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Title: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 11, 2017, 05:43:48 AM
BioWare's brand new IP revealed. More revealed at Microsoft's E3 Briefing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLLy6qvPKpdlV3OAw00EuZMoYPz4pYuwuN&v=wi0Uq7QmKm4
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 12, 2017, 08:38:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL5GSfs9fi4
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on June 12, 2017, 08:44:45 AM
Looks interesting, hopefully more details via interviews.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on June 12, 2017, 03:57:25 PM
Wow that's amazing. Looks like Destiny originally promised to be.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 12, 2017, 04:21:25 PM
Definitely looks like one to keep an eye on.

https://youtu.be/a5U2afQTQs4
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: kunfushun on June 12, 2017, 04:27:01 PM
This looks good! Is this xbox exclusive?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Ant on June 12, 2017, 04:30:08 PM
Let's hope it lives up to the hype.  Looks really interesting for now.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 12, 2017, 04:33:41 PM
This looks good! Is this xbox exclusive?

No not Xbox exclusive
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on June 16, 2017, 12:45:09 PM
Some initial DF analysis indicates that Anthem was indeed running on XBOX, but it was checkerboard rendering - not native 4k. Still looks amazing, but the ground texture load in was also pointed out and was quite noticeable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3E5L2sOvNI

Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 28, 2017, 09:12:23 AM
https://youtu.be/fQXlDxL3t-A
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on October 16, 2017, 09:59:18 AM
https://youtu.be/j04h8gZUbL0
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on November 06, 2017, 07:48:40 PM
I wish this was out now..
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on November 06, 2017, 08:08:40 PM
Beta end of this year is it?

Looks good but ... it’s from EA!
so don’t wanna have my hopes up.


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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on November 06, 2017, 08:23:25 PM
I’m expecting release end of next year. Beta around July/August is my guess
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on November 06, 2017, 08:45:07 PM
I’m expecting release end of next year. Beta around July/August is my guess

Ambitious. I reckon we'll see it slip to March 2019 after a delay to miss Holiday 2018. EA will not want their Destiny Killer to turn into another Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: ChaoticConvict on November 08, 2017, 09:51:09 PM
I'm really interested in this game myself. At the moment it won't take much to kill off destiny. Although bungie have their dlc to right the ship so to speak

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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on November 09, 2017, 08:38:30 AM
I'm interested to see how this pans out.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on November 09, 2017, 08:40:36 AM
Omg, you spoke in the first person!? Are you unwell??
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on November 09, 2017, 08:42:32 AM
Omg, you spoke in the first person!? Are you unwell??

Spaz was busy talking to the other voices.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on November 09, 2017, 08:43:02 AM
Omg, you spoke in the first person!? Are you unwell??
ROFL....comment of the year

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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on November 09, 2017, 08:57:09 AM
Omg, you spoke in the first person!? Are you unwell??
ROFL....comment of the year

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That's a bit of a stretch! Spaz has been bringing the zing all year!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on November 09, 2017, 09:41:55 AM
Omg, you spoke in the first person!? Are you unwell??
ROFL....comment of the year


That's a bit of a stretch! Spaz has been bringing the zing all year!

Yes, but when someone zings the zing-master, does this not mean the master has been out-zinged? :troll: bravo Auldar
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: elrast333 on November 09, 2017, 09:06:31 PM
i really hope bungie management is looking at this and thinking.... EA's wanting to take our lunch money
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on November 15, 2017, 09:55:00 AM
EA's wanting to take our lunch money

Let's just hope it's not via Loot boxes a-la EA's two recent fiasco's with SWBF2 and NFS...

Speaking of, Bioware devs weigh in on the loot box situation:

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I hear you. We’re talking a fair bit about this at the moment. I can’t really talk about it too much, but it’s an ongoing discussion.

And if it helps at all, we’re gamers too. A bunch of folks on the team have similar positions on monetization… so that perspective is definitely represented.

I think it has more to do with the philosophy around it, the first thing that most people do is look at the value of the “sweat currency” as compared to the premium currency.

Personally I prefer games where the ratio is somewhat reasonable… ie: I can reasonably acquire currencies to purchase things through regular play.

Personally, I also don’t like it when some things are only available for premium purchase.

Whilst it's nice to see the devs state, publicly, that they aren't a fan of loot boxes, in the end, this will be an EA published game and I wouldn't be surprised if this creeps into it somehow.

https://wccftech.com/anthem-dev-talks-loot-boxes/
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on November 15, 2017, 10:08:54 AM
EA will want further profits as do BioWare/DICE/Ghost Games and most likely Respawn in the next Titanfall.

EA and its children companies are all guilty here, they all want extra profits and every company out there in this industry are continuing to push slowly to see where the limits are, fortunately, EA, DICE and Ghost Games found that limit this year and the pushback will hopefully make it clear to other companies that rewards that benefit the whale over the normal gamer is not on and will give them time to tune for 2018 releases.

COSMETICS ONLY

Really not excited about any EA titles anymore.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on November 15, 2017, 10:11:35 AM
Yeah I'm brushing EA titles until they say no more micro-transactions. Either make all the games free to play with in game purchases or take my $100 at purchase and that's it.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on December 18, 2017, 09:14:48 AM
https://youtu.be/J-qFtMZdZy8
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 31, 2018, 09:43:07 AM
Delayed until early 2019

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/01/biowares-anthem-officially-delayed-to-2019/
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 31, 2018, 10:07:37 AM
Delayed until early 2019

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/01/biowares-anthem-officially-delayed-to-2019/

Redesign to remove loot boxes?  :troll:
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 31, 2018, 10:54:47 AM
Redesign to remove loot boxes?  :troll:

Probably closer to the truth than any excuse we'll hear.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on January 31, 2018, 11:50:28 AM
Bugger. I'd rather they're happy with the product when it ships than compromises like D1/D2
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 10, 2018, 05:29:09 AM
https://youtu.be/ZFwylDNpgFc
https://youtu.be/qEVHUTlNJNo
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on June 10, 2018, 10:36:59 AM
Shut up and take my money!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on June 10, 2018, 02:23:57 PM
(https://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/5136c62b07be1.png)
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on June 13, 2018, 12:22:38 PM
What did they confirm about loot-boxes? Just cosmetics? Spaz is on a EA loot-box ban!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 13, 2018, 12:30:32 PM
What did they confirm about loot-boxes? Just cosmetics? Spaz is on a EA loot-box ban!

I believe they said you can buy what you want from the store, no lootboxes.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on June 13, 2018, 12:32:07 PM
What did they confirm about loot-boxes? Just cosmetics? Spaz is on a EA loot-box ban!

I believe they said you can buy what you want from the store, no lootboxes.

Pay to win! Awesome!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on June 13, 2018, 09:29:05 PM
What did they confirm about loot-boxes? Just cosmetics? Spaz is on a EA loot-box ban!

I believe they said you can buy what you want from the store, no lootboxes.

Pay to win! Awesome!

Just cosmetics mentioned so far - no randomisation
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on June 15, 2018, 08:29:11 PM
Pre-ordered the Legion of Dawn edition. Can't wait for this. Hoping it's what I was originally expecting from Destiny..
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on June 17, 2018, 08:57:27 AM
Pre-ordered the Legion of Dawn edition. Can't wait for this. Hoping it's what I was originally expecting from Destiny..

Is the preorder just some extra skin stuff?


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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on June 17, 2018, 11:11:08 AM
I Dunno. Some kind of banner too
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on June 21, 2018, 10:01:56 AM
Spaz is waiting for early reviews. If they put a ban on reviews Spaz will brush it.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 06, 2018, 02:44:23 AM
https://youtu.be/p-nKttWT7JM
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on July 06, 2018, 08:50:36 AM
Can't wait to play this!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on July 06, 2018, 09:02:19 AM
Spaz gets less and less excited with every new clip. Looks like it has less of a story that Destiny!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on October 04, 2018, 07:46:39 AM
Spaz gets less and less excited with every new clip. Looks like it has less of a story that Destiny!

