Excerpt: The premise of Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is to put you and your friends in the lead roles of a classic monster movie. A massive force of insects has invaded and while Tokyo was the first target, now the bugs want the entire world. And that means even New Detroit is on the menu.
Excerpt: Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon is one of those games that will take you back to the era of arcade gaming, an era long gone where games didn’t feature incredibly deep narratives or complex gameplay mechanics; back then games were just fun.
Excerpt: While I can’t say I’ve ever seen a cheesy ‘50’s B-movie, I’m pretty sure I know what to expect after playing Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. Ridiculous monsters, convoluted plot, over the top action—yes, I’m confident that the team over at Vicious Cycle Software watched just a few too many...
Pros: Run ‘n’ gun fun, new multiplayer modes and classes
Cons: Short campaign, bad weapon management system
Excerpt: It's hard to pinpoint, to convey in words, exactly what makes Earth Defense Force a good game when it screams of inadequacy. The graphics are rudimentary, the fonts are horrendous and the script is laughable, but despite all of this, or perhaps even because of it, it remains great fun.
Conclusion: All of the weapons feel like you're shooting spitballs, taking almost five minutes of uninterrupted gunfire to take down any of the major enemies. Everything about it feels too long and too weak, and it will leave you pining for the first one at almost every turn.
Conclusion: Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is one of those titles that are obviously made for a certain audience. Being a budget title, it’s a rare find. Very few budget titles look the part, play the part and are actually loads of fun.
Summary: Picture this: you're walking down the street one day, minding your own business. The sun's shining, everything is perfectly normal. Then all of a sudden, you're surrounded by giant bugs. We're talking ants, spiders, and a couple others, and I'm not talking a few feet tall here, I mean huge.
Excerpt: In this modern era of HD presentations and multi-million dollar budgets, we seem to have forgotten something - video games, above all else are supposed to be fun. And call me crazy, but shooting a giant ant in the face with a bazooka is all kinds of fun.