When it comes to online RPGs, Anthem's barebones launch is, sadly, the same old song and dance.
And here we go...
Way to Kill an awesome studio EA... And Bioware, well, thats it... You join the list of the great developers from the past that sold their souls to greedy corporate money and slowly and painfully became irrelevant.
Anthem 2019 early access Anthem 2020 PS5 / XB4 / PC full release.
DICE next, you can feel it coming.
have you played the game? way to kill an awesome studio with comments like this! You all praise games like diablo for the same reasons you despise anthem thats funny!
@gloub Diablo actually has content dude. Anthem doesn’t.
I'm not going to be there at launch, again as I've said, Destiny was panned and had growing pains at launch. And faced the same reviews. People saying this would kill Destiny are silly. Given that this is bioware's first attempt at share world experiences, I knew they'd stumble out of the gate because this is a rubric that even legends in the industry didn't get right on the first try. Square enix had to relaunch FF14 and call it a new title and have it ready worked before it became a massive successful hit. The Division similarly went through hell before it reached success with expansions before improving in the sequel. Sea of Thieves was a steaming pile of crap... And it's improving now. And Destiny has found a successful cadence and formula after launching with D1 up till now. Bioware's will need to grow and figure these things out as they journey through this as these other studios have. They have to start from somewhere, they have to establish frameworks and a fanbase and then take feedback to improve that framework. And they've gotta be able to do it rapidly. Something Bungie has learned to do. It's also why I have avoided anthem from launch because I've been there for Destiny and the Division and don't feel like dealing with it until it's in a great place for another game in this genre. So good on launching Bioware's, now get ready to work
There was a time when Bioware only made great games... these days its every other, other, game smh I want them to be independent from EA so bad.
damn that was a REALLY well-done review. Super in-depth and really explained everything we needed to know. I can tell it isnt a game for me but definitely some people that are more patient than me will love it
Only way EA can bounce back at this point is to release a new Def Jam...and even then they'd liter it with microtransactions.
Mass effect is one of the best gaming trilogy's ever.... Look what EA have done to Bioware !!! This is borderline murder!
I can't say best as things little iffy with the third game, you felt Bioware going down hill there and the ending...well the whole thing speaks for it's self.
The ending was controversial to say the least but still an amazing game. Imagine if they had the money they had for Anthem to make say, a good Mass effect game or something they actually wanted to make. ME trilogy was ridulously good, better than the majority of current gen games.
Everyone is critical of the 3rd one... it was the first game made with bioware under ea for the entire cycle.
Completely agree, EA should have pushed back the release of Andromeda for a year and released Mass Effect Trilogy remastered to tie people over. They just seem so desperate for the money that they don't allow developers the time to polish their games and just push them out the door as soon as possible.
Apex Legends is printing them money and even dethroned Fornite.
That pretty much spells Dice and Bioware's doom. Although in Bioware's case, its just the name that dies, the soul of that studio died long ago.
Which really shows EA knew this was a dud and why they released it in the same month
A new Fight Night game would be better imo. Its been too long man.....
Lol def jam was dope
EA killed EA sports Big and after seeing what happened to that SSX reboot from 2012 I don't want another repeat of that. Remove all the fun for realism.
Loved ssx. . .nothing really like it. It was like burnout on snow.
Nope. Def Jam is not that big. EA got Apex Legends. That game will save their asses and it will become one of their biggest cash cows. It came out of nowhere and it will be just as if not more popular as Fortnite.
Was excited to get this game. Not getting it anymore, it's clearly flawed to the point of maximum annoyance. EA have killed Bioware. Well done EA, well done..... :(
It might be a good thing. Maybe, they'll give more time and allow more risks going forward. EA is looking bad all around and this game really has potential. Hopefully we see it turn around.
They're so transparently just horrible b£stards! Everything they do is about making as much money as possible even if it means killing what made the Devs/franchises good in the first place. You can't blame people for trying to make money but they are truly in their own league of sh£thousery
I'm just wondering how it took til now to see the writing on the wall.
We all know EA sucks and that’s a given but to be fair BioWares record has been spotty for a little while now. Knights of the old republic games were well loved and mass effect 1 had a good reception. Then obviously mess effect 2 was a masterpiece. ME3s reputation has not aged well and then you’ve got the major disappointment of andromeda. You also have the dragon age games where the first one was well received but the second one is kind of hated and the third one is liked but not put on any pedestals. So I guess the question is how much falls on EA how much is on BioWare. It’s not uncommon for the major talents at a studio to move on to other things leaving mostly just a name in place. I will say I have no idea why EA didn’t put BioWare on a new knights of the old republic the second they got the rights to make Star Wars games. Seems like a no brainer. EA would have got their game as a service they seem to so desperately want and gamers would have gotten a game they have been begging for for like a decade now. I guess EA likes cancelling Star Wars games more than they like making them.
I would have been excited for this game if EA wasn't publishing it... Even if it got a 6.5 from IGN.
Even though I cancelled my pre-order I still had the tiniest glimmer of hope that an updated review including the patch fixes with an actual good score might change my mind and I could try and pick up a copy tomorrow. Aaaand it's gone.