I can't say the hype is there for me, either. Just really worried it's going to be something completely different to what I expect it to be but then again, I felt the same about Destiny before it released then loved it once I got my hands on it so we'll see.

No season pass for DLC too so that's a win.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on October 04, 2018, 08:27:33 AM
Spaz gets less and less excited with every new clip. Looks like it has less of a story that Destiny!

I can't say the hype is there for me, either. Just really worried it's going to be something completely different to what I expect it to be but then again, I felt the same about Destiny before it released then loved it once I got my hands on it so we'll see.

No season pass for DLC too so that's a win.

I'm in no way going to let myself get hyped for this at all, frankly after the let down of destiny 2 and this game being made by EA, hopes are about as low as they can be. I'll be keeping an eye on it and definitely not ruling out buying it, but wont be boarding any hype trains any time soon.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Auldar on October 04, 2018, 09:00:18 AM
I pre-ordered a while ago. My hype has died down a bit. Still looking forward to release but expectations have been lowered.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on October 04, 2018, 01:25:53 PM
Yeh I'm also not boarding the hype train. That being said it looks nice and I hope it's good
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on October 29, 2018, 09:26:47 AM
https://youtu.be/s9JzzfWr138
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on October 29, 2018, 10:14:57 AM
This is looking more and more like Destiny.

Not sure about this
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on October 29, 2018, 11:21:21 AM
This is looking more and more like Destiny.

Not sure about this

Destiny with Iron Man suits... the more I see of the game the more questions I have.. still interested but not in a pre-order kind of way :troll:
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on November 02, 2018, 10:07:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yqWEY5oY7M
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on December 07, 2018, 01:57:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZizDqnz7oY
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on December 10, 2018, 06:44:48 AM
Open demo feb 1-3. Preorder demo a week or two earlier.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on December 10, 2018, 08:43:16 AM
Streamer Breaks Anthem NDA, Loses Entire Library (https://www.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/a4c6tj/streamer_breaks_anthem_nda_loses_entire_library/)  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on December 17, 2018, 06:25:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oun01dEajWc

LOL - some of the comments on Youtube  :troll:

Quote
Destiny 3 looks amazing

Quote
Destiny 3 still looks like trash

Quote
Destiny 2.0 already selling DLC.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on December 18, 2018, 09:02:59 AM
LOL - some of the comments on Youtube  :troll:

Quote
Destiny 3 looks amazing

Quote
Destiny 3 still looks like trash

Quote
Destiny 2.0 already selling DLC.

LOL... well.. umm.. no comment (if I talk about it will I still be breaking the alpha NDA) :troll:
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on December 19, 2018, 10:03:59 AM
https://youtu.be/KJM9Zq5Ll94
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on December 19, 2018, 10:26:22 AM
Spaz still hasn't decided on Anthem or not yet?

How many people are going to get this?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on December 19, 2018, 10:38:43 AM
Spaz still hasn't decided on Anthem or not yet?

How many people are going to get this?

I'm still on the fence, looks like it could be good, but I have almost the exact same concerns with it that I had with Destiny, which is largely end game content. I wont be pre-ordering but a cheap day 1 price could convince me to jump in, Tobor is also keeping an eye on this.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on December 19, 2018, 03:06:04 PM
I cancelled my preorder and bought Beat Saber instead. I am worried about end-game content too.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on December 19, 2018, 03:22:48 PM
Spaz still hasn't decided on Anthem or not yet?

How many people are going to get this?

I am on the no side of the fence for now. I have not seen anything compelling about the game, but one pro is that the devs can fully concentrate on the PvE experience. Another pro is there will be matchmaking - afaik for everything in the game.

There will be an open demo Feb 1st-3rd which I will probably try out.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on December 19, 2018, 03:28:12 PM
I'll wait till after release for this one.

All they've shown us so far is 'kill trash mob, trash mob , trash mob , boss'

Although that can be fun in a group, and gathering loot is always addictive, right now it isn't that compelling to me.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on January 07, 2019, 05:41:49 PM
https://youtu.be/yJo19lIZWJY
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 09, 2019, 10:10:24 AM
https://youtu.be/XZwd1HvKNUg
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 09, 2019, 10:46:38 AM
Decent video giving a breakdown on each Javelin type all in one video rather than having to watch multiple:

https://youtu.be/rmyybZXymzo
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 15, 2019, 11:05:25 AM
https://youtu.be/OLsHdqHR0-E
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 17, 2019, 09:41:25 AM
https://youtu.be/tbJW4NiFPs8
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 18, 2019, 08:23:15 AM
Spaz still isn't sure about this one.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 18, 2019, 10:31:56 AM
Spaz still isn't sure about this one.

I'm still on the fence, I had fun in the alpha though, might come down to if Tobor gets it, been a long time since I've played a game with dad so it could be fun.


https://youtu.be/2drI_iT4NUg
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on January 18, 2019, 01:17:19 PM
Spaz still isn't sure about this one.

Plenty of time to check it out - there will be streams starting soon, and open demo at the start of Feb. Keep in mind that the full extent of microtransactions will not be revealed anytime soon.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 18, 2019, 02:56:02 PM
Spaz still isn't sure about this one.

Plenty of time to check it out - there will be streams starting soon, and open demo at the start of Feb. Keep in mind that the full extent of microtransactions will not be revealed anytime soon.

They have continuously said microtransactions will be cosmetic only, though I guess its EA so that is always open to debate.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on January 18, 2019, 03:06:02 PM
Spaz still isn't sure about this one.

Plenty of time to check it out - there will be streams starting soon, and open demo at the start of Feb. Keep in mind that the full extent of microtransactions will not be revealed anytime soon.

They have continuously said microtransactions will be cosmetic only, though I guess its EA so that is always open to debate.

"Cosmetic only" doesnt describe how intrusive they will be.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on January 20, 2019, 08:28:24 AM
I haven't followed this much but see it's out soon, Feb 22 I think.
Just watched the latest video and I'm not really sold.
Regarding microtransactions, EA has basically adopted it as part of their revenue stream. They make more money off Fifa UT annually than actual game sales across all titles. With the SW battlefront backlash it will be interesting how they try to keep gamers happy as well as shareholders.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on January 21, 2019, 08:38:47 PM
https://youtu.be/c36sp-qK9EI
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on January 23, 2019, 12:14:16 PM
Demo is now out for download on PSN

https://store.playstation.com/en-au/product/EP0006-CUSA13062_00-ANTHEM1TEST00000

Xbox

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/p/anthem-demo/bpnv42605mmw

VIP Demo, you had to have preordered and redeemed the code on your EA account to gain access.

Hmm... might be server-side access permissions? I seem to be able to download it on my alt account too.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 23, 2019, 12:26:54 PM
VIP Demo, you had to have preordered and redeemed the code on your EA account to gain access.

Hmm... might be server-side access permissions? I seem to be able to download it on my alt account too.

Pretty sure anyone can download the demo as it'll be the same client used for both the closed and open demo. I believe in the demo itself it'll ask you to sign into your EA account to verify preorder?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on January 23, 2019, 12:51:55 PM
VIP Demo, you had to have preordered and redeemed the code on your EA account to gain access.

Hmm... might be server-side access permissions? I seem to be able to download it on my alt account too.

Pretty sure anyone can download the demo as it'll be the same client used for both the closed and open demo. I believe in the demo itself it'll ask you to sign into your EA account to verify preorder?

Yeah, more than likely.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on January 23, 2019, 01:29:19 PM
Demo is now out for download on PSN

https://store.playstation.com/en-au/product/EP0006-CUSA13062_00-ANTHEM1TEST00000

Xbox

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/p/anthem-demo/bpnv42605mmw

VIP Demo, you had to have preordered and redeemed the code on your EA account to gain access.

Hmm... might be server-side access permissions? I seem to be able to download it on my alt account too.

26.8GB on psn
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on January 23, 2019, 01:43:39 PM
I can invite 3 people to play the VIP Demo via a referral link.

