Originally Posted by andydabeast
It is so sad that Titanfall 2 didn't sell. It was miles ahead of the first game and really did give COD a run for it's money in my opinion. Also the single player campaign wrecked anything from COD.
I'll agree that the campaign in Titanfall 2 was amazing, I loved it. However, the multiplayer gameplay was a case of one step forward, two steps back. I personally didn't play T2 very long because the Titan gameplay was neutered so harshly. I didn't like the locked in loadouts for each Titan, and it predictably created a meta where certain Titans reigned supreme (in this case Legion and Tone). The removal of regenerating shields further enforced this (Legion and Tone are also the only Titans capable of creating forward facing shields) and severely crippled the lightweight Titan chassis because now all damage sticks. I mained a Stryder in T1, and the key to victory was to make sure you got as much value out of those shields as possible. Further exacerbating this is the fact that they made all Titans slower, gave a -1 to dash charges for all models, and removed Dash Quickcharger on top of it all.
To anyone who prefers T2 over T1, I'm not bashing you, but I personally felt like the Titan gameplay became much less enjoyable, and it severely narrowed the skill gap between a good pilot and a decent one. Being able to call down my Stryder in T1 and half the time be able to survive in it for the rest of the match due to simply outplaying my opponents was what I loved about the game. And when I came up against an equally skilled pilot, those skirmishes were legendary. I just can't find the same satisfaction in T2 I'm afraid.