Making the jump to a mobile title might seem like an odd thing for the Titanfall series to do but when you get stuck in you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Taking calls from games such as Clash Royale this title puts players in control of a set of units in fast-paced, action-filled, PVP battles.
Right from the start Titanfall: Assault does a fantastic job of capturing the tone of the main game. Though the visual style is very different and more cartoony than photorealistic, it sits well with the mobile platform. The same can be said for the sound design in the title which continues to capture the tone and delivery it flawlessly. This really is Titanfall on mobile devices.
Where Titanfall: Assault is best is during those intense battles where you need to think fast and react faster. With your abilities on cooldowns and objectives to capture you need to ensure that you play your cards right and get the units you need on the field when they are most required. Titans are playable after a set amount of time meaning that a match is split into two halves with the early, pre-Titan half of a match all about the foot soldiers. Once those powerful Titans drop in from the skies the feel of the match changes dramatically. Where your grunts shine is holding positions and capturing points, your Titans are the power units that push through the enemy and destroy all in their path.
Likewise, your pilots, the sort of midground units, will run around the map performing a number of actions along with stylishly clambering over scenery. With upgrade cards and burn cards thrown into the mix you will have plenty of options available to you on the battlefield. As most of the maps within Titanfall: Assault are designed in the same vein as the main games you will find plenty to keep you on your toes. Understanding the balance of when to push the attack and when to hold the line is key, next to where every unit should be placed. With so many factors to take into account there is a lot of strategy even though it is a mobile game.
Outside of battle you can upgrade your units by leveling up the cards you have from spending your points and opening reward caches. Though you can only hold so many caches at once, there is a steady stream of loot to be found within the game. It’s worth noting though that the caches do take time to unlock once you tap that ‘unlock’ button. That said, you might find yourself tempted to spend some real cash now and then, but never did it feel feel like it was needed to have a fair chance of winning a battle.
When a beloved series such as Titanfall announces it’s making a mobile title it raises some eyebrows. With Titanfall: Assault, it has stayed true to its roots and delivered an engaging and captivating mobile title. With fun and fasted paced battles and a deep level of strategy to develop your battle plan, there is plenty to dive into. If you are looking for a deep RTS game on mobile then look no further than Titanfall: Assault, a brilliant game which I only hope will build a long lasting community.
This game is great, with minimal or no negatives.
Titanfall: Assault has stayed true to its roots and delivered an engaging and captivating mobile title. With fun and fasted paced battles and a deep level of strategy to develop your battle plan, there is plenty to dive into.