Titanfall alpha footage [updated]

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#1 Edited by hoosier7 (3700 posts) -

[Update] Thanks to gago-gago for the four dailymotion vids.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19x61p_tf_videogames

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19yzeh_tf2_videogames

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19z0fe_tf3_videogames

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19yv4f_titanfall-closed-alpha-gameplay-directfeed_videogames

http://vimeo.com/84446805

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Some alpha footage is out, ignore the textures, apparently they're much lower resolution than they will in the final game. I heard there's direct feed available to download but i don't know where. [Update] "All textures in this Alpha Test build are at 25% of the final game's resolution." Source for the textures.

The devs didn't mention anything about animations but there seem to be some either missing or dodgy ones so hopefully they'll get improved. The AI bots look pretty thick at the moment too, there's a couple of moments where they appear to be stood still looking confused so let hope that's nowhere near final.

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Anyway it hasn't changed my opinion yet, the gunplay is still very similar to CoD in it lacking recoil, high bullet damage and its twitchyness.

The map looks very static still, with a massive battle going on i'd like to see the map look a little worn down or change as i don't even think the foliage moves. I hope the other maps are more colourful too, its got the same colour palette as CoD at the moment where everything outside the foliage is beige.

I really don't get the point of the AI, with their current intelligence you could just have a barrel of fish plonked down in the middle of the map, they just feel like something to give you to shoot the feign intensity. I also feel they're only there as the devs needed something balanced to make the game easier, you could easily have the AI as human players yet i think the devs were scared you'd die too frequently to ever get the Titan with human players so just gave you free time reductions on the Titan with the AI.

On the upside the movement seems to work well and whilst not as crazy or deep as real parkour/movement central games like Tribes it seems fluid and so far no one has found a way to exploit it cheaply when in a gunfight. The Titans look cool and seem to handle very well and there's plenty of combat varied with them with both the weapons available and the shield. The map size seems fair and easy to traverse with a good amount of vertical combat to be found.

If you're looking for CoD in a different shell then it looks like this game's for you.

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Here's the AI thing i was talking about in some offscreen footage.

[Update] No word on how final the AI is but a tweet has revealed there are different AI types but the difficulty of them is not customisable.

[Update] The alpha is also running at 720p according to some sources.

#2 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (3262 posts) -

It's COD with mechs alright. Was anyone expecting any different?

Looking forward to the damage control from the bad AI too. Bu bu but muh cloud!

#3 Posted by silversix_ (13666 posts) -

do you have a booster in your anus? why the hell is he running around so quickly.

#4 Posted by killatwill15 (845 posts) -

#5 Posted by lostrib (31905 posts) -

and it's gone

#6 Posted by hoosier7 (3700 posts) -

It's COD with mechs alright. Was anyone expecting any different?

Looking forward to the damage control from the bad AI too. Bu bu but muh cloud!

I was expecting gameplay similarities but i thought they'd at least switch the art style up and throw in some colour. Even the text and the HUD look similar, nevermind most of the animations.

#7 Edited by silversix_ (13666 posts) -

So,,,,,,,,,,, some nerds (many actually) in the comments were saying that Respawn is using 25% of the resolution (not sure wtf is this supposed to mean lol is the alpha in 480p?) in the alpha!? i'm not sure what this is supposed to mean BUT holy crap did this looked fugly or what? This is GUN quality port we're getting, a cash grab.

#8 Posted by gago-gago (9117 posts) -

Damn that look so sick even off screen. I'm glad they kept it 6v6, anything more would be chaos. Can't wait for it!

#9 Posted by Messiahbolical- (5535 posts) -

Looks like it could've been a good game if it was JUST a soldier FPS game or JUST a mech FPS game. But just as I suspected the 2 put together ruins it. I was excited for this game, but that excitement has vanished.

#10 Edited by TwistedShade (3127 posts) -

Game is generating a lot of positive buzz from people in the Alpha, saying it's the next COD and definitely living up to the hype.

Now my only decision is to keep my Xbox One preorder or switch it to PC. >.>

#11 Posted by Pffrbt (6367 posts) -

Looks generic and boring.

#12 Posted by Nike_Air (18263 posts) -

Disappointing.

  • bots
  • no recoil
#13 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (3262 posts) -

lol no wonder games journalists loved it, killing all those bots just standing there.

#14 Posted by lostrib (31905 posts) -

Looks pretty smooth

#15 Posted by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

looks nice to me specially for being off screen captured

I going to assume the bot thing is main gamestype with the story to it

#16 Edited by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Looks real fun. Wish I could play it once it's released.

#17 Posted by Bigboi500 (28811 posts) -

Not sure if want.

#18 Edited by mems_1224 (45826 posts) -

Man, that looks pretty awesome.

