Not all games have to strive to advance the gaming medium or convince naysayers that games are an art form. Some just have to be plain old stupid fun, and that’s exactly what Earth Defense Force 2025 offers from start to finish. Sometimes you don’t want to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey and challenge your brain. Sometimes you want to watch Sharknado and chuckle like an idiot. That guilty pleasure center is where the appeal of a game like this lies.