Wired: Despite coming from a great developer, the game is a big disappointment.
Well yeah, it says right there "opinion piece" It's the same opinion of most people that have played the game too, even if 5 people like it there are another 50 that don't pretty much.
So. Those "another 50" are opinions not initial concrete FACTS. I'm having fun playing Anthem & that's a (my) fact.
Another 50 that don't like when out of that 50 probably only 5 of them have actually played the game.
I think that's a huge exaggeration. But even if it were true it wouldn't turn those people's opinions into facts. If you polled a room full of 5,000 people and 3,500 of them said they prefer blondes it wouldn't mean that blondes are objectively better than brunettes, nor would it mean that those who prefer some other hair color are wrong. The same thing applies when it comes to games.
And where are you getting your numbers from? You got some sort of link backing up your claim with facts?
So you know the opinion of most people who play the game? Guys like you crack me up especially when you pull bs numbers out of your ass to back up your stupid claim.
It's not about can they fix it more like will they simply give up like EA did with mass effect which sold much better Any game can be fixed to make it fun so I don't agree. Today the original destiny, division and no man sky etc, are much better and more fun games than they were at launch. It will take time these GAAS games are worth playing after about 12-15 months after launch because that's when they are really ready to launch and have enough content
Everything is opinion when one talks about potential fun of any activity as it is 100% subjective.. The question is: Can you, or anyone really, that thinks the game is fun come up with an objective argument as to why you subjectively find it fun? Because I have yet to find one, and I can come up with several objectively based arguments that supports my subjective opinion. Mostly down to how the game mechanicly plays. Now that doesn't change the fact that fun is subjective and entirely beholden to the eye of the beholder, but I am just curious. If opinion is so worthless in your eyes, why are you even here?
Actually, if you look at most reviews they say that mechanically the game plays great. The flying and fighting is solid and smooth. Most people have issues with the lack of content, load screens, weapon differentiation, some bugs that need fixing, etc. If someone can have fun playing a game like Apex Legends, why can't the same be said of Anthem? It's interesting the different standards that are applied to certain games. Loading screens aside, the gameplay of Anthem is solid and as a fan of looter type games (Borderlands, Diablo) I am having quite a bit of fun with the game.
@atanasrikard citing someone elses opinion is not an objectively grounded argument though. I can f. Ex. Say that i find the gameplay boring because i don't like the shooting mechanics. That would be an opinion. But I could also say that the shooting mechanics are lacking in visceral feedback compared to most compareative titles. I. E. Most Guns shoot like laser pellet Guns and enemies are only in game lifebars. The mission design and enemy placement also rarely forces you to adapt your playstyle. Making most encounters into finding the high ground and camping out the waves og enemies. These are some objective observations that inform my opinion as to why I find it boring. Effectively it makes me feel like it plays like a dated action game, not an action game, nor an rpg. When you compare that to Destiny's visceral gunplay or the divisions tactical use of cover, you get an experience that feels lacking in the current loot grinder climate. So what objective observations inform your opinion?
Sometimes opinions are good, they can save me spending 60 bux on mediocrity as in this case.
Overwhelming majority of opinions
I'm only just started, but, man, this game feels like molasses compared to Destiny and Division. Lots of loading, very bloated NPC conversations that are pretty meaningless and not story relevant, mission designs that have you fly for a while from one spot to another to fight enemies. I hope it gets better, because so far it's not 'fun'. It's got a ton of potential with a new class system and a good set of differing abilities, but it's held back by artificial inflation of time for something that is designed to be a grind game as it is, which means lots of action with comparable loot potential, not less action as a means to further control loot.
This is fact.
And a very popular opinion at that.
You're way too protective when it comes to this game's reputation. The court of public opinion is pretty firm on the matter of Anthem, and you ARE an outlier. Hey, enjoy the game if you can, but you're not doing anyone (especially yourself) any favors.
They can't fix anything that's part of the initial design of the game where the game is worse at. Like the story and characters, or the fact that all loot is boring filler that offers no cosmetic changes while cosmetics are locked behind insane grind and the instanced areas can't ever be changed out. Only a sequel could fix it.
Never saw a Mastercraft, eh?
Just a decal on a regular weapon.
@LordoftheCritics, Pretty much like 90% of the other games with guns as loot. Change the color, graphic, maybe the sight or magazine, etc. At the end of the day, it's totally unimportant when you can't really see much detail when you are playing. It's the damage and how it operates that is important and they distinguish themselves pretty well in that respect. There are a lot of small changes and performance between an Armalite AR10 and an AR15, but visually they are the same to most people.
When I refer to loot I'm speaking of the armor parts, the weapons are a given. At least destiny had a system like this.
Could you milennials have survived prior generations where you didn't get any cosmetics? Ivm not defending this game, but you're crying that you can get different weapons, but not different colors.
I grew up with an SNES and genesis before going to PS1 and that is not the point here. Once you introduce an industry standard like autosave, moving both joysticks to aim and move, and progression. You don't just remove them, then fall back to "Well in previous generations..." this is not the previous generations. This is a big AAA project with millions behind it, and the fact they lock appearance options and progression behind a boring game and grind when that is the goal of the game is why it's bad.
@above I like your comment but it doesn't mean its correct. You are comparing actual industry evolution, like autosave and they way we play games, literally via our controllers and how they were updated into the great ergonomics devices we enjoy today and even enhance (in some cases) the way we play to inconsequencial, devoid of any functionality cosmetics... clearly you can see the flaw in your comment, right?
