Could Call of Duty have finally met its match? Homefront is surprisingly good - and these are some of the reasons why.
Many games are better then Call of Duty. Developers should stop acting like Call of Duty is the best game EVARRR! Many games are going for the Cod'ish approach these days. (Medal of Honor for example). What happend to originalilty? Like Half-life?
I think CoD should just die. It really isn't even close to the best shooter out there in yet every other game suffers because CoD is a "me too" game. It's just not fair. But anyways, Homefront doesn't have anything related to CoD except that they are both shooters. I would say its more comparable to games like MAG and the BF series. And even then Homefront is going to have its own feel with the inclusion of small vehicles like Frontlines had(if I read up on this game right)
This is ownage!
Agreed there is no innovation in COD its the same rehashed crap. People just support it due to Name and massive advertisements. In fact due COD most of the good games get pushed to Q1 leaving an empty last quarter.
Why do they insist on charging 60 dollars for half a game? The single player sure doesn't ring a bell when you talk to anyone serious about the series, so it makes me wonder why they included it at all. Just do a Warhawk and charge $29.99, removing the 4 hour single player game altogether.
@Thereapersson Its funny but they already charge people for 2-3 DLCs, add that onto the price its like paying 90-105usd for the full experience ever year. Never mind the rumor that Xbox users now pay more for XBL just so Activison can get their fix. Its sad the current situation of gaming. I would rather play a game like TF2 where people get dedicated servers, free user maps and mods, and tons of developer support all for free.
CoD games are so popular because they're highly replayable and addictive and have silky smooth, responsive as hell accurate controls with a smooth 60fps. When it comes to consoles (I'm only comparing console FPS games here), not many (if any) games can match the amount of content Call of Duty games bring. Black Ops has 14 multiplayer maps, 43 weapons (53 if you count the grenades, tomahawk, c4, and claymore), 19 gun attachments and 4 pieces of non-lethal equipment. You can also customize the look of each of the primary weapons with 15 different camouflages, clan tag etched into your gun, and limitless emblem customization to go on your gun. You can also customize your gun to have a reticule from up to 40 choices, with up to 7 colors of your choice for reticule and lens color. Black Ops also has a cooperative zombie mode, 2 secret arcade games (one of which is actually very fun and on par with a 15 dollar psn title, but I haven't played the other one), and a reasonably decently lengthy campaign. No other (console) FPS this gen (except maybe that trash known as Army of Two, but even then I'm still not 100% sure) has that amount of customization and content. Sure the graphics may be outdated these days, but guess what, I don't play games for graphics, I play games for the gameplay, and Call of Duty has excellent gameplay (by which I mean excellent controls, which cannot be denied). That is why people still love and still play CoD games, is because they are highly replayable (if you like multiplayer and/or co op, which is the main reason anybody in their right minds would actually buy CoD for, only an idiot would expect an amazing sp experience from a cod game). Yes a lot of it does have to do with hype and franchise recognition, but the major reason is like I said before, is because of the amount of content (most of it being in multiplayer), customization, and great controls.
Funny, everyone hating on CoD is a very small minority. Get over it, CoD is fun and the multi has a high replay value. I agree 100 with Vickers500
Bubbles for you Vickers500 - not only for having the guts to say something unpopular among the n4g community but for also backing it up with a very logical and well expressed argument.
I can spew out 10 FPS games that are better than COD but the COD name sells the game not the quality of the game. Same with games like Halo, GTA and recent Final Fantasy titles.
Well, halo is decent, GTA is awesome (Yes guys, i enjoyed GTA4 for PC with mods). But CoD? man.. I cant stand those kids on my school talking about their prestige level and their awesome moments.
I love these comments. "Yeah..COD SUCKS!" *submits comment, turns on console of choice...* If Call Of Duty is a me-to kind of game, then those who appose it share a similar stigmata.
Because Kim Jong Il says so!!
I always said- Call Some Booty: Tangled Nut Hair.
It isn't. How I know? 'cause I've played it. Performance is terrible & the graphics are really bad. Like, Really bad. The only way it could match CoD, Halo or Killzone.. would be if the game received a complete overhaul.
Plus how does the main guy see with that Red Star Karate kid bandana over his eyes? 8-/
I watched gameplay clips from and it looks realistic, very good effects and nice animations.
The famous" X game could be better than Call of Duty". Few weeks after it releases you get the famous "Why X game isn't better than Call of Duty". @wesley-dw I enjoy COD (Well at least Treyarch's COD games) but I don't think it's the best FPS shooter around. Why people always compare every FPS to COD is beyond me, hell I personally think MAG is better than COD or even Killzone 2. I liked Bad Company 2 but the online progression system was really weak, I unlocked almost everything in less than a week and it just became dull. I think the actual gameplay in BFBC2 was better than COD, I just wish there was more reward for playing longer.
