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. With this in mind, I would not be surprised if Solitaire is the world’s most played game.
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. Or maybe “in your face” is the more apt term, as the game immediately balks at the notion of subtlety. Senseless shootings. Dead bodies cluttering the streets.
Pros: Interesting concept; a few well-constructed environments; decent multiplayer.
Cons: Poorly paced linearity; no interesting characters; bland levels and shooting.
Excerpt: This time it's personal. This time they took out Hooters . Welcome to Homefront , the latest shooter from Kaos Studios, the development team behind 2008's Frontlines: Fuel of War . Oh, but don't be confused, this isn't your average military shooter, Homefront brings the conflict to the shores of America, and it does so fantastically thanks to sturdy mechanics, a phenomenally character driven story and an impressive online multiplayer suite.
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. They should offer up some free DLC to expand the single player or else they are just stealing money from gamers. If this had been 7-9 hours of single player, it might have gotten a Silver.
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. The game gives you four tanks to control against three other teams of four tanks. The goal is simple; destroy your opponents. It is a turned based game with a top-down view of a map with a team starting in each corner.
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. In fact, it feels like the game was meant to be double the length, but, for whatever reason, it was cut short.
Conclusion: Homefront ne s'inscrira pas parmi les grand FPS du moment. Trop scripté, usant de trop de clichés, beaucoup trop court et n'arrivant pas à se distinguer par son multijoueurs, le titre de THQ a bien du mal à convaincre. Pourtant le scénario de base était prometteur mais mal exploité par le gameplay, l'attrait a bien du mal à perdurer et ce même si le jeu est court.
Pros: Prise en main rapide, Un scénario original et percutant
Cons: Durée de vie de la campagne solo, Un mode multijoueur un peu maigre, IA alliée, Graphismes, Beaucoup trop de déjà-vu
Summary: If a developer makes a decent, multiplayer-focused first-person shooter but no one is there to play it, does it deserve to be bought? Ponder this piece of Zen as we examine Warpath, a new, budget-priced FPS from developer Digital Extremes. Warpath is, for all intents and purposes, an Unreal Tournament knockoff that looks and feels pretty similar to Digital Extremes' last game, Pariah.
Pros: Technically speaking, the game looks decent, Multiplayer can be fun...
Cons: ...assuming you can actually find anyone to play against, which you probably won't, Lackluster bot artificial intelligence and weak campaign structure make single-player worthless, Weapons lack punch, Map designs aren't conducive to vehicle usage
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 tank or chopper. The problem with ground vehicles though, is the lack of any sort of destructible environment.
Summary: Homefront - это достаточно жалкая попытка клонировать успешную идею серии CoD, прикрывая недостатки графики и рельсового дизайна шокирующими постановками. Более чем посредственный однопользовательский режим отлично компенсируется интересным мультиплеером на 32 человека с несколькими инновационными нововведениями. Впрочем, если вы играете в Battlefield, то менять место вечерних встреч вероятно не стоит.