Home Reviews Games Quick Hits: Titanfall, Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, South Park: The Stick Of Truth

A quick look at some recent game releases including Titanfall, the new mech-stomping multiplayer behemoth from Electronic Arts, Plants Vs Zombies goes third person multiplayer shooter and the kids from South Park wield the Stick of Truth in a surprisingly deep RPG.

Titanfall has landed – Microsoft is hoping this EA published multiplayer juggernaut from those that brought the world Call Of Duty, will shift a few Xbox Ones.  Failing that, hopefully it will shift a few Windows systems or even the odd Xbox 360 or two.

Having spent a great deal of time during the beta phase it was nice to try out the full blown game this week.  What can I add to the words expounded in the beta discussion?  Not a great deal, the full game adds a bunch more maps, all just as high quality as the two on show in the beta.  There is plenty of verticality, as well as pilot hidey-holes which are needed when a man on foot takes on a twenty-foot mech.

Because I was playing just before the general release, the servers (particularly those closest, but not actually on the Australian continent) were not overly populated.  This made playing the campaign multiplayer mode – as opposed to the classic multiplayer mode – problematic.  Lack of opponents made spending time at the “connecting” screen obnoxiously lengthy.

Still that is a first world issue if ever there was one, and now that Titanfall has hit the streets – like a heavily armed Atlas – there will be plenty of comrades and foes to take you through the campaign levels.  These are peppered with voice over flavour, but not much else that distinguishes them from the classic mode missions.

If firing rockets at big clomping mechs is not your bag, perhaps peppering zombies or plants might be more up your street.  



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Mike Bantick

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.