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  1. Mar 11, 2019
    0
    Somehow "miraculously" my previous review about Anthem disappeared. Never mind, I will write it again. So, First: Anthem is not a game, but a digital service, probably, there not be anything shameful about this, but EA should not be misled players. Secondly, a long time ago Bioware doesn't exist, enough using this name. It won't change anything. Thirdly. EA! go to online casinos because itSomehow "miraculously" my previous review about Anthem disappeared. Never mind, I will write it again. So, First: Anthem is not a game, but a digital service, probably, there not be anything shameful about this, but EA should not be misled players. Secondly, a long time ago Bioware doesn't exist, enough using this name. It won't change anything. Thirdly. EA! go to online casinos because it your favorite business and stop turning the gaming industry into trash. And finally, from the fact that your minions wrote tons of laudatory of the same type 10/10, Anthem will not get better. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    first of all i really wanted to love Anthem.
    this is what i experienced after 50 hours. 434 storm.
    pros: - great graphics, even after the obvious downgrades. - feels good to shoot. - great music. cons: - boring story (i don't care about it personally, but i know some of you do) - terrible optimisation (dropping badly with i9-9700k + gtx 1080) - the control is just flat out
    first of all i really wanted to love Anthem.
    this is what i experienced after 50 hours. 434 storm.

    pros:
    - great graphics, even after the obvious downgrades.
    - feels good to shoot.
    - great music.

    cons:
    - boring story (i don't care about it personally, but i know some of you do)
    - terrible optimisation (dropping badly with i9-9700k + gtx 1080)
    - the control is just flat out bad. seriously.. anyone in the dev team tried e.g. swimming in this game?
    - the ui is abysmal. almost hard to navigate between menus... where is that ui rework they promised???
    - to track an objective's progress takes about 15-20 seconds to open the correct menu with this lazy console ui.
    - filled with huge amount of bugs. there's not a single play session in which i haven't encountered any bugs.
    since the day 0 patch though, things are looking better. just stacked in the texture.. nvm.
    - end game issues, my biggest concern: what is the point of having better gear? why is there no ranking/leaderboard system? or a diablo greater rift like timed based dungeon/raid?
    there is no incentive to have better gear. or the point of having good gear is that i can farm gm3 a little bit faster? it won't be enough in 2019.
    - many things (primer - detonator skills) are not even explained within the game? do i really have to get every info on reddit? please.
    - everything feels like a cheap console copy, we are treated like peasants but we are the master race. remember this.
    - loading screen simulator on an SSD.
    - gaining exp after max level for nothing… haven't you learned anything?

    after the gossip that this is the last chance for BioWare to prove to EA, i'd be really concerned in Edmonton.
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  3. Feb 22, 2019
    3
    Anthem is not ready for market everyone told them but EA put out anther unfinished game. Theres potential here but its not the cash cow EA are looking for in this current state so there probally sack Bioware and abort this game. Quality seems impossible for EA when greed is the the driving force.
  4. Feb 23, 2019
    4
    A lot of games are hard to review - Anthem isn't one of them. It is easy to identify the strengths it has - excellent graphical fidelity and wonderful flight mechanics - and even easier to identify the many, many flaws.

    The narrative is a botched attempt at a traditional Bioware story, shoved inside a looter shooter. It fails dramatically pretty much immediately after the first
    A lot of games are hard to review - Anthem isn't one of them. It is easy to identify the strengths it has - excellent graphical fidelity and wonderful flight mechanics - and even easier to identify the many, many flaws.

    The narrative is a botched attempt at a traditional Bioware story, shoved inside a looter shooter. It fails dramatically pretty much immediately after the first cutscene. It's not that the voice acting is bad - because it really isn't - but the presentation of it means you don't care what is happening, ever.

    This isn't helped by banal environments, which consists of forest ruin after forest ruin, non-stop, over and over again, interrupted by massive loading times. The game looks beautiful, but is boring to look at after an hour or so - that seems like a contradiction, but there's only so long you can look at the same pretty picture before you want to look at something different. Anthem provides no visual diversity.

    As everyone suspected before launch, this is Destiny Lite. The core combat is the familiar bullet-sponge looter shooter the market is now flooded with, but Anthem is a terrible example of it because, again, the gameplay loop lacks diversity. You do the same thing, over and over again, and when the flight mechanics stop being fun, the whole game stops being fun.

    I know people will say there's 'potential' here, but honestly this is a full price, AAA game that should be a lot better than this on release. We shouldn't be paying to be glorified Beta testers for DLC down the line.

    Ultimately, Anthem feels like the game Bioware had to make rather than the one they wanted to make. The lack of soul in this title is resoundingly obvious.
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  5. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    Nice graphics, nothing else to say. Boring as hell. Repetitive, looks like a demo.
  6. Feb 23, 2019
    4
    I have played Anthem closed Alpha and both betas and the early access and I have to say the game is disappointing. It has a solid foundation, however it is a missed opportunity.
    The game has a lot of issues and flaws. It seems unfinished and disjointed. The story for example is mediocre at best, the characters are forgettable, the dialog is excruciatingly dull and boring. This does not
    I have played Anthem closed Alpha and both betas and the early access and I have to say the game is disappointing. It has a solid foundation, however it is a missed opportunity.
    The game has a lot of issues and flaws. It seems unfinished and disjointed. The story for example is mediocre at best, the characters are forgettable, the dialog is excruciatingly dull and boring. This does not feel like a Bioware game at all. It is extremely low on content, all the missions are exactly the same, and almost nothing is explained on this game.
    I haven't even finished the story yet and I am bored. The only thing that is good in my opinion is the way the game looks. Everything else is mediocre or worse. The AI is the worst in my opinion - it is braindead. All they do is just run towards you or stay in one spot waiting to be shot...with their backs towards you.
    I was very excited to play the game and it has been ta huge letdown. I cannot recommend buying this game as it is...it feels half way done.
    I am not sure how it is possible that this game has been in development for 6 years. There is absolutely nothing of substance on it. Everything seems to be started and half way abandoned to start something else. Nothing really makes much sense, from the gaming mechanics, to combat, to story and beyond....it looks like 3-4 different studios developed different games and tried to slap them together.
    The loading screens are terribly annoying and are everywhere. The game is a letdown and even the loot sucks and this is supposed to be a looter shooter. The grind is terribly boring and there are only 3 strongholds, one of which was in the demo, and the other is the end of the game. The difficulty is also messed up, rising it only gives the enemies more HP which makes them bullet spounges x1000. It is the laziest way to introduce difficulty. It is just a bad game at the moment. I am not sure that Bioware can save it- the game is deeply flawed and although has a solid base, the rest is terrible.
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  7. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    + really nice graphics
    + movement is great
    + flying is really cooooool - boring story - repetitive missions - boring characters - everything on map feels the same - everything you do in game feels the same - bad optimization - reaaaally bad loading screens (22/02/2019) My friends love it, but I can't understand what took Bioware 6 years to make this game. I'm glad I got it
    + really nice graphics
    + movement is great
    + flying is really cooooool

    - boring story
    - repetitive missions
    - boring characters
    - everything on map feels the same
    - everything you do in game feels the same
    - bad optimization
    - reaaaally bad loading screens (22/02/2019)

    My friends love it, but I can't understand what took Bioware 6 years to make this game.
    I'm glad I got it for free with my new RTX2060 if I spent single cent on this game I'd cry.
    Wouldn't recommend to anyone.
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  8. Feb 23, 2019
    4
    It's mmmmeh at best. I realllly, reaaaaaaly wanted to like this game, but everything is soooooooo meh. Dull, repetitive, washed graphics (RE2 & Red Dead 2 spoiled me too much, some good particle fx, huge loading times, cluttered UI, generic enemies, meh story and characters (never thought I would say this for a bioware game). We are done here BioWare, and from what I hear about theIt's mmmmeh at best. I realllly, reaaaaaaly wanted to like this game, but everything is soooooooo meh. Dull, repetitive, washed graphics (RE2 & Red Dead 2 spoiled me too much, some good particle fx, huge loading times, cluttered UI, generic enemies, meh story and characters (never thought I would say this for a bioware game). We are done here BioWare, and from what I hear about the direction you want to take the next Dragon Age, I think we are done for good. Expand
  9. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Barely worth the 15 bucks for Premium. Uninstalled after 5 hours.
    If I want a looter shooter I'll just play Warframe,
    Good bye BioWare, was nice knowing you.
  10. Feb 24, 2019
    4
    Game is really nice when you launch it first time.
    You are greeted with a nice city, characters and warframes ... err ... javelins ...
    Sadly after few hours you will discover, that this is just another android game where you click 1000x times and pay 500 gold to have some fun. - Every mission feels exactly the same as other. - Weapon play is really 0/10 ... it feels completely wrong.
    Game is really nice when you launch it first time.
    You are greeted with a nice city, characters and warframes ... err ... javelins ...

    Sadly after few hours you will discover, that this is just another android game where you click 1000x times and pay 500 gold to have some fun.
    - Every mission feels exactly the same as other.
    - Weapon play is really 0/10 ... it feels completely wrong. Reload time longer than shooting time? Really?
    - Graphics are terrible, but this is to be expected because of the console market, where this game primary aims.
    - Loading screens everywhere ... just ... everywhere ... and they are so **** long
    - Game cannot be played in solo, so you are forced to play online with **** who afks through the whole mission.

    But i had quite a blast playing this for a few hours. Counting that i have paid only for a origin premier for one month and comparing this to a cinema ticket ... its a solid 4/10 game for a 15 dolar price tag.
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  11. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    Outside of the flight mechanics and some breathtaking (although lacking in biodiversity) scenery, this game is a grindy, buggy mess in its current state.

    Shame that after 6 years of development we can't even get a finished or inspired product from the once great Bioware.
  12. Feb 22, 2019
    5
    You'll find many reviews giving zeros or tens, and few in between, which is where I feel the game truly lies. Sadly, user reviews on metacritic are more representative of people's feelings, good or bad, rather than facts.

    I'll do my best to provide an honest review of the game, by presenting both pros (+) and cons (-). + The gameplay mechanics are executed well for the most part.
    You'll find many reviews giving zeros or tens, and few in between, which is where I feel the game truly lies. Sadly, user reviews on metacritic are more representative of people's feelings, good or bad, rather than facts.

    I'll do my best to provide an honest review of the game, by presenting both pros (+) and cons (-).

    + The gameplay mechanics are executed well for the most part. Flying and shooting (to a lesser extent) feels great and satisfying.

    + The game is pretty, despite the graphical downgrade from the E3 trailer. Exploration during free roam is entertaining, slightly reminiscent of Xenoblade Chronicles X, with lots of verticality.

    + The plot is decent, albeit short, but doesn't come close to even a fraction of Bioware's true potential. I'm only presenting this as a pro since the game is a looter-shooter at heart and not a story-driven RPG.

    + There is a solid foundation and potential for growth, which is something a live-service game desperately needs.

    Unfortunately, many of these positive aspects of Anthem are ruined by its flaws.

