Titanfall has come a long way. The work of Respawn Entertainment, which got assembled by large from former Call of Duty developers that left Activision, met great praise for it’s crisp controls and interesting nuances that differentiated it from the series it kind of spawned from. But a sequel in a series that seems like it is meant to start a franchise needs to do more than just live up to its predecessor – it needs to surpass it.
BT, your robo-friend
Titanfall 2 is the first game in the series to feature a single player campaign, which is quite refreshing when you want to take a break from the sometimes stressful multiplayer. After a brief introduction, you find yourself, a normal footsoldier, in the aftermath of a battle. Then your commander, a titan pilot, saves you he succumbs to his wound. But not before he gives you command of his personal mech, BT-7274, who has great humour for a robot. As a titan pilots you are almost like a spartan of the Titanfall universe, an absolute badasses. You mostly can’t expect too much from the campaign of a multiplayer-focused FPS, Titanfall 2 offers a exhilarating thrill ride. Although it seems like the writers tried to be a bit too edgy for their own good in some cases.
Smooth as butter
The most important part about shooters that try to thrive through their multiplayer are the controls. And I’m happy to say, Titanfall 2 feels absolutely amazing, smooth all around.When you double jump and wall-run around, you feel like the badass pilot the game is trying to make you out to be. Being able to adjust dead zones and a recommended option for elite controllers on Xbox One are the extra mile most other games won’t go. It seems like Respawn Entertainment truly understand their craft.
Catches your eye
Titanfall 2 stepped up the game in regards to graphics. While for the multiplayer I don’t value beauty that much, it really sells the campaign that much more. The tropical surroundings mixed with technology perfectly sets the mood, while the awesome lighting effects enhance the scenery. How good Titanfall 2 looks is just the icing on the cake and makes you realize just how polished this game is at its core.
Let’s hope for more
It’s not common to see a game improve in every way compared to the last entry in a franchise. With amazing controls that are rivaled by few, a very competent campaign and stunning visuals, Titanfall 2 shows that this is a series that should be kept on your radar.
What we liked:
- The existence of a singleplayer campaign
- Crisp controls
- Beautiful visuals
- BT is bae
What we didn’t like:
- Tries to be too edgy
This review was written using a Xbox One review copy provided by EA. Do you think Titanfall should have sticked to being just a multiplayer shooter? How do you like your new buddy BT? Tell us in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter!