Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

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Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby GIGAN05 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:52 am

Well ... after digging through it appears the original thread was deleted.

On topic, Shadow Of New Despair finally got released in the UK last Friday. After playing a solid 6 hours this is pretty much an upgraded 2025 with some scenery and lighting touches. The controls feel tighter then previous Gen as well.

But that is not a bad thing, you know the tunnel missions? They have applied proper lighting as if your going down into a pitch black cave with only head lights to guide you. Definitely added a layer of atmosphere for when the bugs try to get you. Plus, the A.I has gotten a wee bit smarter. The Wing Diver ailles will boost up before hitting the ground from an attack. Also, at long last, artillery vehicles have been added. It caught me off guard when A.I driven tanks started coming out of no where :lol:

But ... one the biggest and newest addition, the thing I was looking forward the most was the welcome return of Giant Monsters! Encountered the first one and holy crap that thing is a different ball game compared to the bugs.

Say hello to Erginus!


The best part however (I have yet to reach this mission) and the most highlighted feature of this version ...
Giant Monster On Giant Mech battles!


Im soo hyped for that mission ...

With that, Shadow Of New Despair is THE definitive Earth Defense Force game. Highly recomended if you have a PS4.
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby g2vd » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:01 am

Man, I loved playing Earth Defense Force 2017 on my old Xbox 360, Insect Armageddon on the other hand..not so much

I really wish Earth2017 had been released on the PS3, because ever since my old Xbox Red-Ringed I haven't been able to play them since.
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby GIGAN05 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:04 am

g2vd wrote:Man, I loved playing Earth Defense Force 2017 on my old Xbox 360, Insect Armageddon on the other hand..not so much

I really wish Earth2017 had been released on the PS3, because ever since my old Xbox Red-Ringed I haven't been able to play them since.


2025 saw a PS3 release and is the sequel to 2017 ;).
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby g2vd » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:18 am

GIGAN05 wrote:
g2vd wrote:Man, I loved playing Earth Defense Force 2017 on my old Xbox 360, Insect Armageddon on the other hand..not so much

I really wish Earth2017 had been released on the PS3, because ever since my old Xbox Red-Ringed I haven't been able to play them since.


2025 saw a PS3 release and is the sequel to 2017 ;).

Wait..it had a PS3 release..COOL!! I thought it was only for Next-Gen Consoles this whole time, awesome!

Edit: Wait, there's a PSVita Earth2017 on the PS3 store is it exactly like the 360 version or are there big differences?
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby GIGAN05 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:23 am

g2vd wrote:
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g2vd wrote:Man, I loved playing Earth Defense Force 2017 on my old Xbox 360, Insect Armageddon on the other hand..not so much

I really wish Earth2017 had been released on the PS3, because ever since my old Xbox Red-Ringed I haven't been able to play them since.


2025 saw a PS3 release and is the sequel to 2017 ;).

Wait..it had a PS3 release..COOL!! I thought it was only for Next-Gen Consoles this whole time, awesome!

Edit: Wait, there's a PSVita Earth2017 on the PS3 store is it exactly like the 360 version or are there big differences?


No, 4.1 Shadow Of New Despair is the upgraded 2025 for Next gen. So your in luck!

And in regards to that, cant say ... Only heard about them just recently.
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby Dino-Mario » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:15 pm

Well, that seems great! You see, i've always enjoyed EDF series, shooting down aliens and monsters with crazy designs and an epic soundtrack to boot, the perfect kind of game to have fun on weekends! Plus, it brings me some Metal Slug flashbacks.
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Postby g2vd » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:44 am

GIGAN05 wrote:No, 4.1 Shadow Of New Despair is the upgraded 2025 for Next gen. So your in luck!

And in regards to that, cant say ... Only heard about them just recently.

Cool! and it's only $14 at GameStop, while I have been trying to save up to get a PS4 that might just be too good to pass up.
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Postby GIGAN05 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:31 pm

g2vd wrote:
GIGAN05 wrote:No, 4.1 Shadow Of New Despair is the upgraded 2025 for Next gen. So your in luck!

And in regards to that, cant say ... Only heard about them just recently.

Cool! and it's only $14 at GameStop, while I have been trying to save up to get a PS4 that might just be too good to pass up.


Do it. Heck that's a STEAL right there.

Some of the EDF 4.1 DLC:

Those green ants, jesus christ.
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby Komenja » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:08 pm

EDf 4.1 is one of the main reasons I got a PS4. 2017 and 2025 were so fun, and 4.1 is such a huge improvement over 2025!

Wait, there's a PSVita Earth2017 on the PS3 store is it exactly like the 360 version or are there big differences?


