So I have had absolutely no experience with Titanfall since I don't know an Xbone, but I had a buddy of mine play the hell out of it when it first came out. From what I heard, it sounded like a blast, but the game sadly died off pretty quickly. When I found out about the test for this, I figured I might as well see what I was missing (or at least see if they continued in the direction that my friend described).
Well, after about a couple dozen matches or so, I came out of it with one big feeling: meh.
My thoughts are going to be all over the place, so bear with me.
I played mostly the Bounty mode (where you can fight all the AI dudes) with the occasional other mode every now and then, but I gotta be honest, the game felt incredibly empty without them. I'm honestly not entirely sure why Respawn thought it was wise to essentially REMOVE the grunts all together from the other modes considering the maps are basically tailored around having large amounts of guys fighting with pilots sprinkled in for good measure. What's worse is now with Bounty, all of those poor grunts are just shoved into one area of the map, turning it into a damn turkey shoot to gain cash to hand in.
Suffice to say, I basically ignored them and went straight for the pilots to deny them their cashflow, THEN turned around to shoot the moving targets. Coupled with becoming one with the movement system, I became a killing machine, and this isn't even with my roving mech watching my six.
Speaking of the mech, I learned the best strat is to simply call it in (make sure you have the enhanced leathality battery perk) and then just have it follow you wherever you go. Most pilots will bee line towards your mech (I picked Scorch for that lovely AOE to rack up the grunt kills) and completely ignore the fact that you're even there shooting them. When I was in the mech, I just felt too slow (again, was playing Scorch the whole time), so I figured it was faster with me out of the mech while I zipped around on walls. Plus, if I killed any pilots with batteries on them, I would just grab them, hop back into my mech to give it health, then IMMEDIATELY bail out and continue my merry way murdering.
Overall, this is most certainly not the game my friend played back in OG Titanfall. This is, to me, a weaker CoD BlOps 3 that has mechs for killstreak rewards. There's no way in hell this game is going to succeed if they continue with the launch in October (I think it's October?). All that will happen is BF1 will bleed any potential users, and the game will die.