By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on October 28, 2016
Are you looking forward to playing Titanfall 2? I surely did! I was so excited about Titanfall 2 having a single player story. I like to play multiplayer from time to time, but I absolutely love a good single player campaign. So I'm very happy to be able to tell you all about this storyline, which I think completes the experience and really brings the game to life!
Titanfall 2, the sequel to the highly praised 2014 multiplayer FPS Titanfall, starts with a tutorial, courtesy of your new mentor Lastimosa, who just chose our protagonist, Jack Cooper, to be his apprentice. Lastimosa is a pilot and pilots are the lucky bastards who get to be connected to a Titan. For the people who don't know the Titans of Titanfall, Titans are huge robots, who fight alongside you in battle. But the single best thing about these metal hulks is that there is a cockpit built into the titan, especially made for pilots. After completing the tutorial you will actually receive advice as to what difficulty setting is recommended for you, based on how you did during said tutorial. Now, I don't know about you, but I think this is a very cool feature!
After the tutorial, you enter a battlefield. Unfortunately, your mentor, Lastimosa, gets hurt and dies. Damn! Just as we were becoming friends... Because he was on a very important mission, he now hands the mission and his titan over to the one person he can trust: you. That's where your adventure with titan BT-7274 (BT for short) begins.
Playing as Jack, you already have a wide array of awesome weapons at your disposal. You can carry two weapons at any given time and it can be any two weapons you like. Plus, you can carry one type of throwing weapon. When you climb into BT, things get a little different. There are several classes of Titan and during the game you can unlock every one of these classes. Every class has its own weapons and special abilities. I prefer the Expedition and Brute class, because both these classes give me the opportunity to shoot multi-target missiles and they both have a great shield which I can use to protect myself from enemy fire. I would advise you to try out all the different classes and decide which class suits you best. It's really handy to know all the ins and outs of your favorite classes, especially because things get increasingly more difficult as you progress through the game.
Not only the Titans have special abilities; Jack also has a trick up his sleeve; he can perform wall-runs. You better try to master this special skill, because you will most definitely need it. It's considered a specialty of really good pilots and you don't want to look stupid in front of your fellow soldiers, now do you? Use the tutorial at the start of Titanfall 2 to master this all-important wall running technique. To help you face wall running parcour section, the developers came up with something brilliant. A ghost pilot will be summoned after scanning and analyzing the area, and by simply pushing a button, this ghost will show how to best approach this wall run challenge. After that, you can either follow his example or be an obstinate bastard and still choose your own way; you're in no way limited to just one solution to the wall run problem at hand.
There's no end to the awesome ideas and mechanics, built in to Titanfall 2! For instance, another great moment in the game is when you temporarily have the ability to travel back and forth in time. At that particular moment in the game, you're in a office building, quite busy with unraveling details of the mission you're on. There's only one thing that prevents you from doing so: the total destruction of the office building... To continue on your mission, you must switch between the present (where everything is destroyed and on fire) or travel to a couple of weeks before, when everything was just fine and dandy. If ,for example, you want to enter a set of electric doors, but they won't work in the present, just switch to the past, where they work just fine. But beware, you'll have to deal with enemies in both the present and past, so choose carefully which ones you'd rather face.
Titanfall 2 does, of course, feature a multiplayer mode. You can choose between several types of matches, like: everyone for themselves, capture the flag, etc. The multiplayer mode offers you all abilities and weapons of the single player campaign, with a couple of added extra's. Pilots can, for example, use a grapple hook to get around and there are many options to customize your character and gameplay. So whether you're into multiplayer or single player games, Titalfall 2 really has the best of both worlds... and AWESOME GIANT ROBOTS!
After playing the game, there's only one conclusion I can come to: Titanfall 2 is a excellent game with an intense single player story! Visually, Titanfall 2 is stunning; everything looks awesome, from the environments, right down to the last bolt on your titan! I actually almost completed the storyline in one go, because the game manages to get under your skin and makes damn sure you WILL want to know what happens next. So take good care of your titan and happy hunting!