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Titanfall: the creators of Call of Duty reload the FPS | Eurogamer

There's an interesting bait and switch in Titanfall, the first-person shooter from the people who made Call of Duty what it is today.

It begins with a rodeo, as the 70 developers at Respawn Entertainment call it. A Pilot, the game's agile, double-jumping, jet-pack boosting soldier class, leaps, perhaps from a rooftop, onto the back of a Titan, the game's lumbering but powerful mech class, rips off a panel and shoots its brains out - just a bit.

Inside of the Titan, the heads up display flashes a warning: "foreign body detected." The player panics, anticipating imminent destruction, and ejects.

Outside of the Titan the Pilot has already stopped shooting and is waiting patiently for the victim to emerge from their protective shell. When it does the Pilot fires and the switch is complete.

This scenario, described to Wesley Yin-Poole of Eurogamer by Respawn lead artist Joel Emslie, who followed Vince Zampella and Jason West out of Infinity Ward having worked on Call of Duty... (PC, TitanFall, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Chaostar  +   403d ago
As much as I'm trying I just can't seem to see past COD with Starhawks. Not judging until I can try it myself though, I just see so many potential 'next big thing' multiplayer FPS games on the horizon and it's hard to muster enthusiasm for any particular one.

If I had to, I'd say Destiny has the edge thanks to it's ambitious MMO qualities.
Mr_Nuts  +   403d ago
I don't see why people think wall running, jet packs and mechanoids make this totally different, the core COD mechanics are still there or should I say the now standard FPS mechanics are still there.


Wall running - Brink
Jetpacks - Halo
Machines - Earth Defence Force which funnily enough also had Jetpacks.

They are basically combining other stuff we've seen before into one game. I don't see the big fuss over it to be honest, hell it dosen't even have a single player, why pay full price for a game with only multiplayer. You will get bored very fast and then boot up something else like Watch Dogs, Destiny or inFAMOUS SS
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Gamingisfornerds  +   403d ago
I suppose you made the same comment before Bioshock released?

Not saying this will be equally good or anything, but sometimes combining existing elements into one can make for a completely new experience.
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Mr_Nuts  +   403d ago
Never compare Bioshock to COD or COD like games....just no

They didn't rely on COD like mechanics, it was just a FPS a heart and did it's own thing
NewMonday  +   403d ago
plain old run and gun is so "last gen", the next standard for consoles is in large scale 64 player battles with destructible environments in BF4, or persistent MP worlds like the Division and Destiny. Titanfall will be forgotten as a relic of an old age.
3-4-5  +   403d ago
I think the pacing of the game alone will make it different from COD.

Including "mechs" really changes up gameplay, but they kept it similar enough to COD for a few reasons:

* One being that it's literally " THEIR" style.

* To get that COD crowd to switch over or try it out at least without feeling lost. It will be somewhat familiar to them and might help them embrace the transition.
despair  +   403d ago
I really want this game to be good, but I don't know if it can keep my attention for more than a week. I get tired of MP FPS games and since this is more MMO with no SP content I think it will bore me very quickly.
Gamingisfornerds  +   403d ago
Don't like the painfully obvious outdated visuals. The level they showed at E3 is also a bit too cluttered or something, just looks very messy.

Gameplay seems fun. I like the jet-like boosts and all that, just don't like the titans. Not much hope of Respawn getting rid of them though, as it's kind of the main hook of the game. :P
NewMonday  +   403d ago
and this is from a trailer running on a high end PC.
BabyTownFrolics  +   403d ago
This game looks like fun, i look forward to playing it when it releases next year. Killzone: SF and BF4 will keep me occupied at launch.

cant wait for watch dogs, infamous, and the division. So many great games!

Whats with the disagrees, I'll never really understand this place. Are you looking forward to something? F&ck you, I disagree. Just gotta laugh.
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venom06  +   403d ago
this game is in a "win-win situation"... it'll get the EA fanboys that love Battlefield, it'll get the CoD fanboys that are still loyal to the original IW guys and it'll get the so-called "gaming journalists" because they all pretty suck on the pole of anything CoD related (and this is still somewhat CoD related)..... win-win
sovietsoldier  +   403d ago
when this game blows up and becomes big and out sells cod i bet you money activision will be making a game that looks and plays the same way.
cleft5  +   403d ago
The no single player kills it for me. I suck at online mp games and I don't enjoy getting crushed or camping all day. I buy games like CoD for the single player first and the coop mp elements.

This game just isn't for me, but it does look awesome and I will enjoy watching good people play it.
GeisT  +   403d ago
Just FYI both of these creators have lisps in real life. If that doesn't affect your decision to buy then may the force be with you.
TekoIie  +   403d ago
Im entirely sure as to what your trying to say...
TekoIie  +   403d ago
not entirely*
SatanSki  +   403d ago
"the first-person shooter from the people who made Call of Duty"

That would explain why i didnt like the game from the start hehe
urwifeminder  +   403d ago
I am likely to get this it looks so much fun amazing gameplay the scale looks great looks to be the new game to get it will be huge.
C-Thunder  +   402d ago
Just wondering if anyone else caught that its currently only 6vs6.....WTF is that? Are they filling this game out with a bunch of bots so all the people playing feel like bad asses or what? Can someone explain because I just lost all hype for this. If BF4 is running 32vs32 with destruction and vehicles, then why does this have a lower player count than halo?

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