Having discovered the series with the second installment on PS2 in the range Simple 2000 (a range of games sold for budgets 2000 yen), I threw myself on this Earth Defense Force 3 Japan upon its release on Xbox 360. Time flies, it was 2006 ! Six years after its release behold D3 Publisher made recycling and decides to bring this third installment of the series on the latest Sony laptop. For sure I would have preferred a new episode but this port is PSVita ?
For those not familiar with the series and have tendencies arachnophobia or fear of small critters, go your way ! Car in this game we go three-quarters of his time to shoot teeming hordes of ants, termite, of tarantulas and other critters dirt
Joking aside, you are a member of the “Earth Defense Force” and you have to repel an alien invasion of giant robots, insect, spacecraft (one of which resembles the black star…) and other giant monster really ugly.
To help you in this difficult task, you have at your disposal a hundred different weapons to unlock levels over
. Beware though, you can not carry that 2 by Mission, it will choose its equipment in accordance with objectives to complete. So do not take a rocket launcher to destroy homing a big ship in the sky, Indeed these would automatically target the nearest (often an animal ant…) and you could never achieve the. You will also have at your disposal some vehicles like a motorcycle-really bad soap, helicopter not put that handy 10 seconds off, battle armor that takes twice to return, un tank super fragile…
I do irony because to be honest we get out walking more often with these gadgets… and yet even walking is not the party so collisions are coarse.
The game offers a lot of missions, sometimes quite short and often repetitive (I have not finished the game but in the Xbox 360 version included a good fifty if I remember correctly). Life seems very correct view after 3:00 game I made 7% thereof.
Another point on which I remain skeptical : more severely rowing on certain passages, there is a clipping crazy !
Yes you read correctly, it is almost 2013, on PSVita and I speak clipping ! Being the worst phases helicopter… there is simply tendinitis optic nerve assured
-____- I do not recall the version 360 was thus, and this version PSVita in addition to being very disappointed recycling on its technical aspect. Yet all consistent graphically
, and share levels are down in the nest, cities are not really ugly and even fully destructible, monsters sometimes grandiose and very numerous on the screen but I can not help thinking that all is really poorly optimized and carried in a hurry on the last baby of Sony (You will say, it was to be expected from an editor like D3, known to be cheap).
After this quick review you must say that I do not particularly like this game, but think for you paradoxically, and despite all the shortcomings cited above, I broke it like crazy
… And this is where I recognize this license. What do you, kill the giant robot, the mecha-gozzilla and armies of Ants, even if the game is “naze”, it's just enjoyable
It is time to end this post with two family photos :
EDF 3 was distributed in the West, and more particularly in France under the name "Land Defense Force From 2017". The game had no success and soon found himself sold off the supermarket shelves (here paid 5 €)