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Homefront: The Revolution strangely acknowledges troubled development in credits

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Homefront The Revolution credits are an excuse of quality

I haven’t played Homefront: The Revolution. I wasn’t nearly a fan of the original game, and the continued issues that this reboot/sequel encountered made it clear long ago that it wasn’t going to be what it promised. And looking at reviews, that’s exactly what happened. Although it is strange for the game itself to actually acknowledge this – in the first part of the credits no les.

If you actually manage to bring yourself to finish Homefront, you’ll be greeted with an odd message before being treated to all the names that tried their best to make this into a game you should’ve enjoyed (and maybe you did). Before the names start rolling, the Game Director takes a moment to acknowledge just how troubled development was. The game swapped hands, changed owners and literally overcame every roadblock possible. In short, the game existing is a miracle of sorts.

Homefront The Revolution credits message

That’s also selling it a bit short too. Homefront’s original developers first closed down, after which the game was shifted around THQ and eventually landed up at Crytek UK. THQ then shut down, Deep Silver picked up publishing and everything was fine for a while. Soon after Crytek UK ran into massive financial issues, the Game Director left, Deep Silver bought up the IP and said Director re-joined. All that happened within four years, which is disruptive to say the least.

See it as an excuse or an honest admittance of failure, but it’s still strange. Not because we rarely see this in the games credits (usually retrospective takes months to arrive), but rather that an admittance like this is bundled in a game that is still costing you full price to play. That’s more down to publishing demands than development studios wanting to maybe scrap the idea entirely, but it’s still not enough to soften a blow like Homefront seems to be delivering.

We haven’t yet reviewed the game, but it’s telling when so many critics are saying the same things about it. Homefront is a bit of a mess, and even their development team knows it.

Last Updated: May 19, 2016

63 Comments

  1. Random… also doesn’t excuse the fact that the game is really bad (according to reviews)

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  2. Ottokie

    May 19, 2016 at 09:43

    That’s a lot of hopping around in between different companies. No wonder the game suffered.

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    • Kromas untamed

      May 19, 2016 at 09:48

      Let us be honest Duke Forever pretty much laid the groundwork for that type of thing. They should have seen the writing on the wall.

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  3. oVg whippersnapper

    May 19, 2016 at 09:44

    Yet it costs more than Uncharted 4 😉 Something is wrong with this bloated industry. Also, why was UFC 2 R300 more expensive than U4?

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  4. oVg whippersnapper

    May 19, 2016 at 09:46

    Its more expensive than U4. Can it do this?

    http://i.imgur.com/cP2xQME.gifv

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    • Kromas untamed

      May 19, 2016 at 09:47

      Bad cup of coffee this morning? 😛

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      • oVg whippersnapper

        May 19, 2016 at 09:52

        Yes. No milk, and I read this. Even a reviewer would call this review NOT a review. Not even those reviewers who gave Batman a 4/10 did not give give a step by step account of the narrative, yet they got blasted.

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2016/05/12/uncharted-4-a-thiefs-end-review-this-four-part-series-should-have-ended-after-part-one/

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        • Kromas untamed

          May 19, 2016 at 09:54

          I am not disagreeing that it is bad. I had a premonition about this game because I knew the development hell it went through.

          Just noticing your passion for this particular post is quite ….. fanatic. 🙂

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          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:10

            Im just surprised how easy it is to claim yourself as a game reviewer after 7 years of thinking the staff at LG are GODS. 😛 After the WP review it looks like a 4 year old can do it and get onto Metacritic. WIN

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 10:15

            This is how I treat games.
            Blizzard = Win
            Bioware = Win

            Ubisoft = Nope (Division was a freak accident and the initial “fun” wore off)

            Everything else depends on trailers/gameplay.

            Oh and you know I’ll pre-order HL3 … cause.

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:18

            Eish, Bioware… not so sure. I have a gut feeling that the new Mass Effect is going to piss off all hardcore fans after their last statement of making it even more accessible to the casual market. It will make ME3 seem like a hardcore RPG.

