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March 06, 2017

Titanfall 2 Content Guide + Review



The other shooter featuring wallrunning and complex AI companions.


Release Date: October 2016

Developer: Respawn Entertainment

 
Publisher: Electronic Arts


Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


Genre: FPS



Content Verdict: Caution Advised (For Bloody Violence)


Quality Verdict: 8.5 (Great)





Content Guide:


Violence/Intense Content: (7)



General Violence: Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter game, featuring combat from a first-person (through the eyes of the character) perspective. Players are tasked with combating enemy soldiers and creatures, wielding various weapons such as guns, grenades, rocket launchers and power-fists.

Deaths are depicted quickly, with splatters of blood and cries of pain from deaths by gunshot. Higher-powered weapons such as shotguns and snipers blow limbs and heads off, with ribbons of blood shown, whilst laser-powered weapons cause enemies to explode entirely, leaving behind a large smear of blood.

When getting up-close and personal, fist attacks are powered by mechanical augments, sending enemies flying with a crunch heard and a splatter of blood. Players break jaws and arms when executing a surprise attack, with blood sprays and crunch sound effects.

Titanfall 2 is based around soldiers and mechanical robots fighting together and cooperating in combat. Aptly named "Titans", players are able to climb inside said mechs and turn up the combat a notch, blasting through enemies with chainguns and rockets, causing enemies to burst into blood splatters.

Titans are able to kill victims in more brutal ways, such as stomping on them, with a blood splatter depicted and crunching sound effect heard, or punching them, causing them to explode into gore, and lastly squishing them, with the same blood-splattery results.

Said Titans are destroyed as well, exploding upon taking enough damage, strewing wreckage everywhere. The storyline has cinematic sequences where two titans go head-to-head, punching, slamming and ultimately destroying each other. (7)  


 

Language: (4)




Infrequent Uses of S**t, T**ser, and other mild curse words.

Themes: Might contain some subtle feminist themes; a couple of female officers make an appearance in the game, some of them higher ranking than most of the male soldiers. Your mileage may vary as to whether it was done out of political motivations or creative expression.

Still, for those concerned, do note that the game may have some progressive thematics throughout the campaign.







Conclusion:



Titanfall 2. Gory, bloody, and yet somehow rather clean all at the same time. While I can't recommend the game for teenagers due to some of the gore in normal gameplay, I can say that this game has very little language, no misuses of Jesus' name (that I can recall), and no spiritual content whatsoever.

So for those looking for a relatively clean and challenging game, I highly recommend it. Yep, shortest conclusion ever!
 

Content Verdict: 16+


For Bloody Violence (Justified by Context)


Review of Game:


While not exactly the deepest, most emotionally charged game of all time, Titanfall 2 does succeed in creating a compelling narrative and action-packed story, with a surprising twist in the mid-point act break. (Or for those unfamiliar with story structure, the part in the middle of a traditional story where a new and unexpected threat is presented, and the hero of the story has to course-correct and come up with a new strategy to face the threat.)

(Tl;dr: The plot twist in the middle.)

Gamers who played Titanfall 2 will know what I'm talking about. *wink wink, nudge nudge* 

There's nothing really masterful about Titanfall 2. But for what it is, it should keep those who play it invested. With a strong single-player campaign and compelling multiplayer, you really can't go wrong here. 

Quality Verdict: 8.5 (Great)


1 comment:

  1. I really like your review, Kyle. Though, I would like to hear more about the story that is there and how it affects the game and also about the graphics, artwork, and soundtrack / audio of the game. You mentioned a few things in the violence section about these, but I was wondering if there were any other significant details as well? Thank you for the review!

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