So Microsoft, EA, and the developer of Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment, released the beta for Titanfall over the last weekend, and it was magnificent. There hasn’t been a beta or a demo that has been this much fun for me since EA and DICE released the Battlefield 1942 Wake Island demo, and I think Titanfall is going to be just as important for the First-Person-Shooter genre.
For those of you that don’t know Titanfall is made by the original makers of the Call of Duty franchise who have left Activision and formed a new studio. The game is about a war in the future, and it is fought by pilots who can call giant Mechs in to battle with them. They also have jump jets on their backs so they can double jump and wall run over the cityscapes.
Titanfall plays like they took, Halo, Battlefield, Call of Duty, MechAssault, and Mirror’s Edge and shook really hard until just the best parts remained. It is better than the sum of its parts, and they only released a little bit of it for public consumption. I can’t wait to see what is left to discover.
If you like FPSs you should be extremely excited for this game, and even if you don’t this is a game that you are going to want to play. Save your penny’s because Titanfall is a day one purchase, and something people will be playing for years to come. Heck if they charged $60 for the beta I would probably pay it because it is just that good.