sunnuntai 20. maaliskuuta 2011

Homefront - Monki's Thoughts

Homefront is a FPS that sets in the near-future in 2027. It's about a war between (North) Korea and the USA. The main protagonists(players) name is Robert Jacobs, who is a former Marine helicopter pilot.
One of the major portions of the story arc is built around not only the growth of the North Korean forces over the years leading to the year 2027, but also the economic down fall of United States of America, and the unrest that seems to grip the nation before the invasion. 

The game focuses on the collapse of the United States, subsequent occupation by the Greater Korean Republic - a United Korea under the rule of North Korea - and the American Resistance that fights said occupation. The player is invited to join the American resistance, "using guerrilla tactics, commandeering military vehicles, and utilizing advanced drone technology".


2011: North Korea faces another UN sanction over its latest nuclear test.

2012: Kim Jong-ll dies and is succeeded by his son Kim Jong-un.

2013: Kim Jong-un is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and featured on the cover of Time Magazine for his accomplishment of Korean reunification.

2014: American military withdraws from the Korean Peninsula. General Motors declares bankruptcy for the second time.

2015: The effects of peak oil are felt as gas prices reach up to 20 dollars a gallon due to a war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Russia cuts off all oil trade with Europe. Survivalist literature become bestsellers in America. China's influences diminish.

2016: America withdraws its military from Japan and other countries overseas, focusing on its instability back home.

2017: Martial law is declared in the United States as its infrastructure crumbles due to financial deficiencies.

2018: After the destruction of one of its nuclear facilities by Korean special forces, Japan surrenders to the Greater Korean Republic and is capitalized into a vassal state.

2019: The UN goes out of commission.

2020: Canada closes its borders to Americans. The US military takes over the functions of many emergency services, as well as the distribution of basic goods. This causes many Americans to abandon the suburbs in exchange of the military-managed urban centers.

2021: Korean forces succeed in annexing many countries in Southeast Asia. A new pandemic known as the Knoxville Cough, a type of bird flu, begins to spread in the United States.

2022: To prevent the contagion of the Knoxville Cough, Mexico closes its borders to Americans. Hyperinflation pushes the US dollar to the edge of collapse.

2023: The Knoxville Cough ravages the American public. The Korean People's Army reaches 20 million total personnel.

2024: Using the captured M-V rockets at the Uchinoura Space Center, Kim Jong-un announces a new space satellite program, under the pretense of replacing the decaying GPS system, which America could no longer afford to maintain.

2025: A thermonuclear device is detonated by one of the Korean satellites 300 miles above Kansas, blanketing America with an EMP that wipes out its power grid and most of the electronics above ground. The US infrastructure is virtually in ruins. This is followed by the Korean seizure of Hawaii and landings in San Francisco. Korean paratroopers are dropped into central United States. The economic downfall in Europe prevents its nations from intervening.

2026: The United States is split into two as the KPA irradiate the entire Mississippi River, as a fortification for their control of the western side.

2027: The United States Armed Forces are completely scattered.

Monki's Thoughts:

Gameplay Score = (2/10)
Story was boring and the game was really short ( 4 - 5 chapters?), Normal difficulty felt like hard because of aimbotting/wallhacking enemies. Didn't explain all the buttons to different things during story so I had to check the control options.

Controls Score = (3/10)
Controls were really bad, Sprinting felt as fast as walking, Sometimes get stuck crouching.

Overall Score = (5/10)
The game was just bad, graphics looked good, but only rarely. Otherwise the graphics felt like a big pile of shit.

This game is not worth buying, seriously, I mean it. For a new game, the graphics are bad and the game is way too short.

-Monki signing out.

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