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Title: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 05, 2016, 09:08:42 AM
For anyone who is sitting on the fence with either of these two titles, I wholly endorse and recommend both. I'm fully enjoying the single player campaigns in both games. The production values are all top notch, graphics, story, voice acting, it's all impressive. Each game has some really fun and unique mechanics too. In Titanfall you get the dynamic of combat on foot and in a Titan, and the action on foot is in some ways more enjoyable since you have a lot of mobility with the parkour action. IW on the other hand has zero g combat, as well as space combat in fighter craft, which is surprisingly very exciting and enjoyable. My only complaint is that the action is so wild and frenetic that there is little opportunity to really watch and take in the breathtaking maps and objects populating them.

Anyway, haven't even touched any of the other game modes, but I'm really looking forward to it in both. Would be great to get some games going with some grogs. I also haven't tried modern warfare remastered yet, but damn, back in the day, some of the boys at wargamer.com had a blast every night playing that game. Good times.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: donkey_roxor on November 05, 2016, 10:17:38 AM
I agree for COD: IW. I'm only on the third campaign mission, but I like it better than Black Ops 3 already. Also it runs better - I had some issues with slowdown on Black Ops 3 that didn't get resolved until a few patches later, but am not running into any performance issues with IW.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 05, 2016, 10:25:18 AM
I just want to add that it is definitely still "CoD", so if you haven't ever cared for this style of game, there is a good chance you still won't care for "IW". That being said, the space combat and zero-g action adds another very enjoyable level of play, and the missions so far have sometimes been seamless in the transition, which is pretty cool. For instance, one mission has you flying out to an enemy destroyer in orbit around the moon. You exit your craft and fight your way into the destroyer in zero-g. Once inside, its back to more traditional combat, but the whole mechanic of flying from point A to point B, fighiting in Zero-g and then entering a large structure to accomplish the objective by taking the bridge is very cool.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 05, 2016, 12:09:07 PM
I've literally just completed the single player Titanfall 2 campaign and was going to create a thread to.....rave about it.

So I'll piggy back this one.

Titanfall 2 is fantastic. It's got a fantastic story, very good dialogue, amazing graphics and some superb unique mechanics.

Lots of weapons. Not Borderlands lots - but certainly enough to provide a variation of tactical options.

When I first found my Titan and within a few hundreds yards found myself on foot, I was somewhat disappointed. However the foot combat is stellar. AI isn't great - at least in terms of cover - but they seemed to use  mines, grenades and their weapons well enough and I found it just right - and I should say I was playing on Easy (I don't like replaying the same mission over and over).

Some "puzzle" aspects to the game. The jump mechanic to get over chasms is well implemented. There's also some interesting aspects in the game regarding flipping into the past and present to get through the phase of the game - very cool. I'm not giving anything away there - it's evident when you get there...what's not evident and what you'll learn is how to use it.

The Titans are superb. You get intros to the various key enemy Titans when you meet them and it's very immersive. What is extremely well done is the combat. You get I think half a dozen weapons over the course of getting your Titan. These weapons come with different abilities such as hover, tethering mines, ion cannon, Gatling gun, shield, "throw back" of projectiles. They are all very potent in their various guises depending on the enemy you face (foot soldiers, mechs, Titans) and you will find yourself switching between them.

The relationship played out between your Titan (BT 7274 I think) is excellent and you grow through the game together.

The production values throughout the game are stellar. Everything about it is superb and I can definitely see myself playing through this again.

Overall - I give this a 9 out of 10. It was that good in my opinion.

*note* - I don't know who reported 5 hours of gameplay and how they came to that conclusion. I have 14 on it. I may just be crap and had to replay a lot (but I don't think I did)

Do yourself a favour and get this if you had the smallest attraction to the idea.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 05, 2016, 12:29:14 PM
I'm planning on getting both. Both look great, but both are outside the realm of what I usually play. JH, JD - if you had to choose one to play first, which would it be? I really am having trouble deciding and am about to pre-purchase Dishonored 2, to complicate things further.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 05, 2016, 12:34:25 PM
I don't have IW I'm afraid.

