Developer: Respawn Entertainment Publisher: Electronic Arts Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Genre: First-person shooter Mode: Multiplayer
By: Matthew Watts
Shooters These Days
Most first-person shooters these days tend to revolve around the multiplayer aspect of the game, leaving the story/campaign mode mostly lacking. This is something I have had a continual problem with. I’m more of a single-player kind of gamer, however with Titanfall, what you see is what you get. What you do get is near enough all multiplayer with the campaign mode worked into it, if you choose to play it. This is something you don’t see much in multiplayer games and to be honest, it ain’t half bad.
The main story of the game is difficult to understand yet understandable at the same time. It consists of two factions, the IMC and the militia, in a continuous war for resources on different planets. That’s pretty much it. Not much of a story but how do you work a story-line into a largely multiplayer-based game? It didn’t quite work out but not bad for a first attempt.
Better Get Moving
The gameplay of the game is something rather special in its own right. Aside from running around and shooting anything that moves, you have the ability to run along walls, use zip lines, and double jump to out-of-reach areas. If you manage to combine these and string them all together and take out other players at the same time then you have the makings of a really fun, inventive game. The ability to customize weapons and abilities such as temporary invisibility or x-ray vision adds to overall fun of the game.
Of course, there are also the Titans. They aren’t available at all times. When your Titan is destroyed, you have to wait a few minutes before another one becomes available. When it does become available, there is much fun to be had. The option to control your Titan, either by being inside and using it as an extension of yourself, or when outside of it, using it as a means of defence or following your character, really adds to your feeling and control. There isn’t just other players in the game, there are also NPC’s in each match to add to the gameplay. Good for practice or racking some points on your kill counter.
Stunning, Absolutely Stunning!
The graphics of the game are generally pretty impressive but when you’re running around a map evading, killing, jumping, and running along strategically placed walls, it can be quite difficult to focus on your environment. If you do get the chance to observe your environment, your jaw will drop from the beauty and level of detail. Whether you’re fighting in a wasteland, inside a crashed ship, or inside a building, something will grab your attention, even if it’s just the sheer size of the map
What’s My Take On The Game?
Whilst the story was lacking, I thought this game was quite fun what it is. I’m not usually one for online multiplayer, yet I found myself coming back to this game and spending a number of hours playing the hell out of it. Let’s just say, within 2 days, I had already levelled up to level 25.