The premise of Homefront is incredibly stupid. North Korea becomes a super power overnight and invades the United States? WTF?! The country is poor and practically starving to death, and its military, although large in numbers, is largely equipped with vintage obsolete WW2 era weaponry. The whole concept of the game is just a joke.
Just one correction here: in the game, North Korea doesn't
become a super power overnight. The game lays out a timeline of events taking place over the course of the (then) 16 years until the year 2027 (which is when the game begins). I've seen speculation that if the events in that timeline actually occurred in that order exactly as written, the events depicted in Homefront could
occur. The problem is that those events rely on an incredible amount of stupidity on the part of just about every other nation in the world (particularly in the U.S. not responding to any
of North Korea's aggression against our allies), so the chances of that invasion being plausible are extremely
unlikely if not impossible. So yeah, the idea of a North Korean invasion is absurd
, but it is a theoretical
possibility contingent on extremely unlikely events occurring in a very specific order.
Frankly, I find the idea of a North Korean invasion in the future just about as absurd as the Russians invading America because a single American gunman was found dead in the aftermath of a Russian airport shooting. *cough*ModernWarfare2*cough* And yet that game doesn't get as much scrutiny.