    - Level design renders the enjoyable flight mechanics pointless outside of free roam. Shooting becomes almost annoying and somewhat of a chore due to the excessive lightshows that obscure your vision, along with aimbotting enemies (who are also blatant bullet sponges).

    - The AI is rather dull, reducing enemies to mindless drones and the player to a mindless shooter. There is almost no need for tactics in this game. Anthem unfortunately also suffers from bugs, and a severe loading screen issue with frequent CTDs. The game is also badly optimized, barely running on high settings at a very unstable 50-60 FPS, on a GTX1070 and i7 CPU.

    - The graphical downgrade is nothing new to the gaming industry, but feels like a bait-and-switch nonetheless. However, the worst offense is the utter lifelessness of the game's hub area, Fort Tarsis. What appeared as a densely populated, living town in the trailer has been rendered a dead silent (literally), forced first-person, slow-paced and boring place to be. The NPCs are also lazily programmed to stand around while cycling poor animations.

    - For a looter-shooter, the loot is honestly rather disappointing. Both the actual loot and the looting mechanic. Don't epect to find unique items, since most are simply dull reskins with higher stats. Looting in Anthem is also a huge grindfest about three hours in and beyond, with missions always being one of two different types. Furthermore, as long as you play on the same difficulty level, all high-level items have the same odds of dropping regardless of activity.

    - The endgame is stale, which could be excused as the game is a live service. However, considering just how quickly you can reach the endgame, most people will find themselves at a halt with no incentive to keep playing.

    - Since this is an EA game, I feel I need to address the microtransactions as well. They're there, they're an obvious cashgrab, and you will feel a pull to buy them. Earning coin (the in-game currency), takes way too long. For instance, purchasing a skin for your javelin (mech) without spending real money will cost you 60000 coin, which is the equivalent to saving all the coin you earn from first playing the game until reaching the endgame. Meanwhile, the skins cost $6 with real money, which seems a bit steep.

    As you can see, the cons are more numerous and more detailed than the pros. You may be wondering, why not rate it lower, then? My reasoning is that many of these issues can be fixed, and that Anthem still has the potential to be a great game. At the moment, however, I do not recommend to purchase it. Wait until a sale or until the most jarring issues have been fixed, as well as more content added.

    All in all, the game is mediocre. It's not terrible, but far from amazing. At present, you're better off playing something else.
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  13. Mar 22, 2019
    1
    This has been one of the most boring experience I have EVER had, this Is exactly what "Live Services" Is about, delivering an unfinished product for a full price. The gameplay is fantastic, the world Is beautiful and the javelins make you feel like Iron Man, however, there Is no soul In this game, It Is unoriginal, recycles content, no In-game content to be excited for and most of all It'sThis has been one of the most boring experience I have EVER had, this Is exactly what "Live Services" Is about, delivering an unfinished product for a full price. The gameplay is fantastic, the world Is beautiful and the javelins make you feel like Iron Man, however, there Is no soul In this game, It Is unoriginal, recycles content, no In-game content to be excited for and most of all It's just so boring and lifeless. It's clear that It's trying to be Destiny, as It has 80% of the same mechanics but still falls short to even scratch the surface of a good shooter-looter game. Maybe when the game Is finished It can be something amazing as It has the potential, but at this moment it's bastardized by EA's greed and stupidity.

    Update: After watching the live stream on March 6th I have to lower my score, during the live stream more bugs came to light, devs were unprepared, did not talk about promised content and every answer was "maybe In the future", "maybe In the future patch" or "we don't have a timeline for that" and my favorite "help's us by creating a Reddit post on how to fix the game" this was truly pathetic.

    - LVL 1 weapons and gear Is stronger than any Master Work weapons(2nd strongest weapons In the game)
    - The damage Indicators are cosmetic and do not relate to the actual damage you do
    - The content that's In the game Is about It, the rest of the content with be variations of the same missions that are In the game
    - The devs did not bother on fixing GM2 and 3 strongholds with "we will fix it in the future patch"

    Overall: Ths game Is a scam, DO NOT BUY! If you do want to play It, get $15 Origin access and that will be enough time to beat the game, including getting all end game activities and Items.
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  14. Feb 23, 2019
    4
    As someone who typically enjoys the games-as-a-service model, I am getting a bit fatigued by the trend of lackluster releases followed by pleas from the studios to "stick with them and trust that the game will get better." Anthem shouldn't suffer from the mistakes of Destiny 1, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, The Division, or Warframe, but they certainly haven't learned anything from them.As someone who typically enjoys the games-as-a-service model, I am getting a bit fatigued by the trend of lackluster releases followed by pleas from the studios to "stick with them and trust that the game will get better." Anthem shouldn't suffer from the mistakes of Destiny 1, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, The Division, or Warframe, but they certainly haven't learned anything from them. While the core mechanic of the javelins is solid and unique, the gameplay loop is redundant, uninspired, and leaves much to be desired in terms of the quality narrative that Bioware has historically been known for. Expand
  15. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    Played this for 6 hours on my friends Origin account because I already saw this coming. Playing it just confirmed it. The game is a hollow shell and while the shell looks very nice. every thing with in it is empty. The combat though isn't to bad, unfortunitly you will be fighting waves of braindead AI who either rush you or just stand there with there thumb up there butt.

    Then you have
    Played this for 6 hours on my friends Origin account because I already saw this coming. Playing it just confirmed it. The game is a hollow shell and while the shell looks very nice. every thing with in it is empty. The combat though isn't to bad, unfortunitly you will be fighting waves of braindead AI who either rush you or just stand there with there thumb up there butt.

    Then you have the load times and oh dear god are they bad. even with a SSD you will be waiting almost a minute and my friend had a HDD and he said he was waiting a few minutes and that might be tolerable if there wasn't a TON of loading moments.

    Performance is complete crap. It's not optimized well and stutters on my rig and I have a I7 6700k , 980 TI and 16GB Ram. I have no problem maxing any game out still with that set up and things running smoothly unless the game optimized like crap.

    The story sucks, The NPC's in this game are annoying as all hell. The story is coma inducing and you just want to skip it and go back to the repetitive gameplay instead. which by the way all you do is go to point A kill some enemies go to point b kill more enemies then point C fight boss and repeat. There is a open world mode witch is dull as hell. The loot is also boring. I never felt excited getting any thing unlike say borderlands 1 and 2.

    The world is also very empty. while it looks really nice graphically there is just nothing there. This game feels like its a Early access game. Like it could be some thing good in the future like in maybe 1.5-2 years or more. As it is now I personally wouldn't pay more then $5 for it and it will probably be $30 in a month and since it has MTX I wouldn't be surprised if it went F2P with in a year. I would not pay $60 for this for any reason.
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  16. Feb 23, 2019
    4
    The story is cliche and downright boring, combat is nothing new, weapons are bland and of course, the game is unoptimized garbage that will constantly just stop working while playing or downright kick you for server issues or said optimization issues.
  17. Feb 23, 2019
    3
    So played 20 hours, this just is not a good game. Its not the worst game ever either though. Its just "MEH". In every aspect. But forced play time to get moneys worth.

    Constant loading screens, The hub city is a chore to be in, the most generic story "Stop bad guy from blah blah blah" I mean I should check spoilers tab because I just told you the storyline. You get it. I mean this is
    So played 20 hours, this just is not a good game. Its not the worst game ever either though. Its just "MEH". In every aspect. But forced play time to get moneys worth.

    Constant loading screens, The hub city is a chore to be in, the most generic story "Stop bad guy from blah blah blah" I mean I should check spoilers tab because I just told you the storyline. You get it. I mean this is Andromeda all over again.

    Upsides are you get to fly around like Iron Man until that also becomes tedious after an hour. Also you have limited flight time and areas you cannot fly in at all during certain missions.

    Endgame is a grind list of do 100 dungeons etc etc. Infact dropping score down to a 4 for that alone.

    Edit: EA has its downvoter accounts out. Dropping to a 3/10.
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  18. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    Played around 30 hours. Overwhelmingly meh. The way I see it, the primary issues with this game are 1) Load screens, which are literally everywhere and obliterates any sense of immersion and 2) Janky combat where you will repeat "how the hell did that hit me" and "goddamn it I got **** one-shot" more times than in any other game you've ever played. Neither of those issues can be fixed withPlayed around 30 hours. Overwhelmingly meh. The way I see it, the primary issues with this game are 1) Load screens, which are literally everywhere and obliterates any sense of immersion and 2) Janky combat where you will repeat "how the hell did that hit me" and "goddamn it I got **** one-shot" more times than in any other game you've ever played. Neither of those issues can be fixed with time. The loading is baked into the game's engine and the combat is a similar story. It could be okay without these issues, but it doesn't do a good enough job of holding your interest overall. Plenty of games (perhaps most) have repetitive gameplay loops, but Anthem's miserably uninspired objectives, pathetic mission design, and, though beautiful, homogeneous environments just can't convince you that you're not just standing in a circle or bringing X object to Y place for hours on end. Expand
  19. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    This game had the potential to be one of the greatest experience of this year. Great graphics and mechanic, good looking environment and mecha armors which I LOVE.

    But there is one HUGE problem and it is ea, when those %#$% who are responsible for decisions will stop ruing game after game and will learn that greed and dumb decisions don't lead to success. There is a long list of
    This game had the potential to be one of the greatest experience of this year. Great graphics and mechanic, good looking environment and mecha armors which I LOVE.

    But there is one HUGE problem and it is ea, when those %#$% who are responsible for decisions will stop ruing game after game and will learn that greed and dumb decisions don't lead to success.

    There is a long list of problems:
    -A rush release which includes:
    -"Dead" hub.
    -Cheesy and horrible dialogs made for political correctness.
    -A terribly average campaign
    -Boring grinding
    -And boring missions often without sens.
    -Load screens and load screens again
    -If you die, you can't respawn, and you have wait until someone reviews you
    -lack of diversity of surroundings.
    -Awful fast endgame and poor difficulty changes
    -Poor loot system.
    -and go on...

    It is not a game made by BioWare. It is a game made by greedy ea. Which words you translate as a: "I like money!" every time when they talk about game experience, diversity etc. It is all about the maximum profit made by stupid decisions to please shareholders. There is no other explanation of how the game witch HUGE potential is ruined once again for short term benefits and "infinity" growth for shareholders. When they will learn that there is no such thing like infinity growth. Bye, bye BioWare.
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  20. Feb 23, 2019
    4
    After around 30 hours in-game it's just boring. It's the same limited set of content, again and again. The AI is broken, the only difficulty increases are by making enemies bullet sponges. The weapons sound great but feel terrible. There are glitches, the day one patch broke more than it fixed, and I think around 10 out of my 30ish hours were spent on loading screens. It certainly feltAfter around 30 hours in-game it's just boring. It's the same limited set of content, again and again. The AI is broken, the only difficulty increases are by making enemies bullet sponges. The weapons sound great but feel terrible. There are glitches, the day one patch broke more than it fixed, and I think around 10 out of my 30ish hours were spent on loading screens. It certainly felt that way.

