Armored Core: Project Phantasma Reviews (PlayStation)

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Armored Core: Project Phantasma is hands down the reigning champ of mech-style games for the Playstation. It ends up being the perfect sequel to the original AC game...the graphics are a bit nicer, the sound is a notch up in the right direction and the gameplay and control are as flawless as the initial title. I found the missions to be absorbing and in some cases downright challenging! The missions do a good job in combining all out attack and warfare, with some not so easy puzzles thrown in to keep you off balance a bit. This is another fine effort brought to you by From Software and deserves a spin in your PSX.
PSX Nation (Oct 07, 1998)
Armored Core: Project Phantasma is a must buy for fans of the original. For other gamers it may be fun enough to warrant a purchase. If you like mission based mech combat this is your cup of tea. If you are like me and the mission stuff is too serious the arena mode of Project Phantasma could draw you in. Project Phantasma is hands down the best mech game for the PSX.
Joypad (Feb, 1998)
Un jeu plutôt complet qui semble s'adresser surtout aux fans, les vrais.
IGN (Oct 19, 1998)
Armored Core Project Phantasma is not a high-key PlayStation title, but it's a fun action title in the same vein as a slower-paced version of Virtual On, especially in two-player mode.
Other than new levels, new parts, new songs, and the other obvious changes, Armored Core: Project Phantasma is really just Armored Core 1.5. That's ok, really, but I can't highly reccomend that people go and pay $50 for a game that, in essence, they already bought. However, big fans of the original will love all of the new options, and will love the whole new game to play through. This probably won't make it to the states, so try to grab an import copy if you're a fan of the series. You won't be disappointed.
For fans of the original, Project Phantasma is a great addition with all new weapons, missions, and story, a tournament mode, and the ability to import robots from the first version of the game. If you like robot-based action, strategy, and a touch of resource management than give Armored Core: Project Phantasma the go around.
GameSpot (Dec 18, 1997)
Instead of being a full-blown sequel, From Software's Armored Core: Project Phantasma is the closest thing to an add-on pack the Sony PlayStation has ever seen. On the PC side, add-on packs are fairly popular because folks can get new missions, enemies, and options for their favorite games, without having to wait out the basic one- to two-year development cycle. Sure, the graphics, controls, and gameplay are basically the same, but add-ons provide what everyone essentially wants from a good game: more.