How EA nearly ruined Titanfall (and Apex Legends brought it back)

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  • Published: 16 March 2019
  • Apex Legends is good. But so was Titanfall. Why did one succeed where the other kinda sorta didn't? Well, it might have to do with the choices a certain publisher made.

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Comments • 211

  • TitanPlay's 17
    TitanPlay's 17  3 months back

    Look I've been playing Apex for 6 mounths and it's ok but I came back to Titanfall 2 and it's way more funner.

    • Imbackk Twinkie
      Imbackk Twinkie  5 months back

      Rip BT 😢😢

      • Screech The Mighty
        Screech The Mighty  5 months back

        "The giant robot made me cry." Oh, biggest mood.

        • Screech The Mighty
          Screech The Mighty  5 months back

          Also all the people in the comments talking about how Apex made them try Titanfall and now they love it warms my heart.

      • Codebreakerblue
        Codebreakerblue  5 months back

        Thank you so much for drawing attention to Respawn. They 100% deserve all the credit they can get for the entire franchise.

        • Otex 11
          Otex 11  7 months back

          Are you sure about titanfall being an Xbox one exclusive? I own it on 360

          • cyco72
            cyco72  7 months back

            now there's Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order for Respawn next, i wonder in what way EA will screw them this time around

            • Joshua Hamilton
              Joshua Hamilton  7 months back

              ea bad

              • Compare to Advil
                Compare to Advil  7 months back

                you forget: there was a mobile titanfall game

                • Borys Barski
                  Borys Barski  8 months back

                  remember when brian made the best comeback ever

                  • M. D. P.
                    M. D. P.  8 months back

                    Polygon sucks, it needs to be shut down because its doing more harm than good.

                    • Zombie Throne
                      Zombie Throne  8 months back

                      Who is this weirdo?

                      • D3monix
                        D3monix  8 months back

                        Stop spreading misinformation. The devs have stated before that they chose the week before COD:IW intentionally to fight for sales. BF1 had to be delayed, so there was nothing they could do.

                        • Roshea
                          Roshea  8 months back

                          That's great and all but can the Battle Royale genre fade already

                          • Jose Osorio
                            Jose Osorio  8 months back

                            Titanfall 2 story is so good

                            • Inferno Boi
                              Inferno Boi  8 months back

                              700k

                              • Simon Spencer
                                Simon Spencer  8 months back

                                EA may own a few studios for "development", but you have to remember they are a publisher at their core - they've never been apologetic about the way they behave with ANY IP they support (even ones they created Day 1 themsevles). Nobody should expect them to change their attitude now.

                                • St. Francis of Assisi
                                  St. Francis of Assisi  8 months back

                                  How Polygon nearly ruined Borderlands 3

                                  • bwooom
                                    bwooom  8 months back

                                    i dont know anything about video games im just here for bloodhound. we stan

                                    • iRedondoGaming
                                      iRedondoGaming  8 months back

                                      a battle royale wouldn't help borderlands you tards

                                      • Chili Palmer
                                        Chili Palmer  8 months back

                                        Go and...... Ur self u cringe worm of loneliness

                                        • gaming ninja 123
                                          gaming ninja 123  8 months back

                                          I hate polygon

                                          • Hikkomori-Frog TM
                                            Hikkomori-Frog TM  8 months back

                                            Polygon realising they fucked up yet again, and trying to bribe the TiF community with this video. Pathetic.

                                            • James Minett
                                              James Minett  8 months back

                                              Dude talking looks like a young Mr burns with a beard.

                                              • Banacheck Gaming.
                                                Banacheck Gaming.  8 months back

                                                It's kind of a rip-off of Borderlands that cell shaded art style & the UI very much remembers me of Borderlands, but don't worry Borderlands 3 will "NOT" have BR thank god.

                                                • Robert Hombre
                                                  Robert Hombre  8 months back

                                                  I picked up Titanfall 2 after playing Apex for a bit and it's possibly the best modern shooter I've ever played. Seriously go buy Titanfall, 2 it's fucking bonkers good. I've barely touched Apex ever since.

                                                  • Chosen121580
                                                    Chosen121580  8 months back

                                                    Fortnite is still the best Battle Royal out there by a mile.

