Homefront the poor man’s FPS. Although I applaud THQ for trying to bring new things to the FPS market, I felt that FPS's gone before it had done pretty much the same only better.
The SP story was probably better written than most current releases, but I couldn’t get past the sloppiness of the game. The graphics were awful for a next gen game, a big step backwards; I felt ill staring at the poor textures and modelling.
The whole game felt clunky and awkward, clipping was a constant gripe and the animations may have come from a PS1 game.
Throwing a grenade or slashing a knife made me die inside a lttile more, "Is this the best they could come up with?" I would think, as I chest passed another grenade into a door frame.
The controls didn’t feel quite right, sensitivity would drop way down in ADS mode, which meant it was quite tricky getting the balance between that and hip fireing, the guns felt and sounded poor, I never quite got to grips with the recoil and lag, everything was literally hit and miss.
When I could actually get into multiplayer games, nothing felt right, it’s a kind of mix between COD and BF, although I thought the BP system was good, you still had the age old problems of campers and helicopters you can't shoot down.
Lag was terrible, I don’t think I ever joined a game with more than a 2 bar connection, the whole experience just wasn't fun.
I stuck with MP for a while, getting the unlocks but it never felt fun, why anyone would play Homefront MP over COD or BF:BC I don't know.
Homefront is a step back for FPS games, with BF3 just around the corner looking at the potential it has, it’s quite clear THQ are living in the past, trying to make a quick buck on Modern Shooter genre.