Homefront: The Revolution
Publisher: Deep Silver
Developer: Dambuster Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
If you’re a fan of the first person genre than 2014 may be the year for you. There’s bound to be something to tickle your fancy.
Wolfenstein: The New Order:
It looks like id software found a good place for Rage’s game engine, which we had heard would be getting used for the future Doom and Wolfenstein franchises. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a new Wolfenstein game. The last title was received with somewhat mixed reviews. The beginning of the game started out promising, but sort of stalled out at roughly the halfway point and lost some appeal. The New Order appears to be dealing with an alternate reality, where the Nazi forces developed the A-Bomb before the U.S, then dropped it on us. Naturally, that’s something that would change the course of the war and the Allied forces losing in World War II.
From there, the Nazi’s take over, Hitler gets to realize his dream of world domination and being a true-to-life super villain. Everything pretty much goes crazy from there. Next thing we know, the word’s being patrolled and managed by giant, autonomous, killer robots and it seems like you’re the only one who can stop it. The game takes place in the 1960’s in post-war London, but it’s not going to be any London we recognize.
The strange but fresh mixture of vintage sci-fi futurism twisted and perverted into the ideal Nazi world is an interesting approach and definitely looks to attempt to satisfy any questions about the world if the Nazi party did take over. The trailers also depict a few hints at some gameplay advantages that we don’t see a lot of either and at the very least may be fun to explore, like the ability to dual wield or use an incredibly odd looking plasma cutter to give players a tactical advantage. If you’re a fan of the old Wolfenstein titles, this one may be worth watching carefully.