by David Allen
Riddle me this, who on earth doesn’t like battle mechs? No one, I tell you.
With that being said, we’re revisiting Titanfall because after playing it on release day, I was blown away and had to give you guys an update.
If you’re an oldschool fan who enjoyed the fast paced shooting of games like Tribes Ascend or Warframe, this is for you. Scratch that, if you like shooting video games, this is the game for you.
The game-play is unlike anything I’ve experienced before. In other first-person-shooters you might toss a grenade in the front door and follow it up guns-a-blazing.
In Titanfall, you ditch the front door and go in through the roof or second story window.
The amount of possibilities this kind of transportation allows is amazing, you fly effortlessly through the air as you leap to the next building.
One of my favorite moves in the game is to lay satchel charges in choke points, trick enemies into chasing me, and then blowing them sky high.
Let us not forget the epic Titan fights! To be able to go toe-to-toe with nearly three-story tall Titans as a mere mortal is exhilarating. The balance in this game is astoundingly well done. Every game that involves players on foot and in combat vehicles must find a balance between the two. The vehicles can’t overrun the ground troops and the ground troops can’t easily obliterate the vehicles. Both need to have purpose and a draw to get players to enjoy both. Needless to say it’s hard to do, Titanfall does it flawlessly.
I love piloting my Titan, but I love jumping around with my jet pack even more. Doing this doesn’t even give me a disadvantage! I can call my Titan down, and have it follow me like a massive missile-launcher-toting guard dog. Doing this I can have my Titan draw fire while I bounce around causing mayhem with Ark (electrical grenades)!
While Titanfall is fast-paced and stunning to play, it does have its downsides. There is currently no private lobby system to play against your friends, but is something Respawn promises to add.
On top of that, additional customization would be awesome, some Titan paint-jobs for instance, anything to add a little more variety. The amount of weaponry is a bit limited, and most weapons share the same kinds of sights and attachments.
Despite all that I fully expect this game to continue to get better, Respawn has already made it readily apparent that they listen to their fans. But don’t let these problems convince you to not buy the game, these are minor issues that make only slight annoyances.
Let me say it again, this game, rules. Is there a game you would like featured in Local Gamers? Then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.