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Titanfall Beta Review: Fear the Titan

The Beta lives up to the hype and players should definitely get their copies of Titanfall pre-ordered as soon as possible. It's going to be a hit!

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After all the hustle and bustle of trying to get a code for Titanfall's Valentines weekend beta, I was one of the fortunate few that were able to gain access. The semi-open beta started today, February 14th, and will continue through to February 18th at 6pm PST. 

Training for Battle!

The beta starts out giving a short and concise 14 part tutorial on how to play the game, which I hope sticks around for the release on March 11th. The tutorial is flawless and really helps you get into the swing of operating your pilot and your Titan. 

The separate parts of the tutorial train you to wall-jump, sprint, and shoot while on foot and they also train you to use your Titan. Everything from dodging out-of-the-way of bullets, using shields and having your Titan follow you should you need a little extra help clearing an area. 

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Overall the training session is invaluable experience into how you can take control of your game and dominate your opponents. 

Online-only games aren't as bad as some would have you believe!

Titanfall has gotten a bit of criticism from players not understanding why the limit of matches is 6v6. The 6v6 matches are almost more exciting and competitive than any other 64 players map that other military shooter games can provide. There are ai soldiers on the field as well and their presence doesn't clutter the map but it also helps to add to the feeling of being in a war zone. 

At the start of the match you are flying in a drop-vehicle when all of a sudden the doors open and you drop onto the battlefield to take your opponent down. You then get the chance to use all your skills learned in your training to help you take over the area and force the other team to retreat. 

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Playing the beta has really opened my eyes as to whether I want to order this game. Like many of you, I was a bit skeptical about all the hype surrounding this game but as I played I understood how this is truly the first next-gen shooter game. 

Early issues that are not too problematic. 

I'd hate to bring up the awful Battlefield 4 support that DICE and EA provided since it's launch, but I'm going to do it anyways. The support for Battlefield 4 was and still is the worst I've ever seen dropped servers, unable to connect, the works, but I have high hopes for Respawn's ability to address the issues. 

Titanfall is truly the first of it's kind and an excellent start to next-gen games!

Early on the only issues that I've seen is that the servers have had trouble supporting the amount of people who got keys to play the beta. The team has made note of the problem and has worked on getting the slight glitch fix. I had no problems playing the game but many people get errors saying something along the lines of  "No Servers Found." Hopefully these problems will get sorted out quickly and efficiently. 

Overall the beta has got me excited for the real game and I can not wait for launch day! Titanfall releases March 11th for North America and Europe.

Originally Published Feb. 14th 2014

Senior Intern

Intern at GameSkinny. Graphic Design student at The University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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  • 1
    Brahm_9561 5 months ago
    Great review ChizeloffdaBlock! But I thing you should talk a little bit more about the story line of the game, it's what makes me go through the game. I found another review from Harsh - http://www.techjunction.in/review/titanfall-beta-india.html over at Tech Junction, which says that the game doesn't support full 1080p graphics, is that true? That will be a big turn off...
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    Miranda Kirk (ChizeloffdaBlock) 5 months ago
    Senior Intern
    There are rumors that Titanfall will possibly run on 900p once it's released (I believe the beta is running on 792p). I guess we'll just have to wait and see! But I wouldn't say the not having 1080p is a complete deal breaker.
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    Stupur 5 months ago
    Completely agree. This game has something really special about it. Can't wait to see what the full game has to offer. Bring it on.
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    Miranda Kirk (ChizeloffdaBlock) 5 months ago
    Senior Intern
    haha thanks! It's an awesome game so far. :)
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    SpectreFedSen 5 months ago
    Contributor
    Nice review - you've got my attention on the game and I will be looking forward to its release.
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    Miranda Kirk (ChizeloffdaBlock) 5 months ago
    Senior Intern
    It is amazingly fun when you play it! I can't wait :D Thanks for the compliment!
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    Fathoms_4209 5 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    I would like to say, for the record, that it's not really the "support" that has been the problem with Battlefield 4. In point of fact, DICE has released multiple updates and patches; they were attempting to fix the problems from day one and really haven't stopped.

    It's not the support that sucks, it's just the performance. ...not that that's any better, I'm just clarifying. ;)
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    Miranda Kirk (ChizeloffdaBlock) 5 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Buut if they are not releasing an update that works, isn't that classified as "bad support?" That the point I was trying to make, but I see what you are saying :)
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    Kevin_6405 5 months ago
    I've got the Beta also and this game is awesome!!!
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    Miranda Kirk (ChizeloffdaBlock) 5 months ago
    Senior Intern
    I'm glad you like it as much as me! Seems they finally got the servers back up which is great!
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    Venisia Gonzalez 5 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    The beta is fun :)
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    Venisia Gonzalez 5 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Great review!
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    Miranda Kirk (ChizeloffdaBlock) 5 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Thanks so much! :)