BioWare released a brand new gameplay video of its upcoming online action RPG Anthem, and it certainly is full of explosions.
Looks gorgeous. Gameplay mechanics seem like they'll "feel" good. Narratively speaking (world building) however I've seen nothing special - still has that Destiny vibe. All in all, still having that strong feeling this isn't for me.
Looks INSANE!!! o.O I can´t freaking wait for this game! Day One! The True Bioware is back!
“The True Bioware is back” I wouldn’t go that far. They are just the shadow of former self. As long EA find a way to screw Bioware and people will remain skeptical.
@Obscure_Observer Are you implying the true bioware is all about graphics? because the true bioware is above all about story and narrative and you can hardly see any of it here
Looks really good, screw the EA haters and anti-online campaigners.
Funny. It looks like Bioware has prioritized gameplay above story this time. Hopefully it is still a very strong narratively driven game like ME. This gameplay will be a nice touch though. I hope harder difficulty options are available or better AI in a later game build.
@UCForce Its okay to have skeptics to the hilltops but, as long as this game delivers is all that ultimately matters. These types of games are harder to produce than Story driven and graphically impressive games so they never end up looking as good or like they have complex enough systems to sustain enough fun. To be fair Sony chose the easy way out since they can't produce story driven games in a multiplayer setting. Not yet anyway. Fortunately Sony has taken single player games to new lvls and maybe they will able to do the same for multiplayer games and have both. They may just not want to have all the competition since most of the industry are chasing the online multiplayer bucks. Because even if they win their pie may still not be as large as it is now.(without Single Player) They are the best but, they are also doing what they are supposed to do. Hopefully next gen tech makes it alot easier to make revolutionary game advancements outside of story and graphics.
No need to get over-hyped here. Let's not forget this is EA's Bioware. Not the Bioware of old. STaking a wait and see approach to this title. I hope the game is good but am skeptical that EA won't mess it up.
@MuddyWaters Screw us? What because you like it despite the fact people who have criticism of EA or online focused games have legit concerns Sure...screw us huh /s
I guess we found Casey Hudson?
True Bioware never left, ME: Andromeda was built by another team.
Spot the shill...
It's simple. If you like Destiny you will like this game. If you hate Destiny, then you will hate this game. It really is that simple.
It looks good but i have reservations about gameplay.
You will pay for this! Then you will pay for it again! ANd again and again. ops oh wait we are not saying that anymore. We are currently only saying there are no PLANS to IMPLEMENT any play to win. ..err I mean micro transactions in this game. We will be quiet on that front until after it launches just like we have been doing. SUCKERS!
-Foxtrot "Screw us? What because you like it despite the fact people who have criticism of EA or online focused games have legit concerns" What legit concern, that not every game is for everyone? Do you see me whining from topic to topic that Guerilla Games stopped making online shooters? I also don't generalize since EA does make good games too. So unless this is a lootbox orgy I don't see a problem but that's all you want to see and talk about, are problems.
Got huge Mass Effect 2 vibes when they entered the scar stronghold from that music. Looking good!
Ok now lets see how these vibes translate when the game releases.
E3 gameplay looked dull but this one looks good so far .. Still loads of time left for them to show some more gameplay and me making up my mind whether to invest on this game or not.
The environment and exosuits look pretty neat. But gameplay wise.. too much Destiny. Imean there's bullet sponge bosses (holding the fire button for 20mins straight isn't my idea of fun), charge-up ultimate abilities, robotic voice guiding you, randomized loot crystals and no doubt MTs for those legendary weapons. And I'm guessing the mission structure is identical aswell, with repeatable missions and raids. Don't think it's for me either.
I agree I feel like they have tried really hard for this trailer because there's no way they'd not show this at E3 first time round. It's obvious they saw the negative backlash of the show and of Anthem so they've spent weeks putting together the best footage of it to blow our minds and concerns away. If they had to try this hard to make the game look decent then what does it say about the game? Come on guys don't be that stupid, it's a classic EA move.
What the hell are you talking about, the press that got access saw the game at E3 and said it was much better than the teaser they showed on stage and they were kind of baffled since they spent way too much time of the Command and Conquer which was lame. Face it, you will never give this game a chance since you hate EA and you hate online gaming. You think any online only game is trash and you certainly don't have any respect for EA. That's fine, not every game has to be made for everyone.
Agreed. It looks like a game that seems to be doing a lot of things right but also seems to be a very generic and "diluted" experience It feels like Destiny, The Division, and all these other games that are good on paper but end up being a bit soulless. By trying to do too much and please too many people, they are spreading themselves too thin
I have to agree with most of your post. From my perspective though it's at least going up in value the more I see of it. I'm about 50/50 on Anthem right now, but it at least looks more enjoyable than some of Bioware's more recent releases. I'm going to have to wait until release to really make a choice.
