posted by TheGamingGuru (REDLANDS, CA) Mar 22, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
It seemed like this game was rushed. They didn't give it the "debugging" time they should have. I was excited watching the first cut scene to this game. It seemed like it was going to have a great story. From the main menu you have no option of what difficulty to put it on without searching for it. It's not like Halo or COD where after you start the game they give you the option. So that is a little annoying. The game is pretty good aside from the multiple glitches that are just ridiculous. You cant poke your head out and shoot from cover. No. It does this weird thing where even though the enemy is dead in front of you, and your down hiding behind a truck, and your crosshairs are distinctly on that enemy, your bullet hits the truck. So you have to move from the truck to shoot them. But while that's happening you get blown up with bullets. The story is extremely short. I beat it in less than 5 hours. I'm pretty sure it can be beaten shorter especially on the lower difficulties. I did like the newspaper articles you could collect. It gave more insight on the story. The story itself left you hanging. Like there was no resolution. Just an end. Where it seemed that the developers were like "Ok we gave them a story that lasts more than 2 hours now time to focus on multiplayer." It upset me. Especially since the multiplayer wasn't the greatest in the world. It was new I'll give it that much. But to a new comer of the game it's very confusing to start. They throw out so many menus and items that you don't know where to start. A brief text of tutorial would be nice to get us started. But other than that it was a decent game. It wasn't the worst game in the world but it wasn't no Halo either.
gamers (76%) found this review helpful
Just to let you know, I only played this game for the story, which means I am not familiar with the online play.
I agree that the story is ridiculously short (3-4 hours), but what really disappointed me was its content. From the commercials, I thought this game was going to be awesome. But when I rented it, I felt like I wasted my money on it. The game had inadequate graphics, no exciting weapons or vehicles (sure there was the Goliath, but the weapons were pretty much the same as today), and it felt like the story ended too quickly and unexplanatory.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I'm an avid gamer, and I like to think I play shooters fairly well, and a lot. I got Homefront under the suspicion that it really wouldn't be the best shooter on the market, thanks to a heavily dominated playing field with Call of Duty and Battlefield. I have heard a lot of complaints that the game is "too much following" and "looks like crud" and while that may be the case, it doesn't make it a bad game. Sure, you have to follow people, and the storyline is really short, but when's the last time everyone rejoiced in how great a Call of Duty Storyline was?
The last Call of Duty storyline I really enjoyed was World at War. Let's be honest in saying that we all play these shooters competitively on Multiplayer. Some people mentioned that Homefront was a "hybrid" between Call of Duty and Battlefield, and I don't really see that as such of a bad thing. Complaining that it isn't as good as CoD or Battlefield, makes it seem like they're being fanboys and girls. That, is simply used an an analogy to express what the game most likely resembles. Since there are not any other shooters on the market, aside from those two, that closely resemble its playstyle.
I'm not saying Homefront deserves a 9, or a 10, and I would probably give it a 7.5 or an 8, but all of the nay-saying about it being the worst of the worst when it comes to shooters is BS in my opinion.
I'm going to put it this way. We all have our own opinions and some of us will not enjoy this title as much as others. Some of you have a special place in your heart for CoD and some a special place for Battlefield and no one here would expect you to choose this game over that one.
If you like Battlefield, but hated the speed, Homefront might give you a great balance. If you enjoyed the speed of CoD but hated the lack of vehicles, or clever toys to play with, Homefront might fix that hole for you too. In few words, to me, Homefront most likely resembles the speed of CoD, with the tactics and vehicles of Battlefield.