Titanfall is awesome generally speaking, but some people might not be getting it. Here are reasons why.
The Xbox One’s most anticipated “exclusive” Titanfall drops today and I know a lot of people who are picking this game up. I was convinced to get the Xbox One bundled with the game when it was announced a couple of weeks ago. However, I realized that I never did pick up the game and I don’t regret pre-ordering it. I actually thought the game was pretty awesome when I tried the beta, but there were a couple of reasons why I didn’t get the game today.
1. $60 for Multiplayer? No way
I was really psyched about getting Titanfall, but I had second thoughts when I found out that it had no single player campaign. I know that some people can enjoy solely playing multiplayer games, but there are people who would rather have both. For example, I pay $60 for a game like Battlefield and it has both SP and MP. At the same time, not everyone enjoys playing competitively online and chances are I’ll only be playing from to time so I’ll always be crushed by people who play it night and day. While it’s still a good game, perhaps I’ll just wait for the price to drop.
2. Too Much Games in my Backlog
I don’t think I’m the only one who has this problem. If you go to college or have a job, then you probably don’t have the time to play all of the games that come out. However, you go on and horde them anyway whenever Steam has a massive sale or it’s Black Friday. I still need to finish games like Tomb Raider, Dishonored, and Far Cry 3. Trust me I still have so much more on the list. So, I’m going to be smart and hold off buying Titanfall at full price just to have it queued up.
3. Infamous: Second Son is coming
This goes in tandem in #1 if you are fan of single player campaigns. When I was faced with the choice between Infamous: Second Son and Titanfall, the former won because of super powers, single player campaign, and storytelling. Now that’s something I would gladly spend $60 for! Yes, I might have to wait a few more weeks for it come out but my backlog will keep me at bay. It’s going in front of my queue when I get it!
4. I would rather play it on the Xbox One
If I did get Titanfall, it would have been on the PC. I already bought a PlayStation 4 last November, so I’m still kind of broke to buy an Xbox One. I don’t know why I have this irrational feeling that it’s better to play it on the Xbox One. Maybe it’s because Microsoft has been marketing it that way since its announcement. I think that most people and my friends will be playing it on the Xbox One too. I’m no fool though because it wasn’t enough for me to go out and decide that I must have an Xbox One now. So yes, it’ll probably be quite a while before I get the game.
5. I don’t have a team I can regularly play with
My friend plays Battlefield like it’s his life. He and his friends bring their TVs and consoles to each other’s houses just to play the game together. They play it almost everyday that they know most maps like the back of their hand. Everyone knows their roles and they are a brilliant team. It’s so cool because they are so into it. Now, if most of my other friends and myself were like this then I would have justified paying $60 for Titanfall. We are mostly casual players and I’m betting we are going to play with random sets of friends from time to time.