Earth Defense Force's eternal appeal will always be its less-than-stellar presentation. We're not sure whether we find XSEED Games' promise of better performance in the forthcoming PlayStation 4 instalment Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair appealing or not, then – but having read similar pledges for previous entries, we'll believe it when we see it.
Due out later this year, this is a reimagining of last year's PlayStation 3 outing Earth Defense Force 2025, with more content and even bigger bugs added in. For those not familiar with the franchise's gameplay loop, it can be summed up in just a few words: you must mow down as many enormous insects as you possibly can. The release includes full online and local co-op, meaning that you can indulge in the mindless mayhem with a few mates.
EDF! EDF! EDF!