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Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
Defending the indefensible
by Kristan Reed 29/1/2013
Product: Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
Developer: Sandlot Games
Publisher: D3Publisher
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Action, Shooter
Players: 1-4
Networking: wireless (adhoc), wireless (network)
Version: Europe
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When Adam Ant sternly advised listeners not to tread on one of his kind in his glorious 1980 hit, he was actually warning against an impending insect armageddon.

And now the days of peace and love are over. Just four years from now, all of mankind will be forced to cower as wave upon wave of attack of gigantic superants and their alien buddies will begin exacting their sweet revenge.

To be fair, you were warned.

In preparation for this cataclysmic event, you can train yourself in the art of incessant blasting with Sandlot's utterly unhinged third-person shooter. ...
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Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable remains one of the most demented, wild-eyed shooters you'll ever play. But as funny, ragged, and carefree as it is, until it's available at a lower price it's hard to recommend to anyone but those who revel in flawed cult classics
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 4
Innovation: 6
Overall: 6
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