The jury is still out on how much danger Bioware is actually in from a financial standpoint if Anthem doesn’t do well.
Don't kid yourself, Bioware has been dead for years. Everyone that was part of Bioware during their prime is gone. Bioware is just a name EA just uses to get sales.
exactly this game is last chance for EA since NFS screwed up so hardly for 3 games in row, DA is gone, ME had massive mess and Battlefront can't got this shameful greedy MT system, Mirror got ruined. I think this game will set the things if EA will only sport and shooter(Battlefield) game or they can be more.
The only game I am looking forward to is Burnout Paradise Remaster and the thing is still nothing but a rumor. It's how sad EA has become.
Just before Mass Effect: Andromeda came out Bioware produced the excellent Dragon Age: Inquisition, so it’s inaccurate to say the developer has been dead for ages just because of one title .
And most of what was wrong with ME:A was because they farmed too much of it out to third party developers, most likely because EA was forcing them to/letting them make Anthem at the same time and they devoted most of their resources to that. When BioWare puts an effort in and focuses on making a good game they can still do pretty well. Their games are way too long to ever play through more than once these days, but they're better than a lot of people want to give them credit for.
Fallen Such low standard for what you call excellent. It was one of the worst oomph world games filled with so much side content which were all fetch quests Main story was hidden behind having to run around the map collection 5 of this and 3 of that Dragon age:Fetch quest would be the better name I am not hating on Bioware because I think with Casey Hudson back anthem will be legit but I still can't the the sour taste of Dragon age out of my mouth Such high potential behind fetch quests
Lol the excellent Inquisition. Please go play Origins and every Bioware game before Origins, THOSE are excellent games. Inquisition was trash.
Dragon age I was mediocre at best. So, yeah. There is no more bioware.
Inquisition was one of the rpgs that made me start hating them. It was tedious. Full to the brim with pointless and repetitive side quests and a very boring main story. Its only saving grace was the combat mechanics but that aint nearly enough in an story driven action rpg. The Bioware we knew(up until ME:3) is no more and Anthem could very well be their last game. EA is surely breathing down their neck.
Well, that all depends on how much store you put in professional reviews I guess. I thought DA: Inquisition had some bad flaws and so did many others. It seemed to split opinion among the gaming community, even if the critics generally praised it. Also, ME: Andromeda is not the only title Bioware has been criticised for. People weren't happy, to varying degrees, with DA2 or ME3.
@neutralgamer Dragon Age: Aquisition
Dragon Age Inquisition was ok, but please dont act like it was Dragon Age Origins.
Loved Inquisition, so I disagree. They're not who they used to be though. I feel like they need to get back to their roots.
Please, Bioware is not dead. Don't be so negative from a few heart burns.
Precisely. It's so easy to forget that it's the people who make a company, not the name. My personal experience of their games is that things were generally going downhill from DA2 on. Anyway, I'm not sure how Anthem, an online co-op loot n' shoot, is supposed to bring Bioware back from the brink in terms of favour with the single player RPG crowd. It might be a financial success and bring in new types of fans, but if we're talking about redemption with the customers that made Bioware a success in the first place then I don't see it.
You can bet this game will take longer to make because they need a new idea to rip people off.
All i know is, Anthem better be Biowares swan song for the ages or its belly up. How they could just let ME implode on itself pissed a lot of gamers off. What they showed of Anthem looked promising and suprisingly it was a gameplay demo, which most devs dont show early access of. Its usually a bunch of game trailors of cut scenes, or what Metroid Prime 4 did and just flash a banner in front of our faces.
When it comes down to it, they screwed ME up and instead of taking time to fix it, they pushed it out for the cash grab and messed it up. The problem comes when fans are expecting more quality then the mega publisher is willing to put in. Even if they aren't the original creators, you can still have PRIDE in your work like Blue Point. It goes back to the idea that working just for money when you hate what your job is is always a toxic mix.
I agree.. I’m no game developer, and can’t imagine how difficult and stressful it can be to make a great game that meets and exceeds fans expectations. But beyond that, to genuinely love your job, to have a passion for what you do, and to be proud of your work/teams work. That, to me, means more than making a ton load of money for the game. If making 💵 is what’s driving you, i’m afraid it’s not gonna end well. Naughty Dog (among some other studios within Sony & CD Projekt Red come to mind. Yes, it’s a business/job. But if your main goal is to make bank on this game series, because you know it’ll sell millions of dollars, and you just wanna make money, there’s a problem, and you should take a step back, and remember why you got into this business in the first place. For the love of making videos. Games that are finished, great, and something you can be proud in, along with pleasing your fans with a top quality game.
