Titanfall myths put to the test in this new video

Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC game the subject of Defend This House's first episode in its "Titanfall Mythbusters" series.

In Titanfall, can you trick your auto titan into falling off the map or destroy an evacuation ship with a falling titan? These myths and more are put to the test in the first installment of Defend This House's "Titanfall Mythbusters" series and you can watch the first episode right now.

Defend This House is a popular YouTube channel that tests "myths" for many popular gaming franchises, including Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Grand Theft Auto, among others.

Developed by a team of former Call of Duty developers at Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall launched March 11 for Xbox One and PC, and arrived last week for Xbox 360. The game's first expansion, titled Expedition, was announced this weekend at PAX East.

We recently spoke with producer Drew McCoy, who told us that Respawn prototyped a single-player mode for Titanfall at the onset of development and said that you shouldn't expect virtual reality support anytime soon.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Actually you CAN destroy an Evac Ship with a falling Titan. This must have been a glitch in the beta cause I do it with the full version all the time.

pip3dream
pip3dream

thatsa pretty hot track ya'll.


furuki90
furuki90

actually its Defend The House not defend this house

uninspiredcup
uninspiredcup

An entire series designed around advertising a product. Nice one.

wretch1d
wretch1d

Apparently the Titan splash damage will take out the ship but not a direct impact

swiftshadow666
swiftshadow666

There was one match when I got my titan right next to the enemy drop ship and I allowed the enemy to take me down to doomed status. I stood right next to it as I ejected and the nuke perk turned my titan into a drop ship destroying fireball. I never thought to try and drop my titan on the ship though. Cool.

dbene
dbene

Loving these Sony Crybabies panicking because someone likes a game on the "other" system. It is literally driving these zit popping Teen psychos up the wall. 

dbene
dbene

I wonder if 90% of the chumps trashing Titanfall has even played it. I am not a huge multiplayer war game kinda guy at all. I thought COD was cool 5 or 6 years ago, but I have not really enjoyed playing them at all in recent years. However, I had a friggin ball playing Titanfall. I still have not gotten bored of it after "regenerating" (prestiging) and that says a lot considering how quickly I get bored of MP online games.

RossRichard
RossRichard

Please test the 'myth' that Titanfall is CoD with mechs.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Sorry EA, your piece of shit FPS will never come close to CoD. titanFAIL should be making its way to the bargain bins soon.

ScottOakley
ScottOakley

Gamespot, posting a lot of useless Titanfall articles does not make the game more appealing.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

"Myths" how old is this game 2000 years, no its barely a month old, myths indeed, EA and Microsoft must be running out of reasons to keep it in the news, and before anyone tries to claim its legendary its barely mediocre.

hotwog21
hotwog21

with cloud servers easy to connect


BUSTED!!!!

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Would anyone who owns this say that Titanfall is better than Call of Duty?

I'm wondering if I should buy it or not, is this game all hype or is it worth buying?

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

*smacks pip3dream twice*

...2nd one was for saying "ya'll".

anvilone
anvilone moderator

@swiftshadow666 You can manual eject too and maybe nail a couple unsuspecting enemy titans trying to defend the evacuation.

jemoedr
jemoedr

@dbene  Like it's any different with Xbone fanboys...


People should just stop crying about people liking the other systems... let the developpers just build great games for us all to enjoy in the future.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

@dbene I'm an Xbox fanboy and think Titanfall is pretty weak. Really? This is the best the so-called "geniuses" behind Call of Duty can come up with? Game doesn't even have a plot, because it's just voice overs in multiplayer you're too busy trying to not to die in to even pay attention to. Customization = "Pick from three Titans. Enjoy!" Titanfall sucks.

dazevanz
dazevanz

@dbene  it is only you starting a pointless argument like a pathetic snotty little school kid, grow up. Plus you mean other 'systems'

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@dbene Obviously the don't. This is a good game regardless of if they like it or not.
Also regardless of what they want to believe.

jemoedr
jemoedr

@dbene  Haven't bought the game since my purse doesn't agree to that atm, but i enjoyed the beta :)

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

@dbene Well I personally found it incredibly shallow and got bored well before prestiging.  Opinions are a funny thing

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@RossRichard    It's faster (more similar to UT), there's parkour (more similar to Mirror's Edge), then there are the skill augments (more similar to Halo: Reach or Crysis).

So... the game actually has more similarities with other games than with CoD.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@enoslives7 "shit" "CoD" "Titanfail" Never saw anybody destroying his credibility so fast and in so little words.

game plays well and it's more creative than CoD, Deal with it and don't try to troll with such cheap rubbish talk.

dazevanz
dazevanz

@enoslives7  Cod was beaten by battlefield and now again by titanfall. Bf4 is a mess but it is still far superior to cod. Cod died after mw2

sortajan
sortajan

@enoslives7  can't you come up with something cleverer than changing part of a word to make it amusing to children (i.e. failcom, craptivision, etc;)? shit like that makes me think you have to regularly wipe the drool from the keyboard you're banging your fists into.

jemoedr
jemoedr

@ScottOakley  Actually, it looks like they are mostly posting about Civ: Beyond Earth.


