This is a topic that has caught my eye recently. I’ve noticed a few videos on Youtube asking if the new game to be released on the Xbox One called TitanFall could be a Call Of Duty Killer.
Personally I’ve lost a lot of interest in the Call Of Duty games recently and I only really bought Black Ops 2 for the zombies and the campaign. To me each game is a repetition of the last with a couple of small changes to the gameplay and some new game modes.
Looking at the gameplay I’ve seen from TitanFall so far it looks like it has the potential to become as popular as Call Of Duty or even more popular than Call Of Duty. The gameplay looks to have a lot more to offer than Call Of Duty. There is a lot more freedom when moving around the environment with the ability to wall run across buildings, a double jump ability that allows people to get that extra little boost when jumping across from rooftop to rooftop. All of these movements can be achieved quickly and seamlessly which keeps the pace of the game consistent and keeps the player interested.
As well as the previously mentioned freedom around the battlefield you can call in your own giant titan to roam around the battlefield and cause chaos in.
A great thing I’ve seen in some of the gameplay videos is that the titans aren’t placed around the map like vehicles in other games so everybody is constantly fighting for them. Instead each player has the ability to call in their own titan every couple of minutes after the titan has been built. Also The titans aren’t big lumbering machines that move slowly around the map, the titans are agile and easy to move around in and also have a dash ability allow giving them an extra little speed boost and allowing whoever is piloting it to dive out of the way of incoming fire. There are also different loadouts for the titans there are only 3 available in the demo that I’ve seen but I wouldn’t be surprised if there were lots more in the finished game. The titans also seem fairly easy for players to take down as they can equip themselves with heavier weapons to take the titans down, making them not incredibly overpowered like they looked like they might of been when the game was announced.
There isn’t much information that has been released so far in regards to TitanFall but from what I’ve seen and heard about the game so far, personally I think the game definitely has the potential to become the next big thing just like Call Of Duty did when it was first released. The gameplay is a nice and welcomed breath of fresh air for the FPS genre.