And another preview of multiplayer demo. Team XBox did this one. Solid game and silky smooth.
Here is sampling:
The current build of Homefront is looking very tight. The controls were familiar, the action was well paced and it was a pleasure graphically. For fans of modern shooters or those looking for a slight twist on the genre Homefront looks to be an excellent alternative. Look for further coverage of Homefront when the game ships later this month.
S&P downgraded to strong sell
We are becoming increasingly cautious on the video game industry. Sales of both hardware and software declined in the first two months of the year, and we expect sales to drop further given that the current generation of consoles is in the sixth year of their product cycle. Pre-order sales of THQI's Homefront game title have been lackluster. We are also concerned about weaker consumer spending due to rising energy prices and geopolitical uncertainties. We keep our operating estimates of a $0.73 loss and an $0.11 loss in FY 11 (Mar) and FY 12, and our target price at $4.00.
Another good review of the multiplayer. This guy appears to have been ready to write a bad review on it because he wasn't expecting much at all. He came away with the exact opposite opinion of the game. Large scale warfare of BF2 with quick action of COD. And he loved all the modes of the game. This is a dream come true for all online FPS fans. We have to remember that most gamers are in a wait and see mode. 200,000 pre-orders is a drop in the bucket.
If reviews/previews keep coming in like this, then we have a hit on our hands and this thing will be flying off the shelves when it gets released. It won't take long for gamers to spread the word like wild fire. Gamestop will be flooded with copies of COD and they will walk away with Homefront.
Thanks for the article King- I liked this section, sounds like some more humble pie being served soon. C'mon ya'll grab your skirts and high heels we're going dancing in the streets March 15th with Red pom-poms instead of balloons!:
Homefront has managed to fly under my radar for quite some time. Call it shooter fatigue, I just can't be bothered to get excited for anything in the first person perspective genre (Mirror's Edge Anything excluded).
Still, last night's Homefront event provided quite a good look at the multiplayer game built around Homefront's North-Korean-Invasion campaign. If there was ever a game that could hold it's own in the crowded modern shooter space, Homefront is it.
Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy my Homefront experience as much as I did. If you've had your ear to the ground for any GDC news, you've probably heard about the environmentally-hazardous, taco-serving, marketing blanket THQ has plastered the surround blocks of the Moscone center with. You can't turn around without eating some Homefront-flavored food, seeing a bus stop with a Homefront sign, or choking on a balloon like a hungry seagull.
Really just obnoxious. When a game company puts so much money behind a game, like THQ is with Homefront, you just know there's something they're try to cover up. At least, that's the assumption. I played about an hour and a half of solid, dedicated multiplayer last night and Homefront manages to deftly toe the line between the two biggest FPS franchises. I'm speaking of Battlefield and Call of Duty.
Potential Jester and Alan replies:
1. What do the Italians know anyway?
2. Should have been 9.5 or 10.
3. Did they mention a demo?
4. What did they give De Blob 2?
5. Homefront 2 is going to stink.
StockOrion, I don't recall attacking you personally but apparently some or all of my posts seem to have hurt your feelings. Sorry for that but message boards should address all views. Please feel free to place me on ignore if you think differently.
I have repeatedly said that I have a small long position but am just tired of the one-sided posts.
1st score isn't always indicative of the last score no matter where it comes from but you can't help but smile considering the problems PS3 owners have had with Black Ops and the other COD's and now the 1st Playstation magazine to review Homefront gives it a 9 out of 10.
Humble pie being served for those who believe we we're overhyping the game and the scores wouldn't be great.
9 out of 10 is a great score no matter where or who it comes from considering the fact alot of new IP and FPS's don't get that score.
Congrats THQ. Wave the pom-poms and crank the music! Time to close that gap!