Reviews and Problems with Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
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Couch co-op is fun
Shane H., Amazon
15 May 2013
Summary: I've played this some with my son. Too few games bother to allow couch co-op. Even a mediocre game can have some fun moments if you are sharing it with your kids! Blast bugs. Run around. Cooperate. Good times...
Summary: 3 out of 4 stars Pros: Extremely fun arcade-style third-person shooter; killing endless bugs and watching buildings crumble never seems to tire; fun collecting weapons and leveling the various character classes; 4 player online co-op. Cons: Not as intense or addictive as "Earth Defense Force 2017"; not enough enemy or level variety; not many people playing online.
Good mindless shooting fun with some B-movie dialogue thrown in.
Armando N. Roman, Amazon
5 August 2012
Summary: When I asked a friend about Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, all he said was "it's Starship Troopers". That was all I needed to know, and so I bought the game without hesitation. Just a few minutes into the first mission, I saw that he was right- this IS a Starship Troopers game if there ever was one.
Summary: I watched a few short youtube video reviews of this game before deciding to go ahead and give it a shot. For the sake of clarity, know that I'm normally a fan of split-screen co-op games, as well as sandbox shooters. But I expect a certain level of precision in a sandbox shooter. The weapons don't need to be deadly accurate, but if I'm sighted on an enemy and shooting, the shot should go in the enemy's general direction more than half of the time.
Summary: While not as memorable as Earth Defense Force 2017, Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon successfully retains the series' unbelievably high replay value, addicting gameplay, and fun factor. It's not fair to compare both games, but it's difficult for me not to do so since I have logged over 1,000 hours into Earth Defense Force 2017. In short, Insect Armageddon feels dumbed down and restricted while 2017 felt vicious and open.
Summary: I loved EDF2017 on xbox 360, EDF insect Armageddon was one of the games I most looked forward to playing. I was disappointed the first game was just alot more fun. This game fails to reach that special area between serious shooter and just plain fun. the game is just shoot and move through every level.
Summary: Disclaimer: I use the 10 point rating system differently than GI. I rate average games as 5 as apposed to 7 to allow for a greater differentiating between above average titles. That being said if one of my scores seems a little low, it’s not just me being overly negative. The fourth entry in the EDF series breaks from tradition with an excellent spin-off title. After the success of 2017 it’s no surprise that IA has set it’s sights squarely on the western dollar.
Summary: I would firstly like to say I would probably give this game 3 and a half stars but Amazon doesn't do half measures. With more than a hundred weapons and thousands and thousands of enemies this game will keep you occupied for some time. There is a campaign and a survival mode that can both be played co-operatively online. My biggest critisism would be, with only 15 levels (as big as they are) it's just not long enough.