Titanfall: Assault

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Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Engaging strategy inspired by console sci-fi shooter game.

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Ease of Play

Simple controls for veterans of genre, can be complicated for new players.

Violence

Players direct soldiers to use guns, explosives to kill other people, but there's no blood, gore.

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Consumerism

Players use real-world money to buy in-game currency to keep playing, upgrade troops. May interest players in checking out games it's based on.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Titanfall: Assault is a sci-fi military strategy game connected to a series of first-person shooters on consoles and computers. Instead of killing people from the first-person perspective, you command troops from an aerial viewpoint. While they do use guns and explosives, there's no blood and gore. There's also no inappropriate content to be found. While players can communicate with other people they're battling online, they can only send emoji-like face icons back and forth. Players can also use in-game currency that's either earned through playing or bought with real-world money, to keep playing or upgrade their troops. Playing this may make some gamers want to check out the original games. Read the app's privacy policy on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byFireball Slinger September 26, 2018

It’s Great! Except you can’t buy it anymore...

It was one of the best mobile games ever. Sadly, it didn’t have many downloads and a low player count. You can’t get it anymore.

What's it about?

In TITANFALL: ASSAULT, mankind has colonized other planets. But when people start to push back against the planetary colonization company and their strict guidelines, a civil war spanning many planets breaks out. As a commander in the Frontier Militia, your job is to deploy troops so that they can take down enemy strongholds and defenses.

Is it any good?

Though it's yet another game that converts a first-person shooter into a strategic war game with an aerial perspective, Titanfall: Assault manages to be both simple and deep enough for fans of both. Inspired by the Titanfall sci-fi first-person shooters, Titanfall: Assault casts you as a commander in the Frontier Militia who has to use troop deployments, aerial bombardments, and, of course, the giant walking tanks called Titans -- think Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor in Avengers: Age of Ultron -- to defeat enemy soldiers and destroy their defenses. As in other strategy games, you can't just throw all of your troops at a problem at the same time. Instead, you have to wait until your different assets recharge, and use resources to deploy them. While this manages to capture the feel of the original game in strategy form, it also, oddly, makes the same mistake as the first game in the shooter series by not having a story-driven single-player mode. Instead, it's solely focused on player-vs.-player combat and player-vs.-computer simulations of player-vs.-player matches. Still, if you enjoy strategy games and the Titanfall series, you'll find this mashup works well.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in apps. In this game, you battle other people online, but does that make you feel differently about killing them?

  • Talk about the responsibilities of command. In this game, you're not doing the killing, but are instead commanding troops who you may be sending to their death. Do you think you could do this in real life?

  • Discuss money management. Does it make any sense to spend money on a game when you can earn in-game money just by playing it? Or would it make more sense to spend a little on the game to support the creators?

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