To cut to the chase: was the demo an accurate representation of the actual product's visual credentials? No. Is it a beautiful current-gen game? Yes, but there is a price to pay.
Just being honest... This game will just be EYE CANDY. SAVE YOUR 60$ DO NOT BUY THIS TRASH
Is an uninformed opinion really honesty?
As i said this game will be trash... 100% idgaf what anyone says anyone spending 60$ on this lol its a joke of a game.
i liked it. let people be ignorant and tell you their truth. it doesn't mean it's yours.
Anthem....2019's first "Game to Hate." The game will garner unmitigated hatred for no reason that will seem palpable to fans. Fans who defend it will be called sheep and blind. Reviews will lie about certain aspects of the game outright and then when all is said and done, a year down the road it will go on sale. When it does, those who waited because they listened to trash journalism will declare, "This game is great, why did it get so much hate?" Source: Every game that received hatred and lies from the press, but ended up being a great experience.
@thorstein So true. It has been obvious some people wanted to hate this game so bad. Way before the demo and before they had really shown much about the game at all. I haven't made my mind up about this game, but I've learned from experience not to trust the "community". Unfortunately, the gaming community has devolved into a toxic cesspool of fanboyism, politics, entitlement and idiocy. Not the whole gaming community to be clear, but a significant enough vocal minority to really stink the whole place up.
Yes, because Battlefront II and Fallout 76 have one on to be wonderful games that in no way deserved any criticism from gamers or the press. /s And just because a game may go on to be fixed over time and a bad developer and/or publisher may reverse some anti consumer decisions, that doesn't mean the game, developer and/or publisher don't deserve every bit of scrutiny and criticism. Just because they fix their game and it becomes a "great game" at a much lower price tag a year later does not redeem the wrongs inflicted by selling a POS on launch day.
Looking at his commenting history, I'd say you're wasting your time trying to have any form of discussion with him :/
if had a nickle for every time a game had issues during, well let's face it, a server test i would be able to use the money to purchase the game. I'm not really into these type of games but i thought it was good. save your money if you really didn't enjoy the game play. but don't do it because someone else tells you to.
I actually went from completely underwhelmed and uninterested, to most likely buying the game. It's actually pretty decent. Also for me personally, I could care less about microtransactions as I don't participate in them and get all the benefits from the revenue they produce. (Unpopular opinion? Maybe) As for the game's framerate and general run quality, it definitely had some hiccups, (but framerate specifically wasn't terrible) and actually some down-right freezes (1-2 second) but frankly, it wasn't actually that bad and that build obviously is not the current game code, so we will see. Even as-is, it was still completely playable, though, certainly room for improvement. I do find it odd they thought the performance was "concerning" though, as it is on par or better than most games out there in performance amd head and shoulders above everything in terms of visuals in a massive open world game. At least it looks better to me than any game I have played.
Exactly, I didn't really enjoy the demo that much but I don't hate on games for the sake of hating, I'll pick it up later on in the year for the sp portion of the game. For some reason gamers like to hate on stuff, then it gets the hate attachment to it online and sales for the game suffer. Driveclub and the order were the same even though they were great games.
Well seeing as it was a demo when it was released the public. This in theory is an advert to for the game they are selling. Beta trials are for stress testing, not demo's. I mean people PAID to be in the beta, so that's when they test.(I personally don't agree with paying to get into a beta). We should not be falling for this 'test' thing anymore, devs have enough experience and data when setting up online infrastructures to make it at least stable.
@TKCMuzzer: I played all weekend and the game crashed twice on me. i think the troubles are over exaggerated. Because it was a paid to play Beta the servers didn't get tested properly so i agree with you in regards to Beta's should be free, especially if they want to stress test the game properly. I still believe that the game will be fine for launch. Perhaps a hiccup occasionally like the majority of MP games have the first week after launch.
Speak for yourself. The demo only built my excitement for the release. Runs fine on the One X and looks amazing.
You sure it ran fine?? Cuz digital foundry says otherwise lol
@neo DF go mad over a pixel out of place! They are a joke they point out thing that no one would of noticed.....
Er, I think analysis clearly shows it doesn't run fine on any machine. If you count 25FPS on a £450 machine acceptable, then your expectations are to low. @thrust sod pixels, the frame rate analysis was all over the place. Why are people so excepting of poor performance when they are shelling out money. You would not accept it in other industries, so why are games acceptable. Solid 30FPS should be a given in 2019.
The game doesn't feel optimized at all on Xbox One X. If it is not locked to 30 fps the game feels horrible to play. You may not feel it as much as falling from 60 to 58 or 57 but 30.0000000000000 is absolute minimum you want to experience...Locked like Forza games. Horizon or Motorsport. These games are most "locked" you can image.
Played the demo and it was fun tbh. But the game is kinda broken which isnt good considering it releases in a couple of weeks. Also its EA so yea, skip the game. The microtransactions will definitely be outrageous post launch.
