History VideoGame / EarthDefenseForce

30th Aug '16 11:11:24 AM whatthefbomb
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Some of the unlockable weapons are capable of incredible destruction, but are limited in their usefulness thanks to excessive blast radius (FriendlyFireproof is averted, making you a larger threat to your allies than the enemies), long reload or lock-on times, or simply having finite ammo that cannot be restocked.


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* BoringButPractical: Insomuch as high explosives can be considered "boring," playing as a ranger with an assault rifle and basic rocket launcher may not be nearly as flashy as chucking grenades that can level entire city blocks or calling in strikes from a KillSat, but it's a loadout that gives you no glaring weaknesses and still affords you both crowd control and decent hard target stopping power.


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* ImprobableWeaponUser: You can use handfuls of powered-up firecrackers, squirt guns full of HollywoodAcid, and spritzer bottles of ultra-strength bug spray as some of the more outlandish additions to your arsenal.
23rd Aug '16 12:15:27 AM whatthefbomb
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* BottomlessMagazines: Every weapon has a limited magazine size, with no manual reloading whatsoever, but you have infinite reserve ammo for just about everything. Some weapons in the series cannot be reloaded at all unless you start a mission again, however.

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* BottomlessMagazines: Every weapon has a limited magazine size, with no manual reloading whatsoever, but you have infinite reserve ammo for just about everything. Some weapons in the series cannot be reloaded at all unless you start a mission again, however.



* EveryBulletIsATracer: Sort of necessary from a gameplay standpoint. With so much going on and so few of your weapons being HitScan, you really need to see where each round goes and adjust on the fly.



* FluffyTheTerrible: "Hector" isn't exactly a name befitting a 10-story-tall HumongousMecha capable of trampling over houses. They're tough customers despite the name.
* FlyingSaucer: Often a DropShip to unload more enemies for you to deal with.



* FlyingSaucer: Often a DropShip to unload more enemies for you to deal with.

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* FlyingSaucer: Often FrickinLaserBeams: Plenty, both used by the aliens themselves as well as the Wing Divers. 4.1 starts Wing Divers off with a DropShip to unload more enemies for you to deal with.short range BeamSpam weapon that wouldn't look out of place at a rave club.



* InsectoidAliens: The bug enemies.


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* InsectoidAliens: The bug enemies.
* InsistentTerminology: The oversized bugs will ''always'' be referred to as "giant insects." Not "aliens," not "bugs," not even a colorful nickname. If an NPC refers to them, they will never call them anything else.


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** Fencers are sometimes be equipped with short-range jump jets to boost their otherwise limited mobility.


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* RedShirtArmy: Zig-zagged. The various NPC soldiers that fight alongside you aren't exactly known for their longevity, especially since FriendlyFireproof only works in your favor, but they've often plenty capable of mowing down enemies almost as well as you.
4th Aug '16 2:13:16 PM EryliaStarheart
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One of the main draws of the series is how the game makes the player feel like they're in a Japanese {{Kaiju}} {{BMovie}} as they take on [[TheWarSequence legions upon legions]] of enemies and Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized (And occasionally [[RentAZilla Godzilla-looking as well]] [[bosses. The gameplay throughout the series is relatively simple: for the most part, you take control of an infantry soldier of the EDF to shoot down any and all aliens throughout many stages of the game. Along the way, you can find armor power-ups that increases your soldier's maximum health and weapon boxes to obtain new weapon; more powerful weapons are usually found by playing through the missions in harder difficulties. It's as simple as that... right until you get stomped into the ground.

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One of the main draws of the series is how the game makes the player feel like they're in a Japanese {{Kaiju}} {{BMovie}} as they take on [[TheWarSequence legions upon legions]] of enemies and Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized (And occasionally [[RentAZilla Godzilla-looking as well]] [[bosses.well]]) bosses. The gameplay throughout the series is relatively simple: for the most part, you take control of an infantry soldier of the EDF to shoot down any and all aliens throughout many stages of the game. Along the way, you can find armor power-ups that increases your soldier's maximum health and weapon boxes to obtain new weapon; more powerful weapons are usually found by playing through the missions in harder difficulties. It's as simple as that... right until you get stomped into the ground.
4th Aug '16 2:12:34 PM EryliaStarheart
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Taking place in around the modern era, scientist have discovered radio wavelengths from outer space, thus proving the existence of extraterrestrial life. Unfortunately, these aliens aren't here to give humans an olive branch and welcome baskets, [[AlienInvasion they're here to take over the Earth]]. Not to sit idly by and let the aliens pave a path of destruction to take over Earth with swarms of [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] [[BigCreepyCrawlies bugs]], [[KillerRobot robots]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]], and what else they decide to sic on Earth, the eponymous Earth Defense Force, unified multinational military force, was founded to stand up against the alien invaders.

