November 7, 2010 14 Comments
So I keep seeing stories popping up about an upcoming game known as Homefront. Being developed by Kaos Studios, whose previous work includes the dud Frontlines: Fuel of War, the game takes places some 27 years in the future, where North Korea rises to become a world super power and defeats Japan, China, and the United States of America. Don’t laugh just yet: this is after the fantasy of the Korean Unification happens, and apparently in light of the US economy completely tanking (I guess it was the Greater Depression), the North Koreans are able to use an EMP weapon to knock out all communications and military hardware in the United States.
Now, the game creators have been throwing around some fancy words like “plausibility.” They even hired an ex-CIA agent to do consultant work for the developers, who also claims that all of this is “plausible” through “plausible baby steps.” The domino effect, apparently, where one action leads to another, and another, and so on. It’s an attempt to appear smart and provide intelligent substance to suspend disbelief in what is an utter shit plot. See, you actually have to have substance under a plot for it to actually stand up on its own, or else you just have a rickety house on stilts that’ll get destroyed when Hurricane Logic makes landfall.