Which i have no issues with actually ;)

anvilone
anvilone moderator

@ScottOakley At this point, with all the advertising and gameplay videos available, if the game doesn't appeal to you, it probably never will and you can move onto whatever lifts your luggage.

dbene
dbene

@ScottOakley  


Say what you will....right now it is the most relevant (if not the only relevant) mainstream game on either next gen system at this point. Why wouldn't they report on it?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@de-astroturfer"and before anyone tries to claim its legendary its barely mediocre" Because your word is stronger that 66 positive Metacritic review with an average of 86, right?
Go home, kid, your self-entitlement is drunk.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

@de-astroturfer  Mediocre isn't even a word I would use for this game, it straight up sucks in terms of competitive FPS gameplay. Who wants to play against bots in a competitive MP environment?

ForceSkin
ForceSkin

@GH05T-666  Playing Ghosts after playing Titanfall made me feel like I was moving like a snail glued to the ground. The problem with Ghosts in general is that both map design and time to kill openly discourage run and gun tactics whereas Titanfall thrives on it. They're certainly different beasts but in terms of sheer enjoyment Titanfall wins hands down

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@GH05T-666  the titan play feels completely fresh and new. And it's worth it for the increased feeling of speed you get running on/over walls.

The ability to parkour climb (without the use of a grenade lol) to high levels is actually a fun counter to the titans, too.

I'd highly recommend it. Btw, I used to play CoD multi years ago, but bored of it.. now I only play CoD for zombies or the new extinction mode.

dazevanz
dazevanz

@GH05T-666  not worth the money as there is only 3 titans, about 10 weapons, 10 maps and you still have to pay for dlc. It is still far better than cod though

dbene
dbene

@GH05T-666  


I love it. The Titans are a nice addition and changes the balance and flow of the game. Instead of getting stupid kill streaks with hundreds of missiles dropping all over the place you get a Titan that you can control and wreak havoc with. Some people hate the bots, but I love the fact that the game is only 6 v. 6 with pilots and has all the extra infantry soldiers.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

@GH05T-666  It isn't better (not that CoD is any good either since its the same game since mw2). Titanfall is honestly more about killing the dumbass bots that are all over the place and much less about killing other players like a traditional CoD team deathmatch. In my opinion titanfall is much worse. Made for people that are much more casual in my opinion. 

For instance you only unlock special reward cards AFTER you die lol, unlike CoD which rewards you for staying alive and killing.

Meh, titanfall is just a much more casual game that revolves around cheap tactics that anybody can exploit with minimal effort, with a lot of dumb a.i bots running around. Overall its a worse experience if you're looking for a multiplayer competitive game.

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

@GH05T-666  COD has grown stale over the years. While Titanfall seems to take the best of old school shooters and modern shooters. Taking the fast movement from old school shooters and loadouts from modern shooters.


Also, the Titans are great and its amazing how balanced they are. i.e. a Titan isn't necessarily stronger than a pilot.


If you've grown bored of COD, like so many, check out Titanfall.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@GH05T-666  

I got for 30$, it's good, definitely better than CoD, at least it feels fresh setting wise. But maybe it's my ISP but I can only connect to a game in the early hours of morning so I don't play that much.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@GH05T-666 played it at a friends and it is very fun, just not worth 60 bucks imo. the freedom of movement and titans changes the whole shooter dynamic

dbene
dbene

@jemoedr @dbene  

maybe so, but I see it much worse this gen from Sony. I actually never read an article on here about a Sony game and see non stop posts below it about how the system suck and the game sucks. I can't even read one article on here about an Xbone game and NOT see hundreds of Sony trolls panicking and giving the game hell. It's like they are pissed if anyone likes a game on another system and if gamespot likes it they are automatically"biased" and bought off by MS.

dbene
dbene

@crunchb3rry @dbene  


It's not a great story, but I have a lot of fun playing it. I take time away from all the story based games I am currently playing to run around and have some pointless...stoked up action on Titanfall. It's a nice change of pace IMO and looks great. 

jemoedr
jemoedr

@PixelAddict  Yep, although i'd like to see bigger maps with more players, like battlefield sized or so.

Kain0067
Kain0067

@PixelAddict  Exactly. The game is the rising of UT2K4 against the modern blandness of COD. Support the insurrection!

ScottOakley
ScottOakley

@dbene @ScottOakleyIt's 10 times more than Dark Souls 2 and Metal Gear Solid and both of them came out around the same time as TItanfall and are just as good and important. Dark Souls 2 even sold a lot more units. Yet we still see all this Titanfall articles that make no sense. That's my opinion.

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@dbene @ScottOakley  I agree with this and i don't even own a XBone. Infamous had it's time now it is Titanfall. 


Spider man 2 may show up but i doubt it....


MLB the Show should kick what ever game is most relevant when it is released.


