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2021-12-01 9:51:43 PM  
I think at this point anyone who hasn't already bought Titanfall can deal with going straight to Titalfall 2, which isn't being taken off store shelves, at least per my reading of TFA.

Besides, Titanfall has consistently cost between $0 and $5 for quite a while now -- I myself got it for $0 when I got 2 for $5 a couple years back --- so anyone who wants it but hasn't bought it yet has only themselves to blame.
 
2021-12-01 9:52:46 PM  
Titanfall was alright but kinda sucked. It's a 100% multiplayer game with no real single-player aspect. If there's not enough players to make it worth maintaining servers, it makes zero sense to keep selling it as there's zero reason to buy it.

Now Titanfall 2 was surprisingly awesome. They focused much more on an actual campaign and did a great job making me care for a farking robot. It was hard, but not impossible with one level being an unforgettable trip. The multiplayer wasn't really different than 1, but that's because 1 had a good system, just no real sustainability.
 
2021-12-01 9:56:49 PM  
I'll download Titanfall 2 gain just to be safe.  Lordy but I want a third game where Cooper joins the Apex Predators.
 
2021-12-01 10:11:53 PM  
[T]he game's multiplayer servers will remain online even after the game is taken off stores and subscription services everywhere.

Well, you say that...
 
2021-12-01 10:44:29 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: [T]he game's multiplayer servers will remain online even after the game is taken off stores and subscription services everywhere.

Well, you say that...


Honestly, not much reason not to -- With everything gone cloud-based the mfr doesn't actually need to pay for additional physical servers to handle it - so long as they're hosting multiplayer servers for anything, there's very little actual expense to keep hosting servers for this game too - there's no development costs at this point.  With the dwindling player base they're not going to need a lot of servers, and it's good PR.
 
2021-12-01 11:59:20 PM  
It's farking weird that the blogger is trying to wax poetic about the deathmatch game where you get to jump in a mech and shoot people
 
2021-12-02 12:10:25 AM  

PlaidJaguar: Olympic Trolling Judge: [T]he game's multiplayer servers will remain online even after the game is taken off stores and subscription services everywhere.

Well, you say that...

Honestly, not much reason not to -- With everything gone cloud-based the mfr doesn't actually need to pay for additional physical servers to handle it - so long as they're hosting multiplayer servers for anything, there's very little actual expense to keep hosting servers for this game too - there's no development costs at this point.  With the dwindling player base they're not going to need a lot of servers, and it's good PR.


If they follow standard Imperial procedure EA will dump the servers and move on.  :p
 
2021-12-02 4:31:30 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Titanfall was alright but kinda sucked. It's a 100% multiplayer game with no real single-player aspect.


That explains why I've never bothered with it. For me games are like books. I don't like to have to accommodate someone reading over my shoulder and I don't like having to accommodate other people playing.

I also prefer to have them on my shelf to enjoy whenever I like, even decades after buying them. I was playing games on the ZX Spectrum yesterday. Publishers seem to be quite intent on finding ways to make sure that can't happen.
 
2021-12-02 7:22:07 AM  
Never played the original, and only played TitanFall 2 when it went free on PSN. But it was freaking amazing and I feel like I missed out.

I'm too old to keep up with competitive multiplayer now, but they put in a PVE mode where you and three other people fight against hoards of enemies and other Titans and it hit JUST right for me. Played the hell out of it. Even dipped my toe into the PVP, and though I don't have the twitch reaction time to keep with with these Adderall chewing kids anymore, it was still surprisingly fun. Just had to figure out my roll as a more objective defense player.

Wish it would have been more popular. It deserves better than it's got. One of the better shooters I've played on any platform.
 
2021-12-02 9:02:15 AM  
I got Titanfall 2 at Five below. I had never played the first one but figured "$5, eh, how bad could it be?"

It was the most fun I've had playing a video game in the past 10 years.

Best five dollars I ever spent
 
2021-12-02 9:06:46 AM  
Titanfall 2 wall sprinted Titanfall 1 off a cliff I think its OK to let it go.
 
2021-12-02 11:51:49 AM  

Gordon Bennett: For me games are like books. I don't like to have to accommodate someone reading over my shoulder and I don't like having to accommodate other people playing.


Same. I like the idea of multiplayer more than I do the reality. I'm looking to unwind and relax on MY time and MY schedule and to do what *I* want to do. Once I have to start adjusting what I want to do based around others, it no longer becomes an escape, it becomes another social engagement.

Even the rare times I do play MP games, it's the sort that strongly support solo play. Elder Scrolls Online, for example. I like that the world around me is alive with real people, even as I completely ignore them and do my own thing.

I get why OTHER people like MP games. Back in the Halo 2 days, man, that was a complete blast. Used to play a lot of online FPS games on PC in the late '90s and early 2000s. That was fun, too.

I just don't have any desire for that anymore.
 
2021-12-02 12:29:40 PM  
Titanfall 2 had some of the most fun level design you can find. If you haven't played it, do so.
 
2021-12-02 1:03:00 PM  
Huh, they finally pulled it. From what I've heard the multiplayer campaign has been nearly unplayable for at least a year due to someone (possibly a former dev team member) hammering the servers with various attacks (DDoS, targeted player blacklisting and other hacks). Thought the same thing was happening with Titanfall 2 guess that's cleared up.
 
2021-12-02 2:09:46 PM  

Troy McClure: Titanfall 2 had some of the most fun level design you can find. If you haven't played it, do so.


The time swapping jump puzzle level was outstanding.  I was worried it would be gimmicky once I started it but the pacing was spot on.
 
2021-12-02 2:12:49 PM  

Shadowknight: Never played the original, and only played TitanFall 2 when it went free on PSN. But it was freaking amazing and I feel like I missed out.

I'm too old to keep up with competitive multiplayer now, but they put in a PVE mode where you and three other people fight against hoards of enemies and other Titans and it hit JUST right for me. Played the hell out of it. Even dipped my toe into the PVP, and though I don't have the twitch reaction time to keep with with these Adderall chewing kids anymore, it was still surprisingly fun. Just had to figure out my roll as a more objective defense player.


That's how I got my copy.  Loved the horde mode too, I mostly played sniper and got real good at picking off heavies.
 
2021-12-03 8:07:19 AM  

shoegaze99: Gordon Bennett: For me games are like books. I don't like to have to accommodate someone reading over my shoulder and I don't like having to accommodate other people playing.

Same. I like the idea of multiplayer more than I do the reality. I'm looking to unwind and relax on MY time and MY schedule and to do what *I* want to do. Once I have to start adjusting what I want to do based around others, it no longer becomes an escape, it becomes another social engagement.

Even the rare times I do play MP games, it's the sort that strongly support solo play. Elder Scrolls Online, for example. I like that the world around me is alive with real people, even as I completely ignore them and do my own thing.

I get why OTHER people like MP games. Back in the Halo 2 days, man, that was a complete blast. Used to play a lot of online FPS games on PC in the late '90s and early 2000s. That was fun, too.

I just don't have any desire for that anymore.


You should try Rocket League. It's multi-player on a small scale (3 on 3) and I've been playing for a couple hundred hours without having to chat with anyone or schedule some game time. You jump on, play a 5 minute(?) game and you can bail if that's all the time you have. It's just pure fun, driving a car and shooting a soccer ball at a goal.
 
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