The first user impressions on the Homefront The Revolution beta are overwhelmingly negative, but the studio claims it's just an old build.
Hope they fix it!
Sadly I doubt it. Games that go from beta to final don't improve much. Maybe some balancing or network things but nothing major.
Depends on the beta. Most games release their beta a month before release. Those games dont change much because there isnt much time left. In my opinion, those are called demo's and not beta's. Many games with beta's far before launch have changed a lot. So there is hope.
True but from the 10 or so betas I have done over the years I can't think of one that drastically improved. What you played is basically what you got. That's just my experience there could be games that have done a better job at improving.
Not true at all. The Division closed beta just had a ton of changes for the Open Beta next week. If they would of released it the way it was that game was going to fail big time.
Highlife i never understood why games have Beta's a month before launch. If a developer really wants some feedback than beta should be atleast 6 months before the game release issue with that is when gamers play a old build in beta they will automatically assume the game will be bad(because earl build have issues)so developers really don't want to lose potential buyers the hate for this game is really insane. I mean we are getting an open world FPS game. atleast the developers are not trying to copy COD or battlefield ideas to nose but graphics bother more people than anything else but than these same people have no issues playing fallout 4 on a 10 year old engine
^^^ Giving credit simply for not copying CoD or Battlefield is no excuse. I agree with most people in this thread, that most betas that I have played over the years, rarely resulted in any major changes. Generally what you see is what you get, with perhaps a few tweaks, but that's it.
@highlife The bf3 beta was drastically different from the final game.
If this is really a beta, and not an alpha, it is sadly too late. The beta phase is about adding polishing and adding content. At this point the build is generally too advanced to start adding gameplay mechanics without loosing much time and money
i was on beta before and it had potential but the lag,judder and controls felt really unresponsive. also on homefront last gen it had that wierd graphics load in of mesh,i know alot of games use it but on last homefront alot of times it loaded in slow and it does same in this. tbh i left the beta quite annoyed because i was looking forward to it. 1 thing that was great though was people playing with mics in and actually talking decent. infact it was almost like the first divsion gameplay they showed plotting our the plans. i normally play on ps4 and i auto mute people because of rasists,squealers,people with music in background or heavy breathers lol.
Had no idea the game's marketing director also took ballet classes. That was a lot of spinning.
I understand that Betas are not finished products, hope the devs can iron out the issues because if this person is accurate it sounds like the game might have some big issues.
It's not just one person, each bullet is from a different person. And if you check elsewhere it's the same, no one is saying good things about the game, sadly.
oh I wasn't doubting that, it sounds like the game needs some serious improvements. Here's hoping that it was in fact an old build and that progress has been made in fixing some of this stuff up.
Every match I got into, with people with mics, seemed to enjoy it but I didn't play it much (4-5 matches). It basically feels like an alpha or way too early beta though as it is really rough but basic gameplay has potential as had a lot to offer if it's fixed in release (which is just months from now). Even the beta email though was really pushing it (a ton of stuff) isn't final and it was a server test more than anything. That said--it is also apparently peer to peer as you have a latency number (one a zero for host) is in scoreboard so it's a bit off. I was looking forward to it but now it's probably not even a rental :(
i played 1 mission.... i was looking forward to the game... i plan on cancelling my preorder..... it isnt a current gen game.. and yes it's a beta, and i know that... but betas are usually close to the end product, i mean we are 3 months away from releasing the game.... it should be similiar to the end product in a way... .very sad... i was looking forward to 30 hours of SP and fun coop...
i have the beta...it's ummm, it's terrible. I liked the original homefront game for it's story and similarly, this one has a promising story so I'll get it. But man, it's terrible.
Gameplay is rough but it has potential if it is a really, really old build. I like the open nature of coop maps even if it's basically a wider open linear design (checkpoint to checkpoint with options of how to get to them). character options are nice too but held back by dated build (hopefully).
Loved the first one, especially the campaign... Experiencing the beta first hand. Online connectivity had issues as i fully expect in a beta. What worries me is the gameplay was sluggish and the mechanics felt extremely dated. Ill buy this for the campaign, just hope they can fix the actual gameplay
It's always "an old build" lol
Yes usually betas are "an old build". I would think most people know this by now.
Lol I look forward to the day when a dev comes out and says, "Yeah... That's pretty much the game right now, but we're going to 'improve' on some things. Make sure you preorder + pick up the season pass."
Dude, there is a very good reason why modern Betas are held like 2 months ahead of the official launch. Its to present the best possible experience they have to offer. No company goes ''lets take the oldest build we have that is full of bugs and let that be everybodys first impression of our game''.
The "old build" line is usually a cope out that most devs use when shit hits the fan.
Surely the beta should be the latest available build? I mean while in development yesterday's build is an "old build" but that's not exactly a scapegoat, is it?
They have to prepare the beta which takes a while and im sure they arent going to halt development to do that so, it'll never be the latest build.
The latest build may not even start. Just because the code is there doesn't mean it is ready for the eyes of the world. Betas (true betas and not the stress tests like with Battlefront and the Battlefield games that are incorrectly labeled) are usually the last working version of the game and it is very possible the game hasn't worked in months even though a plethora of changes have been made.
I'm starting to see why Crytek sold it off.
The Devs only hope is that most gamers have no interest or care that this game is coming out, so they may not see all the negative impressions. The game can then quietly come out to universal apathy rather than derision.
I played it last night. Might be one of the worst feeling games I've ever played. The original is better. It's premise has serious potential though.
Maybe they'll choose to delay it in order to avoid a disaster. Fingers crossed at this point.
