Did Titanfall Live Up To Its Promises?

Sean Halliday if Pixel Gate writes:

''Titanfall came with a lot of hype, especially from Microsoft given the game’s importance to its Xbox One system. “The next big thing in multiplayer shooters,” “the new breed,” “the evolution of competitive multiplayer” – all terms coin to describe Titanfall. With the dust well and truly settled from the game’s initial Xbox One release, did it truly have the impact we were led to believe?''

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Automatic791641d ago

I have been enjoying since March. Safe to say it lives up to promise.

daggertoes831641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

I'm glad you liked it. I got bored of it in a couple of days.

georgeenoob1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

8 days playing time and counting. Definitely my favorite FPS in a while. I figure the ones who get bored are the ones who die too much missing the action.

GoPanthers9991641d ago

We miss you. We like easy targets!

ic3fir31641d ago

because you are a newb, good players love titanfall
good players who came from the old vertical fps, love titanfall, and completely dominate.
many do not like the game because they play horizontal, and not take advantage of parkour, or the double jump
Titanfall is like Halo and Gears, only the real hardcore players Multiplayer is going totally love the game.
Less competitive and casual players coming from CoD and BF will find boring

MysticStrummer1641d ago

Ah yes, the implication that if someone doesn't like a game they must suck at it. Some things never change.

TomShoe1641d ago

Awesome gameplay, but lack of game modes and terrible matchmaking really held it back. I hope they can add everything they wanted to add in the sequel.

DLConspiracy1641d ago

Some people are better at the game then others. Sorry you didn't enjoy it.

Kingthrash3601641d ago

Lol...i got bored of it too...not because it was difficult..but because it was too easy. My son put it down after 2days...he said he was too good...smh.
Its really funny how people are saying people got bored because they suck...when all you mostly kill is easy minions and a few pilots...smh. It was fun though...but it isnt hard to be "good" at the game.

DLConspiracy1641d ago


I think quite a few MLG would disagree with you. If it was easy we all would be on MLG.

styferion1641d ago

lol at everyone who bash this because he got bored, it's called a matter of taste guys, opinions..

not everyone who got bored is a mega-newb that got killed every single time, chill, literally every game in existence has people that don't like them, doesn't mean they're bashing the game or the game is bad..

GarrusVakarian1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

Lmfao at those guys above me trying to accuse people of being bad at the game because it didn't have any lasting appeal with them.

I have a 3.0 KD ratio against pilots on that game, not MLG by any means, but better than average i guess...and even i got burned out with TF after a couple of weeks. I can't play it for more than a couple of matches at a time, i just get burned out really quickly with it.

It's a great game, but it is pretty bare-bones and pretty repetitive. Once the thrill of calling in a Titan wears off...and once the thrill of mastering the parkour wears off, the game loses a lot of it's charm.

How fast that charm wears off is entirely up the individual. So don't sit there and accuse people of being bad at the game because you're salty that they are saying they don't play it any more. Pathetic. You can even go over to the official Respawn forums and see how many people got bored of it after a short amount of time. There's just not enough substance to the game to keep people playing for long periods of time. It most definitely is not the FPS revolution that the media touted it to bee.


What...a...load...of BS! TF is a casual shooters haven! You are acting like it's a game where only the best of the best will thrive....dude, it's by far the easiest MP FPS ive EVER played, and ive played them all. So no...casual players won't hate it, they will love it, the ridiculous auto-aim combined with the recoil-less weapons makes the game one of the most casual-friendly FPS's ever made. Games like BF and Halo require way more skill than TF do.

r3f1cul1640d ago

i and what i would imagine to be many other people got bored very fast... no one i know still plays it and no one makes vids or streams on twitch at all hardly... just wasnt enough to keep the game interesting to many players sadly

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incendy351641d ago

I tend to not like multiplayer shooters but even I have enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. The vertical layers of the levels mixed with the wall running/double jumping really makes things fun. Also really like the Burn Cards, great way to keep every match different. I have had a lot of fun with it so far.

truegamerkt1641d ago

I think that's the point it appeals to casual Fps fans. To people like myself, it had no staying power. I was extremely bored after a week.

DLConspiracy1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

I have about 5 days worth of play. As most people who play the game know, that's actual playing not lobby wait times. So 120 hours seems worth $60 to me. I still don't understand how people can say COD with Mechs. Cause in COD there was barely any verticality. To each their own. I love the game and its gonna take a lot from COD to match my interest with Advanced Warfare.

dale_denton1641d ago

yeah, playing against bots is really that fun

Themba761641d ago

i have it on 360 and im about to send it back to gamefly after 2 days the game annoyed the hell out of me and it's boring

Magicite1640d ago

I think it have already been forgotten by most people.
By the time Watch_Dogs will launch, Titanfall will be history.

