What is it?
EDF 4.1 is janky, unpolished, and overly dramatic. Here’s a shocker, though: despite all of this, it’s actually good fun. It’s one of those titles where you need to switch your brain off to enjoy it the most. After all, each mission consists of you shooting hordes of enemies over and over, all the while collecting oversized crates that drop from giant bugs, UFOs, mechs and dragons.
It’s a quantity-over-quality sort of game. Each of the four classes, from the jetpack-riding Wing Divers to the heavily-armoured Enforcers, come with a wide arrange of guns and gadgets with varying stats and abilities. You can mix and match these to your heart’s content, though it can be a tad overwhelming figuring out which is best suited for each battle. Difficulty spikes are all over the place, no thanks to some overpowered enemies you’ll come across, like the giant spiders and their sticky webs that trap you and drain your health.
Snag EDF 4.1 on a sale if you’re after some mindless shooting, there’s plenty of mileage with this one if you’re able to embrace the janky, grindiness of the game.