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Essays 13 September 2022, 14:15

author: Paul Wozniak

Not Worth It - 10 Disappointing Games Years in the Making

Some cult-classic franchises kept us waiting for their glorious returns for years. The only problem is that the returns weren't always all that glorious. Here's nine examples of games that kept us waiting for years, just to ultimately disappoint.

Homefront: The Revolution

The Homefront sequel brought no revolution. – It wasn't worth it. 10 games we have waited for years just to be disappointed - documentary - 2022-09-11
The Homefront sequel brought no revolution.
  1. Release date: May 17, 2016
  2. Developer: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios
  3. Publisher: Deep Silver / Koch Media
  4. In production for: about 5 years

Homefront: The Revolution is a sequel to the cherished game released in 2011, in which we played a member of the American resistance fighting the invaders form... North Korea. In the sequel, we find ourselves in the same world again; the conflict continues, and our task is to prepare the final revolution. Players had the right to expect another good story enriched with modern solutions. Unfortunately, things didn't work out the way they'd hoped.

What went wrong?

The second installment of Homefront was set in a partially open world (contrary to linear part one), so players had the opportunity to perform tasks in a more sandbox way. Interesting elements such as recapturing land from occupiers, and the extensive campaign were buried by the ridiculous plot and utterly bland dialogs. The element that was supposed to be the cornerstone of the game, turned out the weakest part of it. To add insult to injury, the game was topped off with poor stealth and half-baked AI.

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