All I can say is Titanfall 2 is worth the price tag. I will get at least another go through the game and there's multiplayer if I so choose.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 05, 2016, 12:37:00 PM
Worth the price tag just for SP?
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 05, 2016, 12:47:55 PM
I enjoyed it enough yep.

On Easy I got 14 hours logged. I'll easily go through that campaign again...at least once.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 05, 2016, 12:52:20 PM
I know I will get at least 20 hours because I am an incredibly slow FPS player - very cautious.

Well this helps me out not at all. I still want each game :)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 05, 2016, 01:11:54 PM
I think COD probably has more value from the sp perspective. From what I understand, you can play the MPLAYERmodes sp against bots, so once you're done with the campaign, there is still more to do outside of the dedicated sp campaign. It also has coop zombie modes and you can always get the legacy edition which comes with Modern Warfare remastered. A fabulous game in its own right with a campaign that had me riveted from start to finish.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 05, 2016, 01:34:52 PM
These are on my list along with Battlefield, but going to wait on lower pricing since I typically don't end up finishing these games, even if great.  Good to hear that single player modes aren't taking a back seat to MP.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 05, 2016, 02:26:36 PM
^Definitely.

Since WWI has been my main interest for years, my auto-buy would be BF1, but the SP components of Titanfall and Infinite Warfare sound better according to what JH and JD have posted...what to do...
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: OJsDad on November 05, 2016, 03:23:15 PM
Can either one be played with 2 players on the same Xbox.  If so, either one better than the other. 
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Apocalypse 31 on November 05, 2016, 05:00:44 PM
Is the IW campaign coop?
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Hofstadter on November 05, 2016, 06:14:23 PM
I would get titanfall two.

If it wasnt 90 AUD.

They can eat me.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 05, 2016, 09:23:29 PM
I am so totally on Call of Duty heaven. I just had a go at the CoD: Modern Warfare Remastered campaign and what great memories. They did a fantastic job of modernizing it. It looks amazing, and it has the same outstanding gameplay. Its probably the best CoD ever made and it still shines. What a great game. Well, just wanted to pop in and give the remastered version the thumbs up. Definitely worth paying the extra $20 for Infinite Warfare to get the remastered version of MW. 
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 06, 2016, 01:20:26 AM
I am so totally on Call of Duty heaven. I just had a go at the CoD: Modern Warfare Remastered campaign and what great memories. They did a fantastic job of modernizing it. It looks amazing, and it has the same outstanding gameplay. Its probably the best CoD ever made and it still shines. What a great game. Well, just wanted to pop in and give the remastered version the thumbs up. Definitely worth paying the extra $20 for Infinite Warfare to get the remastered version of MW.
I was afraid you were going to say that about Modern Warfare.

MW was probably the most satisfying single player FPS gaming experience I've ever had since I started gaming. There were so many great missions. War Pig and the sniper mission are two that stand out as the best story/gaming missions ever.

I dropped off COD after MW - the games that followed just didn't seem to come anywhere close to MW and so after the couple that came after, I found myself thinking they had done a left turn.

When I saw that a remastered MW was bundled with a rather costly package - it almost made it sweet enough to get...almost. Hearing that it's given it a rebirth has just firmly placed it in my buy list above anything else.

Gaming budget is blown - but I think IW with the remastered MW will be my Christmas present.  O0
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: MikeGER on November 06, 2016, 01:02:19 AM
^Definitely.

Since WWI has been my main interest for years, my auto-buy would be BF1, but the SP components of Titanfall and Infinite Warfare sound better according to what JH and JD have posted...what to do...

Get BF1 for the MP then if you like the WWI atmo O0 :nerd:

Its is not 'historical' gameplay/gunplay wise but the war movie clips/scenes it generates on the fly while you play are just stunning.
 
