History YMMV / Homefront

18th May '16 8:50:37 AM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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** Luckily, THQ has confirmed that Homefront 2 will be developed [[ChannelHop at a]] [[BlatantLies little-known]] [[FarCry game]] [[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} studio]] called [[http://www.joystiq.com/2011/09/20/homefront-2-developed-by-crytek/ Crytek.]] One can already hear the fandom rejoicing from miles away…

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** Luckily, THQ has confirmed that Homefront 2 will be developed [[ChannelHop at a]] [[BlatantLies little-known]] developed at]] a little-known [[FarCry game]] [[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} studio]] called [[http://www.joystiq.com/2011/09/20/homefront-2-developed-by-crytek/ Crytek.]] One can already hear the fandom rejoicing from miles away…



* MemeticMutation: Since Japan is replacing every reference to Korea with a "Northern Country", [[CanadaEh Canada]] is apparently the greatest threat in the known world.

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* MemeticMutation: Since Japan is replacing every reference to Korea with a "Northern Country", [[CanadaEh Canada]] {{Canada|Eh}} is apparently the greatest threat in the known world.



* VillainSue: Kim Jong-Un. On one hand, he manages to take a backwater, underdeveloped pariah of a nation and uses it to gain control of South Korea (presumably in a sufficiently subversive, non-violent manner that he credibly gets the Nobel Peace Prize for doing so), takes over several major neighboring nations, and build up the Korean army to the point that it's able to successfully take over the United States. On the surface, this looks like [[Literature/TheDraka Draka]]-level hypercompetency. And that part about reunifying Korea non-violently under his rule? Yeah, he does that in one year.\\
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On the other hand, there are mitigating factors. The United States (as well as other major world powers) had been weakened by a global economic crisis. In the case of the U.S., the situation was so bad that the states were given autonomy and were just a few steps away from civil war. The Asian Bird Flu epidemic only made things worse. One in-game newspaper article notes that when Canada closed its borders to the U.S. (thus requiring a visa to enter), there were also new laws requiring permits for food, materials, medicine, and other supplies. The implication is that a lot of people were trying to leave the country--and this is all before the GKR fried almost every non-hardened piece of electronic hardware in North America with an EMP.\\
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The {{irony}} is that the real life's Kim Jong-Un's rule is the complete opposite of the events that lead up to the game's plot: by all indications, he's driving the nation even more into the ground with a new famine on the rise and droves of soldiers are running to the borders due to lack of food even for the military. And rather than the world looking the other way, they're cracking down hard on North Korea; even China, their biggest ally, has given them an uncharacteristic cold shoulder, probably stemming from increasing public opinion that North Korea is simply not worth the trouble.
** The idea that North Korea could either unify ''or'' conquer Southeast Asia given the region's internal grievances and powerful militaries.
13th May '16 9:48:58 AM EmperorNorton
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** A 2013 report by the Department of Homeland Security [[http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/dhs-study-north-korea-capable-of-emp-attack-on-u-s/#OJg5K3BZjrQixgXL.99 suggested that North Korea could indeed be capable of launching an EMP attack against the United States.]]
26th Apr '16 5:05:37 AM MCanter89
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: North Koreans, survivalists, and ultrapatriots to name a few.

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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: North Koreans, survivalists, and ultrapatriots ultra-patriots, to name a few.



** Luckily, THQ has confirmed that Homefront 2 will be developed [[ChannelHop at a]] [[BlatantLies little-known]] [[FarCry game]] [[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} studio]] called [[http://www.joystiq.com/2011/09/20/homefront-2-developed-by-crytek/ Crytek.]] One can already hear the fandom rejoicing from miles away...
** In the storyline, Kim Jong Il dies in 2012. He actually died in December 17, 2011. Sounds creepy enough...

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** Luckily, THQ has confirmed that Homefront 2 will be developed [[ChannelHop at a]] [[BlatantLies little-known]] [[FarCry game]] [[VideoGame/{{Crysis}} studio]] called [[http://www.joystiq.com/2011/09/20/homefront-2-developed-by-crytek/ Crytek.]] One can already hear the fandom rejoicing from miles away...
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** In the storyline, Kim Jong Il dies in 2012. He actually died in on December 17, 2011. Sounds creepy enough...enough…



** The plot of the story has North Korea becoming more aggressive after Kim Jong-Un takes power. Given that recently, the North Koreans stepped up their aggressive rhetoric, going so far as to release ([[SoBadItsGood laughably]]) bad propaganda movies...

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** The plot of the story has North Korea becoming more aggressive after Kim Jong-Un takes power. Given that recently, the North Koreans stepped up their aggressive rhetoric, going so far as to release ([[SoBadItsGood laughably]]) bad propaganda movies...movies…



* ParanoiaFuel: A majority of the events in this game could actually happen in real life. In fact, Kim Jong-II died on December 17, 2011--so very close to the date of his death in ''Homefront''[='=]s timeline. Just like in ''Homefront'', Kim Jong-Un succeeded him. Cue a MassOhCrap from ''Homefront''[='=]s fans. However, he seems to be more or less like his dad in terms of running things (not particularly well) instead of the brilliant conquerer that he is in this game.

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* ParanoiaFuel: A majority of the events in this game could actually happen in real life. In fact, Kim Jong-II Jong-Il died on December 17, 2011--so very close to the date of his death in ''Homefront''[='=]s timeline. Just like in ''Homefront'', Kim Jong-Un succeeded him. Cue a MassOhCrap from ''Homefront''[='=]s fans. However, he seems to be more or less like his dad in terms of running things (not particularly well) instead of the brilliant conquerer conqueror that he is in this game.