I was going to post it but I reckon bots or randoms will claim all 3 so just let me know if you want to try it out as you don't have a preorder and I will PM the link.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 23, 2019, 01:45:34 PM
I can invite 3 people to play the VIP Demo via a referral link.

I was going to post it but I reckon bots or randoms will claim all 3 so just let me know if you want to try it out as you don't have a preorder and I will PM the link.

Spaz would like a go @Slayer7744

This seems an odd demo/beta. Spaz is on the fence and a good demo will make a pre-order but no demo because of no pre-order won't make Spaz pre-order. Such a dilemma  :P
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 23, 2019, 01:54:41 PM
Thanks @Slayer7744

Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on January 23, 2019, 02:31:29 PM
I'd be keen to try it, but what's the time limit? I'm a little busy for the next couple of nights so if it's only for 24 hours or something stupid it'll be better to go to someone else
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 23, 2019, 02:36:01 PM
I can invite 3 people to play the VIP Demo via a referral link.

I was going to post it but I reckon bots or randoms will claim all 3 so just let me know if you want to try it out as you don't have a preorder and I will PM the link.

Spaz would like a go @Slayer7744

This seems an odd demo/beta. Spaz is on the fence and a good demo will make a pre-order but no demo because of no pre-order won't make Spaz pre-order. Such a dilemma  :P

There is an open demo next weekend so anyone can try it then pre-order free. The demo itself is a demo, not a beta;

From a tweet from one of the devs:
- we start you in the middle
- no tutorials
- no pilot picker
- balance is super different
- economy is completely different
- 6 weeks less bug fixes

I'd be keen to try it, but what's the time limit? I'm a little busy for the next couple of nights so if it's only for 24 hours or something stupid it'll be better to go to someone else

VIP Demo
Start – 3am Syd/Mel, Sat 26 Jan
End – 2pm Syd/Mel, Mon 28 Jan

Public Demo
Start – 3am Syd/Mel, Sat 2 Feb
End – 2pm Syd/Mel, Mon 4 Feb
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: mimix on January 23, 2019, 07:12:15 PM
26.8GB on psn

That's me out then. Damn nbn still dragging the freaking chain on my connection even though all external work is done.
I'm not dropping 27GB on a mobile plan.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on January 26, 2019, 09:43:06 AM
I will definitely be trying out the storm javelin next weekend, combat looks decent.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 26, 2019, 12:25:02 PM
Demo is pretty rough, had it crash during an expedition, but it let me rejoin so that's good, but I'm having it lock up constantly at a cutscene now which is frustrating as I just unlocked the interceptor to try
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on January 26, 2019, 05:49:30 PM
Only played 1 mission so far, but am not really feeling that engaged with it.
Shooting a tonne of trash mobs for no real reason (coz it's hard to pay attention to the story details in a multilayer game) .. shrug

I'll try it again later, but I've had enough of all the loading screens for now, especially since they never actually load about 50% of the time
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 28, 2019, 09:19:01 AM
Spaz hasn't had any issues with it and found it ok but knowing EA the cash grab will be very strong in this one. Spaz isn't sure if he wants to invest in another Destiny type game. Other than that it seems ok to Spaz but a lot of people are saying the demo is from a build 6 weeks ago and the actual game has already changed. Spaz doesn't see the point of a demo that isn't the release product, that's for betas.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 28, 2019, 01:23:28 PM
The demo was a bit of a shit show with connection issues and crashes. Whether the demo is a 6 week old build or not it's quite concerning the amount of glaring issues it has when it's so close to launch.

In saying that, when it did work, I had a lot of fun with it. It has a decent story and some deep lore if you choose to pay attention to it (aka walk around the fort and talk to people, pick up codex entries etc.) and the general gameplay loop is satisfying enough. If they fix the connection and crashing issues then I could see myself having some fun with this.

They opened up to allowed you to use all the javelins near the end of the demo. Interceptor is definitely my favourite, followed by storm, ranger and colossus.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on January 28, 2019, 02:24:00 PM
The only thing worrying me about the game is the performance. The frame-rate is bad, I can't see how much better it could be in the final build. Obviously, no-one has seen the final build so it could be a consistent 30fps but I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on January 28, 2019, 04:51:13 PM
I'm gonna need to do a bit of a raz rant on this one I think.

Firstly, I was interested to see what this game was like, but never overly excited as per my previous posts in this thread. Thanks to Slayer, I did get to try it out.......and in fact spent many, many hours over the weekend giving it a crack. Needless to say, many of those hours were spent looking at loading screens, but we'll get to that.

I've been advocating for BF5 ever since Beta. Although it was buggy and flawed, I have always proclaimed that the underlying game mechanics are awesome. Over 200 hours into release, I still hold that opinion.
I feel that Anthem is kinda in the same boat. Thanks EA for obviously rushing another game out for release.

Holy fuck. Lets all acknowledge that a demo that they charged people money for, 4 weeks out from release, for a multiplayer game, that is this utterly fucking broken is an absolute disgrace. The fanbois that have been proclaiming 'its 6 weeks old though!' need to get a fucking grip on reality. Buyer beware on this product.
If this was an Alpha 12 months from release, it would be great. But a Demo 1 month from release. Words cannot explain.

I wont rehash all the server issues, infinite loading and lag issues since they have all been acknowledged. But I will add;
- the menus are sluggish
- grouping is a fucking nightmare. I'll invite people to my group, they load into the 'pre expedition' screen, it shows me as 'ready' even though i am walking around talking to NPCs. No one knows. We just sit there doing our thing patiently waiting for everyone else until we realise we are all waiting on nobody.
- the difficulty selection doesnt seem to work properly, or at least people cant see what difficultly you have actually selected
- joining someone is next to impossible. You pretty much need an invite
- having to matchmake to get into free roam is shit. Especially since you cant make it private, and there is 99% your group wont make it into the game together
- Social tab is shithouse. My Expedition tab usually shows a random subset of Friends. The Friends tab often shows nothing. Usually I cant find all the Friends i want that need an invite. Jesus christ.
- the LOADING times are horrific

I feel like i've barely scratched the surface.

As far as the story is concerned........having a single player story put into a multiplayer game simply doesnt work for me. It doesnt matter how respectful your chat group is, someone is always bound to talk over some in game NPC that you are trying to listen to. Then, you feel obligated to rush around since other people might be waiting for you. Or, you finish talking to all the NPCs but someone else is taking forever to get ready. AND, to fucking top this all off, they thought it was a brilliant idea to force you into a single player only space where you cant even see anyone and dont know where they are and if they are fucking ready! Omfg

BUT

Wow, the game mechanics are really actually very good. The flying, hovering, shooting, moving, combos........feels great. The guns, powers and even customization options are awesome.

I really, really liked playing it. Mrs Potts also enjoyed it, so we are actually keen to buy this fucking thing. But it certainly wont be on release day until I read a tonne of reviews and watch the general release issues.
Pretty sure I wont enjoy playing the Story with people, but the strikes, free roam, and so forth is where this game is at. No idea what / how much content there will be though, nor am I clear on future plans, content, DLC.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 28, 2019, 05:33:21 PM

If this was an Alpha 12 months from release, it would be great. But a Demo 1 month from release. Words cannot explain.



The worrying thing is that the alpha was actually a hell of a lot more smoother and stable.. Dont know what the hell happened since then.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on January 28, 2019, 06:06:45 PM

If this was an Alpha 12 months from release, it would be great. But a Demo 1 month from release. Words cannot explain.



The worrying thing is that the alpha was actually a hell of a lot more smoother and stable.. Dont know what the hell happened since then.

So I'm not crazy, it actually was more stable!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 28, 2019, 07:01:07 PM

If this was an Alpha 12 months from release, it would be great. But a Demo 1 month from release. Words cannot explain.



The worrying thing is that the alpha was actually a hell of a lot more smoother and stable.. Dont know what the hell happened since then.

So I'm not crazy, it actually was more stable!

Definitely the case in my opinion. I only really experienced some rubber banding in free roam in the alpha. No crashes, no fails to load and no real noticeable dips in frame rate. This 'demo' had all of this and more.

