Summary: If judged strictly on its merits of gameplay and storyline, this would be one of my favorite FPS - gunplay is decent, weapons are varied and plentiful, and the subject matter is unique and, frankly, very heavy and disturbing. There are some moments in Homefront that are genuinely unsettling, and this is not a hallmark of most FPS ive played. Where the problem lies is in its bugs; this damn game crashes about every level, and sometimes a few times a round.
Summary: Ok so in the beginning I was not very impressed with the game. It seemed like a polished up video game for Red Dawn (which it is but...) but as the story line progressed I found myself very much wrapped up in the game and then suddenly the end credits started rolling. My reaction was predictable. This should have been a great great game however, it seemed like it was in the making and then suddenly the deadline was moved up...a lot.
Summary: The campaign story was amazing, but thats really about it. The graphics ARE WAY BELOW PAR, 98% of the enviroment looks like CARDBOARD CUTOUTS ( Gotta love that crappy UNREAL ENGINE ) lets not mention how bad all the guns sound.. A fully automatic gun firing sounds distorted and what seems to be a VERY unrealistic sound, like someone shooting a tin can with a pea shooter. Let me also point out that the online was fun in the demo, thats about it.
Summary: The multiplayer is very good, but the game falls short on the single player campaign. The story is good, but the campaign is too short. The narrative could be drawn out for an entire series of games but the missions just touch on parts of what could be a very intriguing story.
Pros: The multiplayer is great. There's not really a whole lot new, but the ability to purchase upgrades and vehicles is pretty cool.
Cons: The game doesn't really present much in the way of new gameplay. The story, while interesting, is nothing new and reminds me of Freedom Fighters (although I found that game much more entertaining). The single player campaign is just too short. It's entertaining at times, but not fulfilling enough. The graphics seem pretty old at this point, especially compared to rivals Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty.
Much potential, but single player campaign falls flat on its face
Mark Twain "Sr", Amazon
13 May 2011
Summary: This is just a review of the single player campaign. Homefront starts out with a fantastic, and interesting premise. The 15 or so years in the future the United States has been invaded by North Korea. It really hits home too, because in the story (again in the opening scene, no spoilers here past the first five minutes) Kim Jung Il dies and his son takes power. Which just happened in real life. So it has a very entertaining premise, which is why I bought the game.
Summary: I actually enjoyed this games original take on the FPS and it's 'red dawn' like story (written by the same person who wrote red dawn, the movie) being a casual player I got most of the way through the game but got stuck near the end and couldn't finish the single player story as there are no published cheats for the game. This may be because the maker of this game went out of business. I then switched to try multiplayer - and was unable to access it at all.
Summary: I was excited for this game when it was about to come out but after playing it for a couple hours the story is not catching me. I mean it is a good idea but you feel nothing for any of the characters and the gameplay for the solo campaign is extremely short. I finished this in less than 4 hours, also if you don't buy this brand new you will only be able to get your character to level 5 online and then there is a cap.
Summary: Another reason why I will rent games before I buy them. $60 down the drain for a few hours of fun. I was hoping it would allow me to put Black Ops back in the drawer, since I really don't like that game either. Both have limited realism, but at least Black Ops has a bare-bones and hardcore mode, where you don't have to shoot a person 7 times to kill them. Also, I played Black Ops for weeks without getting bored of it, but I was ready to quit Homefront after a few hours!
Summary: To be fair, I don't care for the multi-player part of this game or others like this. I want a strong single-player game, and then if there is an enjoyable MP side of it, all the better. In my opinion, too many of these games devolve into the exact same games in multiplayer. Kids with tricks and cheats or hacks and whatnot and lots of killing one another. So my review is on the single player game. Like others, I was unhappy with the cheapo looking graphics.