Titanfall has still been abuzz lately, especially given the fact that it recently released the first map pack installment, which is titled “Expedition”. The map pack contains three new glorious maps in total that are, in my opinion, just as good as the original maps that came with the game itself, and that’s rare for me to say.
The maps are as follows: Swampland, Runoff and War Games. The following are descriptions (The word for word in-game descriptions are in italics) and small reviews on each map.
IMC construction of a remote water processing facility reveals ancient ruins. While this map didn’t seem like much at first, I’ve fallen in love with it. It’s easy to blend into environment, but game play is also fast-paced as gamers bounce off of trees and on top of Titans. Use these heights to your advantage as a Pilot, as well as the ruins found throughout the map.
Militia forces fight to recover vital water collection and treatment facilities occupied by the IMC. The first map I played from the map pack, I initially wasn’t too thrilled, but this one grew on me. The bottom areas of the map are water (Hence the title of the map), and the upper level is just, well… regular. There are some nice lines when it comes to visuals for sniper users. There are also towers that go up incredibly high that players can get on top of. Such a height gives players an awesome point that sees most of the map (Especially in the middle area where a lot of action takes place). You can eject from your Titan to get to the most top part of the towers.
Pilot Certification Simulators can be networked together for multi-Pilot training sessions. Probably the most favored of all the new maps, and I must agree. It resembles the training that you play initially in the game (Remember that white inside area where you learned about the game?). But that’s a majority of the interior. There are walls in the game that you can run against that resemble Tron. The visuals look crisp and clean, and the map is an absolute blast to play on that contains an array of combat, from close quarters to long ranged. Titan battles can be especially epic in the narrow highways near the middle of the map.
Overall, the map pack is worth it, and I rarely say that when it comes to downloadable content. But I took a leap of faith with the Titanfall Season Pass and I am happy thus far.