The devs have been pretty open and honest in their communications and stated they're working on patching a lot of the issues before the open demo next weekend, hopefully they can offer a better experience as I've really enjoyed the game when it works.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on January 29, 2019, 05:54:04 AM
No idea what / how much content there will be though, nor am I clear on future plans, content, DLC.
I heard there will be 3 strikes on launch (including the one in the demo).
General consensus online is similiar to what you express Raz. When it works it's fun. But loading screen, bugs so close to launch are concerning. Players who have had private access generally seem to agree that it's fun but needed more time in development (some say cause it doesn't gave enough content). It all well and good if it's fun and the campaign works, but if it does due to no end game content like the Division did, loosing a large player base might be fatal for Bioware.

Unfortunately with EA's recent practises, declining stocks and needing for this to make a lot of money, I feel like Bioware with EA are in the same position bungie was with Activision/ destiny.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on January 29, 2019, 06:25:38 AM
https://youtu.be/ifrJvmfiKzI
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 29, 2019, 09:33:43 AM
I heard there will be 3 strikes on launch (including the one in the demo).

Doesnt seem like a lot, hopefully the story missions and free roam activities supplement those until more content is released.

Players who have had private access generally seem to agree that it's fun but needed more time in development (some say cause it doesn't gave enough content).

Seems to be a recurring theme to the looter shooter genre, not enough content on launch and then a struggle to maintain a player base through content droughts.

Unfortunately with EA's recent practises, declining stocks and needing for this to make a lot of money, I feel like Bioware with EA are in the same position bungie was with Activision/ destiny.

Except that in Activision - Bungie's case, it was just a partnership agreement and Bungie could go on their merry way. Bioware is wholly owned by EA, so it's more like Bullfrog, Westwood, Pandemic, Maxis, Visceral, et al.

The devs have released a recap of the VIP Demo and outlined plans going forward:

https://www.ea.com/games/anthem/news/anthem-vip-demo-recap

Quote
We’ve got a long list of things that were addressed during the weekend, or are being addressed for next weekend’s public demo. These include:

  • Entitlement bugs
  • Server performance updates to address much of the rubber-banding
  • Fixes for infinite loads and more being investigated
  • Platform bugs to validate Javelin unlocks
  • Client and platform login bugs

We’re doing more scale testing this week, particularly to be ready for the opening rush of players on Friday, and to verify we’ve got “infinite load” problems improved, the latter of which was a primary frustration for many players.

We’ve also been preparing for many weeks for our full launch. That version of the game already has a long list of things that are already fixed that won’t make the public demo weekend. That list includes:

  • Weapons with 0% infusions
  • Weapons with bonus that applies to different Javelins
  • Plot integrity / party gather issues
  • Changes to Javelin unlock behavior
  • Fixes for losing XP at end of some expeditions
  • Performance Improvements
  • Additional stability fixes
  • A Social Hub: The Launch Bay
  • And a few thousand more (literally)…

Overall, we remain humbled by the response from players and appreciate the support from the community. One of my favorite experiences from the weekend was checking out all your fantastic screenshots, video clips, streams and other amazing content – and that’s in addition to all your direct feedback. Thank you. It’s incredible to think we had nearly 9M hours of play across the 2.5 days the demo was open.  In that same time, over 1M strongholds were completed (go Freelancers!) and nearly 2M grabbits were slaughtered (seriously! – what is wrong with people? – they’re innocent grabbits!)
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 29, 2019, 03:15:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZcD341WO0U
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 29, 2019, 03:46:41 PM
This is not sounding good.

Rushed development, microtransactions.....

PASS
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on January 29, 2019, 08:25:27 PM
Cosmetic microtransactions don't worry me at all. In fact if I like a game enough and am invested in my 'character' I'll happily support the Devs (eg I have spent a fair bit on Elite).

But 3 strikes on release is a major blocker for me, if true. Especially since I don't think I'll like playing story in a group.
Free Roam was very fun but might get old pretty quick if there isn't a 'carrot' to chase
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on January 30, 2019, 07:43:45 AM
Cosmetic microtransactions don't worry me at all. In fact if I like a game enough and am invested in my 'character' I'll happily support the Devs (eg I have spent a fair bit on Elite).
I haven't played Warframe, but I played a lot of World of Tanks, a free game with microtransactions works if balanced correctly. I spent maybe $80-$120 on WoT after dozens of hours of free play. i support the game model if done right (which I hear Warframe has also).
I'm happy to support developers above and beyond if I feel it's justified. Bioware used to be held in high regard but under EA they haven't been the same.
But a full priced game with microtransactions, with the game geared around the loot box / microtransactions with gameplay shaped accordingly is obvious. Players have finally caught on with nba2k and fifa ut... EA wants another live service to cash in on without much overhead costs...
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 30, 2019, 10:49:44 AM
Decent video looking at end game content and grand master difficulties:

https://youtu.be/MScoIWol26s
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 31, 2019, 12:52:45 PM
EB have offered Anthem: Dawn of Legion + 2 months PSPlus for $99

Spaz might release  :P
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 31, 2019, 03:08:26 PM
EB have offered Anthem: Dawn of Legion + 2 months PSPlus for $99

Spaz might release  :P

Spaz released!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on January 31, 2019, 03:23:48 PM

Spaz released!

In public? You can get locked up for that :troll:
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on January 31, 2019, 03:29:38 PM

Spaz released!

In public? You an get locked up for that :troll:

Wrong game  :P

 :worthless:
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on February 01, 2019, 07:40:55 AM
Spaz released!
In public? You can get locked up for that :troll:

Made me think of this (https://youtu.be/F2HCUwAPZw8?t=1m38s) lol
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on February 01, 2019, 01:23:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OPodSahLn4
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on February 01, 2019, 02:01:38 PM
@StoneColdHomer you seems to be subscribed to the same youtubers as me :)
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 01, 2019, 03:32:14 PM
Haha that guy has been popping up for me a lot recently. Probably coz Ive been watching anthem content and for some fucked reason hyping myself up about the game lol

I didn't bother watching that video coz I'm assuming the release schedule is as absurd as bf5 was heh
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on February 01, 2019, 03:41:45 PM
I didn't bother watching that video coz I'm assuming the release schedule is as absurd as bf5 was heh

It's worse. What he says is right. If you need a spreadsheet to show the release table you've got it all wrong.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 01, 2019, 03:50:53 PM
I agree that its all a bit unnecessarily convoluted but is it really worth ranting over? Here's my take, ways to play: I get the game when its out and play it. Smells of wanting to rant for the sake of ranting, who gives a flying monkey if EA want to push their origin service and give incentives to do so.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 01, 2019, 07:36:50 PM
Open "demo" begins 3am eastern i believe.

Edit: and it did get a relatively small patch today
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 01, 2019, 07:50:36 PM
As long as they truely fix the load bug, then the experience should be decent!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 02, 2019, 10:35:24 AM
I accidentally got caught up playing bf5 till 3am...
...and as I was logging off I realised that's around the time anthem demo was going live.

So what the hell, I'll try it

Astonishingly not only was I able to log in and get past the main menu, but it also loaded into a game on the first attempt.

