I finally got a few rounds of Titanfall in last night. It seems like "finally" because the game had been out since midnight, but I was easily the lowest ranked player in any of the 10 rounds I played in last night.
There's even a thread in reddit about how "boring" the game is after playing the game for 15 hours since release (some used VPNs to play in Asia where the release was earlier.)
It has been well documented that there isn't a single player mode, which is fine with me. Coming from the Battlefield series, which never really had a true single player campaign until BF3 (and they probably shouldn't bother with it), I don't really like scripted single player games on rails. With the old COD and MOH games, I would get off in some corner and never be able to trigger the next event in the campaign and just stop playing it...Multiplayer is where it's at for me. Vince Zampella, creator/CEO of Respawn, basically said they didn't have the resources for a huge single player game...and that fewer than 5% actually complete the whole campaign, so they'd rather concentrate on multiplayer. I like that thinking.
Titanfall does have a campaign mode though - it's a series of narrations over multiplayer maps, detailing the story behind the game. Interesting storyline, but I used this time to keep up with the Pens game last night.
I think we mostly have Xbox Titanfall owners here, but it ran really well at maxed out settings on my PC...a few frame drops during the campaign cut scenes, but not during gameplay.
My major problem so far is the matchmaking service or lobby. This is something new for me; generally in BF and older COD titles you select a server to play on from a server browser and you begin playing. With this game, you enter a lobby with random players. I think there is a way to play with friends in a party system, but I didn't see an option for that. My first round I was put on a team with five other brand new or nearly new players. Our opponents were all rank 11 or above, including a max rank guy of 50. So we got owned with weapons, abilities, and burn cards that we didn't have access to yet. Kind of frustrating.
Definitely a good game that has a lot of potential...ranking is pretty quick, too. In under an hour of game time, I got to rank 9.