I've spent a considerable amount of time playing combined arms games in the last 8 years. From the halo series to Planetside 2. I feel like I know the trappings of the series. There is almost always imbalance in these games. Titan fall looks more in the vein of Planetside 2 with out the persistent world. This has me incredibly worried since even 8 months after launch on their second combined arms game, the developers of planetside 2 are still unable to strike the correct balance between infantry and vehicles. Both sides find it incredibly frustrating as the devs have created a situation in which any balance they try to incorporate or new edition they add is immediately over used and those killed by it feel frustrated. I fear that titanfall will be the same. A large number of people are going to be pissed off and quit this game when there titans are destroyed by 2-3 infantry that are hiding with rocket launchers, and infantry players are going to be pissed off at being farmed by a team that will pull titans as fast as possible.
I think the balance needed to make combined arms work is beyond a small developer like respawn. Its not about talent, its about having the ability and man power to research the effects. I honestly don't think they have that since and this game while no where near as rushed will just not be fun.
I'm also worried about the metagame. After planetside 2 I'm really tired of death matches. I want a persistent world where I can go anywhere and find a fight and I can either be focused on killing as many people as i want or I can switch to focusing on objectives. I DON"T WANT TO WAIT IN A MENU FOR A GAME TO LOAD and I don't want to have to choose between game types or have only one game type that everyone is playing so i have to wait for ever to play a certain kind.
Most importantly I just don't know if the player base will be there to make this game fun for more than a month. Maybe on PC, which is where I will play it, because like most people I'm completely turned off by buying a launch xbone. I think this game will be forgotten very quickly, and I just want to warn everyone who is preordering a xbone for this game. The great multiplayers games that will revolutionize gaming are coming out for at least 2-3 years I think, I hope, cause I'm tired of this recycled slapped on multiplayer that infests so many current gen games. I'm even more disgusted by the number of people in the press that are satisfied with this gens multiplayer. PS2 on PS4 should be a wake up call not only to future multiplayer of all kinds but a warning that these games need balance and need to keep you always entertained. Games are suppose to be fun. Anything that keeps you from the fun part needs to be left out.