posted by RDCarnage (CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ) May 19, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (84%) found this review helpful
Homefront is a decent game but is little more than a COD knockoff with a twist. The twist is that the game takes place in the late 2020's, American society has crumbled due to economic woes and has receeded from the world as it sole super power. To takes its place steps in North Korea which essentially comes to usurp/control the majority of the world, including everything west of the Mississippi thanks to an EMP blast that plunges America back into the stone age. Your character lives in Korean occupied territory and is a Former US Airforce pilot, after a series of events you join the undeground resistance and the game begins.
Homefronts playstile is exactly like COD except its not done as well, the graphics arent particularly impressive and the game makes up for its lack of intelligent AI by throwing hordes of enemies at you. There are more weapons than you can shake a stick at in this game, basically every enemy you encounter has a diffrent gun, and to me thats a bad thing. After mopping up some 20 bad guys you hardly get any ammo because they all had diffrent caliber guns or the game makes them dissappear, besides your starting guns are usually sufficent for any task. The entire game is a form of follow the leader, you always have no less than 2 invincible friendly NPCS who guide you, give you orders and most frustratingly open all doors for you. This game is highly scripted and linear, which I see as another negative. The campaign is also extremely short, I don't think it took me more than 4-5 hours. Multiplayer dosent compare to COD so I wont even touch on it.
In the end however this is not a bad game, simply flawed. There are certainly enough eye candy moments to make the game enjoyable. Homefront is not a game to buy, but I certainly reccomend it as a Gamefly rental.
posted by tmarshall619 (HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR) Jun 4, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Homefront has in intriguing story. They tie in the future history with current events. The story gave me a very chilling feeling during the opening credits. However the gameplay, voice acting, graphics, and music are all unremarkable. The gameplay just can't compete with the other huge titles like COD and Battlefield, but I don't think they were trying to. The voice acting is fairly terrible, and the voice's never match up with the lips. The dialog is pretty terrible aswell. I am probably being to harsh, however it was a game with high hopes that fell short in nearly every area. The campaign was only about 6 hours, and fell short or what i started as. It is still a fun game, it just could have been so much more, with a little more work.
posted by Dr_Lipschitz (MILWAUKEE, WI) Mar 16, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
Generic and very average. Campaign is a 3 hour affair on the hardest difficulty and that's just depressing in itself; it's not even meeting the general standards for other multiplayer focused FPS campaigns. But, quite frankly, nobody cares about that, in fact many players likely won't even touch the campaign.
I'm simply writing a review to warn you: If you're only planning on renting this game through Gamefly you won't be able to participate in the main attraction (multiplayer) past level 5 which effectively cuts you off of almost all of the content. The two gametypes you'll be able to play are Team Deathmatch and Ground Control (think "domination") with severely limited equipment and customization. As a result, many of the achievements will be unobtainable UNLESS you're willing to pay 800 MSP ($10) for a "battle code" which normally comes in the box with a new copy of the game. This DLC money grabbing tactic has effectively killed any enthusiasm or support I could possibly express.