When I do these write-ups for games, Im not previewing the game. I just thought Id put that out there just in case. What Im doing is gathering up as much info as I can, drafting it all into a blog post and then editing it before posting it here for you guys to feast on. While this information is available elsewhere, I hope the fact Ive brought it all together into one place is helpful enough. Theres no need for thanks, a bowl of Ramen would do instead!
Today's game is going to be Earth Defense Force 2025, so before I begin I know there's something we all need to get outta our system -
EDF! EDF! EDF!
All done? Good. Since D3 came along and announced that an EDF game was in the works for the Ps4, Ive gone into a low-level hype mode. The unusual thing there is that I dont usually get hyped at all. What about GTAV? pffft. While Im interested in giving it a go Im not hyped whereby I have it preordered or Im gonna camp outside a store at midnight to buy a copy at launch. EDF on Ps4? OMG! OMG! SO FRAKKIN AWESOME! Yep, that's my gaming habits in a nut-shell. Since the annoncement Ive been playing EDF: Insect Arnageddon again on Steam (bought it for £3.49 in the summer Steam sale!) and itching at the thought of buying EDF 2017 Portable on the Vita (I hope enough content has been added seen as its still £23.99) I decided last night after gunning down a huge robotic daddy long legs that Id have a look into EDF 2025 for the blog seen as its still a few months away from release. SO here geos....
Wikipedia page is pretty much it, literally -
The Earth Defense Force, a unified multinational military sponsored by nearly every country, is founded after detecting an impending alien visit in case the aliens prove to be hostile. In the year 2017, that proved to be true and the EDF fought against the Ravagers, an alien race that attacked Earth with giant insect-like creatures, UFOs, robots, and gigantic, 120 foot tall lizard-like creatures. Eight years after defeating the last Ravager in Arizona, they attack again with new creatures, evolved from their underground nest. Among them is the Retiarius, a spider-like creature which makes gigantic spider-webs, and giant bees. In the year 2025, the EDF must protect the Earth again from the alien invaders.
- Improved graphics engine
- Offline co-op (2) Online co-op (4)
- 4 Character classes with unique abilities & weapons
- 13 Vehicles in total to use
- 19 different ravager types
- Random Loot system
- Destructible enviroments
- 5 Difficulty levels
- 50+ levels to complete.
So you haven't played EDF before? Then check this Gameplay footage and have a peek at an E3 interview by Co-Optimus and then return here suitably hyped! Personally I cant wait for its release in the west on the 4th February. I could import & play the Japanese version on Ps3 right now (Ive played EDF Portable 2 on PsP in Japanese, so it is doable) but I think Ill wait as Ive a few games I need to finish up as it is. I find the EDF series to be one of the most enjoyable Japanese niche series on the market and when 2025 arrives n the west next year, I hope you'll be joining me for a bug-hunt!