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  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – Earth Defense Force 2025

    I’ve never played an Earth Defense Force game, but I’ve heard players sing their praises well before I met some of their fans here at Game Informer ( check out Joe Juba’s review here ). In many ways, it’s the Dynasty Warriors of third-person shooters. Lots of enemies on screen... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 – Earth Defense Force 2025

    I love the way that developers have been exploring more sophisticated themes in games in recent years, but not everything can be heavy and poignant all of the time. Yes, sometimes I want to play complex games with intense narratives. On the other hand, sometimes I just want to shoot a bunch of aliens... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Making Room For Gaming Fluff

    The current prominence and success of the video game industry owes much to blockbuster titles. Series like Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, The Elder Scrolls, and Halo have propelled into the mainstream spectacular setpiece moments, sprawling worlds, complex systems, and epic tales. While these big-budget... More
  • Blog Post: Five Elements of Earth Defense Force We'd Like To See In Other Games

    There’s really nothing else quite like Earth Defense Force. With the new title, Earth Defense Force 2025, almost here, gamers are about to get more giant bug-killing action…but it’s a shame that more titles don’t focus solely on dumb, chaotic, grandiose ridiculousness. With that... More
  • Blog Post: Cult Classics – Earth Defense Force 2017

    I have trouble watching tongue-in-cheek B movies. You know the type : Modern films intentionally constructed to emulate the vibe of low-budget sci-fi flicks of the '50s. One of the reasons those movies fall flat for me is that they lack a critical component: earnestness. Being campy doesn't work... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Outsmarting The Unending Tide Of Giant Ants

    Earth Defense Force 2017 is known for many things: crummy graphics, laughably bad dialogue, and ridiculous numbers of enemies. Every human structure can be destroyed with a single rocket and enemies spring into the air in a cloud of green blood when killed. Needless to say, the game is a blast. When... More
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