    I can't recommend this trash, I'd wish I'd spent the 60 on platinum to support Warframe.
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  21. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    I've spent around 30 hours in the game and I'm having a hard time understanding the shallowness after 6+ years in development. How is this possible? It feels like they've used those years to kill the creativity of the developers.
    The lack of endgame, diversity of enemy NPC's and weapons overshadows everything that is potentially good about Anthem - I don't even want to talk about the
    I've spent around 30 hours in the game and I'm having a hard time understanding the shallowness after 6+ years in development. How is this possible? It feels like they've used those years to kill the creativity of the developers.
    The lack of endgame, diversity of enemy NPC's and weapons overshadows everything that is potentially good about Anthem - I don't even want to talk about the technical issues. The sad thing about this is that they have the audacity to sell this game in this state. This game will kill destiny 2 remaining player base.
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  22. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    Deeply mediocre, that pretty much sums up my sentiments towards Anthem. Every quality the game has is marred by some stupid design decision or half-baked development.

    And there's no excuse, Destiny has been testing the waters in the looter-shooter genre for many years now, we *know* what works and what doesn't, yet EA manage to fail miserably in ways they should know better than. But
    Deeply mediocre, that pretty much sums up my sentiments towards Anthem. Every quality the game has is marred by some stupid design decision or half-baked development.

    And there's no excuse, Destiny has been testing the waters in the looter-shooter genre for many years now, we *know* what works and what doesn't, yet EA manage to fail miserably in ways they should know better than.

    But let's not kid ourselves people, this game is nothing more than EA ticking boxes and putting a presence into a genre it doesn't yet have a foothold in. Bioware is long dead, just like Bullfrog, Westwood, and many others. The only thing standing between EA and the total dissolution of the Bioware name is a single resounding failure, I wonder if this is it.
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  23. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    This hurts me to review so badly, because generally, I do enjoy the game. There are parts of this game that are phenomenal. The sound design for your javelin is awesome, and it is always so much fun to just take off. The Iron Man simulation is real with this game. The combo system is somewhat interesting, and the gunplay is acceptable, if not a little underwhelming.

    However, the game is
    This hurts me to review so badly, because generally, I do enjoy the game. There are parts of this game that are phenomenal. The sound design for your javelin is awesome, and it is always so much fun to just take off. The Iron Man simulation is real with this game. The combo system is somewhat interesting, and the gunplay is acceptable, if not a little underwhelming.

    However, the game is just plain broken. Some of the design decisions are baffling, and the story is average at best. Some of the dialogue is great, but a majority of it is pretty cringe inducing. Worst of all, no matter what I try to do, even after the day one patch, the game just runs so terribly that I can't believe it shipped in this state. I don't have the best PC, but this is the first game I have ever encountered where my PC just can't even come close to handling it. I have constant frame rate drops from 60 fps to 1-3, every 10-30 seconds. It is unbearable. I've tried every tip and setting possible, and run on low settings, and it makes no different. Worst part is I can run on high/ultra and have the same fps as on low, which leads me to believe it probably isn't my PC.

    Just can't recommend the game in this state, and it is a shame. It may someday be great, but it definitely is not right now. Even when I can play it without hiccups, which is rare, especially after the latest update, there just is not enough meat on the bones to overcome the negative aspects. With that said, I still do enjoy playing and will continue to login from time to time hoping for some improvements.
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  24. Feb 24, 2019
    1
    Nothing like advertised. No content. No proper story. No proper nothing. People are gonna ditch this game and bioware is gonna get ruined by EA.
  25. Mar 1, 2019
    1
    This game is a total mess and complete disaster. It's NOT fun at all don't listen to fanboys that give a 10 score for this thing, almost everything about it is a total chore. Even normal gaming conventions are out the window. No guys, sorry but most of the core issues this game has cannot be fixed unless it goes back to the drawing board. There is nothing that warrants this game above a 5.This game is a total mess and complete disaster. It's NOT fun at all don't listen to fanboys that give a 10 score for this thing, almost everything about it is a total chore. Even normal gaming conventions are out the window. No guys, sorry but most of the core issues this game has cannot be fixed unless it goes back to the drawing board. There is nothing that warrants this game above a 5. From the Javeline (jet pack) that overheats WAY too quickly, to the glitches everywhere in gameplay, to the lack of prompts telling you where to go or what to do, to the HORRIBLE menu system and user interface, to the fact that switching guns you have to HOLD DOWN THE SQUARE button, even though PRESSING THE SQUARE BUTTON is the reload button. There is no excuse for this game to be this bad. Basic gaming protocols are pretty much out the window with this game. I will never again preorder any game from anyone, period. It is incomprehensible to me how a company like EA/Bioware, who are concerned with profits, can't figure out how to put out a good game that has gamers wanting to play it and wanting to buy it... therefore... PROFITS. This game isn't even half finished. This feels like a first Beta release. To those of you saying "awww it's not that bad...." seriously how much crap are you willing to put up with in a game? To highlight a few things that inexcusably suck with Anthem:

    - It is incomprehensible to me that they made it so the Javeline overheats way too fast, so instead of enjoying the views and experiencing pleasure with flying around, it's a total chore where you're constantly distracted by doing things so it doesn't constantly overheat. You inevitably come crashing down way too often.

    - When you do fly around you're also distracted by constantly watching the Javeline heat meter to see if it's overheating which is on the BOTTOM of the screen even though when you're flying around looking at the scenery, it's usually towards the TOP of the screen.

    - Lack of any prompts telling you where to go or what to do. I resort to following my team to figure out where to go because there are ZERO prompts telling you where to go next on your quest. Or if they are there, they're far too obscured. I mean come on... prompts showing you where to go should be EASILY and QUICKLY seen by the user.

    - When you actually do get to a quest spot, there is often nothing telling you what to do so everyone on the team is running around doing nothing... waiting for some prompt or some enemies to spawn in. Again.... WTF??

    - The dialogue is just stupid and often meaningless. During quests, the voices of the characters telling you what to do are so chatty and incessant, you can't figure out what they're saying because of all the other distractions you're concerned with. (See above.)

    - Not being able to change loadouts during gameplay or even see the stats of the new machine gun you just got is a pain. You literally have to go back to the Hub, open a bunch of menus... choose the new gun... launch a mission to check it out, and if you don't like it, too bad, you have to wait til the mission is over then go back to the hub....choose more menus... rinse and repeat. Oh and the LOADING SCREENS....

    - Don't even get me started on how many loading screens are in this game. Honestly this is the worst I've ever seen in any game, hands down. The loading screen issue alone kills this game for me.

    - The menu is an absolute nightmare, a total mess and completely illogical. I do user interface for a living and I'm speechless how bad the menu system is. I'm constantly having to Google where to find stuff.

    The drop down menu itself is on an ANGLE. Human eyes don't go down a menu on angles and we're all used to vertical placement. Oftentimes the down button won't go down the menu either. Being on an angle, this menu layout leaves about 1/6th of the screen in the lower left corner completely unused. There are way too many drop down menus to get to the info you need too.

    - For some stupid reason the developers couldn't be bothered to include basic controller layouts or diagrams showing you how to do anything. I literally had to ask a friend how to switch weapons.

    - No mini map is another inexcusable thing left out of this game.

    There's other stuff but I'm tired of typing out how bad this game is. I am honestly left wondering WTF were they doing for 6 YEARS????
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  26. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    Unfinished, boring, uninspired.

    Bioware used to be known for their well written stories and dialogue. Now i will only remember them for creating the worst gaming experience ive ever had to endure. Literally nothing works in this game, it runs like garbage and every bit of gameplay gets interrupted with absurd loading times. Want to explore Freeroam? Loading Screen. Want to visit Fort
    Unfinished, boring, uninspired.

    Bioware used to be known for their well written stories and dialogue. Now i will only remember them for creating the worst gaming experience ive ever had to endure.
    Literally nothing works in this game, it runs like garbage and every bit of gameplay gets interrupted with absurd loading times. Want to explore Freeroam? Loading Screen. Want to visit Fort Tarsis? Loading Screen. Want to explore a cave? Loading screen. Change Loot? You understand me.
    Nothing really works and is buggy as hell, weapon affixes do not make any sense, every second quest you start is not working.
    But its technical failures are not its biggest problems: The story is uninspired and poorly written. When its not super cringy, its boring. Its a looter shooter without loot. There are 10 unique weapon models and 4 armor skins per javelin, with two skins being locked behind a paywall. Thats it.
    There is one map with only one biome - grass and ruins, so everything looks the same. I was super hyped for this game: "Looter Shooter with a bioware story, where you can fly like iron man? Awesome!" - that were my initial thoughts when the first reveal trailer was released. (Btw, that trailer alone is enough reason to hate bioware, as they were blatantly lying to their customers, since the actual game does not come close to the game they showcased there.) But when the game came out, i was so bored that i went to bed after a two hour long torture.
    Everything feels like the game was started from scratch 6 months ago, not 6 years ago.
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  27. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    All the 10/10 reviews saying "it'll be fixed with patches" & "More content is coming soon" tells you everything you need to know.

    They're charging for it NOW so it should be judged NOW. Personally I think this could be a great game, in about 18 months & 3 DLCs time and im more than happy to wait and pick up the "complete" game then (for half the price)
  28. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    One thing that won't be "fixed in future": the ABYSMAL story and characters.

    Listen, bugs don't bother me much. SJWs don't bother me at all. Loot problems and gameplay problems only bother me a little. What I care about in a **** BIOWARE game: story, characters, lore, choices, consequences. And these things are awful in Anthem. Absolutely awful. If you're complaining about bugs
    One thing that won't be "fixed in future": the ABYSMAL story and characters.

    Listen, bugs don't bother me much. SJWs don't bother me at all. Loot problems and gameplay problems only bother me a little. What I care about in a **** BIOWARE game: story, characters, lore, choices, consequences. And these things are awful in Anthem. Absolutely awful.

    If you're complaining about bugs you're sending the wrong message. Youre saying that story matters less than bugs, in a Bioware game. It doesn't.

    If you liked KOTOR or Jade Empire or Mass Effect 2 or Dragon Age, don't buy this. I knew it would be like this, the very second they announced they were going online with it.
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  29. Feb 22, 2019
    5
    Positives: The graphics and facial animations are very impressive and the world looks gorgeous. The weapons feel quite fun to use and the jetpack movement is also quite fun. It only cost me 15 euros to play. End game weapons feel powerful. Most fun when playing with friends.

    Negatives: The story didn't grip me, I did not feel particularly connected to any of the characters. The
    Positives: The graphics and facial animations are very impressive and the world looks gorgeous. The weapons feel quite fun to use and the jetpack movement is also quite fun. It only cost me 15 euros to play. End game weapons feel powerful. Most fun when playing with friends.

