|This depicts one of the quickest and easiest ways to die in Titanfall: shooting at a titan with a pea shooter|
The lack of an actual campaign is unnerving....the idea that I have to rely entirely on the multiplayer for my dollar to hour value and even then I can't opt for a bot-only offline game is a disturbing trend and I hope Titanfall doesn't serve as a trailblazer here (even though I know it will). We need games with more options, not less. The again, maybe I got too sucked up into the hype. Maybe I missed the point that this is, ultimately, a game for the hardcore competitive multiplayer gamers, for the people who spend hundreds of hours in Planetfall 2 or Counterstrike.
If I get 40 hours out of Titanfall I'll be amazed. If they patch in some offline (or at least single player) action in some future expansion or sequel, I guess that's about as close to a win as I can hope for. For now....maybe I'll try it again with a controller this time instead of keyboard/mouse. Maybe that will help....I doubt it....I think only the fountain of youth, nothing else to do all day and a bad case of OCD behavior are going to help me catch up to the skill average in this game. Maybe the devs can get some better matchmaking in for ranks? It would be nice to play with a gang of other players who were all in single digit ranks with me....
UPDATE: Just played a few rounds using the Xbox 360 controller on the PC, and the experience was dramatically better; I was at least moving from the "people leave when the see my name in queue" status to "I don't suck!" status. Niiiiice.
This has happened on other games (i.e. Max Payne 3, for ex) where playing with a controller seems to improve the play experience dramatically and against the conventional elitist PC logic that the keyboard/controller combo is the only good way to play. Ironic, as I just recently upgraded to a Razor Naga mouse and Razor Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard....which in fact I'm using to type this now. It's a nice keyboard, but I'm not used to noisy mechanical keys anymore....gripe gripe gripe call this the bitchy old man blog tonight!