EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: IRON RAIN has come to PC within the same year as the PlayStation 4 version, which is really fast for this series. What means, is more people get to experience what a weird yet wonderful game. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: IRON RAIN is on a separate timeline from a different developer, Yuke’s. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: IRON RAIN doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it does enough different to separate itself from the numbered entries. In short, EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: IRON RAIN has some technical issues and design decisions that hurt the overall experience.
The Earth Defense Force series has dug itself into the B-Tier genre of games. It’s campy, it’s rough, it’s janky, and it’s buggy; quite literally. But for the fans of the series, each new release brings excitement and joy. It’s like those of us in the Dynasty Warriors camp who are excited for new releases, even if it’s their not the best. Just like Dynasty Warriors, D3 Publisher has kept the formula the same for many years. But with Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain developer Yuke’s was to take the series in new directions.