Friday, July 20, 2012

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon game review

Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon cover art

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Game Review!

 EDF: Insect Armageddon
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
Multiplayer: 3 player online coop, 6 player survival mode

Game Play

  Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a 3rd person shooter from D3 Publisher. This game features 4 different classes to choose from (Heavy, Soldier, Engineer, and Flight/Recon), a large selection of weapons to find, and all armors will level up from play. The game has a decent story, although it is a rather short story, but allows for multiple playthroughs, and offers a remix campaign, which changes the enemies on missions to allow for more variety, and you must play the game on tougher difficulties to unlock everything in the game and get the true ending.

Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon Gameplay
   The combat in this game is definitely a lot of fun, as it is action packed, and you face large enemies of insects and robots. As you play the game you will receive weapon packs, which will unlock once you complete the mission, and they are random, but you get stronger weapons on higher difficulty settings. Also of note, is that your armors will receive experience points and will level up to a maximum of 8, and you will unlock better upgrades and skills for your armor.

Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon Split screen gameplayer
  Each armor in the game is unique and have their own skills and weapons to unlock. The heavy armor is about high durability and weapons with large blasts and big rates of fire, plus skills such as electric shield, and an energy explosion. The soldier is the normal set up, but has really nice assault rifles and is quick on his feet. The Technician/Engineer, has skills based on setting up sentries, radar, and mines, which is a great asset to the team. Finally the flight/recon armor is unique in that this unit can fly, and uses highly advanced weapons which are plasma/energy based, plus I love the sniper rifles that this armor brings with it.

Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon Daddy Long Legs robot
   The enemies in this game are huge, with some towering over buildings and smashing through them like nothing. You really do feel tiny against some of these massive enemies, and the game really does lay the scale of an invasion and your mission to try and stop this invasion. Thankfully though, if you don't have friends to do co-op with you and want to do single player, you do have 2 AI bots who will assist you in the fight, and will revive you if you fall and vice versa.  Some missions have tanks and turrets you can use in your mission, which, unfortunately, do not last as long as one would like under heavy fire.

Earth Defense Force trooper Hector robot Insect Armageddon

    Overall though, despite the short story, compared to EDF 2017, which has 50 or so missions, this game is significantly shorter in story, but however, when this game was first releashed, it was only 40$ brand new instead of 60$, which makes purchasing it better.  Even with the short story, the action and combat, plus having up to 2 other friends for co-op, and 6 player survival mode, makes the game worth it, and the weapon collection and armor upgrades.  There is a lot of replay value in the game, and I recommendthisgame overall.



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