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wyeast
03-05-2011, 10:59 PM
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Hold onto your knickers, ladies. THQ and Kaos Studios turn up the heat on their upcoming release of Homefront (http://www.homefront-game.com/) with a juicy new trailer showing highlights of the multiplayer action.

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Set in occupied America, Homefront puts you on the front lines duking it out with the Greater Korean Republic from your backyard to the local McD's.

Homeland is slated for release this month in North America (3/15), Australia (3/17) and Europe (3/18), and April 29th in Japan.

Source: THQ (http://www.thq.com/us/thqtv/index?movieId=4804) via Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/05/homefront-fires-off-its-multiplayer-carnage-trailer/)

wyeast
03-05-2011, 11:01 PM
Didn't want to editorialize in the OP, but obvious comparisons will be made with Battlefield and especially Call of Duty. The look and pacing feels very MW-esque with heavy vehicle influences like BF. I'll withhold judgement until I get a chance to see it in action. In my book, even if it feels like a blatant clone, CoD has enough problems that there is certainly room for improvment, so here's hoping.

Also, obligatory -

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7473/homefront.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/homefront.jpg/)

:D

VerseD
03-06-2011, 02:19 AM
Yep, that's about everything there is to say about Homefront.

Grifter
03-06-2011, 03:17 AM
After reading the Rock-Paper-Shotgun preview (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/02/22/hands-on-preview-homefront/) I am no longer excited about Homefront. I may rent it later but I took it off my Gamefly Q for now. Too many other games to play to waste my time on another mediocre Modern Warfare wannabe. It's a shame too because this was one of my most anticipated titles this year.

J Arcane
03-06-2011, 04:04 AM
Also, obligatory -

You joke, but the game is actually written by the same guy who created Red Dawn: John Milius.

Learning this, and my subsequent reading up on his filmography and history, rather changed my perspective on that film. I'd apparently been taking it for being much more subtle than it was ever intended.

Stmfuller
03-06-2011, 08:21 AM
After reading the Rock-Paper-Shotgun preview (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/02/22/hands-on-preview-homefront/) I am no longer excited about Homefront. I may rent it later but I took it off my Gamefly Q for now. Too many other games to play to waste my time on another mediocre Modern Warfare wannabe. It's a shame too because this was one of my most anticipated titles this year.

Ouch, that preview makes the game sound terrible. I'll go back to playing black ops and BC2 and maybe pick it up on a steam sale if that's the case.

bryan
03-06-2011, 08:29 AM
After reading the Rock-Paper-Shotgun preview (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/02/22/hands-on-preview-homefront/) I am no longer excited about Homefront. I may rent it later but I took it off my Gamefly Q for now. Too many other games to play to waste my time on another mediocre Modern Warfare wannabe. It's a shame too because this was one of my most anticipated titles this year.

Thanks for the preview. I was contemplating getting it on Steam, the TF2 hat was tempting me but now I'll pass.

Wilkz07
03-06-2011, 08:52 AM
I was excited about Homefront for awhile, reading that review and seeing gameplay has turned it from a buy to a rent. plus its Kaos Studios... anyone remember Frontlines Fuel of War? no? i didn't think so.

Reverant
03-06-2011, 09:49 AM
Watching this, I finally realize that the military shooter market is beyond saturation. Let's swing the pendulum back towards those funky sci-fi MP shooters of the Quake and UT era!

Dukefrukem
03-06-2011, 10:05 AM
Watching this, I finally realize that the military shooter market is beyond saturation. Let's swing the pendulum back towards those funky sci-fi MP shooters of the Quake and UT era!

Fuckin thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

biosc1
03-06-2011, 10:08 AM
Watching this, I finally realize that the military shooter market is beyond saturation. Let's swing the pendulum back towards those funky sci-fi MP shooters of the Quake and UT era!

Didn't you see the next Epic tech demo? UT4 could be just around the corner. Throw in Rage as well and you may get your wish.

Stmfuller
03-06-2011, 10:54 AM
Didn't you see the next Epic tech demo? UT4 could be just around the corner. Throw in Rage as well and you may get your wish.

UT4 will be a console exclusive with a PC afterthought.
that's what UT 3 was.

icronic
03-06-2011, 01:47 PM
Watching this, I finally realize that the military shooter market is beyond saturation. Let's swing the pendulum back towards those funky sci-fi MP shooters of the Quake and UT era!

Yes please.

Although I do think there is a huge untapped market for alternate history wargames, especially between the 60s and 80s but companies are too busy making CoD clones to bother taking the risk. Something like Freedom Fighters or an FPS version of World in Conflict. Hell I'd love to see something like Operation Flashpoint set on our home soil. The potential for awesomely epic battles in these settings is huge.

But I find that modern tech has always gotten in the way of war games. The combat has always felt a little clinical to me, where as WW2 games has always felt really visceral and up close and personal due to the limitations of guns of that period. Sci-fi weapons for whatever reason (perhaps it's the sheer lunacy they provide) don't seem to suffer this problem.

biosc1
03-06-2011, 02:53 PM
Ghost Recon did urban fighting pretty well. It's not Op Flashpoint, but was plenty of fun clearing out cities.

Wolvie
03-06-2011, 04:38 PM
Oh that preview made it sound as shitty as Frontlines. My brother-in-law loved FL:FoW, but I hated it. And this sounds as shitty as that. Now the game might have hope, because the MP might be good. But since I don't play MP like I used to, whats the point of shelling out $60 for half a game. I may pass on this until I read some reviews, but given Kaos' last effort... it doesn't look like their chances are good with me right now.

Kielaran
03-07-2011, 12:31 PM
I was excited about Homefront for awhile, reading that review and seeing gameplay has turned it from a buy to a rent. plus its Kaos Studios... anyone remember Frontlines Fuel of War? no? i didn't think so.

I remember it! I'm glad you posted this because I didn't put that together. This just went from wait to it hits the bargain bin to wait til it hits the bargain bin and then laugh as I still pass on it.

Oh that preview made it sound as shitty as Frontlines. My brother-in-law loved FL:FoW, but I hated it. ...

That sir, is because you have good taste.

Wolvie
03-07-2011, 09:05 PM
That sir, is because you have good taste.

Evidently. I didn't even like the MP, it was just a laggy mess with poor vehicle controls. I tried so hard to like the game because he recommended it. But it sucked so hard I had to just admit to myself it was crap.

Anyways, I still hope Homefront's MP is what the preview videos make it out to be. If it's fun online I might give HF a chance... but only if the reviews are glowing and I hear some awesome word of mouth recommendations from my people I know.

Cavalier
03-08-2011, 07:37 AM
That preview was disappointed and when I read it, I cancelled my pre-order.

I remember back in the day when I avoided WW2 shooters, I bought BF1942 just because of their Desert Combat mod.

Was really looking forward to Frontlines, but that turned out to be really, really, terrible. Looks like Homefront is going the same way.

Trauma/Kaos Studios, one hit wonders :(

bryan
03-08-2011, 08:00 AM
What was their first? Totally can't remember.

Kielaran
03-08-2011, 12:17 PM
Evidently. I didn't even like the MP, it was just a laggy mess with poor vehicle controls. I tried so hard to like the game because he recommended it. But it sucked so hard I had to just admit to myself it was crap.

Even after the boring/generic single player I thought the MP might be decent. I found it the same as you did. It was a shame too, since it had a lot of good ideas, but failed to cash in on them.