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Single-Player still looks like the most interesting part of Titanfall 2

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Titanfall 2 single player trailer 2

The first Titanfall holds a special place in my heart, which is peculiar for a game almost exclusively meant for multiplayer. Its combination of fast, nimble Pilot play with more hulking Titan battles made online shooting fun again, and I’ve craved a single-player experience that captures some of those best moments since. Titanfall 2 is bringing that, but it’s also playing around with the formula in ways I didn’t think it would.

Titanfall 2’s single-player seems to offer a lot of gameplay variety, some of which is shown the the shooter’s latest story trailer. We’re introduced to Jack and Titan BT-7274 (which doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like BB-8), the two main characters of this story Respawn has crafted. Flung together through circumstance, the story dials into the relationship between a pilot and their Titan. All the while gameplay swings between stimulating parkour puzzles and large scale Titan battles.

Another facet of the campaign that is addressed is the IMC. Since the first Titanfall didn’t really have space to flesh out who the bad guys really were, it’s neat to see a little motivation on that front. Jack and his buddies are sent to deal with the IMC threat, who have built a weapon that has the power to destroy entire planets. It’s not called the Death Star by name, but I’m sure you catch the drift.

Why the IMC is seeking to kill other humans is anyone’s guess, but it’s the thread that Respawn is hoping to latch you onto. Personally, I’m not even sure that’s the main hook. It’s the seemingly deep emotional connection pilots have to their Titans that seems like the real narrative draw. Especially in the case of the developing relationship between Jack and BT, who already have some neat comedic moments in the limited footage above.

Titanfall 2 is out next week on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Last Updated: October 19, 2016

13 Comments

  1. But will it be available in SA?

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 19, 2016 at 12:52

      Yes, South America will have it

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 19, 2016 at 12:57

        • Admiral Chief

          October 19, 2016 at 13:02

          Is he off to go play Warframe?

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 19, 2016 at 13:09

            KOTOR
            😛

          • Admiral Chief

            October 19, 2016 at 13:13

            Awesome game that!

      • Mighty Meh

        October 19, 2016 at 13:28

        Will it have local servers is more my question. The first one was fun but the high ping made it a little less enjoyable.

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        • Thorsten

          October 20, 2016 at 08:26

          I have asked EA and Multiplay and they both responded with “No Comment”. I also contacted Respawn and they did not reply. Multiplay does have servers in Cape Town but I would wait before purchasing as they don’t seem to keen to get this information out.

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          • Mighty Meh

            October 20, 2016 at 13:21

            Thanks mate!

            If they plan on using multiplay servers that’s already more promising than waiting for Microsoft to give us Azure servers. Hopefully it pans out but I’ll save my money for now…

      • HairyEwok

        October 20, 2016 at 08:07

        XD

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    • Pieter Kruger

      October 19, 2016 at 14:22

      The first one was so yeah, the 2nd one will be too!

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      • HairyEwok

        October 20, 2016 at 08:06

        Wrong. The first one was pulled back out of SA because of our internet structure. Here’s the quote from EA…
        “After conducting recent online tests for Titanfall, we found that the performance rates in South Africa were not as high as we need to guarantee a great experience, so we have decided not to release Titanfall in South Africa at this time.
        We understand this is a disappointment for local fans and will keep fans posted on any future plans regarding the release of Titanfall in South Africa.”

        People who had the game in SA bought it through international keys.

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  2. Dark Overlord Jaybles

    October 19, 2016 at 16:03

    Prediction: BT is going to ‘die’ and I am going to sit in the corner curled up crying, never trusting anything or anyone ever again.

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