How do you improve on the perfect shooter? One which innovated on the First Person Shooter genre, has some of the best balancing in any online shooter and created the best parkour system in the games industry. I’m talking about Titanfall, and to me, it is the perfect shooter.
It’s been two and a half years since the release of Titanfall, the Xbox One (and Xbox 360) console exclusive shooter. And to this day, it is still my go to FPS, and possibly my favourite shooter of all time. The feeling I had when I called my first Titan down from space was incredible, and one I can still remember to this day. For me, it’s the perfect in between of Call of Duty’s fast paced, precise close quarters twitch-shooter combat, and Battlefield’s huge sprawling battles featuring numerous epic moments throughout each match, often requiring plenty of tactics and teamwork.Respawn Entertainment, a developer born out of the industry changing developer Infinity Ward, managed to take away the best moments and feelings from the COD and Battlefield series, and added Titans into the mix, to create an impeccably balanced and fun match-up between agile pilots and hulking armed to the teeth Titans, which constantly leads to incredible moments every match.
Now in two months’ time, Titanfall 2 is set launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October the 28th. And of course I’m excited. If you’ve read this far, you know that I love Titanfall, so of course I’d be excited for a sequel. But, I’ve started thinking more and more recently, about how do you improve on the perfect shooter? And the conclusion I kept coming to was I don’t think you can. And that’s why I’ve been apprehensive for Titanfall 2.