Sunday, 11 July 2010
Been playing through Earth Defense Force 2017 again recently, it may not the prettiest game in the world, but what it does really well is impart a vivid sense of scale. Levels typically see the player's commando avatar stranded in a crumbling metropolis, battling waves upon waves of scuttling insect enemies. Mission 50 sees you start on the outskirts of a ruined city, with an enormous cyber-Kaiju in your sights. To buy you some time, a small squad of soldiers bait the beast with shotgun volleys. They don't last too long. Soon enough, it's just you and an angry, charging techno-monstrosity.