    Negatives: The story didn't grip me, I did not feel particularly connected to any of the characters. The conversation wheel is pointless and does not affect the story. Assets are constantly reused and there is not much content really. UI is annoying and unnecessary loading screens. Too many bugs at launch.
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  30. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    I wouldn't recommend this game to ANYONE, just another factory issued, live service, half finished, rushed out cash in. Beautiful environment which seems to be copy and pasted across a huge open map, with little to no variety in the environment. Boring, repetitive missions that will drain all soul, vitality, and joy from you, with a 10 min loading screen every 10 mins to add insult toI wouldn't recommend this game to ANYONE, just another factory issued, live service, half finished, rushed out cash in. Beautiful environment which seems to be copy and pasted across a huge open map, with little to no variety in the environment. Boring, repetitive missions that will drain all soul, vitality, and joy from you, with a 10 min loading screen every 10 mins to add insult to injury. AVOID Expand
  31. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    This game has been in development almost longer than Destiny and it is unfinished. Endless loading screens. Right when you get out of one you are immediately met by another one. Boring story. This game has the most mundane and plain story. Comparing this games story to past Bioware creations such as SWKOTOR and Mass Effect is immeasurable. The story just cannot compare to past productsThis game has been in development almost longer than Destiny and it is unfinished. Endless loading screens. Right when you get out of one you are immediately met by another one. Boring story. This game has the most mundane and plain story. Comparing this games story to past Bioware creations such as SWKOTOR and Mass Effect is immeasurable. The story just cannot compare to past products this company has created. Expand
  32. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    I've been playing Antehem since it came to ea acces! It's a game with potential but in the current state I can not recommend it to anyone!
    -repetitive missions
    -bugs
    -loading screen
    -weapons are terrible
    -the story is terrible
    -it does not matter what you choose for dialogues
    -the world feels lifeless
    +graphics
  33. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    I want to say Anthem does a good job at being a beautiful game. That were my love for it ended though. Sitting countless minutes at load screens over and over again just to get a discount message.
    This game has a lot of problems from enemies being boring bullet sponges to the hub world being a lifeless area. The gun play is okay nothing to hate, but nothing to love either. This game being
    I want to say Anthem does a good job at being a beautiful game. That were my love for it ended though. Sitting countless minutes at load screens over and over again just to get a discount message.
    This game has a lot of problems from enemies being boring bullet sponges to the hub world being a lifeless area. The gun play is okay nothing to hate, but nothing to love either. This game being a looter shooter we deserve better. There is nothing really in the end game that grabs you and feed that hunger to get that next, to get that peace of armor, or to get the gun everyone is talking about. I really hope in a couple months we will see great change in this game but i'm worried that some of these problems aren't just fixing we can get in updates. Some problems are design problems that are at the core of the game code. so lets hope Anthem can live on, but for me i am out.
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  34. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    A game that is 20% of the way there in almost all relevant categories. It is repetitive as hell, twice as worse than the original Destiny 1 at launch.

    Not only that, the game is fundementally broken at the gameplay-loop level. It's just not fun to shoot and play, and when by some miracle you get into a groove and start coaxing some enjoyment out, the game slams you with loading screens
    A game that is 20% of the way there in almost all relevant categories. It is repetitive as hell, twice as worse than the original Destiny 1 at launch.

    Not only that, the game is fundementally broken at the gameplay-loop level. It's just not fun to shoot and play, and when by some miracle you get into a groove and start coaxing some enjoyment out, the game slams you with loading screens either by ending your mission or teleporting you to team mates.

    It's a mish-mash of half-baked ideas, very poorly executed. We've been through this song and dance before with Destiny 1, but this is so much worse.

    The one story and characters are rage inducing and you find yourself skipping dialog to just get the hell out of Tarsis and fight using your javalins.
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  35. Feb 23, 2019
    1
    Despite Anthems appeal at first glance, that first glance can easily turn rotten. The same suffers an unfinished feeling and almost like Bioware weren't putting 100% focus on this game while EA was.
    The graphics are only saved by lighting until you take a closer look and soon how muddy and lackluster they actually are. Animations seem smooth enough have a very floaty feel like everything
    Despite Anthems appeal at first glance, that first glance can easily turn rotten. The same suffers an unfinished feeling and almost like Bioware weren't putting 100% focus on this game while EA was.
    The graphics are only saved by lighting until you take a closer look and soon how muddy and lackluster they actually are. Animations seem smooth enough have a very floaty feel like everything is actually sliding. The flight mechanics while simple and enjoyable leave little in the light of creating complexity for more experienced players. Probably the biggest problem I've had with the game is its way to simple. Bioware is famous for simplicity mixed with complexity like in their previous Dragon Age games. However any chance at complexity in the game is tossed aside for single button gameplay. A lack of content also creates a boring repetitive nature that shows its cracks as early as the first mission.
    Overall Anthem feels uninsipired and lazy which is probably how Bioware was given they delayed the game 3 times. 1/10
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  36. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    one of the most boring games that is more like a movie having to listen to people going on about stuff nobody cares about what fills so slow, this game is probable one of the worst AAA games i have played in the last couple of years counting fallout 76.
  37. Mar 4, 2019
    0
    Update: Score has been changed from 4/10 originally, since BioWare started banning players for using in-game methods to obtain loot - something they deemed “ruins the experience” of other players. ITS A PVE GAME!!!

    Also the game is reportedly bricking PS4s just by playing it. Even the game itself doesn’t want you to play it. Anthem is the latest new looter shooter IP, but incredibly
    Update: Score has been changed from 4/10 originally, since BioWare started banning players for using in-game methods to obtain loot - something they deemed “ruins the experience” of other players. ITS A PVE GAME!!!

    Also the game is reportedly bricking PS4s just by playing it. Even the game itself doesn’t want you to play it.

    Anthem is the latest new looter shooter IP, but incredibly fails to learn any lessons that have been learned from Destiny and The Division. Anthem has an average story that lasts around 15 hours - which is disappointing coming from Bioware - and a severe lack of unique, or even interesting end game content.
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  38. Feb 24, 2019
    4
    My first impression of anthem was and still is with some hope, however EA is still pulling the strings which is really reallly bad..

    that being said, this review is based on the experienced i had on the closed alpha & open beta, and last recent days before i refunded the game. Anthem is a open world game made by Bioware. the world looks breathtaking and flying in the mechsuits is
    My first impression of anthem was and still is with some hope, however EA is still pulling the strings which is really reallly bad..

    that being said, this review is based on the experienced i had on the closed alpha & open beta, and last recent days before i refunded the game.

    Anthem is a open world game made by Bioware. the world looks breathtaking and flying in the mechsuits is really fun.... and thats basically it. because its more hollow then you might think, my first impressions were like ''wow what a big world'' and then i hit the invisible wall, the world simply looks big, but its kinda small, gameplay is repetitive, shoot,kill shoot repeat, if you are down then you need to wait untill they see that you are down and get you back up your feet, if you have unhelpfull teammate's... well you are screwed. Then the NPC's, since the game is kinda a copy of mass effect 4 its not really a surprise that its NPC's behave exactly the same way, they are dumb, easy to kill, and with a bit of luck they kill themselfs. since its made by bioware i expected the same level of storytelling as Swtor and mass effect, but for anhtem.... not so, yeah sure it has some story, but it rather lore then true storytelling and they keeps things lowprofile which means by my understanding that they are thinking about making anthem into a series so they can milk that story for the comming years....wait did they did that with destiny? anyway last but not least....performance, i have a 2080ti with a 9900k on my 2560 × 1440 screen. and there where some weird things going on, in the closed alpha i reached a fps of 100- 150isch which is pretty decent, personal i want atleast 100 fps in multiplayer game's and the alpha was running smooth. the beta...not so..... i got framedrops like most of the time to the point i thought there was something wrong with my hardware, after checking other game's running fine i had to come to the conclusion that Bioware made the beta worse then the alpha, and even now they game feel clunky at moment's and knowing EA they might released the beta as the full game and fix it if it makes enough money the first month, after Experiencing the fix for star wars battlefront 2 which should have took place the first month after release... and guess what? it took them over a year to fix it, as a matter of fact, the content that they are adding now is still part of the fix, since it should have been added on the day of release. but that's the tactic of EA now''release a broken game so it save money and time, if it just make's enough ''fix it'' after the first month so people cant get there refund, and then release some ''updates'' to keep you playing for a while and then they simply start with a new cash-grab title and repeat all of the above. my advice is if you really want to give it a try.. wait for a year, maby then the game is ''fixed'' and playable and you save some of your well earned money... but for now its nothing more then a Faulty full released beta with a lack of content,performence and lackluster storytelling.
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  39. Feb 23, 2019
    1
    Since the begging, watching the beta gameplay videos, I suspected that the game was good enough to be true. Indeed that came true. The game is just about aesthetics and loading screens, nothing else. What a shame.
  40. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    This game is not very good, it's not very bad too, it's just meh. It has some fun moments but they are few and far between. A lot of boring and mindless grind for the sake of grind.
    Anthem would be ok game for a F2P, but for a $60 - absolutely not worth it.
  41. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    I didn't like this game. It has been in development for 7 yrs. and it still has so many issues still. I wanted this game to be good but it just falls short in so many areas even to make it an OK game. I hope they fix the issues and I may give it another try 6 Months to a Year if the issues are fixed.
  42. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    At it's best it's boring at it's worst it's a broken incomprehensible mess in virtually every way it is a worse version of the free to play game Warframe. The flying is the only redeeming part of this game and even that is soiled by the terrible overheating mechanic that adds nothing to the game. Gunplay is bad and not in the charming way some games like Rust can have. Clearly, the focusAt it's best it's boring at it's worst it's a broken incomprehensible mess in virtually every way it is a worse version of the free to play game Warframe. The flying is the only redeeming part of this game and even that is soiled by the terrible overheating mechanic that adds nothing to the game. Gunplay is bad and not in the charming way some games like Rust can have. Clearly, the focus was supposed to be on the abilities but they all fail to impress. If you about gunplay get The Division 2 or Destiny 2. Expand
  43. Mar 25, 2019
    3
    So, many years of development are done, and Anthem is finally here. Was it worth the wait?....The short answer, NO!

    Worse still, is that this is the game that killed the excellent Mass Effect series. For those that don't know, Mass Effect Andromeda, the fourth game in the series and first of it's own story arch, was bumped to Bioware's B team for development, so that their A team could
    So, many years of development are done, and Anthem is finally here. Was it worth the wait?....The short answer, NO!

    Worse still, is that this is the game that killed the excellent Mass Effect series. For those that don't know, Mass Effect Andromeda, the fourth game in the series and first of it's own story arch, was bumped to Bioware's B team for development, so that their A team could focus on Anthem. This resulted in a lackluster ME Andromeda, that ultimately ended the ME universe before the story was even finished.
    It really wasn't worth it. Essentially Bio/EA murdered one of their strongest properties, all so they could jump on the multiplayer bandwagon. They jumped, missed the step, clung to the side of that wagon for half a mile, before falling off and being mangled by the wheels!

