Titanfall 2 First Thoughts and Impressions

Titanfall 2 First Thoughts and Impressions

is it worth it?

Titanfall 2 breaks the mold:

I am a little bit late to the party, but boy am I glad I showed up. I have been hearing pretty great things about Titanfall 2 from my peers. I am glad I chose not to pass on this game. So here is what you need to know: Titanfall was released in October and has made it's mark in the new sci-fi shooter narrative that has been increasingly popular amongst the 4 most recent AAA shooters that have come out. Last year Doom came out, and I was head over heels with that game. Why was Doom so good? What does Doom have to do with Titanfall? Well the pacing and quick game play mechanics are smooth and polished, and that is just way too fun. I would call Titanfall a 110% improvement over the first installment. The first title wasn't bad, so it is extremely impressive, because so many games have disappointing second entries. (Looking at you, Bioshock 2.) Titanfall has all the things I liked from the original game with major improvements, but not drastic ones. The game runs at a crisp 60 frames per second and has smooth graphics on the PS4. I'm not the only one who sees this trend in gaming where shooters have broken the mold. Doom, I use because it's close in the sense of sci-fi shooter, and quick pace that Call of Duty, and Battlefield did not have in a lot of places in the campaign the action would slow down because you were pinned down by fire, and it causes the action to grind to a halt. Doom, and Titanfall 2 don't have that issue as much, and have some of the most unique campaigns and multiplayer features I've ever played. So what makes this fun? As the video Iinked mentions, it broke the mold, and made the movement of your character essential to your survival. That is really what I loved about the action. The issue I see is that the gun play and movement, don't mesh the same way that they do in Doom.


Titanfall has been a game I've been playing on and off the last couple weeks. In my opinion it hasn't brought much replay-ability in the campaign- and the DLC has been sluggish to release. With no new content and not much enticement to keep players online, I fear the online community will suffer the same fate as it's predecessor. I do enjoy the fact that the DLC is free, but only time will tell if the lowered price tag is enough to keep players coming back. I think the variety of multiplayer game modes has been essential to keeping players online, but I feel as though the grind to unlock new features and such is quite lengthy. I spent hours trying to progress and get unlocks, and I don't get the same pacing as I do with Battelfield 1 in terms of unlocks.

The Verdict:

All in all, this is a solid title, but it might not be for everyone, I recommend you at least give this game a try, borrow it from a friend and have at the unique and compelling campaign. This game is a solid 7/10 right now and that's factoring the lack of content in multiplayer, the lack of DLC even 2 months + after the initial release. I feel as though the new content update didn't really bring what I would expect in a DLC pack- even if it is free. The time to content ratio just isn't there, and if EA and Respawn hope to keep their community until a sequel is out, the situation appears bleak if this trend continues. The game is definitely worth the rental at least, and definitely worth getting on sale, As of 2/14 it is about 40$ to get the deluxe edition of titanfall which includes all premium titan skins and unlocks "prime" titans from the get-go.

Cover Image Credit: EA Games

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5 Games To Play In School That They Never Block

You used to play these games in school, and so did everyone you know.

Even though some games were blocked on the school's internet, these games were not (for most people) and we used it to our full advantage. Also, one of the pictures on this article will take you to the actual game itself, it is up to you to find it. Good Luck!

1. Poptropica

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This is the source of misbehavior in schools because this game was so aggravating.

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This entire website was never blocked so it was constantly being played on the computer.

4. CoolMath

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5 Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

To help you focus on making the most of the year.


It's getting to that point in the year where people are starting to lose steam when it comes to their New Year's Resolutions. If you're like me, you make some pretty big goals, but then fall short on how to achieve them. We are all so connected to our phones, that sometimes the best way to keep track of our goals, is to use our phones. Here's a list of 5 apps that will help keep you on track for your New Year's resolutions.

1. Goodreads.

If one of your resolutions was to read more, then this is the app for you. Goodreads lets you set a reading goal for the year and track your progress. You can make reading lists and track your progress page by page. It also allows you to review books and read other people's reviews.

2. TV Time.

If one of your resolutions was to catch up on all of those shows that people talk about that you've never seen, then try TV Time. Much like Goodreads, it allows you to select what shows you want to watch, log shows you have watched, and track your progress episode by episode. It also lets you look at reviews and interact with other users.

3. Letterboxd.

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If TV shows aren't your thing, but you vowed to watch more movies, then Letterboxd is more your speed. Browse movies by genre, popularity, release date, and many more. Select the movies you have watched and pick which ones are on your watchlist. You can make lists of movies and browse others altogether and you can also rate and review every movie.

4. Flora.

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If you have made either a resolution to use your phone less or to focus more, try downloading Flora. Flora lets you set a timer 25 minutes up to almost 2 hours. Once you set a timer, a seed is planted on your phone and if you click any buttons, the plant will die. However, if you succeed and don't use your phone within the time you set, a tree will grow and will be added to your digital garden. If you need a little more incentive, you can bet real money that you won't lose. If you do lose, you pay the money and a real tree is planted in a rural community. When signing up with Facebook, you can also see how many trees your friends have planted.

5. One List.

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One of the New Year's resolutions people have is to be more productive. If you're like me, you're most productive when you have a list of the things you have to do. One List is the most simple to do list app I have found. You simply pull down on the screen to add something to the list. You can set a priority for each task and then they are automatically sorted from highest to lowest priority. Then you simply swipe to check a task off the list.

So, unless one of your resolutions was to reduce how much you use your phone or stop using your phone altogether, some of these apps are bound to help you achieve one of your resolutions.

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