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Titanfall 2 Review

Titanfall 2 was much better then I thought it would be. I’ll admit that I went into this game with pretty low expectations and didn’t expect much from it at all. 

The first Titanfall game was good, but was rough around the edges. It did some things right, but completely fucked up the “campaign” and left much to be desired. Titanfall 2 improves on everything that the first Titanfall did and gives us a proper campaign this time around.

The Great:

Campaign

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Respawn actually listened to their fans. That’s become a rare quality amongst game developers these days. The number 1 thing that everyone wanted in Titanfall was a real campaign mode and Respawn delivered. They gave us one kickass campaign that got better as I completed each stage. Every stage was memorable and really well done. The platforming is what really surprised me. I didn’t expect it to be so well developed and thought out and it was really awesome. It took me about 7 hours to complete the campaign on the hard difficulty setting.

Jack&B.T

Here’s another thing that surprised me. I didn’t expect the campaign to be as good as it was and I really didn’t think the main protagonists would be anything more then your average soldier. I was wrong on both accounts. Jack Cooper is your main playable character in this game. He’s a grunt that wants to be a pilot someday and his chance to become one happens a lot sooner then he expected. After B.T’s first pilot dies right in front of us he promotes us to his new pilot.

I loved that I could decide how my character reacted towards B.T in the different dialogue popups that happened as I played through the game. I could make him all about business or a bit of a clown. I went with the clown because that matches my personality in real life. I had a bunch of laugh out loud moments and even experienced some sadness while I played this game. I’ll leave it at that to avoid giving out spoilers.

Gameplay:

Titanfall 2 plays just like part 1 and part 1 played excellently. Titanfall 2 tweaked it’s gameplay to near perfection and added some new features for us to play with too. The grappling hook is my personal favorite item in the game to use. There’s nothing like grappling onto a enemy titan and blowing it to bits. The gameplay is smooth as butter, and incredibly fast paced.

Another one of my favorite gadgets in any game I’ve ever played is the time control device that I used during the campaign. I would love an entire game that plays the way that stage did. It was spectacular.

Graphics:

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No one can call Titanfall 2 a ugly game. I was consistently impressed with how well everything looked in this game. At one point I actually stopped to examine the rocks on the ground. I never do that in games, but I did it here because those were some beautiful fucking rocks and I didn’t care if B.T needed my help. He could wait a few more seconds while I admired the beauty of this game.

Optimization:

Titanfall 2 is not a PC port. It’s a game that was built from the ground up for PC. It’s a proper PC game it ran beautifully on my rig. I ran this game at a smooth 75 fps. In intense moments it would dip down to about 65, but that was on really rare occasions. Respawn did a excellent job with this game and it’s nice to be able to play a game without having to worry about fps issues or crashes.

The Good:

Sounds:

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Titanfall 2’s sound must be heard through some good headphones to really be appreciated. If I’m not blasting through enemies with a assault rife or ripping them to shreds with my trusty assault rifle I’m most likely smacking them outta my way with B.T or my trusty titan in Multiplayer. Shotguns have a nice oomph that gave me a few eargasms and walking around in a Titan made me feel like I was playing the game version of Pacific Rim. It was awesome and I loved listening to the metal clank as I walked around the battlefield in my big ass robotic monster that’s known to everyone as a titan.

The voice acting is top notch all round. Everyone brought their A games.

Unfortunately I didn’t have a very smooth experience with all of the sounds in this game. The voices in particular would fade out on some of the most important moments of the game. I had to watch the ending of the game on Youtube because I couldn’t hear what the npcs were saying in the final cutscene of the game. It pissed me off and almost ruined the whole experience for me.

Multiplayer:

There’s only one reason why the multiplayer was downgraded to the good section of this review. The microtransactions. Titanfall 2 is fucking fantastic when it’s firing on all cylinders and I’m wiping the blood from beneath my titan’s boot after a tough match, but in order for me to really make my pilot or titan standout from your average player I’ll have to fork up real cash to unlock some of the better looking customization options.

The Bad:

Microtransactions:

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I’m not really bothered by the microtransactions in this game. I’m just a little concerned that some future content by make it’s way there. What if they start selling new guns for $5 a pop? What if they do it to new titans? I don’t think Respawn would do it, but it’s a possibility and it’s one that I want to bring some attention to.

The Campaign is Easy

Even on hard mode this game is easy. I breezed through the campaign in a little under 7 hours and it wasn’t a big deal. The boss fights were a breeze, and the normal grunts weren’t a problem for me as I mowed them down. I died die a few times, but that was mostly because of a mistimed jump or because I got too greedy and tried to kill a boss while I was low on health.

The Verdict:

Titanfall 2 is a fantastic game guys. It really surprised me because I wasn’t expecting much from it. I thought it would give us a half assed campaign and focus heavily on the multiplayer. I’m glad that I was wrong because Titanfall 2 was a breath of fresh air for me. 2016 has been filled with really good FPS games and Titanfall 2 stands above them all to me.

90

5 thoughts on “Titanfall 2 Review”

    1. The community, on PC, is pretty small. Even though it shows 9,000 people playing, which is tiny to me, there’s almost no one playing Last Titan Standing. Everything is Attrition and it’s a little depressing because this is such a good game that released at a really bad time.

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