- Summary: Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key developers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall, with its advanced combat techniques, gives you the freedom to fight your way as both elite assault Pilot and fast, heavily armored Titan. The experience combines fast-paced multiplayer action with the dramatically charged moments of a cinematic universe.… Expand
Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Mar 13, 2014Even with all the distractions surrounding its release, like Microsoft’s cloud power, platform exclusivity, always-online servers, and the drama of Respawn’s split with Activision, Titanfall has managed to deliver. It may not be the next-gen benchmark that marketing execs would have you believe, but it’s something better: a tight and engrossing multiplayer shooter that offers fresh experiences in an increasingly tired genre. Press E to embark.
Mar 12, 2014Respawn took a chance with Titanfall, embracing what it knew best with a multiplayer-only experience and pushing the envelope with its imaginative twists on classic competitive play. The result feels like a new breed of multiplayer that is inviting to established shooter players, but also compelling for people intrigued by everything from the free-running to the giant robotic titans.
Mar 14, 2014A few things hold it back from being a complete success, but these can largely be overlooked in favor of all the things the game does right. Never before has a game made four words fill me with such excitement and anticipation. "Pilot, prepare for Titanfall."
Mar 14, 2014Titanfall isn't perfect from the technical side, but it definitely is from the gameplay and fun sides. Respawn Entertainment have created something much more than just "Call of Duty with mechs". The basis seems very similar, but on top of it there's a game that steps above and beyond well-known standards and gives much more satisfaction (even while noticing all the minor issues). I hope, that Titanfall will stay in the FPS major league for a long time to com.
Mar 11, 2014This game has taken me back to the magic days of first discovering Halo:CE...the thrill of competition and a really good multiplayer game. I haven't really enjoyed an FPS online since Modern Warfare 2. The thrills and fun this game brings are just great.
Are the graphics the best? Nope. Is there a storyline? Not really. Are there a zillion million weapons? No. Is there an insane amount of fun that leaves me shaking after basically every round from adrenaline? You bet. It takes me back to a simpler time when we weren't worried about all the stigma the FPS genre has around it these days; back to just running around like mad and shooting things.
If you are looking for an in depth, story-driven game, this isn't for you. However, if you are looking for a fun way to kill a few hours and not even realize it...pick it up!… Expand
Mar 12, 2014Titanfall is fantastic. The gameplay is fast paced, competitive and fun. I was very afraid of this game a while back ago, because of the bots, 6x6 players and CoD developers. But the beta really changed my mind. All the cons i was thinking would turn this game to crap turned out to be pros to the game. Bots dont takes out the fun of gameplay, but makes it more complex. The quantity of players are fair enough for the maps have a really fair size for that. The smart pistol, is not that smart, in needs to lock the target three times before you can kill it, so you will be needing experience and skill to play with it so as the other weapons. The developers created a masterpiece, it is no equal to any Call of Duty or Battlefield, it is way better.… Expand
Mar 13, 2014I feel as though this game is getting a lot of shrapnel for things that are not in any way its fault, nor indicative of the actual game experience. Many user reviews, both on Metacritic and outside of Metacritic, cite a few reasons over and over again for their absurdly low scores, scores which seem to be lower than they should out of some kind of spite to drag the score down. Here's what I see:
1. Bots ruin gameplay
2. Only 6v6
3. Dated graphics
4. No singleplayer
5. Call of Duty with mechs
All of these points are either inaccurate, or should not be held against the game.
Firstly, let's tackle the ones that are factually true: 6v6 and no singleplayer. The game does not advertise itself as a singleplayer game and then deceives you. Respawn set out to create an immersive multiplayer experience, and that's what they're delivering. If you want quality single player content, this is obviously not the game for you. Dark Souls II just came out: I highly recommend it. Nobody would rate Counter-Strike: GO lower for not having a single-player, and this feels like a double-standard to me.
The 6v6 player limit is a good thing. Titans are massive and if there were more than 12 running around, the maps would become flooded and the experience would be an awful mess. Despite that last remark, the maps are expansive and beautiful, and each one is unique and depicts a stunning sci-fi landscape.
I also think its hypocritical to use the 6v6 player limit against the game, but then say that bots ruin the experience. The bots make you feel as though you are engaged in a large-scale battle that is going to have a tangible impact on the war between the two in-game factions. They add a lot to the experience, and were not simply thrown in haphazardly. There is one game type in particular where farming them will lead to victory.
Many have remarked that the game has dated graphics, and on this point I will concede that Titanfall does not hold up to upcoming titles like Infamous: Second Sun or The Witcher 3. However, there is something to be said for both the art design of Titanfall and the high standard games like W3 and Infamous: SS set for the industry. The game looks beautiful because of the art design and weapon effects. The aesthetics alone make up for the slightly outdated graphics, and I enjoy looking at this game much more than graphically superior titles like the Crysis series.
Finally, the biggest critique is that it's just CoD with mechs. I think anyone who truly believes this hasn't played more than a single match of the game. The amount of gameplay driven content is staggering: The game places a huge emphasis on both freedom of movement and Titan driven combat. Many complain that the Titans don't feel heavy enough, but that's subjective at best. The presentation for the Titans is very well done. These are power-suits, not Mobile Suit Gundams or other giant robots. Many critique the "lack" of customization, citing other games like CoD or Battlefield as having more, and to a degree, this is true. But each weapons in Titanfall is a solid and useful entree. I can't tell you how many guns have been included in CoD titles only to be never used prestige after prestige.
