Trailers: Homefront Live Action Trailer

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Homefront Live Action Trailer

Kaos Studios mixes real live actors and gameplay footage in this trailer for Homefront.

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Looks good, but that's to be expected for a trailer. Here's hoping we get a decent demo to find out if the games worth it or not

OK trailer, but I wish they wouldn't have had those annoying speed ups. It broke tension and it would have been far more effective to get the family dynamic into it.

I agree with Karma168 that a demo is definitely needed. It's just too risky to do a blind buy without it.

Hahahaha, thats the kid that sang "Yo Ho Ho" from Pirates of the Caribbean 3

I hope this game lives up to its claims, it`d be so nice to have a decent FPS plot for once.

I'm bound to buy this game because I'm friends with one of the programmers.

That being said I don't buy every game from all of my developer friends and the actual game actually just looks like an over-commercialized standard-fare CoD/BF kind of shooter. Sticking to Bulletstorm and Crysis for now, guys.

Nice job firing a rocket at a fleet of helis from the spot your wife and son are hiding in, jackass.

Also I saw the crushed 'children playing' sign and immediately thought, SYMBOLISM!!!!

Ah, cold-war-era-hysteria-substituting-Russia-with-North-Korea at its finest.

Insert predictable COD/ U.S. hysteria joke here.

I'm still interested...despite it having lost some points as of late
but I am definitely still waiting to see how it turns out :]

I didn't realize that this game was set in present day Detroit.

Hopefully it turns out to be a little something, the speed up however broke the tension on the bus.

The trailer was still pretty damn good though.

I don't understand the use of the Jack-in-the-box song...

Apparently the big twist is that it's another 'war is hell' type thing with both sides eventually being equally monstrous yadda yadda...

hate to be the wet blanket here but that guy who launched the RPG from the bus just let loose a rocket from a closed in space lined with glass. His paramilitary career was short lived and it ended in a shower of glass and rocket back-blast.

Other than that, good trailer

Ldude893:
Ah, cold-war-era-hysteria-substituting-Russia-with-North-Korea at its finest.

Indeed. Reaganist paranoia as far as the story goes.
OT: I was put off from this game as soon as I saw an RPG fired at a helicopter. I must've done that a million billion times. I got bored of it in Half-Life 2, for christs sake!

Ldude893:
Ah, cold-war-era-hysteria-substituting-Russia-with-North-Korea at its finest.

Don't forget how China just sort of disappears into a magical hole, presumably the one in the plot.

It's a decent looking trailer, but "home is where the war is?"

Really, that's the best tag line?

KwaggaDan:
It's a decent looking trailer, but "home is where the war is?"

Really, that's the best tag line?

You know I finished that sentence in my head before it popped onto the screen. Very predictable stuff.

I'm not too impressed yet, must wait and see.

Really? NK has the resources, manpower, technology and funding to be able to occupy the entire US?

There's suspending disbelief, then there's outright fiction. Still, looks fun to play. I will be supporting the underdog in this game, ie. North Korea. Go, you tantrum-child of world politics, go go go!

Serbia is where the war is? :)

Just silly how the game is aimed so strongly at the American populace. And yeah, I know/agree, a well designed story can make you care for a virtual home, be it your real home, US, Coruscant or whatever, but I just don't see that happening here, the WAY they're promoting the "home" seems completely tailored to Americans and Americans alone.

Looks "meh" but could go "woohooo" or "bleh".
All depends on the actual gameplay for me, but what intrigued me to begin with was that it didn`t have the standard stuff of playing as a spec-ops grunt, backstabbing etc. etc.
Presumably normal everyday people being used as protagonists felt like a welcome change of focus, but then again - it could just as well be yet another fps - although on a broader scale.

Those koreans are like the freakin' combine.

Just throwing it out there, but the NK and US flags could be completely interchangeable if this game was set in certain hot sandy countries.

JWAN:
hate to be the wet blanket here but that guy who launched the RPG from the bus just let loose a rocket from a closed in space lined with glass. His paramilitary career was short lived and it ended in a shower of glass and rocket back-blast.

Other than that, good trailer

GRRRR NINJA'D!

UtopiaV1:
Really? NK has the resources, manpower, technology and funding to be able to occupy the entire US?

There's suspending disbelief, then there's outright fiction. Still, looks fun to play. I will be supporting the underdog in this game, ie. North Korea. Go, you tantrum-child of world politics, go go go!

Oh for goodness sakes, every day someone claims it's just not possible. There is an entire storyline behind the reasons of the invasion, taking the span over years before even getting close to it. Read up the large amounts of facts of how the US Economy slowly got worse and worse, North Korea slowly mends tension with the South after KJI dies and a new era of peace takes over, nations start to stop helping the US from annoyance of how the US is trying to remain on top and many more things. Lastly, it's not the entire US, only up to the Mississippi river, after that it's still in US control and they're having a stand-off. Come on, people. It's not like they just invade right now and expect the story to be believable.

