 6 will deliver it in spades. It’s a great addition to the franchise and builds upon what made the previous entries in the franchise fantastic, all while slapping on a new coat of paint. Be sure to check out our Armored Core 6 section below to find out some of the best early-game builds that can benefit your experience, and get ready for the action.

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As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. With an overwhelming obsession involving Metal Gear Solid and Pizza Tower, you know you're in for a wild ride when it comes to things he's writing about.