At 3/17/11 05:10 AM, ZeeAk wrote:
At 3/17/11 01:33 AM, Matt wrote:
Homefront is terrible.I loved it.
If you're not buying the game new you're also locked out of 90% of the multiplayer content unless you cough up 800 MSP for a "battle code" which allows you to get past level 5 in online rank progression.Personally, I have nothing against that, but maybe it's because I bought it brand new, day one.
Capitalism! You can't be serious. I don't support the used game market and I never sell the games I purchase, but taking such a severe measure to discourage used game sales is at the very least a greedy "dick move." There is absolutely no reason to rent this game unless you've got money to waste.
But I digress, I suppose this may come off as harsh, but I'm just explaining how I feel. First of all, Homefront is a THQ game. That's all that really needs to be said for anybody truly knowledgeable of the medium to realize the game's going to be a FANTASTIC product.
But I admit, I love to shoot my way through braindead AI in hallways and/or abandoned warehouses filled to the brim with highly explosive containers, to sit through 15 minute scripted events otherwise waiting every couple minutes for my useless AI partner(s) to kick down the next door so I can continue plodding through to the next impossible obstacle such as a fucking latch on a chain link fence's gate.
Oh and while playing I also enjoy browsing ©®%u2122 while eating ©®%u2122 and ©®%u2122 sipping on ©®%u2122. I'm sure I missed a whole lot of the others they threw in your face throughout the game; if it's not enough that you paid for the product, you're also being subjected to relentless advertising.
This game has no redeeming value and does absolutely nothing better than any other shooter it's blatantly imitating. If it weren't for the massive marketing campaign driving sales it would have been a flop, but that doesn't make a difference anyway, in a couple months the game will be all but abandoned.
PS: I wrote all of this sitting through the multiple interactive cutscenes explaining the gripping plot. I was so sad when hero action guy sacrificed himself to place the flare for the airstrike. I'm sure somewhere a bald eagle shed a tear.