DEVELOPER DIARY | X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, December 29, 2010 | 5:55 PM

Third Dev diary for Homefront

Third Dev diary for Homefront

Here is a third Dev Diary for Homefront, this time focused on the characters of the game. Here at Gamersyde, we are pretty impatient to have our first hands-on.

Dev diary 3

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Commented on 2010-12-29 20:20:11
day 1
Commented on 2010-12-30 11:44:16
Allways showing lots of artwork, and only tiny pieces of gameplay (well, not even gameplay, but directed footage). Makes me wonder why.
Not day 1 for me.
Commented on 2010-12-30 16:48:02
This could be really good, if done right.
Commented on 2010-12-30 17:40:39
the fact they havnt shown anything substantial gameplay wise is incredibly worrying. it looks a lot like half life 2 stylistically, which is a huge compliment, but not showing anything from the game doesnt exactly fill me with confidence. hell, the devs themsevles must be pretty ashamed of their creation if they're not willing to show it. i predict a failure, much like frontlines.
Commented on 2010-12-30 18:55:20 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
the fact they havnt shown anything substantial gameplay wise is incredibly worrying. it looks a lot like half life 2 stylistically, which is a huge compliment, but not showing anything from the game doesnt exactly fill me with confidence. hell, the devs themsevles must be pretty ashamed of their creation if they're not willing to show it. i predict a failure, much like frontlines.
My thoughts exactly.
Commented on 2010-12-30 22:17:07
I agree with KORNdog and Droezelke, doesn't look promising...
Commented on 2010-12-31 00:29:41
I'm not sure which is more ridiculous: saying it's a first day purchase despite not being shown anything substantial, or more or less writing it off because it... well, hasn't shown anything substantial.

I'd say it's a draw.
Commented on 2010-12-31 00:31:34 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
I'm not sure which is more ridiculous: saying it's a first day purchase despite not being shown anything substantial, or more or less writing it off because it... well, hasn't shown anything substantial.

I'd say it's a draw.
it's 3 months away. are you trying to tell us it's a good thing for them not to have shown anything? lol, please!
Commented on 2010-12-31 00:47:46 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
are you trying to tell us it's a good thing for them not to have shown anything?
Err, no? I didn't say it was a good thing, nor is it necessarily a bad thing. It's a dev diary focused on the game's story, so it's not exactly surprising that we saw a lot of cutscenes and little segments of gameplay.

Besides, they have shown stuff. Just search 'Homefront gameplay' on Youtube and then pick whichever video takes your fancy - the game actually looks pretty good.
Commented on 2010-12-31 00:58:21
thanks blm, i wish i never even saw this tbh, ignorance really is bliss...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkx9dggguVc

i take my half life 2 compliment back, it looks like shit. like some poor man's call of duty with even more retarded AI. i definately stand by my prediction of a failure. this is definately going to go the way of frontlines.
Commented on 2010-12-31 10:13:56 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
I'd say it's a draw.
Again I agree, when I said it didn't look promising I never wrote it off. It just didn't push my buttons so to speak.
Commented on 2010-12-31 11:34:17 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
thanks blm, i wish i never even saw this tbh, ignorance really is bliss...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkx9dggguVc

i take my half life 2 compliment back, it looks like shit. like some poor man's call of duty with even more retarded AI. i definately stand by my prediction of a failure. this is definately going to go the way of frontlines.
Puh-leeease. Everyone here knows you would have said it looked shite no matter how it actually looks - almost impossible to tell from 4 minutes of footage, although it's certainly not as bad as Frontlines! - just to prove your point. Unless it was a PS3 exclusive of course.

OH NO HE DI'N'T! Yes KORNrows, he did.
Commented on 2010-12-31 11:39:46
stop! Martha
Commented on 2010-12-31 11:44:23
There are things we just don't say, and this in not one of them.
Commented on 2010-12-31 11:45:06
Ooooh, but I was having so much fun!
Commented on 2010-12-31 11:49:17
well, you better start having more of that, or I'll, Illl just I'll have a mother
Commented on 2010-12-31 17:42:09 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Puh-leeease. Everyone here knows you would have said it looked shite no matter how it actually looks - almost impossible to tell from 4 minutes of footage, although it's certainly not as bad as Frontlines! - just to prove your point. Unless it was a PS3 exclusive of course.

OH NO HE DI'N'T! Yes KORNrows, he did.
Come on blmbox, look at the AI. It's incredibly stupid. You can't deny that. This is the only true singleplayer gameplay I have seen.
Commented on 2010-12-31 18:23:09
Can the AI not improve in the final game? That was from E3 after all.

You guys can hardly wait to write it off.
Commented on 2010-12-31 18:26:28
Seeing how hyped I was for FFOW and how much of its potential was wasted by buggy gameplay and poor choices, I'm not exactly confident.
Commented on 2010-12-31 18:40:04 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Can the AI not improve in the final game? That was from E3 after all.

You guys can hardly wait to write it off.
yep.. a year old build. Kinda like the build they showed of UC2 the other week... which i dont recall Korndog complaining about the terrible hit detection shown..why? because you know...games got a year of developement time left yet..
Commented on 2010-12-31 19:07:28 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Unless it was a PS3 exclusive of course.

OH NO HE DI'N'T! Yes KORNrows, he did.
You don't need to go that far, the ps3 version will be complete poop. Going by what was shown of the 360 multi beta, it looks like ass, a really bad made port.

Play it on PC or avoid it, thats my bet.
Commented on 2010-12-31 19:12:56
I believe the 360 is the lead platform.
Commented on 2011-01-01 15:54:55 In reply to Zarsky
Posted by Zarsky
This could be really good, if done right.
Posted by Zarsky
This could be really good, if done right.
Commented on 2011-01-01 18:49:55 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
yep.. a year old build. Kinda like the build they showed of UC2 the other week... which i dont recall Korndog complaining about the terrible hit detection shown..why? because you know...games got a year of developement time left yet..
it was more the fact i didnt see the "problems" with the hit detection. the dev time left had little to do with it. plus i'm an uncharted fanboy. the game can do no wrong in my eyes (unless it's a god awfull jet ski section). this however, this is quite the opposite. i call it as i see it. i see AI running not only at the player, but PAST the player, PAST firendly AI, only for them to not do a thing about it. i see gameplay that mirrors COD, but in a pretty half assed way, and i see visuals that dont exactly quench my graphic whore thirst (when i said it looked like half life 2, i meant in in every sense of the word, including rediculously low res textures). meh, crap game is crap. but i'll leave you all to enjoy it, well, the one or 2 that remain possitive about this POS.
Commented on 2011-01-01 23:56:58 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
yep.. a year old build. Kinda like the build they showed of UC2 the other week... which i dont recall Korndog complaining about the terrible hit detection shown..why? because you know...games got a year of developement time left yet..
>Implying the Homefront devs will put as much polish into their game as Naughty Dog
However I do agree, this is an old build and they've likely fixed most problems present by now

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