Not until i had familiarized with the game and tested different playstyles and some slower even more tactical approaches and especially while riding in a tank as one of the sidekick gunners i witnessed and had the tranquility to soak in those scenes with all the small details that add so much to the atmosphere and immersion.
In every 25-30min long match there were at least 3 moments/scenes that are on pair with best scenes right out of Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, (with WW1 clothes/toys)  or Lawrence of Arabia maybe, you name it     
(and look better then the MP video footage of TF2 MP and COD IW MP i have seen at YT yet) 

Atm I play exclusively conquest mode on 64 person serves with 9 maps in rotation. (40h /rank 19)
To add even more variety the landscape slowly degrades into wartorn, different in matches depending on the spots and intensity of heavy fights. And on top of that the weather (fog, sandstorm) changes slowly sometimes with visibility down to maybe 20m and back to clear day again.
Naturally the best/atmospheric scenes where with medium to low visibility...

Thank God there are NO parcour elements in this title!
I cant wait for the "hardcore mode" and the 'crazy running around the block' of some (younger) players came to a stop completely that now sometimes can disturb/end those mentioned jaw dropping war movie scenes.
BTW, the game play is fun too, but its more WW2ish then WW1       
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 06, 2016, 04:02:20 AM
Before you boo me off the stage and tell me to go play it on a console....does the remastered version come with official controller support?
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Apocalypse 31 on November 06, 2016, 05:23:29 AM
Coop campaign for IW?
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Yskonyn on November 06, 2016, 05:25:01 AM
^Definitely.

Since WWI has been my main interest for years, my auto-buy would be BF1, but the SP components of Titanfall and Infinite Warfare sound better according to what JH and JD have posted...what to do...

Get BF1 for the MP then if you like the WWI atmo O0 :nerd:

Its is not 'historical' gameplay/gunplay wise but the war movie clips/scenes it generates on the fly while you play are just stunning.
 
Not until i had familiarized with the game and tested different playstyles and some slower even more tactical approaches and especially while riding in a tank as one of the sidekick gunners i witnessed and had the tranquility to soak in those scenes with all the small details that add so much to the atmosphere and immersion.
In every 25-30min long match there were at least 3 moments/scenes that are on pair with best scenes right out of Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, (with WW1 clothes/toys)  or Lawrence of Arabia maybe, you name it     
(and look better then the MP video footage of TF2 MP and COD IW MP i have seen at YT yet) 

Atm I play exclusively conquest mode on 64 person serves with 9 maps in rotation. (40h /rank 19)
To add even more variety the landscape slowly degrades into wartorn, different in matches depending on the spots and intensity of heavy fights. And on top of that the weather (fog, sandstorm) changes slowly sometimes with visibility down to maybe 20m and back to clear day again.
Naturally the best/atmospheric scenes where with medium to low visibility...

Thank God there are NO parcour elements in this title!
I cant wait for the "hardcore mode" and the 'crazy running around the block' of some (younger) players came to a stop completely that now sometimes can disturb/end those mentioned jaw dropping war movie scenes.
BTW, the game play is fun too, but its more WW2ish then WW1       

^ what he said!

OT: What's your Origin name Mike?
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 06, 2016, 06:02:17 AM
Another pretty cool thing about the IW campaign is that you are operating from your ship the UNSA Retribution, a space carrier and in between missions you can walk around the bridge, your personal quarters, the lounge, armory, etc.  In your quarters, you can listen to audio logs, review personnel files, and get Intel on some of the most wanted enemy commanders.

It adds a nice level of immersion.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: MikeGER on November 06, 2016, 06:16:41 AM
^ what he said!

OT: What's your Origin name Mike?

WargamerMikeGER  :)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: sandman2575 on November 06, 2016, 06:20:26 AM
Modern Warfare really was a masterpiece. It's the only CoD that I still have great memories about playing.

I'm surprised (in a good way) to hear the great reviews here for IW. I really thought CoD had become irredeemably stale and ridiculous -- just based on playing some of the terrible "Black Ops" games.  Because nothing has touched Modern Warfare (or MW2, which was also pretty darn good), I'd given up this series for lost a while ago. So cool to hear so many folks are enjoying this latest iteration.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 06, 2016, 09:22:16 AM
I played online with the Wargamer crew in CoD years ago and that was great fun when we got a bunch of guys together. That, and the descriptions that JH is posting above are having me lean towards Infinite Warfare...just sounds awesome.

