It feels good when your hopes for a game come together. I wasn't exactly invested in the Titanfall franchise to the point that it could disappoint me, but damn it felt good to see Respawn shine. The bonus for me was that I got to play a pretty cool buddy adventure with a bad ass robot.
The funny thing is that I don't even think I would have wanted the titans to have a personality for the first game. I thought I'd want just a straight up futuristic shooter that was all about the skills of the pilots and the unique features of each titan. I didn't play that game though, and I was brought to Titanfall 2 because it was breaking away from a cold and boring existence. This was seriously one of the tightest single player shooter campaigns I have ever played. The extra amount of soul and self-awareness (and evil mercs worth killing) made it even better. Plus, you know, that multiplayer is pretty solid, too. Thanks for tagging in, Titanfall 2.
Throughout January, the Games of 2016 will lead the way towards The 2016 Grimmys - Horrible Night's Games of the Year Awards.