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Thousands of giant insects and aliens once again ravage the earth, and only the Earth Defense Force can stop them. Defend the city of New Detroit against an infestation bigger and meaner than ever before. Destroy these monsters at all costs, even if it means turning entire city blocks into rubble!
Enjoy raw arcade shooter satisfaction on a gigantic modern scale. Collect over 300 weapons: assault rifles, rocket launchers, energy weapons, sniper rifles, grenade launchers and more! Play with 4 upgradeable armor types: Jetpack, Battle, Tactical, and Trooper. Experience Massive replayability through arcade style scoring, tons of weapons to collect, and multiple difficulty levels in every game mode!
In addition, the game also features a six player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer. New Detroit’s giant bug problem is unavoidable, and mankind’s last hope lies with the Earth Defense Force. Defend the world from the insect invasion, even if it means blowing up the entire city as part of the extermination process.
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and the soldiers are equipped better than ever in the latest cult classic iteration that follows in the footsteps of Earth Defense Force 2017 (Japanese Title “Earth Defense Force 3” developed by Sandlot), and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon continues the rich history and hardcore fun of the series.

システム要件

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or AMD X2 or better)
    • Memory: 1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista), 2GB (Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB space free
    • Video Card: 512MB Video Card using Shader Model 3 or higher (Performance equivalent to an AMD Radeon 4350 or NVIDIA GeForce 7900)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Any Quad-core Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista), 2GB (Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB space free
    • Video Card: 1 GB Video Card using Shader Model 3 or higher (Performance equivalent to an NVIDIA 9800 or better)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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Partycrasher
( 記録時間: 72.5 時間 )
投稿日: 7月23日
Returned to this after trying 4.1. Personally found this much more fun and playable 'out of the box' - where it falls down IMO is in holding your interest in the long term. Pros and cons below.

What I liked:
- very fun to pick up and play 'out of the box'
- nice variety of classes to suit different playstyles
- all classes feel fun to play from the start
- controls for each class 'feel' right (and are fully customisable)
- more of a gritty 'Starship Troopers' aesthetic for the suits than the anime look of 4.1 (personal preference)
- good variety of weapons for each class (and fun to use) - but a bit limited within tiers (see below)
- amusing dialogue (though this does get old)

What I didn't like:
- huge amount of grinding for xp and cash at higher tiers - despite the fun gameplay, I suspect that a lot of people would eventually get bored and stop playing before reaching the final tier given the limited choice of missions (see below).
- very limited number of missions compared to say 4.1 - makes the above grinding feel more 'grindy', even with the 'Remix' option
- most of the missions are pretty long - and you have to complete them to get any reward - again, not very friendly for the amount of farming/grinding required to progress at higher tiers.
- lack of variety in mission environments
- while there are a large number weapons to collect overall, the number for each class within each tier seems quite limited - makes weapon farming less interesting, especially at higher tiers.
- only 3 difficulty levels (I think 4.1 has 5)
- dumb AI team-mates (though still better than nothing)
- 'Survival mode' wasted by only allowing one class and limited weapon choice.
- while the a design of the suits and ravagers is nice, the environmental graphics look really basic by today's standards, with really limited graphics options.

What I'd like to have seen (perhaps by DLC):
- many more missions and environments
- many more weapons at higher tiers
- updated graphics
- a survival mode that allows you to use any of your existing suits and weapons
- more randomisation in Remix mode, not just enemy types, but spawn points, objective locations etc.
- more enemy types
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Reknahs
( 記録時間: 9.8 時間 )
投稿日: 7月22日
I picked this up upon hearing that EDF 4.1 was coming to Steam, and I wanted to try out the gameplay, I'm glad I did, this game was extremely entertaining. The gameplay is simple but satisfying. You pick one of 4 characters, equip some weapons, and kill tons of enemies. Think Serious Sam only as a 3rd person shooter. You usually have certain objectives to complete in game although they aren't complicated, mostly a way to get you to move to a different area. There are also plenty of vehicles and turrets to help you. The game looks nice for a 7th gen game, but in my opinion the sound mixing is a little off, so you may want to tinker a bit in the menu. A good 360 port overall though. You might think fighting tons of enemies might get boring, but the action stays engaging. The game is pretty short however, there are 15 levels but different difficulties. Don't just jump into the highest difficulty however. You need to get weapons during the level, which you then buy using in game money you earn from missions. Your character level and weapons carry over which is how you survive on higher difficulties. It's a bit grindy but the gameplay is fun you won't notice. The biggest issue is probably the larger enemies which can get bullet spongey. FIghting huge enemies and carriers can get a bit repetitive, even if you're at a decent level.