As for the trailer, it was better than expected. But the beginning part was a bit meh for me. Gameplay looks decent otherwise. Can't wait for this game!

Diamondback One:
Oh for goodness sakes, every day someone claims it's just not possible.

And they're right. North Korea would basically have to suddenly develop magic powers (maybe they mind-controlled all the South Koreans into the first point of departure in 2013). Besides, even if the developers had managed to construct a plausible backstory (they didn't, at least not judging from what they've released), the fact that so many people balk almost automatically at the idea of "Red Dawn with North Koreans" should be a signal of how far it was wise to try stretching suspension of disbelief.

Of course they were originally going to go with "Red Dawn with China," which in terms of overall power of the countries involved would've made more sense; except with China being communist in name only and economically intertwined with the US, and with the shitstorm that would provoke from the Chinese Ministry of Culture*, that didn't really work either. So if you had to have Asian commies as the bad guys there was basically only one other possibility left. Tough dilemma.

(* And with the more likely scenario being America invading China, not the other way around...)

And I thought that Russians occupying United States in Modern Warfare was a bit stretched. But I guess using North Korea instead of China can secure developers pocket as far as Central Asia goes.

I recon that probably half of those Korean troops would have deflected anywhere at the first occasion - see, desert, mountains, no matter as long as it's far from their beloved leaders.

Karma168:
Looks good, but that's to be expected for a trailer. Here's hoping we get a decent demo to find out if the games worth it or not

THQ has already said that there will not be a demo.

Hmm...the "insurgents" are the good guys now? How did that happen?

This trailer has a very egocentric, hypocritical, narrow minded scent to it, as if the US is the only place people actually "live". All those other countries currently under occupation are just shooting galleries; barren war zones filled with maniacs. No families or homes in those areas, only collateral damage!

As for the game itself, will it deliver anything that BF or COD don't?... I mean other than a FPS view into Glenn Beck's predictions for next Tuesday?

JWAN:
hate to be the wet blanket here but that guy who launched the RPG from the bus just let loose a rocket from a closed in space lined with glass. His paramilitary career was short lived and it ended in a shower of glass and rocket back-blast.

Other than that, good trailer

Yeah, that part really bothered me... doesn't compression kill you when you fire an RPG in a confined space?

Yes it does, that dude and everybody in the bus would be dead or heavily injured.

I'm so glad that everyone's brought up this whole issue with firing guns and rockets in enclosed spaces. As we all know from every single previous entry in the FPS genre, firepower is treated with the utmost realism and all the relative physics are taken into consideration. This would be the first game to feature outlandish and unrealistic treatment of modern weapons, so truly it makes it a bad game.

Are you people for real?

Complaining about a guy firing a rocket from inside a bus? It's still a FPS game for crying out loud, where doing ridiculous things with guns and explosives are right up there with science fiction movies and games having sound in space. It's just a part of them, because the rigorous tedium of modeling how firearms really work (not to mention how they really kill) tends to limit the cinematic effect, and is in wide use across movies and games. It doesn't make it correct, but to single out this particular trailer for it is laughable.

I continue to see people complaining about the plot of this game, which I suppose means that it's really hit a nerve and has generated a lot of discussion, something which plenty of game designers would kill for, so I'm glad to see that it has. Also, this is a game squarely aimed at Americans and featuring a nightmare scenario that we've luckily avoided so far. What about aliens invading the US? That happens all the time, but apparently that's more believable than a southeast Asian combine lead by a future Korean Republic over 15 years from now, in 2027.

I think it's fantastic that this game has provoked this level of discussion, since that's what good speculative fiction does, but suddenly complaining about realism in an FPS seems incredibly silly.

razelas:

JWAN:
hate to be the wet blanket here but that guy who launched the RPG from the bus just let loose a rocket from a closed in space lined with glass. His paramilitary career was short lived and it ended in a shower of glass and rocket back-blast.

Other than that, good trailer

Yeah, that part really bothered me... doesn't compression kill you when you fire an RPG in a confined space?

Any recoil-less rocket launcher WILL kill you if you fire it from a confined space. Especially if that confined space is lined with glass. So RPG's, LAW's, larger mounted/man portable recoil-less rifles will kill you if you shot it from something like a school bus, or a small room. All of that boiling hot gas has nowhere to go except to go around inside the area.

Not to mention hitting a moving, flying object with an unguided not to mention antiquated RPG V7 is damn near impossible.

leviadragon99:
Apparently the big twist is that it's another 'war is hell' type thing with both sides eventually being equally monstrous yadda yadda...

Except for the Americans, because they never get to be the bad guys unless they fight other Americans. The twist is obviously that despite is detailed backstory the game itself will amount to "shoot North Koreans, then go to the next place, then shoot more North Koreans, then shoot down yet another helicopter with an RPG, then obligatory war crime scene to reminds of the suffering the poor, helpless non-characterized pixels are going through, then then repeat".

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