            I dont trust EA. Why are they bragging about using PGAs crowed code for Mass Effect when they cant even react to a flying golf ball to the face.

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 10:21

            E3 is just around the corner so we will see some new things and even though the original ending for ME3 was terrible the series as a whole was outstanding and is my top rated game of all time. As long as they spin their story telling wheels like always I will be happy. Would love more RP in my RPG though.

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:23

            Expect SJW influence.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 10:24

            Space jumping warriors?

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:24

            Thats COD space dog

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 10:25

            Not so sure. Say what you want about EA but they allowed you to have interspecies LBGT fun in Dragon Age. That Iron Bull scene is still one of the funniest game momets for me.

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:26

            Im hoping for some Hentai Hanar action.

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 10:27

            “This one is honored by the enjoyed bestowed upon it.Praise the enkindlers!”

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:29

            tickle tickle

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 10:30

            *ten-tickle.

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 10:32

            Interresting ME fact. There is actually Hanar and Asari hentai mentioned in the game by some NPC’s on the Citadel..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 10:33

            I remember that, game has some good humour. 😀

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 10:35

            ME2 during the reaper IFF install when Joker frees EDI. “I like the sight of humans on their knees. That was a joke.”

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 10:36

            I legitimately lol’d at that one.

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 10:42

            Better one still was Grunts hospital exploits in The Citadel DLC.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 10:48

            Haha!

            Thanks for posting the video, never seen this because I refused to pay real money for overpriced fake money-points to buy DLC.

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 10:57

            Citadel is more than worth it. Just trust me on this. I rate it as the best piece of DLC for any game.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 11:25

            I moved on from ME3 a long time ago. Played it once, and that was enough.

          • Strawman Jim

            May 19, 2016 at 11:08

            Andromeda is filled with rainbow-haired hambeasts!

          • Strawman Jim

            May 19, 2016 at 10:34

            Hey man, would you consider me a game reviewer? 🙁

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 12:22

            No, you are better than a game reviewer. You are a game CONNOISSEUR 🙂 I will buy whatever you tell me to buy.

          • Darren Peach

            May 19, 2016 at 11:06

            Yeah, I used to be a PC Format, NAG, GameSpot guy. These days I get all my meta from YouTube.

        • Darren Peach

          May 19, 2016 at 11:04

          While I am avoiding reading reviews until I get to play Uncharted, I must say that this person seems to be making a statement of some sort. What exactly ? I don’t know. When something has universal acclaim and you stumble across a negative review, you have to ask whats up with the reviewer as he must have access to a standard that the rest of humanity are yet to uncover.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 09:57

      It does something similar, it’s falling like a ton of bricks.

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  5. oVg whippersnapper

    May 19, 2016 at 09:55

    Hold on, is this not the franchise that decided to make you pay for higher difficulty levels?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 09:56

      No, that was Metro: Last Light… the game you love.

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      • Kromas untamed

        May 19, 2016 at 09:58

        Was about to type metro. 🙂

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 19, 2016 at 09:59

        My Metro LL has the weirdest bug in it, stuck AI (apparently a few people had/have this issue)

        A pity, it did not pull me in as much as the first one did

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        • Kromas untamed

          May 19, 2016 at 09:59

          I thought I was the only one.

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          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 19, 2016 at 10:03

            I dunno man, I’ve started/stopped/started/stopped playing that game so many times, just cannot muster up the energy to finish it

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 19, 2016 at 10:03

          I’ve yet to play it. The original version, not the pay-for-patches version.

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          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 19, 2016 at 10:03

            “pay for patches” lawl

      • oVg whippersnapper

        May 19, 2016 at 10:08

        DAFUQ?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 19, 2016 at 10:12

          Ranger mode 😛

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          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:14

            If they did that today, I bet people would not complain. They would cheer as its cheaper than a season pass.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 10:15

            I would. I’m old & complain about everything. The fact that the W in whippersnapper isn’t capitalised annoys me. GET OFF MY LAWN.