Overall a really fun, albeit short shooter. It has it's flaws but at it's price I'd recommend it for some mindless fun.
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Rex Draco
( 記録時間: 1.6 時間 )
投稿日: 7月21日
Disclaimer~ I have played this more on the PS3 version of game

I've heard so many negative things about this game. This is odd, because the reviews are very positive on the Steam page. The negativity seems to be very similar to what Duke Nukem Forever struggled with. Players that remember the previous titles wanted a specific experience the new one didn't deliver on. Like Duke Nukem Forever, this game isn't actually that bad as long you judge it for itself rather than the others.

I have not played the previous title of Earth Defense Force. I can only say that my experience with this title was simply positive. Do I think this is the best thing since gravy? No. I will say this was a better Starship Troopers game than the actual Starship Troopers game.

The gameplay is okay. It's not too slow, it feels like it's actiony enough for it to be arguably be considered fast paced. While it is fun at first, I will say that the weapons you start with get very dull after awhile. All the enemies you fight, they have a lot of health. This causes you to resent yourself for choosing any of the fully automatic weapons later in the game. The solution is to have slower rate of fire weapons or missile based weapons.

It gets more tedious, however, when you start unlocking the good weapons that hit the targets for you by heat seeking them. You could literally aim at the sky and the missiles will figure out the rest for you. This basically means that you don't even have to play the game anymore to play the game.

This is sad, because I feel it could be very gun to combat against enemies with a variety of firepower instead of feeling I have to use specific type of weapons. I cannot help but feel a simple solution would be to just make each weapon have different strengths and weaknesses rather than just saying "these are the best weapons, you unlock them later."

The player can also pick classes of soldier, which is an interesting touch. There is one with a jetpack, another that's compensating speed for other perks, etc. You can pick based on your playstyle. Downside when playing online? The fastest player gets all the kills and all the tanks sorta just show up late to the party, thus you can argue you're being punished for picking the armor class soldier. Though, not as punishing as being the one guy that picks a cannon based weapon while the other players spam rockets into the sky and hits everything in the area.

The enemy diversity isn't drastically huge, it's pretty limited. It isn't so small that you will get bored right away, but it does tarnish replay value. That's the same with the actual missions, they're all the same. The game just doesn't feel interesting as far as goals or purpose. You sorta just play to kill.

Online has some expected choices, such as survival. It's okay, it's not super enjoyable because of the weapons once again as earlier mentioned. The main attraction is just coop for the main game, the "story" I guess we'll call it.

Overall, it's a positive experience. It's an okay game, kinda like how some B-Movies are an okay movie. You might not play that movie a whole lot, you'll watch it every time and again. This game? I beaten it on PS3 for single player and never touched it since. I have a hard time wanting to play it on PC. I do think $10 is worth it, but maybe even wait for a sale.

6/10

Pros-
Cheap game, good experience
Gameplay is pretty fun and exciting at first.
Some variety of player customization, such as weapons and character class
You fight giant bugs
You get what you paid for.

Cons-
Replay value is low
Gameplay is pretty lacking for the long term, it's like a firework. Exciting at first, then you realized you've spent some money on something for very temporary satisfaction that could have gone elsewhere.
The game feels lacking and empty as far as content goes, even though I cannot figure out as to why.
Some weapons are poorly balanced, some are easily spammed and take any skill out of the game, thus all the satisfaction of playing. Ruins the game for other players as well that don't get to kill anything because of their power.