** [[spoiler: The Survivalists cross it within minutes of meeting you.]]
** If you had any sympathy for the North Koreans after the opening level [[spoiler:(which was almost none to begin with)]], it was completely lost by the time you find [[spoiler: a mass grave where all of the re-education subjects were systematically executed and put into a gigantic pile to be forgotten.]] Did we mention you had to [[spoiler: lay down in the corpses to hide from them]]?

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Survivalists cross it within minutes of meeting you.]]
** If you had any sympathy for the North Koreans after the opening level [[spoiler:(which was almost none to begin with)]], it was completely lost by the time you find [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a mass grave where all of the re-education subjects were systematically executed and put into a gigantic pile to be forgotten.]] Did we mention you had to [[spoiler: lay [[spoiler:lay down in the corpses to hide from them]]?



** Not to mention what happens when the Resistance base is attacked. There are a large number of children in it, and the KPA kill everyone in th etown.
* Narm: The random Hooters product placement, in the middle of a gun fight no less.
* NauseaFuel: At one point you have to [[spoiler: hide in a mass grave to avoid getting shot. By the way the black guy's lifeless stare sticks in your mind]].

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** Not to mention what happens when the Resistance base is attacked. There are a large number of children in it, and the KPA kill everyone in th etown.
the town.
* Narm: {{Narm}}: The random Hooters product placement, in the middle of a gun fight no less.
* NauseaFuel: At one point you have to [[spoiler: hide [[spoiler:hide in a mass grave to avoid getting shot. By the way the black guy's lifeless stare sticks in your mind]].



The {{Irony}} is that the real life's Kim Jong-Un's rule is the complete opposite of the events that lead up to the game's plot: by all indications, he's driving the nation even more into the ground with a new famine on the rise and droves of soldiers are running to the borders due to lack of food even for the military. And rather than the world looking the other way, they're cracking down hard on North Korea; even China, their biggest ally, has given them an uncharacteristic cold shoulder, probably stemming from increasing public opinion that North Korea is simply not worth the trouble.

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The {{Irony}} {{irony}} is that the real life's Kim Jong-Un's rule is the complete opposite of the events that lead up to the game's plot: by all indications, he's driving the nation even more into the ground with a new famine on the rise and droves of soldiers are running to the borders due to lack of food even for the military. And rather than the world looking the other way, they're cracking down hard on North Korea; even China, their biggest ally, has given them an uncharacteristic cold shoulder, probably stemming from increasing public opinion that North Korea is simply not worth the trouble.



* WhatAnIdiot: The Nobel committee give Kim-Jong Um a Nobel Peace Prize for peacefully reuniting Korea. Five years later, the Greater Korean Republic invades Japan.

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* WhatAnIdiot: The Nobel committee give Kim-Jong Um Un a Nobel Peace Prize for peacefully reuniting Korea. Five years later, the Greater Korean Republic invades Japan.
30th Jul '15 4:34:15 PM nombretomado
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: What some reviews said about the game's single player, arguing that the entire occupied US thing could had been explored in greater detail, along with more character development, but was nudged aside for [[ModernWarfare C]][[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps O]][[VideoGame/CallOfDuty D]] style gameplay and game mechanics, putting the campaign into SoOkayItsAverage territory. They were much more positive about the multiplayer, though.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: What some reviews said about the game's single player, arguing that the entire occupied US thing could had been explored in greater detail, along with more character development, but was nudged aside for [[ModernWarfare [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare C]][[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps O]][[VideoGame/CallOfDuty D]] style gameplay and game mechanics, putting the campaign into SoOkayItsAverage territory. They were much more positive about the multiplayer, though.
11th Jun '15 3:29:28 AM mack
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** Kaos Studios has announced that they will attempt to rectify this by developing DLC campaigns to continue the story, and to lead up to a sequel that is already in the works.
8th Jun '15 5:52:34 PM Tehrannotaur
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Compared to its contemporaries, ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''Homefront'' is an ''extremely'' dark and depressing game (the introduction scene in the first level doesn't help). The main characters are {{anti hero}}es at best, and the villains are among the worst monsters, and watching what happens in the game tends to provoke nihilism rather than attachment.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Compared to its contemporaries, ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''Homefront'' is an ''extremely'' dark and depressing game (the introduction scene in the first level doesn't help). The main characters are {{anti hero}}es at best, and the villains are among the worst monsters, monsters you encounter any kind of game, and watching what happens in the game tends to provoke nihilism rather than attachment.
8th Jun '15 5:51:58 PM Tehrannotaur
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Compared to its contemporaries, ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''Homefront'' is an ''extremely'' dark and depressing game (the introduction scene in the first level doesn't help). The main characters are {{anti-hero}}es at best, and the villains are among the worst monsters, and watching what happens in the game tends to provoke nihilism rather than attachment.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Compared to its contemporaries, ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''Homefront'' is an ''extremely'' dark and depressing game (the introduction scene in the first level doesn't help). The main characters are {{anti-hero}}es {{anti hero}}es at best, and the villains are among the worst monsters, and watching what happens in the game tends to provoke nihilism rather than attachment.
8th Jun '15 5:51:51 PM Tehrannotaur
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Compared to its contemporaries, ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''Homefront'' is an ''extremely'' dark and depressing game (the introduction scene in the first level doesn't help). The main characters are {{anti-hero}}es at best, and the villains are among the worst monsters, and watching what happens in the game tends to provoke nihilism rather than attachment.
28th Mar '15 11:45:31 PM ScarletNebula
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* Narm: The random Hooters product placement, in the middle of a gun fight no less.
14th Feb '15 10:47:34 AM Tehrannotaur
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** Not to mention what happens when the Resistance base is attacked. There are a large number of children in it. The KPA KILL ALL OF THEM.

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** Not to mention what happens when the Resistance base is attacked. There are a large number of children in it. The it, and the KPA KILL ALL OF THEM.kill everyone in th etown.
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