Today our one man welcome wagon, Zaran, cast his expert eye over man and mech slugfest Titanfall 2 and popped by to tell us what he thought.
Welcome Raging Monkeys and other primates! Today I will be reviewing Titanfall 2.
For a shooter, Titanfall 2 has an incredibly good campaign. The main characters are well fleshed out and have their own personality. Among the various missions, the fifth mission “Effects and cause” is by far one of the better missions I have ever played in a campaign. This mission alone makes the game worth buying as this mission is an absolute masterpiece.
Character development: 8/10
During the various missions there’s subtle changes between the main character’s addressing of each other and you see them bond and become friends. While most of the changes are rather subtle, it’s still noticeable how the characters develop over the course of the story and I feel that the characters have evolved over the course of the campaign.
World building: 6/10
While the campaign does a good job at explaining the rather interesting story, I still would’ve liked to learn far more about the interesting world of Titanfall. There’s still a lot of questions left unanswered.
Full marks for gameplay. Titanfall 2 is one of the most fast paced shooters I’ve played and it plays far more fluidly than one would suspect. As a normal soldier you zoom around the battle field, picking of enemies one by one and as a mighty Titan, you obliterate your enemies with high powered weapons of mass destruction.
The initial first few weeks the game wasn’t particularly well balanced as two of the six titans were far stronger than the others, but over the course of time they have fixed this issue and now you get a more balanced online experience. Personally I feel a game should be well balanced from the get-go, which is why I gave such a low score.
When playing Titanfall, much to my surprise, I haven’t ever felt like the network was slow or lagging. With a “non triple A” title like Titanfall, one would assume that the network wouldn’t be quite as good. Yet on my end, I have absolutely zero bad experiences. However, the game does suffer from a decent matchmaking system, hence why I’m not giving full marks.
Visuals & sound: 9/10
Titanfall brings out the power of the next generation consoles. The maps, titans, characters are all extremely beautiful and detailed and everything seems vibrant and alive. The sound effects could’ve been a bit better, especially once you enter the titan as it doesn’t really make you feel that “oompf” that getting your titan is.
Final score: 9.5/10
With all said and done, I still feel the game deserves a solid 9.5 out of 10. Sure some areas it might not have gotten great marks from me, but I still love the game to bits and in the end, that’s what matters. It’s also one of the only games that made me fall completely in love with the campaign and honestly… after writing this review I’m itching to play it again!