Titanfall is nothing but a next-gen Call of Duty clone

Gamer Headlines writes: 'Unless you have been living on a distant planet, you have probably heard about the latest next-gen FPS title from Respawn Entertainment Titanfall. As we are closing in to the official release of the game on March 11, lucky players were able to get into the closed beta version, which will reportedly become open to everyone in a few hours time. However, a question we dare ask ourselves is what is all the hype about?'

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insomnium22680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

As I saw Angry Joe playing this game the biggest possible problem with this might be the DLC milking. Giving only 3 titans and a low number of maps in the beginning and then milking the living s*it out of it by DLC has the potential to murder the excitement for this game after the initial rush.

The COD devs have a bad track record regarding all this too.

GamingGod3582680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

Yet, hype all around ... Oh, EA .. you get me every time! ..

'Buy our newest titan-flavored coffee! For 75$ you get the specially designed cup to hold the coffee! Additional ingredients to be available with the upcoming DLC packs!!! BUY NOW!!!!!"

I can't wait! #March11

insomnium22680d ago

LOL there is indeed a big concern about DLC milking going on. They should release some info regarding this asap.

About your coffee mug referance I'll much rather take my glowing condom thank you LOL!

Gazondaily2680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

Yeah it plays a lot like COD (on foot anyway) but is it a bad thing? It isn't a clone that's for sure (flamebait). And a lot of hipster gamers (not directed at the op) throw the term "COD clone" but did they even play Modern Warfare 1 and 2?

I think some people were expecting the second coming with Titanfall. Others, like me, knew what this game was about. It was a mashup of the likes of Quake with its fast pace, of COD, with its gunplay and the Titans adding their own depth. And Titanfall delivers (in terms of gameplay)

I think people don't get it. Its an arena based competitive FPS. It was never more than that.

**Titanfall is nothing but a Call of Duty DLC**

Wtf? I don't get this thinking.

Someone please tell me; what differentiates, say, Killzone Shadow Fall from Call of Duty? You have classes, you have loadouts, you have people that die in a few bullets. What's different? THe one way shield? The little turret you can deploy?

The hate regarding Titanfall irks me particularly because it shows that this new generation of gamers doesn't want a pure arena based FPS.

Look at the comments regarding bots. I mean, you must be doing something drastically wrong if you're going around talking about their A.I. By the same standard, I should berate the minions on League of Legends who follow the same track.

The bots aren't A.I opponents; they are there to supplement additional points, unlock attachments etc. Actual pilots appear on the map as a far
t red dot. I hold my hands up in bewilderment as to why people are struggling with the concept of the minions in this game. Maybe I should upload some gameplay to show you lot how the game is supposed to be played but then again, I shouldn't have to do that because the mechanics should be obvious at a cursory glance.

Titanfall is the kind of jump I expected from the next Call of Duty game after Modern Warfare 2. In that sense, then maybe it is a COD game with mechs but it is not a clone.

Edsword2680d ago


Wow that's a lot just to say, "I like Titanfall eve if it is a COD clone." The problem is not that it plays like COD. COD is obviously still the most popular thing going right now in FPS. The problem is that this has been touted as the end all be all fps game changer of the new console generation. Why? Because MS needs it to be that because the XB1 is not selling well compared to the PS4. XB1 sales are great compare to last gen timeframe, but that just doesn't matter as much as the ratio of PS4s to XB1s. The bigger that divide, the harder it will become to get 3rd party exclusives and the harder it will become to catch up. MS cannot let this sales gap get out of control and Titanfall is the quickest bandaid that can be applied. If this game were on the PS4 they would have to be defending its resolution and downplaying its significance. Stop getting caught up in the PR crap. Titanfall is a good game, but not what it is being touted to be.

FriedGoat2680d ago


This is hardly a arena shooter the likes of quake. The speed is still in slow motion compated to quake 3. It's very much COD with robots.

I've played a bunch now, it's more fun onfoot than in the titans. Its a mixup of COD and Hawken nothing more. The game is totally overrated. Although it is a good game, i'm fairly bored of the beta already.

whitefang19882680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

I think the bottom line is (disregarding all the cod clone stuff) if you enjoyed or still enjoy cod you will most probably enjoy titan fall.
If you were someone (like me) who recognised what was happening with cod after modern warfare and stopped playing them. You probably will find this a tired old concept of gameplay.
Yes its a fun game no doubt when it gets hectic and with friends.
But for me. I feel its not worth the price. To me it would be like halo taking away master chief and single player and selling you full price mp. I just don't see the value. Don't get me wrong I think battlefield was better when it was pure mp. But to me the gameplay for tf feels slightly shallow. I would buy a sequel if it wasn't going to come out annually with no single player and I'd personally prefer it on ps4 (yes shock horror someone with a ps4 is interested in titanfall lol)

@edsword completely agree

pompombrum2680d ago


See I feel the opposite. I used to love COD back with COD 4 and MW2 however since then it's just got worse. In fact I'd go as far as to say the FPS genre in general has gone to crap. The last FPS game I think I truly enjoyed was Bad Company 2. I've played less than 30 hours on Battlefield 4 and hell, I even upgraded my PC especially for it.

