Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a simple shooter that raises one of life's great questions: Which is worse, giant-sized bugs or normal-sized bugs?
Spiders terrify me. When I think of evil, they're the first thing that comes to mind. I've been told all my life how they help regulate the insect population and are beneficial to crops and such, but no matter how much people try to sugar coat them, I just can't swallow spiders. Not anymore than I already do while I am asleep.
Ticks, also arachnids, don't look quite as evil, but they want to burrow into my skin and lay eggs, an action I do not approve of.
Bees don't bother me quite as much. Ants, on the other hand... let me explain. When I was five or six I was playing hide and seek with some friends and accidentally hid in a bush the base of which was an anthill. I was covered head to toe in the little bastards, too terrified to even breathe. My mother ran a bath and I dived in, submerged for minutes in fear of breaking the surface of the water and being covered again.
So yeah, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon? I'll be right there on the front lines. As far as I am concerned, being tiny is these creatures' one advantage. If they're big enough to see, they're big enough to shoot.
Check out the PlayStation Blog for more on the insect and arachnid enemies of Vicious Cycle's upcoming video game catharsis for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.