Excerpt: The casual gaming market has really boomed in the last few years. Often a gamer would have a few minutes to fill with a short game, and more often a non-gamer would want to start with something simple and quick.
Excerpt: Homefront can best be summed up by its opening (which is nice, because that means you don’t have to play much of the game). You’re kidnapped and tossed aboard a bus, at which point you get to witness the ugly carnage of Korea’s invasion right in front of your face.
Pros: Interesting concept; a few well-constructed environments; decent multiplayer.
Cons: Poorly paced linearity; no interesting characters; bland levels and shooting.
Summary: I know the overall score doesn’t add up to an average on all the other facets, but because of the cheap, on-rails, four hour single player campaign I am completely dissatisfied with Homefront and if you are looking for a strong single player game, this is certainly not it right now.
Excerpt: THQ did a great job of marketing Homefront over the past few weeks leading up to the launch Kaos Studio’s new FPS. We were promised something great, a new vision, a new kind of FPS, and judging by the trailers, it looked to be just that.
Pros: Great back story and chilling setting, Competent, but uninspiring multiplayer
Cons: We completed the campaign in less than 4 hours, Gameplay is generic and offers nothing new, Multiplayer is forgettable, Dated visuals
Excerpt: In 2012, Kim Jong-un (son of Kim Jong-il) united the Korean peninsula into the Greater Korean Republic. By 2015, the KPA (Korean People’s Army) has taken impressive strides towards modernization by using American and Chinese weapons and vehicles.
Excerpt: The iPad is many things and one of them is as a potential replacement for board games. Alright, it’ll never replace the joys of Mouse Trap , but for strategy games, why not? Here comes WarPath to try to prove this theory.
Excerpt: Homefront is one of those games that had so much promise, but unfortunately something has definitely gone awry during the development process. For starters, it is incredibly short (it took three hours to complete on normal difficulty) and the pacing is completely off.
Conclusion: The flipside of this is that even if your team is getting dominated, you can still save your precious BP and spend it on a vehicle that gives your side some breathing space. It happened several times when I was playing, where the tide of battle would turn thanks to the timely spawning of a friendly...