Titanfall: A New Era for Multiplayer Shooters?

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#1 Posted by Malakhor9000 (25 posts) -

I'm as excited for how fun Titanfall is as for what it means for the genre going forward.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2xg7UK7wGU&feature=youtu.be

Thoughts?

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#2 Edited by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

Wouldn't be the first time the Respawn guys changed the nature of competitive multiplayer. Maybe giant robots (Yay!) and bots (Boo! Hiss!) will become a regular occurrence in competitive multiplayer games.

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#3 Posted by Archangel3371 (19756 posts) -

Yeah I think so. This game is really fantastic and I'm guessing that it'll set the tone for this gen. I believe the verticality and pace of the gameplay are the biggest influencers of the game. The only other game that I think will influence this gen as much as Titanfall will probably be Destiny.

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#5 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4501 posts) -

No. As addictive as it is and as hard as it tried to distance itself from Call of Duty, it still doesn't reinvent the genre in any meaningful or memorable way. Instead it has a lot of ideas that might work better if fully realised or fleshed out. The persistent story progression, for example, should have been more than a small video at the top corner of the screen.

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#6 Edited by yixingtpot (1484 posts) -

mechs that can be destroyed by a jumping dude with a pistol, sure a new era of Microsoft BS.

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#7 Posted by syztem (7753 posts) -

Modern shooters are still trying to catch up to Quake. It's actually weird to watch.

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#8 Posted by mjorh (4558 posts) -

We gotta face the reality here ...there is no "New Era" in this genre .....

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#9 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Call me when this "new era" includes a universal shift in player behavior for the better. Until then I'll stick with offline/SP campaign shooters.

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#10 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

I will probably play Destiny and ESO before even trying Titanfall.

Any game that earns the new praise of "A New Era" will be a must-play game and Titanfall just isn't one.

I'm curious to see how it runs and if there is any strategy but it honestly didn't change much from what I've read and the good ole word on the street.

I heard you can prestige on the game. Come on. You really couldn't think of anything else?

Maybe I'm just biased against MP shooters now. I never feel any sense of progression or accomplishment towards them anymore.

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#11 Posted by HipHopBeats (2850 posts) -

I don't see how wall jumps and mechs translate to a new era in FPS multiplayer. I'm more interested in seeing what Destiny will bring to the table.

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#12 Posted by jamesb119 (25 posts) -

i would hope that on Titanfall people will actually turnaround and say that they want to be able to have an optional DLC so they can customise their titans, pilots and even customise maps. The main thing is i think they should allow players to play offline as well as online, just in case they can't exactly afford xbox GOLD or stuff like that. Either way it looks like a good game but it could use some customisable alterations.

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#13 Posted by kingcrimson24 (800 posts) -

no Doubt that it Brought new ideas to the Genre . but no . it's not a new era .

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#14 Posted by hellangel_boy (180 posts) -

I like Respwan guys, and wanted to support them, but when they decided to release Titanfall on PC and Xbox only, I couldn't buy the game because I only have a PS3, and don't game that much on PC. I ,frankly, don't like EA either. Anyway, I think Titanfall is fun, but I don't want for mechs to become the trend of this gen, every dev should try something new, that what happened with COD4 last gen, it was a great game, and started the killstreak thing, and all of a sudden, all other games want to be just like it, and that really killed much of the innovation last-gen. Respawn guys came with somehow new idea, and focus on it, I wish every dev would do the same so we could have variety of ideas, rather than a multiple copies of the same idea.

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#15 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

@syztem said:

Modern shooters are still trying to catch up to Quake. It's actually weird to watch.

Right? The parkour, jet packs, and mechs all look like a lot of fun but I was doing crazier stuff than that during the Quake/Unreal era.

It's almost like we're watching developers come up with crazier ideas as the tech allows them to, but we've already done this stuff years and years ago.

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#16 Edited by SteXmaN (549 posts) -

Nope,not even close. I enjoy it,it is a good game but nothing revolutionary really.

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#17 Edited by syztem (7753 posts) -

@IndianaPwns39 said:

@syztem said:

Modern shooters are still trying to catch up to Quake. It's actually weird to watch.

Right? The parkour, jet packs, and mechs all look like a lot of fun but I was doing crazier stuff than that during the Quake/Unreal era.

It's almost like we're watching developers come up with crazier ideas as the tech allows them to, but we've already done this stuff years and years ago.

Seems like they're trying to figure out how to make Quake/UT/Tribes work on a controller... I don't think it's going to work.

Shooters have reached their ceiling as long as consoles are the dominant platform.