EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 2025
PS3 (also on Xbox
EDF! EDF! If this chant means nothing to you then, well, itís treat
time. Assuming that you like saving the Earth Ė and if you donít
like saving the Earth then you must be a terrorist. Weíre dobbing
you into Jack Bauer.
Anyway, single or multiplayer
third-person shooty-shooter Earth Defense Force 2025 is
full of bugs. You also have heaps of the fuckers to shoot... Itís
not the slickest game that youíll ever see, and itís not the
slickest game that youíll ever play. But it just might be one of the
Hang on, didnít we eradicate íem all back
Ė erm, forward - in 2017? Yeah, thatís what they wanted us to
believe. Sneaky bloody bugs. They actually took a hot tip from Ben
Folds and naffed off underground, breeding their arses off (perhaps,
weíre not entirely sure what anatomical bits space bugs bonk with)
until deciding that Earth was ripe for another assault. Together
with their moon-based Ravager bosses, they rain icky-creepy-buggy
war on our troops. But hey, EDF! EDF! EDF!
So, you pick one
of four soldier types and enter battle armed with two weapons Ė
unless you pick the Fencer, who can have four. Theyíre all balanced
differently Ė some can fly, some are more gruntbuggly. Youíll soon
find your preference. The frayís subsequently entered on any of five
difficulties, with varying amounts of, and types of, bugs invading.
But youíll fight them on the beaches, in the streets, in the
caverns, in the air Ė and also experience copious amounts of glee
(sans singing) from levelling buildings. EDF! EDF! EDF!
EDF games have always been about big, dumb, joyful B-movie
fun, and 2025 doesnít break anything. To be honest itís not
particularly different, but if it ainít broke, donít fix it.
Well, unless itís a bug, whereby you should fix the living
suitcase out of it. EDF! EDF! EDF!