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Stomp Stomp: Titanfall 2 Released

Get yr stomp on

Stomp stomp bompity bomp bomp, goes the big robot. Titanfall 2 [official site] launched overnight, bringing more FPS antics with parkouring soldiers and honking great mechs armed with megaguns and power swords. Adam has strapped himself into a robot's tummy (and in the game) to play so he can tell us all Wot He Thinks, and should be sharing some preliminary thoughts on its campaign late today. All I need to know is: gosh dang it, its mega-chunky revolver is a high-level unlock this time around too. But I want it so much.

Like its ma, Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter combining big stompy mechs with teensy soldiers who run (and parkour) around on foot. This time around, it's got a singleplayer campaign as well as all that multiplayer.

I realise persistent progression with unlocks is standard for modern multiplayer shooters but bah, I want cool guns now. Frustration over that was part of why I stopped playing the original Titanfall. If a game's foundations are strong enough, it shouldn't need to reserve cool stuff to dangle as carrots before hungry players - playing should be reward enough. I mean, I'll still probably pick it up if Adam gives the thumbs-up but grumble grumble, I'm an old woman. My legs are grey, my ears are gnarled, my eyes are old and bent...

Oh! Here's Adam shooting me a screenshot of the options menu:

Titanfall 2 is £49.99/$59.99 from Origin. It's published by Electronic Arts, see, so it's not on other digistores. In a welcome change from the first game, all maps and modes released after launch will be free for all players - not paid DLC.

As for bugs and problems, a wee troubleshooting FAQ is up on the forums.

Here's the launch trailer, titled 'Become One', which boasts an awkward fraghungry rewriting of Cher's Bang Bang. Mate, if you're making a trailer about the fusion of human and machine and naming it that, I don't see how you can't use a bit of Spice Girls. At the end, rather than walking side-by-side in explodeland, the man could give the robot's nose a little kiss.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.