Never played an EDF game
would this be a good start?
Basically what the others said. It's the best game in the series and one of my favourite games full stop. I absolutely murdered it several times from scratch already, so at this point I find it a little hard to go back to, but in a year or two I'll probably start it again.
Yeah. I guess the story is technically a sequel to EDF 2017 but it doesn't really matter. Hell it has a lot of the best levels just ported over.
The important thing to keep in mind is that in seven years, they have evolved. And Giant Insects can't fly, so the Wing Divers will make short work of them. Since Giant Insects can't fly we definitely can win this battle. I'm getting married after this battle! And did you know Giant Insects can't fly? There's no way the Wing Divers can lose.
It's like dynasty warriors or something, each version kinda replaces the previous.
Sometimes they slide a bit and dont get all the features (like 2017 on 360 was missing some stuff from EDF2) but this one is kind of a superset of everything that came before.
TLDR 4.1 is what you want. It's not quite madden or something but generally they only get better over time. And there's not even a jokey continuity, it's really the definition of chill game.
I've got a similar question. I grabbed 2025 on the PS3 a few months back (for 50 fucking dollars, kind of mad about that) and didn't play it too much. I ended up getting annoyed at having to replay levels with other characters to grind up some decent weapons for them, and I never really made it past the 10th mission or so.
I hear 4.1 is a remaster of 2025, but should I grab it for my ps4, or just play 2025 and hope I get into it?
"Da best place to start"
Don't really wanna know how mediocre is the rest of this franchise then.
it's a great place to start. Don't even bother playing the older ones.
The story is unimportant. It's so minimal. Even the endings are like 2 seconds of congrats you saved earth and that's it. Don't bother with story of the previous games, its just one legendary solider fought and saved the world. That's pretty much it.
Oh fuck yes. And honestly dont bother playing any others afterwards because they will all be shit compared to this fun a fuck masterpiece.
Local co-op campaign is awesome and wing divers best class.
> mission 92 on normal
> every single giant boss insect you've fought all at once plus tons of small insects
Failed it 5 times before we finally made it on the 6th try. 1 faggot on our team ragequit right at the start of that run when he died. Funny that we actually won this time too.
I fucking love all the voice clips when the Air Raider calls shit in.
My absolute favourite, though, is the Japanese one for when the orbital laser fires. Chick goes absolutely ham on it.
I'm not surprised about the score. Most western gaming journalists are useless hacks. Just look at how they scored God Hand. Or how corrupted some of them are that they will give their friend's games a 10/10 when it clearly does not deserve it (Gone Home).
There's no reason to ever judge a game based on gaming journalist's reviews anymore. I rather trust /v/ than a gaming journalists.
>Try to dig up info about the European release
>Instead of Marvelous Europe publishing it, it's some no-name group called PQube
>PQube's website is years out of date
>No other point of contact
>No information other than the Amazon listing of February 5th
I had fun with the ps3 one playig with my brother, but the frame rate and performance issues were a bit much
This game fixes that and it's a fucking blast to play
Love that shit man pick it up asap
Probably the last game to genuinely make me feel excited and fired up by the firepower I had mowing down a fuck ton of ants and spiders in a gunship
never played EDF but I'll buy this one once it releases on EU
I know the Fencer is slow but I also read people say it's the best class and moves quite quickly if you can do animation cancels. how true is that and can I get a video of it? all I find are slow fencers
otherwise I'll go with the vehicle/artillery guy. is he viable on difficult missions?
He work well even when soloing
Just remember that you are not a Ranger and you will be fine
you just have to play him a bit differently
So instead of just roll in and shoot
you call in your tank/robot and shoot
Wait, is the cover for EDF2 also reversible?
Huh. Wonder why they never mentioned it in the promotional stuff.