One of the main draws of the series is how the game makes the player feel like they're in a Japanese {{Kaiju}} BMovie as they take on legions upon ''legions'' of enemies and the occasional Godzilla-sized monstrosities (including monsters that [[{{Expy}} looks]] [[CaptainErsatz like]] Franchise/{{Godzilla}}). The gameplay throughout the series is relatively simple: for the most part, you take control of an infantry soldier of the EDF to shoot down any-and-all aliens throughout many stages of the game. It's as simple as that. Along the way, you can find armor power-ups that increases your soldier's maximum health and weapon boxes to obtain new weapon; more powerful weapons are usually found by playing through the missions in harder difficulties.

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Taking place in around the modern era, scientist TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, scientists have discovered radio wavelengths from outer space, thus proving the existence of extraterrestrial life. Unfortunately, these aliens aren't here to give humans an olive branch and welcome baskets, [[AlienInvasion they're here to take over the Earth]]. Not to sit idly by and let the aliens pave a path Moreover, before they do so in person, they deploy shock troops in form of destruction to take over Earth with swarms of [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] [[BigCreepyCrawlies bugs]], [[KillerRobot robots]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]], dinosaurs]] and what else they decide other assorted {{BMovie}} MonsterMash. Not to sic on Earth, sit idly by and let the aliens pave a path of destruction, governments of the world establish the eponymous Earth Defense Force, an unified multinational military force, was founded effort, to stand up against the alien invaders.

One of the main draws of the series is how the game makes the player feel like they're in a Japanese {{Kaiju}} BMovie {{BMovie}} as they take on [[TheWarSequence legions upon ''legions'' legions]] of enemies and the occasional Godzilla-sized monstrosities (including monsters that [[{{Expy}} looks]] [[CaptainErsatz like]] Franchise/{{Godzilla}}). Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized (And occasionally [[RentAZilla Godzilla-looking as well]] [[bosses. The gameplay throughout the series is relatively simple: for the most part, you take control of an infantry soldier of the EDF to shoot down any-and-all any and all aliens throughout many stages of the game. It's as simple as that. Along the way, you can find armor power-ups that increases your soldier's maximum health and weapon boxes to obtain new weapon; more powerful weapons are usually found by playing through the missions in harder difficulties.
difficulties. It's as simple as that... right until you get stomped into the ground.



Good luck out there, the Earth is counting on you! Has no relations to the ShootEmUp ''Earth Defense Force'' developed by Jaleco.

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Good luck out there, the Earth is counting on you! Has no relations to the ShootEmUp ''Earth Defense Force'' developed by Jaleco.
Jaleco.

Good luck out there, the Earth is counting on you!
23rd Jul '16 2:28:11 AM TheGreatKomodo
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* NationalAnthem: Well, sorta.

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* NationalAnthem: Well, sorta.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llkWz4OBfX4 sorta]].
22nd Jul '16 1:21:42 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce2025'' / ''Earth Defense Forces 4'' (2013, [=PS3=], 360) -- Released in July 2013 in Japan and February 2014 overseas, it is the true sequel to ''Earth Defense Force 2017''. Taking place eight years after the events of ''Earth Defense Force 2017'', the Ravagers have returned in an attempt take over Earth again. Applying elements from the previous installments, ''Earth Defense Force 2025'' will feature four playable classes (Rangers, Wing Divers, Air Raiders, and Fencers) and online multiplayer.
** ''Earth Defense Forces 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair'' (2015/2016, [=PS4=], PC) -- Part UpdatedRerelease, part stand-alone expansion for ''EDF 2025'', released in Japan for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 in 2015, following in December for North America and the next February for Europe. A PC port through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} came worldwide in July 2016.

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* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce2025'' / ''Earth Defense Forces 4'' (2013, [=PS3=], 360) -- Released in July 2013 in Japan and February 2014 overseas, it is the true sequel to ''Earth Defense Force 2017''. Taking place eight years after the events of ''Earth Defense Force 2017'', the Ravagers have returned in an attempt take over Earth again. Applying elements from the previous installments, ''Earth Defense Force 2025'' will feature features four playable classes (Rangers, Wing Divers, Air Raiders, and Fencers) and online multiplayer.
** ''Earth Defense Forces 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair'' (2015/2016, [=PS4=], PC) -- Part UpdatedRerelease, part stand-alone expansion for ''EDF 2025'', An UpdatedRerelease of ''2025'', released in Japan for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 in April 2015, following in December for North America and the next February for Europe. A PC port through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} came worldwide in July 2016.
22nd Jul '16 1:19:24 PM Kadorhal
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** ''Earth Defense Forces 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair'' (2015) -- A stand-alone expansion for ''EDF 2025'' is planned for [=PlayStation=] 4 in 2015.

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** ''Earth Defense Forces 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair'' (2015) (2015/2016, [=PS4=], PC) -- A Part UpdatedRerelease, part stand-alone expansion for ''EDF 2025'' is planned 2025'', released in Japan for [=PlayStation=] 4 the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 in 2015.2015, following in December for North America and the next February for Europe. A PC port through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} came worldwide in July 2016.



* ActionGirl: The Pale Wings (''Global Defence Force'' and ''EDF 2017'') and Wing Divers (''EDF 2025'').

