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Titanfall is a masterpiece in decline - can the new update win us back?

Dealspwn writes: "We scored it accordingly, but over the last few months, things have taken a turn for the bizarre and macabre. Despite a great new map pack hitting all platforms and the core gameplay remaining effortlessly entertaining, Titanfall's matchmaking has somehow been getting worse, not better. Due both to a declining player base and some foibles of the Azure cloud servers (and the last update being broken), we've often had to wait several minutes just to find a session even in the most popular gametype, while the community becomes increasingly irate at the lack of customisation options and modes.

The moaning began. Understandably. Something has to give, and soon, because a shooter I play on a daily basis is now more difficult to recommend than empirically worse games."

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LackTrue4K1632d ago

This game was just hype....same with Watch_Dogs.

Blues Cowboy1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

Can't agree with that at all. Titanfall makes other shooters feel slow and flat, the maps are impeccable and the foundation is pure class. It's a game that can be played repeatedly because it's fun, not because you're chasing arbitrary unlocks.

Sadly, the post-launch support has been utterly abysmal and even a step backwards.

NextLevel1632d ago

Titanfall is a good game, but it's not a "masterpiece".

And it was severely overhyped, which probably hurt it in the long run from people having unrealistic expectations for it.

Here some examples I posted the other day.

http://www.theverge.com/201...

http://www.engadget.com/201...

http://www.wired.com/2014/0...

http://www.businessweek.com...

http://thenextweb.com/micro...

JeffGUNZ1632d ago

@ Blues Cowboy

Exactly. I am 8th Regen and haven't played in over a month. I got turned off by the challenge of winning 100 matches to move to 9th regen. I was hoping for a lot of DLC to compliment the game but have been let down by the post release support. Perhaps this new update will make me get back into it.

GodGinrai1632d ago

"It's a game that can be played repeatedly because it's fun, not because you're chasing arbitrary unlocks."

Agreed. I lose hours to hardpoint. And I love the burncards. You have to use them smartly.

creatchee1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

I play every night with and without my clan, and the only problem we have with matchmaking is sometimes getting a DLC match right away. It's a little slower than launch, but that might have something to do with the matchmaking system than player count. Also, I see newer players all of the time, so people are still buying it. I don't understand why people are quick to say that it's dying when it certainly is not.

Utalkin2me1632d ago

@Blues Cowboy

Can't agree with that at all. Titanfall is average at best and it did not hold my attention very long. To say it makes other shooters feel slow and flat is absurd of a comment i have seen.

I have put 500+ hours each into Q2 and Q3. I have put 500+ hours each into Tribes and Tribes 2. And don't get me started on Unreal tournament hours. I have put 700+ hours into COD4 and 500+ in MW2. I have put 27 hours into Titanfall and honestly i really have no desire to play it anymore.

Eonjay1632d ago

@NextLevel

Yeah hype is no good for any product. The best one is the last article:

"Titanfall, the game that will ruin all other shooters and win over customers for the Xbox One"

Holy mother of hyperbole. They killed COD, Halo, BioShock, Metro... all dead.

Jdoki1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

TitanFall feels like a great game in a weak framework.

It needed more of everything. More innovative game modes. More variety in the map settings. More Titans. More exciting Pilot weaponry. And maybe even a single player campaign.

TitanFall.... A tasty but forgettable snack, rather than a delicious meal you'd want to eat again.

No_Limit1632d ago

@Maria...aka NextLevel,

Thanks for doing the hard work of finding those articles for us. /S

MysticStrummer1632d ago

If the writer labelled the game "masterpiece" at release but is already needing something new to win them back, then they misused the word "masterpiece".

InTheLab1632d ago

The post launch support seems bad simply because there was a lack of content in the first place.

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Blues Cowboy1632d ago

@Utalkin2me: I should have been more specific. We're talking big Christmas console shooters here. Comparing Titanfall to legends like UT and Q2 is totally reductive - but I agree, I'd play Q2 or UT99 any day of the week over any console shooter ever released (even including Goldeneye or Halo CE splitscreen).

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gamer11381632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

Seeing as how you're playing Killzone Shadowfall I can't really take your opinion seriously. Maybe you prefer slow, plodding shooters rather than frenetic, intense, fact paced action?

Dolf0451632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

Dude what some call slow and plodding others call considered and tactical. I loved the Killzone MP and while they have yet to recreate Killzone 2 MP goodness Shadowfall was a blast!

Personal taste, and I haven't played Titanfall so can't really comment specifically on the game, but I've always shied away from the COD lightning fast model. It's just everyone running around like a headless chicken knifing people which (for me) sucked the fun out of it a bit.

Edit: To clarify, not shitting on TF I'd love to give it a bash. Just commenting on the fact that speed isn't the be all and end all

DARK WITNESS1632d ago

it's not a masterpiece, it's just one of the better shooters out of what is a very limited number to start off this gen with.

I have tried to get back into it after a few of my friends convinced me to give it a chance, but I still don't feel there is anything special about it.

UnHoly_One1631d ago

Titanfall is the best multiplayer shooter I've ever played.

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gamer11381632d ago

Been playing it again lately. Still great fun. Loads of people online. Looking forward to the new game modes.

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mhunterjr1632d ago

I've been playing it a lot lately. There still appears to be a lot of people online on the xb1 version, ans I'm still having a lot of fun.

Some players are really good at navigating the maps, it's really marvelous to watch.

I think the new update will only effect the population positively. I'm lookin forward to the new modes, but I'm a bit disappointed that they'll only be around temporarily. They both seem like they will do wonders for encouraging teamwork.

skulz71632d ago

How is the game a masterpiece? Yes, it is a fun multiplayer game. But really, its just CoD with mechs and wall running. It was a fun multiplayer game but was by no means a masterpiece.

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