After that there is longer list of games... New systems take a while to pick up steam.  

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@Shelledfade1    

If you had even played the game, you would know there is strategy to knocking off the rather feeble 'bots'.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@Shelledfade1 To be fair the MP is only half the game the other half, the single player is errrrrrrrr Missing……… OK your right ;)

anvilone
anvilone moderator

@dazevanz @GH05T-66615 maps. You have to pay for DLC in every game, so that's not really relevant. Every new game mode is released for everyone, without having to buy DLC. Plus, the season pass is half of what they're asking for BF4 "Premium" DLC.

Kain0067
Kain0067

@Shelledfade1  Your reply is for shit. Titanfall is the return of the hardcore Quake player, while COD is FPS brought to the braindead masses.

anvilone
anvilone moderator

"Titanfall is honestly more about killing dumbass bots...and much less about killing other players."  

The thing, @GH05T-666 , is that there are a lot of people who have either never played the game or haven't played it enough to understand it, such as @Shelledfade1, so you'd be wise to listen to people who enjoy and have played it enough to know the good and the bad. Titanfall involves killing bots, but anyone who's played it enough knows the game lies in confronting human enemy as aggressively as possible.

Another example: You don't "unlock special rewards after you die." You have three burn cards per match that you choose in the lobby and can load BEFORE you spawn not AFTER you die. Listening to haters like this, beware that they are not only full of anger but also gross misinformation.

DarkTlaloc
DarkTlaloc

@Shelledfade1  How is Titanfall about killing bots? In Attrition (Deathmatch) you get 4x the points for killing one player. In capture the flag, there's almost no reason to kill bots (other than them being in your way). In Hardpoint Domination they again don't do much. In Last Titan Standing, you obviously again gain very little from killing bots. 


Just because the game HAS bots, doesn't mean it's ABOUT bots. 


In terms of being a casual game, I would say it's more accurate to say that the game is balanced around being accessible to all levels of players; sure, new players can do relatively well, but experience wins out in this game (although probably not quite as much as in some others). 


Different strokes for different folks, I guess. 

dbene
dbene

@Shelledfade1  


IMO, the bots make it much more fun. Instead of running around having to focus on twitch based real players that played only that one game for 6 straight months....you get some actual easier enemies that mirrors real combat. 

Kain0067
Kain0067

@rickphoenixxx @GH05T-666  Way better than COD. But do you have the skill and the twitch finger required for Unreal Tournament 2004? Because you will need that for Titanfall.

glitch2424
glitch2424

@rickphoenixxx @GH05T-666I partially agree. The shooting dynamic didn't change THAT much (it just added more of a vertical component to the COD gameplay). The mechs, however, are great, and last titan standing is a great collaboration of mech based combat and on-foot support (when your titan becomes doomed). I agree that it wasnt worth 60...maybe 40 is a good price for this game.

MrMilkmann
MrMilkmann

@dbene @jemoedr Probably because you aren't used to seeing Xbox fanboys get upset about things. After all, a lot of PS4 owners are former Xbox owners.

kargion
kargion

@dbene @Romayo83 @dazevanz  Why even comment if your just here to make comments at fanboys, that makes you a fanboy, for call the fanboy a fanboy, and then creating more fanboys then calling them fanboys......oh god im confused now.

dbene
dbene

@Romayo83 @dazevanz @dbene  

yes and it does not bother me one bit. But you have to admit at least half 75% of the people trashing it on here are young Sony owners who are pissed that the games isn't on their system.


That or people who simply hate online multiplayer FPS games altogether. (if it's the latter why even comment?) It's like someone who hates RPGs getting on a comment section about Skyrim and calling it a terrible game for no reason. 

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@Shelledfade1  You "grew up in a time when MP connectivity was fresh and new and just starting to explode, the idea of bots in a mp match is ludicrous"

You just contradicted yourself. Unless, that is, you NEVER played Unreal Tournament. Which, of course, was at that fresh/new/starting to explode time of early MP gaming. And used bots to flesh out teams pretty much all the time.


So...

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

@dbene @Shelledfade1  I don't see how easier enemies mirrors real combat. I'll agree to disagree and simply say that we're very different types of gamers.

I prefer to be challenged, and I get much MUCH more satisfaction when eliminating another player rather than a bot. It doesn't interest me in the slightest and I don't fully understand it at all in a MP match. 

I grew up where MP connectivity was fresh and new in gaming and just starting to explode, the idea of bots in a mp match is ludicrous in my opinion. There's nothing bots can do that other real players can't do better other than simulate terrible gameplay for casual scrubs to eliminate in an online match, thus we're very different gamers because I simply don't understand it at all. 

Seems like a DRM excuse if you ask me. Either way, I played the beta and didn't get the game, and I'm glad that I didn't.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@hotwog21 @MAD_AI@GH05T-666 

I'm on PC, the problem is with my ISP, tried it on my friends connection and it worked. Definitely need to talk with my provider if he's blocking me.