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BeaArthur

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User Review : Earth Defense Force 2017

Ups
  • Everything can be blown up{Some interesting weapons
Downs
  • Horrible story{Horrible gameplay{Horrible game

The Worst Game I have ever played?

Now I won't take it personally if no one actually approves this review. To be honest I didn't even finish the game. Actually I didn't even get half way through it. I have always felt that Superman on the Nintendo 64 was the worst game I had ever played, but at least that game had Superman. Unfortunately with the red caped "Man of Steel" no where to be found, Earth Defense Force 2017 has no redeeming qualities about it.

Earth Defense Force 2017 puts you in the roll of a soldier in the EDF (Earth Defense Force). You spend the game running around aimlessly shooting flying saucers, giant insects and robots. The story is about as complex as something you'd find on the original NES. By that I mean that there really is no story, or at least none worth telling. You are protecting Earth from an alien race called the Ravagers, and like I already said you spend the game killing giant insects and robots which makes absolutely no sense at all.

Typically this is the part of the review where I would tell you what I liked about the game. Unfortunately anything that you might possibly be able to enjoy about this game is lost in the atrocious gameplay. There are weapons to unlock and some of them are pretty cool, but to unlock them you actually have to be able to make through some of the missions first; which is no small task. The cities are literally completely destructible but the below average graphics combined with the poor physics of the destructibility ruins that experience.

When you play through the first mission you will probably realize that this game has no business in your Xbox 360. I could go through every single thing that is wrong with this game but that would take far too long. I'll suffice it to say that every aspect of this game is complete garbage. The graphics are below average, the gameplay is as stupid as it is repetitive and to be honest the game would have probably been better off with no story at all.

Earth Defense Force 2017 is the worst game I have ever played. I have never before seen a game that actually functions correctly but at the same time is so horribly awful. Under no circumstances should anyone try this game; even as a rental you will feel like you wasted your money.

Score
1.5
Graphics
Completely awful in every respect. The controls respond well enough, it's just horribly repetetive, boring and stupid.
6.5
Sound
The colors are vibrant enough but the environments and character models just don't look very good.
5.0
Gameplay
Bad voice overs and below average sound effects.
1.0
Fun Factor
I challenge anyone to actually finish the game.
Overall
1.8
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hydrog3058d ago

Don't listen to this ignorant review. This game is absolutely amazing, it's a shame people like the reviewer do not understand the depth, challenge and overall killer fun factor this game presents. I gave it a 9/10 in my review when it came out.

There's a sequel in the works now! And i peronally cannot wait!

BeaArthur3058d ago

hahaha, challenge? And how ironic it is that you would say this game had any depth at all. This game was the epitome of awful and you can disagree if you want but don't sit there and try to insult me over this game because you just look foolish. But go ahead and keep enjoying crappy games.

PS360WII3058d ago

lol this game does deserve this score. It's mindless fun I'll give you that and is fun co-op and generic everything but to say 9/10 you must be missing a few cans in a six pack. No offense ^.-

I liked it do to it's lack of care of being serious. Unlimited rocket lauchers and attacking ants. One rocket can demolish an entire building. lol good times but true to life score. I'd still buy it though ^^

Trekster_Gamer3058d ago (Edited 3058d ago )

There are many many fun games that have a stupid storyline and this game is no different. What it does have is Huge Bad GUYS, even bigger explosions. For the cheap price you can pick this up for is really worth it if you want a straightforward shooter.
If they do make a sequel I would like to see more cut scenes, and make everything destructible !

BeaArthur3058d ago

That may be the saddest thing of all, for $20 it's still a waste of money.

RenegadeValkyrie3058d ago

I think this Review is wrong as well. The first couple playthings are simply there to familiarize yourself with the actual game and feel for the levels, Just like Guitar Hero most people blow through easy and do well on Medium. But then when you get to Hard and Expert you start getting your butt kicked and have to really learn to "play" the game for real if you want to succeed. The same can be said for Earth Defense Force, when playing on Hardest or Inferno difficulties, the enemies move so hard and fast as well as being so dangerous, you must develop a whole new skill set, strategies and understanding of the game to succeed, you must find which weapons work for which situations and figure out just how in the heck to stay alive!

BeaArthur3058d ago

I'm not saying that it doesn't present a challenge on a harder difficulty, I am saying that it is a terrible game. Like I always say though you don't have to agree with me, if you enjoyed it, good for you.

Trekster_Gamer3058d ago

BeaArthur - Give it up, it's like you have to reply to the so far consensus that this game was much better than you gave it credit for.
4 for 4 says its better than you... 4 to 1 ratio.
And you are wrong ET for the Atari 2600 was the worst game made!

BeaArthur3057d ago

Trekster_Gamer...well first of all, it's not a consensus because PS360WII agreed with me. So feel free to actually read peoples comments next time. Second, the last time I checked this was a forum for debate so I can go ahead and respond to people if I choose. I didn't say everyone had to agree with me, if you want to play games like this, by all means feel free. Oh and by the way the metascore for this game was 69 out of 100 so it would appear that a lot of people didn't think this game was all that great.

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