Homefront, at the front of the line for worst FPS.
posted by DCfromPG (MILLVALE, PA) Mar 17, 2011
Member since Jun 2006
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
I had high expectations for Homefront. I read previews & reviews that described Homefront as quote "A hybrid between call of duty, and battlefield". Well... I will be the first to tell you, Homefront does not hold a candle to either one of the mentioned titles. Any reviewer who states this claim disrespects both the creators of call of duty and battlefield.
Homefront has some of the shotiest controls I have seen in a modern FPS, second only to Alien Vs. Predator in my opinion.
The lag between when you press the stick to move, to when you actually move is too obvious a setback to be ignored. The gun play is totally generic, offering nothing new at all. The tossing of grenades feels so fake and out of your control that a lot of the time while playing, I was tossing the grenade far off from where I wanted it to go.
The story which has been touted more than any other trait of this game is a complete joke. There is almost no more depth to the story than, "Uhh the Koreans have invaded, and its really lame. Lets shoot some dudes."
Homefront blatantly attempts to steal attributes from it's most successful peers, and worst of all, it can't even do that right. Also, the team behind Homefront requires that you actually pay them $60 to play there terrible, under-developed, generic, rip off of a game's multiplayer. That's right! If you want to enjoy what could be the ONLY semi-enjoyable feature of Homefront, you've got to purchase a new copy of the game or pay 800 Microsoft points for a verification code!
Homefront gets a 2 out of 10 in my book. Due to bad, un-fun, choppy, generic game play. As Well as a mediocre story that brags about plot that isn't there. I would never recommend this game, and will discourage all from renting or buying it.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I recently rented Homefront and had pretty good expectations. The campaign looked decent and the multiplayer looked like it would be fun, however, I was extremely disappointed.
The campaign: The campaign was ridiculously short and easy. I beat it on the hardest difficulty in 3 and a half hours. The story and plot was pretty creative, however it lacked seriously in the surprise and plot department. It's not your typical, some country took over the US and you defeat them kind of story. There are parts in the game where you have to walk through with no weapon, but movement is just ridiculously slow. Also when another NPC character climbs a ladder, you must wait until they are completely off the ladder before you can climb it yourself. Action and firefights were actually pretty fun in the campaign. It wasn't drastically over powering but at times it was way too easy. Ammo is another problem. You find yourself running out and having to look for a new gun or ammo a lot. More realistic, however pretty annoying.
Multiplayer: The multiplayer is terrible. First, you need an access code to even go past rank 5. Comes with new game or it's 800 MP. The servers constantly lag so bad you end up sprinting and spinning all over the place. The only real fun thing on the multiplayer was the vehicles and drones. The downside is that to get one you need battle points, and the only way to get BP is to get kills, and if you aren't very good with shooters, well you won't be using a lot of vehicles or drones. Also, there is only 13 weapons. Very limited customizations as well. Sights and camouflage are the only customizable options for guns.
All in all the game started out promising, and right about after the loading screen, it started to tumble down hill from there. Poor quality graphics and clunky gameplay, combines with boring stories and even worse multiplayer. I highly recommend steering clear of this game and not wasting your time.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
When I got this game I had heard something about it from my friends. One friend said it sucked another said it was awesome. But in my mind this game looked AMAZING! the graphic quality was just awesome. The campaign was a little short for my likeing but it was a good orginal story. I beat it the same day I got it in the mail