But there is something about Titanfall that just scratches that itch I've had for a while. The parkour elements turn the metagame on it's head and most importantly, it's FUN. This isn't COD with a new fresh coat of paint like the boring sequels Activision churns out yearly, it's an evolution of the game mechanics that many found fun at one point or another.

UltimateMaster2680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

I can hardly imagine any game to be worst that Call of Duty.
Titanfall can't be That bad.

minimur122680d ago

I got into the beta and it's spot better than I expected, I was never originally planning to get this and didn't think much of it, not looking fps'that much, but it's pretty awesome :3

frostypants2680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

@Septic: "Yeah it plays a lot like COD (on foot anyway) but is it a bad thing?"

Yes...probably. It will sell, but a lot of gamers absolutely hate CoD. I personally like only the recent Treyarch editions a little. That said, it really depends. If if feels like the recent IW releases, I want none of it. If it on the other hand has the feel of the CoD's up to MW1, it could be OK. If on the other hand it is everything that made CoD games problematic, including the horrible netcode, that's an issue.

awi59512680d ago

They made call of duty and their games were always better than the B teams games. So which one is the clone lol.

4Sh0w2680d ago

I disagree feels very different to me but really I don't care if people want to compare it to COD, in the end all that matters is its a really addictive fun game and 95% of the impressions from those who have played it seems they can't wait for the full game.

RyuCloudStrife2680d ago

All CoD haters and CoD lovers are loving TitanFall because the haters of CoD don't want to support the CoD franchise but basically are supporting the same franchise under a different name with mechs/wall climbing included.

That's what you call a blind, foolish hypocritical person .

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RedSoakedSponge2680d ago

im pretty sure i read somewhere that titanfall comes with 16 maps at launch. thats a good amount if you ask me! :)

i do agree that the game will still be milked a LOT after launch with loads of DLC, but im still hoping it will be enjoyable enough to justify buying it.

Magicite2680d ago

titanfall is anything but next-gen

assdan2680d ago

I completely agree with you, even though I never really thought about it before.
But what the author of this article is saying is what I've been thinking since I first heard about this game.

ThanatosDMC2680d ago

You're definitely their target audience if you consider that as a lot.

LoneWolf0192680d ago

Thats average so not low to me.

SilentNegotiator2680d ago

It's COD with mechs and filler AI. There's lots of one-hit melee kills and you get rewarded with advantages given to the players that don't need them (faster mech respawn), just like COD.

kopicha2680d ago

kind of... after playing it, it makes it true that it does have a similar pacing to COD with the exception that now you have AIs to shoot at instead of just human players. The movement and shooting mechanic is similarly close to Blacklight Retrib which is another COD clone except you have jetpack and wall running giving you additional tactical movements around the map. With an addition of mechs is just like having additional artillery on the field like a replacement to tanks with a twist. while the game overall have a different tactical approach due to those additional twist in the game. but still does not take away the fact that it play and feel like COD. thou it dont come as a surprise if you know who the devs are. but imo this is no way a game changer like ti claim to be. i feel that the dev previously also make some over claim like how hectic that his heart could not take it. i dont feel that tension at all despite more things to shoot on screen due to those AIs. half time time I know I am killing AIs more than actual players. just feel weird for an online shooter

Harmy6662680d ago

Low number of maps? Lol

It's either 13 or 16 maps, but even if it was the latter, 13 is still more than most FPS games…

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FlunkinMonkey2680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

This game will still sell extremely well and get very good reviews (just like most COD games), purely because it is perfect for the western culture, which is happy to invest itself in shallow, repetitive, gun-toting and extremely one dimensional games, which will only bury themselves in a sea of monotony in a over-saturated genre.

I wouldn't call these graphics next-gen personally, and I wouldn't call a MP only game with shocking A.I. (masking poor human player count), which just happens to allow you to double jump and get in mechs, anything close to next-gen in my books.

