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[PlayStation 5] Space Mercenary Defense Force Review

[PlayStation 5] Space Mercenary Defense Force Review
EdEN
  • On May 29, 2024

Tactical roguelike sci-fi autoshooter Space Mercenary Defense Force from eastasiasoft and Tom Paradise is ready for you on PS5. Check our Space Mercenary Defense Force review!

 

Tactical roguelike sci-fi autoshooter Space Mercenary Defense Force from eastasiasoft and Tom Paradise is ready for you on PlayStation 5. For this one, you’ll defend against an alien invasion as you aim to take down the mother ship to stop the evil forces before it’s too late. You’ll have to make the most of your ship’s modular slots so that you can equip more and more powerful weapons.

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The controls are simple since you’ll only have to worry about controlling your ship by using the left analog stick or the D-Pad, as it automatically shoots at the nearest enemy. As you defeat them and collect energy, you’ll get to level up. When this happens, you’ll have the option of choosing one of the available upgrades to boost your ship’s performance so that you can hopefully manage to survive for as long as possible to eventually fight against the mothership.

 

What are some of the potential upgrades you can add during your run? You could add a FireworksLauncher to do some extra damage; a Cosmic Retriever that launches a piercing tomahawk that returns and homes towards enemies on its way back; a Scrap Cannon that launches a ball of scrap that splits into a shotgun blast mid-flight; or a Turret Improved Velocity Transfer, which increases turret knockback to keep enemies at bay. The more you improve each option by selecting it again, the more it will improve by adding extra effects or boosting its attack power.

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At the end of each run, you’ll be rewarded with credits based on your performance. These credits can be spent at the hangar to buy Astral upgrades. Astral upgrades include options such as increasing ship turret damage, boosting the damage dealt by weapon modules, expanding the turret fire rate, or boosting your ship’s move speed after grabbing some energy to increase its experience. We then have Celestial modifiers, which are unlocked by completing successful runs with modifiers equipped. Oh, and you can also spend credits to purchase new ships with different stat values to improve your odds of survival.

 

Trophy-wise, this one has a full trophy list with a Platinum to add to your collection. And since it’s a Cross-Buy title, you can download the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game at no extra cost, and each one will have a separate trophy list. Each list has 7 Silver trophies and 9 Gold trophies for you to work on. The objectives to complete include purchasing and equipping a fully upgraded Astral upgrade, purchasing and equipping an Astral upgrade from each tier, winning a jackpot payout from a slot machine, and winning a prize from a slot machine, coin toss, and wheel spin in a single run.

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The rest of the trophies will pop by not win anything in a wheel spin, win a double or nothing coin toss, achieve a victory in classic mode and unlock the Aries Celestial Modifier, unlocking the Taurus Celestial Machine, unlocking the Gemini Celestial completing two encounters in a single run, finishing a victory run with a score of 500,000 or more, finishing a victory run with a score of 1,000,000 or more, unlocking the Astris ship perk, having 20,000 credits at once, purchasing and equipping a new ship, and purchasing and equipping a new ship skin.

Space Mercenary Defense Force is a tactical roguelike sci-fi autoshooter. You’re the last defense against the alien invasion and must give it your all to survive long enough to battle the mothership so that you can end this before it’s too late. Space Mercenary Defense Force is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $4.99 purchase will allow you to download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game.

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Disclaimer

This Space Mercenary Defense Force review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.

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Destroy the mothership and save the world!
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