Homefront is a near-future first person shooter set in a weakened America under Korean occupation. It features a single player story and extensive multiplayer modes
While the single player campaign sees you fighting the occupation across small town America. Kaos Studios are trying to make Homefront as emotive an experience as possible, to make players really want to fight the invading force. It's an interesting concept, but the graphics aren't quite up to today's standards: your in-game companions are poorly animated, and unfortunately generic looking which makes it harder to care about them. Homefront's single player campaign is also extremely scripted, with too little player freedom. All in all, Homefront's campaign doesn't live up to expectations - which is a great shame because the multiplayer is a totally different story.
Homefront's multiplayer modes are great fun. The maps are excellent, and the range of weaponry and classes is impressive. As well as the usual range of guns and grenades, there are vehicles and drones you can deploy during battles. The inclusion of RPG-like progression - where experience gets you points that unlock greater abilities - is welcome. The only downside of Homefront's multiplayer is that some of the weapons could be better balanced. The assault rifle, for example, has a great zoom that makes it almost too good, as instant-kill headshots are a breeze! On the other hand the heavy machine guns seem pretty ineffective.
If you're into multiplayer FPS, Homefront is highly recommended as it's a lot of fun. The game is really let down by it's single player campaign, however, which is average at best.
The demo requires the free application Steam to run.
Fast paced and exciting multiplayer
Experience points system for multiplayer
Tons of weaponry and variety
Average single player campaign
Too many scripted moments
"mmmm, if I'd played a demo I might not have bought it"
Expecting an FPS that actually allowed players to use tactics and got another wannabe Modern Warfare.
Single player is pretty poor and aside from graphics is just a generic FPS. Multiplayer is more fun and has all the ingredients to be awesome, if it weren't for that fact that, despite the hype I read, it's simply a case of drudging through some games until you get to a decent level to access decent weapons, so much for it being balanced. The hype put out about balanced multiplayer etc obviously came from the PR dept. cos the developers must know how unfair the game is to new players.
Most of the games I've joined have been dominated by campers, or cheaters.
All in all as the title says, if I'd played a demo I probably wouldn't have bought it, maybe that's why there were no demo's out. Or at least THQ could have halved the price and just not included the awful single player, and spent the development time making multiplayer what they said it was going to be.
Great graphics, battle commander system is good addition, movement is good but could do with a lean option, weapons feel good and do damage.
Not what THQ said it would be, poor single player and imbalanced multiplayer, too expensive for the limited single player game and limited multiplayer maps.
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