[multi] Homefront,dedicated server on consoles hooray

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  1. Prophecy2k

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    Do want :-D

    Dunno much about this game though. It looked a it bland in the trailers and stuff. I'm keeping an eye out for the reviews as i reckon this could end up being a sleeper hit :)
     
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    I don't get all the hub-bub over the story, it's a video game, I thought we were supposed to suspend our belief when playing them. Besides IIRC the Japanese version of the game is more unbelievable.
    Canada is the invaders instead of Korea :razz:

    Also looks like Homefront is the most pre-ordered game in THQ's history.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/108223-THQ-Wants-a-Shot-at-Activisions-Shooter-Crown
     
  3. dragonelite

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    nice they deserve all the money they can get like every game.
    Still hope someone topples cod franchise it takes way to many money from the market.
     
  4. RenegadeRocks

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    Is it really UE3? Was Frontlines UE3 too?
     
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    yep frontlines was ue3 as well
     
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    dedicated online servers, 32 player MP (consoles too) and a unique twist with Battle points and Battle Commander Mode.

    Pre-ordered for Multiplayer alone... SP story could not care less about
     
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    Not only was it UE3, but they were doing things with the engine that weren't so common back then. HUGE open play areas and a decent level of destruction was pretty rare on the engine. I thought it looked good and was a great achievement for the studio's first game.
     
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    True..I remembered being extremely impressed by the level size and the fairly dynamic and decent level of destruction as well as how cool the game looked with respect to what it was doing and the engine it was using. IIRC it was the first UE3 game where I saw real time shadows for environment. I still remember that level where we witness a nuke explosion, that level was extremely huge.

    Another point to note, it had 64 player online on PC and 50 player online on xbox 360 with dedicated servers.
     
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    I don't understand why they didn't just have China invading? Too much of a sensitive topic?

    It's as stupid as having Cuba, Iraq or any of the other "Axis of Evil' countries invading - they just wouldn't be able to do it.
     
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    Thats exactly the reason I was surprised on hearing it was UE3. Even Homefront has huge draw distances from the youtube playthrough video I saw. And then people say UE3 can't handle outdoors well.
     
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    Because China invading would have been too easy a scenario? This strikes me as somewhat more creative.

    As unlikely a scenario it is, in the real World, it is interesting to note that Japans economy is now at risk in the wake of the tragedy that's ongoing there. I made my Red Cross contribution...
     
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    Back when Frontlines was first released I believe this was the case with the engine at the time, now however I think UE3 can handle outdoors very well. Looking at the changes made from Gears 1 to Gears 2 alone demonstrated this rather well IMO.
     
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    Creative but implausible.

    Japan's economy has been sliding for the past 20 years or so
     
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    CVG gave it an 8.6:

    sounds like the SP brought it down a notch (although they liked it) but MP shines


    ****WARNING**** some spoilers in the review
    midnight tonight
     
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    Recently my interest in Homefront has skyrocketed ! Seems like the studio has delivered a masterpiece.

    Bye Bye Crysis2, Hello HomeFront ! You get my money ! :)
     
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    Is it just me or is this game quite hard in places? I can't make up my mind whether I like it or not. The story is well crafted and told but then ruined completely with button prompts flashing on screen, well the immersion is anyway.

    It's also quite easy to die. Which, whilst erring on the side of reality, is a bit off putting in a game.

    Already hating automated turrets!!
     
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    Button prompts as in QTEs? If it had required QTEs to defeat enemies or something that's going to prevent me from getting the game. Absolutely hate any game that features QTEs.

    Although the easy to die part makes me want to get it. :) Almost all FPS games these days are just ridiculously easy.

    Regards,
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    Hopefully it sells reasonably well. I'll pick up a copy just to show support.
     
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