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  • Summary: Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem,Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem, up to 4 friends unravel the world’s mysteries and take on its most fearsome challenges together. Shared danger means shared glory, and successful Freelancers are all be richly rewarded for successful exploits. Throughout their adventure, players outfit their Freelancers with powerful Javelin exosuits, each of which are equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Players also customize their Javelin with gear they earn and craft throughout the adventure, and leave a lasting mark on the world. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 76
  2. Negative: 9 out of 76
  1. Feb 24, 2019
    80
    Anthem’s rich storytelling and engaging combat lays the foundation for Bioware’s newest adventure. While there are plenty of quality of life improvements to be made, Anthem’s ambitious approach to the looter-shooter genre is encouraging given the development team’s steadfast community engagement. With a roadmap stretching far into the horizon, we’ll be flying around the world of Anthem for a long time to come.
  2. Feb 22, 2019
    70
    The controls of Anthem are intuitive and engaging. Flying through the world of Bastion is a sight to behold, and coordinating with your team on higher difficulties like Grandmaster is rewarding. Despite some questionable design choices and shortcomings, Anthem has a strong foundation that has potential to be a genre leader, but isn’t quite there just yet.
  3. Mar 4, 2019
    68
    Anthem is a painfully average RPG from a developer that is capable of so much more.
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    60
    Anthem is a song that we've heard a few too many times before. Here's a game that promises a grand vision of an open world, of a co-op RPG shooter that you can play for dozens of hours with your friends, but at launch it simply doesn't live up to expectations. The core exosuit flying, the Javelin design, the interwoven combat and the gorgeous world BioWare have created are all excellent, but at launch it's lumbered by bugs, technical hitches and odd or uninspired design decision. I want to like this game, but sometimes it doesn't make it easy.
  5. Feb 25, 2019
    60
    There’s no doubt that Anthem is beautiful, and its core of flying, shooting, looting, and upgrading your mech is fun. The campaign’s pacing is off, however, speeding through pivotal moments in the story and doling out filler content to keep players busy. Despite its cast of charismatic characters, many relationships and interactions feel forced and lifeless. Anthem’s biggest setback is how it too frequently turns fun into work.
  6. Feb 21, 2019
    55
    Anthem's disjointed story, boring loot, repetitive missions, and shallow endgame are all disappointing. At least it's pretty.
  7. Feb 21, 2019
    40
    Even where it is strongest, Anthem rarely stretches beyond the derivative. The combat, while well-designed, is little more than Gears of War with jetpacks, and narratively it veers between inconsequential and downright irritating. This anthem is, sadly, a tedious and conservative dirge that we’ve all heard before

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  1. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    This is a beautiful game. Its BioWares take on a loot shooter so if your looking for classic Bioware this isn't it. Thats not to say thisThis is a beautiful game. Its BioWares take on a loot shooter so if your looking for classic Bioware this isn't it. Thats not to say this doesn't feel like BioWare, because it does.

    Story is good. It's classic good vs evil with fun and engaging characters. It is a great considering this type of game is not focused on story but BioWare managed to work it in beautifully. And they paint a piicture of a really awesome new world while doing so.

    Combat s obviously the strongest point. It will keep you wanting more. And loot grind is addicting.

    Visuals and sound are amazing.

    THis game makes me loose sleep
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  2. Feb 25, 2019
    10
    I will agree that this game leaves a lot to be desired, but it has a strong base to build from and looking at what improved from beta launchI will agree that this game leaves a lot to be desired, but it has a strong base to build from and looking at what improved from beta launch to now I have a lot of hope. Expand
  3. Feb 2, 2020
    9
    Let's get this out of the way. Anthem is a flawed game, but it's A LOT better than the internet hate mob claims it is. The repetitiveLet's get this out of the way. Anthem is a flawed game, but it's A LOT better than the internet hate mob claims it is. The repetitive missions, clunky single player/multiplayer game design, and sparse end game cannot stop the incredible amount of shear fun this game offers.

    There is no game in existence that does flight better. The combat and cooperative mechanics feel fresh and it's exhilarating every time you pull off a combo.

    If you're in the fence about this game, don't let the toxic blind negativity stop you from experiencing one of the generation's most unique and thrilling experiences
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  4. Feb 27, 2019
    4
    What... am I supposed to wait months or a year for a complete game full of interesting content and a story? Sorry, thumbs down.
  5. Feb 25, 2019
    2
    For a game that was allegedly in development for over 6 years, it is technical disaster. Bugs, loading screens, terrible UI and inventory - itFor a game that was allegedly in development for over 6 years, it is technical disaster. Bugs, loading screens, terrible UI and inventory - it is unforgivable for AAA game. And what hurts most - studio well known, admired and loved for unforgettable and great single player games with vibrant, rich and sprawling world and characters developed completely bland and forgettable looter shooter. Mass Effect franchise was put to death and Dragon Age was put in the backseat for this? For cheap Destiny and Warframe clone? Well played EA and well played Bioware, hope it was worth it. Expand
  6. Feb 25, 2019
    1
    No soul that you would expect from the name Bioware but all of the minimum effort you expect from EA. Absolute minimum game design essentiallyNo soul that you would expect from the name Bioware but all of the minimum effort you expect from EA. Absolute minimum game design essentially no evolution or progression and overpriced. This is a $9.99 game IMHO. You can put lipstick on a pig, but I'm not kissing it. This game is the pig in that analogy. Expand
  7. Mar 20, 2021
    0
    EA = compañia que se queda con tu dinero sin que tú recibas nada a cambio.

    EA lejos de mí.

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