Excerpt: As the self proclaimed Call of Duty killer, Homefront places you in an alternate future where North Korea has developed an empire and has invaded the United States. You play as Robert Jacobs, a civilian in Colorado who is captured by North Korean Troops and sent off to a re-education camp in Alaska. On the way to Alaska, however, your bus is attacked by the resistance, who quickly hand you a gun and offer you a place in the army.
Excerpt: It was 1999 and a new century was around the corner (more or less for those more technical types). For the past 15 years or so I had been eagerly awaiting a new Star Wars movie and with great happiness and more than a bit of wonder the time had arrived. I paid an extraordinary amount of money to be one of the first batch of people to see the movie.
Conclusion: This isn't necessarily a downright disaster of a game, but you sure as hell have played it before. Anyway, brave effort, Kaos. You still need to get your priorities straight though. This shooter has potential, but it needs to step away from worn-out gameplay formulas or it may be forgotten very quickly.
Pros: The franchise has potential, but the multiplayer might be the only real attraction here;
Cons: Perhaps next time they might consider a lengthier single-player campaign, weak characters and boring plot, gameplay is too derivative of certain triple-A shooters.
Summary: Battle Points prevent Homefront’s multiplayer from being a dull Black Ops knock-off. Just looking at the basics, there’s very little reason to pick this over Activision’s staple, but the added enhancements make this a viable alternative that some players may prefer.
Conclusion: Homefront is definitely a decent game overall, but it struggles in a couple of key areas. The visuals leave a lot to be desired and the campaign tells a fantastic story, but is short and has strange pacing and scripting issues. The multiplayer is fairly standard for the genre, but twists it just enough to still be interesting. All in all, it is good, but not great.
Conclusion: There are so many I'm willing to risk fines & sanctions by listing them all: -Dying and being respawned well ahead of where I was. -That the back of the box has the audacity to say "groundbreaking 32-person multiplayer." -"New objective: follow Connor." New? I've been doing that almost the whole game. -The absolute worst hidden rebel base of all time.
Pros: Running over someone with the humvee in multiplayer.
Cons: Being killed by an unseen grenade/gas barrel/guy hitting me with the butt of a gun while my AI teammates shoot backwards.
Summary: Parents need to know that Homefront is a graphically violent first-person shooter containing profane dialogue. Players kill countless North Korean invaders who want to take over the U.S., and there are many disturbing urban-war related scenes, such as a child witnessing his parent being shot, people executed on the street, and a truck slamming into someone. Blood sprays from enemies, is puddled on the streets, and can be seen smeared on windows.