3-4-51640d ago

I was bored within 4-5 games of the Beta and never even bothered to play again.

I was REALLY excited for this game too, so you can imagine my disappointment.

I'm really glad that other's have gotten enjoyment out of it though, it just wasn't for me.

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ape0071641d ago

The game is amazing, gameplay pacing is magical which is rare to see in an online game

titanfall 2 has a bright future, make a great campaign, loads of potential there

HugoDrax1641d ago

Be prepared N4G! every time there is an XBOX GAME that is not on Playstation or Nintendo's console, the title of the article will read….

"Did _(Insert XBOX title)_ live up to it's promises?"

This fall you will see the same article, but with a different xbox game in the title :-/

- "Did (Sunset Overdrive) live up to it's promises and hype?"
- "Did (Halo5:Guardians) live up to it's promises and hype?"
- "Did (Quantum Break) live up to it's promises?"

Just look at the disagrees people are receiving just from saying the game is amazing hahaha! Yet when someone states the game sucks and is boring they receive Agrees! What has gaming come to smh!

Palitera1641d ago

So... I am a fanboy for thinking it was overhyped?

Thanks for letting me know. I really should burn my XBox One then. You know, for coherence's sake...

Bigpappy1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

You are over acting comrade. Because your personal feeling is that it is overhyped, does not mean it reflects that of the majority. not every one likes every game. Instead of just saying overhyped or sucks, why not give your constructive reasoning as to you think it fell short of what you expected.

You people are screaming over-hype as though there was not an unprecedented OPEN BETA. You knew what you were getting. If you didn't it was your own fault. People tried the beta then bought the game, jet you are going to come in this tread and argue with people who bought the game and played it to somehow convince them that the game is not as good as they say because you have the whole PS fanbase here to back you up. Get out of here with that nonsense.

Palitera1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

First of all, I'm not interested at all in convincing people that enjoy the game that they shouldn't like it. Nor the opposite. I am an 'enjoyer' myself.

Second, my post criticizes the childish, narrow minded attitude of thinking that people that disagree with you are idiots.

Third, you ask me why I didn't post my reasons for saying the game is not the promised marvel, I answer. Because they are very generic and already present in almost any decent article about the game's achievements and shortcomings. I also don't think they really matter to anyone, but ok, I'll post it.

Pros: it works very well, the map design is awesome, fast paced as it was meant to be, parkour is tight, skill based and needed, the customization is meaningful, it is well balanced. Lots of pros.

Cons: very very barebones, desert playlists, sometimes takes too much to start a game, inconsistent performance, no balance whatsoever between teams (this is the most bizarre probably), too much 'prizes' for anything, bots bots and more bots. And only a few human.

So, it was advertised as groundbreaking, the next step in MP games etc. Well, I don't think it is.

Then again: I'm not trying AT ALL to impose my opinion on anyone. You asked, here it is.

And, finally, I took so long to answer your post because I was... Playing Titanfall. So, yeah, quite good game, but I still prefer MW2, Bad Company 2 and BF4, specially.

/"fanboy" diaries.

GamerEuphoria1641d ago

Stop playing the 'writer is a fan boy' card. There is nothing within the post that is biased towards any system. Get over yourself, and get over your odd cultist devotion lol.

Even from a logical sense, why would a fan boy of Sony/Nintendo (as you are claiming) even own a Xbox One?

HugoDrax1641d ago

Get over myself? No need, I own every next gen console. Just stating what I've noticed from reading articles posted on N4G.

No need to get over myself, but what I stated is my opinion. Just like this article is the opinion of Sean Halliday.

AKissFromDaddy1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

Video games can't be unpleasant unless you agree too? Why write that?

I love BlazBlue, but there are people who hate it. Hate. It. It's how they feel.

Personally, I still feel that Modern Warfare 2 is the best FPS I've played to date. People like Killzone more. People like Halo Reach more. Everyone can't equally like the same things. Yet, it's interesting to know what they like and dislike in video games, don't you think?

It's disheartening when you attempt to invalidate someone's opinion against a game on the sole basis that's it's against your opinion. You attempt to destroy any meaning discussion. Stating your case is better. Being civil is better. We can disagree and still be civil,...right? ^_^

You want to troll because no serious comment would make a case for why a game they like is great by preemptively disqualifying opposing opinions.

