‘Titanfall 2’ Release Date, News, & Update: Story Mode As Good As ‘Half-Life?' Single Player Experience Better Than Expected?

By Enrico Cuenca , Updated Oct 28, 2016 05:20 AM EDT

When the original "Titanfall" was released back in 2014, gamers everywhere had a mixed reaction towards the innovative mech-empowered first-person shooter. The game stood out from the heavily saturated FPS genre at the time, mainly with its amazingly intense mech-suit multiplayer action, something "Titanfall 2" is working to replicate and improve upon. However, many fans felt that something was missing from the final product.

The general consensus was that "Titanfall" was missing a story mode to serve as its foundation; a single-player campaign that would have introduced players to the lore, culture, and world of the game. The upcoming "Titanfall 2" may be filling this gaping void when it hits store shelves this month.

According to The Verge, Respawn, the developers of "Titanfall 2," listened to its fans and has produced a full-fledged single player campaign, complete with a story and tons of dialogue. Apparently, the story borrows numerous elements from the buddy-cop genre in films, pitting the main character with a fully-functional Titan as a companion.

Players will take on the role of Jack Cooper, a low-ranking soldier with hopes and dreams of becoming a pilot with a Titan of his own one day. As reported by Rolling Stone, a series of events lead Cooper down a path he did not expect when his commanding officer falls in battle in "Titanfall 2."

From there, Cooper must team up with his former superior's Titan in order to get through their predicament in one piece. The campaign in "Titanfall 2" is reported to last around six to seven hours and will uncover more about the game's lore. Players can expect to learn more about the war between the two main factions and what is going on around this war-torn world through this inaugural campaign.

Respawn is allowing "Titanfall 2" players to make numerous, largely consequential decisions in this campaign and has been getting high praise from insiders because of it. The publication has even gone so far as to compare moments in the campaign to the brilliant single player experiences of "Portal" or "Half-Life" at times.

"Titanfall 2" is slated to release on October 28 of this year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Are you excited for the brand new campaign?

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