Platforms: Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4

Release Date: October 28, 2016

Reviewed On: PlayStation 4

Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Publisher: Electronic Arts

It may come across as weird as to why I am reviewing a game that is over four years old. I had never played either game. Since I received the game from PlayStation Plus. However, I was curious about the game because I had heard lots of good things about it. So since I had Titanfall 2 laying around in my download list I chose to play it. And I enjoyed the experience so much that I chose to write a review about it.

Graphics

The Titans look amazing; there are around 6 to 10 Titans that you fight against in the single-player mode. The details on the Titans look amazing but where it falls short is the character models. They look okay at best; they feel like they came from a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game. If I would make a guess, I think they put all of their focus on the Titans and the character models were just there to exist.

 Gameplay

It’s fun as heck. This is what every Gundam game should be. Titanfall 2 knocked it out of the park with these titans. You truly feel you are controlling a behemoth. They use different abilities and even better – they are all unique. But that’s not all you do. If you want to you can exit your armored titan. You can run, wall jump and turn invisible for a few seconds. That gives you the ability to be agile and also sneaky. In the mid-game, you get something that turns the tide to your favor. The interaction between you, the pilot, and BT )which is the name of your titan) is one for the ages. I had lots and lots of fun listening to them to communicate with each other. There are so many guns in this game and all of them function well. Some are more useful than others, but in the end, they all get the job done.

What about the enemies you face? Well, they are either regular soldiers or robot soldiers and there are some mini titans you fight as well. For me, the worst is the exploding spiders. They hurt a lot. You need to be careful and always moving so you don’t get caught in their explosions. There are also semi-dragons you fight along the way, these are very tanky so make sure to bring your best guns. Those bullet sponges will eat lots of ammo before they go down.

There are a few collectibles you can find throughout the maps but they are all for trophies. You don’t get to unlock anything from them. However, there are laptops you can find that add some more lore to the in-game universe but that’s about it. There is a multiplayer aspect that I did not choose to check out because I am not into MP modes.

Story

You are a soldier fighting a war against an organization. Along the way, you discover that the enemies are plotting something massive against your planet and it’s up to you to save it. The story is just there; it’s nothing groundbreaking and the ending left a bad taste in my mouth.

Let’s just say it made no sense.

 Audio/Sound Design

There is really not much to say about that. In fact, it’s actually worse than that. The issue comes from the subtitles. They are so small and are also placed at the top of the screen instead of at the bottom which makes it harder for you to read during all of that action. There is nothing worse than having BT trying to make a joke with the pilot while I am trying to escape death from exploding spiders.

Summary

Titanfall 2 is an amazing game that is held back by the placement of subtitles and the size of the text. The ending did leave the story open for a third game. To be honest, part 3 is needed because this game had one of the best missions I have ever played in a videogame. Let’s just hope they fix that subtitle placement and font size because that’s unacceptable.

Editors Note– If the review seems a little different, the writer has some hearing issues that make it difficult to connect the dots. He’s doing a great job as he continues to write each week.