The PSVita version is the same game as 2017, but it has a second character class, the Pale Wing, returning from EDF 2. You unlock her after beating all the missions as the Ranger on any difficulty.

On the Vita there's also Earth Defense Force: Invaders from Planet Space, which is a re-release of EDF 2 that added the Air Raider from 2025 into it's roster of characters.
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Postby GIGAN05 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:00 pm

Bumping this thread because LASER CHAINSAW motherskreeonkers!!!!!


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Postby Komenja » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:43 pm

HEADS UP! Earth Defense Force 4.1 is coming to Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/410320/
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Postby GIGAN05 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:02 am

Komenja wrote:HEADS UP! Earth Defense Force 4.1 is coming to Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/410320/


... The mods, THE MODS...

Someone rip the Godzilla models from the PS3 game quick!!!
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Postby Komenja » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:52 pm

EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5 ANNOUNCED!



GIANT FROG MEN WITH LASER CANNONS! ANTS THAT DEPLOY FROM SKY SPEARS! NEW MECHS!

EDF! EDF! EDF!
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Postby GIGAN05 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:10 am



In addition ... MASER TANKS, NEW KAIJU, BEING ABLE TO SPRINT.

I cannot get over that skreeonking frog!!!

Please bring this to steam D3!!!
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Postby Zilla103192 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:39 pm

That Spiky kaiju is awesome! And I LOVE that sprinting is finally being added.

I need this game

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Decided to toss 4.1 in again, and you know what the series desperately needs? A "Finish Level" button.

When you complete the objective of the level, it automatically ends, and fades out. But there's always unclaimed loot. When you complete the level, you should still be allowed to run around and gather all of your drops, then end the level (via a button in the pause menu or something) once you finish getting them. Or do what Monster Hunter does and allow you a certain amount of time before the level is over to grab as much loot as you can.

I just finished a round against Red/Silver Ants, Jumping Spiders AND Wasps, and had SO MANY loot boxes lying around, but I couldn't grab more then a few of the ones that were near me before the level faded out. That was irritating.
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby GIGAN05 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:43 am

Zilla103192 wrote:That Spiky kaiju is awesome! And I LOVE that sprinting is finally being added.

I need this game

EDIT:

Decided to toss 4.1 in again, and you know what the series desperately needs? A "Finish Level" button.

When you complete the objective of the level, it automatically ends, and fades out. But there's always unclaimed loot. When you complete the level, you should still be allowed to run around and gather all of your drops, then end the level (via a button in the pause menu or something) once you finish getting them. Or do what Monster Hunter does and allow you a certain amount of time before the level is over to grab as much loot as you can.

I just finished a round against Red/Silver Ants, Jumping Spiders AND Wasps, and had SO MANY loot boxes lying around, but I couldn't grab more then a few of the ones that were near me before the level faded out. That was irritating.


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Postby Zilla103192 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:42 pm

I usually try to leave one too... then some jackass npc blows it to bits!
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Postby GIGAN05 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:13 pm

Zilla103192 wrote:I usually try to leave one too... then some jackass npc blows it to bits!


And thats why I go renegade :twisted:.
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby Komenja » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:17 am

New Gematsu article: http://gematsu.com/2016/11/earth-defense-force-5-details-new-actions-giant-grey-aliens-mysterious-monsters

Cliff notes: EDF starts out as a Civilian Militia, Characters have new abilities (Ranger can sprint, Wing Diver has a boost to close distance and evade attacks; Fencer and Air Raider still unconfirmed), giant robot-like enemies can have their helmets shot off to reveal they are really Grey Aliens, new kaiju Archeluth has a rolling attack like Angy's Thunderball and can shoot projectiles from it's back.

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Sorry for double post seriously you nurds, get in here and get hype about EDF but MOAR NEWS! The Fencer is confirmed to return, and he looks great! Love the redesign.

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Air Raider is back for EDF5, with an even sillier helmet! The whole gang's back together, and should be ready to save the world this summer in Japan! I've heard rumors it'll be released overseas in September, but no confirmation yet. Gematsu article

Air Raider's getting some nice quality of life improvements in EDF5. The "designation" for Air Strikes makes it sound like you can confirm or cancel an air strike after you throw/shoot the marker, so you can avoid killing your entire team "on accident." And his rolling/bouncing bombs can now lock on to targets and maneuver around obstacles!

The new Nyx mech is pretty much just a thin Vegalta, but it looks like it might handle better. And of course, the maser tanks still look wonderful!
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Re: Earth Defense Force/EDF Series Thread II

Postby Saansilt » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:18 pm

I really do enjoy 4.1. But dangnabbit is command a bunch of idiots. Assaulting the nest underground? Since when does man get outsmarted by ants?
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