I'll get BF1 on sale :)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 06, 2016, 10:14:01 AM
Hate this place....bought cod with remaster
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 06, 2016, 11:03:53 AM
^ I am very nearly almost (within a nats hair) of following you...the only thing stopping me is playing through Titanfall 2 again and enjoying it.

But I'm so close to caving, my skin is itching.  L:-)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: sandman2575 on November 06, 2016, 11:35:11 AM
It'd be much more tempting to me if MW remastered were included in the $60 game -- at $80, for someone who is definitely not a big FPS player, it's a bit rich for my blood.

Also -- 70GB??
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 06, 2016, 11:43:14 AM
I bought at gmg for $67...use code cod6
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 06, 2016, 12:56:24 PM
It'd be much more tempting to me if MW remastered were included in the $60 game -- at $80, for someone who is definitely not a big FPS player, it's a bit rich for my blood.

Also -- 70GB??

Over a 100gb for the digital legacy version....largest install ever for me on Steam...should be able to play late tonight:)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 06, 2016, 01:23:50 PM
RPS not liking the Infinite Warfare campaign so much:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/11/06/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-review-campaign/#more-410869
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 06, 2016, 01:27:04 PM
Before you boo me off the stage and tell me to go play it on a console....does the remastered version come with official controller support?

I can confirm it does have controller support....
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 06, 2016, 02:27:32 PM
RPS not liking the Infinite Warfare campaign so much:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/11/06/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-review-campaign/#more-410869

RPS can kiss my ass.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 06, 2016, 02:36:43 PM
Most reviews (beyond RPS) I have read have been luke-warm to the game...basically have said if you like COD, you'll like this one...but nothing earth shattering or majorly different then other versions (besides being in space).  Doesn't mean its a bad thing depending on what you want.....I don't listen to reviewers anyway, hence why I still bought:)

If my download ever ends, I'll be able to see for myself:)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 06, 2016, 02:42:34 PM
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By venturing beyond Earth--and not just to other planets, but to space itself--Call of Duty found a canvas to produce its best story in years. It reinforces the notion that a game's narrative is only as good as its characters. Given the campaign's accomplishments in space combat, it's puzzling that no effort was made to replicate its zero-G sensations in Infinite Warfare's multiplayer. Consequently, the well-crafted Zombies mode is a more attractive, time-consuming proposition for those looking to play with friends. While no Call of Duty game has matched the comprehensive excellence of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the exploits of Reyes and Ethan are at least as memorable and moving as any deeds from “Soap” MacTavish and John Price during from the series' heyday.

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-review/1900-6416569/ (http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-review/1900-6416569/)

Best Call of Duty campaign since MW. No question about it. Haters are always going to hate.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 06, 2016, 02:48:51 PM
Best Call of Duty campaign since MW. No question about it. Haters are always going to hate.
Oh shite  ::)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 06, 2016, 04:01:38 PM
Well I definitely take JH's word over RPS. I also don't play enough FPS games to find new ones non-innovative. The last FPS I played was Spec Ops, IIRC.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 06, 2016, 04:20:39 PM
Well I definitely take JH's word over RPS. I also don't play enough FPS games to find new ones non-innovative. The last FPS I played was Spec Ops, IIRC.

Seriously, the conclusions of the RPS reviewer are quite inexplicable to me. Especially with respect to character development, storyline and trying to break new ground. I'm hardpressed to imagine what the reviewer actually expected. I've got about 4 hours in to the campaign so far and I'm absolutely loving it. Some of the characters are awesome and the writing that includes interservice rivalry between the Navy and Marine Corps is hilarious. The combat robot on your team, E3n (pronounced "Ethan") is friggin awesome and he has some of the best lines of the campaign so far. The technology and design of weapons, armor and vehicles is totally kickass, even if some of it is similar to things that we have seen in Halo and Metal Gear Solid.

