Earth Defense Force 2017 review (Xbox 360)

BeaArthur | 2415d ago | User review
Reviewing: Earth Defense Force 2017
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.
Ups
Everything can be blown up{Some interesting weapons
Downs
Horrible story{Horrible gameplay{Horrible game
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.
-1.0
Online
1.8
Overall (out of 10 / not an average)
hydrog  +   2414d ago
You couldn't be any more wrong!
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!
BeaArthur  +   2414d 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.
PS360WII  +   2414d 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_Gamer  +   2414d ago
Your review is incorrect and way off mark.
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 !
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BeaArthur  +   2414d ago
That may be the saddest thing of all, for $20 it's still a waste of money.
RenegadeValkyrie  +   2414d 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!
BeaArthur  +   2414d 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_Gamer  +   2414d ago
Give it up Dude
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!
BeaArthur  +   2413d 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.
FLOPbox 360  +   2414d ago
This game is absolutely moronic. I couldnt believe someone passed it to let it be sold when I played it.

<----------This game is a bigger FLOP than this
Sheriff Wyatt  +   2412d ago
A bit harsh
I have read most of your reviews and agree with your summary and score on nearly all of them, but I feel you are being a bit harsh in your review of this game.
Whilst I will agree that it is not the best Xbox360 game out there on the market, it is certainly not the worst you can play.
Sometimes you just want to switch your brain off and have some fun blasting stuff, so I enjoyed the game for what it was (and I suspect what it set out to be) a mindless shooter.
I agree that the games graphics are below average (more suited to the xbox than xbox360), but this didn't particularly bother me; and yes the game play is repetitive, but the same argument could be made for many shooters. As for a story, would it really make it any better if it actually had one ???
The acquiring of weapons and then deciding which weapon to use is probably the best part of the game. Choose the wrong weapons for a mission and you will really struggle.
The other good part is split screen co-op. I played the game from beginning to end with my sons and had a great time doing it.
For me everything about the game is average or better, so I would give it a 6.
BeaArthur  +   2412d ago
Well you of course are entitled to your opinion. Although you did kind of prove my point...the best part of the game is choosing which weapon to use? Should that really be the best part of a game?
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2402d ago
Where's The Love?
Why are you all being so hard on him? Last time I checked, these were USER Reviews to be reviewed by USERS. If you don't like it, then make your own review. At least he wasn't afraid to speak his opinion.
Sheriff Wyatt  +   2399d ago
@ zyzx29
Why are we being so hard ? .... well we also have an opinion, and as there is a comments section available to respond to the review, then I assume that this is what it is for.

I actually get the feeling that this USER wants comments to be left, whether they be in agreeance or not.
BeaArthur  +   2398d ago
Sheriff Wyatt...you are absolutely right, I welcome comments whether they agree or not. I believe his point was that some people are trying to take some cheap shots because I felt that this was one of the worst games I have ever played (which it was).
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2396d ago
@Sheriff Wyatt
Oh yeah!? Well, where's your review, then? If this game deserves a better score, go give it your 6 then! BeaArthur was right, you're entitled to your opinion but you don't need to cheapshot people, LIKE ME!! And one more thing. I have 3000 more points than you on this site, and I'm a Contributor and you're not, so you don't USER me, I USER you!
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Earth Defense Force 2017

Average Score 7.5 Reviews(3)
Release Dates
Xbox 360 Release Dates
EU 30 March 2007
US 20 March 2007
JP 14 December 2006