I aint trying to be rude and all just being honest. REMEMBER when they said NO LOADING SCREEN IN ANTHEM??? Bet 90% of you guys dont remember lol. Everything in the BETA broken up in sections lol. This game will be BARGAIN Bin 2 Months top maybe even less.
The loading screens were my biggest disappointment, took away from the immersion and the exploration, one minute I'm flying or looking around the nxt minute it's loading? Like wtf.
Did they really say that? It was quite surprising to me on the first missions, flying into the mission area and the loading screen pops up, like what?
Same shit with Horizon zero dawn but people still bought it
Lol Horizon never said there were no LOADING SCREENS lol. Dumbass Athem was over here speaking about NO LOAD TIMES WHEN IN GAME LOL. Nice try buddy.
Wtf are you on about
I don't ever recall anyone saying Horizon: Zero Dawn has no loading. Where is your source?
@Livingthedream troll detected
It's gonna be one of them games with a quick price drop tbh, so may aswel wait. I didn't particularly enjoy the demo and believe the game will take at least a month to receive patches, frame rate fixes etc. I'll pick it up after the summer around September time tbh or wait for black Friday. I'm just gonna play the SP portion of the game though tbh.
Let the haters hate. Less trolls in the actual game for us to deal with. The more anti-EA people on this forum the less toxic players in the game. Also, the demo was actually very fun, and I am more than happy to throw money at bioware in hopes they come back sometime.
@ neocores8055 Played the demo and really enjoyed it so will be buying it. Thanks for your expert, well thought out analysis though!
Will it be trash if I liked the demo?
Il be honest the performance is worrying. It effects the controls so much when aiming. It was even stuttering when there was no on screen action. It put me right off the game, this is not something that should be happening in 2019. Dial back the effects and hit a consistent frame rate.
Well, I hate to say this but I experience unsatisfactory framerates in most games on consoles. It's somewhat rare for console games to be a consistent 30fps like Horizon Zero Dawn. Now, some are better than others, but I don't like to feel stutters even if it only happens every few minutes. That's too frequent for me. And near constant stutters is just unplayable to me. I'm used to the buttery smooth framerates on my PC and Gsync monitor.
The stability of the servers and glitches was more of an issue to me. Probably about half of my expeditions just exited out for no reason. I had a couple UI glitches were I was permanently stuck in the "super" UI.
I was stuck in the ult UI too.
I went in with an open mind I played it on both PS pro and xbox. I thought pro had some performance issues especially frame rate drops in the marketplace could be due to it being a earlier build I was running the PC version with a 2070 and it was buttery smooth. The frame rate issues on the console only appeared in the marketplace it the actual levels combat was reasonably smooth. But I was a bit surprised with the lack of ray tracing given EA already had it in bf. Still it was visually nice to look at but not that fun to play outside of the jetpack mechanism the combat still felt like a chore enemies are bullet sponges and dumb ai means I can walk right around a turrent or stand in the open perfectly fine. The game felt uninspired to me not like a true bioware game. Its just my opinion but I felt like there wasn't any meat to the story elements presented and I don't see the story hitting the heights of mass effect
BF was and still a title to test on the new technologies since BF3 with that new lighting, BF4 ugraded destructive and upgraded engine and tons of glitches, BF1 HDR, and now BFV with Ray Tracing.a
Runs fine on the One X. Couple frame drops when shit is really hitting the fan. A couple times it was sluggish for me but I realized it was my network and not the game itself. Quick reboot fixed it.
How did you find the performance in the marketplace on the pro I found the console struggled but the game ran smooth enough after that in the actual levels
I had a blast with it. Once they iron out all of the bugs this game is definitely going to be a hit.
I tried it...wont be purchasing
Same, it was just dull in every way possible.
Too many bugs and server problems, i might eventually buy it, but not at launch. If they cant get the demo running I have little hope the game will run without issues. Plus while the game looked good and the mechanics were Okay it was lacking something and didn't seem as fun as it should have.
I tried the demo & the gameplay was interesting. I'll wait for them to iron out most of the kinks & I'll definitely buy sometime in the spring.
My biggest issue with the game is frame rate. I’m playing on the X and it still feels sub 30fps at all times. This needs to be fixed before launch. Say what you will about Destiny but it runs beautifully.
Frame rate is unbearable. After playing that demo it’s probably a deal breaker for me. Reviews need to be really great
Yes I agree that the frame rate is unbearable. I just can’t seem to enjoy it at this point. I like the game and have it pre ordered but I think I might just cancel and wait about a month or so. It just feels to choppy.
the framerate on pc is also pretty bad. I dont have a god pc by any means but i can normally run every game on high/ultra if i just dont turn AA on at the highest, only time i could get this to run with a decent fps is when i turned everything to the lowest setting. I actually really liked the gameplay and that you could customize your gadgets etc. Im not gonna play it with this poor performance though.
I escaped Destiny 1 and never looked back...I won't be going down this road again.
