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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. Mar 1, 2019
    75
    Anthem is a beautiful car that is an absolute joy to drive, but so far, it only has enough gas to get you a couple miles. Also, the wheels will periodically fall off. Sold as a live-service game, fans of Anthem’s exhilarating gameplay have to hold out hope that things will improve, but there’s no denying the initial expedition was rough.
  2. Feb 26, 2019
    70
    Anthem is not a bad game as a whole, but rather an interesting project with wasted potential. It has really great gameplay mechanics and an awesome setting that, sadly, was negatively affected by bad choices and poorly-implemented ideas like a forgettable story with a horrible narrative, repetitive mission structures, painful loading screens and a multiplayer approach with null sense of cooperation.
  3. 65
    As much as I personally wanted Anthem to be a runaway success, it ends up delivering an inconsistent experience that constantly waivers between mediocre and excellent.
  4. Feb 25, 2019
    60
    This is what Anthem is like as a whole: a game where promising moments are bookended by frustration, where good ideas are undone before they can be fully realized.
  5. Mar 12, 2019
    50
    I will probably fire up Anthem more than a few times again, if only to experience the joyous nature of plopping down a Colossus in the middle of a firefight and unfurling fiery, shelled death upon the landscape. It's a wonderful distraction. But unfortunately, Anthem doesn't look like anything more than that. I can't recommend it.
  6. Mar 1, 2019
    50
    Anthem is gorgeous to look at and can be fun in places, but for now it feels decidedly half-baked.
  7. Mar 5, 2019
    30
    It’s this user-unfriendly design that colors so much of Anthem”as “work.” Loading into a random quickplay mission only to be met with an objective lacking any in-world waypoint or trigger to progress imbues “Anthem” with the kind of high drama normally reserved for filing an invoice with a new company.

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  1. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    Great game, worth every ruble spent. If you like to play with friends and have fun, definitely for you. Do not compare with other games suchGreat game, worth every ruble spent. If you like to play with friends and have fun, definitely for you. Do not compare with other games such as Destiny or Division, Anthem is something else.
    Отличная игра, стоит каждого потраченного рубля. Если вам нравится играть с друзьями и весело проводить время, однозначно для вас. Не стоит сравнивать с другими играми типа Дестини или Дивижн, Антем это нечто другое.
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  2. Feb 26, 2019
    10
    I have had a lot of fun playing this game so far. The gameplay is fluid and fun (the combat is fun with the combo system and I absolutely loveI have had a lot of fun playing this game so far. The gameplay is fluid and fun (the combat is fun with the combo system and I absolutely love the flying aspect), the story is intriguing, the characters are very well-developed, and I have not had any trouble with the loading screens or playing with other people. My partner and I played this game during both of the demo weekends and they really improved the small issues that we had originally had with it (the infinite loading screens, for example). I'm really excited for the future content that they will be releasing!! Definitely worth it. 10/10! Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2019
    8
    Things to note before playing Anthem in it's current launch state:

    DON'T: Start playing Anthem if you're looking for the next installment
    Things to note before playing Anthem in it's current launch state:

    DON'T: Start playing Anthem if you're looking for the next installment of a "Bioware quality", single player, story driven, ARPG. It will feel like a completely unfinished game once you finish your story line and you will quickly lose patience with the bugs and loading screens still present at launch.

    DO: Start playing Anthem if you enjoy games based around loot grinds and pushing powerful and higher quality combinations of gear and weapons into higher tier difficulties. If you've played and found interest in games like Diablo 3 the gear/build structure in Anthem, while not as deep a pool yet, draws quite close and can easily grow to encompass a wide variety of play styles even within the 4 Javelin lineup currently in place.

    This, in combination with a beautifully crafted world to fly around in, and a story that could have been much worse comparatively, makes for a better launch experience than most games in this category that I've come across. The potential is there and I am looking forward to seeing the game grow.
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  4. Feb 22, 2019
    3
    jogo mal feito.vale no maximo 50 e pronto.EA so lança jogo porcaria.tinha que falir essa porra.
  5. Feb 25, 2019
    2
    Total uninspired drag. Does what it needs to mechanically...kind of like watching Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 from the early 2010's. By theTotal uninspired drag. Does what it needs to mechanically...kind of like watching Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 from the early 2010's. By the numbers, soulless, not special. Expand
  6. Aug 13, 2019
    0
    Have you ever wanted to trade your PS4 in for a paperweight? Now you don't have to, just buy Anthem and let the game brick your console! OnlyHave you ever wanted to trade your PS4 in for a paperweight? Now you don't have to, just buy Anthem and let the game brick your console! Only $59.99! You buy now! Expand
  7. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    Complete trash of a game. Buggy, broken, lacking in content, repetitive combat, boring npcs, dull hub and marketplace, glitches galore, noComplete trash of a game. Buggy, broken, lacking in content, repetitive combat, boring npcs, dull hub and marketplace, glitches galore, no true dungeons, no raids, no pvp, no world bosses except a couple easy titans. Failure of an endgameboss (how is it t that the first boss in the DMC5 demo is cooler and more reactive/responsive than the final boss of this game?!?!) Expand

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