My problem with Homefront is this – despite all the big words about avoiding murder fatigue, having a interesting universe, evolving online multiplayer, the game goes on to play and feel like a derivative version of every other military shooter on the market place.
I see Homefront as a real missed opportunity. They had the story, they had the concept – the point of difference – but that means nothing when, in practice, the game feels like Medal of Duty: Battlefield Edition. I just wish the game had done more to distinguish itself with the mechanics. Bulletstorm is as dumb as a bag of broken bricks, but at least the game felt new, felt fresh. Minus the trimmings, Homefront played precisely like a million other different games.
That doesn’t necessarily make it a bad game, but it does make it generic. And, considering the promise, and the claims of Kaos Studios, that was a major disappointment for me.
But that’s just my viewpoint – maybe I’m being a little harsh. What did you guys think of Homefront? All things considered, it is a decent shooter. Did you guys enjoy it?