My favorite genre is FPS... I've played the past 3 COD, past 2 Battlefield Bad Company, and numerous MOH games including the present (which my wife and I love for the MP). I've also played almost every other FPS (that's only known for their campaign i.e. Fallout, Singularity, Metro 2033 et cetera). So that's my background... here's my thoughts on Homefront.
Campaign is a little short... That's fine, though. I'm confident that DLC will come along someday (as with every other game these days...). The campaign is fun to play. The concept of the story is very good and the story makes you feel like a small group of people against an entire army.
I've only played the mulitplayer for a short while so far (about 5 matches or so). The MP seems very well balanced... meaning if the other team are using their UAVs and tanks, at least half of your team has something they can use to destroy their assets relatively quick (which is Battlefield Bad Company 2's biggest flaw). Most of the maps are large (bigger than COD's) and there are numerous combinations of weapon choices.
The biggest problems with this game is that: 1) Campaign needed more attention visually. Even throwing a grenade looks like a motion from the PS1 era... as well as the explosions. 2) The MP is very "laggy" and the scenery itself is a disappointment (Many textures just look fake when up close).
The game announces that "dedicated servers" are coming up soon so the lag should fixed shortly. I'm sure a few extra chapters for the campaign will come along by the end of the year. So like my title says... This game is an average FPS, but it has potential to be a great title to own.
And the $10 fee for the online pass isn't a new concept... I've paid so much money for DLC and passes for worse games. If you want to try this game, rent it and try the limited access to the MP. If you like it, spend $10 for full access and spend a couple weeks with the game, then send it back...
And they made a big deal about the 3rd MW2 mission
posted by leonidas85 (MOULTON, AL) Mar 17, 2011
Member since Oct 2008
Homefront, for me, had a very disturbing story. Moments into the game you see a mother and father get executed as there 3 year old son watches. After their blood splatters the wall and the soldiers walk away, you can hear him screaming as he goes to kneel at his parents corpses. A little later, you run into a woman with an infant; and you hear her baby crying through a firefight with KPA soldiers. These sort of over the top moments fill the single player experience. The multiplayer is solid. I just wish there where more maps. Their are two game modes, but if your a fan of bad company this won't bother you. As of now there are only five maps in the game. The biggest problem with multiplayer right now is finding a match. It seems that there aren't enough servers to handle it right now. The gameplay feels fresh and it's a welcome change from black ops for me. I would recommend this game if you are looking for a different online experience. Although, it will only keep you busy for a month or so.
the game is both great and alright. the multiplayer aspect of the game is the great part from the size of the maps and to the hit detection are some of the best out there. the way the perks are set up and the way you can use your battle points just felt so balanced and well thought out, although there was no destructible environments and a lack of weapons to use, it made it up with an overall great multiplayer experience. The single player on the other hand just was alright like something was lacking i tend to blame it on other FPS that spoiled me with great single player experiences that it just seemed like it wasnt as polished enough maybe it was just to short, i still cant put my finger on it. The characters were really good though, you get a good sense on who they are and why there fighting so that adds a little more to the single player campaign. So overall this was a good game but the multi player portion is really the crowning jewel in my opinion.