Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable video game reviewWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | email@example.com
Earth Defense Force® 2017 Portable (D3Publisher)
Available via digital download on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable offers action packed shooting action with retro sci-fi scenarios. This enhanced version of the 2007 Xbox 360 version features ground troops, which can progress through four different levels, who get over 150 possible weapons to battle alien onslaughts (can carry up to two at one time). Players can also enter vehicles including special mechs, helicopters, tanks, Pale Wing and more. Use the vehicles to move towards targets otherwise you will spend too much running on the ground.
The dual analog stick control scheme makes this a natural re-adaptation that includes seven new levels in addition to the base levels that number over 50. Enemy movement can be choppy at times, so it can be challenging to predict where to fire a wide array of weapons including flame throwers, shotguns, rocket launchers and grenades.
Multiplayer modes support up to four players and include new missions, enemies, and equipment. Coordination is key and the cooperative aspects enhance the game and benefit from the added voice chat support. The highly destructive environments (e.g. buildings fall with just the right strike) and familiar sci-fi situation create entertaining thrills. Recommended (***) and rated T for animated blood, mild language, and violence. Earth Defense Force 2025 will release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime this year. Purchase this game before February 4th to receive free downloadable content (DLC) of the following weapons: Electro Paralyzer, Heat Blaster, Limit Booster, and Reverse Drone ($0.99 each after February 4th).