posted by VagabondKing (CLEVELAND, OH) Jul 7, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
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Personally, i am a huge fan of the edf games. This is a very good follow up to its predecessor 2017. Its made by a new company, but they got the job done. They are tons of new weapons and their ranking system and character classes are very well done. Theyve also added onlibe multiplayer which is very fun. A survival mode has also been added. It is a bit lacking tho in content( you can only be one class, limited guns). For all the veteran players, they can still expect the enormous hordes of bugs and hundreds of weapons. And even occasionally youll here your AI shout the undieing phrase, " EDF EDF EDF "
the game starts letting you chose 1 of the 4 armors; battle(slow strong type), jet(fast, flying, long range type), tactical(deploy-able, helper type(my favorite)), and the trooper( average on everything, can use all weapon types, nothing special), then you get to chose 2 of the weakest weapons(tier 1) to fight against large ants and a smaller hector(boss in 1st mission)and gain your score as exp for your armor and credits to buy new weapons that you unlock by lving your armor and picking up the weapon crates, much like EDF:2017 but your health isn't going to grow much as it only increases as your armor is lved!
honestly the EDF:2017 had armor drops from enemies that increased your health so you could survive more, and now you have little chance of surviving harder difficulties and bigger ravagers, also the game is much shorter as EDF:2017 had 53 missions this one has like 10 missions and leaves you wondering if your dead or what happens, very disappointing ending, the weapons so far seem far too weak being tier 5 weapons can't all even kill 1 ant per shot even on normal(weakest difficulty) most explosive weapons can kill in 2 shots on hard if tier 5, but honestly the max tier on normal should atleast wipe out an ant on the next difficulty as you fight 100s of ants in any mission meaning 100s of shots just to take out swarm enemies, so the bigger enemies are able to kill you off by the time you get rid of the swarm enemies, a big let down to me.
1 thing I forgot, if you play split-screen you can't see any specs of your weapons meaning you wont know the damage, speed, reload, or lock-on capability of any weapons you want to use. makes it much harder to choose what weapon for each mission/difficulty..
other than that this is a good game, but some good parts of the 1 before it seem to have been over looked and I would prefer to play EDF:2017 over and over rather than this new one. rent it 1st, as it is much different from the others!