6/10. A positive experience. Not a bad game, but not great.
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sitesb
( 記録時間: 142.3 時間 )
投稿日: 7月19日
I don't get the negativity for this game. It seems like people generally think this was a bad entry into the franchise, but I haven't seen the problems.

The game is about 20 minutes of new and unique content, interspersed with immense amounts of grind. You get more powerful weapons with credits and random drops. You need more powerful weapons and higher levels as missions proceed, because the difficulty curve is wildly inconsistent and enemies become bullet sponges very quickly. Thus, to proceed you get to the point where you grind early levels for the credits and random drops required to progress. To my understanding that is the series formula.


The AI is terrible, and often suicidally runs into combat. The enemies aren't challenging, but they tend to attack in the middle of reloading animations and double the time they take. The achievements are...frustrating time sinks. I think the worst part of this game is that you have to grind through it an immense amount of times, because the separate classes all require experience building and the purchase of new weapons to make them viable.


All of this said, the game is good stupid fun. Grab a couple of friends, spend an afternoon grinding, and completely forget about the game two days later. It costs less than some movie tickets, doesn't aspire to being something high concept or avant garde, and revels in stupidity (if you beat the last level on the highest difficulty you'll know exactly what I mean.



All in all it's a good game. Not great, deeply flawed, buggy for a long time (the radar function was enabled my default for the longest time, removing the need for the support unit's special ability), but satisfyingly shallow and fun. Maybe 4.1 will be better, but I can't really say I'm unhappy about this game.
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deadpooh!?
( 記録時間: 31.7 時間 )
投稿日: 7月19日
This is a fun solo game, but much more fun if you are playing it with your friends. I've played this game and 2025 back on my ps3, I wish they port 2025 to PC too. Both are good games. But for those who wants to get 100% will have to do lots and lots of grinding. But if you are doing it with some friends, you wont get bored.

Pros:
- Dynasty Warriors like with guns vs insects.
- Various kinds of weapons, shotgun, rifle, rocket launcher, missile, sniper, and the ultimate weapon, pesticide.
- Destructible environments
- Huge enemies and bosses (some)
- Four classes to choose, adds minor to moderate gameplay experience
- Friendly fire is always on
- EDF!!!

Cons:
- Tons and tons of friggin grinding to get 100%
- ♥♥♥♥ing tickers
- Graphics a little bit outdated
- Friendly fire is always on
- AI is dumb, but good for meat shield

Buy it if you like PvE games, its worth the price and the fun.
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mikeinazq
( 記録時間: 12.9 時間 )
投稿日: 7月19日
Bug and giant robot killing at it's best! Just don't go into this game expecting to much and you'll have a great time.
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THC** FIREston
( 記録時間: 9.5 時間 )
投稿日: 7月19日
Started playing it again to prepare and hype myself up for EDF 4.1, I remember this game being fun but not this fun! Having a blast playing it second time around really enjoying it with my buddies! Makes me feel like a starship trooper!

8/10
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Bozon Higgsa
( 記録時間: 6.9 時間 )
投稿日: 7月19日
Hard to review this game, because my cold, analytic mind says - it's weak.
But cold mind is not thing, that understands fun. And this game - for me - is lots of fun.
If you like Godzilla , or any other "aliens trying to destroy Earth with giant creatures" movies this game is for you. Concept is simple. Just you, few other guys and hundreds of enormous insects you need to kill. Epic battles, tons of stupid enemies, pletora of wepons, mechs, tanks, and gigantic bosses.

If you are oldschool gamer, who remember and enjoyed games like Incoming, EDF IA is game for you. If you need to relax without focusing on any other thing than shooting, you should try it. If you value good story or variety and depth in gameplay, stay away. And if you suffer from arachnofobia, this is good way to lay your vengeance upon eight legged kind.

