Feedback -- Crysis 2 & Homefront Is Where The War Is

Posted: March 23, 2011
Feedback -- Crysis 2 & Homefront Is Where The War Is
In this edition of Feedback, Adam Sessler and the gang give their thoughts on the Japan tsunami/quake disaster and how it effects the gaming world. Also, the gang signs up for war when discussing about Crysis 2 and Homefront.

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  • AriFNGold

    To answer Adam's question.

    I want more Single-player and more co-op story games. I'm tired of death matches etc. I also want to see more Third Person games as I am really getting FPS fatigue.

    Playing Splinter Cell: Conviction on single player was a great experience and after beating that I couldn't believe how much fun I was having playing the co-op campaign with my buddy.

    I like to be in different environments and settings and I just get so tired of playing the same maps over and over with standard multi-player game types. At least when there is a story to experience together you can see some new things and have a lot more change-ups with gameplay.

    I would have had much more fun if THQ would have put more effort into Homefront's single player campaign. Especially after how they stressed how great the story was supposed to be and all the writers working on it. What a disappointment.

    Posted: March 27, 2011 10:04 AM
  • DefiantSpartan

    I want my suit to be the Noble Six suit from Halo Reach. I spent a crapload of credits on it, dammit!

    Posted: March 27, 2011 9:07 AM
  • M6000

    To answer your question Mr. Sessler i personally prefer a lengthy single player over multiplayer. I'd much rather be engrossed in a compelling story then run around shooting my friends in the face. Although I love games that feature co-op because going through an engaging single player story with a friend is always a lot of fun.

    Posted: March 26, 2011 11:00 PM
  • M6000

    Is it just me or did the sound just cut out half way through the vid for everybody.

    Posted: March 26, 2011 10:30 PM
  • kaje1998

    bulletstorm multiplayer is great wtf r u sayin

    Posted: March 26, 2011 12:33 PM
  • QuackAttack79

    the large portion of call of duty players don't go to video game sites, don't care about anything other than call of duty, and aren't active in the video game industry, i know some of these people, they are my friends and i feel sorry for them, they will never experience the beauty of video games because all they play is call of duty and sports games.

    Posted: March 25, 2011 1:32 PM
  • Zombie*Hunter

    I have to say I don't know what I would do without competitive multiplayer shooters...

    Modern Warfare and MW2 to me are the golden standard for shooters. I probably played through the first MW's campaign five or six times..

    While MW2's campaign is lacking it makes up for it with its smooth and well balanced multiplayer (exception of a few things).

    That being said I hate the fact they are pushing out Call of Duty games every year.. It just makes for a steamy pile of crap.

    If it wasn't for the zombie modes on CODBO n WAW I would never play them.
    I blame Activision.

    Oh and Gordon Freeman FTW.

    Posted: March 25, 2011 10:45 AM
  • bmaninfinity

    hello, dead space 2 suit

    Posted: March 25, 2011 3:20 AM
  • bmaninfinity

    Hello, dead space 2 suit

    Posted: March 25, 2011 3:18 AM
  • SplodingPanda

    yay nikole actually brings something to the conversation this time :D

    Posted: March 24, 2011 11:06 PM
  • darkouroboros


    One thing you questioned during this feedback is why the COD fan's aren't coming in stroves. I believe it s as simple as the fans of the game are just that. They release a new game every year, with little to no real connecting story to be followed and it s 95% about the multiplayer experience. So when comments are made towards the game in a negative way, people don t really have emotional bond to defend it.

    A game like Mass Effect 2 which you also brought up today; has all the DLC and is a single player game, it s been over a year and your still talking about that game in a positive way. I do not feel that a Call of Duty game will ever reach success in these terms. Call of Duty at this point seems to be the closest game on a console to reach a true tournament style game in the FPS genre. This can contribute to a large part of its initial sales. But lacks the depth and the playability to really make anyone care beyond a certain point.

    Posted: March 24, 2011 8:43 PM
  • TheMilkMonster

    Regarding two questions you asked, Adam. . .
    1. You asked if "the kids" want multiplayer in all games.I would rather a developer put forth their best single-player campaign than spend time putting together a last minute multiplayer. However, I'm all for
    2. You asked "shouldn't we be getting a lot more emails from people asking us to talk about it (Call of Duty) more?"
    I think your audience is more of a, for lack of a better word, "hardcore" type of gamer that is looking to hear about the underdogs of the game industry. Most of my friends who play call of duty don't pay much attention to sites like G4, Gamespot, IGN, etc. They just buy whatever game has the most commercials on during the football game.
    Please understand that I'm not saying this to put down the COD franchise in any way, but people who play video games as much as you and I do are interested in something new.
    The only analogy I can think of would be a cinephile counting down the days until "Saw XVII" comes out so he can read the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. There must be better ones out there. . .

    Posted: March 24, 2011 5:03 PM
  • Blakep267

    I actually for the most part need a game to have multiplayer. for me, multiplayer is the difference between me renting and buying a game. I rented bioshock, I bought halo. I dont feel that a 10-12 hour story is worth $60 imo. And im not some little kid who always yells over the mic, but I love xbox live. the thing with singleplayer is that its always the same experience. Where as online, you may run into great players who push you to your limits or sucky players yu can dominate. I love the competitive nature of multiplayer and online

    Posted: March 24, 2011 4:22 PM
  • footbalman27

    Who is the hot redhead in the corner?

    Posted: March 24, 2011 3:11 PM
  • Madbagofhorses

    You TOTALLY see Gordon Freeman in Half Life: Blue Shift when you're the security guard Barney. You see Freeman a number of times just outside of your reach.

    If I remember correctly you see him in Half Life: Opposing Force too, don't remember it as well though.

    Posted: March 24, 2011 1:36 PM
  • Madbagofhorses

    Who's the cute redhead in the corner? Name for search on model shots please?

    Posted: March 24, 2011 1:24 PM
  • aaron1983

    I miss playing offline against bots in unreal tournament : (

    At least the CPU doesnt cheat

    Posted: March 24, 2011 11:47 AM
  • dreamkun

    Adam Sessler's reaction to the North Koreans having automated sentry guns in Home Front was priceless.

    Posted: March 24, 2011 11:45 AM
  • expl0siv0

    I'm not too surprised that the single player in Homefront was crap. In their advertising THQ made it seem like it was a big friggin' deal about the author of Apocalypse Now but I think in the end it hindered their game. We're supposed to think "Wow, someone from a legitimate form of media! Thanks, THQ! This is what we've been missing in our video games! Movies!" But in the end this guy probably just wrote a bad script for a movie which everyone hated and it ended up slapped onto a video game and now it only lasts 3 1/2 hours.
    That sounds like an awesome game. Crysis 2 and Homefront together, aliens and North Koreans? Yes please.
    I think Stephen uses story far too liberally as a term describing video games. He has claimed that Portal and Limbo are games that are the epitome of a story within a game and something only video games can do. I feel the same in some respects in that there are stories that only video games can tell well (see Bioshock) but really Portal and Limbo don't have stories. They more have feelings that they portray onto the player. I would agree that I rarely feel the joy of playing Portal or the dread of playing Limbo in other media but I wouldn't stretch so far as to say it is because the story.

    Posted: March 24, 2011 11:24 AM
  • sandboxgamer

    Stephen Johnson for president keep him on feedback the guy is freaking hilarious.

    Posted: March 24, 2011 10:44 AM