Gameroween 2015: Video Game Characters that make good costumes (Titan from Titanfall)

 

Robots are awesome, period, exclamation point. If they didn’t want to kill us so many times in fiction I would be an advocate for not the fast tracking of robots being made but having two in every house hold. Oh well I guess I can settle for anime mecha, robot movies, and Halloween. However with so many choices in the cybernetic costume arena which does one pick? Well people if I could make a suggestion, how about the Titans from Titanfall. Sure they’re not shape changing aliens from a mechanized planet, or time traveling killers from a post-apocalyptic age; but they are giant, bipedal, combat ready, tanks that can tip the scales in any militaristic engagement. They come in three flavors: the well balanced Atlas, the lithe Stryder, and (my personal favorite) the unstoppable Ogre. They have their strengths and weaknesses but once you see one, and you don’t have one, it’s over. Creating an accurate Titan costume is next to impossible; however if you put in the effort and love big, giant, robots, then your Titan will be glorious. Just don’t try arriving to your Halloween function via orbit, Titanfall technology sadly doesn’t exist yet.

 

 

 

This just in (or not): Titanfall turns one and we get the present.

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Yes people this is truly a year of games, never in resent memory did so many games come out so early. Mileage may very on the quality of said games, but the quote still stands. Not to be outdone the good people at Respawn Entertainment decided, as a thank you to the gamers who supported them through their first year, to make all their current DLC free! So gear up people and start downloading now, who know how long this free lunch will last.

 

 

 

Gift guide for great gamers: Titanfall

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The intro to Megas XLR said it best: chicks dig giant robots! Actually everyone digs giant robots because robots are awesome and making them giant is the most logical choice. Since Mech Assault went the way of the dodo there was a huge lack of giant fighting robo games out there, it took a while but there coming back thanks to Titanfall. A game that’s very Call of Duty-ish (with some Brink thrown in for taste) but instead of getting kill-streaks for doing a good job you get to summon a war machine from the heavens to lay waste to your enemies. Add to the fact of the game’s multiple modes and the ability to unlock other powerful advantages as you play and you come to find Titanfall does Advanced Warfare better than Advanced Warfare. Sadly the game’s only for Xbox One owners & online is required but like life, gaming can be unfair.

Mini Game Review: Titanfall

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Never mind the 75+ awards it won last year, never mind the other critics saying that it’s more than what I’m about to say, never mind the hype and listen to your good old friend the One, True, Omnigamer: Titanfall is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with MechAssault with a hint of Brink added in – and that’s it.

 

 

 

Not that’s a bad thing mind you, like CoD games; Titanfall is incredible amount of fun. The combat is well-balanced as players control the agile, adaptable pilots and imposing, game changing Titans. The battlefields are large and varied (they had to be for mech fighting action) so smart pilots can create ambushes or quick escapes when things don’t go your way and Titan can use buildings for cover against enemy Titans or pilots with anti-mech weapons. They even done new things like streamlined the story into the multiplayer (due to the fact that Titanfall doesn’t have a single player) so while you’re fighting they play through the story. Sadly though people with something like this, I expected more. This is a flagship title for the new Xbox One; a physical reason why players (despite the controversies) choose this system over the PS4. Everything said and done, through the standard multiplayer match types, the uninventive weapons, the cookie cutter class customization, and not even a graphical update – Titanfall doesn’t measure up as next gen.

 

 

 

Rating

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Fun’s fun but now is the time to step it up, and today this title fails. Fortunately its pluses out weight’s its minuses so it doesn’t fail outright and the game could become next gen thanks to future DLC (or at least expand the story), but for right now this game ain’t worth the $60 plus tax (thankfully for me I got the Xbox One Titanfall bundle, so basically I got the game for free). Rent it, have fun for a weekend, then return it; the future is now – but not here. Yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games & Gear of 2014 – Titanfall (3/11/2014)

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Now people, you ask any gamer on the street what two games will be the landmark titles that will define the new year and most likely your get Destiny and Titanfall as the answer. Sure they’re FPSes but their take on the genre makes a lot of players (like myself) excited. Titanfall, for example, is an online only game; however it features a single player story. How does that work? By adding elements like NPCs and plot based objectives into its matches. Another plus is that this game is a fantastic hybrid of mech and sci-fi shooter; meaning that normal shooting parts and mech piloting stuff, is all well-balanced and not lacking. Mech Assault 2 and Starhawk tried this, but once someone got in a mech it was over for the non-mech players; in Titanfall having a mech is an advantage but is not a killer app (or I hope not). Finally this title is headed up by Respawn Entertainment, the same talented crew who created the good Call of Duty games, and if we all know one thing the good CoD games excel at is frantic, awesome, balls to the wall combat glory. Pedigree + potential = win; pick this game up on March 11th.