Titanfall 2 step in right direction for genre

Dalton Stokes

Titanfall 2 was released a few months ago and has received almost nothing but praise from critics such as IGN and PC Gamer. However, its sales have remained underwhelming, with Call of Duty and Battlefield dominating the first person shooter market. As of now, Titanfall 2’s competitors are boasting over three times in sales.

Titanfall released at the dawn of next generation gaming and shocked gamers as it delivered groundbreakingly diverse gameplay. It presented one of the most fast-paced multiplayer experiences in the first person shooter genre. During the first month, Titanfall was one of the most entertaining first person shooters to be played, but the more time progressed, the more repetitive the game became. Titanfall was simply not designed well enough to give the players adaptive gameplay that keeps everything new and fresh.

Titanfall 2, however, has improved upon this fatal flaw. Its multiplayer is nowhere near as repetitive as the original, although imperfect. The engine has been improved upon, and the graphics are absolutely stunning.

The newest installment in the franchise provides a fast-paced, action-packed experience where the player must rely on reflexes and reaction speed to come out on top.

In the multiplayer mode, the player does various things to acquire their team points. When a game starts, all players have a timer for when their titan will be ready ­— the more points the player racks up, the faster their timer will expire. The only downside is that the game feels like an arms race to see who can get their titan first, with the team accpomplishing this tending to remain dominant for the rest of the game.

Titanfall 2 is equipped with a campaign/story mode, which is something that the first installment lacked. The campaign focuses on the power struggle between multiple factions, each presenting a seemingly cliché personality. The story also slightly revolves around the relationship between characters and their titan. The titans possess a form of artificial intelligence and have a bond with their pilot. Titans are the lifeline of their pilot and they both work together to fight in a gritty war.

Titanfall 2 is an impressive game and a step in the right direction for the genre of first person shooters. Fans of more fast-paced games of this genre, such as Call of Duty, will thoroughly enjoy this game. However, it will be slightly harder for first time gamers and people new to the genre to immerse themselves in Titanfall 2’s world.