Posted by michael
on Feb 20, 2014 in Gaming
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I’ve been spending the last few days playing the Titanfall Beta and I have to say that they have done a remarkable job. Everything ran smoothly and there didn’t seem to be that many glitches, not like the Battlefield 4 Beta and subsequent game that had more than its fair share of glitches until it got patched.
Anyone who has played a FPS recently will be used to the controls on Titanfall. The left trigger zooms in and right trigger fires your weapon, Y changes to your secondary weapon and A jumps. The titan’s controls are similar too (although some buttons do different things like A instead of jumping makes your titan dash) making it a smooth transition from pilot to titan.
Titanfall’s graphics already look good in the Beta, but Respawn Entertainment has already said that they are using lower textures during the testing phase which leads me to believe that the actual game will look much better.
The maps aren’t too big or too small and are filled with all manner of buildings and crevasse to explore and hide in when the going gets tough. The character’s and titan’s look great, as does the scenery and there have been a few times where I have been killed because I was looking around and not concentrating on what was happening.
What everyone wants to know right! Gameplay is amazing! Don’t get me wrong it’s still an FPS at heart and there are bound to be those who compare it to Call of Duty and Battlefield, but there is so much more to it than that.
By far the best gameplay is when you are the pilot, it’s not to say that the titans are bad, in fact they are pretty awesome too just that the pilots in my opinion are better. The speed and movements that you can pull off including boosting up to the higher levels of the buildings and wall running adds such more dimension than a standard FPS.
Games are played with six per team, as well as an array of computer controlled AI (which are just cannon fodder to be frank) and there are a number of game types available similar to team death match (Attribution) and capture the flag (Hardpoint Capture), and even a Last Titan Standing mode which are all fun.
Progression is quite fast to start off with and there are lots of load-outs to choose from including new weapons, accessories and perk cards which can be used throughout the next game.
To be honest, the beta had so little wrong with it that I doubt there will be any major changes before its official release. That, and the fact that the textures will be better and Titanfall is looking more and more like the first real Next Gen game.
I’ve had a blast over the last couple of days and really can’t wait to get the final product. Titanfall is out on the Xbox One and PC on March 14th and Xbox 360 March 28th.