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Title: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on June 10, 2017, 03:39:58 PM
Very short trailer here, with more to be revealed at E3 in the next few days. So far we know there is a giant wall, monsters, a sci-fi theme and power armor.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: WargamerJoe on June 12, 2017, 03:24:07 AM
Will be keeping an eye on this one with interest.

Never played Destiny and I'm not sure I will - mainly because I wouldn't want to play it on my own and my friends probably won't get it at this stage. But this is more The Division than it is Destiny (although The Division was also trying to be 'like' Destiny) and I really enjoyed my time with the Division so this could be cool

Cringe-worthy how staged the gameplay trailer was during the MS conference.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 12, 2017, 05:12:36 AM
Anything with power armor is pretty much an instant buy for me.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on June 12, 2017, 06:20:04 AM
Barbie Power Armor vs. My Little Pony Cataphract Builder?
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 12, 2017, 06:28:38 AM
Barbie Power Armor vs. My Little Pony Cataphract Builder?

Yup.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on June 12, 2017, 06:38:58 AM
Cataphracts - everyone loves'em.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Manassassas on June 12, 2017, 07:59:21 AM
I genuinely thought "Anthem from Bioware" meant they had released some sort of company song for a second. Then I realised it's just some new game. Disappointing.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on June 12, 2017, 08:02:05 AM
I'll have the corporate anthem up in a bit.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: jamus34 on June 12, 2017, 08:14:57 AM
I'll have the corporate anthem up in a bit.

Is it the imperial death match?

After the shitshow Bioware's last two releases have been I cannot say I'm even cautiously optimistic. I'm firmly in the realm of guilty until proven innocent, i.e. Prove to me that you are making a good game not one to sell to the brainwashed masses
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 12, 2017, 08:38:57 AM
I'll have the corporate anthem up in a bit.

Is it the imperial death match?

After the shitshow Bioware's last two releases have been I cannot say I'm even cautiously optimistic. I'm firmly in the realm of guilty until proven innocent, i.e. Prove to me that you are making a good game not one to sell to the brainwashed masses

But...but...its got power armor!?!
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on June 12, 2017, 09:01:26 AM
Power Armor Strumpet!
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2017, 09:04:21 AM
Cataphract lover!
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: glen55 on June 12, 2017, 10:21:49 AM
I'll have the corporate anthem up in a bit.

Is it the imperial death match?

After the shitshow Bioware's last two releases have been I cannot say I'm even cautiously optimistic. I'm firmly in the realm of guilty until proven innocent, i.e. Prove to me that you are making a good game not one to sell to the brainwashed masses

Did you play Andromeda, or just take somebody's word for it? If you played, how much?

IOW, I disagree. See my review at http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=19143.90 (scroll down).

Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: WargamerJoe on June 12, 2017, 10:52:19 AM
People also sometimes forget that Bioware is made up of several studios. AFAIK, Anthem is being made by Bioware Edmonton who are the original Bioware studio and who made the Mass Effect Trilogy and the Dragon Age games.

Bioware Montreal made Mass Effect: Andromeda though, and before that they made the Mass Effect DLCs.

So there's still hope, but The Division encountered a lot of problems trying to do a game almost exactly like this. Hopefully Bioware/EA observed that process and learnt.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on June 12, 2017, 11:46:31 AM
This is turning into a Total War style, steel cage thread. FIGHT!
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2017, 11:47:50 AM
(https://margethelarge.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/let-them-fight.jpg)
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on June 12, 2017, 11:53:32 AM
Hahaha YES
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: glen55 on June 12, 2017, 12:05:10 PM
(http://img11.deviantart.net/9c4c/i/2010/041/4/4/__i_have_to_go_____by_rub_a_duckie.jpg)
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on June 12, 2017, 12:05:36 PM
Not bad.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: JasonPratt on June 12, 2017, 01:13:14 PM
(https://margethelarge.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/let-them-fight.jpg)

Godzilla: Total War
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Tpek on February 01, 2019, 10:09:41 AM
The Anthem PC demo is now freely available via Origin.

It's actually pretty fun, though could use some improvements.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 01, 2019, 10:18:22 AM
I'll try the demo on PS4 this weekend, but from what I've seen so far it looks like a poor man's Warframe.  I'll give it a go with an open mind though.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: WargamerJoe on February 01, 2019, 10:24:08 AM
I'll be trying out the demo on PS4 with my mates this weekend too.

We're deciding if we want to grab this, or The Division 2 which launches a few weeks later.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Tpek on February 01, 2019, 10:46:51 AM
I'll try the demo on PS4 this weekend, but from what I've seen so far it looks like a poor man's Warframe.  I'll give it a go with an open mind though.

Funny thing to say considering Warframe is free and Anthem is expensive :P
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 01, 2019, 11:24:38 AM
We're deciding if we want to grab this, or The Division 2 which launches a few weeks later.

I had the same dilemma briefly, but then I realised that I'm more or less guaranteed to like TD2 so I'm going with it.  I'm just trying Anthem out of curiosity.

Tpek: Haha, yes, but Anthem - from what I've seen so far - seems to be a much less fun version of the same game. ;)

Besides, I've probably spent more money on Warframe than any other game in my life!
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Tpek on February 01, 2019, 02:40:20 PM
We're deciding if we want to grab this, or The Division 2 which launches a few weeks later.

