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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2017, 11:47:50 AM »
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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2017, 11:53:32 AM »
Hahaha YES
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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2017, 12:05:10 PM »
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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2017, 12:05:36 PM »
Not bad.
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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2017, 01:13:14 PM »
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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #23 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

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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #24 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!

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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #25 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  :))

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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2019, 04:47:03 PM »
Guess it's because you can't fish up old worn boots in Anthem  :))

Literally unplayable. ;)

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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2019, 02:06:31 AM »
Well I just tried the demo and I was pretty underwhelmed.

  • You can only fly in short bursts and keep being dumped out of the sky, to wait for a recharge
  • Gunplay is very poor - the gun felt underpowered, unsatisfying and every enemy typically needed a whole magazine to kill.  Melee was more effective!  :idiot2:
  • Voice doesn't seem to be enabled by default making communication with my pub squad impossible - making the final puzzle of the mission almost impossible to get through
  • Loading times are horrid - missions don't take place in a single map and every transition to a different area involved staring at a loading screen for about 15 seconds - your squad is also forced to travel with you when you make the transition
  • Movement is clunky and slidey; lining up for a melee attack, for example, is a lot harder than it ought to be

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:

  • You're forced into first person in the main base - no hanging around showing off your warframe javelin, it seems - and you can't run either.  So you just traipse around the base until you finally get to whichever NPC you need to speak to
  • When you die you have to wait to be revived by a teammate.  So if you go down early and your squad are happily mopping up the enemy, expect to just stare at a respawn screen until someone finally comes to revive you, or the rest of the squad wipes
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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #28 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.
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Re: Anthem from Bioware
« Reply #29 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.