I ran around for a bit and shit some stuff. It seemed a little lagged, but I was pretty impressed it didn't fail completely!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 02, 2019, 12:03:41 PM
Load bug and others still there in the open demo. Been playing for 2hrs and had just as many crashes as I have had successful games.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 02, 2019, 12:27:06 PM
End game info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5lam_u7vUY
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 02, 2019, 05:47:50 PM
Still undecided after playing through the demo. End game sounds sparse but I could get 50-60 hrs out of it at least. Combat is decent, and different abilties can keep the monotony away for awhile. Might be just enough to fill the month before Div2 drops.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 02, 2019, 06:04:12 PM
Demo started behaving a bit more and I got a few good runs in with both the storm and colossus. I can see the different style of play between the javelins helping with what looks like a low key start to end game.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 05, 2019, 11:01:30 AM
https://youtu.be/ZTXblVk4row

https://youtu.be/dunQXPnCQwo
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 05, 2019, 02:19:22 PM
Has EA/Bioware absolutely confirmed that a good selection of colours (and colourwheel) and materials for Javelin cosmetics will be "free"? (By free I mean not microtransactioned).
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 05, 2019, 04:43:59 PM
Not sure but the impression I got is,
- colour wheel is as per demo, free
- materials as per demo, free
- extra materials in the future, purchased (grind currency or real life dollars)

And then vinyls and armour pieces etc
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 07, 2019, 10:45:37 AM
Bioware have laid out a roadmap for updates:

Summary:

March 2019 Update: Act 01 Echoes of Reality
• New events
• QoL updates
• New rewards
• Expanded Progression system
• New Stronghold
• Guilds & Leaderboards
• New Missions
• The Cataclysm

Act 01 is broken into 3 updates over the Month of March; Evolving World, Stronger Together and the Cataclysm.

Act 02 and Act 03 updates are also on the roadmap schedule, no dates or information given.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyvuShCUwAApDvw.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyvuShBUUAAXoG3.jpg)
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 14, 2019, 09:06:19 PM
Super impressed with the transparency and openness with the community that this team has.

Also, surprised at the amount of change between the demo and potentially what's coming out tomorrow (early access) and further updates for full release

https://youtu.be/943AlFdfs8k
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 14, 2019, 10:59:49 PM
Super impressed with the transparency and openness with the community that this team has.

Also, surprised at the amount of change between the demo and potentially what's coming out tomorrow (early access) and further updates for full release



They've definitely been very open about the development process. Hopefully it continues and they'll continue to listen to the community and make changes and evolve where and when necessary.

Apparently there have been thousands of fixes and changes since the demo build. That's promising as I really enjoyed the game when it worked, it was just the bugs that killed it, and the perceived lack of end game, but both can be fixed.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 16, 2019, 01:29:28 PM
Amazon selling Anthem for $55 now

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07DM4YL2S?th=1
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on February 16, 2019, 03:03:51 PM
So which release date is everyone playing on? Anyone playing on today's release for PC or 10hr EA Access Xbox trial or waiting until the second release date?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 16, 2019, 07:10:35 PM
Will be playing on ps4 so the actual release date for me.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: elrast333 on February 16, 2019, 09:49:34 PM
PS4 so 22nd, unless there is deluge of reports between now and then about bugs, no connections, crashes etc
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on February 16, 2019, 11:51:04 PM
PS4 so 22nd, unless there is deluge of reports between now and then about bugs, no connections, crashes etc

Been hearing some very positive things about performance and quality of the overall game compared to the public demo so fingers crossed.

EDIT: Loading times seem to be the biggest issue at the moment.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 17, 2019, 01:33:59 AM
I'll be on PS4 release day. Coincidentally had leave booked too, which is handy
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 17, 2019, 10:16:39 AM
Hearing load times are still a bit frustrating but otherwise performance is night and day compared to the demo, good news indeed. I'm more keen to play this than the division and I really hope it has end game to keep me busy.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on February 19, 2019, 07:42:36 AM
https://youtu.be/3qRFVPqNmh0
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 19, 2019, 01:43:19 PM
It is getting a bad wrap from some youtubers (generally the ones that I go to for a laugh) while lots of praise from others.

Ultimately the bad wrap is probably warranted. Similar to bf5 it seems like it was pushed out the door too early. Which is a shame since its core gameplay is really fun, but all this bad press will hurt overall community numbers and the game itself.

I don't understand why EA don't realise this?

Lots of fixes coming 'on release day' but it was a dumb move launching a buggy demo and then a buggy 'early access'. What did they expect.

I'll still be buying and playing it though, in fact I am looking for forward to it
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on February 19, 2019, 02:12:26 PM
Spaz is the same. Will be getting it on release but if it's buggy as shite Spaz will shelve it until they patch.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: mimix on February 19, 2019, 02:23:37 PM
I think i'll pass on it.

I didn't get a chance to play the demo so don't have any personal experience on it, but i've watched a few gameplay videos and streamers in the early access and can't say I'm overly impressed.

I did see a few issues that would grate me that weren't even mentioned in said videos.

So maybe i'll check back in after release - or maybe i'll just continue on BR games until Days Gone or something.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on February 19, 2019, 02:52:52 PM
It's a pass for me - looks too much like Destiny for my liking.

I think I would get bored with it pretty damn quick.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 19, 2019, 07:54:34 PM
Certainly is getting a very decisive response in the greater community. I would be lying if I said I didnt have my concerns over it, but I had a lot of fun n the demo despite its flaws so I'll still be picking it up. A lot of the complaints from the "early access" crowd seems to be getting addressed, big 'day 1' patch incoming:

Large day 1 patch notes behind spoiler tag to save room:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also the live action trailer was pretty well made:

https://youtu.be/wka5RovFEo8
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 19, 2019, 08:41:00 PM
It's a pass for me - looks too much like Destiny for my liking.

I think I would get bored with it pretty damn quick.

People seem to draw parallels to Diablo 3 more so then destiny.
I can safely say I'm fucking over destiny and Anthem was a refreshing change. More action rpg-ish from a mechanics standpoint
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on February 20, 2019, 09:10:31 AM
It's a pass for me - looks too much like Destiny for my liking.

I think I would get bored with it pretty damn quick.

People seem to draw parallels to Diablo 3 more so then destiny.
I can safely say I'm fucking over destiny and Anthem was a refreshing change. More action rpg-ish from a mechanics standpoint

Yeah Spaz didn't think it was too much like Destiny. Yes it's similar but it definitely was more raw.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 21, 2019, 08:14:57 AM
A different, balanced opinion, away from the let's pour hate on EA bandwagon:

https://youtu.be/RXbEmZOlGqs
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on February 23, 2019, 06:45:15 AM
So BB and spaz played a few hours last night and the improvements on the demo are great. Its much smoother now and with everything customizable available to see there is a lot to do. Wasn't impressed with the market place charging for the game then big coin for the extras. Will comment more as we play through more. And the load times are rediculous  ............. on spazs ps4pro with ssd it was taking at least 3 or 4 seconds to load .......... the official doom and gloom brigade look more like fuktards to spaz than normal.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 23, 2019, 09:08:51 AM
My first impressions are good too. Through a happy coincidence I had yesterday off work, so I managed to put a lot of hours into the game.

No crashes, no server disconnects. Smooth experience. Loading times are what I would consider normal.

I like the story. I like the characters (except the ones that are purposefully annoying). I like the lore (that is provided in game!) and have been trying to read everything that they provide.

The steps to complete missions are repetitive but I'm still finding the missions interesting as a whole.

Needless to say the flying, gameplay, gun play, skills, loot, graphics, sound and javelin customisation are still great. These are the things that, even through a buggy demo that I came into uninterested, swayed me to preorder.

After over slightly a full day of playing I'm not quite level 10. Under gear 100. Have only just unlocked strongholds but haven't tried them yet. So I'm pretty sure this'll keep me busy for ages. NFI how people have grinded through the story, levels and gear 450+ in less then a week. More power to them, but perhaps they should stfu and stop complainin about shit since they are the outliers.

I have 2 issues.
1, the first time I loaded into he forge my javelin was broken looking. This seems common. Only happened the first time.
2, HDR has been disabled for some reason

 
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on February 23, 2019, 11:05:43 AM
I'm enjoying the game, they just need to get rid of that bloody "out of mission boundary" restriction and I'll be happy. They can still have that message on-screen, just add a button prompt in-case I'm not yet ready to teleport to my buddies or if my buddies are 50m in front of me but it still teleports me anyway!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 23, 2019, 12:05:34 PM
No the game is bad and we should all feel bad  :troll:

I sunk about 5hrs in with Tobor last night and had fun, sure it's not gonna win game of the year but with some more tweaking and in time with additional content it will be a good solid time waster. Bonus points to Tobor who no longer needs to worry about jumping puzzles, but instead manages to fly into every wall and tree possible  :up:
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: blue_bear1 on February 23, 2019, 12:19:33 PM
Bonus points to Tobor who no longer needs to worry about jumping puzzles, but instead manages to fly into every wall and tree possible  :up:


Glad I am not the only one lol!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 23, 2019, 12:44:08 PM
Have the Devs confirmed when the storm type events are coming?

