Submitted by BIoodmask 1473d ago | news

Homefront Dev: Half-Life 2 Is the Best Shooter Ever Made

Destructoid has been chatting to Kaos Studios' Dave Votypka about the upcoming THQ-published game, Homefront. The studio has stated before that Valve's Half-Life 2 is a big inspiration for the game, and they wanted to know how deep that inspiration runs. (Half-Life 2, Homefront, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

aviator189  +   1473d ago
It's so awesome when developers show their love for classics. Homefront is looking pretty great though.
UnbiasedTroll  +   1473d ago
truely a landmark FPS title that no one can touch...
toaster  +   1473d ago
Half Life 2? Yeah, I believe it is the best shooter ever made. It's still the pinnacle of FPS storytelling since 2004. The physics were so far ahead of it's time. The graphics were unmatched and still put 90% of console games to shame, this is excluding high-res texture mods. The gameplay was fluid and never felt like you were being rushed. The pacing is excellent, in part because of the amazing interaction with NPCs. The HL2 community is still going strong to this day, Valve updates HL2 pretty much at least twice a month, sometimes I see updates once a week. There is always something to improve and Valve is dedicated to supporting the gamer.
rezzah  +   1473d ago
I didnt have a clue what HL2 was about back then, I heard of the name but I just didnt look it up or something...

Anyways how would you compare Halo 1 to HL2? I do know about the reputation Halo got when it came out, something about revolutionizing FPS games or something.

Serious question.
rezzah  +   1473d ago
Um is everyone disagreeing with the fact that I never played HL2 in the past or is it because the question is too complicated for them to answer?

Its a simple question Im not bashing anything here and Im sure most know about the recognition Halo got when released. No not Halo 2 or any other Halo, but Halo 1.

I just wana know on a level how close those two are with release date iimpact.
Raf1k1  +   1473d ago
HL2 is much better than Halo 1. Halo was the game that pretty much started the FPS craze on consoles and it had some really great level design but HL2 is basically in a league of it's own because it does everything to near perfection. You could call it the Uncharted 2 of the FPS genre.
UnbiasedTroll  +   1473d ago
Whole game stays in first person view, no cutscenes all happens in front of your eyes. Makes you feel like your on a epic journey. Good point by the dev.
poopface1  +   1473d ago
Half-Life 1 is my favorite FPS
and then Deus Ex.
Darkfocus  +   1473d ago
HL1,system shock 2,DOOM II and dues EX are my tops.
UnbiasedTroll  +   1473d ago
seriously the story telling in that game and the characters...

Alyx is the best female character in entire videogame history. Soooo believable when she cried at the end..because of death [ SPoiler ] i think i nearly cried... CANT WAIT FOR EP3! GABE WHERE IS IT?!

Such a unique fps. Not like crap these days just run and gun shoot everything and generic missions.

This one had shooting puzzle solving platforming all in one.
Shackdaddy836  +   1473d ago
I have probably played the compaign for HL2 like 10 times

Ep1 : 5 times
Ep2 : 7.5 times
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Shackdaddy836  +   1473d ago
How could people disagree with me? That was a fact.

You people....
NarooN  +   1473d ago
Welcome to N4G, where most of the people are retards who disagree with any and everything, even if it's a pre-established fact.
bumnut  +   1473d ago
@ Naroon

you got that wrong, your comment should read

"Welcome to N4G, where most of the people are retards who disagree with any and everything, even if it's a pre-established fact. Unless it is a pro ps3 comment"
TheBand1t  +   1473d ago
I kinda liked Half-Life 1 better.
andrew171994  +   1471d ago
it has a better story line
Half_Life_3  +   1473d ago
Half Life 2 does have multi player and Valve made it free also there's 1000 servers for it.

Information here

Most people liked Half Life 2 and don't know about the online. Using the gravity gun to throw toilets at friends is great epic fun. :D
wwm0nkey  +   1473d ago
I dont think anyone will beat HL2, longest FPS game I have ever played ever lol
solar  +   1473d ago
wow.....i dont even know how to respond.....
wwm0nkey  +   1473d ago
Compared to most FPS games this had an extremely long SP, not to sat it is the longest as there are probably other FPS games im forgetting about.
come_at_me_bro  +   1473d ago
I think he's making a joke about Episode 3 taking forever bros.
solar  +   1473d ago
HL2 is by far the best FPS ive played. still the best facial animation in a game to this day.
Parapraxis  +   1473d ago
Really? ...to this day?
Sorry bubs, I can see you are a big Valve fan, I am as well, but clearly your love is clouding your judgment...that or you haven't played a lot of recent games.

