Earth Defense Force 4.1 & 5 - "The EDF deeeploys!", now with more mission repetition!


#21

I tended to go back and complete the hardest level i could on inferno to get some crazy powerful weapons. There’s a beach level… 14? When you fight some airborne ships and then walkers come in from the sea, but this got me enough firepower to complete the game on normal/hard.


#22

Arise thread!

I just got this over the Steam sale an am LOVING it. We did a long stream, and had so much fun we’re gonna do a monthly stream of it. I’ve been farming some missions as a wing diver and am just having so much fun. Four-player co-op was just a delight.


#23

Aw, man, that sounds awesome. I’ve only ever done 2-player.


#24

Yay, another convert. I played a couple more hours after Tom’s stream, but I’m going to wait for 5 at this stage.


#25

It is SO fun. The only downside, while using a pad, was that clicking the left stick brought up the shout radial menu ALL THE TIME. I only learned after the stream how to fix that. Now I’m having a BLAST. We’re streaming again next Thursday, and I can’t wait. Been farming missions to get gear, and the weapons in this game are great.

My podcast co-host said 5 might not come to the west, any word on that?


#26

Yeah, I inadvertently click L3/R3 all the time, especially when under duress.

D3 announced EDF5 in April


#27

I used to click the thumbsticks in accidentally all the time, especially with the 360 controller, but I’ve found that the Xbox One joystick helps, I hardly ever push them in accidentally anymore. Not sure what design change happened there, but it works for me.


#28

Hmmmmm, I’ve had no compulsion to buy an Xbox one controller…until now…


#29

Ah yes, apparently it’ll be coming to PS4, no word on PC.


#30

I hadn’t read much about 5 until now, but sounds like there are some nice new features.


#31

Welp, because of your comment, I took a chance and purchased an Xbox One controller.

Wow, as much as I love the 360 controller, this one is far, far better, ESPECIALLY the D-Pad, but yes, it takes a LOT more effort to click down on the sticks when they’re not centered, which is a boon in this game.

So thank you! :)


#32

Cool! I too much prefer the Xbox One controller, though it took a little getting used to for me. I found the sticks were a little looser but I’ve come to appreciate that.


#33

I’d say they move more…smoothly than the 360 sticks.


#34

Posted elsewhere but thought I’d mention that the pre-updated version of EDF 4.1 is EDF 2025. It is now backward compatible on Xbox One, although the game is $50 + $21 of DLC digitally - and has never gone on sale.

For the committed EDF and Xbox fan only I guess.


#35

One week to go for EDF 5 in the West.


#36

But not on PC. :(


#37

I mentioned that to my son a couple of days ago and he has no enthusiasm for it at all :(


#38

I can only assume you’ve done a terrible job of parenting.


#39

I know, right? I’d thought we might play some over the holidays when he will be home. Though, tbh, I’m kind of a pain to play with because I insist on running around grabbing all the drops.


#40

It’s worth playing EDF just to listen to the stuff your squad mates say.

“We’re going on an adventure!”
“Oh no! I forgot the bullets!”
“Hey, you should get a girlfriend!”