Earth Defense Force 2017 (Game/360)
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  • Most people don't seem to have an issue with it, I think it is something that is more important than most people think, developers included
  • Not technologically impressive, but it has so much style that I love it
  • The myriad of guns you find more than make up for the fact that using them isn't a life changing experience

    • by Redeyedfacade
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      Games today seem to have little to no charm. They are designed well, and they play well, but there almost never feels like they have any soul. Most people don’t seem to have an issue with it, I think it is something that is more important than most people think, developers included. Among some of the worst offenders in the gaming industry today is the third person shooter genre. Most of these shooters offer up mindless action with huge guns and nothing by way of substance. Games like Gears of War are great, but feel convoluted to a degree to me because of all their mechanics, and there is just no soul behind it. Third person shooters, like first person shooters, have gotten

      more popular over the years, and as a genre that has gotten more popular, the product has been dumbed down so that it has a greater appeal to the average person. Adrift in this sea of mindless and soulless monotony is Earth Defense Force 2017. This game is nothing technologically impressive, to be honest.

      The graphics are kind of dated, the visual style is a bit bland, and the effects come off as kind of corny. The controls and gameplay are as simplistic as they come. You chose your weapons, then go out to fight giant bugs and robots in various locations, nothing more. However, despite all of this, the game just oozes style and soul. The monster designs are distinctly golden era

      Hollywood, and the robots look like they are right out of that same era as well. Not technologically impressive, but it has so much style that I love it.

      The graphics are pretty unimpressive. Nothing comes off as poorly done, or shoddy, but nothing about the graphics will blow your mind. The areas around the game are pretty bland as well, offering up mostly cityscapes and rural areas, but again, nothing about the areas feels as though they just slapped any old thing together and shipped it out the door. To be honesty, these bland aspects of this game add to its charm. It never sets out to blow your mind, but it takes what it has and does all that it can with ...


      • Earth Defense Force 2017 (Game/360)
      it. The most impressive of all the things in this game visually are the explosions, but even they aren’t fantastic.

      The gameplay is about as average as the graphics are. They work well enough, nothing about them is frustrating and angering, but there is nothing particularly special about the controls either. They are functional, and honestly, that is just fine with me. The myriad of guns you find more than make up for the fact that using them isn’t a life changing experience.

      From top to bottom, though, the game has a lot of soul. It is cheesy old movie style science fiction, and never once tries to be anything more than that. The gameplay is ridiculous, as are the giant bugs and robots that

      you fight. The weapons are right out of a science fiction novel, and there are quite a few of them to find in the game. It has charm, and lots of it. It sets out to offer a certain kind of fun experience, and doesn’t try to add any of the more popular things today like gritty realism or a heavy handed story.

      This is really a downright fun game. Basic, simple, and just dripping with style, this is the kind of game that often gets looked over in favor of something more bloody and violent. While there is no one single part of this game that is wildly impressive, the whole package is just so stylish and cool that I find myself playing it pretty consistently.




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