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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Review

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Review

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Sometimes it’s nice to blow off steam by shooting the heads off of giant ants.

And that’s exactly what Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is for. It’s more of a digital stress ball than a game. In a game you might expect to follow a story, all the while completing tasks to hear more of the story.

The story in EDF is that there are giant bugs and robots attacking – and the only task you have to complete is killing them.

Killing things and blowing stuff up is all you are going to be doing, so fortunately the game provides you with many different ways to go about killing. You can earn guns from many different categories, ranging from assault rifles to rocket launchers, as well as a few different “armors” to wear that have different traits and abilities.

You can choose to use any of the different armors between any of the missions, and when you complete a mission that particular armor is upgraded. When you get enough experience points to reach the next rank: you get more armor, your armor abilities increase, and you get access the next tier of guns. Keep in mind that while you can choose a different armor for each level, if you do so you’ll soon realize that the baddies are getting tougher more quickly then you are.

Since I only played the game through once, I chose the tactical armor, which specializes in sub-machine guns and allows you to lay down turrets and mines. I would have liked to have been able to play more levels with the jet armor, which specializes in sniper rifles and has a jetpack for flight.

But again, the point of the game is not to play through the campaign, the point of the story is to kill bugs and robots. This game is not made for sitting down and playing through, its a game for when you really just want to kill something, and in that regard it really shines.

This is the game to play if you just want to see explosions and rampant killing. You simply pop the game in and decided what you want to kill, how hard it is to kill it, how easy it is for you to die, and what special way you get to kill it this time.

So, overall, EDF is a good game. It won’t keep you enthralled in a captivating and immersive story, but it’ll let you get straight to the killing. And sometimes that’s all that you need.

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