PS. TitanFall isn't owned by Microsoft, it's just an exclusive "console" like Dead Rising 3 or Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Personally, I like PvZ:GW way more than TitanFall. It's cute and more fun to me. There's co-op and I enjoy that over not having co-op. And TitanFall doesn't have co-op.

shallowpoint1641d ago

Same could be said for Ps4 games then!

Automatic791641d ago

I agree HugoDrax something is wrong with the fan boys on this site, hating because it's not on there system.

BattleAxe1641d ago

This site definitely has a bias more towards Playstation, no doubt about it. However, as a PC gamer, I didn't care for Titanfall.

truegamerkt1641d ago

Sorry I have TF on pc, and it's awful.

Ra30301641d ago

TitanFall did have a hype fest everyday for 9 months before finally it released. The list of things TitanFall was supposed to be was endless. Let's just look at a couple. We were told daily that "Titanfall will change everything" ...humm it changed nothing. "TitanFall, the first real next gen game" it turned out nothing about TitanFall was next gen nothing at all. And then my fav "TitanFall the Call of Duty Killer" .....well maybe that one is true. I'm sure the Call of Duty Developer died laughing. It was over hyped and it should have had none. We knew this game was never gonna live up to its hype. When the only people that are invited to the closed alpha and people that either work at a gaming site that are paid to review games and paid by Microsoft to review TitanFall and YouTubers that sign the don't say anything bad about TitanFall agreement to do a review and get paid..again by Microsoft. This is a problem. This list of issues that TitanFall has is long. With what's it offers in the game it feels more like it was going to be a free to play game then hijacked by Microsoft and sold at $60 a pop and it's not worth half that. If there was ever a game that needs the question ask "did it live up to its promises and hype" that game would be TitanFall. The other games you mention Sunset, Halo 5, Quantum Break have no hype. All 3 combined have no hype.

Kavorklestein1640d ago

You dug way too deep with that comment. Microsoft hasn't paid any of us fans of the game to say it's good. It may or may not have paid press, media, or gaming websites to pad their reviews, but honestly, if that's in question, then ALL games on ALL platforms fall under the same suspicion or scrutiny.
Even Indie games could see it as beneficial to get a good review from IGN, or Gamespot, or Polygon, etc. I could easily see an Indie dev, with some left over incentive money/budget left after development/whatever else may apply as a term for money to bribe a high profile site, or a few newspapers/magazines etc.

So you decided to bring up the fact that money may be spent by Microsoft to BUY good reviews.
Possible? Yes. Probable? Hell No.

It sounds pathetic and whiny to assume that, especially when the proof otherwise says it doesn't seem likely. Given how Ryse and DR3, were reviewed, and factor in the extremely variable rate of praise/criticisms etc, that ANY XB1 game has received, and the overall scores tell you that a conglomerated buy out of all the press, media, and (In your scenario you mentioned EVEN paying fans of xbox or the games) like it's a conspiracy theory, is just not how it works.

Yes, I know about the idea of MS paying fans to make videos and say how much fun they are having playing their xbox one, or some games, but that's going to be happening anyway. Paying them 3 bucks for it isn't going to change HOW MUCH they like the things they like.. it would only add a structure of rules that don't allow the person making a video to BASH the console. And if people DID bash, it would default to no payment, and become more of a true opinion piece, like any video on anything anywhere has ever been. Are we not gonna allow those either?

The fucktards of the internet reacted exactly how you'd expect to it all too....
They got all hot and bothered.

Would people be flipping out if McDonald's said, "We'll give you a free combo meal of your choice if you let us/your friends/facebook/the world know how much you enjoyed our new flavors of McCafe Sno-cone chillers?"

No. They wouldn't.
But shame on MS for trying to spread the word that some people actually ARE enjoying their expensive consoles and games!!!!
Shame on them!!

For Fuck's Sake.
All games have flaws.
All games have hype.
All games have marketing campaigns.
All games deliver in some ways, and fail in others.

Get off your high horse and Slap Yourself if you think any form of media doesn't fall victim to the same variables.

By trying to sound like you have all the answers, you've actually just shown you can't form a sound opinion based off of the given data.

And you also are blatantly ignoring the fact that ANYBODY/COMPANY/DEVELOPER/PROD UCER/DIRECTOR/
ARTIST/ or ENTITY in the games, music, movie, tech, auto, electronics industry, OR ANY INDUSTRY COULD employ the same tactics for something they want to succeed, or be FINANCIALLY successful. That means, MS, Sony, Nintendo, indie devs, devs who began from kickstarter funding, a movie from Disney, 20th Century Fox, or anybody anywhere, for any reason could use money to enhance or amplify society/the world's view on something.