Yep, potential is there but unless it really is a very old build it needs a delay no matter what or some fast fixes. The basic design is nice (different weapons/mods/gear/skills/paths to places) but gameplay was archaic in practice and graphics were pretty meh.
Side note: The graphics are something from a 2009 360 game, the gameplay feels like garbage, the frame rate is abysmal given the visuals and amount of things on screen.
You're right, I have played this and it's flippen horrible. I can't even begin to list everything. I get beta and older builds but come on. Betas and alphas I have participated in. Titanfall, destiny, division alpha and beta, black ops 3, doom, star wars battlefront, battlefield hardline, halo 5. All of these were miles ahead of this game in quality, and some I didn't like. I wanted to like this but this build feels like its at least a year away from release. And it's running crytech engine so I don't see why this feels like a last gen graphics. I see this game getting roasted in the reviews and failing hard. I hope I am wrong.
That game looked like something I bought for Xbox 360 in 2008. I thought it was Frontlines: Fuel of War. If guys are saying the original was better already, this is not good because the original was a train wreck.
I just love hearing players say graphics doesn't matter. Really? I guess they changed there mind after playing this I'm sure.
I don't mind playing a game that has terrible graphics but what I do mind is content in that said game.
Those are not finalized graphics and are compressed placeholder graphics for testing. They have already shown better graphics at their E3 demo.
I had no hope or hype for this game anyway
well to be fair that beta did not present well at all...and didnt give a ton of hope for big improvements.
They're aren't many games that were dreadful in a beta that massively improved by launch. Saving gave at this point.
Probably true, wasn't Rainbow Six Siege a recent exception though?
The beta is VERY close to finished product. So while it may be an old build ALL of the core gameplay and mechanics are typically functioning in a beta build. There are typically NOT major changes from beta to release. At the Alpha stage there would be more changes, but NOT at beta. Beta stage will see tweaks and nothing more. No major gameplay or mechanic changes. I say this to advise that WYSIWYG for the most part here. i.e. it is going to SUCK.
In this case they're saying that it's not just a demo as in most recent titles. Hope so, because I was planning to buy it...
I've played the beta and yes it was awful in some respects but I did enjoy a few things and just like the first Homefront it will probably be branded as a rip-off of COD .
That gives me some hope!
I disliked the original Homefront very much. I felt the last game was a disappointment in the multiplayer aspect. I've been playing the Beta, and its just that a Beta, not a finished product, not a demo. People need relax and judge the game when its released. Yeah it has Frame issues and hiccups, but I think, if its not ready to be released they will delay it. I actually like the simplicity of the controls, reminds me of when CoD was simple and fun and not the mess it is now.
Well.....if what they showed at E3 was better quality than the beta, why on earth did they release a beta like that? Has to be one of the dumest PR moves I've seen this year so far. I guarantee that beta will hurt sales at launch. Dumb PR move.
Indeed, not sure what they were thinking. Beta is good for PR only if the quality is up to snuff.
i kinda makes me wonder when they say it's an old build and then they go on to explain that they are looking in to those bugs... like what the fuck - didn't you guys fix them by now. If it's an old build why would you guys still have those problems in the new build...
I remember buying and playing the original Homefront pretty much the week it came out. It wasn't anything spectacular but I'll totally admit that I had fun playing it and actually like the game for what it was. The SP wasn't all that and if I recall correctly the climax with the"golden gate bridge" in san francisco was a let down. I do however recall that certain aspects of the MP were spot on. I had a blast playing the MP, I definitely remember that. I wish it would of gained some ground among gamers and critics. I played it maybe for 2 weeks then moved along to whatever came out the following month. RIP THQ Hope the new Homefront does well. It's on my radar!
Yeah i liked the sp campaign. It wasn't great but it was decent. The opening was great though. And it was super short. But still not terrible. I hope this delivers. Troubled dev cycle points to not being great but hopefully they nail it.
I played it and it played and looked like a bad last gen game.I wouldn't release this as a beta if I was a Dev 😔
Yeah. Gonna have to pass after the travesty I played last night. If this is a beta than they are in big trouble.
Wow I planned on trying it this weekend but it seems that would be a waste of time... Too bad
This is a f n beta for crying out loud...if you are playing the beta you are helping the game designers make improvements to the final game....i just do not understand why people get in such an uproar over a stupid beta....it means before..beta...thats the problems with this new game community they destroy games before they take the time to play the stuff....then we end up with these cookie cutter games like c.o.d..and other b.s and we never get anything diffrent because companies are afraid to take chances on a very diffrent i.p....gives these guys a chance i see they have a diffrent shooter brewing...plz dont let us down Homefront.....
It is a beta but I have played a dozen alpha and betas this gen and this is by far the worst. All that I have played were somewhat polished and mechanically sound. Homefront is everything but. It's not going to change for the better unless they delay it
It looks terrible and plays even worse.
Didn't look or play terrible on PC, though...Weird.
Well it sure does on X1.
Thank you consoles. ;)
The slow walking / running movement sucked
I'm not surprised, it looks like a turd
That's kind of weird, since they're using CryENGINE.
This probably should have been an Arcade / Indie Game lol
2016 GOTY contender
The idea of this game sounds promising but it looks like they really need to delay this game until at least Fall.
Betas are designed to test mechanics. Granted I don't see how an old build could help in this case if they've supposedly cleaned things up already. Big turn off considering how close to release this is.
I remember the BF4 beta. It looked rough. Visually speaking, the final coat of paint goes on right before it leaves the floor.
half these people probably didnt even play the beta...and probably dont even have xb1....but just talking sh#t ..or are just ps4 fanboys....
Why bring an old crappy build to beta? These open betas are about marketing as well.
At least its faithful to the original, that was shit too (and unplayable on release)