Developer: Atypical Games
Publisher: Atypical Games
Genre: Shooter, Action, Arcade
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Age Rating: PEGI 7
Release Date: 06/08/2020
A code was provided for review purposes.
Titan Glory is an online multiplayer mech game on the Nintendo Switch which is all about destroying the competition and your fellow man in massive robotic mechs. You stomp around different regions completing different gaming objectives.
You may be outnumbered, but you’re never outgunned as each mech comes with unique side-arms to shred anyone in your way. Shotguns, missiles launchers, mines throwers are just a few of the deadly armaments that you’ll have at your disposal.
When you start the game, there are two main modes to play, which are Single Player and Online Multiplayer. There is a garage as well to customise your mechs with different paint-jobs that you can unlock as well as upgrades that you can purchase using in-game currency you’ve earned in tournaments.
The tournament mode is the single-player offering which sees you progressing through a series of 12 tournaments of increasing difficulty against more aggressive bots. You will strive to come out on top and be rewarded with a cash prize which increases with each cup, letting you purchase new upgrades in your garage. There’s also a custom mode allowing you to pick and choose your set-up.
Every time you play anything, you’ll earn EXP which can rank you up and in the process unlock additional mechs for you to use in combat. During tournaments, you get to play a variety of different game types which range from: A standard death-match, king of the hill, free-for-all, hard point to name a few. There are a total of 8 different types of gameplay modes and a free-roam mode which offers some variety.
There’s also a plethora of power-ups to collect on the battlefield which can help you restore your health and energy levels, or make your movement speed quicker, turning the tide on most fights. It helps if you know where these are on the map. My favourite power-up was the speed boost which made your mech move at a quicker pace.
My biggest gripe with this mode is that the AI bots are not very smart and tend to run straight into you without much thought. It makes killing them pretty easy, especially when the AI decides to group units together making for easy targets when you’re playing in any team-based mode.
While the maps offer a pretty large open space to manoeuvre and battle in, they don’t have many destructible areas. You can crash through some small buildings, but most remain undamaged when shot which makes sense on a technical level, but it would have been nice if you could have caused a little more destruction in your wake.
Online mode has few options but suffers from one of my biggest gripes in any Online Multiplayer game. No proper matchmaking means that sometimes you’ll appear in a match where teams will be uneven, making for some matches that feel very one-sided. Since I’ve had the game a lot longer than other players, I felt little over-powered.
My mech was pretty speedy, and I could run circles around other users – plus my mech’s main side-arm was a shotgun which made close quarters combat a breeze, particularly when powered up. I could only imagine other players on the other side of the screen feeling frustrated by this. I feel that I should have been paired with other users, similar to my star-rank level, which is displayed underneath your mech profile pic when online.
The performance during online was fine, and I only had issues with lag. However, there is some fun to be had here, but it just depends on who playing with and their skill level.
The mech garage is where you can go to fix up your mech by upgrading its various parts such as armour, side-arms, and energy. This makes your machine far more effective on the battlefield, helping you win the more difficult cups. You can also apply new paint-jobs for your mech here too once they’re unlocked.
My biggest issue with Titan Glory is in the sound department. The game has some music on the main menu but none during gameplay for some reason. One of the strangest things I’ve noticed is the sound effects for your guns are loud, but there’s barely any other sounds in a level, especially for your mech. This put me off as I felt like I was walking on nothing; my footsteps were really quiet. Considering you’re stomping about in giant mech, you would expect to hear something right?
I first thought the sound effects were turned down, so I re-checked the options menu only to discover that the volume was turned right up – very off-putting when can’t hear anything and made the game feel a little unfinished.
Graphics & Sound
Graphically the game looks ok, especially considering this is a budget game. Some maps look nice, particularly the temple with its blossom trees. Unfortunately, some of the maps look less impressive with very little detail and blurry landscapes.
Like I mentioned above, there’s no real sound during gameplay apart from your gunfire, and it was a little off-putting. With no foot stomps or music during battles, it felt cheap. In that respect, it is cheap, but surely they could have added in some sort of noise apart from firing guns?
Titan Glory is an okay mech game – it’s not perfect though. There is a tournament mode with 12 cups to get through, a custom mode and some extra content to play online but it miss-fires on some key areas. The poor AI, lack of lobbies and good match-making pull this title down somewhat. However, there is still some fun to be had if you don’t mind some malfunctions along the way.