When it comes to giant mechas dropping down on unsuspecting soldiers, we can say that Titanfall is the expert in this particular field. It has been what made the game so popular among FPS fans aside from its award-winning gameplay and amazing story mode. But sometimes, we want to bring all that action on the go and when we do, how do we get it? That’s where Titanfall Assault comes in.
Usually, when one sees the word Nexon on any game, one would not be faulted for that extra sense of hesitation when it comes to downloading that game, but Titanfall Assault does keep new players secure with a tight trailer and an easy UI. The first thing one sees in the game is the three hulking Titans right after you finish the tutorial.
The gameplay is similar to that of Clash Royale, whereby you take down objective points or try to destroy your opponent's main base. The difference, however, is that once you capture the Hardpoints(beacons), you have to try and retain them as long as you can in order to be the first to accumulate up to 100 points which then wind you the game.
Your resources are gradually built up with infantry units being used first while a timer will restrict the use of Titans until the middle of the game. Once the Titans start to come in, it's all about team composition and type disposition from here on out. There are 3 different categories of units in Assault, which are Pilots, Titans, and Support which are all identified in the form of cards.
Pilots are the units that you can deploy to capture Hardpoints and engage with enemy forces. Each of these pilots has different abilities which trigger on deployment, the capture of points or are passive. Pilots are unique from other ground units because they are able to scale walls and are highly maneuverable. Players will also want to check out the type of weapons they are using as some weapons work better on different units.
The flagship of the title is definitely the Titans, which upon deployment does considerable damage to enemy Titans, troops, and gun placements. These Titans have all one thing in common and that is higher firepower and armor. Titans also come with a variety of units ranging from tanks, to infantry specialist, or just a death trigger which creates huge disables on your enemies upon death.
Last but not least is the support cards, which can range from sentry turrets to landmines to additional infantry. Usually, the support category is a complement to your current team composition in order to fill in areas they might be weak in. Lacking low-cost troops to help capture multiple Hardpoints, then use Grunts to help out, Lacking base defense, then add turrets. Whatever the need, the support cards are there to fill it in.
Community-wise, you can join guilds from all around the globe whereby you can help achieve guild rewards through a global guild event system whereby you have to achieve certain victories in order to contribute points to your respective guilds.
On the plus side, the game doesn’t require you to invest much in terms of real cash, but it does have loot boxes which will take time to unlock offering various loot within different levels. Microtransactions only serve as a way to save time and buy bundles which you would see common in most mobile games nowadays.
To summarize it all, Titanfall Assault is a rather playable alternative from Clash Royale if you want aesthetics from a sci-fi setting rather than a comedic setting while providing you with similar gameplay with a deeper strategic touch to it. Titanfall Assault is available on the Android and iOS.