New Defiance Enemies to Squash: Hell Bugs
Every great game needs great enemies and it looks like the guys from Trion are doing their best to tell us all about the various foes you’ll face in the new game Defiance. The newest Defiance enemies are featured in an ongoing series of videos called “Enemy Intel” over on the DefianceUniverse youtube page. The latest Defiance enemies revealed? Hell bugs.
The video showcases some of these giant scary-looking arthropods.
A result of the arc fall and subsequent terraforming disaster, Hell bugs are a very aggressive and territorial subterranean species capable of quickly excavating solid stone and even the hardest bedrock. These creatures have a ravenous appetite for raw precious metals, which contributes to aggressive and complex behavior patterns. With razor-sharp appendages, toxic secretions, and a speed that belies their size, these giant bugs are not so easily squashed. A hard exoskeleton protects these massive insects from most light firearms. Fortunately, these creatures do have exposed gland structures that can be attacked to bring them down if you’ve got the precision and finesse. The Hell bugs seem to come in a variety of flavors including tiny, massive, flying, jumping, and everything in between.
Previous “Enemy Intel” videos feature other Defiance enemies like Scrappers, loosely thrown together clinking-clanking collections of caliginous bolts; the Mutants, mindless and malignant ex-humans; Raiders, homicidal drugged-up zealots; and many more.
These burrowing chitinous insects do remind me of zerglings in a big way. They have similar body structures and looks, burrow just the same, and have a similar zerg trend of adapting and evolving to new situations. Come to think about it, these sound a lot like walking versions of the worms from Tremors… Well, we’ll just have to see if these new Defiance enemies have what it takes to stand apart from the crowd of other similar enemies.
These baddies look neat and have some fun artwork, but has the space-alien bug trope been played by now? What do you think, are these new Defiance enemies just another zergling knockoff?