What javelins are people manning first?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 23, 2019, 12:52:21 PM
There's a few roadmaps floating about. I'm in my phone so it's too much hassle to track down sorry.

I'm maining an interceptor and planning to stuff around with ranger as a secondary. However I unlocked colossus as my 2nd javelin to try it out when playing with the Mrs.
Storm is really fun but it seems everyone is playing storm so I'll leave it till last
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 23, 2019, 01:10:16 PM
Storm is really fun but it seems everyone is playing storm so I'll leave it till last

I have been watching streams to see if I want to buy, and none of the streamers have played storm (I wanted to see at least one at endgame). I do like storm myself and colossus.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 23, 2019, 01:19:00 PM
I'm currently maining interceptor but have also unlocked the colossus, Tobor is using the storm
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on February 23, 2019, 03:59:36 PM
Spaz is running a Titan!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on February 23, 2019, 04:30:28 PM
Apparently HDR for consoles is fixed and coming tomorrow in an update.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 24, 2019, 12:55:29 AM
10.8gb patch just started downloading for me  :o is this just fixing the HDR or other stuff cos a 5.6gb day 1 patch plus a 10.8gb patch day 2 is a bit much
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 24, 2019, 10:05:37 AM
It's the HDR, client crashes , and 1 more thing I can't remember.

I downloaded and installed last night while playing. HDR is awesome. Although I think it's just a quick fix - I can't find HDR options in the menu to toggle and tweak, but it certainly turns itself on now
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 24, 2019, 12:33:00 PM
Updated roadmap

https://www.ea.com/en-au/games/anthem/acts
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on February 24, 2019, 07:56:07 PM
This made me chuckle  :up:
https://youtu.be/4abHWFFPdY4
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on February 26, 2019, 09:30:30 PM
I got my copy yesterday (delayed shipping from amazon). And played few hours.

I am liking it, but am not sure if I have the time to grind, these days I am generally busy IRL.

I started with Colossus and have just unlocked storm.
Having lots of fun with the flamethrower on my colossus so I’m gonna stick with it for a little longer.

No idea what end game is like, haven’t watch much YouTube on it either, just gonna take my time.


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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: elrast333 on February 26, 2019, 10:56:03 PM
Logged a fair # of hours over the last few days (and yes I can see the slackers :P), here are my impressions:

* Didn't run into any major game stopping bugs on PS4 Pro - pretty low bar and its just on my system, but still - tick
* Pretty stock standard sci fi story line.  Your character actually speaks, so that's a + from destiny :P
* Game play in terms of mechanics feels pretty good, especially with verticality.
* Absolutely sucky balancing and scaling in terms of equipment.  Either BW designers have some pretty weird ideas of what balance means or they just ran out of time
* Endgame -> above point * 100.  Grandmaster 1 is not enjoyable (i'm guessing 2 & 3 are even more borked), when it should be if the point is to grind for +stats.

Because of how they "balanced" equipment against storyline missions, it largely masks the underlying issues for casual players.  But when you go to GM1 oh boy do you see them.

I'm not intending to grind GM until BW does a decent balancing/scaling pass.  Not fun when normal mobs can 2-shot you at GM1.  Maybe at GM3 if the reward is high enough (which it isn't currently).
Title: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on February 27, 2019, 08:28:48 AM
Unlike some lucky few, I did encounter a few disconnection, the most annoying one is at the end of a mission, which resulted in you losing all gears and exp you picked up and gain!
On top of that you also lose all follow up conversations with key characters in the fort (for that mission), resulting in a gap in your story.

Grrr...



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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on February 27, 2019, 09:02:20 AM
Unlike some lucky few, I did encounter a few disconnection, the most annoying one is at the end of a mission, which resulted in you losing all gears and exp you picked up and gain!
On top of that you also lose all follow up conversations with key characters in the fort (for that mission), resulting in a gap in your story.

Grrr...


Ouch that sucks, Tobor had that happen but he didn't lose any XP or gear, he just didn't get to see it, maybe he D/C'd slightly later and it awarded it to him.

I havent been able to play since Saturday, put about 10hrs total in, mostly just going through the story with Tobor. Enjoying what I've played so far but I echo the general sentiment that end game isn't looking too appealing in its current stat. It's a shame because I really do enjoy the moment to moment gameplay. To me, the interceptor is what the hunter in Destiny should've felt like, quick and lethal but a bit squishy. I've heard a lot of people saying the storm also makes them feel more like a space wizard than the warlock did in destiny.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on February 27, 2019, 09:09:29 AM
Spaz and BB have been playing through the story and every side mission and so far we like it. Only had 1 disconnect which at least was only in the tower. As we are taking it slowly we will probably play it closer to the end game release date so we may see it a bit differently.

Spaz only runs the Titan with flame thrower. Everything else is a weirdo!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 27, 2019, 10:10:05 AM
The more I play, the more frequent the bugs become. Numerous missions have refused to register as completed after actually performing the task, have had the activation of objects bug out (square button) so nobody in group can progress the quest, menu bugged out when switching javelins which required restart, only one bluescreen so far. The worst thing I have encountered is not being able to see attacks which hit me during titan battle - I assume due to lag. It was impossible to dodge and resulted in wipe after wipe (even respawned into downed state several times) - an overall frustrating experience that one.

Playing as storm I have already found the two abilities I will always use as no other combination feels anywhere near as useful - this also extends into masterwork. Getting new loot gives no feels, maybe masterworks will add some excitement.

Its fun to plod through the story missions and blow enemies to pieces, but I do hope for some good content drops/changes in future. Not sure how much is on its way with the 90day roadmap, but hopefully there will be focus on endgame and loot.

Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: elrast333 on February 27, 2019, 02:01:21 PM
i think the titan mechanics need tweaking.  There's two kind of fireballs - one that the titan fires at you from range with super hard tracking and what seems a massive aoe radius/hitbox that goes around obstacles.  The other kind literally spawns at your location and you have maybe <1s to dodge before it explodes.

And yes, the spawning fireball does not require line of sight from titan which is just.... :x
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 27, 2019, 02:14:14 PM
Yeh Titan fights can be a bit glitchy.
I had 2 blue screens back to back yesterday but apart from that it's still been pretty smooth sailing.

@Leinad300 if you disconnected at the end of a mission you don't lose your stuff. It is still registered in your backpack. Simply log into free play (or anything, really) and quit. You'll then get your stuff.
This includes xp (I leveled up doing the above once, so can vouch from personal experience)
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on February 28, 2019, 03:03:54 PM
Some changes to loot as posted on reddit by a dev

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on February 28, 2019, 08:56:16 PM
Great changes. Props to them for listening and actioning quickly
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on February 28, 2019, 10:38:18 PM
I hit so many errors tonight:
- disconnections
- drop out
- lost of layout/appearance (had to start repaint my Ironman all over again!)

*sigh*



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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 01, 2019, 01:38:19 AM
Great changes. Props to them for listening and actioning quickly

Ok these changes turned out to be fantastic. Really enjoyed the loot I got tonight.
Oh and I got my first masterworks too. Not the best gun for my class/build but it gives +60% shield so I'm good with that !
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 03, 2019, 03:50:11 PM
Hit level 30 last night, and have started to get the odd masterwork since level 25 (4 in total, 3 are the same rifle lol)

The MW pool is limited to only 5 or 6 items on Hard. I'm gonna finish up my side quests to start doing Legendary Contracts for some items. Can't really tackle Grandmaster until you get a few I think.

I decided to not do strongholds until I finished the story, sonic anyone is keen for some runs I'm up for it now
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on March 03, 2019, 05:50:29 PM
Hit level 30 last night, and have started to get the odd masterwork since level 25 (4 in total, 3 are the same rifle lol)

The MW pool is limited to only 5 or 6 items on Hard. I'm gonna finish up my side quests to start doing Legendary Contracts for some items. Can't really tackle Grandmaster until you get a few I think.