#19 Posted by Crypt_mx (3944 posts) -

Looks like a lot of fun to me, I really hope I get into the alpha :D

#20 Posted by wis3boi (30926 posts) -

#21 Posted by kuu2 (6823 posts) -

GOTY...........

Can't wait to play it on The One.

Scores will be in the 9s and some 10s. Lots of Cows will be Jelly and many, many Ones will be bundled and sold with the launch of the this game.

#22 Edited by plageus900 (936 posts) -

Ignore the textures he says? YEAH RIGHT!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Data Knife? Does he also have a penis that picks locks?

#23 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4163 posts) -

This is what Lems are so excited about? Now I know this is an alpha but what exactly is supposed to be so unique about this? I really don't get it.

#24 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (893 posts) -

Mind blow imagine the final version.

#25 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (893 posts) -

remember PS4 fanboys bashing textures

BF4 alpha used to looks like this. It was only a gameplay/server test (maybe for the Day one patch).

#26 Posted by silversix_ (13666 posts) -

Ignore the textures he says? YEAH RIGHT!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Data Knife? Does he also have a penis that picks locks?

CS GO will look better

#27 Posted by sailor232 (4277 posts) -

Game looks great, apart from the AI in that video, that was horrible AI, hopefully the final game is highly polished.

#28 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (1866 posts) -

Guys, this is Xbox 360 footage. Why all this blashing? How about wait and see Titanfall Xbox One and PC version?

#29 Edited by Murderstyle75 (4163 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife:

It's not about what it looks like. Its the fact that its just another repetitive multiplayer shooter.

#31 Edited by DefconRave (547 posts) -

Doesn't feel like he's piloting a mech, more like a giant version of himself. At least give the illusion of weight/heft to the mech, not the same twitchy cod shooting as a normal grunt.

Looks good for some quick mp sessions with friends but not something I would spend $60 on.

#32 Edited by always_explicit (2632 posts) -

Looks fun, why are people talking about resolution on an alpha build. Makes zero sense.

#33 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (1866 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife:

It's not about what it looks like. Its the fact that its just another repetitive multiplayer shooter.

if so then why so called "repetitve" multiplayer shooter games always has higher review ratings and bigger sale? explain me that. I don´t wanna hear "because its populary" Crap is never popular

#34 Posted by Opus_Rea-333 (893 posts) -

Looks fun, why are people talking about resolution on an alpha build. Makes zero sense.

Butthurt PS4 fanboys which are waiting for infamous LOLLL.

Doesn't feel like he's piloting a mech, more like a giant version of himself. At least give the illusion of weight/heft to the mech, not the same twitchy cod shooting as a normal grunt.

Looks good for some quick mp sessions with friends but not something I would spend $60 on.

you need to add Xbox One price aswell, since you dont even own it. *fanboy alert*

#35 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (1866 posts) -

@always_explicit said:

Looks fun, why are people talking about resolution on an alpha build. Makes zero sense.

Butthurt PS4 fanboys which are waiting for infamous LOLLL.

@DefconRave said:

Doesn't feel like he's piloting a mech, more like a giant version of himself. At least give the illusion of weight/heft to the mech, not the same twitchy cod shooting as a normal grunt.

Looks good for some quick mp sessions with friends but not something I would spend $60 on.

you need to add Xbox One price aswell, since you dont even own it. *fanboy alert*

When they showed Titanfall then everyone said its coming on all platforms. Everyone were like: "Hell yeah. This game looks good. I can´t wait."

Then when they said it will be PC and Xbox 360 and Xbox One exclusives then suddenly 50% people were like: "Oops. I dident mean that this game is good. This game looks so bad, low textures, low res. I would never buy this game"

Can someone explain me why is that so?

#36 Edited by Murderstyle75 (4163 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife:

Crap is always popular. Just look at COD. Popular shooters these days are like popular music. Repetitive, catchy and untalented. Something that even a 9 year old will enjoy.

#37 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (1866 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife:

Crap is always popular. Just look at COD. Popular shooters these days are like popular music. Repetitive, catchy and untalented. Something that even a 9 year old will enjoy.

If Crap is always popular this means PS4 is also crap.

#38 Posted by nutcrackr (12294 posts) -

Wow, so many Grunt Bots and seems like a few "story" character AI as well. They just stand in the open and crouch down to fire. People enjoy just shooting fodder?

#39 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (3262 posts) -

@Opus_Rea-333 said:

Mind blow imagine the final super-smooth version.

Time to get a decent rig then!

#40 Posted by Desmonic (12809 posts) -

So...eerrr....I just saw CoD with two legged parkour (lol), mechs (and bots I suppose) and jetpacks(?)....knowing that I dislike CoD's gameplay, I have feeling I'll dislike this one too.

