Today marks the release of one of the most highly anticipated games for this year, Titanfall.
Titanfall is a multiplayer only first-person shooter (FPS). It was developed by Respawn Entertainment. Respawn is comprised of many of the developers responsible for the Call of Duty franchise. It is being released for the PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
A multiplayer match in Titanfall consists of two 6 player teams. Each player has the ability to call down a “Titan”, a large mechanical suit, which they can climb into to give them different abilities.
Here is TotalBiscuit giving you an idea of what Titanfall is about.
What do you need to know about it?
The ESRB has rated Titanfall M for Blood and Gore, Strong Language, and Violence. This is fairly standard fair for a military style FPS.
There is one thing you do need to consider, though. Games like Call of Duty have both a single-player campaign and a multiplayer component. Titanfall, however, only has multiplayer. This means two things.
- Titanfall requires an internet connection at all times. This could be an issue if your internet connection is unreliable. It also can make for a shaky first few days. A lot of online-only game crumble under the weight of the initial launch excitement. I would probably wait a week or so before I bought it for that reason.
- If you are looking to restrict your gamer’s interaction with strangers over the internet, Titanfall is probably not for you.
The preliminary reviews for Titanfall are mostly positive. As of this writing, it is sitting at an 87 on Metacritic.