Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 325 - Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 is simultaneously one of the most underappreciated but also overhyped games of the last generation. It's great, and definitely deserved better than being sent out to die and forgotten like EA did when it launched, but it's also pretty much impossible for it to live up to the word of mouth and hype it has gotten in the 3+ years since then. Me, I was always a Titanfall 2 fan and was there from the start. Read more and watch gameplay here.

So why did Titanfall 2 fail? Multiple reasons, really. First was that Titanfall was originally an Xbox exclusive and PlayStation fans are petty assholes that didn't want to play the multiplatform Titanfall 2 out of spite. Second, Titanfall 1 was an online multiplayer only game that was only okay-ish, so even Xbox fans were skeptical of the sequel. Third, it launched at a freaking terrible time. Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, EA's own Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Farming Simulator 17 all launched around Titanfall 2, so it mostly got lost in the shuffle. If it had a Spring release or something more reasonable, it definitely would have done better. 

After the dust of that crowded release period settled, however, people started talking about Titanfall 2. About how the campaign was crazy and innovative and awesome and everyone should play it. It really is a unique and interesting campaign where every level offers soemthing different. For the asking price - either paying $5 to play it via EA Access or buying it for under $10 since its on sale freaking constantly - Titanfall 2 is a must play.