Failing very hard to see something exciting. They'd need to add a lot of sh!t to make it "good" in the final build for me. Actual gun recoil, make the parkour system a risk/reward thing (you can climb walls to run from and/or trap your opponent BUT your weapon can't be immediately ready to fire), more tech/future weapons (both the guns and characters looked like something out of MW3 or BLOPS 2) and basically anything that makes the gun/shooting gameplay feel different to CoD. Seriously, that series seems like it'll go bust this gen so they should make sure people don't associate this new game with that style of gameplay.

At first it was just the mechs thing really putting me off this game (never liked mechs, at all) but this doesn't scream "fun and exciting". At most so far it only says "easy and kid friendly". Having said that though, the part where the mech comes into play was the only decent part of the video IMO. Especially when he/she went up against another mech, that's when it seemed like knowing the map, mechs and how to play should come into play (instead of just spamming the fire button per say)..

So yeah.. Not really impressed. Not a great first impression.. Hopefully this alpha build is (really) old and their current one is much better/improved upon already!

#41 Posted by always_explicit (2632 posts) -

@Murderstyle75 said:

@FreedomFreeLife:

Crap is always popular. Just look at COD. Popular shooters these days are like popular music. Repetitive, catchy and untalented. Something that even a 9 year old will enjoy.

If Crap is always popular this means PS4 is also crap.

Haha logic overload. Take it easy freedom you'll explode the tiny cow brain.

#42 Posted by _Matt_ (8799 posts) -

That looked ... so boring.

Why are people hyped for this?

#43 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (893 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

That looked ... so boring.

Why are people hyped for this?

we needed you matt bashing Xbox One with Logicz, or can we say fanboy logic.

#44 Edited by _Matt_ (8799 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

That looked ... so boring.

Why are people hyped for this?

we needed you matt bashing Xbox One with Logicz, or can we say fanboy logic.

I... what?

Where did I bash the Xbox One? This is coming to pc and 360 as well as a multi platform, are you saying that I am bashing pc and 360 too?

You mention logic, but I don't even follow your line of logic, other than blindly calling anyone who dislikes Titanfall a fanboy.

#45 Posted by silversix_ (13666 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

That looked ... so boring.

Why are people hyped for this?

If you exclude Titanfall, there's nothing on Xbone until what? Fall 2014? lol...

#46 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (893 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@Opus_Rea-333 said:

@_Matt_ said:

That looked ... so boring.

Why are people hyped for this?

we needed you matt bashing Xbox One with Logicz, or can we say fanboy logic.

I... what?

Where did I bash the Xbox One? This is coming to pc and 360 as well as a multi platform, are you saying that I am bashing pc and 360 too?

You mention logic, but I don't even follow your line of logic, other than blindly calling anyone who dislikes Titanfall a fanboy.

then congrats,. now continue bashing new unreleased Xbox One games without even trying them first, it fits your Sony marketing body. :P

#47 Edited by _Matt_ (8799 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@Opus_Rea-333 said:

@_Matt_ said:

That looked ... so boring.

Why are people hyped for this?

we needed you matt bashing Xbox One with Logicz, or can we say fanboy logic.

I... what?

Where did I bash the Xbox One? This is coming to pc and 360 as well as a multi platform, are you saying that I am bashing pc and 360 too?

You mention logic, but I don't even follow your line of logic, other than blindly calling anyone who dislikes Titanfall a fanboy.

then congrats,. now continue bashing new unreleased Xbox One games without even trying them first, it fits your Sony marketing body. :P

I simply stated this multi platform game looked boring, and now you're going into overdrive? You should chill man, no one has tried this game yet, it's all on interpretations from this footage; and my interpretation is: it looks boring.

Apparently that makes me a Sony fanboy automatically? (Even though I am primarily a pc gamer, and I never once mentioned Sony or any game even coming to a Sony platform in this thread).

#48 Edited by _Matt_ (8799 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

That looked ... so boring.

Why are people hyped for this?

If you exclude Titanfall, there's nothing on Xbone until what? Fall 2014? lol...

There's pretty much nothing coming to any new console until late '14 either. PC is getting all the Q1/2 releases aside from DriveClub.

#49 Edited by Desmonic (12809 posts) -

@Opus_Rea-333: You seem pretty mad people aren't going crazy at more CoD (which it essentially is from that video). Why?

#50 Edited by silversix_ (13666 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@silversix_ said:

@_Matt_ said:

That looked ... so boring.

Why are people hyped for this?

If you exclude Titanfall, there's nothing on Xbone until what? Fall 2014? lol...

There's pretty much nothing coming to any new console until late '14 either. PC is getting all the Q1/2 releases aside from DriveClub.

you forgot infamous