Critically Sane: "With Titanfall out and everyone, including our own staff, drooling over it as the next evolution of the shooter genre, what does this mean for the genre leaders Call of Duty and Battlefield? What can the big guns learn from the newcomer? And more importantly, is this the beginning of a changing of the guard for the genre?
For as much praise as Titanfall has amassed, the game is not going to dethrone Call of Duty or Battlefield as the king of the genre. At least not yet. Sheer numbers alone will keep those long running series at the top of the heap for the next couple years. But in a year where Call of Duty was generally regarded as disappointing and Battlefield was a consumer nightmare, Titanfall’s critical and commercial success (nearly a million copies sold in the first week of release) are certainly eye opening. Gamers want something different from their shooter experience and Titanfall is giving it to them."