TitanFall is, first and foremost, a multiplayer first-person shooter. It’s similar to the countless other FPSs out there in some aspects, but it has a very important stand-out element - it lets the player get into giant mechs and deal some Grade-A destruction.
The selling point lies within the idea that both mechs and human players interact with each other on the same map, and do so in a very interesting manner.
Given that TitanFall is online multiplayer only, the modes on offer are pretty important. Attrition is your run of the mill kill everything that’s not your team mode. You start off on foot and the more you kill, the quicker you can request your Titan to be deployed to you.
Hardpoint is the second game mode. You have to have a presence around certain points in the map and make sure that the other team doesn’t get to them. This becomes a “Guard the Base” type of an event and you get points as to how successful you guard a point or capture it.
The third one is a very interesting LTS or Last Titan Standing mode, where the game begins with you being inside a Titan, doesn't allow respawns if you die while on foot, and win by wiping off Titans on the other team.
You might be wondering how human players can stand up against giant mech suits. The game spares no sympathy for puny humans and adheres to realism that lets you get crushed by a Titan’s feet. Simply walk over enemy pilots and other AI units while piloting a Titan and that's the end of them.
To balance things out, elements of parkour, and cloaking mechanisms are introduced to the pilots on foot, which in turn allow some impressive takedowns of Titans in a non-head on manner. Specialist weapons are also available for human players to combat Titans which deals a bit more damage than the average pistol/rifle/shotgun. These however, when used on other human players, simply vaporise them into a mist of blood.
The Titans can be manned or left unmanned to auto engage the enemy or guard a particular spot. This gives a rather interesting freedom to the player, allowing him/her to select the sort of gameplay one wants to engage in. Pilot a Titan and rain down hell on minions, or let the Titan do its own thing while you dash about the map, getting some stealthy and quick kills!
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