Titanfall Will Have Giant Hostile Monsters

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Titanfall Will Have Giant Hostile Monsters

As if Titanfall's titular giant robots weren't enough, some maps will feature monstrous wildlife - and they aren't friendly.

There's a lot of hype around Titanfall, and for good reason - if you've played the beta, you know how intense the matches can get. Now that everyone's had a taste, though, you might think you've seen everything the game has to offer. Think again: an early peek at the pre-release book The Art of Titanfall reveals that some of the maps in the game feature roaming AI creatures, from smaller beasts to colossal monsters that will make your Titan look like an ant.

The preview, courtesy of IGN, reveals several Titanfall maps that we haven't seen yet. Many are fairly standard battle arenas, though it's obvious that there's plenty of lore behind each location (which will probably play a big role in the game's multiplayer campaign storyline). Some, however, are set on planets filled with alien creatures that fought back against the settlers. A map called Boneyard, in particular, takes place on a planet called Leviathan, named after the jaw-dropping creatures that forced the IMC colonists to abandon the settlement. And they're still there.

Some monsters "will walk or fly around levels harmlessly until people interfere. Others will attack when you just stare at them." The massive leviathans, it seems, won't enter the combat area. This is probably because they could crush entire buildings without noticing, but in-game, they're warded off by "dog whistle" machines that emit sonic pulses to keep the wildlife out. Maybe this map will feature an objective where the Militia attempts to turn off the emitters, letting the monsters destroy the outpost?

You can research and speculate for yourself when The Art of Titanfall is released on February 25. The full game will be following not long after, with a launch date of March 11 for PC and Xbox One.

Source: IGN

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Reminds me of the Impossibly Tall Creature from The Mist.

Wait...limited team, underpowered minions to bolster forces, random wildlife...I'm starting to think this is as close to a First Person Shooter MOBA as we're ever going to get.

Well that's the first thing I've heard about this game that actually sounds interesting and different, kinda. Using mechs against giant monsters is a scene I can play a million times. We can have mods that put King Kong and Godzilla in.

Goddammit.

I hate those devs so much right now.

There I was, minding my own business, writing Titanfall off as just another version of CoD... When suddenly they introduce giant monsters.

I didn't want to want this game.

But damn is this cool.

You know... no matter how broken yet fun the beta was, no matter how cool the mechs were, and no matter how cool Respawn is towards its consumers...
I hate that they announce something this amazing in what was apparently supposed to be just a generic free running shooter, yet I still need ORIGIN TO PLAY THE DAMN THING.

This is starting to sound more and more like a buy for me if EA wasn't breathing down my goddamn neck.

Really sorry Respawn. Shame there's such a fine game underneath all the dickery that is EA.

although the regular game seems cool a little too much like cod with mechs, i think the idea of that mixed combat of infantry and mechs fighting off mixed mobs of monsters from small to big sounds even more cool, with the mechs having weapons that can ether specialize for fighting a set type of monster, big,small, or even flying, while the infantry have to work together to keep the smaller monsters from mobing the mechs and to go into buildings, or caves.

I think this just switched from a "maybe-buy, someday" to "buy the second it's confirmed as having a stable launch". God-damn Shadow-of-the-Collossus nostalgia. Well played Titanfall, well played.

It's the Pacific Rim game I wanted!

Clive Howlitzer:
Reminds me of the Impossibly Tall Creature from The Mist.

same. kudos for the creepy design, though. I wonder how the american military that apparently saved the day in the movie version managed to deal with that. XD

giant hostile monsters? I can dig it, sure... but will titanfall... have titans?

throw those in, and I'll buy your game. this from a man who loathes multiplayer-focused FPS games. XD

Well normally by this point I would have put down a pre-order for this but sorry Respawn, my rule of 'Never buy anything published by EA' has saved me far too much grief and money for me to even consider breaking it for some (admittedly deserved) hype.

well..... shit, now i kinda want this game. Somthing new ? and that really sounds interesting ?

This is sounding better and better, oh right EA...

I'm so sorry for you Titanfall. Oh wait no I'm not, this piece of shit is multi-player only.

Too bad really, it otherwise sounds like an awesome game.

Nazulu:
Well that's the first thing I've heard about this game that actually sounds interesting and different, kinda. Using mechs against giant monsters is a scene I can play a million times. We can have mods that put King Kong and Godzilla in.

you arent the only one. id dismissed it and this perked up my interest. i still wont get it though i dont think. its too fast and frantic for me

This news makes me sad :/

why? Cause Before this bit of news, I'd have thought about getting it if not for Origin, from what I've seen of the game play looks pretty fun.

But this?

