A subtle, atmospheric soundtrack fits Fires of Rubicon's bleak mood perfectly, while voice work is uniformly excellent, and the sound effects are suitably impactful.
Despite a few deliberately drab environments and a lot of grey, Armored Core VI looks superb, later levels featuring red and orange Coral-scorched skies. As for the mechs themselves, they look great, too.
It just wouldn't be a FromSoftware game without an uncompromising difficulty level to contend with, would it? Still, this is utterly intuitive stuff, the mobility of your AC and variety of weapons making each battle feel enormously rewarding.
A hefty single-player campaign with three different endings, solo mech vs. mech Arena showdowns, and the Nest online multiplayer mode will keep you playing for countless hours. There's nary a bum note here, save for difficulty spikes and one or two annoying missions.
As if AC6 wasn't already hard enough, the trophy list wants you to 'S' rank every mission, collect every single AC part, and beat all of the Arena showdowns. This one tough (and not particularly creative) list for only the most dedicated of AC pilots.