In brief, negative reviews for this title fail to recognize all of the things the game did right: Freedom of movement (a call-back to arena shooters and something that hasn't been done right since Halo 3 or Tribes: Ascend), ground-breaking gameplay features that create a more immersive multiplayer experience, and the balanced implementation of mechanized power-armor, not to mention the high quality of presentation. I believe that the game is getting heat for feeling very similar to Call of Duty in the gunplay department, but the title has so much more to offer, and people tend to forget that while the franchise may be declining after so many rehashes, that doesn't make the gunplay from the original Modern Warfare less good.
This should also not be viewed as a highly competitive title. I have enjoyed a healthy competitive experience with the game, but it does not replace the drive or satisfaction I get out of titles like CS:GO or SF4.
I will concede that the price point is extremely high, but I rarely pay $60 for any game these days, and I do not believe $60 should be the industry standard. Thinking that a lack of a rehashed, 6-hour campaign that is so prevalent in modern-era shooters should be held detriment to this title is preposterous. I didn't like them tacking on multiplayer in Bioshock 2, so why should this developer be forced to deliver singleplayer content in a clearly multiplayer-driven game? Titanfall is definitely worth looking into. Origin even offers a 24 hour grace period to return the game, something that Steam fails to offer (maybe the only thing Origin does right). It's really hard to lose out here because of that.
If parkour and robots are your kind of thing, definitely give this a shot. I'll be hooked on this one at least all summer.… Expand
Mar 12, 2014I will start by saying that i don't play a lot of shooter, played bf4 cod ghost and killzone shadow fall, all the website were praising this game and i can see why but the fact is the gameplay is kinda cool cod ghost with mirror edge and titan battle are fun but for me 6v6 ruins the game, the fact that they needed to put bot in the game just to crowd the map is stupid half the time you cant tell if hes a bot or human and the trill of finding someone aligning a quick headshot just to realise he was a bot is really annoying the other real problem is other than domination and TDM there is no other mode even the campaign is these 2 mode back to back on different maps. Fun Gameplay but boy does it lacks content there like 10 weapon overall and no real bonus to keep playing. Again like to play in short dose but i don't think i will play this next month.(and don't get me started on the smart gun hope they remove it)… Expand
Mar 13, 2014So this game finally made me create an account here.
Let me being by saying that im a Battlefield Person, always have been, always will be. The Last Incarnation of CoD i played was World at War and even that didnt really have any long time appeal to me.
oh, and fyi...i play this on the PC so dont give me any of that "you're just a disgruntled sony fanboy crap".
With that being said lets talk Titanfall. 1 Day before launch I got sucked into the Hype and preordered it...luckily from a keystore so i only paid 35€ instead of the usual 50€ retail...
I see the Review Scores of high 80s for this one and im beginning to scratch my head and ask myself if our expectation have really dropped so low that this game gets such a high rating.
While not being terrible or even bad i consider it simply mediocre.
heres a couple of pros and cons
-The Titan Gameplay and the way you can customize the weapons on the Mech is fun, really enjoyed that part alltough i do get the feeling at times that some of the higher lvl abilities create too much of a gap to low lvl players
-The Sound Design is pretty decent...in the non campaign multiplayer modes. the constant voiceovers when playing the campaign are annoying.
-The Parcour Part adds a fun component ... on the downside it gives new meaning to the term bunny hopping...
-Graphics...you can tell its a console port...the first i saw some of the textures up close i had to go into the options menu cause i thought i had set them on low or something...turns out it was the highest setting. with that being said, even with the awful textures the game sometimes runs choppy(on a comp that can run crysis 3 on high with no issues...and there are worlds between these 2 in gfx quality)
-Map Design...again, being a battlefield person, i expect maps to have a certain flow, not to mention scale. imo titanfall lacks both of these. the maps are tiny and allow for very little tactical gameplay.
the maps also dont really have a distinctive feel to them...the textures may be different but in the end they all feel the same.
-6v6 ... for a Multiplayer game in this day and age this simply is emberassing. half the time youre shooting bots and not players.
-the Bots...useless...plain and simple...not once have i been killed by a bot so far...these things cant hide the broad side of a barn from 5m away...
-game modes...considering this was supposed to be the next big thing the game modes really dont offer anything new
-bad automatch system...im not even sure if there is a balance feature here. quite often one team starts being outnumbered by 2 ... then you join a game with 6 lvl players below lvl 10 in it going up against 6 lvl30+...oh yeah...and there is nothing but automatch...no server browser or similar.
-the perks and unlock system is rather shallow. there really isnt a lot of choice there.
-the autoaim pistol...this has no business being in a competitive shooter, end of story.
What i've come to realize is that if you, like me, didnt like CoD you're not gonna like this. The game cannot deny its ancestry and as such, while being an improvement from CoD it certainly doesnt bring anything worthwhile new to the shooter genre in general.
is it an improved version of CoD ? yes
is it more than that ? no ...… Expand
Mar 11, 2014played fps games for decades.. don't believe the over-hyped ads and reviews..
"winner of over 75 awards" really.. before the game was even released..
- next gen graphics? disappointingly not even close..
- mechs? go play Hawken on steam for FREE.. LOL
- 50gb download.. (35gb required download of multi-language voice packs.. really?)
- no server browser
- no single player
- the multi-player campaign mode with the voice-overs is.. a joke right?
- definitely plays and feels like a modded COD game.. correction: a poorly optimized COD game..
thank god i purchased from origin.com and was able to get my money back earlier today!
going back to BF4.. waiting for naval strike expansion.. still the most entertaining multi-player fps today..
Mar 15, 2014Was fun for about 3 hours. Most f2p mods have more content. Essentially 6v6 with really bad AI to act as a filler. The story is unbelievably short and very cliche. Multiplayer has a couple of the regular game modes with absolutely nothing new to add. Just a major let down!… Expand
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