Sep 102009
 
Armored Core Portable Controls 02

One of FROM’s biggest hurdles in converting their PS2 Armored Core titles to the PSP was the control scheme. The inherent difference in the number of buttons on the dual shock and the PSP meant that the controls simply couldn’t be the same. This is evidenced by how FROM’s first portable Armored Core game, Formula Front, was initially an AI arena only. FROM eventually did implement player control, but with automated vertical aiming due to the absence of the L2 and R2 buttons on the PSP. This made for what enthusiasts considered a dumbed down Armored Core experience.

With the release of Armored Core 3 Portable and the announcement of Silent Line Portable, many players wondered how FROM would work around this button handicap. The image below shows how they decided to lay out the default controls.

acpcontrols Armored Core Portable Controls

The AC Portable control scheme seems to demand even more finger gymnastics than its PS2 counterpart


It’ll be interesting to see how these changes will affect playstyles and even AC designs.

[via Armoredcore.net]

  • http://www.ravenrepublic.net Lord Leperman

    My left arm is gonna die from that setup. I really wish there’s support for a PS3 controller for controls in the coming editions much like how Resistance: Retribution gives you an option to use the PS3 controller. That or go for a homebrew app that remaps the controls to a USB or PS3 controller that Mix mentioned a while back.

  • Lord_Leperman

    My left arm is gonna die from that setup. I really wish there’s support for a PS3 controller for controls in the coming editions much like how Resistance: Retribution gives you an option to use the PS3 controller. That or go for a homebrew app that remaps the controls to a USB or PS3 controller that Mix mentioned a while back.

  • Aruren

    Holy crap that’s hard.

  • Goat

    I used to have a control scheme quite similar to this, so I’m quite familiar with it. :D

  • http://ravenrepublic.net NiX

    We’ll need to buy those PSP speakers with legs. -_-

  • Aruren

    Holy crap that’s hard.

  • Goat

    I used to have a control scheme quite similar to this, so I’m quite familiar with it. :D

  • NiX

    We’ll need to buy those PSP speakers with legs. -_-

  • http://ravenrepublic.net/ Grim

    This YouTube video has a tutorial on the description, but I can’t test it out yet, cuz it’s not yet freaking Saturday. X_x

  • ardjin

    shit >_<

  • http://ravenrepublic.net/ Grim

    This YouTube video has a tutorial on the description, but I can’t test it out yet, cuz it’s not yet freaking Saturday. X_x

  • ardjin

    shit >_<

  • AC Fanatic

    Grabeng controls ito Nosebleed.

  • Sacrilege

    Wow well i guess nothing beats the AC4 and ACFA controls

  • http://aboutlifting.com/ Ironthumb

    Sinabvi nyo pa!
    TANGNA tapos sira pa analog ko badtrip!
    Nga pala pina dload ko parehas yung SL at LR
    Ano ba bonus pag nag convert ka?