I had the same dilemma briefly, but then I realised that I'm more or less guaranteed to like TD2 so I'm going with it.  I'm just trying Anthem out of curiosity.

Tpek: Haha, yes, but Anthem - from what I've seen so far - seems to be a much less fun version of the same game. ;)

Besides, I've probably spent more money on Warframe than any other game in my life!

Guess it's because you can't fish up old worn boots in Anthem  :))
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 01, 2019, 04:47:03 PM
Guess it's because you can't fish up old worn boots in Anthem  :))

Literally unplayable. ;)
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 02, 2019, 02:06:31 AM
Well I just tried the demo and I was pretty underwhelmed.


Finally, when we did complete the mission, the game promptly crashed so I couldn't even see the results.  Fucking brilliant.

I doubt I'll play it again.

Edit: I forgot another couple of bits:

Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 02, 2019, 06:12:03 AM
^you are unabashedly biased so your insights and feelings on this game must be treated with suspicion and caution. Sort of like Gus’ underwear.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Tpek on February 02, 2019, 06:13:10 AM
Oh gawd those Base parts...
The way you have to move so very slowly and can't even jump just drove me insane.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Yskonyn on February 02, 2019, 06:40:49 AM
I keep receiving ‘Error in retrieving Anthem live service data’.
Not played a single minute yet. 🤔
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 02, 2019, 06:42:29 AM
^ biased!
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Yskonyn on February 02, 2019, 07:28:38 AM
How is sharing I keep getting an error has got anything to do with being biased, you nobber!
Your underpants is biased (and coloured. from the inside.)

 :uglystupid2:  ;)
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 02, 2019, 08:29:53 AM
I'm absolutely not biased actually.  I want more options for gamers, and I won't be playing Warframe forever.  I wanted Anthem to be good.

I will call a spade a spade though, and Anthem - based on what I've seen so far - is not very good.  At all.  I'm also amused, in a morbid fashion, that EA/Bioware can't match what a little indie studio in Canada can do.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: jamus34 on February 02, 2019, 08:59:33 AM
I was amazed that this thing completely taxed my CPU - went up to 55-60% usage.

My PC has a little age on it but this is just plain silly / lazy.

I'm also firmly in the mindset of never buying an EA game at full price - EVER.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 02, 2019, 09:30:05 AM
You warframe guys sure cant take a joke.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 02, 2019, 10:01:50 AM
I did realise you were only half serious Jarhead, but I thought it was a point worth making.

And it has nothing to do with being a "Warframe guy", don't be silly.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 02, 2019, 10:04:50 AM
I actually wasnt serious at all. I haven't seen a positive review of the anthem demo yet. You're not the only one that doesnt like it.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 02, 2019, 10:26:39 AM
Yeah, and it's a damn shame.  When I saw the first gameplay video months ago I was pretty excited about it.

I guess some of the issues will be cleared up in time; I'll take another look at it much later on.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Tpek on February 02, 2019, 12:04:10 PM
I actually wasnt serious at all. I haven't seen a positive review of the anthem demo yet. You're not the only one that doesnt like it.

Wait... is there a chance you'll actually be passing on this game???
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2019, 12:08:30 PM
Pfft - like I wear underwear.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: SirAndrewD on February 02, 2019, 12:26:46 PM
Pfft - like I wear underwear.

They make underwear that small?
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 02, 2019, 12:33:42 PM
Pfft - like I wear underwear.

They make underwear that small?

Custom tailored...a thimble with a rubber band.
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: SirAndrewD on February 02, 2019, 01:08:31 PM

Custom tailored...a thimble with a rubber band.

That should more than.....cover it. 
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2019, 01:26:48 PM
Not according to your mom(s).
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 02, 2019, 02:44:22 PM
Not according to your mom(s).

 :DD :hide: :timeout:
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: SirAndrewD on February 02, 2019, 02:49:18 PM
Not according to your mom(s).

 :bd:
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2019, 05:16:00 PM
 :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Anthem from Bioware
Post by: WargamerJoe on February 04, 2019, 02:50:12 AM
Managed two pretty decent sessions of the Beta over the weekend. Only got to Level 13 because the end-demo dungeon has a crash bug in it so we kept getting dropped, but I did unlock a new Javelin - chose the Storm, which is fun when you learn how to use it properly.

Me and my friend group have adopted a 'wait and see' attitude on both this and The Division 2, and playing hasn't changed that for me. I think I'm still leaning towards D2 at the moment, but only because I miss having a cover system.

But there are bits of Anthem I enjoyed and can appreciate. A little bit underwhelmed by the 'archetypes' the game offers to you - I'd quite happily main as the jack-of-all-trades Ranger, but it seems to not have anything it genuinely excels in. Diversity in itself is not a strength in a game about numbers.

I had fun with the Storm, don't get be wrong... just got to float about like some kind of badass and rain lightening down on people.

My two friends each tried the Colossus and the Interceptor... the Interceptor's melee focus sounds interesting on paper but not sure how well it fits into this particular game. I'm reminded of how uncomfortable melee is in Warframe.

Colossus is just a tank with a literal shield - it's never been an archetype I've been drawn too.

Yeah it was ok. Fights are chaotic and it can be hard to know what's going on (which made me miss cover). A lot of things didn't explain themselves that well, and we didn't make use of combos as much as we could of. Technical performance of the demo was largely good, except for the dungeon crash.