Anthem

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by WhiteLightning, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. XP-200

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    I can't believe EA have released a unfinished, services heavy, microtransaction bloated mess!.......when did EA start doing stuff like this. :p
     
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    It's quite literally a Warframe meets Destiny clone. Like, half and half.
     
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    Wrong thread I'm stupid.
     
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    seems like the best game of February... to skip.
     
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    Grumpy Cat has spoken :D
     
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    Hehe, you should always listen to grumpy Russian cat :)
     
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    Funny how quickly things change.

    2 weeks ago before this demo and online comments, I was anticipating two big games this month. Metro and Anthem. Now, I'm anticipating neither. Bring on March, Division 2.
     
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    Yeah, same here. Decided not to buy Metro Exodus as soon as I heard it was moving over to the Epic Store as an exclusive. I will play that game next year when it returns to the Steam Store so it can sit alongside the first two games which I already own on Steam.

    As for Anthem, I'm disappointed to be honest because BioWare are usually fantastic at telling great stories with good dialogue (ending of Mass Effect 3 excepted) and this new game really does feel like a lacklustre clone of Destiny (and apparently Warframe, though I've not played that much). I half expected Anthem to have a battle royal mode to be honest... maybe that'll be added later if sales don't meet expectations...? ;)
     
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    Well MAYBE there is more better story when the full game opens up, better characters npcs not broken and doing nothing at all.

    But wait for reviews on that i would not pro order this wait for reviews you trust and put a good amount of time into the game so maybe a week or two after it goes live for everyone. The story issue the characters being dull issue in the starter area i guess? the cash shop issue and pricing and whatnot, all that is a unknown because the demo was so limited.

    But you know me i want this to fail :p. bioware is dead i just want it out of its misery less EA is really going to attempt to REALLY change its ways.
     
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    I would not hope for a good story in an MP game. It is close to impossible, because of the disconnect between character interactions and dialogues, followed by grouping up with people and mindlessly killing hordes of enemies…

    Anyways, I’ll stay far away from it, mostly because of EA, but also because I had my fair share of playing Destiny and being disappointed by it on many occasions.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts too. Destiny and its sequel were really poor in terms of narrative and story-telling IMO with interaction basically limited to quest givers. This is how Anthem also feels with NPC conversations in the hub area being especially minimal as is the choice of dialogue with them. Of course, it could be better in the full game but as a big slice of the full game the demo was designed to showcase the gameplay and from what was on offer I doubt the final game will offer much different or better. Anthem just doesn't appeal to me and I find it hard to get excited about it.

    Mind you I've skipped a few major releases of late... Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 because of its lack of single player and Battlefield V for example as those are just one sequel too many for me and it is hard to get excited about the same-old same thing each year when it's just dressed in different clothing. I also skipped Fallout 76 but that actually turned out to be a very good thing as the game was absolute tripe!!!

    I am not a fan of online multiplayer unfortunately so games that focus on that over solo content are obviously going to be less interesting for me as is the case with Anthem. I know it can be played solo but it just felt a bit lacking, unexciting and grindy when played that way IMO.
     
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  13. haste

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    ^ "You are freelancers!"

    Just out of curiosity, did BioWare do at least 1 really good game since they were bought by EA? All I can remember were just mediocre or really bad attempts. SWTOR, Inquisition, Andromeda and Anthem. I kinda smell Anthem the Battle Royale edition incoming.
     
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    DAO imo was the last GREAT RPG, but mass effect 1 and 2 were very good in spots and 3 had alot going for it but the ending.

    Andromeda was a mess, inquisition was bloated too much fluff burnt too many players out, EA does not want to make single player games and bioware is primaritly a single player rpg studio. What place do they have under EA to begin with? when EA insists single player games are dead and bioware has had two underpreforming games back to back and andromeda was a joke it was so broken and cringe.

    The old guard has left bioware would they ever be able to reach the heights of DAO KOTR? we will probably never know unless EA flips on that kotr3 project. And bioware has to survive anthem launch to even make that a probability.
     
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    ME1 was completely independent, without EA. ME2 and DA:O were in works when EA bought them, so these two were "mostly" just published by EA.
     

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    Well EA meddled early on on right how many DLC and sectioned off game content and preorder fluff? Nearly out the gate but yea origins was almost all done before EA bought them. And Me1 was a year or two later? well sure who knows they were mostly in the cans story and game design wise before EA was involved at all.

    And?
     
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    The other way around.
    ME1 - 2007
    DAO - 2009
     
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    yea you talking that far back yea 2 years can mingle. ;p
     
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    I feel like the excitement for this game has evaporated greatly.
     
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