    Anthem is boring.....VERY boring. We the players were also lied to, or at least misled a lot during the pre-release sneak peak phase of development. I'm sure we all remember seeing one of the pre release videos, showing pilots chat as they mounted into their Javelin suits, before seamlessly jumping off a cliff edge and flying into battle. Later we see one player find a cool new mortar, which he immediately equips and uses to devastating effect. "woohoo" I thought. This game looks awesome! This is what Destiny should have been!

    What we got....Loading screens......LOT'S of loading screens. Not only loading screens, but really LOOOOONG loading screens.

    Fort Tarsis, contrary to the pre-release hype, is a very separate LITTLE world. Leaving it requires jarring loading screens that take forever. Really, Tarsis is just a glorified menu screen where you select missions which you then load into. A menu screen that requires lot's of very slow walking from A to B to access different menus. This really kills the sense of an open world that seemed promised in the earlier trailers. It's also very small and dull. Lacking in vibrant life and sound.

    This brings me nicely to the open world itself (once you finally load into it) It is sadly, also fairly boring. It looks amazing to be fair to the art department. They did an amazing job, but it is limited and very "samey". Likewise it is underpopulated and the enemies feel very repetitive.

    The gun-play and combat mechanics all feel quite nice, as does the movement, but ultimately it's nothing new or exciting. Sure flying around like Iron Man is great, but it doesn't make a game on it's own and the novelty wears off fast.
    The weapon drops also are dull. Mostly you will find the same few guns with pointless stat variations, and contrary to the trailers, you cannot just equip something new you find. You must return to Fort Boring...sorry, Tarsis in order to find out what dropped and to make any inventory changes. Which of course means more immersion breaking LONG load times.

    There are also bugs, lot's of bugs. From broken collision, to total CTD. It's all a bit of a mess. You'd expect this from a rushed title, but this game has been in development for a very long time. I could even forgive the bugs to some degree, if the game had a ton of content that took up all that development time, but it just doesn't. It all feels empty.
    This leads me to believe that either the whole project was mismanaged and lazily crafted, or they stripped the base game to it's bare bones so they could sell us the actual content in DLC form later on.

    Ultimately I kind of hate this game. Not only did it hammer the coffin lid down my favourite game franchise, but it's also just a bad, repetitive, grindy game.

    I know that EA titles often get a bad rap, purely because people hate EA, but this really isn't the case here. I've not played many EA games or had any issues with their games that I have played. I just really genuinely dislike this game. It's the biggest gaming disappointment I've had in years. possibly ever.

    I won't be following Anthem any further.

    Edit. Sadly some members of the community don't seem to understand how reviews work, or are artificially inflating reviews.
    Saying "this game isn't perfect" Then scoring it a perfect 10/10 doesn't make any sense. And saying things like "I personally think this game is only a 5 or 6, but others are mean, so I gave it 10" is just plain idiotic and you are admitting that you are falsifying a review!
    You will also see people claiming that the game is getting bad press because people don't like EA. TRUST ME, it's because it is a very poor game. Don't be suckered in. If it weren't for idiots and fan boys, the score would be even lower.
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  44. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    I'm big fan of BioWare games, and I am very disappointed by Anthem.
    The gameplay is certainly excellent, the lore is rather well provided and the OST very good but everything else is missed, the characters are very unattractive for the most part, the scenario is basic as possible, the end-game content is very poor, the game is very poorly optimized (I rarely exceed 60 fps in ultra in
    I'm big fan of BioWare games, and I am very disappointed by Anthem.
    The gameplay is certainly excellent, the lore is rather well provided and the OST very good but everything else is missed, the characters are very unattractive for the most part, the scenario is basic as possible, the end-game content is very poor, the game is very poorly optimized (I rarely exceed 60 fps in ultra in 1080p with an RTX 2070, a Ryzen 5 2600X and 16 GB of ram) with multiple loading times (whether to equip, launch a mission, access a cave during the mission, you will ALWAYS have a loading time, an SSD is essential)
    In short, not everything is to be thrown away in this game but it clearly deserves its notes, hoping that BioWare will get its fingers out of its ass for Dragon Age 4.
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  45. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    This game is just a massive disappointment. It's boring, repetitive, open world is empty, endgame is almost non existent, mission structure is boring. Story is below average, lackluster RPG mechanics, really wanted to like it but it's a terrible game.
  46. Feb 22, 2019
    5
    Expecting great game with a thoughtful world and exciting gameplay...
    The result is another crappy session mmo with lootboxes.

    RIP Bioware
  47. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    7 hours in and dear lord I am bored. I'm glad I didn't pay the full $60 for this incomplete mess.
  48. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    It's pretty, but it's boring, repetitive and has horrible writing and dialogue. The amount of content in this game is laughable, the loot is boring and they have only 4 types of weapon that repeat each other with diferent colors. The world is pretty but it's dull and empty. And it's full of bugs and server problems. This game was not ready to be released. The loading screens are painfullyIt's pretty, but it's boring, repetitive and has horrible writing and dialogue. The amount of content in this game is laughable, the loot is boring and they have only 4 types of weapon that repeat each other with diferent colors. The world is pretty but it's dull and empty. And it's full of bugs and server problems. This game was not ready to be released. The loading screens are painfully long and makes a simple thing like changing gear to be a nightmare. Maybe they'll fix the game in the future, but now it's simply a piece of ****. I can not believe that Bioware made such an unfinished game like that. It reminds me of Dragon Age 2. Expand
  49. Feb 23, 2019
    4
    After a suprisingly mediocre Mass Effect Andromeda i didn't have hight expectations. As soon as first trailer of Anthem dropped, i knew that this game isn't exactly my kind of game - yet i often try new things, just for sake of knowing something fresh and new.
    Anthem is, again, very mediocre game from studio that i was once considered as one of my favourites. Don't know what changed
    After a suprisingly mediocre Mass Effect Andromeda i didn't have hight expectations. As soon as first trailer of Anthem dropped, i knew that this game isn't exactly my kind of game - yet i often try new things, just for sake of knowing something fresh and new.
    Anthem is, again, very mediocre game from studio that i was once considered as one of my favourites. Don't know what changed inside the studio. What i know, is that Anthem is very repetitive, shallow, boring to death online experience that does much worse something that was already done better by other studios. And i actually dont mind repetitivness! This game is a shell with many artificial fillers, go-there quests, and fetch quests inside it, instead of any trace of actual content. Can they fix it? Probably... wil they fix it? who knows! For now there is very subjective 4/10 from me.
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  50. Feb 28, 2019
    0
    The game is full of bugs on release.
    The PC version has no FOV slider.
    Controlls in the mainhub world are super sluggish.
    Weapons feel all the same and weak.
    Missions are almost all the same.

    + horrible UI
  51. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Those people who gave this a positive review I guarantee you are not actual gamers or are just posing as "gamers". The problem is we are getting reviewers from people who know nothing about games or haven't played alot. I have played every triple A game you can think of and indie game since Doom/Descent on MSDOS.

    This game is boring, unfinished, and just pure crap. It is so empty, the
    Those people who gave this a positive review I guarantee you are not actual gamers or are just posing as "gamers". The problem is we are getting reviewers from people who know nothing about games or haven't played alot. I have played every triple A game you can think of and indie game since Doom/Descent on MSDOS.

    This game is boring, unfinished, and just pure crap. It is so empty, the story, the city, the character development/face is just horrible. Really pathetic considering its coming from Bioware. Their diversity hiring is probably not helping them (just go research andromeda) Warframe is comparable to this (Not sure why ppl omg you can't) ITS A LOOT 3rd person shooter with the same grindy mechanics except that its actually FUN. What about Borderlands 2? Even the presequel and all its dlc is much better than this. Im glad I only paid $15 for this crap. I spent 80 hrs on Anthem and have maxed out all of it and built all of my javelins (beat the campaign in much less time not counting the loading time) 80 hours in Warframe even in the beginning wouldn't even get you kitted, warframe is FREE btw and has x10 the amount to do. I don't care if people say its brand new IP, the fact is its a big company, they have resources, years of experience but they release this crap? They designed this crap also for controller/console I swear, it is not intuitive at all for PC, where Warframe is. This game doesn't deserve anything higher than a 5, I'm glad to see real gamers jump in to show what Anthem really is.

    I'm really sad to be honest, i wanted this game to do good but its just another lazy triple A game release.
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  52. Feb 23, 2019
    1
    Firefall rip-off. Better graphics, worst gameplay, less content and microtransactions in 60$ game. And tons of bugs, like every single part of the game is bugged somehow! I am very disapointed. I hoped for Firefall successor.
  53. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Унылая беспонтовая гриндилка. После такого ведра помоев Dragon Age 4 уже не нужна. Хороните bioware прямо сейчас. Без панихиды. Скорбеть никто не будет.
  54. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    Oh good lord...where do I even start.

    If this was indeed made by Bioware A team, it simply solidifies my believe that Bioware is dead and EA just slapped their name as a marketing tactic. Bland story, tedious grind, buggy pile mess of **** Seriously, if you don't care about any story whatsoever (which was the first I ever said about Bioware game), get it. The flashing light might
    Oh good lord...where do I even start.

    If this was indeed made by Bioware A team, it simply solidifies my believe that Bioware is dead and EA just slapped their name as a marketing tactic. Bland story, tedious grind, buggy pile mess of ****

    Seriously, if you don't care about any story whatsoever (which was the first I ever said about Bioware game), get it. The flashing light might keep your simple mind entertained for a bit.

    A huge pile of **** dressed with flashy lights and explosion is still a huge pile of ****

    And Mass Effect died for this...
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  55. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    EA continues to prove that marketing is more important to them than quality when it comes to videogames, Anthem is a shallow game which quickly becomes repetitive and boring with horrible loading times. At least it's pretty to look at though?
  56. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Bug y problema de crasheos, misiones repetitivas tirando a lo muy generico, jugarlo solo puede ser un aburrimiento despues de unas horas, pero creo que en cooperativo puede que aguanten un poco mas, debio ser retrasado y pulir el juego, pero no y eso perjudico al juego, como siempre EA un cancer total
  57. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Very lacklustre. For a game that had so much promise, all it has been able to do is continuously break them. This game is far from groundbreaking with boring characters, lame interactions and just a general all round feeling of 'meh'. The [very grinding] action is plagued by massive amounts of on-screen clutter, especially when fighting numerous enemies which I am also not a fan of. ItVery lacklustre. For a game that had so much promise, all it has been able to do is continuously break them. This game is far from groundbreaking with boring characters, lame interactions and just a general all round feeling of 'meh'. The [very grinding] action is plagued by massive amounts of on-screen clutter, especially when fighting numerous enemies which I am also not a fan of. It truly is just such an eye sore. Huge numbers flying around showing the damage, health etc.

    0 Tolerance for unfinished games. EA continues to run rampant, destroying all good things for the love of money. They will never learn.

    0 Tolerance for the MASSIVE graphical downgrade that has been unveiled since the 2017 reveal... Games companies need to learn that this deceitful use of misleading advertising needs to stop.

    My lack of trust in EA continues to be well founded. Skip this game. Do not support EA. They don't care what the reviews get, all they understand is money, so don't give it to them. Perhaps then they will begin to learn.