Anything can change, but so far, I still rate the single player campaign above an 8 out of 10.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: sandman2575 on November 06, 2016, 05:33:19 PM
JH's persuasive arguments are not helping those of us hoping to save $60 and 70GB OF HD space... ;)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 06, 2016, 05:45:51 PM
JH's persuasive arguments are not helping those of us hoping to save $60 and 70GB OF HD space... ;)

100+ if you buy digital legacy:)  Mine is still downloading, couple of hours to go:(
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: sandman2575 on November 06, 2016, 05:49:25 PM
Man, I am having a huge nostalgic desire to replay Modern Warfare.  The missions where you're a sniper in the ghillie suit, infiltrating the contaminated Chernobyl area... Yeah, 'STALKER-lite' I suppose, but man were those tense, atmospheric missions.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 06, 2016, 05:51:58 PM
I'm definitely getting IW but not for 60.00. At Green Man right now members can get it for 50.00.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 06, 2016, 05:57:29 PM
I'm definitely getting IW but not for 60.00. At Green Man right now members can get it for 50.00.

Looks like you can buy then since not $60 :)

I paid $67, but I got the remastered version of MW with it....never played the original, always wanted to so worth the few extra $$$...in then end, it might be the game I play more.  We'll see.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: jamus34 on November 06, 2016, 07:42:04 PM
Yeah RPS has been pissing me off with some of their "editorial" pieces lately.

That said - does IW move away from the adamantium set pieces and QTE's??? One thing that really annoyed me about the COD games is the shooter on rails feeling I always get.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 06, 2016, 07:47:43 PM
Yeah RPS has been pissing me off with some of their "editorial" pieces lately.

That said - does IW move away from the adamantium set pieces and QTE's??? One thing that really annoyed me about the COD games is the shooter on rails feeling I always get.

The missions do not feel like they are "on rails" to me, but they are inherently very scripted and you do have to follow a general path in order to get from one objective to the next. One thing that makes the levels feel less confined is the fact that the stages often times involve vehicular combat in space and more traditional combat on foot, and the transition is usually seamless, with no cutscene or loading sequence between.

The linear nature of the campaign does not bother me. It's engrossing, the voice acting is great and the graphics are spectacular. You know, I usually think I prefer open world sand box type games, but im starting to realize that I end up losing interest In most of them fairly quickly, whereas an action packed linear game like IW, I will play start to finish.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: undercovergeek on November 07, 2016, 01:49:40 AM
Yeah RPS has been pissing me off with some of their "editorial" pieces lately.


if your main character isnt a troubled transgender LGBT disabled homeless person youre f****** with RPS
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 07, 2016, 03:43:00 AM
Download completed during the night, but of course now work week starts.....hope to get a little time tonight.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grimnirsson on November 07, 2016, 03:57:31 AM
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Best Call of Duty campaign since MW. No question about it. Haters are always going to hate.

I don't doubt that the campaign is fun but actually the campaign is only part of the game and most players buy it for the MP. And the latter is but a shadow of the game it once was and it gets worse with every new CoD it seems. All this bunny hopping through extremely small maps, the dated graphics engine, the often horrible p2p connection resulting in either micro-stuttering or extreme lags, the microtransactions (now as it seems even pay to win features), the silly presentation of the characters which address kids who want to be cool, the ridiculous weapon skins, every game now comes with a Zombie mode, so no innovation here either,  etc..
We played every CoD for a year until the next game came out and then continued to play like any true fan did or still does, but Advanced Warfare was sold after 10 days because it was not fun anymore. We tried again with Blops 3 but sold it too because it was the same stuff as in AW and on top of that they even messed up the splitscreen mode - first time in the series the mode was unplayable because of the screen size and tiny fonts. So we are done with the game series after all these years enjoying now Titanfall 2 which is actually fun again and doesn't use shitty p2p connections.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 07, 2016, 05:15:33 AM
^all of the above may be completely true, but it is also totally irrelevant to a player like me. I have no desire to play this game in mp with random people on the Internet. If I use the mp mode at all, it will be to play against bots.

That's why a return to the glory days of a solid sp campaign is greatly welcome. People who prefer mp focus have absolutely nothing to complain about. The vast majority of games these days have a mp focus. If you don't like one, you have another 20 options at any given time to choose from.