Pros
-Epic Battles with hundreds of enemies
-Lots of guns
-You can destroy almost everything you see
-Funny radio chatter

Cons
-Gets repetitive quickly
-Simple visual
-No ending (seriously. No outro, no credits, nothing)
-Dull boss fight (just shot tons of bullets unil its dead, and don't get yourself killed in the process)
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Fox
( 記録時間: 0.5 時間 )
投稿日: 7月18日
Oh the bugs! Oh the robots! Oh the corny graphics! If you like blowing $H!T UP this is the game for you, just remember.. FRICKIN SPIDERS DIE FIRST! Cause well they suck.
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eXcruciate
( 記録時間: 8.0 時間 )
投稿日: 7月18日
The gameplay isn't terrible in terms of mowing down giant bugs with big guns, but it is extremely generic feeling bargain bin quality. Like when you walk into Gamestop and say 'do you have pc games' and they say 'yea the section is over here' and it's just a sad little section on the bottom of one small rack with only 10-15 games and they are all still like $30-50 even though they are years old cus thats how gamestop is then you see this game in that bunch and it's like $19.99 which is hilarious lolol. Or something to that effect.

Between 5.5 and 6 out of 10. Not worth the time when much higher quality similar type games exist. Like the Lost Planet games which are all superb in production quality and gameplay, in which this game excells at neither.

TLDR sometimes I pull my pants down and bare-♥♥♥♥♥ fart to not get the smell into my pants. In public.
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This game is good, but there are thousands of bugs and it gets really annoying. I cant play the game for a minute without coming accross a bug, and it gets very frustrating.
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"When you get to hell, tell them The EDF sent ya!"
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If you enjoy ridiculous over-the-top arcade co-op shooters, then Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a wonderful, if flawed, little title that can provide you and your friends with many fun evenings of slaughtering giant insects, robots and aircraft by the hundreds (per level). No familiarity with the rest of the series is needed, and it's very easy to pick up and get right into it.

It should be noted that, unfortunately, Insect Armageddon stands as the weakest core entry in the EDF series, as it takes quite a few tumbles and misses several elements that made previous titles so fun and engaging - mainly the scale of the battles. The number and size of the enemies you fight, and the areas in which you fight them, feel almost dollhouse-like, when compared to previous games. Enemies simply aren't nearly as massive or numerous as they once were, and the problem is amplified by the fact that enemies spawn into levels in groups, instead of all of them being present when you start the level, as was usually the case in previous games. You do get an encounter with one massive enemy unit during the final level, but the comparative scale of it is still somewhat underhwelming, and you don't even get to fight this enemy. There is also a lot more grinding, as collecting weapons isn't enough here - you also need to collect points to purchase them, once you've picked them up in-game; and once you get to tier 5 or so, the weapons get expensive enough to require quite a few repeat playthroughs to unlock. And really, the game feels somewhat rushed and unfinished overall, especially with the campaign - it is simply far too short, and ends very much on a whimper (even with the Inferno ending).

But here's the great thing about EDF - even its worst game is still a pretty good time, which Insect Armageddon really is, even with all the gripes I just listed. The core combat is just a lot of fun, and a lot of the things that IA got right really make it a blast. Movement feels excellent, especially when properly utilizing sprinting and dodge-rolling; you can essentially dance around enemies during combat, and it's quite a joy. You've also got multiple classes to choose from, which have different types of play, and their own advantages/disadvantages - the Viper class is a usual favorite, as it has a jetpack and it feels really satisfying to be able to fly around the battlefield, while shooting insects (though make sure you land before emptying your clip, as your weapon reload eats the same energy as your jetpack does). The environments are fully destructible, so you can quite literally reduce the entire city area that you are playing in to nothing but rubble, if you're so inclined. The character dialogue is often good for a laugh as well, with intentionally useless advice from your HQ, and a squad of endearingly earnest and enthusiastic soldiers that simply can't contain how excited they are about being part of the EDF, and fighting alien bugs.

Thankfully, even with how short the campaign is, the game is still very replayable thanks to the fun combat and levels, and additional game modes - Campaign Remix is sort of the New Game+ mode of IA - you get to play through the campaign levels again, except with different enemy layout, with different enemy types. You've also got Survival mode, which is exactly what it sounds like, and is quite a bit of fun.

