Some of you might be familiar with Homefront, it was a game that debuted in 2011 by Kaos Studios and THQ. THQ has gone out of business, but Deep Silver has been hard at work on a sequel and will deliver to gamers Homefront: The Revolution. I had a chance to play a demo of the game at PAX Prime 2015, and this is my review with news on Homefront: The Revolution, along with the Release Date.
Homefront started as a somewhat controversial game due to its very specific subject matter. The game is about an invasion of the United States from North Korea, which is something that is kind of a legitimate fear. Considering the controversy that the film The Interview caused, hopefully Homefront: The Revolution does not add fuel to the fire and create a real version of a massive Korean invasion.
I asked the basic question to Deep Silver about its nature as a sequel. They said that it does follow the basic story of the first game, but it takes place on the East Coast in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I got a chance to play the game after watching a video about what I was supposed to do in the Homefront: The Revolution.
I'll be honest and say that the game felt like several other first-person shooter (FPS) games like Gears of War and Medal of Honor. That is, I am on the battlefield, and I have a gun and other weapons that I can whip out to take out certain targets. I will have to say that I am not a veteran to these war/shooter games, and found my goals to be not as self-explanatory as they would to other players of FPS veterans. IGN, who played the exact same demo at PAX Prime 2015, compared it to Far Cry.
The demo started me out in an occupied area of the city of brotherly love, fighting with a band of brother. I had to use hit and run tactics as well as special weapons to take out the KPA (Korean People's Army). This involved some used of some IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), including one that looked like a potato masher grenade and other that was attached to a remote controlled car.
I'm not certain how unique this was to Homefront: The Revolution, but I could get on a motorcycle and go from place to place, giving me a quick and stealthy advantage. The scenery for the game was made for it, as there is collapsed building debris that forms perfect ramps so my motorbike can make some cool jumps. I found that the bike was difficult to master, and I didn't have time to really get into it as I had about fifteen minutes of game time. However, I loved riding the motorcycle and it presented an exciting, but not necessarily realistic element to the gameplay.
On the whole, I could see myself playing this, and wanting to become a battle-hard member of the resistance. Unfortunately, Homefront: The Revolution won't be out for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 until 2016, without any more specific release date than that. It can be pre-ordered on those systems now from many countries, all platforms, and several retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, Gamestop, and Amazon. You can find out more information on the Homefront: The Revolution website.