Weekly Game Music: Morning, Thinker (Armored Core series)

New week, new music.  Lets explore yet another genre I haven’t explored yet: mecha combat.  Here’s a remix of Silent Line: Armored Core and Armored Core 4 music, Morning, Thinker by Mattias Häggström Gerdt and Deia Vengen.  It’s an aggressive techno, best depicting the chaotic, yet strategical nature of piloting a bipedal tank.

The Armored Core series revolves around power-hungry corporations frequently throwing war at each other.  It seems only natural, then, that Silent Line: Armored Core begins after much destruction of the human population.  While humanity is slowly regaining its former glory, scouts discover a portion of the globe where seemingly all communications are lost.  You’re tasked to investigate this mysterious location, the Silent Line.

All Armored Core games revolves around customizing and experimenting with your mech, and putting your construction into practice.  As expected from a future war game, the walking tanks you create must gun through numerous vehicles, artillery, and other mechs.  Special in Silent Core, parts can be damaged individually, and retains its damage between sessions.  This requires the player to constantly replace its weapons and upgrades per session.

Silent Line: Armored Core was released on Playstation 2 in 2003.  It was later ported to the PSP in 2010.  Armored Core 4 was released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2007.

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