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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
    I don't know why people hate on it so much i loving it. And all the issues will be addred in the future.
  2. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    This game has great potential. You can fun with your friends very nice. Gameplay and mechanics very nice. The best world design I have seen.This game has great potential. You can fun with your friends very nice. Gameplay and mechanics very nice. The best world design I have seen. The sights and surroundings are really excellent. Stronghold mode are amazing with grandmaster difficulty. Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2019
    9
    The good- gameplay, flight mechanics, battles are always fun, good customization. Having a blast playing with friends
    the mediocre- The
    The good- gameplay, flight mechanics, battles are always fun, good customization. Having a blast playing with friends
    the mediocre- The story. While definitely not a bad story, it wasn't great either.
    The bad- Bugs(which a lot have been delt with already. Loading screens, though on my computer they are pretty quick and I don't even have that good of computer.
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  4. Mar 4, 2019
    4
    The base of the game feels great, the gameplay is amazing, but it's the only good thing about the game.
    The AI of the enemies is a disaster,
    The base of the game feels great, the gameplay is amazing, but it's the only good thing about the game.
    The AI of the enemies is a disaster, there are only two types of missions, with all that you speak in strong Tarsis is inconsequential and boring.
    The missions are very short, you spend the same time playing that loading maps.
    EA has rushed taking out this game and that is what is going to take him to the grave, they had everything to make a great game and have gotten something mediocre.
    On a visual and playable level it feels like a triple A but the final result is like a: imagine caring for your pony
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  5. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    It was playable before the day one patch came out. It had a very bad performance, tons of bugs, glitches and exploits. The day one patchIt was playable before the day one patch came out. It had a very bad performance, tons of bugs, glitches and exploits. The day one patch should be a performance update and also fix a lot of bugs. The result was a total disaster. The performance was worse than before, more bugs came across and the first thing was to disable a mode because of issues? That's okay. Better than leaving it online but so many bugs on release? Sorry. That's a no go. I'm tired of unfinished games on release. Game is just a 2. Visuals are okay. A lots of unused opportunities, like better items will change the look of your javelin, so you can clearly see that a player is high geared or not.. it offers not enaugh depth. I know It's going to be a service game and "a lot more will come", but hey.. in the first way this is a full price 60-70$ game, with service or with out.. THIS state right now is unbelievable. The price seems not to be for quality. Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2019
    1
    This game is boring, repetitive and full of micro-transactions. I give it 1 point because of amazing graphic (which was downgraded...)This game is boring, repetitive and full of micro-transactions. I give it 1 point because of amazing graphic (which was downgraded...)

    Sorry EA, your greed messed it up again....
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  7. May 8, 2019
    0
    The game could have really had something, unfortunately totally abandoned by its leading team. Feel sorry for the developers that worked soThe game could have really had something, unfortunately totally abandoned by its leading team. Feel sorry for the developers that worked so hard on this game for it to be rushed and pushed out in unplayable state that it is in. Now the new fixes break older functions and the publisher refuses to listen to its community. After what they showed us at E3 and what actually came out, this should be marked as a fraud. Glad i was able to save money by only playing it through Prime. If you have fully bought the game i would strongly advise to get your money back if you are having the same problems i am. Expand

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