New Homefront: The Revolution trailer shows off the game's modular weapons and guerilla warfare

By midian182 ยท 6 replies
Mar 25, 2016
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  1. A brand new trailer for Homefront: The Revolution has just landed, showing off the game’s modular weapons and the different methods of approaching combat situations.

    The modular weapons system in Deep Silver’s game does look very impressive, allowing players to modify firearms on-the-fly to suit the situation. Attachments will be swappable while out in the field, so you can turn a shotgun into a fully-automatic model, or add a silencer to a rifle.

    Modular weapons have appeared in other games, but the multitude of attachment options in Homefront appear to have a drastic effect on the various firearms. The swapping animations look very nice, too.

    The game will feature some of the usual FPS staples such as IEDs and set pieces. We’ll also see scavenging and crafting elements, an “open-world” environment, hacking, and the ability to race around in vehicles.

    As pointed out in the trailer, players will also be able to control an RC car bomb which, as anyone who played Rage and Watchdogs’ Bad Blood DLC will tell you, is always fun.

    Homefront’s story is a bit like a modern take on Red Dawn: after a unified Korea invades the US, resistance fighters push back against the oppressors.

    While the first Homefront game, released in 2011, wasn’t too bad, it was pretty underwhelming; considering the amount of advertising it received, many people expected something better. From what we’ve seen so far of the sequel, it looks as if The Revolution will prove to be a much bigger hit.

    Homefront: The Revolution will be released for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on May 17.

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  2. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,436

    Which Korea are they talking about here as the Korean Peoples Army? It most certainly isn't south Korea and the idea that North Korea has the technological and military superiority to invade main land US is laughable.

    It seems like devs have been running out of plot ideas for a few years now, that or they just need a history lesson. If you need a generic enemy, why not just use the Russians? Who doesn't love to hate the Russians?
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  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,355   +2,005

    Pretty cool, although some of the premise is a bit too high tech, but what the heck, it is a video game. Korea? Russia? Frankly, I don't think I would have assigned it to any real world adversary since anyone and everyone will see the weaknesses of any selection. Still, from what little I've seen, this one has definite potential ...
  4. jackal2687

    jackal2687 TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    It's a (fictional) plot line. The only thing I will wait for is release. Because I fell for the hype the first time. Never again.
  5. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Booster Posts: 175   +70

    This game is going to flop guaranteed. I have seen all kinds of gameplay videos and none of them look appealing. There are a lot of people who tested the game who have had only complaints about this game. I don't know of a single person who enjoyed this. The graphics engine alone looks like something made for Xbox 360. I had high hopes for this game, but the devs really screwed this one up.
  6. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,670   +1,102

    people who played the beta are already saying that it's a bad game.
  7. JedixJarf

    JedixJarf TS Rookie

    If I remember correctly, in Homefront 1, the north and south Koreas united under one banner, then invaded the USA. But that was about 5 years ago, so my memory may be a little rusty.

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