Paul Tassi writes: Yes, you could draw a few comparisons to say, Destiny’s Warlock, but honestly, Anthem feels like it’s going someplace entirely different than Destiny with its third-person, action oriented gameplay.
Great news for some of us who never got on the Destiny hype train.
I was thinking the same thing actually. That's actually exciting news for folks like myself (lol and you apparently).
You're not locked into one class so that already is good news. The game also won't split the community with paid DLC.
And at the same time it's great news for someone like me who really loved Destiny until very recently when it started getting stale. So far it really seems like a similar type of game, so it's going to feel great jumping into something completely fresh but something that has a familiar feel. So far my only concern is EA, but I guess we'll see with the demo, or at the very latest once revies are out
It's a wait and see for me. No day 1 purchase till I see what the word on the street is.
It's also great news for people who were on the destiny hype train considering many of us were let down pretty hard.
Was really looking forward to Anthem until I tried the Alpha and was bitterly disappointed, I'll try the demo though and see if anything significant has changed for the better.
What was it you didn't like?
The flight controls for one, it felt like there was a massive dose of input lag when flying around which made it aggravating to play, like you go in one direction but it'll go too far so you'll try and correct your course and it'll go flying way off in the other direction, didn't feel like there was much control. The combat felt spongy and not satisfying, the vertical/horizontal sensitivity isn't the same either so it's horrible to aim and couldn't be changed, the world seems to be really small looking at the map too, hopefully it's not the entire thing. This was on PC by the way, and most of it could be changed for the release, so here's hoping as the cutscenes are well done, and well acted and it's fun to move/double jump around.
when is demo? what was it that you didnt like please?
Sometime the beginning of Feb.. like the 1st to the 3rd or something like that.
Demo's out Feb 1-3 I think?
If you did play the Alpha, then you signed an NDA which is still under effect according to most people that have played the alpha and released videos lately of some gameplay with Bioware approval (since things have changed and bioware didn't want people discussing the alpha, while stuff is being changed). So you're either breaking the NDA by discussing the alpha or you watched videos and 'played it'... Hopefully not breaking the NDA... As for your comments on the gameplay, watch the Interceptor gameplay they released a few days ago and see if you notice any input lag for flying. None of the people releasing footage talk about input lag or or the combat not being satisfying (they talk about end game making or breaking the game as its fun, but will it have legs to go the distance) . Thing is fast as hell and killing mobs quickly. Storm gameplay shows a ton of control in the air and all the javelins in general can easily cut through the mobs like butter. Though with 6 difficulties (3 at start, 3 more when you hit level 30), mobs will be a little spongy on the higher settings.
Hence why I said it'll probably change for release, and I watched the Storm gameplay and the flying looked a lot more accurate to control which gave me hope, so we'll see, it'll probably end up being heavily changed at release. The spongy comment was in relation to the health of the enemies, but just how it felt to fire a weapon.
The only difference from Destiny I want to see is story. I know the gameplay and suits or whatever are solid. Stop talking about them. Give me cinematic story that will pull me in.
From the looks of it, thats not what they're offering here. Such a shame because I'd prefer that too.
Same guy that made the Mass Effect series - I believe - is creating the story for this. That could be a good thing.
^^ That would be Drew Karpyshyn and he did work on the game but has since left the company so who knows how much influence he has had.
@papabop Drew left sometime in 2018, so likely the script was mostly written by then. Also Casey Hudson (the executive producer of ME 1-3) is also heading up this project as well. I have some hope, but I'm not entirely holding my breath due to the nature and past of these types of games.
@Papa He has left the game, but only after he penned the whole script and extra for later on. Pretty much there's nothing left for him to do till the game comes out and they need more stuff for future content, so he's doing his own thing till then. He's worked on ME, DA, and KotOR, so the story should come out pretty well. They've shown 1 or 2 story trailers, but most has been focusing on the gameplay and loot which is what people will be spending hundreds of hours doing.
Lol "gameplay is solid". Yeah staying in one place and holding down the contextual button is exactly what I look for in my games!
Some of the roughest gameplay can be saved with a well written story. The gameplay in Anthem is good enough imo. But if it lacks a meaningful story then its pointless. All I'm getting at.
Yeah a good story can go a long way in keeping you hooked. If it’s all about killing bullet sponges I’ll pass
Its like Destiny mixed with Warframe.
Exactly. Sadly this is the last game from BioWare.