Wouldnt it be amazing if someone like bluepoint remade mea and did it justice? Lol
There's nothing wrong with just wanting to make money. The problem is when you have no idea how to do it or you have no idea what your consumer base wants. BioWare and EA try to make each game be too many things for too many people, when BioWare fans just want really, really good WRPGs. They don't want multiplayer, they don't want loot boxes, they don't want massive open worlds, they don't want pared down stories and choices that don't matter. It's not the desire to make money that keeps screwing them up, it's that they don't listen to the people who are going to be spending that money.
I believe the biggest issue was assigning the game to not an experience team. BioWare Montreal only made dlc for games but ME Andromeda was their first game. Somehow the team was very incompetent and downgraded the graphics very hard from the alpha stage, plus some of developers never made a game before and nor have any experience.
"What they showed of Anthem looked promising and suprisingly it was a gameplay demo" That didn't look like gameplay to me. Scripted and made to look like it was gameplay more like.
It’d be a shame if Bioware did get shut down
Somtimes you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain
Eh what? We’ve seen plenty of longrunning developers that still produce quality content. Just because Bioware is a 23 year old dev doesn’t mean it should get shut down.
Doesn’t mean they can’t still put out a quality product when they have their A-team producing the game
They aren’t even the same core team anymore They’re dead bro...let them go
No it wouldn't. They have a SJW hiring agenda, i can't wait to see them go bust.
Game looks super awesome. /shrug
I hope it doesn't end up like Destiny 2
I don’t think it will. Even on Bioware’s worst day, they can write a better story than Bugie can even think of.
So the story is the problem with Destiny 2?
Must not be too worried about their jobs if they have the time to invite Anita Sarkeesian to the studio. Hope their plan to double-down on social justice finds them in the die category. Will be the first time I'll be glad to see EA kill a studio.
Technically yes, EA is a cushion for Bioware. However, they have never released mediocre or sub par products until they were bought out by EA in the first place. Once EA takes over and corporate starts meddling is really when the trouble begins.
It is and due to EAs trend I can see Bioware completely dying after this.
I hope they don't destroy it with Microtransactions.
That's just it isn't it? I mean how on earth after the issues with Battlefront 2, Need for Speed, Fifa, UFC and more--how can anyone ever get excited over an EA project ever again? I'm honestly convinced the "delay" of the game was to redo the microtransaction system because there was a good chance it was completely tied to the progression system.
Not interested at all!
EA sucks I will never buy this or a EA GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only says a Hater,
Lol I kid... I love the raiders. After carr went down he didn't loom the same. I hope gruden can brings us back to glory. I'm not getting my hopes up. We need to Stop leading the league in penalties though. RAIDER NATION!!!
I still buy Battlefield only.
There are some pretty dull people out there who will buy into a game built for micro-transactions, but I think there is a greater awareness that is starting to come about, which will surely render this game a failure, by the time it launches. Parents of most kids, will only pay for so many games based on massive amounts of micro-transactions. I would recommend to most parents, to go out and get their kids a Nintendo Switch, and skip the nonsense that companies like Blizzard, Bioware and Bungie (yes, the three B's) are putting out.
Who's to say when all the online stuff happens on switch when it's all up and running Mt's don't work their way into the games? It is mainly 3rd party that does it over 1st party but still it will come to switch one way or another as it's business as usual for $$$$
Then BioWare is dead because this game is going to be a mess of Destiny-like proportions.
Well then again Bioware can do a better story than the current Bungie.
Oh relax people! This isn’t bioware Montreal that made the shit andromeda game this is bioware Edmonton the ones behind mass effect 1,2,3
A game ruined by a publisher would be the last nail in the coffin of this DEVELOPER. Isn't it funny, how the world works?
Thankfully, most new developers are aware of EA's track record for burying talent that they buy if they don't tow the corporate line. If EA lose all of it's licensed contracts, they will die off. No sane development team will touch them in fear of being shelved or future endeavoured. They're the kiss of death.
I can't think of any major publisher that doesn't peddle the same nonsense. What I'm worried about is the gen shift. Kids who grew up with loot boxes and Microtransactions won't think of them as troublesome
Its EA that will ruin it
Let's just hope they don't decide to outsource the project to an incompetent developer because andromeda was a mess
It's only "do or die" for the Bioware name that EA likes to put on some of their games.
Anthem is doomed. It's doomed because of EA. It's doomed because it will be full of MT's and built from the ground up on MT's. To force people into paying for every fart they make in the game. But, I still hope that EA will have mercy on Anthem.
The last good game they had was inquisition. They had the audacity to go lazy with mass effect and people still worry about them? They're already dead.
Battlefield 1 was the last great game*
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