History VideoGame / Homefront

13th May '18 11:24:30 AM Kadorhal
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The game itself is a FirstPersonShooter, similar in gameplay to the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series. Like the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series, the single-player campaign makes heavy use of scripting, and most levels involve the player following and taking orders from a small squad of fellow resistance fighters. The multiplayer is notable for featuring dedicated servers, with gameplay similar to the studio's previous release, ''VideoGame/FrontlinesFuelOfWar''.

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The game itself is a FirstPersonShooter, similar in gameplay to the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series. Like the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' ''Call of Duty'' series, the single-player campaign makes heavy use of scripting, and most levels involve the player following and taking orders from a small squad of fellow resistance fighters. The multiplayer is notable for featuring dedicated servers, with gameplay similar to the studio's previous release, ''VideoGame/FrontlinesFuelOfWar''.
13th May '18 11:23:55 AM Kadorhal
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* AlternateHistory: [[SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility Type III]]. The re-unification of Korea under the rule of Kim Jong-un is portrayed as a result of a veritable perfect storm of global socio-economic problems and Jong-un's clever appeal to Korean nationalism, all of which are at least plausible. The real issue comes from the rise of the newly formed Greater Korean Republic as a super power capable of supplying and equipping the immense army that it would take to invade and occupy the US, all of which happens without any apparent opposition by any other nation, which would not be very happy about the belligerent new power on the block. While China *might* (emphasis on might) be convinced to go along with it and is described as a balkanized warlord-racked nation anyway and every other country is apparently facing trouble, that doesn't explain the complete lack of a response to the progressive annexations.

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* AlternateHistory: [[SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility Type III]]. The re-unification of Korea under the rule of Kim Jong-un is portrayed as a result of a veritable perfect storm of global socio-economic problems and Jong-un's clever appeal to Korean nationalism, all of which are at least plausible. The real issue comes from the rise of the newly formed Greater Korean Republic as a super power capable of supplying and equipping the immense army that it would take to invade and occupy the US, all of which happens without any apparent opposition by any other nation, which would not be very happy about the belligerent new power on the block. While China *might* (emphasis on might) '''might''' be convinced to go along with it and is described as a balkanized warlord-racked nation anyway anyway, and every other country is apparently facing trouble, that doesn't explain [[BystanderSyndrome the complete lack of a response to the progressive annexations.annexations]].



** The setting relies on Kim Jong-Un being much smarter, more cunning, and less batshit-crazy than his father, which was decidedly plausible at the time of release, when he was still relatively unknown. [[HilariousInHindsight Since then,]] he has proven himself to be anything but.

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** The setting relies on Kim Jong-Un being much smarter, more cunning, and less batshit-crazy than his father, which was decidedly plausible at the time of release, when he was still relatively unknown. [[HilariousInHindsight Since then,]] he has proven himself unknown, only for him to since prove to be anything but.



** Also subverted with Korean and Survivalist enemies, who take cover, toss grenades, and fire with {{Aimbot}}-level accuracy.

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** Also subverted with Korean and Survivalist enemies, who take cover, toss grenades, and fire with {{Aimbot}}-level {{aimbot}}-level accuracy.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler:After the successful Resistance raids, the 718s attack the Resistance hideout and killed everyone.]]

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler:After the successful Resistance raids, the 718s attack the Resistance hideout and killed kill everyone.]]



* AsianAndNerdy: Hopper is the cell's "tech guy" and is clearly much more into computers and robots than fighting. The other Asians in the game are the sort of folks much more likely to stuff people into gym lockers than be stuffed into one.
** Hopper can still kick some serious ass as well, looking not remotely like a stereotypical nerd in any respect.

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* AsianAndNerdy: Hopper is the cell's "tech guy" and is clearly much more into computers and robots than fighting. The other Asians in the game are the sort of folks much more likely to stuff people into gym lockers than be stuffed into one.
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one. Hopper can still kick some serious ass as well, looking not remotely like a stereotypical nerd in any respect.
5th Feb '18 6:07:06 PM nombretomado
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* NorthKoreansWithNodongs: Rather, a ''unified Korea''.
31st Jan '18 8:22:16 AM Cryoclaste
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** The villains were originally going to be Chinese, but the developers were warned that China would probably ban ''everything their team made'' if such were the case. While China was cool with being the enemy in the purely military ''[[OperationFlashpoint Dragon Rising]]'', the marketing department though that a game depicting them as genocidal savages might be a bit much.

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** The villains were originally going to be Chinese, but the developers were warned that China would probably ban ''everything their team made'' if such were the case. While China was cool with being the enemy in the purely military ''[[OperationFlashpoint ''[[VideoGame/OperationFlashpointCodemasters Dragon Rising]]'', the marketing department though that a game depicting them as genocidal savages might be a bit much.
31st Jan '18 8:04:41 AM Cryoclaste
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** Passion Leading Army, a Chinese FPS game featuring Chinese resistance against NATO troops occupying the east coast of China is the closest it can get as a localization. They're using the same Unreal engine, the same recycled GearsOfWar scripts, similar weapon models and even the same control scheme.