    Sad.
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  58. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    only 10-15 hours of "story"? And this is a BioWare game being sold for $60? Where's the rest of the game?
  59. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    Anthem was a game I was initially pumped for. A narrative looter shooter made by Bioware? hell yeah, sign me up!
    But when I finally got my hands on it in the demo, I was met with disappointment. I could see the seams of the game immediately, with heavy downgrades to the hub but with worse performance than was shown in the past and characters coming off as "NPCs" in that they dont really
    Anthem was a game I was initially pumped for. A narrative looter shooter made by Bioware? hell yeah, sign me up!
    But when I finally got my hands on it in the demo, I was met with disappointment. I could see the seams of the game immediately, with heavy downgrades to the hub but with worse performance than was shown in the past and characters coming off as "NPCs" in that they dont really seem to care what you say and always like whatever you do.
    Combat was "ok", but gunplay felt extremely unsatisfying both in terms of the feel of firing rounds into an enemy and how little damage they do for how insanely spongy enemies are.

    Come round to launch day, I was hopeful that perhaps the combat opened up more, that it would evolve in the final game and that my woes about the story and characters would be proven wrong... sadly, it was more of the same.
    A rushed, cliche of a story that was somehow so boring and uninspired that I would forget details moments after being told them.
    Characters constantly try to crack crappy jokes for no good reason like it's a bad sitcom, never really showing you real traits that you can attach yourself to and actually like.
    Combat is the same as in the demo, just more of the same with guns doing very little damage and it gets even worse in the higher difficulties where you get literally 1shot and can barely scratch an enemy with masterwork gear.

    The only good things I can take away from the game are it's movement system and deep cosmetic customization. Disappointing.

    2/10 - Deeply flawed on a level that just patching and updating cant fix.
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  60. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I paid for the Origin Premiere access to play the game for the last week. The flight and combat, while flawed, is somewhat fun. The super repetitive missions are boring (always seems to be go to location 1, kill mob, get clue, go to location 2, kill mob, get clue, go to location 3, kill mob, get final clue, kill boss). There is no end game. Twenty minute mission of three encounters with giant boss at the end. One of these strongholds is just the last story mission ramped up so red bar enemies can one shot you. The story and NPCs are so boringly milktoast that I ESC-skipped through 90%. The tombs challenge/quest was laughably bad. You're ramped up to go kill a ton of enemies in the challenge, go to open the tombs of some of the greatest lancers, and there is nothing to do in there. You interact with sarcophagi to get a codex entry. After 5 days of gameplay, I have seen everything in the game and am bored now. Unfortunately, I don't see how they can fix it. The foundational mechanics of the game are bad. Even a few patches won't fix it. Expand
  61. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    A failure that didn't learn from years and years of watching it's competitors struggle. Some good idea's that ended up in a inadequate slog through extremely limited content. Mission variation and enemy variation are the worst of any game in this genre. In 6 months maybe it'll be base Destiny 2 and in a year or so after it gets a massive free DLC maybe it will be acceptable. TheA failure that didn't learn from years and years of watching it's competitors struggle. Some good idea's that ended up in a inadequate slog through extremely limited content. Mission variation and enemy variation are the worst of any game in this genre. In 6 months maybe it'll be base Destiny 2 and in a year or so after it gets a massive free DLC maybe it will be acceptable. The biggest question is with such a terrible start.... will EA support the game and continue the free DLC idea? What if Bioware doesn't survive? We all heard this game was a last shot for Bioware and it was all studios on deck to try and save the company. Expand
  62. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Who is making decisions at EA?
    ME:Andromeda ressources were reduced because of Anthem... now after 6 years of development Anthem is released as a subpar and unfinished product - same as Andromeda was. I sincerly hope that there will be negative consequences for whoever was in charge.
  63. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    This isn't a good game. Don't buy.

    The good: + Combat is decent, when it works. + Flying with a controller, movement is good. The bad: - Bullet sponges everywhere at higher difficulty. - Bad UI and menues. Its really gamebreakingly bad when you want to change gear. - Fort Tarsus is a slow mess. Uninspiring and uninteresting and the quests given are boring. - Load times are just
    This isn't a good game. Don't buy.

    The good:
    + Combat is decent, when it works.
    + Flying with a controller, movement is good.

    The bad:
    - Bullet sponges everywhere at higher difficulty.
    - Bad UI and menues. Its really gamebreakingly bad when you want to change gear.
    - Fort Tarsus is a slow mess. Uninspiring and uninteresting and the quests given are boring.
    - Load times are just to long which makes every area, every decision a drag and annoyance.
    - Bugs and crashes everywhere which is extra annoying because of the load times.
    - Non-existant end game content. So you make through the drag of a story, chores of quests only to find no good end game content.

    Summary
    = The game is a chore and boring for the most parts. 3 / 10
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  64. Feb 23, 2019
    0
    A painful and repetitive slog with an empty ending that makes me wonder which would be worse in the end: Anthem or Fallout 76? Because at least Fallout 76 had its jokes while Anthem is just better or worse than average throughout.

    By technicality standards, this game fails at every aspect with glitches, excessive loading screens and unoptimised gameplay. Meanwhile, while the art and
    A painful and repetitive slog with an empty ending that makes me wonder which would be worse in the end: Anthem or Fallout 76? Because at least Fallout 76 had its jokes while Anthem is just better or worse than average throughout.

    By technicality standards, this game fails at every aspect with glitches, excessive loading screens and unoptimised gameplay.

    Meanwhile, while the art and graphics sure are beautiful along with the music being passable, the story fails to inspire at every point: basically copying the first Avenger movie framework plot point by plot point, except for the fact that it ends with you and your friends doing everything instead of the ragtag bunch becoming the heroes initiative.

    So, how's the gameplay? Well, it depends on the person: I say this because some people might really love the RPG flying and shooting mechanics, and - I admit - I enjoyed this game for the first and second hour. Too bad the 3 (three?!?!?!?) mission types repeated until the end. It's a looter shooter so I'll let you guess what the mission types are. Oh, by the way, these mission types are repeated in the story as well as in the dungeons. Even Destiny (both 1 and 2) knows how to make varied and better mission types than Anthem.

    Which reminds me, Anthem is a looter shooter, but its loot is barely anything? Most guns only have three skins (again with the three!) with different colours, and the general loot (aesthetics aside) is barely interesting at all.

    So, it's a shame: I expected a 3rd person looter shooter with RPG mechanics and a decent story, but I only got around half of that and whatever I got had such a shoddy execution that it makes Destiny blush in praise.
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  65. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    bugs,travamentos,lag,loads demorados.vale 50,00 reais no maximo.EA e´uma merda de publicadora.que va a falencia porra!
  66. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    I hoped that EA will take up the "mind" and do something good.. Pre-ordered... Naive.... Issued a refund as they left... The game is elementary could not connect to the server. Bravo....
  67. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    R.I.P. Bioware, PapEA is taking you for a walk soon...

    How do you release such a subpar, half-baked mess? Loading... Loading... Bug... Bug...

    I give this game 1/10 for the great art the talented artists created. The game design though is a completely busted, unsalvageable heap of garbage on fire.
  68. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    This game should be named Loading Screen The Game.
    Do noy buy. Just go and play Destiny 2 at least its cheaper.
  69. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    One day you take a walk outside and stumble upon a trash.You pick it up and you can barely see that it reads Destiny 2. so you drop it on the ground and continue walking towards your path but alas you are stopped again by an awful stench and can see on the ground a game covered with sewage.You try to read what it says but cant make up a name because of all the semen and sewage thatOne day you take a walk outside and stumble upon a trash.You pick it up and you can barely see that it reads Destiny 2. so you drop it on the ground and continue walking towards your path but alas you are stopped again by an awful stench and can see on the ground a game covered with sewage.You try to read what it says but cant make up a name because of all the semen and sewage that covers the game but you do think that it looks a lot like the trash you picked up earlier but way way worse.Thats Anthem Expand
  70. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    If I would need to describe Anthem in one word then this word would be pathetic.

    Two genuine advises: 1) Do not buy this piece of content! 2) Cancel your pre-order while you still can! The main issues: a) The gun-play is mediocre at best (and almost all the weapons feel the same). b) The world is dead (it looks pretty but it is soulless and barren). c) The story is utter
    If I would need to describe Anthem in one word then this word would be pathetic.

    Two genuine advises:
    1) Do not buy this piece of content!
    2) Cancel your pre-order while you still can!

    The main issues:
    a) The gun-play is mediocre at best (and almost all the weapons feel the same).
    b) The world is dead (it looks pretty but it is soulless and barren).
    c) The story is utter rubbish;
    d) Fort Tarsis (it is a local hub) is pathetic and annoying (in general and the models of characters are straightforward ugly, their animations are laughable at best; the main character's movement speed is unbearably slow; etcetera).
    e) The loading screens are aplenty and brutal (2+ min and I have Anthem installed on a SSD), they are literally everywhere and they render the game almost unplayable.
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  71. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    The game is completely raw and empty! It is awfully boring! Boring to explore the world, boring to do quests and boring to shoot! It is difficult to find at least something that isn't boring! This is not a tripleA project, not now and is not worth its$50! The maximum price of the game in this form can not exceed$20. Thank you for listening.
  72. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    Another incomplete skeleton of a game. It's functional and looks pretty, but that's about all it has going for it. It's yet another half-baked, repetitive grindfest of a "live service".

    However, I don't doubt that Bioware did all they could with it. The blame should be aimed at EA for taking Bioware out of their element.
  73. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    In current state it is an absolute trash. Its an outrage to demand money for such product especially considering miles better Apex is ftp.
  74. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Pros: Graphics
    Cons: Everything else
    I played to level 30 and was blown away at the repetitiveness of the whole thing. Every mission is nearly identical, AI is horrid, GM difficulty is just inflated numbers, no chat system, boring loot, no armor, my character looked the same at level 1 as level 30, free play is lame, loading screens are unbearable even with SSD....I could go on for
    Pros: Graphics
    Cons: Everything else

    I played to level 30 and was blown away at the repetitiveness of the whole thing. Every mission is nearly identical, AI is horrid, GM difficulty is just inflated numbers, no chat system, boring loot, no armor, my character looked the same at level 1 as level 30, free play is lame, loading screens are unbearable even with SSD....I could go on for a while.

    I'm not sure if anyone at Bioware actually plays games or learns from other developers mistakes? This is the worst AAA game ever released IMO, even worse than F076 which is saying a lot. If you want to see a review of the game that is well thought out and hits every point, watch Skill Up's on youtube.