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:21

            wally winkle wriggles his white, wrinkled wig.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 10:23

            I’ll spray you with the hosepipe.

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:28

            wetter weather never weathered wetter weather better.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 10:29

            She sells seashells on the STFU. ;P

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 19, 2016 at 10:32

            GITS

  6. Original Heretic

    May 19, 2016 at 10:14

    Wow, that’s not good at all. Admittance of a poor product (for whatever reason) after the player has finished the game? “Uh, thanks for playing. We know it wasn’t as good as you thought it”d be, but I had this really bad rash on my ass while I was programming and it really really affected the outcome. Sorry guys. I’ll make sure I get a cream for that shit next time.”

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  7. Strawman Jim

    May 19, 2016 at 10:32

    Well, they’ve convinced me to support them! Screw all you naysayers! I’m buying this game with my ebucks.

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  8. Darren Peach

    May 19, 2016 at 10:38

    Sometimes in life, A simple thank you when warranted goes a long way. Must have been hell to develop the game.

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    • Kromas untamed

      May 19, 2016 at 10:40

      Yet sometimes you need to know when to throw in the towel. Blizzard did that with Titan and out of its ashes Overwatch was born and judging from my 100 hours playtime in the beta it is going to be a huge hit.

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      • Darren Peach

        May 19, 2016 at 10:48

        I don’t get your response. The thank you stands as a gesture regardless of the outcome of the scenario. Hence me saying that saying thank you for something can be a good thing. Why bring up Blizzard ? Why the disdain for a developer that obviously worked hard to finish a game ? Hindsight is a wonderful thing and if I could apply it to my life, I would own a Island.

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        • Kromas untamed

          May 19, 2016 at 11:05

          Sure the thank you was nice but they had to have at least somewhere send this game to testers and got horrible feedback. No disdain for the devs just getting tired of devs bringing out imcomplete pieces of garbage at premium AAA prices. Was just using Blizzard as an example because they have dropped many games in the past that most likely would have been huge flops even after years of development. I have not played the game myself but so far all reviews/lets plays are calling this game terrible. I mean it is fairly universal.

          A “Thanks for buying our crappy game at premium pirce” will only get you so far. Now the next game they make (if they even get the chance) will be over scrutinized.

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          • Darren Peach

            May 19, 2016 at 11:07

            You have defeated me sir. When you bring up the price factor, I agree with you 100 percent.

          • Kromas untamed

            May 19, 2016 at 11:13

            Well with the R/$ exchange rate these days we don’t have the luxury of buying games on impulse/hype anymore.

            And knowing Zuma it will get waaaayyyyy worse before the end of the year.

          • Darren Peach

            May 19, 2016 at 11:17

            Yeah. I know. Having to cut costs drastically. It’s weird. I used to buy games at a whim and now I can barely afford to buy games at all. The last two years have been a serious change. The last 6 months have been dire.

          • Darren Peach

            May 19, 2016 at 11:22

            In terms of Zuma, Hopefully some semblance of sanity will prevail after the local elections. But judging by what I am reading and seeing, Zuma does not want to go anywhere.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 11:35

            That R/$ has done more to control my impulse buying than anything else.

  9. InvisiGhost

    May 20, 2016 at 00:17

    game is so glitchy, bug ridden and unfinished its kinda ridiculous. I actually enjoy the game somewhat for its creative aspects but they just released too soon (which seems hilarious b/c of how long it took to come out)..its difficult to enjoy b/c any little change of venue, cutscrene, shop screen etc its going to drop frame (everytime)..the AI is constantly blocking your path and trapping you, when you die you lose all resources (at least when I’ve died thats what happened at least), and multiplayer is so limited and boring its like a joke. If this game doesn’t die very quickly which some of these if they persist are deal breakers, then further on down the line it may be fun with a sh%t load of patches and updates..

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