So I Tried... Titanfall 2
Each edition of So I Tried… I will try a game that I have never tried before. Will I find something new to love? Will I find something new to despise? I’ll take a full half hour, no matter how bad it gets or how badly I do, to see if this is the game for me. This time I went for a game from one of my favourite developers: Titanfall 2.
What I Thought It Was
I had heard that Titanfall 2 was an awesome first-person shooting game that was released in 2016 and added some much-needed excitement to the genre. Personally, I haven’t played too many first-person shooters, so I was curious to see if only avid fans would enjoy this title or if it would make me become a lover of first-person shooting games like this. After a slick CGI cutscene, you start on the MCS James Macallan spaceship approaching planet Typhon which is located inside the Frontier, a region of star systems far removed from the Core Systems where Earth is located. So after a brief introduction to the mech suit, you’re set free on an alien planet with the objective of tracking down a battery for your Titan friend, BT. To be honest, that doesn’t sound very exciting at all, but we will see.
What It Actually Is
Titanfall 2 is a sci-fi first-person shooter videogame featuring mechs that can do tricks like wall-running and cloaking. You play as Jack Cooper, a rifleman in the Militia who aspires to become a Titan Pilot. Thankfully for him, during an intense gunfight, a group of mercenaries kill Jack’s platoon Captain, with his dying breath, he gives Jack access to his Titan. Jack and BT then embark on a sprawling adventure to pursue the group that killed their friends. It’s not the most impressive story out there, but the gameplay is so fun and agile that I didn’t mind the generic plot. I know I said the first mission was a bit of a disappointment, but trust me, everything after that is a blast, and you can do some wild movement tricks with little to no effort: It’s really cool. There are moments when you’re platforming, shooting, and wall-running, but sometimes, you will have to do two of those at the same time whilst enemies are shooting at you from all directions. I wasn’t prepared for any of this, as I was under the impression that this was just another run-of-the-mill first-person shooter. Well, if the game keeps all of this up throughout the remainder of the experience, then Titanfall 2 will become one of my favourites.
Sometimes you will have to exit your mech so you can move around the environment with more mobility, and remember when I said this game was agile? I mean it because the combat is wicked fast, requiring quick movements and precisely aimed headshots. It actually reminds me of 2016’s DOOM because of that, and that game is really cool, so it feels good to make that comparison.
Will I Keep Playing
Absolutely! I have to say that I’m now addicted to Titanfall 2, and I will definitely keep playing because of how fun it is to play at all times. Oh, I didn’t mention the music! It’s very understated, but when you’re walking around the environment looking for ammo and upgrades, the music does a great job of setting the tone and mood. I could even see myself listening to it while writing articles or cleaning up my apartment. With all these positive attributes, I’m glad I finally downloaded Titanfall 2 because I’m shocked I waited this long to play it. My first 30 minutes with this title have been a blast, and I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of first-person shooting games.