Titanfall Video Preview: More Than Just Call of Duty With Mechs

Titanfall introduces a multi level combat system and vertical movement to create something fresh in the FPS genre.

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HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

Once Dice fixes up BF4, I'm really hoping they finally add some dinosaurs! Oh yeah....Titanfall is COD with mechs you can rodeo like a cowboy!

kibeth
kibeth

Pretty sure in Red Faction (2001) you could use rocket launchers and C4 to tunnel your way up and down through mountains. In Battlefield 1942 (2002) you could hop in a jet and fly away into the sky, parachute onto tall buildings, etc.


Vertical movement is tooootally fresh.

brimmul777
brimmul777

I'm getting up early on March 11th.Titanfall great.

cjtopspin
cjtopspin

Titanfall....I think I just reached the point where I am too old to play a game.

Tommi88
Tommi88

cant stop playing this game OOOOH MY GOD!

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

I havent observed this game much but it has no single player at all?

Blazen702
Blazen702

Love this game. Don't know what I'm going to do after Wednesday. March 11 can't come any faster.

Azghouls
Azghouls

Fresh? I guess they didn't take a good look at UT2004. 

cuprashoe
cuprashoe

I've now played it for a few hours up to level 14 (Max level it will allow you to get)..And I'm  pleasantly surprised, Yeah the gun play is similar to COD but It's just a lot more fun the map's are you will be pleased to hear are a good size and designed well, Having said that you only get two on the Beta but looks hopeful and the  jet pack/wall running and mechs etc works a hell of a lot better than I thought it would. Overall maybe not the totally original experience I and millions hoped It would be but when It comes out it will be well worth your time.. 

Bubbagum_Bish
Bubbagum_Bish

Just make a Vanquish sequel with multplayer and ridable mechs. That game is the definition of fast paced combat.

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

I played it for hours and it feel exactly like COD with Mechs when it comes to fighting, but the burn cards, Mechs, wall running/jet pack parkour, stealth and the just plain pacey fun of the maps made it pretty enjoyable.

keviac
keviac

Im in the beta and its nothing to hype about, its fun dont get me wrong but it really is just cod with mechs. Except The weapon handling is really poor.

cuprashoe
cuprashoe

Look's pretty fun, But I think It may get old fast and the cloaking is going to get abused to the 10th degree......Please no more "It's COD with mech's" comment's, Yeah we get the fucking picture!

wizemanschaos
wizemanschaos

 Yeah its not even as innovative as killzone shadow fall!!!..... oh wait...

euphoric666
euphoric666

sorry but this  is just cod with mechs.

Sam_021
Sam_021

This feels like a Battlefield 2142, anyone?

stephenferris88
stephenferris88

That is what the editors are saying that makes this game fresh vertical movements.  I guess they do not remember Quake where players were launched in the air and fight vertically.  Titans are also not a new concept as seen in Mech Warrior and Command and Conquer 2.  Titanfall is just the newest game iteration involving mechs.  

northArrow
northArrow

I still don't see how this isn't COD with mechs

wookiegr
wookiegr

Just to warn everyone, the texture maps on the Xbox One version will be around 512x512. That is comparable to the texture resolutions used on Xbox 360 games. The textures are so low because of the low resolution of 792p where textures any higher wouldn't even be seen with such low resolution output. People with large HD displays may want to consider the PC version. It will be interesting to see all the PC vs Xbox One videos that come out after release.

rajeevv67
rajeevv67

TItanfall = COD + titans = fail


blackothh
blackothh

i hope they make some bigger maps and allow more people, because any feeling of epicness is ruined by small maps and way too few players from any gameplay ive seen

monza1966
monza1966

So, how much is EA and Microsoft paying you to talk so well about this?

thorps4
thorps4

ill be getting it on pc.

markdg5
markdg5

play this on pc people!!!.... lets make a statement to sony and microsoft!

wallacom
wallacom

@Joeguy00 the burning cards were a nice surprise. I thought they were collectables lol.

And the smart pistol is not so good as people say it is. Yea it good to kill grunts and specters, but not so much against pilots.

gottago42
gottago42

@Dulua360 I would've preferred 1080p but the Xbox One version will run at 900p natively that's good enough and combined with it's innovative gameplay this game will do well

Stinger78
Stinger78

@dalua360  Even Xbox 360 and PS3 had 1080p, but it was up to the developer to make it work.  It's the same here.

Stinger78
Stinger78

@Sam_021  BF2142 with the pace of CoD, and the agility of Mirror's Edge :)

blackothh
blackothh

@wookiegr Thats pretty much the reason ive stopped console gaming last generation, the games looked fine on my SD tv but when i upgraded to a 52", everything looked horrid. Not very happy to see they have not figured it out yet............

BarbieFu
BarbieFu

@blackothh try it... period... large maps crazy fast intense gameplay... corpses and chunks of flesh flying everywhere, cod-crysis-battlefield like action... gorgeous graffics... my only gripe- no campaign, dumb bots... still epic awesomness... no regrets preordering!

wookiegr
wookiegr

@markdg5  PC is still Microsoft. Any statement to Sony is that people like playing online with kids screaming NOOB at you.

dalua360
dalua360

@gottago42 I can agree with you that this game can be good and fun... All my complains are related to these specs presented by Microsoft, that aren't proportional to the expectancy of "new gen" capabilities ! I bet that Titanfall could run on Xbox360, and that's my whole point, new gen games should be extremely superior than 7 years old technologies !

dalua360
dalua360

@Stinger78 What's your point ? Do you really think that developers can still have that option? I believe this should be "standard" due to current technology ! And anything else, should be considered "lazyness" or "milking" !

dalua360
dalua360

@BarbieFu @blackothh  Dude, my account here at Gamespot is from 2008 and I have 657138 points, YOU are from 2006 and you have 18300 points only ! Go create marketing accounts somewhere else please!

blackothh
blackothh

@BarbieFu @blackothhI dont need to try it, ive been playing video games for 25 years, I know a little bit about what looks like it plays good and what is just eye candy that gets boring after an hour. It also does not take a rocket scientist to realize that the only thing these guys accomplished with their modern warfare garbage game brand is to play their part of ruining the quality of the mainstream gaming industry. I dont expect them to accomplish anything of note with EA steering the boat this time instead of Activision.

cuprashoe
cuprashoe

@tonyleo01 @dalua360 @cuprashoe  I've got a gaming PC but I've got more mates that will be on the XB1 version. But if I'm going for a single player game It's PC all day!   

cuprashoe
cuprashoe

@dalua360 @cuprashoe  I agree with most of what you said, It's not very innovative or astonishing  but it is fun. I don't think the games will really take off on PS4 or X1 until maybe the end of next year when dev's start concentrating more on the new systems as opposed to PS3 and 360.  

dalua360
dalua360

@cuprashoe @dalua360 ok... I really wish that all the people in here could understand better what is my point... I'm not a hater, nor even a PS fanboy... I'm just frustrated that the gaming industry is not doing all the possible effort to deliver real new gen stuff ! EA was milking stuff for the old consoles( and they are famous for that ), but I really thought they would make a big "boom" when the new gen came....People should realise that all games can be "fun" which doens't mean they are good as they should be....

Ask yourself: " Do I like Call of Duty?" ... if your answer is yes, then you will like Titanfall as the formula is the same as COD, due to the creators behind the project. But, is this game really, really innovative and astonishing ???