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The sequel to the original Homefront has been a long time in the making and will be finally coming out next year with Deep Silver.

Someone on NeoGAF has acquired a copy of Homefront: The Revolution ahead of the game’s May 17 release date and has posted some early impressions. Long story short, things aren’t sounding too hot.

Obviously these impressions shouldn’t be treated as a final verdict due to the fact there’s more than likely a day one patch for the game, but based on the reception to the beta and now the final version of the game things aren’t looking too good.

NeoGAF user Fezan reportedly played the game for around two hours before posting some early impressions, most of them negative. Here’s what the user had to say (we’ve fixed some of the wording/grammar issues from Fezan’s post):

  • The graphics are underwhelming. Its not bad technically but artistically it also looks bland.
  • There are technical issues like screen tearing and fps drops. I am not sure if its fps drops or frame pacing issues but the game feels sluggish. Beside that the game crashed once and have other issues like items sticking in geometry etc. Please note that there maybe a day one patch. It wasn’t up for me yet.
  • Movement feels odd and shooting is not satisfying.
  • AI is also not good.
  • The world feels huge. You can see Farcry influences everywhere.
  • At the start of the game it does feel like guerrilla warfare. You have limited resources and have weak weapons compared to the enemy.

Fezan continued to play the game and shared some more impressions such as a preliminary review score saying they’d give the game a six and later reduced it to a four.  However, the user didn’t provide any further details as to why they changed the score (not that the numbers matter anyways) other than that the game is very “underwhelming”.

Homefront: The Revolution has had a long and troubled development cycle stemming from the closing of THQ, and later being sold by Crytek to Deep Silver where Dambuster Studios is currently working on finishing up the project.

Keep in mind that the above details are a user’s opinion and not fact. We will provide you our own impressions of the game as soon as we are able. For now, we are marking these impressions as a rumor.

We’ll keep an eye out for more impressions from other folk on the internet as more copies of the game continue to surface. We should be able to provide a review of our own in the coming days so be on the lookout for that once we potentially receive a copy of the game. Stay tuned for further updates on Homefront: The Revolution as we have them by following OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter.

Homefront: The Revolution launches on May 17 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.



Nick Calandra
OnlySP founder and former site owner.

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