GOW 3 and Heavy Rain easily top HL2's animations. For it's time HL2 facial animation was tops, but that time has long since passed.
IaMs12  +   1473d ago
Eh id take GoW 3 off there, dont get me wrong great graphics and animations but the facial animations in HL2 were better, i say FACIAL
OpenGL  +   1473d ago
Uncharted 2 is probably the best for facial animations, but for a 6 year old game Half-Life 2's are damn impressive.
RememberThe357  +   1473d ago
Heavenly Sword had fantastic facial animations as well.
Parapraxis  +   1473d ago
It certainly did RememberThe357.
Shackdaddy836  +   1473d ago
They also make it so the person talking to you actually looks at you. Games today still seem to not be able to figure this out(CoD). It bugs the crapola outta me
PeeWizzle  +   1473d ago
Half-Life 2 is the pinnacle.
Rich1631  +   1473d ago
Valve is so awesome (Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, Counterstrike). COME ON! That is like the craziest resume EVER!
LightofDarkness  +   1473d ago
Technically, TF, CS and Portal were developed by modders and other studios whom Valve then bought out. Heck, TF has been around since Quake.
rugis  +   1473d ago
They didn't technically buy them out, they hired them. And TF was originally a mod for Quakeworld.
solar  +   1473d ago
Portal was a flash game about a Princess with no knees that used portals to get around. what we see with Portal was written by Valve. Valve hired that group of college students and some have gone onto other great opportunities in the industry. great deal if you ask me.
gorebago  +   1473d ago
it's great that alot of people still regard hl2 as the pinnacle fps.
You Noob  +   1473d ago
ONE of the best shooters.
Ducky  +   1473d ago
... and with that comment, I know feel an urge to buy Homefront.

It's stupid, I know... but that man said something I agree with, and I must give him my money.
I can't explain it. =x
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Ducky  +   1473d ago
...I now* feel an urge...

I have no clue how mistakes like that creep into my typing. =/
PrettyinPurple  +   1473d ago
It's a really cool game, indeed.
Resistance  +   1473d ago
HL2 is easily has one of the best story lines I've ever played through. Its cool to see other developers praising the games they know hold records for... i wouldn't expect Activision to do this lol.
Parapraxis  +   1473d ago
One of the best game stories ever told.
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FlyShootRaceSims  +   1473d ago
I agree completely! HL2 was ahead of it's time for the PC, IMHO. I had the same ecstatic feeling when I first played Tomb Raider for the PS and Halo CE for the Xbox. Grav gun FTW!!!
FlyShootRaceSims  +   1473d ago
Disagrees? Why? Don't tell me my mere mention of Halo in a Sony site made you guys go ape. Lol. Don't be partisans, play games you fools!
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TANUKI  +   1473d ago
lol, I remember in my rush to buy this game (this was manyyyyy years back), I picked up the CD version, which had like 7 CDS which I had to sit through to install!

Also, I remember having a tough time choosing this or DOOM 3. My HL2 purchase was definitely better.
TheStorm  +   1473d ago
Eh I disagree. The original Half-Life is still to me not only the greatest FPS, but one of the greatest games ever. Most probably did not play it when it first came out, but the game changed everything. The AI was top notch the battles were unforgettable, the bosses were way better then anything HL2 had, and the map design, and levels/environment is still just one of the best.

I thought the story and narrative was more intense, and HL was more "scary" then HL2, I'll never forget Blast Pit, or "On-a rail" Power Up. And many others that were just classic. And it lasted a long time. HL2 was too short.

HL2 is amazing, and one of the best but I still think HL1 is superior, in almost every way.
TheStorm  +   1473d ago
Again I'm going to guess the "disagrees' never played the original, or did so after playing HL2. Besides physics, and vehicle inclusion, HL2 was the same format as the original. So how can one say it's not revolutionary? Go back and read the old reviews of HL when it came out in 98, and how almost everyone agreed that it changed the FPS genre.
PrettyinPurple  +   1473d ago
I didn't hit disagree, but I do. I found the first game annoying when the dudes with guns start being standard enemies.

You know what's silly? You're getting salty 'cause people disagree with your opinion.
TheStorm  +   1473d ago
Yea...because HL2 had tons of people with out some type of gun.

And no I'm not againt others opinions I'm just arguing mine. And it seems that it has rubbed you the wrong way.
PrettyinPurple  +   1473d ago
Excuse me?

