Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays to all. I am finally feeling a little more refreshed and coming to realise that I still have entries on this list I have not finished. So while I spend this festive day in a mixture of mild panic and alcoholism, enjoy this entry on my video games top ten list. One I’m kind of worried might be affected by how recently I have been playing it. But hey, I’ll do that revamp list in twelve months and make everything better.
With all this talk of Apex Legends and the dwindling sense of spite that came with Respawn releasing a new first person shooter that wasn’t Titanfall 3; a lot of people have been taking this opportunity to look back at Titanfall 2 and remember/realise what made that game such a highlight when it came out in late 2016.
While the second game under the franchise banner, Titanfall 2 was the first game with a campaign, using its established world and lore to tell a story to put on top of the amazing concept piece that was the first Titanfall.
I have a lot of time for Respawn Entertainment. Outside of them making Titanfall 2, which sorely underappreciated, in part due to a poorly time release window, the founders (Jason West and Vince Zampella) came from Infinity Ward before forming their own studio. Key people begin the huge swell of Call of Duty popularity off the back of Modern Warfare. And my personal favourite game in the franchise; Modern Warfare 2.
So, not only do I find out that Respawn have a new shooter out, and it’s set within the Titanfall universe, and it’s going to be free to play, and it’s already out! Of course I was going to drop whatever I was doing and desperately scramble to download it. The only thing that would cause me some sense of hesitation, would be the fact that it was a Battle Royale game, a burgeoning genre I, historically, never got along with. Apex Legends though, it’s managed to turn me around entirely.