If you are asking yourself "Self, what is EDF 2017?," then you, my friend, have missed out. EDF 2017 is an incredibly addictive 3rd person shooter that came out a few years ago. Hundreds of enemies, including giant bugs, giant robots, giant monsters, and giant space ships crowd the screen. The game offered two player split screen co-op and hours of entertainment. The budget visuals mixed well with weapon collecting to make an addictive shooter.
D3Publisher has announced a sequel slated for a spring release. The game will offer online co-op, as well as a six player survival mode. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon will be available for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
Insect Armageddon continues to follow the rich history of casual fun and addictive gameplay that made the franchise a cult classic...The Campaign mode that lets up to three players team up online to battle the insects and aliens across a completely destroyable city. Every EDF soldier is armed with over 150 weapons and four upgradeable armor sets and engages in nonstop arcade action that is the fastest and deadliest in the series. In addition, the game also features a six-player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer.
Seriously, my wife and I sunk over a hundred hours into EDF 2017. The game has one of those hard to describe qualities that can only be achieved with a certain Zen-like connection between game and gamer. Who am I kidding? Buildings crumble, insects splat, robots explode, and giant spaceships fall from the sky in flaming wreckage. It is an almost perfect B-movie version of gaming. Hopefully, the sequel captures the charm of the original this spring.