Travis of Capsule Computers writes:
"The Earth Defense Force franchise has always had a special place in gaming as being one of the few shooters that is so absurd that even though they may not be the most technically sound games around, the ridiculous nature and fun of simply blasting away at giant bugs, aliens, and other manners of things have outweighed the negatives. This has led to many fans always recognizing the EDF! EDF! chant but despite the campy nature of the franchise, the realistic giant bugs and occasionally challenging combat have been a bit rough for some. As such Earth Defense Force: World Brothers takes a bit of a different approach by featuring a more approachable voxel-based art style and gameplay far more accessible to newcomers."