BioWare's Anthem (PC/XB/PS)

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  1. XX

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    This is where a lot of EA and BioWare's resources have been focused, possibly to the detriment of a game like Andromeda. Looks interesting.
     
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    Looks quite interesting. Only game/announcement so far that has really peaked my interest.
     
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    Biowares weakness has always always been gameplay. So this probably won't be very good, especially with the new bioware Edmonton. Hope I'm wrong
     
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    Really excited for this. Does have some similarities with Destiny, which I also liked. Just hope this has more of a story then Destiny did.
     
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    I wonder if Casey Hudson originally wanted to make something else but EA was like "nah, make a Destiny clone" and that's why he left.
     
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    All i thought of was Destiny when i seen it.

    I'm going to be annoyed if this was the hunk of junk that took resources away from Andromeda.
     
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    What? That isn't true.
     
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    Yes it is. Mass effect 1 was largely considered bad shooting. ME2 was good and ME3 was "there's a lot of other better shooters". Andromeda was mixed. Dragon age isn't a shooter but inquisition was bad. 2 was good for a mage and I can't remember what people said about 1
     
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    Nothing took the resources away from andromeda that could have made it good. (Writing,design etc)
     
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    So, this is just a multiplayer game with lobbies right? It's not an MMO in the sense of World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, etc?
     
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    Looks to be in the same mould as Destiny
     
  12. Nullus Reverentia

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    We don't know if it's any of these, except that it's for sure not a MMO or fantasy. It probably like Destiny but I hope not.

    Mass Effect one is really the only applicable one here, and it certainly wasn't bad. I can't think of many if any better third person shooters than ME2 & 3. A lot better shooter mechanics than Uncharted or Last of Us and people don't think those games have bad gameplay. Andromeda'a problems weren't gameplay related. Same with Inquisition, which had issues with quests and being too long. We go back farther, NWN, KOTOR, Jade Empire, Baldur's Gate, the issues aren't gameplay.
     
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    Ah okay, haven't played Destiny.
     
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    Tbh I liked me1 I'm just saying the majority didn't. But inquisition combat was wayyy to grindy from the start. And dragon age 2 was terrible unless your a Mage for the most part.
     
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    Inquisition was also a hundred hour game. If it wasn't that long it would've been better. To me, that's world design. Dragon Age 2's issues were different but also world design. The combat would have been good if we didn't get three waves of enemies coming out of nowhere every battle. It's part of why Legacy and Mark of the Assassin were great DLCs, they didn't do that and were actually challenging instead of grindy.

    For me, Bioware usually gets gameplay right. I didn't mind ME1 either, but it was unpolished.
     
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    I didn't even consider that, but you might be on to something there.

    Dragon Age: Origins was probably the last great Bioware game. (Mass effect 2 was pretty good though) Combat was similar to Baldur's gate which was real time with pause. It was brutally difficult even on normal and hardcore RPG players loved it. And of course they dumbed the combat down with each iteration of the game. To this day it remains one of my favorite RPG's.
     
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    It wasn't that hard lol. On Nightmare it was brutally hard, but definitely not on normal. The hardest bosses, like the dragon or the arch demon, could be cheesed with ease.

    Mass Effect 2 and 3 were the best games they made last generation.
     
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    I had trouble with the arch demon first time. The second time and I think I did it three times were super easy. Flemeth was stupid hard at first I think I brought the wrong guys. Wonder if anthem will have any challenge no bioware shooter I can think of had any unless you played on a hard difficulty
     
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    "(Bob) Dylan" was supposed to be a marquee game that would be "talked about for all time" and looked to for inspiration by other studios.

    A Destiny clone is distinctly not that, so I have to think something triggered in EA's brain that they needed a game in the "Destiny" genre even though it's not really a distinct thing. The Division also sold really well during this time.
     
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    Cautiously optimistic. First take is that it looks like destiny and the Divison combined..
     
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    If this has a good storyline, lore, and gameplay, it will be very promising.
    My bet is that it's just a Destiny clone that focuses on itemization and grinding to get slightly better items that consequently have very little impact in the grand scheme of the game, like Destiny. DUMB.
     
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    This game looks really neat to me.


    I've always thought the Destiny/The Division were cool concepts, but neither really hit the nail on the head from a campaign perspective (Destiny was still fun for a good while, while the Division was a snorefest IMO). I'm hoping BioWare can pull it off.


    We'll see. Definitely keeping an eye on this.
     
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    Definitely looks really really good.
     
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    The game has potential, no doubt.

    What they showed yesterday looked incredible.

    But a lot can change from then and now.

     
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    LOL Yeah... That's um....
    Most games aren't No Mans Sky. Besides, this is a AAA publisher and production. Not a couple dudes in their basement.

    I am saying this as someone who put over 100 hours into NMS and actually really liked the game.
     
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