Skip to comments.Too Close for Comfort
Posted on 03/16/2011 11:37:36 AM PDT by TheConservativeCitizen
I still remember seeing Red Dawn for the first time. I remember thinking that the choices that were made were so foreign, yet so plausible, that it gave me serious pause and made me think what would I do in that situation? How would I react? My school mascot wasnt the Wolverines, mind you, but it still sounded every bit as defiant if you yelled it the same way.
Enter Homefront the latest game from THQ, with a story line written by the author of Red Dawn (and Apocalypse Now). More after the jump.
Step into the shoes of a freedom fighter riding a bus, watching a hostile force invade and begin processing the citizens of a once great nation.
It is rare that a video game especially a violent one evokes any sense of emotion other than woo hoo, fragged you. Not so with Homefront. Within the first 2 minutes of the opening scene, I wanted to politely remove every last one of the invading force with extreme prejudice. Seriously. I wont go into specific details here (you dont want spoilers, trust me) but suffice it to say its one step below real life in Israel at the moment.
I am only 3 levels into the single player, but already I can tell that this game is worth the effort. Fighting with resistance fighters in the Tiger Direct parking lot, moving through a burning warehouse that looks like your local Best Buy, taking out enemies holed up in a local Hooters, sniping from your next door neighbor kids tree house these guys have really captured the feel of bringing the war home and its not pretty.
Where it falls short as a video game (at least in single player), it more than makes up for it in its story line, in its ability to grab the participants gut and wrench it six ways from Tuesday not necessarily by graphic violence, but by graphic plausibility.
I just hope that this game isnt secretly a training ground for the future.
(pics at link)
" The year is 2027, and the world as we know it is unraveling after
fifteen nineteen years of economic meltdown and widespread global conflict over dwindling natural resources. A once proud America has fallen, her infrastructure shattered and military in disarray. To make matters worse, crippled by a devastating EMP strike, the USA is powerless to resist the ever expanding occupation of a savage, nuclear armed Greater Korean Republic. Abandoned by her former allies, the United States is a bleak landscape of walled towns and abandoned suburbs. This is a police state where high school stadiums have become detention centers, and shopping malls shelter armored attack vehicles. A once-free people are now prisoners... or collaborators... or revolutionaries. "
The new Red Dawn movie will now feature ordinary kids banding together to fight off aggressors from North Korea (not China). Re-filming a lot of the movie in an effort to not offend China.
I feel safe in believing that it is not secretly a training ground for the future.
I'm frankly surprised that they didn't make the villains Neo-Nazi, Tea Party Radicals!
Should it be defending the USA from the Democrats/OBAMA ZOMBIES not the North Koreans?
Koreans don’t buy from us. We give them everything in exchange for nothing. Then again, China doesn’t buy from us either.
Sometimes, when I am near a chain link fence, I grab it and yell "AVENNNNNGE MEEEE!".
Older folks get it. Slack-jawed youth do not. Sigh.
No, but they lend us money. So long as the lunatics in DC keep spending us deeper into debt, we can't afford to upset China.
Thanks for the chuckle, sir.
Thanks for the chuckle, sir.
(apologies about the double post, slow wireless connection or something)
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