Titanfall Beta

Titan lineup

The Titanfall Beta will end tonight and we will all have to wait a few weeks for the game to come out on March 11. It has proven to be a big hit with my friends and colleagues. It has fared well in the inevitable comparisons to the Call of Duty series. This should come as little surprise as the game’s developer, Respawn Entertainment, was the developer of the Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 editions of COD (as Infinity ward), two of the series’ best loved games.

Unlike COD and Battlefield in which users benefit enormously from past play and specific experience with maps, weapons and combat techniques, Titanfall is easy to pick up and quick to advance. As there is no prone position and no auto-aiming, there is little camping and no quick scoping. For those of us who enjoy a “run and gun” style of play, this is huge. The increased mobility, both two and three dimensionally especially when combined with the enhanced speed make for a fun and thoroughly engaging experience. Playing with my twelve-year old son is also a better experience than online multiplayer COD as the audience is not as openly rude if you happen to forget to mute everyone. Although the game is non-stop action and is as violent as any other FPS, the inclusion of the Titans and the style of gameplay somehow make the killing less ultra-realistic and somehow by proxy less horrific.

For an excellent in-depth discussion of the beta and the game, please visit Gamespot’s Titanfall: The Pros Weigh In

Posted on February 19, 2014, in Family, Gaming and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That Beta was one of the best I’ve ever played. This game is unique as you said and not just another shooter. It is really good to see some competition for Call of Duty games as they have been getting worse and worse with each passing year. The last good one was the MW3 or the first Black Ops. Since then they have concentrated on kill streaks and quick scoping to the point they they are almost unplayable and so frustrating that they are no longer fun. Titanfall with it’s dedicated servers (no lag) is much smoother, and I really like the addition of the running/flying as well as the Titans this makes it all so much more interesting and fun to play. I am looking forward to March 11th.

  2. Agreed on all points. COD is fun but there is just no reason to put up with all of the negative aspects of that series forever.

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