But, like many games of its type, where IA really shines is in its co-op, if you've got a buddy or two to play with. The campaign can be played cooperatively by up to 3 players, though there's also a survival mode with a maximum of 6 players. The current multiplayer scene is a ghost town, though, so don't expect to find any random games. You really need to arrange it with some friends beforehand, but if you do - you can all expect to have a swell time.

Despite being a comparatively weak entry in the EDF series, Insect Armageddon is still a solid and fun title, and is worth your time. Because of its unfinished nature, perhaps you'd be wise to consider picking it up during a sale. Or, since EDF 4.1 is now on Steam as well, and it is unquestionably the best game in the series yet, you might be better off picking that instead. However if 4.1's price is a bit too daunting for you, or if you suffer from the crippling technical errors that its PC port has (like I do), then I'd say that Insect Armageddon is still worth picking up.
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This is a fun solo game, but much more fun if you are playing it with your friends. I've played this game and 2025 back on my ps3, I wish they port 2025 to PC too. Both are good games. But for those who wants to get 100% will have to do lots and lots of grinding. But if you are doing it with some friends, you wont get bored.

Pros:
- Dynasty Warriors like with guns vs insects.
- Various kinds of weapons, shotgun, rifle, rocket launcher, missile, sniper, and the ultimate weapon, pesticide.
- Destructible environments
- Huge enemies and bosses (some)
- Four classes to choose, adds minor to moderate gameplay experience
- Friendly fire is always on
- EDF!!!

Cons:
- Tons and tons of friggin grinding to get 100%
- ♥♥♥♥ing tickers
- Graphics a little bit outdated
- Friendly fire is always on
- AI is dumb, but good for meat shield

Buy it if you like PvE games, its worth the price and the fun.
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投稿日: 7月19日
Started playing it again to prepare and hype myself up for EDF 4.1, I remember this game being fun but not this fun! Having a blast playing it second time around really enjoying it with my buddies! Makes me feel like a starship trooper!

8/10
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Returned to this after trying 4.1. Personally found this much more fun and playable 'out of the box' - where it falls down IMO is in holding your interest in the long term. Pros and cons below.

What I liked:
- very fun to pick up and play 'out of the box'
- nice variety of classes to suit different playstyles
- all classes feel fun to play from the start
- controls for each class 'feel' right (and are fully customisable)
- more of a gritty 'Starship Troopers' aesthetic for the suits than the anime look of 4.1 (personal preference)
- good variety of weapons for each class (and fun to use) - but a bit limited within tiers (see below)
- amusing dialogue (though this does get old)

What I didn't like:
- huge amount of grinding for xp and cash at higher tiers - despite the fun gameplay, I suspect that a lot of people would eventually get bored and stop playing before reaching the final tier given the limited choice of missions (see below).
- very limited number of missions compared to say 4.1 - makes the above grinding feel more 'grindy', even with the 'Remix' option
- most of the missions are pretty long - and you have to complete them to get any reward - again, not very friendly for the amount of farming/grinding required to progress at higher tiers.
- lack of variety in mission environments
- while there are a large number weapons to collect overall, the number for each class within each tier seems quite limited - makes weapon farming less interesting, especially at higher tiers.
- only 3 difficulty levels (I think 4.1 has 5)
- dumb AI team-mates (though still better than nothing)
- 'Survival mode' wasted by only allowing one class and limited weapon choice.
- while the a design of the suits and ravagers is nice, the environmental graphics look really basic by today's standards, with really limited graphics options.