Dont get me wrong, CoD is a good game (Not my type of game though). But people are acting like its the most epic FPS game EVER! I (Mind you, its an opinion!) choose bad company 2 over CoD any day! Want a fun online 'fps'? Get Garry's mod :D EDIT: I agree about the unlock system, but i dont play games just for unlocks. Hell im even enjoying CoD 1. Or Quake 3. Or Ut2k4. No unlocks, but lots of fun CoD is pretty much all about the unlocks & Killstreaks. So with that said, Gameplay matters, thats why i am playing Bad Company 2 for 9 months already. Just got BO (Second handed) got bored after 6 hours of gameplay! But, vaild points righ there buddy. Bubble up
Well it's not a game that completely glorifies American military Triumphs (Fictional or not). So it can't be all that bad or 'same-y' I hope.
American military triumphs are awesome... ...because America is awesome. ^_^ There's a reason we enjoy it here.
CoD is meh
Depends on the Call of Duty.
My favorite COD is MW2. Why? I loved the story and spec ops. I don't play online much. Lol. I'm sorry if I'm the only person who enjoyed the story. :( Regardless, I'm sure there will be better FPS's next year. Killzone 3, Crysis 2, Rage, and Resistance 3 should be incredible! I just really like the characters in Modern Warfare 1 & 2. Edit: Instead of disagreeing, try not being a tool. Edit 2: You can't disagree that I like something though. Also...the people around me at work are being so gay! So...I'm on edge.
You are stating an opinion, so people might disagree with your opinion about you loving MW2 Story. Dont feel offended :D Anyways, Yes, MW2 has a great campaign! Like BO. To bad thats the only good thing of CoD IMO.
Imma gonna have to disagree about MW2's story being good. It just made no sense to me. 1. Russia would never attack the U.S. just because they found a random body in the airport that happened to belong to the CIA. ESPECIALLY since no police squad reported shooting him and because the police squad that found your body had to have seen the ambulance driving off. Obviously they are going to be suspicious. Its not like they are stupid. They would also try to go through all the possibilities before attacking one of the leading world countries. I mean, the U.S. is like a big bank. Other countries invest in us. If Russia attacks us, they are immediately losing trillions of dollars that we owe them. 2. Even if Russia DID attack the US, they would have been seen flying over other countries on the way. Those countries would have definitely warned us about the imminent attack. 3. How the hell did that British mercenary team(or whatever they were called) get the bullet that was found in the CIA agent in the first place? The Russian government would have definitely claimed that as evidence and would have used it themselves to find the shooter. It just doesn't make sense to me at all. Theres more things but I can see I am rambling on . I guess I'm just thinking too much about it but I just thought the story to MW2 was horrible and had a TON of holes. EDIT: I hope the people who disagreed at least read my full post.
all wrong, if russia went to war with america it would just nuke the place.
Disagreeing doesn't make you a tool. Getting mad at people who's opinion differ from yours does though.
Said it before, I think this game will be in bargain bins shortly after it's released.
Could be good if they support single player gaming besides the campaign. Offline multiplayer vs AI like Black Ops would be ideal... Shouldn't they rename Korea to Opfor? Somebody might get offended and start crying about it...
I have to admit, I begrudgingly like playing all these modern combat FPS'es but Homefront looks like it's going to be a corker. And I'm not talking online. Seriously, people thinking the multiplayer is the packaged game has to stop.
Well using my imagination: 1. No glitches 2. Consistent weapon accuracy and power 3. Pistol does not beat machine guns? 4. Knifes do not beat Pistols and Machine Guns? 5. No bad spawning? But it will not be given a chance without a brand name.
you know what i think? first person shooters in genaral need to take a long hybrination.
Clone COD multiplayer and you might have a hit. COD makes money, because its a good multiplayer experience. You can't say you don't have fun, despite the bullshit!
FPS needs an overhaul.They have just become 5hr campaign,zombie or horde mode map dlc and yearly package.We are oversaturated with fps.Homefront has to be something extraordinary to come in the level of Killzone,CoD,Battlefield or Crysis.
I think im with the majority of people here saying that CoD is getting old. We desperately need something new, hopefully Homefront will deliver.
I am definately interested in this game, I like the sound of the single player campaign as that type of story is the type of thing I like, it sounds like an updated version of Freedom Fighters from the last gen that was pretty good. The Multiplayer sounds like it has alot of potential, a bit like Bad Company on Steroids is the impression I get. But ultimately the question is... What is the gameplay like? It has to have a good mix! It needs to be fairly easy to get into like COD, but it also needs more depth, because whatever camp you are in, like it or not COD is easily accessible to pick up and play and has a nice slick and genuinely fun feel, but it is also a bit shallow once you have been playing it for a while and although it remains addictive, there is no real scope for growth. I have hopes for this game, but at the same time I will just wait and see, if it's good it's good, if it's not it's not! Time will tell!
Kaos had me at front lines. I shall reserve this tomorrow.
Ummm, did anyone here notice this article is about Homefront and NOT CoD? If you want to comment on what you think of CoD, please do it somewhere else - or at least actually mention Homefront in your comment! I think Homefront will be incredible but may not be as successful as it should be simply because not enough people know about it! Hopefully it gets some more hype here in the next few months and gets a little word of mouth developing. It looks to be a serious contender in military fps genre. Being a fan of the genre, I'd love to see some more high quality options.
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