This pushed it from 'yeah I'll think about it' to 'Yup, sign me up for some of that', course then I remember its Origin only for PCs and it makes me frown.

so yeah, this is the FPS that Could have gotten me into online shooters where EA not attached to it like the cancer they are.

balladbird:

Clive Howlitzer:
Reminds me of the Impossibly Tall Creature from The Mist.

same. kudos for the creepy design, though. I wonder how the american military that apparently saved the day in the movie version managed to deal with that. XD

giant hostile monsters? I can dig it, sure... but will titanfall... have titans?

throw those in, and I'll buy your game. this from a man who loathes multiplayer-focused FPS games. XD

I'm so glad other people made that connection, as they do look straight out of the movie. I also agree that this is a pretty fantastic reveal. The game still isn't my cup of tea, but it's really nice to see the developers aren't pulling any punches here.

wombat_of_war:

Nazulu:
Well that's the first thing I've heard about this game that actually sounds interesting and different, kinda. Using mechs against giant monsters is a scene I can play a million times. We can have mods that put King Kong and Godzilla in.

you arent the only one. id dismissed it and this perked up my interest. i still wont get it though i dont think. its too fast and frantic for me

I'm hoping that once it's popular, they focus on putting the game play to better use by making a proper single player for it, because the quick pop and squeeze of this multiplayer type blurs it to the point where everything just becomes a gimmick. Fingers crossed

well now thats interesting... still, EA product, fuck them

interesting. sounds like i will spend some time with this game.

Anyone else have a sudden flash of Attack on Titan? I mean really they wall running and jet packs, then add in the mechs vs giant creature. As epic as it sounds it doesn't seem like it could turn out so fluidly.

erttheking:
Wait...limited team, underpowered minions to bolster forces, random wildlife...I'm starting to think this is as close to a First Person Shooter MOBA as we're ever going to get.

That was my second thought. Grinding grunts getting your gear and then laying waste to the big mob in the center of the map. Just don't call it a MOBA or the cool kids won't play it.

Valderis:
This is sounding better and better, oh right EA...

I'm so sorry for you Titanfall. Oh wait no I'm not, this piece of shit is multi-player only.

Too bad really, it otherwise sounds like an awesome game.

Well I'd guess that the game just isn't for you, the games being made by Respawn and not EA, EA is only the distributor this time and while many complain about origin, it's not as damning as some make it out to be.

I've tried the beta and let my boyfriend have a god and we can both say we love what it has to offer and look forward to buying it with 10% off in the process.

I'll be honest here, it's cool and all to hate on EA (I'm not a massive fan of them either) but at the same time it's not cool to ever even think of hating on Valve let alone Steam but praise it only, this makes this entire website of users dvout to Steam only quite one sided and at times hypocritical without knowing it.

Guys, EA have nothing to do with development and this game uses the Source engine. Feel free to buy it

Shadow-Phoenix:

Well I'd guess that the game just isn't for you, the games being made by Respawn and not EA, EA is only the distributor this time and while many complain about origin, it's not as damning as some make it out to be.

I've tried the beta and let my boyfriend have a god and we can both say we love what it has to offer and look forward to buying it with 10% off in the process.

I'll be honest here, it's cool and all to hate on EA (I'm not a massive fan of them either) but at the same time it's not cool to ever even think of hating on Valve let alone Steam but praise it only, this makes this entire website of users devout to Steam only quite one sided and at times hypocritical without knowing it.

What the fuck are you smoking?! I hate, HATE steam!!!! When have I ever not said that I hated steam? Fuck that DRM! Fuck that DRM so goddamn hard!!

But what got it into your head that I liked steam?

It's not that the game isn't for me, its the exact opposite, I'm very interested in this game but they fucked it up by making it multi-player only, that means I have no reason to buy this otherwise awesome looking game. That and EA's origin, I would not touch that shit if my life depended on it.

God fucking dammit Respawn... Stop TICKLING ME. I LOVED YOUR BETA OKAY? FINE. TAKE MY MONEY, BUT I HOPE I DON'T GET SCREWED!

Honestly though, the Beta is SO FREAKING FUN. I have 10 hours on it and I just started playing yesterday! Already pre-ordered, I just can't wait. This is how you give a fresh breath to FPS.

Valderis:

Shadow-Phoenix:

Well I'd guess that the game just isn't for you, the games being made by Respawn and not EA, EA is only the distributor this time and while many complain about origin, it's not as damning as some make it out to be.

I've tried the beta and let my boyfriend have a god and we can both say we love what it has to offer and look forward to buying it with 10% off in the process.

I'll be honest here, it's cool and all to hate on EA (I'm not a massive fan of them either) but at the same time it's not cool to ever even think of hating on Valve let alone Steam but praise it only, this makes this entire website of users devout to Steam only quite one sided and at times hypocritical without knowing it.

What the fuck are you smoking?! I hate, HATE steam!!!! When have I ever not said that I hated steam? Fuck that DRM! Fuck that DRM so goddamn hard!!

But what got it into your head that I liked steam?

It's not that the game isn't for me, its the exact opposite, I'm very interested in this game but they fucked it up by making it multi-player only, that means I have no reason to buy this otherwise awesome looking game. That and EA's origin, I would not touch that shit if my life depended on it.

