Thursday, the 19th of May 2016 I was given the opportunity by Apex Interactive to attend the launch for Homefront: The Revolution.
Upon arrival, I was given a warm welcome by Alexia from Apex Interactive who showed me around the venue. After grabbing a quick beer, I made my way to the gaming area where we would be able to get some hands-on time with Homefront: The Revolution.
To be honest, I have been curious about the game since it was first announced and have been itching to get some hands-on time with it. What little I have had seen of the game got me really interested in playing it.
We were lucky enough to get the chance to try the game out on both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. I quickly gravitated towards the PlayStation 4 setup, mainly because it was connected to a projector and was projected on a large screen. This seemed like the logical choice to start my Homefront: The Revolution experience.
With the limited time I had with the game, I found it to be fun. The weapon customization system is a really smart way to change your weapon on the go, and it enables players to tailor their weapon to suit any situation that they might face on the battlefield. The world in which players get to play in also feels really gritty and lived in, and adds to the oppressive atmosphere of the game, this fits in really well with the narrative. The few times that I was confronted by enemy soldiers I found that I couldn’t just run and gun my way to victory, but that I had to try and outsmart my opponents in order to survive. Enemy soldiers (at least in the early game) seem to be a lot better equipped than I was, which meant I did die a few times as I tried to foolishly take out a large group of soldiers.
In-between the hands-on sessions we were treated to some great tasting pizza which kept our stomachs full and our energy levels high while we played the night away.
Having had some hands-on time with both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, I found that I really enjoyed the game. There were some moments of frustration, but overall I’m excited to spend some more time playing Homefront: The Revolution. Thanks to the Alexia and the Apex Interactive team for a fun and enjoyable launch event.