So you find fighting dudes with guns in HL2 to be the same as fighting dudes with guns in HL1? There's a lot different between the two; they both look and feel different, player to enemy balance is different, environments allow for different sorts of interactions... Don't even get me started on the AI. (et cetera)

I wasn't rubbed the wrong way at all, I was hinting for you to save your breath. I appreciate both of our opinions but not everyone else does. If you want to write an article about HL1&HL2, do that instead. Barely anyone here cares.
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razorpakk  +   1473d ago
Do you remember all the chaos in the forums when people were waiting for steam to unlock the game? That was the biggest hype I've ever witnessed; well diserved of course.
IPUMPMYGUN  +   1473d ago
Even though Wolfenstein and Counter Strike started it all.....Half Life 2 brought fps' to another level.
TheStorm  +   1473d ago
I don't think so. Besides the "tech" of physics, HL2 was almost identical in terms of gameplay to the original. I will agree the original took it to another level. But HL2 was more of the same (not a bad thing) of HL1 but with physics.
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SnakeMustDie  +   1473d ago
Half Life 2 innovated physics although its gameplay is somehow similar to the 1st. The physics system dynamically changes the gameplay however so i kinda agree that it is the one of the best shooters ever made.
TheStorm  +   1473d ago
Yea it is a great one and I'm glad some one else agrees. HL1 was to me way better, and the revolutionary one. HL2 just added a few things, (though amazing things) and HL1 did all the things it did minus vehicles, and the physics gun, 6 years prior.
SnakeMustDie  +   1473d ago
Agree, currently waiting for Ep3 come on Gabe.
theonlylolking  +   1473d ago
HAHAHAHA maybe if it was still early this gen or last gen but compared to shooters now. The game is bad/ok. Now portal is where its at. Portal is revolutionary in how you play. If only portal had a better story and longer one too.
Ducky  +   1473d ago
Portal isn't a shooter.
Most shooters nowadays are just fancy particle effects. Gameplay innovation is as stale as ... some thing stale... well, it's as stale as my creativity.
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theonlylolking  +   1473d ago
Portal is a puzzle shooter. You shoot a portal gun and use what is around you to get through a level and defeat enemies.
Xfanboy  +   1473d ago
HL2 is the shit!!!
valve are legends!!
I still play CS 1.6!!
led1090  +   1473d ago
If half life 2 was released today with the same graphics, it would still get a 9.
theonlylolking  +   1473d ago
If it does then all reviewers should be fired.
y0haN  +   1473d ago
graffix are everything BRO!
Pandamobile  +   1473d ago
9.6 average :)
Thepro318  +   1473d ago
hmm if theses guys mirror their games from HL2 with about of innovation on their part homefront could be a biggest of FPS of 2011
mirroredderorrim  +   1473d ago
Half-Life 2 is so awesome. I bet theres some butthurt people shooting off the disagrees just because people in here think it is the best.

The game has so much variety and is interesting from start to finish.

I scoff at the people who have bad things to say about it, without backing up their opinion with a wall of well-thought-out text!
hennessey86  +   1473d ago
no doubt
half life 2 is still the benchmark for the fps genre. Only episode 3 will better it. There is no game with the veriaty that half life 2 has and i think the orange box gives you more for your money than any fps ever. The only fps that comes close to half life is halo c e for being a revolution on consoles.
newflesh  +   1473d ago
I played Half life 2 some months ago after several years of delay and I must say that it didn't age too well... But of course for its time this was one the best games ever.
nskrishna2  +   1473d ago
I remember how excited i was when Dad said he was bring me Half Life 2...this was years ago...6 years...and it was the best FPS i've ever played till date...Regen health is boring...wish the 100 point system was back...
Odion  +   1473d ago
Woo HL2 I love you!
SuperStrokey1123  +   1473d ago
HL2 is pretty much the most overrated game of all time. Im not saying it isnt good, cause it is very good but its simply not as good as people make it out to be.
yamzilla  +   1473d ago
half life 2 (pc)
crysis (pc)
bioshock (pc)
FEAR (pc)
halo 1 and 2 (pc)
halo 3 to a much lesser extent (360)
Killzone 2 (ps3)
Resistance (ps3)
best fps games made that have A STORY

best fps multiplayer;

Battlefield 2 (pc)
....hands down....nothing else even comes close
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johnsonbat  +   1473d ago
Amazing game for it's time. Still kicks most newer FPS's in the nuts.
Corrwin  +   1473d ago
I fear for the potential of Homefront
Once a dev starts waxing lyrical about is favourite games, you know it'll have a hard time living up to expectations.

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