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Earth Defense Force 2017

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Overall 6
6.0

Earth Defense Force 2017

True achievements
4 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The game itself is mindless B movie hilarity- and you get to shoot your fill of ants, spiders, and UFOs. Graphically, the game almost looks like Katamari Damacy if it was made into a third person shooter. You won't find yourself blown away by any one particular aspect of this game- but it is amusing to a point- and one of the better Japanese imports on this console.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

The Laser
7 August 2007
  • Summary: In the end, what this really adds up to is a disappointment that doesn't deliver as much on its promise as you'd expect. Earth Defense Force 2017 has some good ideas, but feels more like a last-gen title than it should. It's a 'value-priced' title which mitigates its flaws to some degree, but this doesn't really change the fact that this title doesn't deliver the goods. Unfortunately, by trying to appeal to arcade and shooter fans, it ends up pleasing neither.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0
Multiplayer 5
5.0

Earth Defence Force 2017

GamersHell.com
15 June 2007
  • Excerpt: Author Stephen King once said that his books were the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries. Disregarding the fact that often Mr. King's work is at least occasionally more substantial than his remarks suggest, the point is well taken. Sometimes all you jones for is some tasty salt and grease, delivered up quickly and with at least the appearance of food.
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Overall 7
6.5

Earth Defence Force 2017 (360)

GBase
14 January 2008
  • Pros: Auf trashige Art unterhaltsam, Massenhaft Gegner, Koopmodus teilweise spassig
  • Cons: Einfallsloses Spieldesign, Grottige KI, Ruckelt zeitweise stark, Unbrauchbare Fahrzeuge
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0

Earth Defence Force 2017 (Xbox 360)

Gamezoom.NET
6 January 2008
  • Summary: Eine langweilige Story, eine einfache Bedienung für Anfänger, wenig grafische Details, keine Zwischensequenzen und ein gelungener Splitscreen-Modus. Genau diese Aspekte machen den neuen Titel aus dem Hause Koch Media aus. Habt ihr Bock auf einen 08/15-Action-Shooter mit einem simplen Spielprinzip und einer einfachen Steuerung, dann werft einen Blick auf Earth Defence Force 2017!
  • Pros: viel Action, simple Steuerung, Splitscreen-Modus
  • Cons: öfters ruckelt das Spiel, wenig grafische Details, öde Story, wenig Spielspass, kaum Atmosphäre, kein Online-Modus, fehlende Zwischensequenzen
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Overall 7
6.5
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 4
4.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

Expert Review

Xbox Gazette
17 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Disponible depuis décembre au Japon et fin mars en Amérique du Nord, Earth Defense Force 2017 (EDF 2017), développé par Sandlot, débarque enfin en Europe. Ce jeu d'action à la troisième personne est devenu culte chez les amateurs nippons des films de série Z suite aux deux précédents épisodes sortis sur borne d'arcade et PS2. C'est donc au second degré, dans le pur esprit de ces nanars que l'on aborde ce titre.
  • Pros: Fun et défoulant, Mode coop, Arsenal conséquent, Petit prix
  • Cons: Faible techniquement, Chutes de framerate, Lieux peu variés, Pas de modes Xbox Live
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Overall 6
6.2
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 3
3.0
Control 4
4.0

Earth Defence Force 2017

GamersPlus
17 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Earth Defence Force 2017 ist ein schwächliches, frustrierendes und schlechtes Spiel mit mehr Minuspunkten als ich für möglich gehalten hätte. Es ist ein geniales, süchtig-machendes Spiel welches jeder Gamer mindestens einmal gespielt haben sollte. Beide Aussagen sind wahr. Wie kann das sein?
  • Pros: Irgendwie doch spaßig, Riesige Robo- und Insekten-Gegner
  • Cons: Schlechter Sound, Monotones Gameplay, Battle Mode, Lächerliche Achievements
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Overall 7
6.5
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 4
4.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

Expert Review

Xbox Gazette
15 September 2007
  • Conclusion: EDF 2017, c'est de l'action à l'état pur qui ne nous laisse aucun répit et qui assume sans vergogne son statut de série Z. On est facilement transporté il y a dix ans en arrière, dans une salle d'arcade, à tirer à tout va sur des centaines d'extraterrestres. On est même surpris de ne pas voir le célèbre "Insert Coin" s'afficher lorsque l'on tombe malheureusement au combat. Oui EDF 2017 est complètement largué niveau réalisation, donc indigne de la Xbox 360.
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