Titanfall 2 (Series) Review
Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.
Set in a science fiction universe, the single-player campaign follows one pilot's quest to stop the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) from launching a super weapon that is threatening to destroy his home planet Harmony.
Other than the campaign there is also an online mode where teams fight to complete objectives with the assistance of computer controlled grunts that aid the player and add a war-like atmosphere to the game.
Unlike in the campaign where guns and gadgets are found around the map and as you progress the story, in the online mode you level up after each match or round depending on how well you did unlocking new titans, gadgets and weapons.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 20/10/2016
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Players: You can play this with 12 players online. Team modes are up to six vs six. The Frontier Defence mode is five people taking on waves of computer controlled enemies.
You can pay to gain skins and unlock Titans through individual packs. You can purchase different versions of the game:
- Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition includes all Titans and Pilot classes and arms unlocked. Double XP tokens and a custom warpaint skin for the R-201 Carbine. All the Deluxe edition benefits.
- Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition includes the first Prime Titan variants, customizing of every Titan with instant access to exclusive Excalibur Chrome Warpaints and Thunderbird Nose Arts. The Splinter Ocean and Quantum Ocean Camos are also included and are ready to be applied to every Titan, Pilot, and weapon in the game.
This game is free with EA Access.
PEGI 16 for sustained realistic-looking violence towards human-like characters. The game features realistic and reasonably bloody violence. Characters are equipped with a variety of different weapons, including pistols, rifles and rocket launchers. Human characters will fall down with a moderate blood effect when they are shot. When playing as a Titan, players can use high-powered weapons to blast human characters apart into blood and generic gibs.
ESRB MATURE 17+ for Gore, blood, language and violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.
Competitive Difficulty: Difficulty not adjustable, because you compete against other players.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
You can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Select Preset Controller Mappings: Select preset button layouts.
Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.
Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.
Informative Vibration: Controller vibration indicates aspects of the game, echoing visual and audio cues.
Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity, Deadzones and Thresholds: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are and the related deadzones and thresholds.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
High Contrast Mode: You can adjust the contrast of the game to be high-contrast.
Audio Cues for Visual Events
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.
Audio Depiction of Event Location: Indication with stereo audio of where directional events are on the screen for things like damage, footsteps, environmental elements or way-finding.
Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
Colour adjustments: Adjust colours of characters or game elements for greater visibility
Adjust Head Up Display: Remove or resize head-up display to remove distraction and make more visible.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.
Customise Audio Levels: Control volume levels of specific events and elements in the game.
Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.
Visual Depiction of Directional Audio: Indication on screen with arrows, icons, located colour splashes and the like, to show where directional audio for damage, footsteps, environmental or way-finding sounds are coming from.
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well
How you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.
Text Chat: Chat to other players by typing text.
Voice Chat: Chat to other players by speaking with headset.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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