Your whole argument falls apart when you accuse one company of something you can't prove, while forgetting that you Can't prove the companies YOU like don't do it too.
And Vice-Versa.

You have been stripped of validity in every sense of the word.

styferion1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

you do know the meaning of agree and disagree?
It has a very different meaning than true and false.

Agree means they, well, agree with the poster opinion, it doesn't mean the post is a fact or truth. Stop with all the conspiracy theories that every XB game will be declared boring..

And no, I don't think other XB article will get the "conspiracy - live up to its promise" article like you said they would, did DR3 or Ryse have this? no.
It's because you guys overhyped this so much this became not just a normal game launch, but instead became like a second coming of Jesus or something.

Ninver1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

you talk as if people who PREFER sony attacked and probed you or something. it's just a plastic box relax fanatical creep.

people have a right to dislike the game. no amount of complaining will change that lol.

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AKissFromDaddy1641d ago

I was hoping for a renaissance of Modern Warfare 2 addiction. That game is still the best FPS I've ever played. Infinity Ward was the king of kings as devs, back then. 2009 was a great year. I wish PC version had gamepad support.

Palitera1641d ago

Exactly my opinion!
It isn't even near the MW2 level (top tier all around), but still a game very above the average.

AKissFromDaddy1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

Agreed. TitanFall is above average, but the hype, the trailers, all presented it as a God-tier FPS multiplayer game, which Modern Warfare 2 hasn't had to pass on since its inception.

I'm always waiting for the genuine spiritual successor of Modern Warfare 2. The level design is perfect. It has so many guns. The Kill Streaks are at it's peak in that game. Shotguns as secondaries. One day buddy, a team will develop FPS multiplayer new crack to ruin our lives, but I wish that were TitanFall.

xPhearR3dx1641d ago

Gamepad support for MW2 or Titanfall? I know Titanfall supports it because I use my PS4 controller when I play. If MW2 doesn't, just use Xpadder.

AKissFromDaddy1641d ago

For MW2, it's not the same. The PC gods are too good without aim assist, but right now, I'm going to try Joy2Key.

It worked for The Binding of Isaac.

zeuanimals1640d ago

Meh. WAW was the last COD game I enjoyed. MW2 added too much crap without curating it. Akimbo 1887 anybody?

corvusmd1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

I must admit that this game had a HUGE hype train to live up to, and leading into the game I was actually worried that it was getting TOO hyped. However,in my opinion yes, it met and exceeded the hype. Exceeded because I'm a gen 10 with over 170 hours into the game, and not even close to bored of it. It moves well, has a great balance of weapons and game-types (I know people say there aren't enough of either, but I'm not really sure what they mean because what they have covers everything...I haven't heard a good suggestion for a new weapon or gametype yet).

The maps in this game are easily the best maps I've ever seen in a MP. That and the fact that the mobility is so easy and well done, the maps really add a true vertical aspect to the MP instead of just being stuck going to the second floor and looking up wishing you could get to "that sniper spot". The balance in the game is really well done. If you play stupid you'll get destroyed taking on a Titan as a pilot, but you play it smart and you can easily take one down.

I guess the biggest testament to the fact that it's a great game is that I like COD and BF series' (more so the Treyarch CODs), but ever since getting TF, I'd play COD and BF because I felt I "had" to play them, and then every time I did all I wanted to do was play TF. So for the first time ever my "gamer OCD" lost and I sold back COD before maxing 10th prestige, and I sold back BF4 as well....they were getting in the way.

Of course no game is for everyone, but this one definitely was for me.

InTheLab1641d ago

Just to touch on the weapons for a bit, why is there more than 10 weapons in real life? The fact that there's only ten means the ten available are generic. One burst fire assault rife and one full auto. Well how about a single fire assault rifle? Or the ability to switch like Battlefield?

The weapons in the game as well as the lack of attachments are all underwhelming. This game already has very little in the way of customization so having ten weapons really kills this game's longevity.

As for the maps. The maps are also generic but the parkour is what makes them enjoyable. I cringe when people praise the maps in this game and dare them to name a standout feature of any of those maps aside from the cool one with animals.

T21640d ago

Well great game or not it's pretty safe to say it didn't live up to ms expectations which was to sell more consoles but if they keep making good games a ps3 type slow turnaround is possible