It looks kind of good, but something feels off. The view is blocked too much by the players mech suit..the angle is weird. Also firing on enemies....it's kind of a bit difficult to actually see what is going on compared to a game like Destiny or something similar. I'm not impressed, but it still looks like it could be decent and flying around looks pretty fun too.
I’m hoping they use that solo hub to their advantage narratively. I know it’s hard to make sense of a world in which all your friends share and may be doing different quests that you have finished, but if they are creative enough, it could be really good. Everything else is spot on. Just a bit apprehensive about replay ability because we know that most mmo’s spend 5 years making content that is run through in 3 weeks. It will depend on rewwarda and progression.
This looks extremely uninspired and familiar. Big, open environments that you're just going to fly past once you've discovered the little secrets off the beaten path. Grindy, time consuming, Destiny-esque shootfest. You can tell just how boring it is with the narrator trying to make it interesting by saying 'Jen's going to do this now' and this guy will do that.' I'm keeping my eye on it, but from what I've seen so far, I'm in the 'pass lane.'
Looking good. I'm seeing a lot of Destiny influence. The enemies could be a little more creative.
Seriously boring from start to finish, absolutely nothing new... mediocre at best, a full on MP feeling in SP, they clearly showed how to make a game uninteresting!
I agree but, I actually feel the enemies more so resemble monster hunter than destiny.
I think they could have tried something different. Alien insects.. brain spider boss.. kinda generic. Maybe the enemies get more interesting later in the game.
I am definitely liking what I am seeing
it looks gorgeous though. Whenever I look at this game I get nervous for Days Gone. Remember Bend Studios last successful game was uncharted on Vita in 2012. Days gone is approximately 6 years worth of development. It will break my heart if Sony will close Bend based on sales...As a guy who only owns 1 console every generation (Playstation) I am bit nervous. I know I will get hell a lot of disagrees :)
Days gone is going to sell a lot lol at this concern.
Well, let them finish their game, will ya ? Even Sony shut down Evo Studios and GC, at least they finished their game. Another thing, I don’t think Days Gone wil get critical acclaim like other Sony Exclusive games, but it will be solid foundation for Bend Studio.
@UCForce I do agree with you it will not be a 90 Meta but a solid 80+ should be fine. February is packed right now. let's see. I myself am not a shooter fan I like Action games like God of War or RPGs but I hope all games sell well in Feb. :)
Well thats how we get the best in a dog eat dog world. They have to fight for it and if they are disbanded mabye they will be back stronger in another form. Well see how hard PS nation rides when time comes. I personally think it will be another huge game for Sony. Maybe only half a good as GOW$ though. More like Horizon in my estimate but, it will be in the books soon enough. The good news is Sony will keep buying and creating even if they part ways with Sony Bend. That is all I really need.
Speak for yourself. Oh you get nervous do you? A little scared huh? Don't be. I will be buying Days Gone over this game and a lot of other people will be too. Anthem looks just like a Destiny grindfest again. If you can have different characters and they can share weapons, then forget it. Games like this can potentially suck all of your game time away. It can potentially stop you from playing other great titles. It embarrassingly happened to me when I was heavily into Destiny. Never again. The best thing I did, gaming wise, was stop playing Destiny. I embarrassingly played Destiny for over a 1000 hours. I hate admitting that publicly and I regret ever even playing a single minute of Destiny.
If you like Destiny then you will like this game. A grindfest for loot. Playing multiple characters and have all of them do the same missions daily or weekly all to get that loot. You do one certain mission for one character.... then you do the exact same mission for your other characters.
Ok well then it's sounds like this game is right up your alley.
*Explosively looking Awesome game looks Amazing, buy now! *paid promotion
Yeah yeah yeah, I know we're only supposed to be excited about exclusives on this site. Basically every multiplat gets a massive amount of hate. It's getting a bit ridiculous at this point.
I'd agree, it's pretty sad when people get accused of shilling for getting excited BUT... "Looks INSANE!!! o.O I can´t freaking wait for this game! Day One! The True Bioware is back!" Comments like that are eyebrow raising, Anthem is looking like it could have potential but still doesn't look anything like the Bioware of old, the one that captivated us with amazing story driven games with characters we can't forget. Hopefully they're deliberately being coy about the story to blow our minds and surprise us but so far it looks like they've watered down the story elements in favour of a more traditional online cooperative experience which would be an insult to the Bioware I once knew and loved and has EA's dirty stench all over it.
assassins Creed origins got love, the new one's getting love, DMC5 is getting love, RDR2 is getting love and alot other cool multiplats.so much for "basically all multiplats get massive hate". your statement has 0% credibility.