This review doesn't include the patch. In the review it's mentioned he spent 40 hours with the game. The patch was released late yesterday.
Unless they can patch a new game on top of this, it doesn't matter.
Exactly! IGN needs to redo the review.
This is why you dont have 10 different releases for your games to try and make more money. Just have one release date. They get what they deserve for the greed.
The review was done pre patch so most of these complaints have been dealt with and fixed already. IGN was stupid for reviewing the early accesss build. The game deserves an 8 out of 10 at the least.
That’s not true. I played lost patch. The issues are still there.
Oh hello there EA!
I'm glad gamers are waking up. The Ironman-ish aspect almost fooled me too.
Ea destroy anything they buy. Anthem suck ass
I really wanted this game to succeed, looked like it had a huge potential :(
It can still succeed. Remember Destiny 1 review? 7.8 The Division? 6.7 Still sold a ton, and got sequels.
Destiny didn't really become enjoyable until after The Taken King and it took a lot of work to get The Division where it is today and if it launched in the state it is now it would've been more amazing
Destiny and division were both way better at launch, and Destiny has top tier gunplay, Anthem does not.
EA destroyed Mass Effect first for this game. Wow! The concept is great. I love the Ironman meets Avatar world look but the game could have succeeded if they went with a full fledged single player RPG but they went for a MMO where they can nickel and dime users... Lo and behold this shit!
I think the core issue is the engine. It is being asked to do things it was NEVER designed to do. Same thing with Mass Effect Andromeda. That game had an 11th hour engine swap as the EA jackasses forced them to use Frostbite from Unreal. Way to late stages to change everything at that point.
The Frosbite engine is definitely a big problem. The loading in this game is unacceptable. BioWare and EA need to explain this. I know for a fact that very large open world games can have very minimal loading. Hell I travel between 5 realms in God of War and never see one loading screen. At any point during Anthem’s development did they think this was a problem? Nope, cause all EA cares about is micro transactions and how to rip off consumers.
Loot shooters on its last legs. BR is next.
I would be completely fine with that genre dying. It has done nothing for gaming.
RIP BioWare. They once were a great developer.
I don't get it. Honestly, is this even real life? We've seen this time and time again with these online RPG-lite shooters. They're literally barebones, as if they were early access games. Destiny comes out and has very little content. The game gets torn apart by fans due to the lack of content and things to do. Two years later, after having seen what happened with Destiny, The Division comes out and makes the exact same mistakes. Then Destiny 2 comes out and again makes the exact same mistakes. The Division 2 seems to have improved in this regard at least. But Bioware saw exactly what happened with Destiny 1 and 2, and The Division. It's been over four years since the Destiny launch. And yet they somehow make the EXACT SAME MISTAKES. Are you kidding me? How can you have multiple examples showing you exactly what NOT to do, and then ignore those warnings. These games don't work if they don't have a solid foundation of content to keep players engaged. If you release them barebones the players will quickly get burned out and lose interest. Releasing new content later won't fix that as the damage is already done and the player feels ripped off.
During the internal marketing discussion, some content is removed from the game before launch. It is done to carve out promotion for the upcoming DLC which the developers are "working on after launch". Publishers do this to nickel and dime the players who try to complete the base game in 3 days.
Monetization is the cause. These games that end up being good a year later are literally just having the content cut out and sold as expansions. It is just like microtransactions, as they are merely finding insidious ways to charge consumers beyond the initial price point. As I highly doubt that what we are getting was 6 years of work. Red Dead 2 was what you get from 6-7 years of work.
Bioware needs to stay away from online If Dragon Age 4 has online stuff then they haven't learnt a thing
I think games, in general, need to stay away from online. DA4 would most certainly have MP - this is EA we’re talking about, they’ll do anything to squeeze extra money out of people with MTs.
I wanted to get exited about this game but is EA.
IGN Site is littered with ads, is slow as hell, poorly coded, constant pop ups. IGN Site 1 out of 10. Not to mention they have not been relevant in a decade. Anthem may need some work, but no way this score is what it deserved.
So I take it you haven't seen all the other reviews yet? This is actually the highest of the 3 reviews I've read. IGN: 6.5 PC Gamer: 5.5 Gamespot: 6.0 Face it. It's a bad game.
lol why? Cause Nodoze says so? The metacritic is even loweer.....
Mike Ybarra, is that you?
Thank god I never planned on getting this in the first place. You can't trust EA for a second regardless of how much/little involvement they have with a game.
I'll wait a few months, play my 10 hour trial and move on.
Guess I'll be playing this on EA Access real soon. Love when their games flop get em earlier on Access. They need to bring that Premiere tier over to Xbox..
Origin Premier is great if you like at least half of EA games.
Subscribing toa service so you can play mediocre games at best is laughable. You're paying money to have a "meh" time? Stop trying to save these brands. I rather pay 60 euros to play a game like God of War than pay 10 euros to waste valuable personal time in Anthem.
People actually thought this game would be good? After Andromeda? Bioware hasn't been Bioware for a long, long time.
Nice to see honest reviews. And not paid fake ones. Should be 5 tho.
Have you played it ?