I think someone needs to calm down a little it's a common thing on this website that majority of people say "steam does no wrong yet origin fucks everything up" so that's where it comes from
O.T. I played a little of this game it's pretty fun I might pick it up at a later date

Okay, I really need to pre-order this game. The demo was frigging awesome so far and can't wait to have more.

God damn. I originally had my doubts about this game, but became somewhat of a believer from the beta (still don't think it is the second coming like many do, but I do think it is a damn fine game nonetheless). And now they drop this on me? Might have to pick this up at launch after all...

William Dickbringer:

I think someone needs to calm down a little it's a common thing on this website that majority of people say "steam does no wrong yet origin fucks everything up" so that's where it comes from
O.T. I played a little of this game it's pretty fun I might pick it up at a later date

I think he's right though, I mean if it were just on Steam no one here would bat an eyelid, if people who were not on here were to complain about that then people here would find that so alien and somewhat offensive and try to back up Valve even though they are a company that needs no backup or defence, and really Steam at the end of the day is DRM, albeit slightly different.

That and the game would add more if it had some sort of single player content like a story or missions with epic battles and the like.

erttheking:
Wait...limited team, underpowered minions to bolster forces, random wildlife...I'm starting to think this is as close to a First Person Shooter MOBA as we're ever going to get.

Seems that way, and the big creature is maybe Roshan ;) the only thing we are missing is buying gear during the match to improve your character stats, whatever works for them I guess.

Arawn:
Anyone else have a sudden flash of Attack on Titan? I mean really they wall running and jet packs, then add in the mechs vs giant creature. As epic as it sounds it doesn't seem like it could turn out so fluidly.

erttheking:
Wait...limited team, underpowered minions to bolster forces, random wildlife...I'm starting to think this is as close to a First Person Shooter MOBA as we're ever going to get.

That was my second thought. Grinding grunts getting your gear and then laying waste to the big mob in the center of the map. Just don't call it a MOBA or the cool kids won't play it.

I certainly had a few.

Guess I'm the only one that got completely switched off by this news. They have so little faith in the game's ability to be compelling just with dudes and mechs that they need to throw in some giant monsters as well?

Sorry. You lost me. Just like Far Cry did halfway through.

This new information further infuriates me that the game is multiplayer only. Respawn can say they are bringing story to multiplayer as much as possible. But every game that has tried to ended up sacrificing te story to simply be a short cutscene and fuck all else. Except maybe a couple of MMOs. Which are MMOs, which can fuck right off.

Clive Howlitzer:
Reminds me of the Impossibly Tall Creature from The Mist.

I thought the exact same. Good novella. Good movie, too.

Well the beta did give a small taste of how the story could be implemented, as is like with the Attrition mode in the beta you have a small(3 - 5 sec) none interactive sequence where you jump out a dropship but at the end of the battle there is a whole mode where you either win the battle and chase down the enemy as they retreat, or lose the battle and must evacuate the battlefield and deny the enemy every bit you can.
Just that little bit adds a surprising amount to the old and tired formula, a sweet after battle way to 'FU' to the victors if you lost or adding some more salt to the wound when you win.

I would guess the 'story' would be shown via in battle changes to your orders, like say for example... 'defend the emitters from the terrorists (Militia)' to if the Militia manage to destroy the emitters, 'escort a tech team to repair the emitters' (while avoiding the now patrolling monsters...repairing the emitters would chase the monsters out).

The whole SP and MP argument has no real truth behind it except that MP players feel adding a SP to what they consider a MP mostly game is a waste, and SP players want more in their SP games and feel MP is often tacked on and a waste.

so harmless background fancies and few instadeaths that doesn ot affect the actual combat other than bam your dead. how... stupid. if you want wildlife make it interactible in the actual fight, not just something that randomly kilsl you because you were unfortunate enough to look at it.

Clive Howlitzer:
Reminds me of the Impossibly Tall Creature from The Mist.

that was my first thought too.

Lunar Templar:

This pushed it from 'yeah I'll think about it' to 'Yup, sign me up for some of that', course then I remember its Origin only for PCs and it makes me frown.

so yeah, this is the FPS that Could have gotten me into online shooters where EA not attached to it like the cancer they are.

What is the big deal with Origin? I don't get it. Seems to me it's just a dumb jumping on the hate wagon thing.

It takes literally two minutes to download and set it up and you never have contact with it again. Set it to auto log and to not start with windows so you can just run the game from the desktop icon like usual. Occasionally you get a popup after closing the game with a store commercial, but Steam does that way more often. Download speeds are also flawless now and it barely uses any system resources.

Now I hate EA as much as the next guy and I absolutely understand if someone wants to boycott their games. But not getting a game you like and you will greatly enjoy just because of Origin is bloody idiotic.

I also played Titanfall beta on PC for the last couple days and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. It's VERY fast paced which is a great plus for me. I'm not the biggest fan of the NPC characters and I think it would be much better if they just got rid of them and added 2 more players per team. Still, as fun as it is I don't feel it's worth the full price. I think I might let it drop to 30sh $ before I get it.

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