Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person shooter in a battle against insect-like creatures invading the Earth. The Platinum is not too difficult, but requires a lot of time and grinding.
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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a third-person shooter, in which players run through various locations to destroy large insect-like creatures that have come from space. The game is part of the "Chikyuu Boueigun" series (Earth Defense Force) which began as part of D3 Publisher's "Simple 2000" series on the PlayStation 2 in Japan.
The alien invasion has begun. Lightning Alpha, the leader of an elite squadron of fighters known as Strike Force Lightning, has been called into the fictional city of New Detroit to aid the local Earth Defense Force in wiping out these lethal creatures. Players can arm and upgrade their weapons from a variety of choices, while taking on aliens which range from ants and spiders to robotic enemies. The game features two-player split-screen, as well as a three-player online co-op and six-player Survival mode.
Insect Armageddon received moderately positive reviews, with an average score of 68%, praised for its overall fun, though criticized for a lack of variety in gameplay.
If interested in seeing the original "Chikyuu Boueigun" released in Japan in 2003, check out our Let's Simple 2000 Video Here.
This Platinum isn't too difficult in terms of skills required, but needs a LOT of grinding! Aside from three playthroughs and playing 500 waves of Survival mode, you will need to replay missions over and over in order to fully upgrade your weapons and armor, as well as receive all the kill-related trophies.
Overall, expect to put in around 150-200 hours into this puppy.
There are three different modes, each with three chapters that contain five missions. Trophies for completing the difficulty modes do not stack, so there is absolutely no reason to start on Inferno. Instead, load up Normal and play through to the end, while upgrading your weapons and armor along the way. Once finished, you'll need to repeat this on Hard and Inferno mode, while you continue raising your kill count and upgrading weapons and armor.
By the time you finish Inferno mode, don't expect to have all your weapons and armor now upgraded. Far from it. This is where the grinding comes in, as you need to replay through the story missions (it's up to you which missions to play) in order to get all four armor classes to level 8, and any weapon upgrades you still need.
Last, there is Survival Mode. You'll need to reach Wave 5 for the Good Start trophy, then play through a total of 500 waves, as well as accumulate a total of 10,000 kills. It's up to you if you wish to play Wave 1 five hundred times, or play a variety.
Congratulations! You've saved New Detroit and earned yourself a well-deserved Platinum!
Josh Romero made a useful Walkthrough, here:
And a Walkthrough on IGN:
And a Walkthrough in PDF form, created by David Moore:
Here's a great Trophy Guide, by tuffmuff:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3) by The Pants Party:
If you wanted to get some online co-op support, here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
And a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies:
This is a useful Weapon's List, created by tuffmuff:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: