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Everyone should know this: constantly yell Earth Defense Force

Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-FedRegistered User regular
edited May 2022 in Social Entropy++
There's a mission in Earth Defense Force 5 entitled "Approaching Monster Balls"

that's it that's the thread

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited May 2022
    edf is the best what's yur class, stranger

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    I need to pick up whatever the latest EDF is at some point

    it's been a hot minute since I've blown up a thousand giant ants

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    5 is the current main game, Iron Rain and World Brothers are recent spin offs, 6 should be out this year

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    EDF! EDF! EDF!

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    this is the edf thread now

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    have you approached any monster balls today

    i sure haven't

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I like the levels where you shoot at godzilla until he gets bored and walks away and then you celebrate your incredible victory

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    he looks so disappointed and tired when he leaves

    like i brought my A game and what's this a shotgun i'm bigger than god you lil shit

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    Love that the monster balls have a mechanism for dealing with players on the other side of the map. That being their jumps can target players anywhere and will increase the arc of their jump to match. You are shooting ants or whatever and see far in the distance dots flying straight up into the stratosphere.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    i will also say EDF was pivotal in me getting over my arachnophobia because when those spiders first bounced into view, YA BOI was climbin' the walls and screaming

    now i just punch the couch and reload my ridiculous laser

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    Love that the monster balls have a mechanism for dealing with players on the other side of the map. That being their jumps can target players anywhere and will increase the arc of their jump to match. You are shooting ants or whatever and see far in the distance dots flying straight up into the stratosphere.

    I was standing on top of a tall building with my wing diver using that weapon that hits everything in the level for 1 point of flippin' damage and I got balled from behind and ended up ricocheting all over the dang level

    the lil guy put so much into his one jump at me it took about 30 full seconds to stop

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    PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    It's eerie that the colonists look exactly like humans.

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    DrDinosaurDrDinosaur Registered User regular
    PLA wrote: »
    It's eerie that the colonists look exactly like humans.

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    the science checks out

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    There has been a trend from 4.1 to 5 in increasing mobility and usability to the various classes. Ranger getting the dash, Air Raider vehicles more maneuverable across the board, Fencer with dedicated extra boost mechanics instead of weird animation canceling, Wing Divers getting dashes

    I can only hope 6 continues the trend and does goofy stuff like give rangers grappling hooks.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    There has been a trend from 4.1 to 5 in increasing mobility and usability to the various classes. Ranger getting the dash, Air Raider vehicles more maneuverable across the board, Fencer with dedicated extra boost mechanics instead of weird animation canceling, Wing Divers getting dashes

    I can only hope 6 continues the trend and does goofy stuff like give rangers grappling hooks.

    i have inside information that the rangers get Mommy's Little Scootabout

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    milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    I always felt like EDF was stone unplayable as anything besides the wing diver. Flying seems critical.

    I ate an engineer
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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    being the shitty guy walking around with a bazooka seems like the core gameplay experience though

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    milski wrote: »
    I always felt like EDF was stone unplayable as anything besides the wing diver. Flying seems critical.

    It's not, really, it just helps a lot with item collecting. They go down SO fast because of their super low HP. I haven't been able to wrap my head around a fencer but Ranger and Air Raider are both super fun.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    being the shitty guy walking around with a bazooka seems like the core gameplay experience though

    Plus rangers really have some amazingly good fire and forget weapons. You almost never need to aim with them.

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    The shitty guy running around with just A Gun vs these ants? Alarmingly good. Sometimes you just need a gun that pierced enemies/corpses with near 100% uptime as opposed to the whole of Wing Divers awkward arsenal. The shotguns are also fantastic.

    I know why missiles need to be a lil weak/awkward, but god they feel so good to fire in a way most games with missiles don’t.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I do kind of wish there were kill counts at the end of the level

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    Fencer still isn’t free of awkward opaque animation mastering, but at least you can get around fast without it with multi boost. With practice you can become the dodge tank of a group distracting fat health threats while your friends clear out a million tadpoles. I don’t think the cannons scale as well later on as in 4.1. Miss being a sniper Fencer with naval shells.

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    shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    edited May 2022
    We once played a 4.1 level as Air Raider (x2), Wing Diver, and Fencer and lost like 4 times in a row. One person switched to Ranger and we won instantly, in like half the time. The weapon power of Rangers is often just ridiculous in comparison.

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    IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost This is also my fault Registered User regular
    Why did you get married?

    Oh no, I forgot the bullets!

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2022
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    basically my only real experience with these games was playing the second game for the PS2 with my brother back when it wasn't localized and was really a hidden gem, and then EDF2017 some years later but i didn't like it as much, and then the odd demo of whatever new incarnation here and there, but it absolutely tickles me that this B-movie game series is still trucking along with mainline entries and spinoffs so many years later
    I need to pick up whatever the latest EDF is at some point

    it's been a hot minute since I've blown up a thousand giant ants

    agreed+same

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