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Apex Legends is really good, has some of the best aspects of Titanfall (movement in particular), and Titanfall didn't actually sell.

 

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EA cashes in on the battle royale plague trend by sacrificing Titanfall on the altar of free-to-play and tossing Respawn into their slave pits.

I love Titanfall and will never touch Apex Legends, but this is a dumb take. Respawn was working on their battle royale before EA bought them, and EA reportedly expected to get Titanfall 3, not Apex Legends.

 

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Apex Legends is really good, has some of the best aspects of Titanfall (movement in particular), and Titanfall didn't actually sell.

Uh doesn't AL have no wallrunning at all?

 
Apex Legends is really good, has some of the best aspects of Titanfall (movement in particular), and Titanfall didn't actually sell.

Uh doesn't AL have no wallrunning at all?

Sadly no, but it doesn't have fall damage, there's lots of grappling lines on the map and one of the characters can place more of them, sliding down hills makes you go faster, all that good stuff. There's lots of sliding and flying.

There's balloons you rappel up to and then fly down from using some sort of jetpack.

It's imo the best Battle Royale there is right now, and you don't even have to pay for it. Its titanfall origins are really clear - and not just because it's set in the same universe.

Respawn is just really good at what they do and it shows. Also, they are still doing a Star Wars thing and this isn't the last "titanfall" thing they are doing apperently either.

If anything, I'm really happy that such a clearly talented studio is getting the attention it deserves.
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Tribes sounds more fun.

 

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Tribes sounds more fun.

Damn, now I miss Tribes 2 worse than ever.  That game was great.  64 players of mayhem.
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Shazbot.
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[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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Played it since I bought starsiege.   Ended with vengeance. I heard there's a free one on steam but I've not looked at it that closely.

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Spinfurzor jump ftw.

 

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All about sneaking up on Heavies and shocklancing them into respawning.  I loved T2.
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Good vid by Jim sterling about this subject (definitely not the first one he's made on this topic)
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 
I can't say anything since I have only watched friends get teamwiped in Apex, but the whole thing smells like EA trying to cash in on the fad started by Overwatch and friends. Not my cup of tea either way.

My own gripe: I can't forgive what EA has done to Westwood and Command and Conquer.... The hiatus between Generals and 3 was bad enough, though those two games were good (3 is much better, Generals plays fine but has a crazy plot that goes to full-on revenge fic in Zero Hour.) Then came Red Alert 3 and the others.... After that I have stopped buying anything from them.
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RA3 was the last I bought, but only because i loved 2 and YR so much that I hoped for a similar game in generals engine.

 
The main problem with RA3 is that I can't take anyone or anything in that game seriously.... Gameplay wise, it's not too bad. RA2 and YR is still the definite Red Alert game for me, logically I went to play Mental Omega, but the campaign mode is stupid hard. It's more like a puzzle game or Chess than an RTS at times.

 

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RA3 was definitely a disappointment and the pace is wrong but I didnt even look at C&C 3.  Never played the demo.


 

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I can't say anything since I have only watched friends get teamwiped in Apex, but the whole thing smells like EA trying to cash in on the fad started by Overwatch and friends.

No it doesn't. EA didn't know they were working on Apex Legends.

 
Re Apex: I see. I don't think I am in a position to suggest any more, given my lack of knowledge in the subject.

Re C&C: Do play C&C 3, it's in my opinion the very last pure-blooded C&C game. There is very little that I can gripe on that game. Storywise, both sides gets fleshed out a lot through ingame codex entries. I heard some Tiberium Sun players complain that it removes the oppressive Tiberium polluted atmosphere, but personally, I find TS's aesthetics a bit too depressing for my liking. Gameplay I think is superior to Tiberium Sun and on par with Red Alert 2/YR.

 

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C&C3 is a great game.

 

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C&C3 and the Kane's Wrath expansion are the only games that I have completely played thru with all factions. 

I play a Kane's Wrath skirmish nearly daily.
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Turns out I'm mistaken- I was thinking of 4/the one with a mobile Base you need to guard....  I've not gone near that one.

3 is the one with nod titans?  I've smashed that one to bits.

 

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Yep, that's the one.  The Avatar.  I've not tried 4, with the mobile base.  I remember there was an uproar about an always-online requirement for single player, then the real reviews started coming in and they were not good either.
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