Not sadly. They are a shell of what they used to be. They used to be amazing. I'm glad its over and its time....just suck how far they fell and ended up just another plot in EA's famous graveyard. It's been time to end it.
True. Sadly cos I really like to see next dragon age but what we can do...:/
And unfortunately I get the feeling that the company behind Titanfall will be not that far behind them. Titanfall 1 was good, but lacked singleplayer, but definitely showed promise. Titanfall 2 was and still is stellar quality with arguably the best single player shooter this generation, just a shame EA shoved that game out to die so they could be Respawn up cheap.
All the talent that made Bioware great left along time ago. Every game they have made after DA1 has been hollower and hollower. 12 years ago I would have been excited for the next Bioware game. Now I’m like “meh who cares”
Then you're blind its obviously a destiny clone but it does have things going for it.
Watch the gameplay not impress. Play just like warframe. Only difference is that you can fly and shoot. Other then that nothing new. Look like they copie the whole idea of warfr.
Suggest you go watch a walk through . Game has a lot more going on then warframe when in combat.
I really want to play this game, but sadly I don't have much time between work and college for multiplayer games that have end game raids in them for the majority of the content.
Still don't know whether i should invest on this game or not..
Don't buy this game anywhere near launch. You'd be trusting EA and Bioware to deliver a finished, decent product, and that's just not realistic right now. If you really want to play, wait a week for it to drop 50 percent just like Battlefield V did. That being said, I want to see EA tank so badly that they have to sell their IP off to more capable companies, and lose their NFL, FIFA and Star Wars licenses xD Screw EA. I'll give them money when they bring back Dead Space.
Yup not buying soon. I will buy it if it hear good things.. Also hope they get the story right.. MMO games dont focus much on story isn't it.. ??
I hear DEAD SPACE creator is making an independent studio and he wants to return to Horror games. The Initiative (MS) head congratulated him.
"Screw EA. I'll give them money when they bring back Dead Space." You just mentioned a ton of valid reasons about why not to trust EA and then blew up your whole argument by saying you would pay for a new Dead Space. What makes you think a new Dead Space wouldn't release with all these same problems? Lol
It just seems really dull and uninteresting. Seems like it was trying to capitalize on destiny's popularity before it started declining.
the more i see it the more it looks like generic third person shooter #2929383 :/
Is that really a good thing? I mean for all it's faults, Destiny's gunplay is some of the best I've seen in a shooter. In fact if you combined Destiny with Bioware's expertise in storytelling and crafting amazing worlds and characters plus making sure to offer enough content, you'd have an early GOTY contender.
Honestly was waiting for someone to say this. I've been on the edge of buying the game early to launch (not pre-ordering, god no) because it looked and to much like Destiny and I do not want to be fooled and played by a developer once more! But this article kinda convinced me. Now only hope the game has a solid story and makes me want to play it for 100+ hours and I'm in! :)
Keep in mind that this article is from Forbes, which knows exactly jack-shit about games.
Could be but I rather trust sites like this than IGN which get paid to say something good about a game. Honest reviews are the best in my opinion :)
@LockdownZ, Maybe, but you might want to ask yourself why 90% of all of Forbes' gaming related articles are positive and about games and consoles that aren't exactly flying off the shelves, so to speak.
Looks a lot like Destiny actually. Dumb Enemies that don’t move. Campaign will likely be a breeze. Will take hours of grinding before you even get to compete in the only challenging content, of which there will be too little of. Oh, and it doesn’t even have Destiny’s shooting =(
It looks different.
Obviously it doesn't look the same but it is backed by EA and Biowares deceptive practices and will play very similar to destiny and division.
But.....Destiny and Division play very differently from each other. I mean, one is an FPS and one is a cover based shooter.
Destiny is also cover based, just without the cover mechanics. You still hide, regenerate, move, repeat. Just like division. And as much as I played both I have no desire to play the next iteration
Anthem looks nothing like Destiny,a reason I'm interested to play it.
The more I see of it I'm seeing more of Destiny actually, but then also a lot more that isn't. I don't know how to make that sound like it makes sense XD
the product always gets produced in the mind of the customer. it stays a generic multiplayer shooter so yes, the comparison with destiny is legit. no matter that they are painting their boring game mechanic silver instead of green.
I find myself thinking the opposite. The more I see the more it looks like destiny
I dont care if this game is good or not tbh. It looks nothing like å Bioware game. They are a shell of their former selves. Also, it's an EA game. No buy from me.
I’ve been on the fence about this one, but the more I see, the more I’m intrigued.
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