What I'd like to have seen (perhaps by DLC):
- many more missions and environments
- many more weapons at higher tiers
- updated graphics
- a survival mode that allows you to use any of your existing suits and weapons
- more randomisation in Remix mode, not just enemy types, but spawn points, objective locations etc.
- more enemy types
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投稿日: 7月8日
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a semi-reboot of the series and is the only game in the series not made by the original developers Sandlot. It takes place around the same time of EDF 2017 and is set in the city of New Detroit. Upon starting the game you can either choose to play the game by yourself or create a new online game for people to join. If you decide to go it alone you will be accompanied by two AI bots named Kid and Cyrus who are not entirely useless but nowhere near as helpful as real players. You can then choose from one of four classes to play as. The Trooper who is your jack of all trades with no real special talents, the Tactical who can lay down turrets and mines, the Battle who is essentially a walking tank with the biggest and most destructive weapons and finally the Jet who can zoom around in a jetpack.

Each class has a different set of weapons exclusive to them and with the addition of being able to change your armor to a few different colors it helps making each class feel unique. So far the game is looking awesome and you eagerly jump into mission 1. The first thing you will likely notice is that this game looks much better than the previous entries and every enemy has been resigned to fit this new, gritty theme it's going for. Personally I actually prefer this art direction compared to the previous entries and it makes it all the more of a shame when you actually start playing it. You see they decided to add RPG mechanics by gathering experience and leveling up your character but the problem lies in that you'll start off completely rubbish.

Your gun barely does any damage, the clip for each weapon is insanely small meaning that you'll be reloading 80% of the time since this is a game about fighting hordes of enemies and probably worst of all is how the Jet class starts off. You know how he has a jetpack? Well yeah, starting off you can very likely jump higher in real life than that thing lifts him off the ground which is just sad to look at and turns him into a glorified roller-skater. 7 hours of playing nearly exclusively as this class and his jetpack is noticeably better after leveling a few times but don't expect to be able to reach most of the surrounding rooftops for a vantage point.

One of the selling points of the game is that it features 300 guns. Well that too is messed up by this completely unnecessary leveling system since whenever you pick up a gun crate from the battlefield they are inexplicably unable to be used until you reach a certain level. Not only does that take the fun out of collecting loot since it takes so long to level up but it also means you will be forced to stick with your rubbish weaponry due to bad game design. Another thing that is really strange is that every weapon of a category looks exactly the same. As an example the first rocket launcher looks the same as the latest rocket launcher you just picked up, the latest assault rifle does too and every other gun has a single weapon model for its entire category. This makes the feel of finally leveling up and being able to use a new gun all the more disappointing.

Using explosives in the midst of battle is still as satisfying as ever since every building is completely destructible and by the end of a mission most of the city will be in ruins due to fierce fighting. Unfortunately these new and improved graphics do come at a great cost. There are red “invisible walls” everywhere and you will quickly notice how small the area you can actually play in are. The game tries to hide this fact by drastically changing how missions are designed. While most of the mission from the previous games set you in a huge environment and tasked you with simply surviving the onslaught, this game is chock filled with way-points you must head to. Go to a certain area and switch a beacon or something equally mundane, fight a horde, then go switch another beacon and rinse and repeat until the game finishes.

This gets old fast and since there are only 15 missions in this game, each of them last quite some time further making the repetition noticeable. The worst part of it all is that this game switched from the cheesy, plain dumb dialogue of the rest of the series and instead went the dull, serious route. I found the dialogue plain unbearable and most every word you hear out of someone’s mouth will be a random string of words like “Bravo Zulu Lightning over” or “Affirmative, Oscar Bravo Lightning Strike”. I guess they were trying to make it sound cool and edgy but it just sounds like a bunch of things kids would say when they take a match of CS:GO far too seriously.

Moving back to the topic of compromises caused by the improved graphics, the amount of enemies that can be on the screen at any one time has been greatly reduced. To give the illusion of facing a horde of enemies they now spawn right around you by crawling out of the ground. This could have been cool if it was used a few times but that is how most of your encounters play out. You go to a way point, receive a string of random words from the mission handler and then enemies predictably pop out of nowhere instantly surrounding you time and time again. Gone are the days when you see hundreds of ants marching to your location as you desperately pick off as many as you can before they reach you. Yes the previous games had graphics right out of the original Xbox but this is a prime case in where graphics are not everything.

