History VideoGame / EarthDefenseForce

30th Nov '16 7:06:37 PM garthvader
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* ''Monster Attack'' / ''The Earth Defense Force'' (2004, [=PS2=]) -- Originally released in Japan in 2003 as Vol. 31 of D3 Publisher's Simple 2000 Series of budget title games for the [=PlayStation=] 2 and the first game in the ''Earth Defense Force'' series. It was never released in North America but was released in Europe in 2004 as "''Monster Attack''".

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* ''Monster Attack'' / ''The Earth Defense Force'' (2004, [=PS2=]) -- Originally released in Japan in 2003 as Vol. 31 of D3 Publisher's Simple 2000 Series of budget title games for the [=PlayStation=] 2 and the first game in the ''Earth Defense Force'' series. It was never released in North America but was released in Europe in 2004 as "''Monster Attack''".Attack''", a title most likely intended to be a ShoutOut to the MarsAttacks series of trading cards, while also have aliens invade Earth with robots, flying saucers and giant bugs simply because they can.
30th Nov '16 7:04:25 PM garthvader
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The series started in 2004 (2003 in Japan) and the story of the games so far took place between 2017 (''Monster Attack'', ''Earth Defense Force 2017'') to 2025 (''Global Defence Force'', ''Global Defence Force Tactics'', ''EDF 2025'').

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The series started in 2004 (2003 in Japan) and the story of the games so far took place between in 2017 (''Monster Attack'', ''Earth Defense Force 2017'') to 2025 2019 (''Global Defence Force'', ''Global Defence Force Tactics'', ''EDF Tactics'') and 2025 (''EDF 2025'').
8th Nov '16 11:23:20 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** ''Earth Defense Forces 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair'' (2015/2016, [=PS4=], PC) -- 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.

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** ''Earth Defense Forces 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair'' (2015/2016, [=PS4=], PC) -- An UpdatedRerelease Updated Re-release of ''2025'', released in Japan for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 [=PlayStation=] 4 in April 2015, following in December for North America and the next February for Europe. A PC port through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Steam came worldwide in July 2016.
30th Sep '16 5:04:05 PM garthvader
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** [[/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'', and includes eight new levels and new weapons, including some uses by the Fencer in ''2025''.

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** [[/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'', and includes eight seven new levels and new weapons, including some uses by the Fencer in ''2025''.
30th Sep '16 4:08:39 PM garthvader
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** [[/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'', and includes eight new levels and new weapons, including some uses by the ''Fencer'' in ''2025''.

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** [[/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'', and includes eight new levels and new weapons, including some uses by the ''Fencer'' Fencer in ''2025''.
30th Sep '16 4:08:01 PM garthvader
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* ''Global Defence Force'' / ''The Earth Defense Force 2'' (2007, [=PS2=]) -- Released in Japan in 2005 as Vol. 81 of the Simple 2000 Series and a sequel to ''The Earth Defense Force''. The sequel expanded on the original with more missions, new enemies, and introduced the Pale Wings, female soldiers equipped with jet-packs with the ability to fly and reach higher ground. Like its predecessor, never got a North America release but it was released in Europe as "''Global Defence Force''" and "''Terra Defense Force''" in Korea.
** ''Earth Defense Forces 2 Portable'' (2011, [=PSP=]) -- A re-release of ''Global Defence Force'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. Only released in Japan.
** ''Earth Defense Forces 2 V2'' (2014 Playstation Vita) -- Another re-release of ''Global Defense Force'' for the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}}. Adds the Air Raider character from ''Earth Defense Force 2025''. Is set for release in North America in Fall 2015 courtesy of Creator/XSEEDGames under the title ''Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space''.

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* ''Global Defence Force'' / ''The Earth Defense Force 2'' (2007, [=PS2=]) -- Released in Japan in 2005 as Vol. 81 of the Simple 2000 Series and a sequel to ''The Earth Defense Force''. The sequel expanded on the original with more missions, new enemies, and introduced the Pale Wings, female soldiers equipped with jet-packs with the ability to fly and reach higher ground. Like its predecessor, never got a North America release but it was released in Europe as "''Global Defence Force''" and "''Terra Defense Force''" in Korea. \n There is no voice acting in the EU version.
** ''Earth Defense Forces 2 Portable'' (2011, [=PSP=]) -- A re-release of ''Global Defence Force'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. Only released in Japan.
Japan. Includes seven new levels and new high-level weapons.
** ''Earth Defense Forces 2 V2'' (2014 Playstation Vita) -- Another re-release of ''Global Defense Force'' for the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}}. Adds Vita}}, including all the content added to ''Portable''. Also adds a variant of the Air Raider character from ''Earth Defense Force 2025''. Is set for release 2025'', though he cannot call in vehicles since that is not how this game works. Released in North America in Fall 2015 courtesy of Creator/XSEEDGames under the title ''Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space''.



** [[/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''.

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** [[/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'', and includes eight new levels and new weapons, including some uses by the ''Fencer'' in ''2025''.



* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForceInsectArmageddon'' (2011, [=PS3=], 360, PC) -- More or less a follow-up to ''Earth Defense Force 2017'', however it was developed by Vicious Cycle Software instead and the first game developed outside of Japan. Unlike the previous games, ''Insect Armageddon'' lost some of the giant monster movie feel of the previous games but still keeps the spirit of the gameplay intact.
* ''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'' features four playable classes (Rangers, Wing Divers, Air Raiders, and Fencers) and online multiplayer.

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* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForceInsectArmageddon'' (2011, [=PS3=], 360, PC) -- More or less a follow-up to ''Earth Defense Force 2017'', however it was developed by Vicious Cycle Software instead and the first game developed outside of Japan. Unlike the previous games, ''Insect Armageddon'' lost some is a linear objective-based game with only a small number of the giant monster movie feel of the previous games but still keeps the spirit of the gameplay intact.
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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''.2017'' and more or less a remake of ''Global Defence Force''. 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'' features four playable classes (Rangers, Wing Divers, Air Raiders, and Fencers) and online multiplayer.
30th Sep '16 3:58:32 PM garthvader
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** In ''EDF 2017'', we have Easy, Normal, Hard, Hardest, and [[FakeDifficulty Inferno]].

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** In ''EDF 2017'', we have Easy, Normal, Hard, Hardest, and [[FakeDifficulty Inferno]].Inferno.



* 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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* InsistentTerminology: The oversized bugs will ''always'' be are referred to as "giant insects." Not "aliens," not "bugs," not even a colorful nickname. If an NPC refers to them, insects" and nothing else in most games, though they will never call them anything else.get to be '''Gigantors''' in ''Global Defence Force'' and '''Buggernauts''' in ''Invaders from Planet Space''.
30th Sep '16 3:55:19 PM garthvader
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* FakeDifficulty: Any difficulty past HarderThanHard since the enemies can deal out insane amounts of damage to you and they have an absurd amount of health compared to yours, especially those God-forsaken spiders.
27th Sep '16 1:28:19 PM whatthefbomb
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* ShortRangeShotgun: Inverted. Not only are shotguns effective beyond point blank range, they are actually useful far beyond the range they would be in real life. It helps that most of your targets are exceedingly large, so pellet spread isn't much of an issue.
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.
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