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** Passion Leading Army, a Chinese FPS game featuring Chinese resistance against NATO troops occupying the east coast of China is the closest it can get as a localization. They're using the same Unreal engine, the same recycled GearsOfWar ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' scripts, similar weapon models and even the same control scheme.
16th Jul '17 9:53:38 AM nombretomado
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* GenghisGambit: The collectible news articles reveal that Kim Jong-un was able to reunify Korea peacefully by making Japan their shared enemy, largely by taking advantage of the fact that South Koreans hate the Japanese much more than they hate North Koreans (in fact he was able to incorporate most of the smaller Southeast Asian nations in the [=GKR=] in large part due to their shared grievances against the Japanese stemming from WW2). It's strongly implied that quite a lot of the Korea military forces are actually South Koreans who are willingly and happily taking part in the process of bringing America down a peg.

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* GenghisGambit: The collectible news articles reveal that Kim Jong-un was able to reunify Korea peacefully by making Japan their shared enemy, largely by taking advantage of the fact that South Koreans hate the Japanese much more than they hate North Koreans (in fact he was able to incorporate most of the smaller Southeast Asian nations in the [=GKR=] in large part due to their shared grievances against the Japanese stemming from WW2).[=WW2=]). It's strongly implied that quite a lot of the Korea military forces are actually South Koreans who are willingly and happily taking part in the process of bringing America down a peg.



** A dev diary makes a point of noting how the Resistance always operates in cells, so if one is compromised, they won't jeopardize the rest. This is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_cell a strategic decision with a long and effective history]], most noticeable in the WW2 French Resistance.

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** A dev diary makes a point of noting how the Resistance always operates in cells, so if one is compromised, they won't jeopardize the rest. This is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_cell a strategic decision with a long and effective history]], most noticeable in the WW2 [=WW2=] French Resistance.
12th Jul '17 11:31:59 AM YT45
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** The setting relies on Kim Jong-Un being much smarter, more cunning, and less batshit-crazy than his father, which was decidedly plausible at the time of release, when he was still relatively unknown. [[HilariousInHindsight Since then,]] he has proven himself to be anything but.
10th Apr '17 1:43:54 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Arnie]]



* LaResistance: The game makes it as clear as it can that these are ordinary citizens, ''not'' trained soldiers. The closest thing Boone's cell has to a traditional soldier is Connor, and he's more than a little unhinged.
** Even the guns contribute; you're given only a few mags of ammo, and sometimes you end up picking up a gun with not even a full mag. Despite being a former Marine, Jacobs apparently doesn't know that certain weapons use interchangeable mags, so if his [=M4=] is running low, and there's an [=M16=] nearby, he cannot take the ammo from the latter for use in the former.
** Boone himself used to be a Colorado state trooper.
* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Arnie]]


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* LaResistance: The game makes it as clear as it can that these are ordinary citizens, ''not'' trained soldiers. The closest thing Boone's cell has to a traditional soldier is Connor, and he's more than a little unhinged.
** Even the guns contribute; you're given only a few mags of ammo, and sometimes you end up picking up a gun with not even a full mag. Despite being a former Marine, Jacobs apparently doesn't know that certain weapons use interchangeable mags, so if his [=M4=] is running low, and there's an [=M16=] nearby, he cannot take the ammo from the latter for use in the former.
** Boone himself used to be a Colorado state trooper.
25th Feb '17 3:42:00 PM nombretomado
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Homefront is a game set in an occupied USA in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2027]]. The entire free-market world has more-or-less gone to hell. The USA and China have collapsed in on themselves [[EddieIzzard like disused flans in cupboards]] in the years after 2012. In the USA, the economic collapse served to promote great social unrest verging on but never quite spilling over into civil war[[note]] think the TheGreatDepression times a hundred[[/note]]. A rejuvenated Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong-un (son of Kim Jong-Il) quickly seized the day. Within the space of two decades of annexation and gunboat diplomacy, all of Asia except subcontinental India and China answers to the Government of the Greater Korean Republic.[[note]]Though UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion seems to be doing fine.[[/note]]

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Homefront is a game set in an occupied USA in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2027]]. The entire free-market world has more-or-less gone to hell. The USA and China have collapsed in on themselves [[EddieIzzard [[Creator/EddieIzzard like disused flans in cupboards]] in the years after 2012. In the USA, the economic collapse served to promote great social unrest verging on but never quite spilling over into civil war[[note]] think the TheGreatDepression times a hundred[[/note]]. A rejuvenated Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong-un (son of Kim Jong-Il) quickly seized the day. Within the space of two decades of annexation and gunboat diplomacy, all of Asia except subcontinental India and China answers to the Government of the Greater Korean Republic.[[note]]Though UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion seems to be doing fine.[[/note]]
18th Feb '17 6:06:22 PM Katsuhagi
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* BuriedInAPileOfCorpses: The player and their party are forced to do this at one point to avoid a North Korean patrol.
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