7. They alter, but never dominate, the flow of battle
This is an important thing to know. Given that the game is called Titanfall (and not, say, Jumpy Man Warzone), and has a big old Titan on its box art, but could be forgiven for thinking that it’s all Titans, all the time. It’s not. At all. For all of the reasons listed previously, and all the subtle little inter-related systems and balance tricks at play, Titans never lead the fight. Rather, they’re part of a perfectly weighted, asymmetric battlefield in which creative thinking, agility, on-the-fly tactics and good old fashioned, Quake-style arcade skill are just as powerful as giant robots with car-sized guns.
See the Titans the same way that you see the vehicles in Battlefield. An amazing, empowering, game-changing thrill-ride that nevertheless requires intelligent, nuanced play to get the best out of, and which never steamrolls over the efforts of the honest, rifle-toting meat-soldiers on the ground.