Conviction – An Anthem Story From Neill Blomkamp (Feb 14th)

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"From Neill Blomkamp, Oats Studios and BioWare comes a live-action story of survival set in the world of Anthem, decades before the events of the game. "

Oats Studio has done some really interesting things. Many that I wish would turn into some full fledged productions. (Zygote, Firebase, Rakka for those not familiar)
And I'm very curious to see what they are doing with Anthem.

Youtube (Premieres Feb 14th 8:30am)
 
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This is all speculative from my end and pieced together from seeing social posts etc, apparently the trailer is what they created for the the game release. There isn’t actually a full product or story introduction, but more of some establishing shots/action scenes.

I did like the trailer and wanted to see more, so when I went looking for a full fledged premier date etc, I just found that it was shot as a trailer for the game and that was that.

I may have missed lots of posts about this explaining what it was and went into it thinking “cool, 20 minutes of live action Anthem” and if so that is what I get for not being educated on the game and marketing! If I didn’t miss any of that info.....they should have coushined the blow a bit imo.

I thought it was well done and looks like it would have cost a pretty penny even to create those 3 minutes. As mentioned above, I would like to see more in the future, but can imagine it may be prohibitively expensive.
 
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This is all speculative from my end and pieced together from seeing social posts etc, apparently the trailer is what they created for the the game release. There isn’t actually a full product or story introduction, but more of some establishing shots/action scenes.

I did like the trailer and wanted to see more, so when I went looking for a full fledged premier date etc, I just found that it was shot as a trailer for the game and that was that.

I may have missed lots of posts about this explaining what it was and went into it thinking “cool, 20 minutes of live action Anthem” and if so that is what I get for not being educated on the game and marketing! If I didn’t miss any of that info.....they should have coushined the blow a bit imo.

I thought it was well done and looks like it would have cost a pretty penny even to create those 3 minutes. As mentioned above, I would like to see more in the future, but can imagine it may be prohibitively expensive.
So, the whole "you bastard. you sold us out" is just for this mini-movie? Seems pretty specific!
 
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Fantastic production values on the trailer. But I honestly just don't like how the suits look. Those legs, and the colors, none of it makes any sense. What even are these suits and why the fuck are they in the jungle? Why are they flying around and shooting random wildlife? I still don't know what the fuck this game is even about ... on any level. The lack of a coherent story is absolutely shocking. Why does it look like they live in a poor middle eastern bazaar when they have Iron Man suits?

All credit to NB for the live action production values executed well.
 
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Fantastic production values on the trailer. But I honestly just don't like how the suits look. Those legs, and the colors, none of it makes any sense. What even are these suits and why the fuck are they in the jungle? Why are they flying around and shooting random wildlife? I still don't know what the fuck this game is even about ... on any level. The lack of a coherent story is absolutely shocking. Why does it look like they live in a poor middle eastern bazaar when they have Iron Man suits?

All credit to NB for the live action production values executed well.
I mean got to play the game to get the story, there is already a lot of info available though:

According to myth, "the gods vanished," and left the world in chaos. Now, the Anthem is all that remains.[4] In this futuristic, dystopian world, humanity has been isolated behind the protective wall of Fort Tarsis, shielded from the many dangers of the primeval lands beyond. Players act as Freelancers – a group of courageous individuals dedicated to protecting the people of Fort Tarsis from threats outside the wall.[5] The Freelancers are in conflict with the Dominion, who are trying to use a powerful force called the Anthem Of Creation as a weapon

Helena Tarsis lived 500 years ago[2] in a grim period for humanity; every day was a struggle just to survive, with few resources available, and little time to utilize them. Helena, however, envisioned something different.

Tarsis, her husband Garred the Chronicler, and inventor Arden Vassa recruited and trained first of the Legion of Dawn to overthrow the urgoth. Arden Vassa built the Javelin of Dawn. This was the first Javelin, and one was given to each of Helena's disciples. With these powerful tools at their disposal, General Tarsis led the Legion of Dawn to victory against the urgoth, finally giving humanity a chance to live in peace.[3] Tarsis fell in battle preventing the ungoth's final act of vengeance, the attack on the human settlement of Antium.

She led humanity to a place of strength and security, where they could build a fortified city that would withstand the nightmarish threats that roamed the lands. This led to the creation of Fort Tarsis, which was named after her.[4] She came to favor using the Colossus Javelin

And the big baddie in the trailer is The monitor leader of the dominion, one of the three factions the Legion of Dawn split into.
 
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So, the whole "you bastard. you sold us out" is just for this mini-movie? Seems pretty specific!
Yes, indeed it does, but that's also why it sucks. They're playing pretend with a trailer. There is no larger story from this, it's just a disjointed series of concepts that they made up on the fly because BioWare's so creatively bankrupt now that they only care about superficial flavortext.
 
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