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Old 01-18-2019, 06:23 AM   #1
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Anthem 'Gameplay Series, Part 1: Story, Progression, and Customization'



Go in-depth on Anthem and get detailed information about the javelins, customization, and progression. Plus, learn more about the Freelancers and your purpose in the world of Anthem.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:52 AM   #2
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Looks very cool but as we've said before, it also looks heavily borrowed from Destiny.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:55 AM   #3
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Looks very cool but as we've said before, it also looks heavily borrowed from Destiny.
It's also likely monitized to hell and back otherwise EA would have canceled it.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:40 AM   #4
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It's also likely monitized to hell and back otherwise EA would have canceled it.
This.
Destiny did some good things. I really liked vanilla Destiny and played alot of it. It did have some issues tho. I am Not sure this games formula is any better. How much content is there? How does this game handle raids/endgame content?
Hopefully some videos of people playing the beta will answer some these questions.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:06 AM   #5
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Despite how "cool" it looks. I know the thrill of flying around in an iron man suit won't last more than a couple hours. The game needs to be a lot more than flashy combat & exploration. I'll wait a few weeks after release at least before making a decision on this purchase.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:00 AM   #6
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The game needs to be a lot more than flashy combat & exploration.
COD, Fortnite, PUBG and even Rocket League say, "oh really???"
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COD, Fortnite, PUBG and even Rocket League say, "oh really???"
Dressed up hardcore team death match is hardly a "new" thing. This generation just has no idea all that shit was already done to death.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:27 AM   #8
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Dressed up hardcore team death match is hardly a "new" thing. This generation just has no idea all that shit was already done to death.
I agree it's not some really big new thing but the initially large but continually shrinking battlefield does play quite a bit different. I think this, combined with the cartoony aesthetic, the building, and pretty tight gameplay make Fortnite a fair bit different than normal shooters. I played it for a couple of weeks and it's just not for me but I can sort of see why my kids love it. Though they've moved on to the Save the World mode over the last couple of months.
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I agree it's not some really big new thing but the initially large but continually shrinking battlefield does play quite a bit different. I think this, combined with the cartoony aesthetic, the building, and pretty tight gameplay make Fortnite a fair bit different than normal shooters. I played it for a couple of weeks and it's just not for me but I can sort of see why my kids love it. Though they've moved on to the Save the World mode over the last couple of months.
Don't get me started on the carton aesthetic, I hate that shit. Apparently gritty realistic visuals now is too much to ask for, everything needs a candy coating.
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COD, Fortnite, PUBG and even Rocket League say, "oh really???"
And those are all examples of exclusively PVP titles. Anthem is designed primarily around PVE where the point is to explore an open world and get as much loot as possible until you get bored of the content.

Games like Call of Duty keep people interested because each match you play, even though you are doing it on the same map, is not the same because the people you play with, and more importantly, against. So there is always a challenge to the gameplay because you never know whom you will be pitted against or playing with.

Battle Royal games then up this by randomizing drops and reducing the playfield. These two things encourage the player to play in ways they may not in a traditional shooter, because they may not always get the loot they want, the position they want, or ending location they want in order to succeed.

Games like Anthem just can't emulate the uniqueness of playing against other people, which is why ultimately PVE games have faster shrinking user bases because if the combat becomes stale too quickly or the loot becomes uninteresting, then people will no longer enjoy the grind and move on to the next shiny thing.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:22 PM   #11
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Ugh, this does not look fun at all.

AOE attacks, non-specific targeting, blast damage....

At least Destiny is a FPS with tight gameplay. This looks, sloppy.
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Looks fun enough for me, and relatively brainless which is good because I play games to unwind and destroy stuff.
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only one skill and it's just an ultimate. yawn balls. I wish arkane studios made a game like this at least we'd know it'd be fun to play.
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Looks very cool but as we've said before, it also looks heavily borrowed from Destiny.
As long as it's Destiny WITHOUT the damn raids, I'm going to love it. Please tell me it doesn't have raids.
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Pretty sure it's 3 skills (2 offensive, 1 support) and an ultimate?

But we'll all be able to try it out next week (EA Subscriber, which I'm not) and the week after (everyone) anyways.
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As long as it's Destiny WITHOUT the damn raids, I'm going to love it. Please tell me it doesn't have raids.
The Raids are the best part! What's wrong with them?
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The Raids are the best part! What's wrong with them?
If you like them .. I mean good for you and all.

Things that suck
Getting a group together for a 2 or 3 hour raids only to have people drop out half way through sucks. Repeating content to "maybe "get some good gear. Maybe you complete the raid six times out of 12 and only get the same pair of boots or a gun of a type that you never use over and over.
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If you like them .. I mean good for you and all.

Things that suck
Getting a group together for a 2 or 3 hour raids only to have people drop out half way through sucks. Repeating content to "maybe "get some good gear. Maybe you complete the raid six times out of 12 and only get the same pair of boots or a gun of a type that you never use over and over.
That is mitigated by actually having a group/friends to play with, and if you're playing any looter, you repeat content to get gear, that's the genre. However even if Anthem has raids (I don't believe they do?) they already said they have matchmaking for every activity in it.

I think this is a worse situation though, and maybe that's because I do have friends who game and groups I can get together. It pretty much tells me none of the content can will be challenging in the least since matchmaking is involved.
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It isn't reinventing the wheel but I am still going to check it out. I'm positive I will get my $60 out of it and then some.
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It looks really pretty and might scratch an itch enough to give it a full price purchase but since this is Bioware and EA I am waiting for The Agenda shoe to drop.

There is either an agenda in here somewhere or some heavy loot boxing/microtransaction.

It has been a while since a Bioware title, much less EA title, has garnered a full price, day one buy from me. They lost my trust.

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