Ant hills make a return and still spawn in infinite number of enemies until destroyed. Yes, they messed that up too as you are likely imagining. No longer can you destroy the hill with your rocket launcher that is capable of destroying several skyscrapers with a single blast, now you must walk up right next to the hill and plant a tiny charge on the outside. The worst part of this is that it takes several seconds to set it up and a single hit causes you to start all over again. This was clearly designed to “enhance” coop by forcing your friends to cover you but with how fast most weapons run out of ammo, it's likely they simply won't be able to in many cases. Friendly fire is always on and you will take damage if you mindlessly run in front of a friend that is firing his gun. Your AI companions if playing solo are pretty good at not shooting you but seem to constantly try to get themselves killed when you are firing.

If you are downed they can revive you and you will be back at full health. Once you finish the campaign you will have the option to turn off the AI bots in future playthroughs. You will also unlock a “campaign remix” mode that randomizes the enemies encountered. Not really a mode that makes much of a difference to the missions. You also have survival mode where you can play with up to 6 other players and fight until you all drop. In survival you can only play as the Trooper class, gain no experience and none of your guns from campaign can be used. One thing I must praise this game for is that vehicles are now finally helpful and no longer have controls designed by someone that has never played a video game. It is pretty fun to ride in tanks, mechs or just get into anti-air turrets. There are quite a few new awesome looking enemies added as well. At the end of the day I get the feeling that Insect Armageddon wasn't even originally supposed to be an EDF game due to how badly they messed up the basic features this series is known for. It may be fun for a bit if you plan on playing with some friends but I just cannot recommend it.
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I don't get the negativity for this game. It seems like people generally think this was a bad entry into the franchise, but I haven't seen the problems.

The game is about 20 minutes of new and unique content, interspersed with immense amounts of grind. You get more powerful weapons with credits and random drops. You need more powerful weapons and higher levels as missions proceed, because the difficulty curve is wildly inconsistent and enemies become bullet sponges very quickly. Thus, to proceed you get to the point where you grind early levels for the credits and random drops required to progress. To my understanding that is the series formula.


The AI is terrible, and often suicidally runs into combat. The enemies aren't challenging, but they tend to attack in the middle of reloading animations and double the time they take. The achievements are...frustrating time sinks. I think the worst part of this game is that you have to grind through it an immense amount of times, because the separate classes all require experience building and the purchase of new weapons to make them viable.


All of this said, the game is good stupid fun. Grab a couple of friends, spend an afternoon grinding, and completely forget about the game two days later. It costs less than some movie tickets, doesn't aspire to being something high concept or avant garde, and revels in stupidity (if you beat the last level on the highest difficulty you'll know exactly what I mean.



All in all it's a good game. Not great, deeply flawed, buggy for a long time (the radar function was enabled my default for the longest time, removing the need for the support unit's special ability), but satisfyingly shallow and fun. Maybe 4.1 will be better, but I can't really say I'm unhappy about this game.
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アメリカ版地球防衛軍。
作っているところも全く違うので、ゲーム性も全くと言っていいほど別物になっている。
本家地球防衛軍を求めて買った人は拍子抜けするだろうが、難易度は本家と比較にならないほど難しい。
そのため攻略のしがいがあり、また、それによって別のカタルシスを得ることが出来るだろう。
アリダー! サンダー! ちなみにハッピーエンドではなく、バッドエンドである。
個人的な考えとしては、これは3との同時進行であり、アメリカのEDFの戦いを描いたものであると考える。
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海外版地球防衛軍。とりあえず敵を倒せばOKなTPS
オンラインCoop(3~6)が本作の最大の目玉になる。
旧来EDFの体裁は整えているのであまり違和感はない。

旧作のファンとしていくつかの不満点を。
1. 一度に沸く敵の数が少ない。
2. ストーリーが打ち切りっぽい。(アレとの戦闘もない)
3. 敵の種類が少ない(2以下)
前半はとても面白いが最終ミッションをクリアすると途端に評価の下がるゲーム
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