100% people are just blind to see this is a CASH GRAB by EA
I love the demo play it on slim ps4,can't wait feb 22 :) Colossal titan my favorite electric coil + flamethrower ftw.
If the Demo is an example of what the game will offer as end game I got bored in free roam after about 20mins, the strong hold alright I had fun but it only really took us about 25 mins to complete it. We fought a few Ash Titans, they were alright but once the storm player figured out he could combo its back he pretty much killed it before we could get there to fight it. The strong holds are ok but having only 3 at launch and having already played one several times during this beta and the last one, its going to be uninteresting in the game. I hope they have content in the pipeline or ready for a couple months after release. If they are going to be like 4 months down the road.....this game isnt going to so well. The game is ok its not great and it really doesn't do anything new expect maybe the flying but besides that its pretty standard ME universe fighting just like ME3/ME:A the enemies need combos or your powers to be killed. Your gun is really just like something to use while you powers are charging just like ME3 MP and ME:A. I'll be renting this from red box if they have it but I won't be buying until a good while after its released and has more content.
Yup, I think it's great, but the horrid framerate is ruining it. They have got to optimize it and get it stablized. I can't believe they play this game in their studio and think it's fine.
It's hardly eye candy.
You've got to be kidding me. It's easily one of the best looking games I've seen. Especially one with large environments like this.
I had fun with the open demo I wanted to keep playing. The graphics are good decent amount of enemies. Definitely reminded me of destiny. My most favorite thing though which I havent heard to many players or reviewers mention is the sound. Explosions are loud and heavy guns sounds good landing shots you can hear the difference between a missed shot and a meaty body or head shot especially good on my headphones. Games like this are why I have gamefly. I wouldnt buy it but I'm gonna play it till it no longer holds my interest then return it.
It's amazing to me how fast people forget what type of company EA is and get sucked into their games by hype, trailers, and a short demo only to get fooled time and time again.
THis game was trash!
looks stunning? if it would be sony exclusive, it would be all over the place that the game hit the downgrade. they sweared it will be no downgrade and game looks more worse. technical performance is abysmal also. practically no End Game. from demos and betas looking like the story is abysmal too. and this just ordinary problems. PC port has much more problem. They hide microtansactions, just shows, that they are shady and could be very predatory. nothing about this game sounds great or good, people should be very cautious.
Yeah, I agree. I played the demo last weekend because I am part of EA access. The graphics looked average at best, nothing like we saw when they showed this game off a few years back. The game play is just like ME:A and it got stale after a couple of hours. Obviously they will have more content at launch then what we played, but so many things about this game feel dated. I remember having zero interest in Destiny 1 and then tried the open beta and that game hooked me. Such limited content didn't stop me from just roaming the Cosmodrome and shooting stuff and enjoying the core mechanics of the game. I didn't have that with this game. The game wasn't horrible, don't get me wrong, but it was nothing like I thought this game would be. Then throw in all the technical issues, this game will be a pass, especially with the Division 2 coming out next month.
I really hope Anthem and Metro Exoduses performance (stable 30) and graphics/resolution are solid at release. Since I've bought my Xbox One X, I've mostly been disappointed with it. The UI has exactly the same shitty lag and crashes as the og xbox one. Screen tearing has been an issue, Frame rate drops in KH3 and Anthem demo. And by the way, why did EA name it a demo instead of beta? Being a "demo" it should be a more polished product.
I played it on PC with 1080 Ti and it ran butter smooth on ultra and 1440p. I never got frame drops. I also played it with a friend and that is where this game shines most imo. Overall it wasn't a bad game.
But it really should run very well with that high end GPU.
I dunno. It can hit 60fps on PS4pro
We are in the era of unfinished games being released. Get used to AAA games being half finished, having terrible perfirmance, placeholder icons and 100gb day one patches.
Another downgraded game another lie just boycott these clowns until they leave. They should do the right thing and surrender the licenses.
I dont know how Bioware is going to fix this game before launch because it was bug infested to a point where I got so frustrated that I just switched it off. For instance on several occasions I got sent back to the main menu when I was suppose to re-spawn. From my knowledge a demo is supposed to show off a segment of the complete and finished product right? Wrong, at least not anymore, this demo felt more like a beta. This game has a lot of potential but it must be delayed for at least another 6 months. However since this is EA we know that an incomplete game will be released and that their predatory practice will ensue, starting with their ridiculous release chart.
Framerate isn't exactly high on PS4 Pro, but looks stunning and doesn't drop much even when there's loads going on. Basically it doesn't 'spike', so feels quite stable and not off-putting.
I don't think it's stunning at all tbh. It looks very bland in many area's. Some places look decent. But not once did i find myself staring at things thinking omfg. There are many games I found myself doing that, but anthem isn't one of them. Don't get me started on the loading, loading, slowdown, loading. Needs another year development and should have been a PS5/XBOX2 GAME.
Exactly. It felt and looked so average. Never once did I stop and take in the scenery. So many times in Red Dead 2 and Destiny would I stop and just look out how amazing the environment was.