Critics should realize there are still gamers who value sp content. I'm glad some developers still do.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grimnirsson on November 07, 2016, 01:14:16 PM
Oh I agree 100% Jar, if you like the campaign and that's enough you are fine. In the past though CoD had cool campaigns and a MP blast second to none. The latter part is totally gone and the series turned into a simple cash cow for the publisher and complete silliness regarding MP . I'm speaking as a disappointed former fan you know...if you enjoy the campaign, by all means ignore what I said  :)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 07, 2016, 01:32:07 PM
While we are talking about single player, I heard Titanfall 2 patched in an option to run maps in solo mode. However, it appears that this is truly SOLO with no option to include bots. So, if you wanted to explore or recon a map by yourself without having to jump into an online match, you can now do this. I hope I'm wrong about this, but if not, I also hope someday they actually add the option for bots.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 07, 2016, 02:03:52 PM
Oh I agree 100% Jar, if you like the campaign and that's enough you are fine. In the past though CoD had cool campaigns and a MP blast second to none. The latter part is totally gone and the series turned into a simple cash cow for the publisher and complete silliness regarding MP . I'm speaking as a disappointed former fan you know...if you enjoy the campaign, by all means ignore what I said  :)
Angry Joe had a rant about MP. Apparently if you bought IW through the Windows 10 Store, then you cannot play online with people who bought it through Steam.

I wasn't too bothered as I don't play MP, but his anger was about reducing the amount of available people playing on PC...kind of splitting the online fan base.

Seems a very odd decision. No idea why that happened. He stated 15,000 people were registered playing online as it's peak on Steam and 10,000 an hour ago 13,000 in the last 24 hours. Given it's CoD, compare that to Civilization VI which has 162,000 at it's peak and 53,000 an hour ago and 78,000 in the last 24 hours.

As I said - I'm not fussed in the slightest as I don't play MP - but it seems odd to reduce the number of players playing online on PC by splitting the community.

I'll be getting this game for the single player campaign and the remastered MW.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: FlickJax on November 07, 2016, 02:58:08 PM
Tbh I think FPS multiplay had a sweet spot from about 2000-2008, since then it has been downhill all the way.

So I am a singleplayer these days
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Apocalypse 31 on November 08, 2016, 05:33:52 AM
Tbh I think FPS multiplay had a sweet spot from about 2000-2008, since then it has been downhill all the way.

So I am a singleplayer these days

Couldn't agree more; I've thought about doing a study on the stimulation enhancement (? or increase) in online gaming in the last 5-10 years. The evidence is simple; just browse YouTube and compare gameplay footage from then until now. Gameplay speeds have been significantly increased, the amount of 'flair' on a player UI/screen has increased, and games have a focus on a reward system with unlocks, so players feel compelled to keep playing.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 08, 2016, 06:57:21 AM
Angry Joe Review of Titanfall 2



He mentions it being 5 hours. I got 12 on my first play through, so I must just be crap.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 08, 2016, 07:45:39 AM
^I have six hours into it and I'm not finished yet. However, I think I'm pretty close to the end. I've been sidetracked by IW ans MW.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 08, 2016, 11:29:51 PM
I was so close to buying this last night when I saw that I had £60 in my Paypal account from a sale of my old monitor - and decided to spend it on a family visit to TGI Fridays and going to see Doctor Strange.

We were doing that anyway - but the money can offset the cost. But IW is still very much on my list - I doubt I'll see the year out before I buy. I desperately want to get my hands on the remastered MW.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Hofstadter on November 09, 2016, 05:13:05 AM
Aw man I tried to use a Mexican VPN to get TF2 but apparently they found the loophole and closed it.

I coulda bought it for 30 bucks
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: FlickJax on November 09, 2016, 06:27:54 AM
Crumbs they built that wall quick ;)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 09, 2016, 10:16:44 AM
Damn...couldn't help myself  :-\
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 09, 2016, 03:48:14 PM
Damn...couldn't help myself  :-\

Wow, really thought you had a chance to hold off on this one:)
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 09, 2016, 04:02:03 PM
JD! Come on man.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 09, 2016, 04:32:58 PM
Sorry boys. I'm a weak sob.

But Modern Warfare was the ultimate in FPS experience for me. There have been some great games since but it just had everything - the different stories, great missions, feel for the characters.

