‘Homefront’ is a cautionary tale about what will likely happen to America before President Barack Obama’s final term has ended in a few years. I played this real life simulator on the Microsoft XBox 360, however it is also available on Sony’s Playstation 3 console and is playable on Windows-based PCs. This game hit very close to home for me as it aligned with my biggest fear that the freedom hating regime of Kim Jong-Un in North Korea will invade this country and take over during Obama’s watch. ‘Homefront’ would be seen as completely far-fetched science fiction had it been released during the George W. Bush administration. However, the game designers seemed to be aware of the precipice the America found itself on after the election of Obama did the natural thing and played on all of our newfound biggest fears – an invasion by a foreign power.
The gameplay is a standard military first-person shooter and was okay even though I was constantly upset and disgusted by what had happened to this great land. Fighting foreigners in small town American streets was incredibly disturbing. The story itself revolves around an everyman American named Robert Jacobs trying to save the Americans from the evil North Korean invaders. As Jacobs, you fight your way from rural Colorado to the West Coast for a spectacular battle in San Francisco; with a final stand against the North Korean aggressors on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Thankfully, the game ends on an upbeat note, as one of Jacob’s partners, Connor, sacrifices himself like Jesus to give the American resistance the upper hand. Thanks to Connor’s sacrifice, the Americans are able to vanquish the North Korean aggressors in San Francisco and turn the tide of the greater war against North Korea. As the game ends, we learn that the remaining American military forces have started to fight to take back the rest of the occupied land. Of course, setting us up for a sequel where the average American will get to do the dirty work cleaning up Obama’s mess.
Personally, I found ‘Homefront’ to be both enjoyable and terrifying. While I enjoyed the wanton killing of foreign invaders, at the same time, it was disturbing to see this great nation in shambles. I’m actually surprised that Kim Jong-Un hasn’t intervened and tried to get this game banned and removed from store shelves. I’m sure if he did Obama would acquiesce to him. Hopefully, some sane conservatives take control of this country again before ‘Homefront’ becomes a reality.