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“Titanfall” is a multiplayer-only shooter for the Xbox One and PC (an Xbox 360 version is due out later this month, but there will be no PlayStation version).
Players take on the roles of foot soldiers in a futuristic war for resources between two factions. They can duke it out with guns and rocket launchers on foot, or summon gigantic mechs — robot-like weapons — called Titans. The balance between powerful giant robot and agile human soldier keeps the game fast and exciting.
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Titanfall is an online, multiplayer only game, with just a handful of game modes, but a multitude of tactical options. You can play the same mode and map a dozen different times and have a dozen different experiences. That’s the nature of a multiplayer game; you never know what the other team’s going to do, and, in turn, how you should respond.
Titanfall Review Roundup: Here’s What Experts Say About The Game By Akash KJ March 11, 2014 11:35 AM Easily one of the most important first-person-shooters of 2014, Titanfall is being seen as the game that will help boost Xbox One sales and help Microsoft’s next-gen console beat Sony’s PLayStation 4 sales numbers.
Gamespot’s Chris Watters awarded the game a 9 out of 10, highlighting how both the on-foot and mech combat excel, and how the well-designed maps highlight each mode’s strengths.
“The high-flying action intertwines beautifully with the brutish, tactical Titan battles, creating battlefields that crackle with possibility,” Watters explains.
The reviewer comes down somewhat harder on the game’s story mode, which is still multiplayer only, describing it as uncreative and lacking.
Arthur Gies reviewed “Titanfall” for Polygon and gave the game a 9 out of 10. He also praised how well the on-foot and robot combat modes complemented each other.
“‘Titanfall’ has all the makings of the next big thing,” Gies concluded. His complaints mostly referenced the game’s frame rate, which can dip well below its advertised 60 fps when the screen fills with robots, pilots and rockets.
The Escapist (4/5)
For The Escapist, Jim Sterling took the reins and gave the game a 4 out of 5. “Titanfall” was overhyped, he said, but still delivers where it counts.
“Respawn Entertainment most certainly satisfies, providing a solid shooter with a laudable amount of unique extras draped over a durable and familiar framework,” Sterling wrote. He also pointed out that the game’s weak writing and well-worn central shooting mechanics held it back a bit.
Like McCaffrey, Eurogamer’s Dan Whitehead explained that he needed more time to test the game’s servers before assigning a final score. That said, he was pleased with the game so far.
“Quite simply, if you feel like you’re in danger of falling out of love with multiplayer shooters, ‘Titanfall’ is the game to win you back,” Whitehead claimed. The story, the frame rate and the familiarity of the core mechanics were all sticking points, he said, but not deal-breakers.
Ludwig Kietzmann at Joystiq gave “Titanfall” one if its most enthusiastic major reviews, awarding the game a 4.5 out of 5. The gameplay hit almost every cooperative and competitive shooter sweet spot for him.
“‘Titanfall’ isn’t tuned to perfection for everyone yet, but it starts as a smart, swift and startling movement in well-traveled space,” Kietzmann writes. That said, he also thought the story was inoffensive, at best, and offered little for players who prefer support roles in cooperative shooters.
The game currently sits at 87 (out of 100) on Metacritic, with more scores coming in as the day progresses. Generally, reviewers adore the balanced combat, the forgiving loss scenarios and the satisfying feel of controlling Titans. Users tend to dislike the game’s bland story and occasionally choppy frame rate.
If all of this sounds good, you can download “Titanfall” for Xbox One or PC right now. If not, the ultra-difficult action/role-playing game “Dark Souls II” also arrives today.