    I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, ever, even after a year of patches. Too many other games from developers who know how to make good games.
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  75. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Loading simulator, with graphics worse than past-gen games from 2014 and with worse performance, world of Anthem is just Andromeda's Havarl (recolored version), tbh, Anthem is Andromeda's downgrade in most of its parts, even animations look like Andromeda, sometimes even worse (at least MEA animations were funny...).
    Do not get me wrong, aesthetics of Anthem is nice, but I can't call this
    Loading simulator, with graphics worse than past-gen games from 2014 and with worse performance, world of Anthem is just Andromeda's Havarl (recolored version), tbh, Anthem is Andromeda's downgrade in most of its parts, even animations look like Andromeda, sometimes even worse (at least MEA animations were funny...).
    Do not get me wrong, aesthetics of Anthem is nice, but I can't call this Graphics good, when it looks worse than, for example Crysis 3, BDO or ARK:SE, but perform much worse than any of that game (tbh, even Metro Exodus run way better with better visual settings, than Anthem).
    And visual part of this game is the only somehow eatable aspect in Anthem, gameplay is repetitive and boring, not many toys to play with, enemies are just simple Bullet-sponges and do not have any normal VI/AI (tbh, even CS1.6 bots have more intelligence, than enemies in Anthem), games becomes boring very fast, does not have content to Play-with, also it's a worst optimized game in last decade (I could not even think that it's possible to create game with worse graphics and worse performance than Conan and ARK did... And it's not a joke, games from 2014 look better even on medium settings, than Anthem shows on high, and they perform twice better... Anthem can't even see more than 2 light directions, works on Dx11, not even Dx11.1 and have just 5 meter rendering distance....), also Graphics is the complex of Technical and Visual decisions and it sucks in both.
    It's a very bad game, even Small/Indie Free to Play games bring much better quality or the gameplay/visuals/performance/flexibility/diversity than Anthem did... I mean, that this game is not even worse to be a Free to Play...
    1/10
    Also sound-works is very bad and have lots of game-breaking bugs, Anthem is unfinished mess of nothing, Pay to Play with Free to Play MTX.....
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  76. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm no fan of EA, but BioWare what happen to you? 7 years of development for a boring story, annoying objectives, and only 3 dungeons of which 1 is the final boss? Just disappointing in every way except the flying mechanic. And saying all the DLC and future content will be free, well I hope it's free because it's not DLC it's just the rest of the game.

    After MEA and now Anthem, BioWare is no longer a trusted game dev period.
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  77. Feb 22, 2019
    3
    What a waste of talent. This game is repetitive as hell. It has pretty graphics but that's everything it has to offer.
  78. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    Such an absolute let down. It seems good for like 30 minutes until you realize you've seen all there is to see and it's just on a loop. And the story is. . Ugh. It's just a generic loot shooter, like Destiny but even more formulaic and repetitive. Just get Destiny instead. (Never thought I'd say those words.) Jesus Bioware. I used to like you. This is just so sucky. I wish thereSuch an absolute let down. It seems good for like 30 minutes until you realize you've seen all there is to see and it's just on a loop. And the story is. . Ugh. It's just a generic loot shooter, like Destiny but even more formulaic and repetitive. Just get Destiny instead. (Never thought I'd say those words.) Jesus Bioware. I used to like you. This is just so sucky. I wish there was something good here. Just put Bioware out of their misery already. Expand
  79. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    Очень плохо.
    1. Игра в которую предполагается играть в коопе с друзьями. И после Миссии, вас закидывает в хаб чтобы посмотреть 5-10 минут катсцен и побродить по хабу и только потом можно снова собраться вместе.
    2. Обязательный гринд для продвижения по сюжету. 3. отсутствие эндгейм контента. Я мог простить такое сделанному за 10 долларов Warframe, которого доделывали в процессе, но не
    Очень плохо.
    1. Игра в которую предполагается играть в коопе с друзьями. И после Миссии, вас закидывает в хаб чтобы посмотреть 5-10 минут катсцен и побродить по хабу и только потом можно снова собраться вместе.
    2. Обязательный гринд для продвижения по сюжету.
    3. отсутствие эндгейм контента.
    Я мог простить такое сделанному за 10 долларов Warframe, которого доделывали в процессе, но не ААА игре.
    4/10 за красивые полеты.

    Google translation
    Very bad.
    1. A game that is supposed to be played in a coop with friends. And after the Mission, you are thrown into the hub to watch the cutscene for 5-10 minutes and wander around the hub and only then you can get together again.
    2. Mandatory grind to advance the plot.
    3. No endgame content.
    I could forgive a Warframe, made for 10 dollars, which was completed in the process, but not an AAA game.
    4/10 for beautiful flights.
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  80. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    Unfortunately the patch did nothing to improve performance or loading screens.
    Launching with less content than most single player games and padding that content out with the god awful tombs quest this is easily the biggest disappointment in years.
  81. Feb 22, 2019
    3
    When compared to a free game, in the same setting, I can't help but notice the amount of disappointment this game brings with it.

    We were already aware - before launch - that the "trailer" / gameplay-demo was one big fraud, and that the game didn't look like that - but after playing the game for a bit, I couldn't help but notice another lie. There is no moment of: "Wauw" - not during
    When compared to a free game, in the same setting, I can't help but notice the amount of disappointment this game brings with it.

    We were already aware - before launch - that the "trailer" / gameplay-demo was one big fraud, and that the game didn't look like that - but after playing the game for a bit, I couldn't help but notice another lie.
    There is no moment of: "Wauw" - not during combat (which is dull), not during moving from A to B, - and while it looks ok - I was expecting more of a : "Wauw"-factor, which this game does not have.

    The reason I don't rate it a 0 or 1 is because, in some way - it can offer you a bit of joy - as long as you can ignore missions & dialogue, and just want to "Run & gun".
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  82. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    It's too little, too late.

    Bioware attempts to get into the loot and shoot genre only to have too little content and not enough quality control. -Only 3 Strongholds/Raids -In-game store for cosmetic items -Lack of optimization when flying around -Fort Tarsis being so small it makes Dragon Age 2's Kirkwall seem large by comparison -Lack of Roleplaying and dialogue options found in
    It's too little, too late.

    Bioware attempts to get into the loot and shoot genre only to have too little content and not enough quality control.
    -Only 3 Strongholds/Raids
    -In-game store for cosmetic items
    -Lack of optimization when flying around
    -Fort Tarsis being so small it makes Dragon Age 2's Kirkwall seem large by comparison
    -Lack of Roleplaying and dialogue options found in other Bioware games
    -Story mode so lacking they padded it out with grindy missions.

    While customizing one of the 4 Javelins is entertaining for a little while, there's not enough there to justify a $60 purchase.

    If you have Origin Premiere, go ahead, but wait for a patch and more content before diving in.
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  83. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    Very bland, very repetitive game. Too generic for my taste. With the lack of content it certainly is not worth anyone's 60$. Do not buy!
    So this is where Bioware is today? From Baldur's Gate 1, MDK2, Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights, Kotor, Jade Empire, Mass Effect to this.
    Dragon Age Origins was the last game the real Bioware ever made. RIP!
  84. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    Anthem is an entertaining and delightful experience the first couple hours. Flying feels great and the combat was very interesting. Unfortunately, the thrill of flying was surpassed by the boredom that the world and narrative inspired within me. I could not have cared less about the plot and only a handful of NPC's made me care about what they were telling me. Fort Tarsis felt like a cryptAnthem is an entertaining and delightful experience the first couple hours. Flying feels great and the combat was very interesting. Unfortunately, the thrill of flying was surpassed by the boredom that the world and narrative inspired within me. I could not have cared less about the plot and only a handful of NPC's made me care about what they were telling me. Fort Tarsis felt like a crypt instead of a main hub and the inability to run through it was infuriating. My playthrough quickly turned into: "let's pick the dialogue option that appears to be the shortest so i can get back to playing."

    Combat did become repetitive rather quickly and the lack of life in the world did not help the matter. I cannot help but look at the E3 trailer's world and compare that to the world that was delivered and i keep thinking that I would much rather be playing on that map. The one we received feels like it could have been procedurally generated since it looks barren, identical, and poorly crafted. I enjoy Warframe, Destiny, and the division and hoped to add this to my stable of favorite games but sadly that will not be the case. Here's to hoping they fix the majority of the problems in the next year or two.
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  85. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    I got it through origin premeir i beat the story abunch of contracts and 2 strongholds in 11 hours playtime i was also level 17 so the people saying it took over 30 hours to max level are the people who just stare at rocks to drag out play time to justify a purchase. The game is hollow boring and runs absolutely awful 30-60 fos with settings turned down on a water cooled 1080 at 1440p. TheI got it through origin premeir i beat the story abunch of contracts and 2 strongholds in 11 hours playtime i was also level 17 so the people saying it took over 30 hours to max level are the people who just stare at rocks to drag out play time to justify a purchase. The game is hollow boring and runs absolutely awful 30-60 fos with settings turned down on a water cooled 1080 at 1440p. The gameplay itself is awful you grt no gear worth a damn from the campaign and the first end game mission you get is to do 100 public events 25 contracts 25 strongholds and 25 quickplay missions which are mostly strongholds. Thats just step one of four bioware made a AAA mobile game basically stay far away Expand
  86. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    EA is an evil corporation that wants all your money and doesn't care about art. Don't buy any EA games ever. This is one of the worst examples of EA games. A buggy looter shooter with zero passion or art, full of micro-transactions and grind. This is nothing more than an overly hyped slot machine.
  87. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    I dislike writing reviews like this, but in this case, I cannot but warn people not to buy this game. This game is not finished; it's a loading simulator. I spent more time looking at loading screens and having disconnection issues than I did playing the game-- and when I did get to play, there was no content. The hub is empty, the characters are poorly done, the multiplayer aspects do notI dislike writing reviews like this, but in this case, I cannot but warn people not to buy this game. This game is not finished; it's a loading simulator. I spent more time looking at loading screens and having disconnection issues than I did playing the game-- and when I did get to play, there was no content. The hub is empty, the characters are poorly done, the multiplayer aspects do not work because quests are not shared. It feels as though they tried to make Diablo and slap Warframe on top of it. I gave Bioware grace after Inquisition, because it was a poorly done open-world RPG, and I gave the same quarter after Andromeda, but this game has been in development for seven years. Seven years. At the cost of the developers who probably worked very hard on this. Seven years, for a loading simulator. Hudson lied and needs to step down. Expand
  88. Feb 23, 2019
    0
    In it's current state the game is probably the most boring game i played in years, it's the definition of 'Meh' and it plays badly also. It's just another overhyped cash grab from EA nothing serious. Don't buy it, it's not worth it!
  89. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    Another bland looter shooter with more style than substance. Is that all games have become for companies like EA now? Yes, the game looks amazing and controls well, but is that all that is left in games these days? It's repetitive, shallow and ultimately soulless. You can see a semblance of a Bioware game somewhere in there, such as the branching dialog trees, which don't impact the gameAnother bland looter shooter with more style than substance. Is that all games have become for companies like EA now? Yes, the game looks amazing and controls well, but is that all that is left in games these days? It's repetitive, shallow and ultimately soulless. You can see a semblance of a Bioware game somewhere in there, such as the branching dialog trees, which don't impact the game in any way by the way, but you can also see through all the points, where EA came in and made this game a shadow of what it was supposed to be. Then there are all the issues with bugs and quests, most of which are mindlessly attacking something or defending a point.
    This is a messy, subpar, repetitive piece of soulless garbage.
    If endless, grindy, repetitive looter shooters like this are where the gaming industry is headed, count me out!
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  90. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    The game has good visuals and voice overlay but the overall story behind it is lacking and boring. You don't get a sense for the characters and it replicates too much from other syfy games and stories. This is a bad combination of Gears of War, Iron Man, a touch of Destiny, and the movie Avatar. This game was not ready to be released. It leaves a lot to be desired but no dynamic to make upThe game has good visuals and voice overlay but the overall story behind it is lacking and boring. You don't get a sense for the characters and it replicates too much from other syfy games and stories. This is a bad combination of Gears of War, Iron Man, a touch of Destiny, and the movie Avatar. This game was not ready to be released. It leaves a lot to be desired but no dynamic to make up for the dull content. Expand
  91. Feb 24, 2019
    1
    Game doesn't even launch - can't even get to the main screen because pop-up says I don't have the most updated driver. Which is complete nonsense because I have the most up-to-date one from AMD's direct website. How can I rate a game anything else besides a 1 because I can't even LAUNCH it? Seriously Bioware? Maybe put less effort into those fancy costumes and time into the marketing andGame doesn't even launch - can't even get to the main screen because pop-up says I don't have the most updated driver. Which is complete nonsense because I have the most up-to-date one from AMD's direct website. How can I rate a game anything else besides a 1 because I can't even LAUNCH it? Seriously Bioware? Maybe put less effort into those fancy costumes and time into the marketing and more into, I don't know, making the game actually WORK? Expand
  92. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    There are moments of brilliance in the game but very few.... I think out of 10 hours maybe like 10 minutes was awesome, but the game immediate crashed on me...