I decided to not do strongholds until I finished the story, sonic anyone is keen for some runs I'm up for it now

I hit 30 also, and got a couple of MW weapon drops from contracts (legendary?). Ran the easiest stronghold a couple of times on GM1 (3 MW drops in 1 of the runs)....but I dont see any incentive to keep going
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on March 04, 2019, 09:32:59 AM
I can't see end game keeping my attention for too long in its current state. I'll keep playing and dip back in for the new content drops as I actually didn't mind the story and want to see more, but as a looter shooter, it's not captured that essence that makes me want to come back to grind constantly like destiny 1, Diablo and warframe have in the past.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 04, 2019, 03:50:58 PM
Bricked my console the other day when I was playing, doing the trials to unlock the caves. Had to pull the power cord out.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on March 04, 2019, 04:09:17 PM
Bricked my console the other day when I was playing, doing the trials to unlock the caves. Had to pull the power cord out.

When you say bricked.....do you mean it literally where the console is now 100% dead? GiantBomb reported having to do HDD scan a few times after console shutdowns during the game...not sure if they had to reinstall everything.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 04, 2019, 05:08:22 PM
There is a crash going around that turns console off. Haven't heard of any consoles being bricked tho?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 04, 2019, 07:31:09 PM
Bricked my console the other day when I was playing, doing the trials to unlock the caves. Had to pull the power cord out.

When you say bricked.....do you mean it literally where the console is now 100% dead? GiantBomb reported having to do HDD scan a few times after console shutdowns during the game...not sure if they had to reinstall everything.

Nope, just completely frozen and have to pull power cable. Fine when power is restored. Bricked might not be the correct term?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: elrast333 on March 04, 2019, 07:39:07 PM
I think I'm going to park Anthem for a while.  The recent loot update is a good step forward but there isn't enough variety to keep going for me, unless additional maps/gamemodes are added.
Also the whole EA banning players for "economy exploitation" w.r.t. loot chests with screwed up drop tables doesn't sit right with me.

Also.  Destiny & Gambit Prime!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on March 04, 2019, 09:50:25 PM
Also the whole EA banning players for "economy exploitation" w.r.t. loot chests with screwed up drop tables doesn't sit right with me.
Yep that's not the sorta publicity they need given the poor sales figures. And the hard drive crashes causing system rebuilds and hard drive failures, Sony must have looked the other way on certifying this one.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on March 05, 2019, 08:50:38 AM
Also the whole EA banning players for "economy exploitation" w.r.t. loot chests with screwed up drop tables doesn't sit right with me.
Yep that's not the sorta publicity they need given the poor sales figures. And the hard drive crashes causing system rebuilds and hard drive failures, Sony must have looked the other way on certifying this one.

If you're referring to xGladd, then it seems he was banned for glitching the tyrant mines boss to respawn constantly to keep getting masterwork drops over and over (not just opening chests like he claims).. it's kind of on par with with the Crota "pulling the network cable" glitch as it involves disconnecting at the right time, so it's not exactly "banned for playing the game", but I still dont think it should be a bannable offence, we did similar things in the divsions on the lincoln tunnel boss.

But again, banned for glitching a boss to constantly respawn to get loot doesnt get the pitch forks out as much as "banned for playing the game". The devs made a hash of it by banning him, should've just fixed the glitch and moved on, now theyve just invited more EA is bad pitchforkers to the party.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on March 05, 2019, 09:22:19 AM
Spaz says ban him. He's notorious for finding more than normal glitches.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 05, 2019, 09:29:53 AM
Bricked my console the other day when I was playing, doing the trials to unlock the caves. Had to pull the power cord out.

When you say bricked.....do you mean it literally where the console is now 100% dead? GiantBomb reported having to do HDD scan a few times after console shutdowns during the game...not sure if they had to reinstall everything.

Nope, just completely frozen and have to pull power cable. Fine when power is restored. Bricked might not be the correct term?

This what you are talking about?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xdfbiozjMw
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on March 05, 2019, 02:15:11 PM
Bricked my console the other day when I was playing, doing the trials to unlock the caves. Had to pull the power cord out.

When you say bricked.....do you mean it literally where the console is now 100% dead? GiantBomb reported having to do HDD scan a few times after console shutdowns during the game...not sure if they had to reinstall everything.

Nope, just completely frozen and have to pull power cable. Fine when power is restored. Bricked might not be the correct term?

Destiny 2 did this to my ps4pro several times....it just  didnt get any publicity. Had to wait for patch - including ps4 system firmware update.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 05, 2019, 03:47:52 PM
Bricked my console the other day when I was playing, doing the trials to unlock the caves. Had to pull the power cord out.

When you say bricked.....do you mean it literally where the console is now 100% dead? GiantBomb reported having to do HDD scan a few times after console shutdowns during the game...not sure if they had to reinstall everything.

Nope, just completely frozen and have to pull power cable. Fine when power is restored. Bricked might not be the correct term?

Destiny 2 did this to my ps4pro several times....it just  didnt get any publicity. Had to wait for patch - including ps4 system firmware update.

Yeah, this is the extent of my issues, no corruption has occurred (yet).
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: blue_bear1 on March 05, 2019, 07:50:14 PM
Yeah this just happened to my PS4.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 05, 2019, 08:20:42 PM
I feel like the whole 'its gonna break your ps4' is a little overblown, but whatever. Youtubers want their click bait. It's a shame it's gonna hurt the game.

Also, the streamer got banned for proper exploiting as akyra mentioned.


Regardless, now that I've finished the story I'm starting to do legendary contracts, more difficult free play and gotta start thinking about doing strongholds soon too.
Plenty to keep me busy for now, and even more if I decide to kit out my other 3 javlins

I love the world and graphics, gameplay and even the lore is good. So I'm still sticking with it, but I can see why some people may not like it
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 05, 2019, 08:39:44 PM
Reading through some of the older posts @elrast333 if you are getting 2 shot by normal mobs on gm1 (I'm assuming strongholds?) then are tackling gm1 too early.

You need to stock up on MW components; they have a huge boost in health and sheilds compared to Epics.
To get them , you need to do gm1 (hah) legendary contracts for a gaurenteed drop. Since these are contracts they aren't too hard but ensure you are using everything you have to boost your shields and health if you are struggling.

2 days ago I had virtually no MW, now I have all MW components and a number of guns and 1 ability. The components add so much health and armour it's crazy.
I haven't even done strongholds on GM yet, but was able to fight in gm2 freeplay last night ... Although it was really tough it was a good challenge
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 05, 2019, 09:12:16 PM
I feel like the whole 'its gonna break your ps4' is a little overblown, but whatever. Youtubers want their click bait. It's a shame it's gonna hurt the game.

Also, the streamer got banned for proper exploiting as akyra mentioned.

Yeah, exploiting a game which is written in the T&C's as illegal warrants a ban, plain and simple. You're also right about video game YouTubers, they feed off of drama.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on March 06, 2019, 12:16:15 AM
I feel like the whole 'its gonna break your ps4' is a little overblown, but whatever. Youtubers want their click bait. It's a shame it's gonna hurt the game.



Seems the case, someone proporting to work in Sony's customer service posted in the anthem subreddit claiming that no consoles have been bricked but crashes are obviously occurring, once again (and while not denying its a shitty situation) the media and especially the youtoob bandwagoneers are spreading rumours without any facts.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AnthemTheGame/comments/axhh4t/i_work_for_sony_in_customer_service_i_am_not/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Not denying in any way, shape or form that the games had, and still has, many issues but I'm getting so sick of all the drama from click baiting viewer whores determining the narrative for any game they please.
Title: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on March 06, 2019, 08:07:10 AM
I just finished the campaign last night at level 27, @raz81, team up? :)

The game is very buggy no question about it, makes me wonder the level of testing they’ve done, some issues are just way too obvious and way too frequent.

