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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 27, 2019
    10
    The game is not fully polished yet, But if you can get past the bugs and loading screens which will improve as time goes on, you will see theThe game is not fully polished yet, But if you can get past the bugs and loading screens which will improve as time goes on, you will see the game for what it is, I Fantastic experience. I am not really into story lines so TBH i skipped skipped and skipped through just about all the conversations.

    But what I do enjoy a lot is the game play, its rock solid. Everything feels heavy and powerful and visuals, sound, atmosphere incredible. Could it be improved yes but I am not disappointed with this purchase at all.
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  3. Mar 2, 2019
    9
    Amazing game. The game play battle is just amazing there is no words to describe it. So many people hating it and it's understandable becauseAmazing game. The game play battle is just amazing there is no words to describe it. So many people hating it and it's understandable because ads where not accurate. I completely agree, yet i review the game, not people expectations. I think we all should wait for the 1st act to go online and then we'll know if this game is worth investing time in. Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2019
    4
    I originally rated this higher thinking the game was rough and the issues may be ironed out. That might still be the case, but the game justI originally rated this higher thinking the game was rough and the issues may be ironed out. That might still be the case, but the game just isn't fun enough to keep playing until they fix it. The gameplay is pretty decent, but there's too little of it. The missions are short, and you have to slowly wander around their dumb town talking to empty NPCs to get the next mission. It just feels like a chore to get to the good stuff. I hope they make the game better, and maybe I'll try again in 6 months. Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    I gotta give it to the devs/EA that they do know how to hype their game. The downside is they failed hard in living up to the hype. This gameI gotta give it to the devs/EA that they do know how to hype their game. The downside is they failed hard in living up to the hype. This game will not revolutionize anything, it barely does anything even well.

    The story, writing and missions are flat out boring and bad. Enemies are disappointing at best. You could've at least tried to make enemy feel like real threat at higher difficulties instead of just making them more of a bullet sponges that are anything but fun. The flight portion is actually pretty fun at times. I can only imagine how cool the flight would be in first person but ultimately it's the only good part of the game. The bottom line is both Destiny and Borderlands do the loot shooter way better. I guess if you were diehard destiny fan who's burned out and looking for poor destiny wannabe I would maybe recommend this to them. For everybody else I'd just say move on and find something else to play or you will regret buying this game.
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  6. Mar 2, 2019
    1
    El juego es bastante pobre en casi todos los aspectos, evidentemente es en los gráficos donde destaca, es un juego llamativo, y agradable paraEl juego es bastante pobre en casi todos los aspectos, evidentemente es en los gráficos donde destaca, es un juego llamativo, y agradable para los ojos, a pesar del downgrade que ha sufrido desde el E3...pero bueno, era de esperar, como casi todos sabíamos. El principal problema del juego es el contenido, o mejor dicho la escasa cantidad de contenido...digna de mención es la NO inteligencia de los enemigos, lo repetitivo que se hace enseguida con sus 4 tipos de misiones...nada recomendable...de lo que habría podido ser a lo que se ha quedado. Expand
  7. Feb 10, 2020
    0
    Possibly the worst game that's ever been released (but if beaten out by worse games, only because they were truly that had) I've never seen aPossibly the worst game that's ever been released (but if beaten out by worse games, only because they were truly that had) I've never seen a more disrespectful slap to the consumer market than Anthem. No content, no polish, no effort. Actually killed Bioware for me (EA is already a seed of corruption and everyone is aware these days) Expand

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