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* ActionGirl: The Pale Wings (''Global Defence Force'' and ''EDF 2017'') and Wing Divers (''EDF 2025'').2025/4.1'').



* BadassArmy: The Earth Defense Force. They have fending off invading hoards of bugs for quite a while now.
* BeamSpam: Some of the enemies and bosses are capable of spaming laser beams all over the place.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: In some of the games, you may come across weapons made from using technology of the alien invaders.

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* BadassArmy: The Earth Defense Force. They have been fending off invading hoards of bugs for quite a while now.
* BeamSpam: Some of the enemies and bosses are capable of spaming spamming laser beams all over the place.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: In some of the games, you may come across weapons made from using technology of the alien invaders.



* BottomlessMagazines: Subverted. Most of your weapons have infinite ammo, but just about every weapon have a limited clip size and have to reloaded once the clip runs out. There's no manual reloading whatsoever. Some weapons in the series cannot be reloaded at all unless you start a mission again.

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* BottomlessMagazines: Subverted. Most of your weapons have infinite ammo, but just about every Every weapon have has a limited clip size and have to reloaded once the clip runs out. There's magazine size, with no manual reloading whatsoever. whatsoever, but you have infinite reserve ammo for just about everything. Some weapons in the series cannot be reloaded at all unless you start a mission again.again, however.



* {{Camp}}: A series of budget games where take control of a foot soldier fighting off waves of giant bugs, robots, flying saucers, and other kaiju-styled monsters.

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* {{Camp}}: A series of budget games where you take control of a foot soldier fighting off waves of giant bugs, robots, flying saucers, and other kaiju-styled monsters.



* EverythingBreaks: Just about everything in the outdoor areas can be laid to waste. Houses, skyscrapers, appartments, cars, trees, fences, you name it, and there's no penalty for riding them to get a better view of your enemies.

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* EverythingBreaks: Just about everything in the outdoor areas can be laid to waste. Houses, skyscrapers, appartments, apartments, cars, trees, fences, you name it, and there's no penalty for riding them to get a better view of your enemies.



* FriendlyFireproof: A mixed example with these games; while your allies can't hurt you, you can hurt them. This is averted in co-op mode where players can accidentally (or intentionally) shoot each other.

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* FriendlyFireproof: A mixed example with these games; while your allies [=NPCs=] can't hurt you, you can hurt them. This is averted in co-op mode where allies, but human players can accidentally (or intentionally) shoot each other.can.



** [[spoiler:''EDF 2017'' gives us the Genocide Gun, a WaveMotionGun that deals [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 1,000,000]] damage! The downside is that the blast could kill you (and your allies) too and certain non-mook enemies are immune to it and you have unlock it by beating all 53 missions on Inferno.]]

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** [[spoiler:''EDF 2017'' gives us the Genocide Gun, a WaveMotionGun that deals [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 1,000,000]] damage! The downside is that the blast could kill you (and your allies) too and certain non-mook enemies are immune to it it, and you have unlock it by beating all 53 missions on Inferno.]]



** In the first two games, we have the [[CaptainErsatz Saurus]], giant dinosaur-like monsters that breathes fire.

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** In the first two games, we have the [[CaptainErsatz Saurus]], giant dinosaur-like monsters that breathes breathe fire.



-->Our soldiers are prepared for any alien threats!
-->The Navy launches ships! The Air Force sends their jets!
-->And nothing can withstand our fixed bayonets!
-->'''THE EDF DEPLOYS!'''

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-->Our soldiers are prepared for any alien threats!
-->The
threats!\\
The
Navy launches ships! The Air Force sends their jets!
-->And
jets!\\
And
nothing can withstand our fixed bayonets!
-->'''THE
bayonets!\\
'''THE
EDF DEPLOYS!'''



* ZergRush: The red ants favorite method of attack.

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* ZergRush: The red ants ants' favorite method of attack.
24th Jun '16 10:51:51 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Some of your allies are prune to saying one in the midst of battle. From ''EDF 2017'', "Do you like death?! Then die!"

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Some of your allies are prune prone to saying one in the midst of battle. From ''EDF 2017'', "Do you like death?! Then die!"
19th Feb '16 12:45:37 AM Phoenixion
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** ''Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable'' / ''Earth Defence Forces 3 Portable'' (2012, [=PlayStation=] Vita) -- Re-release of ''EDF 2017'' for the [=PlayStation=] Vita. Adds the Pale Wing character from it's predecessor ''Global Defence Force''.

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** ''Earth [[/index]]''Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable'' / ''Earth Defence Forces 3 Portable'' (2012, [=PlayStation=] Vita) -- Re-release of ''EDF 2017'' for the [=PlayStation=] Vita. Adds the Pale Wing character from it's predecessor ''Global Defence Force''.Force''.
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17th Jan '16 7:16:15 PM normal19
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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Exaggerated in all of the games -- you can fire upon civilians, fellow troops and every building in sight with no repercussions whatsoever.
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