Nah, starchild you're just getting insecure here, this Anthem crap DOES look mediocre at best... AC Origins was totally loved here, so has been Far Cry 5 and anticipation for Red Dead 2 is through the sky here at N4G... but tell you what, Sony's exclusive do have made an impact that has spoiled the biggest gaming demographic right now i.e. 80+ million people... now taking down mech beasts in HZD does put all this mech suit weapon shootout to mediocrity ;)
Most of the games I have are multiplats. Im just poking fun at the paid promotions passed of as journalism. EA, Activision and Ubisoft are notorious for doing it. Also some od the comments in here look a little over the top and could be shills. Im not even sure why this is 400 degrees.
What are you taking about? The multiplat games that get bashed has nothing to with “exclusive” in any way. Is this a new fake argument? Cod(Sony advertising deal), battlefront(Sony advertising deal), destiny(Sony advertising/timed content deal), then after that it has been topic like microtransactions etc... On topic, this game is looking meh. Maybe that is why it is getting disagrees. The motion blur is way over done, linear paths or empty large areas with horrible ai, and clunky movement with the mech style armor is leading to a meh feeling. What is wrong with that?
Find me a Dualshockers article without superlatives and I'll show an article not written by Abriael
You can definitely tell by the title which articles are written by Dualshockers “Amazing looking PS4 Exclusive God of War gets Gorgeous 1080p screenshots” oh is it exclusive? I didn’t realise until I read the title, good to know /s
STUPID FUCKING COMBO. no need to tell us combo when we hit, instead just show the extra dmg we are causing......
Yeah I'm really hoping you can turn all that off. If anything when it comes to damage hit numbers, they need to be more like Destiny or Division. Damage numbers should be unintrusive. Not huge and blatant. At least in this kind of game anyway.
they've confirmed you can turn them off, adjust the size, opacity etc. https://twitter.com/BioMark...
You can't turn off specific wording like COMBO, but you can turn it all on or off.
The visuals are decent, but the gameplay itself looks dull imo.
Compare to Decima Engine, Frostbites look weak not because the technical aspects and visuals. Because it’s look the same like previous EA Games.
Decima Engine allows native 4K and 60fps, where?
@MuddyWaters Not what I mean. It’s just look unnatural and uninspired. Even character model in Anthem look like BF character model. Death Stranding is using Decima Engine and modifying it own version. The E3 Death Stranding showed the game its own art style and the look isn’t straight out from HZD. I don’t mind developers keep using their own engine that they familiar with, but I just don’t like the developers keep using same asset and same looks from other game which the new game like Anthem look uninspired and don’t have it own identity.
Why must everything be compared to Sony exclusives with you? I suggest going outside, there is a whole world out there to explore, your fascination with Sony is getting a bit creepy to be honest. This game looks fun and has a ton more going on than Death Stranding so I don't know why you would even try to compare the two. Can't each game look great or is your gene pool just automatically going to favor Sony exclusives no matter what? This game allows squad based combat in an open environment to what is essentially a walking simulator played by yourself. Horizon is closer to this game but that does not allow squad based battles, it too is single player and this game has more enemies onscreen as well. The foliage looks incredible in Anthem too. You are looking at this game from a very narrow view, it's made by EA and it's online so you will try your best to pick it apart. This looks fun, that's the main thing to me.
@MuddyWater I do go outside usually. Sure, the Anthem look fun but it will be boring after days or weeks or less, because i got bored with Destiny. It was just endless grind and repetitive quest and Destiny was boring. So yeah, I’m not going buy Anthem because I don’t want to face another overhyped like Destiny which i’m glad that I didn’t buy Destiny 2. Game like Titanfall 2, Sniper Elite 4, Doom, Batman Arkham Knight and Dark Souls 3 worth my time.
@MuddyWaters I know that many of the people on this site are trolls but, I believe some of these people may be literal demons loggin in just to ride xbox lol.
Last I checked this is called anthem not destiny. I'm not gonna buy days gone because I didn't like dead rising. See how ridiculous you sound?
@chiefjohn117 it’s because I don’t want to face another overhyped like Destiny. You are so goddamn misleading.
The gameplay looking dull I guess is a matter of opinion, but anyone claiming those visuals are anything but cutting edge has an agenda.
... Lots of hate...
The graphics are nice but the gameplay looked meh. I'm hoping it's more story driven and that will add much more to it.
Are you watching through 4k?
Yeah its not explosive enough. Bioware imo is kinda of out of the box here so I am not too surprised.
This looks worse than Destiny. And I’m sick of Destiny. Not sure why I’d buy this. Looks really safe to combine destiny and ironman. Destiny at least had the smooth shooting mechanics..
Every moment I go WOW or feel impressed by what I'm seeing here, which I am in terms of gameplay and visuals.... I cant help but say to myself, damn, imagine this but with the narrative and design of Mass Effect 1-2! Sadly, I just don't feel like this game will be all that great beyond the first impressions, looks great but I bet it gets old fast! Micro transactions will be here too no doubt, and I'm sure it will keep a relatively loyal and active player base who are addicted to loot and raiding with friends.