This game is basically a sequel and a soft reboot to the original Homefront game years ago. In this game North Korea or the “Norks” invade America but in this game they end up selling these smartphones and tablets to America and we buy them. They end up having this back door to invade America with the Korean People’s Army (KPA). Though if this ever happened we would never touch what North Korea had since they are thought to hate America at a young age. Also if North Korea tried to invade America they wouldn’t since they couldn’t supply their armed forces for any extend occupation. This almost feels like the game wants the enemy to be China but can’t since China is where most of the profit goes from, at least from movies and video games.
When the game starts it takes place in Boston where your main character Ethan Brady, and these resistance fighters get ambushed. In this interrogation scene this guy says he has a “superpower” where he just points and shoots. Though if he really wanted to, he would shoot the resistance fighters himself. I also livestreamed when I first started this game on the PS4 as well if you want to see it yourself and will show it at the end. After this scene where this guys kills your other fighters, the leader of the resistance frees you and helps you try to stop the Norks after he ends up badly hurt and captured.
Along the way when you meet up the resistance you almost get tortured, since the hero you play is basically mute. Then this other leader and doctor try to help you in this subway that wasn’t on the maps. You then get a gun and later a bunch of other guns that you can take apart and make other ones. After you do these side missions you can then get points to modify your guns. Though it ends up being poorly balanced when you liberate more and more parts of Boston.
The story feels a bit generic and the resistance fighters at times can’t seem to control themselves. That just feels like that lack of self control was the reason this America gave up their freedom for a bunch of tablets and smartphones and might happen today. At the end you can’t go back to liberate the other districts and the ending feels like the “Norks” could just nuke Boston at the end and go on to other cites. There is some DLC after the main story is over but it feels like the damage is already done after all the grinding and bad story.
Here’s my livestream from the PS4. https://youtu.be/XFlYi7Wxmoc
Also here is the Game Movie if you get a bit board with the game itself. https://youtu.be/nINSOYR-49w