We Played Several Hours Of Anthem: Here's What The Game Is Like | Gamespot

Anthem mixes a bit of BioWare's signature storytelling with some familiar elements of shared-world shooters--and flying.

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DaGR8JIBRALTAR807d ago (Edited 807d ago )

I said the same thing lol. Can't invest in can already see the repetitiveness I'm so thankful I had a chance to play a demo.

REDGUM807d ago

After finishing Destiny and not contemplating playing the 2nd installment only coz it was free on psn I'm going to be giving this game a miss. It looks too add similar with a few subtle changes like jet packs etc. Not my thing. But before I give a definite "I ain't getting it" I'd like to try that demo, where did you get it from please?

theindiearmy807d ago

@redgum, you need to pre-order or get an invite from someone that pre-orders to play the beta demo.

carcarias807d ago (Edited 807d ago )

Agreed. As a basic rule of thumb, previews are like reviews with a point or two added on, so if the preview reads like a 7? It really was one underwhelming preview, especially for such a big title from such a big website.

Previews usually play nice and try to only pick out the best stuff. Even if they can't pick out exciting things they still often put things in an encouraging way. You know, 'This element has potential to be fun', 'I can see how maybe people will love that', 'this bit shows promise' or 'if it can deliver on all its ambition we might have a success on our hands'.

Instead they said shooting was underwhelming, that the combat mainly relied on players co-coordinating abilities but that the early level powers they saw weren't impressive and the game, overall, felt very familiar, didn't stand out and took the middle ground. They didn't even rave about the flying, they simply said it 'helps break things up'.

Honestly, the time and resources Bioware put into this, with their A team no less, and it seems to be running the risk of merely being slightly better than Evolve but with an added campaign story.

Thunder_G0d_Bane807d ago

Played the demo, my god its generic. Destiny and Division have nothing to worry about.

TK-55807d ago (Edited 807d ago )

Really? I thought the gameplay felt far more dynamic by comparison to the Division.

Seraphim807d ago

I actually felt The Division and Anthem were on the same page. At least in terms of both having similar shooting mechanics and 3rd person. One of the first things I thought of when shooting in Anthem was The Division. Obviously the play itself is a bit different in Anthem with the javelins giving you alternative combat options and also being able to fly. But mechanically speaking, shooterwise, incredibly similar to me.

pandehz807d ago (Edited 807d ago )


Division is cover based, more accurate shooting with better gun feedback.

Anthem shooting felt like the laser weapons in andromeda. Very poor feedback. Also the guns seem like projectile weapons and not hitscan.

Anthem demo issues seem to persist since the alpha i played.

ramiuk1807d ago (Edited 807d ago )

it feels like division in the forest with jetpacks.
the shooting is division with pitter patter bullet sounds and sponge shots.
warframe is better i think.

the youtubers will get a few vids,screach a few times though and shout and swear and the kids will all want the game still as usual.

Nacho_Z807d ago

I like Warframe but a big part of that is the Mariana Trench depths that the modding and customisation goes to, something with similar but flashier gameplay without the depth would be boring as hell to me. Whether that's Anthem or not I don't know yet but it looks pretty generic.

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Kabaneri807d ago

The game doesnt even work on Xbox One. It just stays on an endless title screen.

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