The second American revolution is Homefront

That’s what this new trailer from THQ claims. Works for me. I really hope Homefront winds up delivering. There is something that appeals to me deeply about a game set in an occupied United States, as I don’t think it has been done before.

My fear is that it will wind up being some big, overblown show of patriotism. Unity and resistance, defending one’s homeland, these things are fine. But after many years where the global perception of the US is one of jingoism, I don’t know if I could stomach such pride here.

Conrad Zimmerman