I would not have a problem with this game if it wasn't hyped through the roof by the same idiots who claim things like COD ruin the industry, yet grasp at this game as some sort of saviour.


GamingGod3582680d ago

Madness? This is EA ..

This is the way they do things and why they've managed to get to the bottom of the pit when it comes to the human-likeability factor and even though they are at the very bottom, they still somehow manage to continue digging going deeper and deeper ..

Plus, don't forget that Titanfall is the selling point of the Xbox One, now that PlayStation 4 did double the sales of its competitor in January .. The Kinect and the bought Machinima campaign did nothing to help Microsoft so .. Plan C - Stand By for Titanfall ..

This is the next-gen world we are living in today, my friend .. Aahhhh, Good Times .. Good Times Indeed!

FlunkinMonkey2680d ago

Praise Jeebus, thanks the Lawwd!

palaeomerus2680d ago

It's an EA partners game not an EA game.

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stuna12680d ago

Well Said!!!! The same one repeatedly said COD need to die a quick and horrible death, yet at the mention of the next iteration being ready to drop, continuously said they weren't hyped about what was being shown up to release, but miraculously found themselves in line at some midnight release event, only to get it home to play it nonstop! Until someone asked them the question; Hey I thought you were done with C.O.D! Their reply; I got because all my friends are getting it!

Now those same one's are suffering withdrawal symptoms over the thought of not being able to get into a simple Beta of a facsimile of C O D with some improvements, but also some things that should have essential with those improvements.

Paulie_gualtieri2680d ago

Definitely has a heavy COD vibe to it but im loving it so far.The Mech action feels amazing.

Not a fan of the AI tho.Would be better with no AI at all.

SniperControl2680d ago

Then there would empty maps everywhere my friend.

Paulie_gualtieri2680d ago

I suppose i should rephrase that!

No AI + More players is what i would like.
There's more then enough room.

TheDrunkenJester2680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

I think ai is fine, I wish they where harder though. I have actually played a game and got 0 drone kills. So I don't think they completely ruin or get in the way of the game, but if they made them a little smarter and harder that would add a lot more challenge to the game.

ElementX2680d ago

Another COD clone article. I like Ghost!

Hit me up on PS4!

GamingGod3582680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

Personally I don't like Ghost ... I was a Battlefield fan, until Battlefield 3 was released and the 'Betafield 4' situation ..

Now I am starting to experience CoD ... and since my FPS fanboyism first started with CS 1.5 .. well CoD is pretty great ..

ElementX2680d ago

The last CoD I played was MW3. I didn't bother with BF4 after hearing about all the issues

webeblazing2680d ago

lol maybe because the people that invented cod made this game. people going to be surprised if the think destiny isnt going to feel like halo. this article is grasping for straws. if your into videos this deep by having a website. maybe they should look into whos making the game.

thrust2680d ago (Edited 2680d ago )

The game play is amazing, just because it is not on your console you bash it, I would bet my house that if it was ps4 only you would think this was the best thing since sliced bread!

hit173882680d ago

Console had nothing to do with it. Why people think because you bash titanfall it means you have a ps4... I have the beta on pc run it on insane. I am enjoying it but the computer Ai ruin the whole experience for me. And you can't lie, it feels a lot like cod. It's a good game, but no were near being the next big thing.

pompombrum2680d ago

How does the ai ruin it for you? You can easily go through the entire match without once having to engage them. You can also make creative use of them by staying by them when people come by then kill the people while they focus on the ai. I hated the thought of the ai too initially however for the most part, they don't effect my experience in a negative way at all.

LoneWolf0192680d ago

Please explain how AI ruin it for you? They don't hinder the game any. To me this is a fps adding minions to have a possible moba aspect? 6v6 is competitive and your play is felt. One thing I don't like about large mp counts. Contribution isn't felt as much which then just becomes casual play.
Titanfall feels like titanfall to me

H0RSE2680d ago


"One thing I don't like about large mp counts. Contribution isn't felt as much which then just becomes casual play."

- Exactly. It seems many of the naysayers on here concerning the player count, are basing their opinions on personal preference, specifically the notion that "bigger is better" and that "more = next-gen," whether it be resolution, frames, and now apparently, even player count...

When you play a game supporting large(r) player counts, it rarely results in the entire team contributing, and more often results in a portion of the team doing all/most of the work, and the rest kinda just doing whatever. It also makes it virtually impossible to coordinate as a full team. The small player count helps to address both of these problems, which is a prime reason why competitive/league matches are played with small player counts.

FlunkinMonkey2680d ago

It's on my mid/high range PC and i'm still not getting it, are any of your points ever valid?