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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. Feb 26, 2019
    10
    I'm in love with this game! Haven't been so hooked since many years. In my opinion the story is really interesting and very dynamic, javelinsI'm in love with this game! Haven't been so hooked since many years. In my opinion the story is really interesting and very dynamic, javelins control is amazing and I FEEL the power of guns, grenades and rockets shot by my ranger.
    I must be a lucky guy as I never have any of these errors that many users complain about.
    You at least should try it if you are a fan of shooters or big ass mecha.
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  3. Mar 1, 2019
    9
    Amazing. beautiful.

    cant see where the hate comes from. i really enjoy anthem I'm sure more content will come with more updates since its
    Amazing. beautiful.

    cant see where the hate comes from. i really enjoy anthem
    I'm sure more content will come with more updates since its a service. and i cant wait
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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
    I can't play this game on my TV because EA's Frostbite, Dolby Vision and new Oled TVs supporting Dolby Vision Don't match and I get a blackI can't play this game on my TV because EA's Frostbite, Dolby Vision and new Oled TVs supporting Dolby Vision Don't match and I get a black screen. An issue known by Bioware since 2017 and Mass Effect and they did Nothing in 2 years.
    So I was upset but still gave it a try on a pc monitor, the prologue worked fine and then I kept having crashing issue returning to Windows.
    In order to be able to play this game I had to switch language to French. I can only play this game in freaking french or it won't even load in English. What the heck is wrong with you Bioware ?

    This is pretty much how you will experience Anthem: 10 hours in front of your software trying to make it work or waiting for it to load for 3 hours of actual playing time.

    The worst part is that I enjoy the gameplay which is pretty much copied on Mass Effect Andromeda that I loved.

    But the bugs, the crashes, being forced to play the french version, the lack of any story and the fact that I spent 70 dollars to support the studio that abandonned us Andromeda fans to create this joke of a game gave me arguably the worst gaming experience of my life and I've been playing for 25 years now…

    Still, even though I can't enjoy it on an Oled screen, the game is beautiful, smooth and very promising and could be a good game in a year or two when it should actually have been released.
    Hence the 2 points I give it.
    It could even be a great game if Bioware were to offer us an only-solo DLC of no more than 5 to 6 hours exploring the lore of Anthem...
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  6. Feb 27, 2019
    1
    Скучная, однообразная гриндилка. Нудятина прячится за хорошим графоном. Своих денег явно не стоит. EA душит свои подразделения короткимиСкучная, однообразная гриндилка. Нудятина прячится за хорошим графоном. Своих денег явно не стоит. EA душит свои подразделения короткими сроками, и результат на лицо. Expand
  7. May 5, 2019
    0
    f..king Liers, after that show in e3 with that fake mission . and what i see in the game i never ever buy bioware game never! you are deadf..king Liers, after that show in e3 with that fake mission . and what i see in the game i never ever buy bioware game never! you are dead company bioware it over ... Expand

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