Just because Titanfall was one of the main reasons that a lot of you bought an Xbox One doesn’t mean the quality of the game will be any less for the Xbox 360. For those who can’t yet afford the over the top mech shooter for Microsoft’s latest console don’t worry there is a cheaper alternative, Titanfall on the Xbox 360 is no different to the One, it’s Titanfall on Xbox 360 and that’s it. Bluepoint Games have done a fantastic job and they handled this port with pride.
Now I know I’m going to get comments about the graphical quality, frame rate and resolution, but here is the good news the game looks great there isn’t really an overly huge difference. Yes the textures maybe less sharper than the Xbox One version and there is ‘pop-in’ from time to time, but that’s because there is a lot going on in this game and the framerate will drop when there are about five titans in the same spot. In general the game runs at a fairly smooth framerate. I would suggest getting this game if you can’t afford the new generation of Xbox as of yet because it’s fun no matter what console it on.
You would think that there would be stripped back features to this game because it’s a last gen port, but nope it has all the features that the main release got back in March with the underwhelming campaign mode and all the game modes from attrition to the epic last titan standing, it’s all here.
The signature gameplay of free running is smooth and fun, which evokes a sense of the old school quake arena gameplay of fast pace shooting while at the same time sticking to modern war shooter conventions with the regenerating health, it’s a good blend.
Bluepoint games have made another great port here, the last game that they handled was the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection which was handled well and again, they didn’t mess with anything. So if you haven’t been able to afford an Xbox One then fear not you can have the same experience for a fairly cheaper price, for a more detailed look at the game click here for our Xbox One review-in-progress.
What do you think? Are you still pondering about getting an Xbox One for this game or will you change your mind and get the cheaper option? Let me know in the comments or Tweet @samcoles2.
This review was written based on the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall, with a little experience of the game on Xbox One.