The long awaited sequel to Respawn’s mech heavy shooter was regrettably mired with controversy, but thankfully this did not adversely affect the title in the eyes of the Midlife Gamer community, as we give it the 4th place spot in our games of 2016.
Criticism’s aimed at the game’s lacklustre campaign, and flawed technical and exclusivity concerns have been addressed ahead of the drop of this title, despite its badly timed release. This time round the campaign is a straight up sci-fi story set in the world outlined in the first title. Stepping into the shoes of Jack Cooper, an infantry grunt who wishes to become one of the elite “pilots”, is thrown into the role when his mentor, Tai Lastimosa, is KIA, but not before linking his mech BT to Jack.
Jack is then forced to step up to the expectations of a pilot and continue Tai and BT’s mission in Tai’s absence.
Most of the core mechanics from the first game have been tweaked and improved, with traversal now far more intuitive than before, but with the added mechanics you would expect from a title trying to keep things fresh. New abilities and an expanded Titan roster allows deeper customisation and personalisation of your character than was previously available in the 2014 original.
Titanfall 2 takes its rightful place in our top picks of the year, proving that just because a game is released at an inopportune time, does not automatically make it a failure. Titanfall 2 proves that the underdog is still alive and well in the MLG community.