Anthem reviews are starting to drop [literally]

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Not surprised. The core of a good game is there but it feels so incomplete in its current state. Between the technical issues and the lack of content, it’s pretty disappointing.

I wanted this game to be good. I’ll still pick it up someday if/when it improves substantially.

Still feeling depressed after seeing the EA vampires drain the life out of another good game studio.
 
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Do you want another ME after the last one??? They already showed that they couldn’t do a good ME again.
They gave it to the 'B team', and even then considering the final product was largely thrown together in 18 months, it was a lot better than it had any business being.

Regardless it'll definitely be a while before we see more Mass Effect. Assuming the Anthem dumpster fire doesn't kill Bioware, we'll likely see another Dragon Age first, and as it is that may be years away.


But yes, plenty of people want another Mass Effect.
 
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Literally every big game gets its own review thread. Why is this one any different?
It absolutely should have its own review thread. For those who want to enjoy Anthem for what it is, they should be able to enjoy talking about the game without pages of people laughing at how Gamespot gave it a 6.

This not being the OT for Anthem, though, can you believe Gamespot gave this a 6! Woah. BioWare, what are you doing? "Add loot and co-op to Mass Effect." How hard would that have been? Why did you ignore the storytelling that people buy your games for? Why did you give us this bland universe with no characters to talk to, outside of one little area? Why did you create a game world with so little variety? This is just sad.

 
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Going purely by reviews (as of this post), the oft cited BioWare B team that handled Mass Effect managed to cobble something together in 18 months that can stand next to the what the BioWare A team managed to make in 6 years

https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/mass-effect-andromeda

https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/anthem

BioWare needs to do something that's clearly in their wheelhouse for their next game. No more Open World Frostbyte fetch quest busy work simulators - dial back the quippy smart-ass characters. Do something smaller and more focused instead of another overly ambitious story that's never backed up in any meaningful way by gameplay.

But seriously, take time to get the tech right before pushing out another <<LOADING PLEASE WAIT>>
 
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It made performance worse me in some areas.

Frames I'm up, particularly in the rain. But I'm experiencing disconnects and desyncs that I didn't before. Maybe anecdotal. IDK.
Performence is worse for me as well. cpu usage went up about 10% per core. Luckily i have been locking it to 1440p/30 for that consistency.
 
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Game seemed heavily rushed, like almost all looter shooters.

Publishers should just make these games F2P and make their money on the cosmetic stuff. The Destiny model seems flawed. Or just go full MMO.
 
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Destiny was the only game of the type to reach massive success and the only one to that even today.

Division failed.
Anthem failed.
i'd speculate that the 'success' was because of bungie's brand name, and the franchise itself was the 'first' of all these GaaS's.
 
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i'd speculate that the 'success' was because of bungie's brand name, and the franchise itself was the 'first' of all these GaaS's.
Destiny had great gunplay, graphics, exotic gear to chase and a fantastic raid. And it was a blast to play with friends. No, its "success" was due to actually being a good game despite its flaws.
 
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I've only played the demo of Destiny 2 which I liked but not enough to play further. For those who played the demo of Anthem, is it comparable to Destiny2 or very different? I've seen the commercials which show a lot of airborne combat which looks exactly like Destiny 2.... just in the air

Is this game different enough or closer to a clone?
 

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I lost any interest from the moment it was revealed to be a loot shooter, but it's still sad to hear it doesn't even appear to be a good one.
What a waste, the world is pretty cool, I liked the flying mechanics in the demo and the art direction is a bit derivative but nice. In some alternate universe this could have been a cool single player (or coop) Bioware style RPG. They could have tried to be a game for everyone disappointed by the broken promises of a cool world and story in Destiny.

Not too many reviews so far though. I expect it will end somewhere in the 70's once most of them are out

I've only played the demo of Destiny 2 which I liked but not enough to play further. For those who played the demo of Anthem, is it comparable to Destiny2 or very different? I've seen the commercials which show a lot of airborne combat which looks exactly like Destiny 2.... just in the air

Is this game different enough or closer to a clone?
Since they are both loot shooters the overall structure feels pretty similar.
But based on the demo I like the combat in Destiny A LOT better. The gunplay is much nicer, the performance more stable (though I've heard the final version of Anthem runs better than the demo) and the whole experience feels smoother (like for example being able to access your inventory and character customization at any moment and without having to go through a load screen)
 
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Another AAAA game bites the dust.

But is this really going to be it for Bioware? I mean, they make guaranteed million sellers don't they? Just go back to AAA and make another Dragon's Dogma or something.