8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Homefront [Download] (Software Download)
I purchased Homefront for the single player (SP) which is an unusual purchase for me. I was just really drawn in by the premise for the story. In my opinion, the SP portion of the game lived up to the teaser videos which were released over the past few months. Some of the visuals in the game were chilling and this was what I was looking for in the Homefront story even though I think they could have done more. I finished the game on the hardest difficulty in about 6-7 hours for my first and only play through although some people are mentioning 3-4 hours on normal difficulty (Easy, Normal, Veteran, Guerrilla).
The SP is very linear which can bother some people. Personally I prefer a well done story over game where you spend time wandering aimlessly or driving though checkpoints multiple times. The voice acting isn't great and some of the sound is a little weak, however it didn't bother me much. Sometimes the checkpoints save in weird places so that you have to listen to the same dialogue multiple times. In general, I would say that many of the weak points of the Homefront SP also apply to the CoD series (except CoD has more polish).
I didn't play the multiplayer (MP) very much. the main gametype is like a very small Battlefield Conquest map or a large CoD Domination map. The maps are big enough to allow vehicles but small enough that you're alwasy near the action. I thought the vehicles and drones handled well and were fairly well balanced. My main gripe with the MP is that the guns have a high rate of fire and are very accurate. There also doesn't seem to be much damage falloff. Therefore, enemies die very quickly, making the game very similar to "hardcore" gametypes where players have reduced health and die in just a handful of shots. I don't like hardcore gametypes. If the weapons were rebalanced, I would definitely give the MP another run.