Comparing EDF: Insect Armageddon and EDF 4.1

When I first got EDF: Insect Armageddon, I quite enjoyed it. I personally find it rather good value for money, and the core gameplay loop satisfying and engaging. I was rather surprised to find out that a large portion of the EDF community are rather dismissive about it. After playing EDF 4.1 for quite a while, I begin to see their point. EDF: IA is rather lacking, even when it is technically a better-made game.┬áIt has had a lot of great design decisions that should really be in the latter, as a lot of them made the game much less… [Continue Reading]

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Aerial Ballet

I had been playing Wing Diver wrong. See, I first kept my thumb on the spacebar flying to my heart’s content for about five seconds before plummeting straight into the ground, with the plasma generator alarm blaring in my ears. What I should be doing is instead do elongated jumps across the map, perch myself above buildings and use the high ground, pounce on enemies and fly out. Essentially, I need to play like a tarantula. After I got used to playing as the Wing Diver, her movements are extremely liberating. I can dash across the map, fly between buildings,… [Continue Reading]

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To get a Depth Crawler

I needed to go underground to storm an insect nest. And I planned to do that as an Air Raider. The only problem is, the only two vehicles that I can bring underground are the Depth Crawler and the SDL1. And the latter is a motorcycle that can be damaged by bumping into a wall, and there is no way for me to ride and shoot with it at the same time. Thus, I need the Depth Crawler. I started grinding on level 2 on Hard to get weapon drops. How weapon unlocking in the EDF main series games works… [Continue Reading]

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EDF 4.1 First Impressions

Well, I got EDF 4.1. And it feels great. After seeing the trailer for it last time, which I featured in one of my EDF: Insect Armageddon articles, I really wanted to get my hand on that game, largely because of the not-Jaeger VS not-Kaiju giant punch out. So far, I haven’t gotten there yet. My real-life stuff ate up most of my time, so I didn’t play much. I am currently being curbstomped by giant spiders in an underground nest on the sixth level. On Normal. If giant insects do invade Earth one day I am just going to… [Continue Reading]

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EDF: Insect Armageddon, a second look

I played more EDF: IA after my first article on it. There are a few more things I want to talk about for this game. First up, Insect Armageddon is somewhat divisive among the larger EDF community as far as I can tell, at least for the Western audiences. It is so different from the main EDF games that a lot of people are put off by it before even trying it. The main series EDF games always have that very Japanese feel to them, while Insect Armageddon is, no other way to say it, distinctively Western. IA has a… [Continue Reading]

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

I like EDF: Insect Armageddon. I mean, there are some things that are just beyond criticism. And when you get to fight giant insect, giant mechs, and giant mechanical insects in a game, that game cannot be criticized. I kid, I kid. EDF: Insect Armageddon is flawed. Rather flawed, actually. But even despite those flaws the base experience is so enjoyable that I can ignore those all the way through the campaign. It was only during replaying and preparing for this article when the flaws start surfacing. I did get the game during the Steam Christmas sale for a dollar,… [Continue Reading]

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