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Submitted by Perpendicular 947d ago | article

Fighting in the Neighborhood: What Guerrilla Games Can Teach Us About Sympathy

"In March 2011, a game called Homefront was released. You may have heard of it. It was THQ’s attempt at joining in on the fun in the modern shooter genre. It was also a dull experience that relied on holding the player’s hand through the entire game and pouring onion-juice into the player’s eyes in its many desperately emotional cutscenes. In addition, it focused on spectacular battles, Call of Duty-style, which made it seem like even more of a clone of COD than an actual attempt at originality. The setting felt fresh though, as it took the fight to suburbia. A safe haven, for most, turned into a hellish pit of rubbleg. Instead of fighting through yet another fictional country with an unpronounceable name, we fight by our homes. Homefront is not alone in trying to depict guerrilla warfare as other games – Red Faction: Guerrilla, for instance – have achieved reasonable success. Unfortunately, the guerrilla “genre” suffers from one big problem: One that can be said to affect a broader spectrum, but is illustrated well with this minor aspect. Both Homefront and Red Faction: Guerrilla failed in eliciting one very important emotion: sympathy. So how should future developers delving into this “genre” go about fixing those mistakes?" (Culture, Dev, Homefront, Industry, Kaos Studios, Metro 2033, PC, PS3, Red Faction: Guerrilla, THQ, Volition, Inc., Xbox 360)

Colwyn  +   947d ago
i thought this was about killzone devs guerilla games
Ultr  +   947d ago
same here :P
doctorstrange  +   947d ago
Bizarre, not one mention of GG or KZ in the entire article.
Perpendicular  +   946d ago
Nothing in the summary nor the tags implied that the developer Guerrilla Games or their Killzone games (which I unfortunately haven't played) were involved. What made you think that they would be?
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Perpendicular  +   946d ago
Did you read the article summary first? (just quoting the first paragraph). It sets up what the article is about.
doctorstrange  +   945d ago
The title...
MizTv  +   947d ago
ya i was thinkin about that also
NAGNEWS  +   947d ago
i
dont get it

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