Homefront: The Revolution, Is it the ultimate masterpiece?

Homefront was a very interesting shooter, albeit a little generic so when The Revolution was announced with an open world component people started to gain confidence in the series. But is this game a good one?

Homefront was a very interesting shooter, albeit a little generic so when The Revolution was announced with an open world component people started to gain confidence in the series. But is this game good enough?

The first change is, as we said, the open world. Sure, it’s a generic open world shooter to be honest, but the world is beautifully made and everything from the regions to particles and so on are designed in order to offer perfect game locations. The world is detailed and dense which is truly astonishing.

Also, one of the interesting fact is the weapon customization feature. It’s a nice change of pace and it does allow you to obtain some great user experiences as a whole. You might find some similarities in features with Far Cry, like the stealth and exploration as well as leveling system. The engine runs great and the gameplay experience is not affected at all by it.

However the game has some visible negativities. The story is filled with cliché moments, everything from the villains to the actions, you do have a lot of time to go through this and honestly this does hurt the gameplay. Plus, the voice acting is less than stellar and it hurts the immersion too, because you don’t feel a connection. The same can be said by the overall writing which is less than impressive and even the weapons you have aren’t that varied. You will find yourself always trying to find better weapons, only to find out that there’s a limited array with small possibilities.

You can’t have rifle suppressors, which is bad and the stealth system, even if it is there, it’s just a bad experience from beginning and up until the end. It’s better to go in guns blazing since you have a much better chance. Liberating a city from the enemy attacks and ruling is a good idea on paper, but here everything from the action to the characters are boring and you won’t really feel for them.

Like in most open world games, the map is separated into sectors and these have to be unlocked one by one. So, you don’t have an open world at first but as you play you will be able to go back to the other regions. At least on paper, because I for one didn’t really find any solid reason to come back.

Multiplayer doesn’t exist, you just have a cooperative mode which is good, but considering the first title had a good multiplayer and it is a little disappointed to say to least.

Liberating outposts is maybe the best part in the game, but even that tends to become a chore after a little while.

Unfortunately, Homefront: The Revolution doesn’t manage to become the ultimate Homefront title and you would feel that the first game was better than it, even if it wasn’t a masterpiece to begin with. In the end, it all comes down to you to see which game is better, but one thing is certain, Homefront: The Revolution might be a good purchase only if you find it at a great discount, otherwise you can stay away for the time being.

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