@ultra I'm comparing a lackluster progression system that has unsatisfying loot, in a game that is sold as a shoot n loot. That should be the part that does well right? Lack of appearance options is just icing on the cake. Besides everything Bioware has been sold over the decades as being pros at they failed miserably with in here.
Man, we should totally go back to the old days and not base the game on modern-day standards. But, hey, let's make it about Millennials as well, because those young people just don't understand how to compare the game they're playing now to the game they were playing two months ago. Look, no one is "crying" here, it's complaints. Otherwise aren't you just as much crying in your response? Don't belittle the conversation. Furthermore, people aren't complaining about different colors but the actual looks of weapons which includes colors. Just look at Destiny 1 and 2 and weapon look diversity within a specific type of weapons. There is obviously a massive difference between the two, and Destiny allows you to change the color of your weapons as well from the outset.
I wasn't aware that modern day standards demand that all games have cosmetics, let alone cosmetics that you can easily get. So, yes, you're acting entitled because a game doesn't have cosmetics. 5 years ago, you grinded these games without needing cosmetics. You'd play Halo or Call of Duty for hundreds of hours and have fun. I wasn't aware those games had all kinds of different looking weapons (they didn't). So, yes, I will indeed make fun of millennials (which I am myself) and them thinking they deserve everything for free and without effort.
The grind is not insane. You're making it seem like Battlefront II, stop.
Good thing the game is already fun to play
Yeah, this opinion piece is rather hilarious.... ly wrong.
I agree, love the game
Agreed, I'm having fun with it, and the fact that matchmaking never takes more than a few seconds, suggests that there are plenty of others who enjoy it too
I enjoy playing the game myself. The only thing that I could fault it for (in my opinion) is that there are way too many long loading times. I enjoy the gunplay and the world, enjoying the story too. But like everyone else here, it's my opinion.
I saw a lot of reviews and played the beta. The gameplay is super fun, the mechanic are awesome, and flying is the best ever, however, the problem is how the overall experience is underwhelming because of the mediocrity of EA, because of the loading screen, because of a lot of technical issues. Whenever they fix these issues, I think Anthem will become a good game.
This is all untrue. The game is really good. It's not even the tiniest bit mediocre.
What about releasing a patch which won't let you start the game, hence you will have to play something else ... more fun !! No ?
Couldn't wait 15 mins, lol? If you can't handle a patch then I don't know how you survive install times.
I had great hopes for this games as I am playing Tom Glancy Wildlands with a group of friends and we wanted a new coop game to play together. However all the negative reviews, the repetitive gameplay and glitches have brought this game down to its knees. Too bad ....
I remember when Warframe first came out it was unrecognisable from what it is today. It's a big ask for Anthem to do the same but it is theoretically possible for it to turn it around.
This is one of the top 3 third party publishers( by company value). They should have it near perfect day one.
Yep, because money means you can make perfection every time. No companies that are big or have a lot of money EVER make mistakes... /s
It means you shouldn't mislead and expect anyones sympathy.
Difference is, Warframe is & has always been free.
Yeah, but Warframe had the backing of 26 million registered losers.
Losers? Maybe they enjoyed the game Why shit on people when it actually did alright. Unlike Anthem which has done terrible.
Just went right over your head didn't it Foxtrot... >_> https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Maybe you should tell better jokes then...
Maybe you should educate yourself before spouting something ignorant then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Anthem’s core gameplay is already fun to play. The only problems are Fort Tasis, the loading time, and the nonsensical story.
whats fun about repetadly fighting exact same thing..guarding same thing theres no mission design
Because that is the core gameplay of a looter shooter game? If you gonna fault Anthem for this then you should fault every other looter shooter games out there.
I read that as non-sexual story. lol
Glad to know wired can see into the future. /sarcasm
Give it a year or so and it could actually be good. It was the same for warframe, destiny, the division, and even mmorgps like ff14 and the old republic. Sad games are released like this nowadays overhyped and too ambitious to be made real like no mans sky, launched as utter trash. The technical issues really need to be worked on even with the latest patch. As long as expansions and dlcs are free, Ill keep my eye on how it goes for this game in the future. The microtransactions arent so bad atm either but ea could f up and ruin it anytime.
Fundamentally disagree. The core gameplay is FANTASTIC. It needs the ability to grow into what it will become.
Of course they can. We've seen some titles become much better and fleshed out to various degrees over time such the the division,no mans sky and final fantasy online. The question shouldn't be can they but will they. Will they take the time, effort and resources to overhaul some systems and add meaningful mission content. Only time will tell.
I enjoy the game....Could definitely use some missions where you are racing from Point A to Point B across the map, or even chasing down enemies across the map.
I’m having a blast. 30+ hours in not even at max level yet. There needs to be a bit more variety to the enemies, but I’ll be honest the mobility in this game makes for a much more fun experience than The Division and I loved that game too.
"No Amount of Patches Could Make 'Anthem' Fun to Play" "In my opinion"
Its not cool when people do that: "In my opinion" stuff.If it's an opinion it's an opinion. No need to point that out for him.
But how many of the opinions on this game are from people who have actually played the game and how many are from people with an axe to grind. EA have so much baggage these days it would nearly need to be the best game ever made to please some people
I guess I’m having fun wrong, having a blast with it.
You just didn't buy a high enough tier
The game is selling well though, more proof that general population are morons and deserve what they get.