    Also, the game performs terribly on my system which has a i5-6600K (not very new but not that old) + RTX 2080Ti and I get 50fps.... wtf?
  93. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    Online, Multiplayer, Co-Op are all fundamental facets to this game that are completely impaired by the game itself.

    Online = frequent disconnects resulting in loading screens, lost experience, lost loot and forcing a repeat of the mission you were on. Multiplayer = the only time you are actually spending time with others is on missions or in the launch bay (serves no purpose,
    Online, Multiplayer, Co-Op are all fundamental facets to this game that are completely impaired by the game itself.

    Online = frequent disconnects resulting in loading screens, lost experience, lost loot and forcing a repeat of the mission you were on.

    Multiplayer = the only time you are actually spending time with others is on missions or in the launch bay (serves no purpose, identical options as Fort Tarsis). While on missions, there is ZERO way to communicate with other players aside from using VOIP that hardly ever seems to work, that permits others to opt out of and have no idea of that. There is no pinging for data sharing between players, there is no marking targets, there is no chat... there is nothing to support multiplayer within the game that works consistently.

    Co-Op = There is no way to from a group and coordinate anything prior to a mission within the structure of the game. If you rely on the game to match make you, then you end up with random teammates that could all be in the same Javelin as you, unable to initiate combos and they may not even have skills equipped that allow for combos in the first place. Which leads us right back to the start... why is there Co-Op is the foundation of its effectiveness is totally random and luck based on some unknown matchmaking system.

    I could go on, but I feel my point was made. Anthem is a pointless game that has no place in your library. There are games out there that deliver on what Anthem was attempting to bring to the table, but those games don't suck, unlike Anthem... it sucks. This is a prime example of EA pushing a developer into an arena they do not belong. DICE or RESPAWN should have made Anthem, Bioware should have been working on a new Star Wars, Mass Effect or Dragon Age game. This crap is why people don't go looking for a Ford Motor Company Washing Machine when theirs breaks down, they go buy a Whirlpool.
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  94. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    It's not done. Crashes, bugs, disappearing mobs and a world that is a total failure from a gameplay design perspective. Wait 6-18 months and if EA doesn't give up on it see if it is any good then.
  95. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    A complete waste of time for everybody involved, both Bioware and the players. If you want to play a bad version of Destiny, go and play Destiny. I just hope that this failure doesn't kill Bioware and they can get back to making Dragon Age and Mass Effect games.
  96. Feb 22, 2019
    1
    The flying is fun, but everything else feels sub-par at best compared to the competitors. If you've played Mass Effect Andromeda, you've played Anthem without the flying. Just like Andromeda, Anthem is technically not ready for market release, or even full price release. The story is very short and hangs quickly upon getting through first third, turning into repetetive grind, showingThe flying is fun, but everything else feels sub-par at best compared to the competitors. If you've played Mass Effect Andromeda, you've played Anthem without the flying. Just like Andromeda, Anthem is technically not ready for market release, or even full price release. The story is very short and hangs quickly upon getting through first third, turning into repetetive grind, showing what's really there. The optimization is severely lacking, considering it's a Bioware game, it's very disappointing story and character wise. The idea that you walk around the "hub" on your own, in first person without being able to fully customize your Freelancer makes it really hard to form any sort of connection to.. Well, yourself. For a game that's been supposedly in the making since Mass Effect 3, it feels more like free to play early release buy-in closed beta, rather than fully fledged AAA release. It's the truth you could say the same about Destiny 2, but Destiny 2 ran far better, played better, didn't have so many technical issues, and if we are to use the comparision, it took Destiny 2 120$+ to get to a game people really like. As far as the microtransactions go, they're poor as well. The prices are on par with Warframe, but one has to keep in mind that Warframe is a Free to Play game, and the skins that are around 8$ in the store now are only Epic quality, leaving Masterwork and Legendary qualities to be imagined as what will they cost. 20? 30? Who knows.

    As far as the lore goes, you might feel really lost. I found it incredibely hard explaining to my partner, after sinking in 40+ hours through Origin Acess, having finished both Story and Endgame on Grandmaster I, what the game is actually about. The story behind the enemies, or behind the good guys, I suppose it's all there in the Codex for you to read, but in my honest opinion that's far from alright story telling. I doubt anyone would have any issues explaining what Geth are after Mass Effect.

    Both me and my partner had huge expectations for the next "Bioware game" and were met with massive disappointment. Even me, as someone who sank over 300 hours into Destiny 2, 300 into Division and over 2k hours into Warframe, I just can't see the spark that'd keep anyone going in Anthem. You can't craft anything you don't own and didn't extensively use, leaving you with hundreds, if not over thousands crafting materials that you can't really use aside "re-rolling" gear.

    The coin flow for unlocking cosmetics is pretty much just like Fallout 76 atoms. You finish one-time challanges to achieve maybe 60-70k coins and then it halts into a daily/weekly/monthly grind, which can be as tedious as killing 500 enemies from each faction, doing X amount of "World events" that you can't track on map, or other silly things.

    Also, there is no text chat whatsoever. No pinging enemies or location for other players. No sticker system ala Monster Hunter World. No waypoints for map. If you literally can not talk like me, you're left dead in the water, aside maybe trying to animation-wise Wave in morse code what you mean to others.
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  97. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    I don't get it. Despite all of the hate I was optimistic. I thought this game had potential. I thought it could be fun.

    Boy, was I wrong. The gameplay is is just pathetic. It's boring, bland and completely uninteresting. The gunplay itself is okay but the quests are so, so dull and predictable. In the first few missions of the game all you do is go somewhere, kill enemies, find
    I don't get it. Despite all of the hate I was optimistic. I thought this game had potential. I thought it could be fun.

    Boy, was I wrong. The gameplay is is just pathetic. It's boring, bland and completely uninteresting. The gunplay itself is okay but the quests are so, so dull and predictable. In the first few missions of the game all you do is go somewhere, kill enemies, find something, stand in a circle, kill enemies for a minute, repeat, then leave. You do this over and over again until after just a few hours you're bored out of your mind. I feel like I've done these exact things in a hundred other games already many, many times.

    As far as the story is concerned, don't bother. It's cringeworthy and extremely generic. The characters are annoying and cliché. The voice acting is horrible to the point where I ended up just skipping the dialogue all together.

    The only positive thing about this game I can think of are the graphics. They're beautiful; among the best graphics I've ever seen. But this also comes with a downside unfortunately. The performance on most rigs is utter **** and the game is very poorly optimized.

    I can't express in words how disappointed I am. It's so sad to see EA destroy video games and their developers again and again because of their disgusting business practices. I hope one day people will finally stop supporting this disgrace of a company before it's too late.
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  98. Feb 22, 2019
    3
    Anthem is a new IP from BioWare and their shot into the "looter shooter" genre. Unfortunately, Anthem is more of a misfire than anything else.

    Anthem has gorgeous environments and fun combat. However, those strengths are buried deeply by frustrating technical issues, baffling design choices, uninspired loot, repetitive missions, lackluster story, and uninteresting NPCs that blend
    Anthem is a new IP from BioWare and their shot into the "looter shooter" genre. Unfortunately, Anthem is more of a misfire than anything else.

    Anthem has gorgeous environments and fun combat. However, those strengths are buried deeply by frustrating technical issues, baffling design choices, uninspired loot, repetitive missions, lackluster story, and uninteresting NPCs that blend together to make the experience feel more like a slog rather than anything enjoyable.

    BioWare may be able to salvage this game and turn it into something worth playing with updates and expansions overtime. However, in its current state, I do not recommend purchasing this game.
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  99. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    Anthem is everything that's wrong with AAA gaming today.

    - boring, generic, and uninspired story and characters - check - soulsucking grinding instead of interesting gameplay - check - releasing the game in buggy and unfinished state - check - overpriced microtransactions in full price game - check - barely any content at launch - check 6 years in development... and Mass Effect
    Anthem is everything that's wrong with AAA gaming today.

    - boring, generic, and uninspired story and characters - check
    - soulsucking grinding instead of interesting gameplay - check
    - releasing the game in buggy and unfinished state - check
    - overpriced microtransactions in full price game - check
    - barely any content at launch - check

    6 years in development... and Mass Effect universe was ditched for this?!
    Upcoming Dragon Age game will put final nail in Biowares coffin and it will become just another developer shutdown by EA.
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  100. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    Looks ok, flying is noice but lacks of content. Combat is boring after few hours. In general nice idea for a game, but needs more time to be polished.Mtx is a huge no no. downgrade from E3 trailer. im glad i refund this game. Bought Divinity original sin 2. Worth it.
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 76 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 76
  2. Negative: 9 out of 76
  1. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 15, 2019
    69
    After a while, suspicion sets in: perhaps EA doesn’t believe in BioWare anymore, and had them release not only unpolished, but basically unfinished product to cut losses and avoid another total rework. [Issue#237, p.44]
  2. Apr 20, 2019
    56
    If you want to see Anthem’s lush jungle and glistening Javelins, do it right away — this game is losing audience fast, and there’s almost nothing to do after the campaign ends. Or check it out on YouTube to save yourself some nerves and money.
  3. Apr 8, 2019
    60
    It's obvious that Anthem didn't have enough development time, but had some great potential. It's a real shame, that everything turned out this way. Even now, the game can bring out positive emotions. Hasty climbers have sudden falls. No matter how ironic this proverb may seem, it's incredibly relevant for Anthem.