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.