There wasn’t a huge response to Titanfall, despite the demand for it in the poll being quite high. Perhaps a lot of people just wanted to see what our community thought of the game rather than leaving their own thoughts!
Despite lacking in sheer volume of comments, there was a nice amount of variety in the seven verdicts to be found, with some of you claiming it as your game of the year while others described it as lacklustre.
First off was Starman with a large dose of positivity, describing the game as his personal “game of the year so far” due to it being “fast and very playable”. The “great balance” helped the game further – there’s no denying that it’s a flat field whether you’re a Titan or a pilot, with both having their own strengths and weaknesses. “The lack of single player didn’t bother me as I don’t enjoy the over scripted set piece oriented campaigns” continued Starman.
“I can’t deny it’s a solid game. Everything that is present is polished to a high shine.” said Nocure-fd, but found that the price was a bit too high for everything the game offered. Spurs78 on the other hand really enjoys the game, and has just bought the season pass after finding it quite therapeutic – they didn’t “kick the cat” or “rage quit” like Call of Duty made them.
Kennykazey found the story “lacklustre”, said that the visuals “won’t be considered pretty in a couple years”, found the audio to be pretty much what you’d expect. But the gameplay was good – “Call of Duty with wall running, double-jumps and mechs. Stairs be damned. It’s a lot of fun once you start to get the hang of acrobatics.”
“I’m not big into MP FPS” admits DividSmythe, saying that, despite liking it at first, it bored him after a couple of weeks, and pointing out that it was quite repetitive. Severn2j agreed, saying that it “got old really fast” despite the “big robot thing” (that’ll be a Titan) being fun.
As well as a confusing username, eye8have9you3 came up with a brilliant and slightly ridiculous comparison:
I guess the game it really reminded me of was Fifa 06 Road to the World Cup, for the 360. That game too featured revolutionary graphics and new features, but ultimately had no longevity, featuring few teams and modes, feeling unfinished compared to the more fully featured Fifa (and Pro Evo!) on PS2. Respawn showed real strength and I’m sure Titanfall 2 will be incredible, but I don’t want to pay EA’s exorbitant price for half a game.
I wouldn’t quite say it’s half of a game (unless you count a game by 50% multiplayer, 50% single player), but there’s an argument for it being slightly less substantial than it should or could have been, being a multiplayer-only title.
Anyway, onto the votes! In the end, there were two votes for Buy It and five votes for Sale It, with no votes for Avoid It. You can probably pick it up at a discounted price now – particularly on PC – so it might be worth looking for if you enjoy multiplayer action.
Exciting times tomorrow as we’ve got inFamous Second Son coming up – that should be a good one! But now, we’ve got a poll with four games in the running for next week below, so have a vote before you leave the page, will you?