But then the game is beautiful, the controls, flight and overall combat system is very enjoyable.

So I’m gonna keep going and see how it goes.

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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 06, 2019, 09:01:47 AM
I'm on most nights mate, usually in a psn chat so just hop in :) or shoot me a msg when you're online
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on March 06, 2019, 09:13:19 AM
So BB's PS4 had 1 of the crashes. At least it was at the end of the night when she was turning it off so no damage done.

Just curious has anyone with a PS4Pro had the crash issue?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on March 06, 2019, 10:37:02 AM
Just curious has anyone with a PS4Pro had the crash issue?

No hard crashes for me (so far) launch day PS Pro.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 06, 2019, 07:09:04 PM
Yeh I have , twice now. Most recent was last night when I was closing down the game from the PSN menu.

Started up again fine, but I also restarted in safe mode and did a database rebuild since I haven't done one in ages (and it's good practice)
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on March 06, 2019, 08:23:15 PM
So BB's PS4 had 1 of the crashes. At least it was at the end of the night when she was turning it off so no damage done.

Just curious has anyone with a PS4Pro had the crash issue?

It has been reported to occur on both ps4pro and ps4og

I actually did a complete wipe before getting anthem and have only had a few bluescreen crashes without the whole system freezing.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on March 07, 2019, 08:52:52 AM
So BB's PS4 had 1 of the crashes. At least it was at the end of the night when she was turning it off so no damage done.

Just curious has anyone with a PS4Pro had the crash issue?

It has been reported to occur on both ps4pro and ps4og

I actually did a complete wipe before getting anthem and have only had a few bluescreen crashes without the whole system freezing.

Yeah it seems random. BB has had just 1 issue and Spaz hasn't had any? It's a weird one.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on March 07, 2019, 10:44:59 AM
Last night, I spent more time in loading screen than actually playing the game :(

Constantly lost connection to live data feed or EA server, followed by game restart, followed by more loading screens....

*sigh*

Btw, how do I tell if a contract is legendary?
I am still picking up contracts from the agents, but I am not sure if those are just normal contract still?



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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: elrast333 on March 07, 2019, 01:01:47 PM
legendary contracts are purple, the description is also different.  hazard pay, disaster protocol and threat assessment
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on March 07, 2019, 02:30:54 PM
Damn!! I think I scrapped all the most powerful weapons in the game. RIP all my level 1 beasts  :cry:

Something strange is happening in the game with scaling. Despite having low damage numbers, level 1 weapons are killing enemies quicker than masterworks (less bullets for same weapon type). This has been tested on the same enemies with mw in slot 1, level 1 weapon in slot 2.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on March 07, 2019, 05:37:41 PM
Damn!! I think I scrapped all the most powerful weapons in the game. RIP all my level 1 beasts  :cry:

Something strange is happening in the game with scaling. Despite having low damage numbers, level 1 weapons are killing enemies quicker than masterworks (less bullets for same weapon type). This has been tested on the same enemies with mw in slot 1, level 1 weapon in slot 2.


Lol ya saw that post too, this game is sooooo buggy...


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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on March 08, 2019, 09:14:41 AM
Spaz must have the non-buggy version. Spaz hasn't had any issues other than being unable to shoot straight. Maybe once we get to the end more trouble will surface.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on March 08, 2019, 07:03:30 PM
Spaz must have the non-buggy version. Spaz hasn't had any issues other than being unable to shoot straight. Maybe once we get to the end more trouble will surface.

But you are using flamethrower, you don’t need to shoot straight with that. :p

I made a mistake of doing two legendary contracts on hard difficult instead of GM1 last night. Now I am kicking myself for the loots I might’ve missed :|


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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 09, 2019, 05:47:07 PM
1.0.3 Patch Notes

https://www.reddit.com/r/AnthemTheGame/comments/ayx8go/anthem_update_103/
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on March 10, 2019, 02:27:01 PM
The patch seems to have upgraded all my level 45 masterworks to 61?

My gear score jumped from 460 ish to 575??

Now I am playing gm2 :)


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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 10, 2019, 02:31:56 PM
Yeh the scaling has changed. Info in the patch notes
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: M-Rossi on March 28, 2019, 12:53:30 PM
https://youtu.be/o0Q9iASCkj8
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on March 28, 2019, 12:59:29 PM
https://youtu.be/o0Q9iASCkj8

Pressed play then stopped when Spaz saw who it was. The Quatermaster is a Derek. Spaz used to subscribe to him until his carry on about Captain Marvel. This bloke no only drinks the koolaid he's dribbling, he recycles it through the bubbler ................... Todd Carney reference for the boiz  :P
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 28, 2019, 01:56:02 PM
Yeh the quartering is a bit of a shit channel. Sometimes ok for a laugh but he thinks he is so great lol

That being said, anthem is a bit shit. I still love the gameplay but I rage quit a little while ago (CBF typing all the reasons why on my phone) and have waited for the patch. Which also broke things. Like all their previous patches .

I'll hop on soon since there's been a hotfix but there are still issue regarding content , items, loot, etc
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 28, 2019, 01:57:09 PM
I should point out I have got a lot of enjoyable hours out of the game, so it's not as bad as it's made out to be. But it should have been a lot better / or there should have been less lies hyping it up
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on March 28, 2019, 02:47:53 PM
BB and Spaz only just finished the main story line and are just starting the stuff to do now. Not rushing has meant we have content to get us to the next drop. We also have had almost no issues with the game. Spaz is actually not sure what is meant to be wrong with it?
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 28, 2019, 02:49:01 PM
BB and Spaz only just finished the main story line and are just starting the stuff to do now. Not rushing has meant we have content to get us to the next drop. We also have had almost no issues with the game. Spaz is actually not sure what is meant to be wrong with it?

I won't get started. I finished the storyline and never went back.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 28, 2019, 03:25:17 PM
You've still got a lot of enjoyable hours ahead of you spaz but it'll hit eventually.

Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: elrast333 on March 28, 2019, 08:21:15 PM
 :( :( :(

I had so much hope for it, then I played it.

Even if I ignored all the obvious stuff, once I got a sense of whats actually in the game, it was like a kinder surprise without anything in it.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: AkyraStrike on March 29, 2019, 08:49:56 AM
I played the story and a bit of end game, I thoroughly enjoyed it but concede it does have a lot of issues. Happy the division 2 came along when it did, might go back to anthem if future patches and content makes it a better time commitment, but man the div2 has really shown how this genre should be done.
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on March 29, 2019, 09:18:04 AM
I posted these feelings yesterday on a discord ;

--
Hopped on. Got 7 MW from about 1 hr in free play (none were from another class so perhaps that's fixed too). Still love the gameplay. Feels better coz of all the buffs. Didn't have health bug issues. Glad I can hold melee instead of mashing. Thank god they finally fixed the weather
Had a great time actually.

But ultimately all the loot was useless, I have no desire to do strongholds coz the new chests are shit, and I'm still wearing the armour I was wearing when level 1
---

This popped up today

https://youtu.be/rP5Npfvc1hw


Love the gameplay and the world, so, bring on the loot and variety!!
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: Leinad300 on April 03, 2019, 10:31:37 PM
https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/04/how-biowares-anthem-went-wrong/

A very good read on what went wrong with Anthem.


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Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: spazmanaught on April 04, 2019, 08:56:54 AM
https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/04/how-biowares-anthem-went-wrong/

A very good read on what went wrong with Anthem.


So not really EA's fault just Bioware's incompetence. And not knowing you are making a looter shooter 4 years into a 6 year project is a massive fail.

But as Spaz has said before the game is ok to Spaz. Only recently started playing public games. Turns out letting the plebs do all the work is eazy peazy  :P
Title: Re: Anthem
Post by: raz81 on April 04, 2019, 09:15:05 AM
Considering they delivered what they did in literally 18 months of development, they did well - as far as gfx and core gameplay mechanics. But yep, the cluster fuck does explain a lot.
I feel sorry for the guys that work there that genuinely tried to create something good