Titanfall: Assault Review for iPhone

Titanfall: Assault Review for iPhone

If you can’t get enough of Titanfall at home then you’re in luck! Titanfall Assault by Nexon Mobile is a mobile PvP RTS game based within the Titanfall universe.

Titanfall Assault is not only fun, but it just works. If you’re a fan of the console games, you’ll feel right at home with this one. The core gameplay consists of commanding troops, pilots, and titans across the map to control hardpoints. Controlling hardpoints is the only way to win besides destroying the other player’s main base (which is highly unlikely). While there is practice mode that allows you to play against AI, the only way to gain XP is by battling it out against other players. Servers hold together well once a match is started, but it can be hard to find a match at times.

Titanfall: Assault Review for iPhone

You won’t have to worry about gathering resources and building bases because Titanfall Assault is all about the battles. Pilots and troops capture hardpoints while the titans wreak havoc all over the place. You can also call in airstrikes and set up defense turrets. Upon the initiation of their deployment you decide where you want them to go and after that they automatically attack and defend across the entire map. Troops and turrets remain immobile throughout the match so their positioning is key. Thankfully, the AI is good enough that you don’t have to control their every move. Pilots are the most mobile with their jetpacks allowing them to jump over obstacles, and will turn back to attack a hardpoint that is being taken over. It can be slightly frustrating when a titan goes too far on the map instead of turning around and helping with the defense of a hardpoint being taken near home base. For the most part, though, nothing survives long enough to do anything too stupid.

Titanfall: Assault Review for iPhone

Titans have to stay on the ground and maneuver between buildings. Each titan and pilot have their own characteristics, like the Ion Sniper, who is able to shoot through walls while others, like the Stryder, move quickly to take out enemy infantry. Pilots are essential for controlling hardpoints. Stim Bruisers restore health after capturing a hardpoint, Grenadiers are tough against ground troops, and the Arc Boomers are slow with big guns to destroy turrets and titans. There are 16 pilots to choose from, 18 titans, and over 20 different airstrikes, turrets, and grunts. Each one is activated by a card. Card points are accumulated automatically during the match. Having a good loadout is just as important as utilizing them all effectively.

The battles are pretty well balanced. 40 point comebacks can happen at the blink of an eye. Most matches don’t take longer than 5 minutes, and every second counts. The battles are fast and fun. Outside of the battles, progression is good enough to keep you coming back for more. Although, there is a daily XP limit in the hopes to keep an active player base for longer than a week. The level design is simple, but very effective in changing the way you deploy assets.

Titanfall: Assault Review for iPhone

Graphics and audio design are both top notch. Running on an iPhone 7, there was quick load times, and no drops in framerate. All of the audio sounds like it was ripped straight from the console editions. Explosions, gunshots, voice-acting, and the awesome sound of the titans ripping through air just before landing never gets old. The User-Interface is clean and simple. Anyone could pick up the game and immediately start duking it out without feeling too lost. It’s also possible to record and stream gameplay without the use of an external capture card. Doing so didn’t have any noticeable effect on performance.

Overall, Titanfall Assault delivers in many ways. Keeping true to the universe while delivering fun multiplayer battles on a mobile platform make this a must-have for old fans and newcomers alike. Besides a few hiccups with the servers (something that happens with every multiplayer game) there just isn’t much bad to say about this game. Titanfall Assault is without a doubt a 9 out of 10.

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You can download Titanfall: Assault on the App Store and Google Play for free.