                                                    • TunaSammich
                                                      TunaSammich  8 months back

                                                      TITANFALL 3 WHEN

                                                      • Dante XE
                                                        Dante XE  8 months back

                                                        No Titanfall is not excellent. Titanfall did get what its deserved. As you can see Apex has nothing to do also and game gets better reaction. Because its a better game. Its not about marketing, its about how much the game is good.
                                                        Its a garbage Polygon video like "Why now is the best time to invest VR". This guy makes stupid videos.

                                                        • Alberto Benavente Bazan
                                                          Alberto Benavente Bazan  8 months back

                                                          TitanFall 2 is fun to play, quick to learn and way better than people think. And yeah, the single player ruled -maybe a little too short- and i still play from time to time.

                                                          P.D: How do bussiness work?". XD
                                                          P.D 2: About Anthem: just today they fixed some of the problems it had... of course maybe too late.

                                                          • Raymond Duong
                                                            Raymond Duong  8 months back

                                                            I miss Brian D. Gilbert. Hope he's okay.

                                                            • cameronielsen
                                                              cameronielsen  8 months back

                                                              Titanfall 1 was the true masterpiece IMHO. Verticality, an audiovisual feast on part with ILM sound design. Fast paced action. Dynamic combat.

                                                              • TRAE YAGER
                                                                TRAE YAGER  8 months back

                                                                Can you guys please cover outward I think you guys would like it and I’d love to see your own unique comedy in a play through or something

                                                                • XnS
                                                                  XnS  8 months back

                                                                  and now, remember, they're already killing it with Firestorm

                                                                  • Charlie Thatcher
                                                                    Charlie Thatcher  8 months back

                                                                    PSA from someone’s who’s been playing Titanfall 2 since launch: please experiment with weapons and load outs other than the cloak/spitfire combo. Do some of the weapons have steep learning curves? Sure, but trust me when i say very little compares to grappling across the map and popping an enemy with a Cold War

                                                                    • Max Randelle
                                                                      Max Randelle  8 months back

                                                                      3:19 - Just this six second clip made me cry. Fuck!

                                                                      • TownofSalemguy
                                                                        TownofSalemguy  8 months back

                                                                        *cough* play mafia *cough*

                                                                        • Grant Boiy
                                                                          Grant Boiy  8 months back

                                                                          Titanfall 2 es better than apex legends

                                                                          • vazak11
                                                                            vazak11  8 months back

                                                                            How DO Business work?

                                                                            • kdhlkjhdlk
                                                                              kdhlkjhdlk  8 months back

                                                                              Apex Legends is shit

                                                                              • jhelms03
                                                                                jhelms03  8 months back

                                                                                I would take a new Titanfall game a Thousand time over apex legends.

                                                                                • Renato Regalado
                                                                                  Renato Regalado  8 months back

                                                                                  EA BAD BLAH BLAH BLAH.


                                                                                  If you're going to claim to be journalists, at least actually get some sources inside EA instead of this clickbaity rumormill yellow Journalism.

                                                                                  • JackSpad3s
                                                                                    JackSpad3s  8 months back

                                                                                    You don't need an insude source to know that EA is a terrible publisher and very anti-consumer

                                                                                • Orin King
                                                                                  Orin King  8 months back

                                                                                  Titanfall 2 is the best FPS i have ever played in my entire life. it deserved soo much more.

                                                                                  • Nejc
                                                                                    Nejc  8 months back

                                                                                    How Polygon pretends titanLESS doublejumpingLESS wallrunningLESS royale is Titanfall xD

                                                                                    • Pablo Rose
                                                                                      Pablo Rose  8 months back

                                                                                      Titanfall 1 was also on the xbox 360, it just came out a month later

                                                                                      • Kurei0
                                                                                        Kurei0  8 months back

                                                                                        I'm playing titanfall 2 right now and that game is a masterpiece! one of my favorite fps since halo

                                                                                        • Nathaniel Doughty
                                                                                          Nathaniel Doughty  8 months back

                                                                                          The shaaaaaade

                                                                                          • DRAGOPY SCRS
                                                                                            DRAGOPY SCRS  8 months back

                                                                                            Just finish TF2 Campaigne mode and can say it is the best 1st person shooting campaigne of the last few years.
                                                                                            The only problem is that it is too short.

                                                                                            • Adam Taggart
                                                                                              Adam Taggart  8 months back

                                                                                              Okay, I'll keep this brief since you have a lot to read:


                                                                                              Great topic, presentation, editing, humour, and attention to detail.


                                                                                              There's no weak link among you that I can see. All your video creators are doing an amazing job.