Review Round-Up: Titanfall (Xbox 360)
Posted by Dave Letcavage
If a Titan falls on the Xbox 360, does it make a sound?
When a hulking metal robot descends from the heavens with a palpable degree of urgency, you better believe it crashes into the terra firma with a tectonic-plate-shifting thud. However, when Titanfall dropped onto the Xbox 360 last Tuesday, the internet was nearly silent. There were no reviews to speak of, nor was there any real promotion plastered throughout the industry's most-authoritative websites — at least not to the extent one would expect for a game of this caliber. It makes sense when you consider Microsoft's intention of using the Xbox One version to tempt consumers into upgrading to their latest console, but nevertheless, it was a surreal phenomenon to witness.
Now that nearly a week has passed since release, a handful of reviews have finally accumulated on Metacritic and they're actually pretty spectacular. Long story short, it sounds as if the experience has ported over just fine. Here's a bit of light reading to bring you up to speed.
Bluepoint Game kicks anxiety to the curb with a smart, efficient port, that's fundamentally the same as Titanfall on Xbox One. If you can't afford a new console, save your pocket money for this.
A hugely impressive use of last gen tech that is only slightly inferior to the Xbox One version, and as such one of the best online shooters of the last several years.
The 360 version of Titanfall holds up well as an overall experience, even though it is undoubtedly the worst way to experience the game, reflected in a quarter-point drop in score compared to the Xbox One and PC versions.
Obviously, it doesn't match the technical standards of the "bigger" versions, but it does deliver the Titanfall experience.
Sounds impressive, right? Now it's time for a debriefing. What do you guys think? Will you be picking up a 360 copy of Titanfall and putting off the purchase of an Xbox One for now, or have you already ponied up for the superior version? Share your story in the comments below.