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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: 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 18, 2021
    10
    Lots of fun, needs more content. Can’t let a game like this go to waste. Anthem 2.0 will be even more amazing!
  3. Feb 24, 2019
    8
    The critics are crazy and you should feel free to ignore them. This is a great game that if you like looter shooters, Borderlands, Destiny,The critics are crazy and you should feel free to ignore them. This is a great game that if you like looter shooters, Borderlands, Destiny, Warframe, or Division, you will also enjoy Anthem. Even Monster Hunter World is comparable though obviously more set apart due to its structure. Let's go through the critical issues one by one.

    Bugs - Many of the bugs critics complained about are already squashed and the rest obviously will be squashed. There's no way Bioware is going to let them be. Comparisons to Fallout 76 are a downright lie and whoever spreads those lies should be ashamed of themselves. I've experienced some minor bugs and so the game does lose some score for that.

    Story - Look, it's not Mass Effect but mainly because it's linear, not because it is any less quality. I am very much enjoying getting to know the colorful cast around Fort Tarsis and there is at least one twist I didn't see coming. Now sure, not everyone has to love the story, everyone is allowed to have their opinion. However, the story of Anthem leaves Warframe, Destiny, and Division in the dust and that's indisputable. Anyone saying otherwise is lying to you.

    Graphics - Everyone agrees these are great.

    Sound - Everyone agrees this is great.

    Gameplay - Everyone agrees this is great. It's super fun. The combo system is a joy and unlike Destiny you can make some actually diverse builds with the gear in the game. None of the 4 Javelins plays the same. I stomp around the battlefield like Hulkbuster Iron Man in my Colossus and am constantly cycling between all my abilities. From sprinting through mobs with my shield, to air slams, to mortars, to flamethrowers, throw in some auto cannon and grenade launcher, and just keep on going. Anthem is an Iron Man simulator and it is a glorious one.

    Endgame grind - Is pretty typical for this genre. Now, grinding isn't for everyone! That's cool. However, the grind is absolutely comparable to anything in Destiny, Warframe, Division, etc. If you don't like the grind in this game, you just don't like looter shooters.

    EA hating - I mean, I'm totally with you that EA is a bad company but I'm not going to drag down a good game just to hate on EA.

    Microtransactions - Are only for cosmetics, and all DLC is free. Yes, it sucks to have micro transactions in paid games but we crossed that bridge a while ago and it's a thing now. I won't drag down a good game to hate on micro transactions.

    Day one patches - Yes, it sucks that games release and need day one patches. Again, why should we drag Anthem through the mud to complain about that practice? It is also a lot more forgivable with a game like Anthem as it is a live service that will evolve over time. You don't like these new live service games? Bully for you, don't play them, Cyberpunk is being worked on as we speak, doesn't mean Anthem deserves to be dragged down. Personally, I enjoy the journey we take with these live service games, still have fond memories of the Year 1 Triumphs from Destiny.

    Overall, the core fundamentals of this game are solid and a blast. There are some minor rough edges that need polishing, some UI fixes, some bug squashing. You skip this game because of the critics, you're missing out.
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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. Mar 15, 2019
    2
    At first I thought the game was good and fun. The flying is really solid and the shooting is pretty damn fun. But after a while I started toAt first I thought the game was good and fun. The flying is really solid and the shooting is pretty damn fun. But after a while I started to see anthem's flaws. The countless bugs, the ridiculous weapon perks (you get an assault rifle that gives bonus sniper damage, why?!) and the overall laziness of the developer. I wish this game would be a succes but unfortunately it became what everyone thought, a disaster. Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2019
    0
    Wanna see something real funny? Go on Reddit to the r/AnthemTheGame or r/LowSodiumAnthem subreddits and prepare to laugh your ass off asWanna see something real funny? Go on Reddit to the r/AnthemTheGame or r/LowSodiumAnthem subreddits and prepare to laugh your ass off as people do the most amazing mental gymnastics you'll ever see.

    "Huh? Bioware finally came out with the half-assed content they were supposed to 3 months ago? Why that means they still care about this game! Because you know, releasing content multiple months late in such an anticlimactic way somehow means this game's obviously going to have a FFXIV-like reboot!"

    "What's that? The developers decided to not post here anymore right after release? Why, it's because of the haters constantly bashing the game and the company! Certainly not because Bioware acted like little **** the moment people pointed out how the literal hundreds of flaws that makes the game not even worth $20! If you haters would've just sat there and ate your bowl of **** like the rest of us fans you wouldn't be so angry!"

    "What's this? Various people including the leads of Anthem have left Bioware during development and after release? Good riddance! Who needs people that have been with the company for almost 20 years & know what they're doing? Out with the old, in with the...oh, the positions of the people that left are still empty after all this time? Don't worry about filling them in! They'll figure it out somehow! They have Bioware Magic on their side after all!"

    "Really? You decided to cancel the planned bonus content that was supposed to come out and instead to replace them with seasonal events that are literally just lazy reskins of the thing that came out 3 months too late & the same base content that was in the game since launch? Why that's an amazing idea! That way I can grind and grind for hundreds of hours on the literal same maps doing menial tasks that are made insanely long just to pad out the playtime! Can't wait to have missions where I have to kill 1000 enemies, then 2500 enemies and then 5000 enemies that ultimately serves no purpose whatsoever because Bioware is that desperate to have people play their game for more than an hour before realizing that they're just wasting time!"

    "Oh, and please don't mention all of the bugs, glitches, game crashes and disconnection problems the game has had since day 1. That triggers me because I can't justify those, which makes me realize that the game I spend 20 hours a day on isn't perfect."

    I honestly haven't seen a gaming fanbase this idiotic, desperate & pathetic since Evolve's. Fitting for a game that's also on its' way to becoming dead like Evolve.
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  7. Mar 4, 2019
    0
    This review is basically here to illustrate my disappointment in the direction Bioware's taken with this late to the party looter shooter. IThis review is basically here to illustrate my disappointment in the direction Bioware's taken with this late to the party looter shooter. I actually liked Mass Effect Andromeda, okay it had a lot of problems but there was still enough stuff in there to give me some of that Bioware magic. This game feels like what it is, a sell out ( yea a lot of end game micro-transactions ) and, to be honest, it's kinda depressing. I hope EA doesn't liquidate one of my favourite developers like they have with so many before them... but after this, it doesn't look good.

    Update: Apparently this game may switch off your PS4 mid-play, in some cases it might actually brick your console - so yea, there's also that added bonus.
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