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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...efront-2-plans

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Bilson wouldn't reveal any more details but did suggest that the sequel would address all of the criticisms leveled at the first game.

When asked if he was satisfied with the title, he replied, "No. But I loved the game. It was a tremendous learning experience for us. We learned a lot about managing dedicated servers. We got very ambitious with dedicated servers.
Not a smart decision.
Considering what happened last time....



This would be like developing Daikatana 2.
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...efront-2-plans



Not a smart decision.
Considering what happened last time....



This would be like developing Daikatana 2.
Not necessarily. The game still sold over a million units, and the e-sports competitive crowd really looked at that as a potential game to play. Unfortunately things happened and it never picked up well enough, but the promise was there.

I think if the next one was marketed better it might sell better than the first. Unless the first one has tainted the IP name already. Not to mention it will be a different dev team working on it as the KAOS studio has been shut down.
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Just make the campaign longer, an make the game's speed alittle lower.
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Tbh I liked the game and play it whenever possible.
    
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I loved homefront 2. I am very exited about this.
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i liked the first one, i agree with most people it could have been longer. If they make a #2 i will def. try it out.
    
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Not necessarily. The game still sold over a million units, and the e-sports competitive crowd really looked at that as a potential game to play. Unfortunately things happened and it never picked up well enough, but the promise was there.

I think if the next one was marketed better it might sell better than the first. Unless the first one has tainted the IP name already. Not to mention it will be a different dev team working on it as the KAOS studio has been shut down.
The game was actually marketed pretty well, THQ was banking on this game.

The game just seemed too much like COD even looking at the videos you can tell, people have to realize most of the people that like cod are content with cod they do not want any other games especially games that look like their ripping it off.

Those that do not like cod do not want a cod clone, sure homefront may not play like cod but looking at a video of it, it looks exactly the same.
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The game was actually marketed pretty well, THQ was banking on this game.
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It was that same marketing that ended up getting them so much bad press.
Like the San Francisco Balloon incident, they'll never live that down.
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Don't waste any time, do they?

I haven't played the first game, but the reviews pretty much echo what I feared when I first heard about it. I mean you say that the first game wasn't satisfying, and you've learned some lessons so you are going to make a sequel. How can you not expect to get Homefront 1.5 when they announce the second 3 months after the first one is released?
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I enjoyed the game, it was strictly average, but those can be fun to. I hope the kaos guys find a good home.

It was a poor move by THQ to think they could step into the FPS arena with the big dogs with a single game. It takes a while to build a franchise.
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