I wasn't going to hold off for long...maybe a month. It's not like it was going to be any cheaper by the time I actually made the buy.

It was just too much.

And the remastered is exactly what JH said. It looks fantastic. Just playing the first SAS mission has really thrown me back - but in a game that looks damn good.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: mirth on November 09, 2016, 05:00:48 PM
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 09, 2016, 06:14:34 PM
 :buck2:
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 10, 2016, 12:09:02 AM
And this is why I bought it

Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 10, 2016, 12:59:14 PM
Bloody hell...the campaign for IW started off fantastic

Thank you JH for feeding the info through :notworthy:
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: sandman2575 on November 10, 2016, 01:05:19 PM
Wow -- I kind of wish they'd release Modern Warfare remastered as a stand-alone. Not sure I'm too keen on the sci-fi vibe of IW, but man I'd be happy to dive back into MW, assuming it were priced below standard AAA $60 titles these days.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 10, 2016, 01:12:13 PM
Bloody hell...the campaign for IW started off fantastic

Thank you JH for feeding the info through :notworthy:

My pleasure! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. In my opinion it stays very fun and exciting throughout.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on November 10, 2016, 03:51:15 PM
Did you finish the SP campaign?
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 10, 2016, 04:22:19 PM
Don't watch if you want to play and start from the beginning of Infinite Warfare and don't want to know anything of the early intro part of the game

This is the intro, the first mission and a bit more of an intro

I'm blown away with the graphics  O0 Immersion is definitely there so far and it seems to be shaping up to be a great story.



My machine is showing it's age - but I don't have much at all turned down.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on February 18, 2018, 04:17:24 PM
I'm right in the middle of IW right now and love it. The only issue is some of the cut scene audio gets garbled. That's annoying, but the rest of the game is just great, jibing with what everyone has said (18 months ago) above. So thanks all! Continuing my tradition of getting to the game party really, really late, I would like to grab Titanfall 2 still...19.99 on Origin right now. I know it has been as low as 8.00, but the ravings above sound like it's definitely worth 20.00. So I am resuscitating this thread to see if you all still are in love with Titanfall 2.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 18, 2018, 11:15:41 PM
I'm right in the middle of IW right now and love it. The only issue is some of the cut scene audio gets garbled. That's annoying, but the rest of the game is just great, jibing with what everyone has said (18 months ago) above. So thanks all! Continuing my tradition of getting to the game party really, really late, I would like to grab Titanfall 2 still...19.99 on Origin right now. I know it has been as low as 8.00, but the ravings above sound like it's definitely worth 20.00. So I am resuscitating this thread to see if you all still are in love with Titanfall 2.
I loved Titanfall 2.

I've played it through at least twice and I started playing it for a third time a week or so ago.

It's quite short - but what's there is a rollercoaster of fun and engaging gameplay. I highly recommend it. It was well worth the full price imo.

If it's on sale grab it.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 19, 2018, 06:53:28 AM
I've been watching tons of videos comparing Call of Duty Black Ops 3 with Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare. Most people claim BLOPs 3 is the best, followed by AW followed by IW, which receives the most hate. I can honestly state that I cannot for the life of me figure out why. I perceive very little difference between the three in gameplay. True, I'm predominantly a single player, but the action, the weapons, the movement, it all seems mostly the same to me. I really enjoyed the SP campaigns in AW and IW...I honestly do not remember the campaign in BLOPs 3, but perhaps that is a statement in and of itself.

Anyway, I think the moral of the story is that when it comes to figuring out whether you will like these games, or not...you really just need to play them for yourself, or listen to like-minded gamers. For the most part, I think the COD community is extremely immature (even the older gamers in the crowd) and they just have different expectations of what does and does not make for a good game. Its crazy how vocally divisive and negative the community can be, while still helping the franchise earn hundreds of millions of dollars. The last 3 CODs are still top sellers on steam...go figure.
Title: Re: COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2
Post by: Gusington on February 19, 2018, 08:07:14 AM
Gonna pick up Titanfall 2 later today...if it takes you guys between 10-20 hours to play it will take me 25, and for 20.00 bucks that’s a no brainer.

Still loving IW too btw.