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Anthem - Windows

Model: 36993SKU: 6259292

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Gunplay with Questionable Gameplay Design

    Posted
    Cyryus
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    My wife and I both picked up copies of Anthem and have been having an absolute blast playing the game together. Picking out and customizing our Iron-Man like Javelins is an awesome experience. Once you land in battle, fly over to the objective, and kick some awesome Space Iron Man butt. The gunplay is excellent, everything is flashy with amazing graphics and sounds. The synergy between the classes works beautiful together with freezing the enemies and smashing them with a giant metal shield. Zapping them with lighting then catching the enemies on fire. It ALL feels AWESOME in this breathtaking world they produced. Some of the pretties sights I’ve ever seen in a game. Once the mission is over... you get hit with the Huh? Some questionable end-screen overview section with barely any info on what’s happening, and a ton of loading screens (installing on an SSD is a MUST), Loading screen from the mission end screen back into the city, want to check out your new weapons? Loading screen. Want to change the mission you're on and round up your team for some action. Loading screen. Want to go to the vault and see what crafting materials you have…. Loading screen. Too far away from your group while in the world playing? Loading Screen. Die? Loading Screen. Loading Screen. Loading... loa...lo... screen. The beautiful Frostbite engine CAN NOT handle this type of game. It was designed for arena like maps like Battlefield and Battlefront. While the few year old version The Division fluidly allows you to go from your own private instance to seeing other players and tackling their version of dungeons. No loading screens. Anthem is covered in question gameplay. The entire hub world is in first person view with a ton of NPCs to talk too. The dialog is good, their facial expressions are great for the most part but they go on and on about their life. Do I really care?? I don’t think so. Some of the main characters I do enjoy talking too but the generic people in the corner of the map is just… filler content? Filler LORE content. Bioware has produced a wonderful world filled with a ton of lore and awesome combat system and I have faith in EA and Bioware to make the game even better. But as of right now, the gunplay and flying is AWESOME while rest of the game is OKAY. I will give it a 4 out of 5 due to the fact my wife and I love playing together and we are having a great time…. Until the missions end and it's another 15-20 mins of generic boring NPC conversations and loading screens. If playing solo, wait for a sale! If playing with a group, its deff a good game buried by questionable game designs or maybe its just the graphics engine. Not sure whats happening here. Strong Alone. Stronger Together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game with tons of room to grow

    Posted
    Beege
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    Just to throw my two cents in here since there seems to be some people who haven't been thrilled and I don't want people to be turned away from a really fun game. At pre-launch it had some issues, some real irritating ones, but I knew it was more of a server stress test than anything. At launch most things have been cleared up, there's still a couple little hiccups but a lot of them are getting fixed pretty quickly. Bioware (who I thought I would swear off after they abandoned Andromeda so quickly) has been really good about transparency and communication. Their turn around on a lot of things has been really good. I love the game, I'm a little over 100 hours so far and must say that it has been a blast and am still enjoying it. The story was great and in line with ME2's nice story. They have lots of room to grow which I think we'll see in the coming months. Gameplay has been fantastic, 4 different javelins to fit any play style and you can switch easily if you decide one isn't for you. The flying to landing to swimming has been a blast too. I love also how nice it is to customize it, you can really go nuts and spend a lot of time tweaking the appearance just the way you want. Lastly the graphics are crazy beautiful - I find myself just parking on a cliff side to enjoy the view. There's very few games I've ever done that with. I attached a cool pic of the view - keep in mind that I'm on Medium settings due to me running 3x 4k monitors on my older vid card. Love this game so much I made the jump to get a high end card to let it shine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous and Fun. Buggy and Tedious

    Posted
    Joey
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    The action in this game is FUN. The environments will have you mentally "oohing" and "ahhing" You will spend most of your time stuck in Fort Tarsis and load screens. You can't chain quests, you have to leave your suit and hop back in every time. The loading times aren't too terrible but oh my goodness there is a load screen just to look at your gear!! There are so many!! The combat is a ton of fun and the objectives are straightforward. Being able to play any javelin without having to reroll a new character is just brilliant. This game isn't perfect and probably wasn't ready yet but BioWare seems to be listening intently to the community and making an effort to fix a lot of problems. If you are broke and have FOMO about this game save your money. It's a lot of fun but there's not a whole lot to do in the end game once you've got there. Basically it comes down to farming blueprints and materials to create gear with the rolls you want. Take the time to save up a little extra cash for this that won't break your budget and in a month or two there will be much more to do. If 65 bucks doesn't hurt your budget, pull that trigger, why not? You may tire of the game after about 60 hours but at least it's in your collection when they update it! Overall I found this to be the perfect thing to do while I wait for season of the Drifter in Destiny 2! I'm not into the whole pvp thing or the set and setting of Division 2. If you crave sci-fi PvE gameplay and need a little break from Destiny 2 this game is for you! Just be prepared for a few bugs and a lot of downtime while team story plays out as you level through the main campaign.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm having a lot of fun so far!

    Posted
    Helcyon
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    This game wasn't on my radar until I tried the beta, and surprisingly it was a lot of fun. I'm really enjoying my time with it. The best part is the combat and how powerful you feel flying around in an Iron Man suit. I think BioWare really nailed the controls and feel. On top of that, the game's graphics look amazing, the lore and world-building are really interesting, and personally I think the voice-acting is really well done. My only issue with the game is the dumb AI that tends to just stand around at times, but it hasn't been a big deal to me. BioWare has been actively communicating with the fans, so hopefully this means they'll listen an implement the fix along with a few others. I definitely appreciate that future content (DLC, expansions, etc.) will be free. The game may feel incomplete for Destiny, Division, Warframe, and Borderlands veterans, but what is has is plenty for me, especially as a working adult. I have not experienced any bugs, glitches, or issues that others have mentioned in reviews thankfully. Even loading times have been a non-issue for me. The game has run perfectly for me. I'm playing on a GTX 980, i7-4790k, 1080p maintaining 60-70fps on high settings (with a few things like shadows turned to medium). Overall I recommend the game a ton. If you can try it out through something like Origin Access with at least the 10-hour trial like I did then I highly recommend doing so in order to make up your own opinion about the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game, with some flaws

    Posted
    Lyndon
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    I am having fun with this game, but its not without some problems. I am encouraged by the gameplay and the mechanics. There are still bugs that need to be fixed and the initial main story quest can be completed quickly. Much of the negative reviews are from people that flew thru the content or just restating what seems to be popular right now in terms of bashing the game because EA is the publisher. It would have probably have been better as a single player game with a stronger storyline, but the matchmaking is painless and quick. If you want to burn thru the content quickly without enjoying the world, you can get bored but they are already promising free DLC so there is that. Microtransactions are limited to purely cosmetic items and can be done with in game grinding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good looking game, lacking content

    Posted
    Kent1
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    The game is one of the most visually stunning games so far in 2019. I'm running it on a i7 7820x and RTX 2080 Ti at 1440p and get between 70-100fps. The story is so mediocre that it's painful- hollow and was shoved in to help break the action up. The missions are repetitive a la Destiny where you end up visiting the same zones over and over again only to get behind a door that was locked in the prior mission. If you are going to buy this game because you will have fun, you will find fun in it. If you are on the edge, do NOT BUY IT unless it's $30 or less. The endgame content is severely lacking and legendary loot (best in the game) is just a reskin of starter weapons- no diversity and it sucks!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What I wanted, room to grow

    Posted
    Regaeas
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    I never played the Destiny games, not a FPS person really (I did play through the Borderlands games). This is what I looked for: a cooperative game to play with a handful of friends. It provides that hands down. Combat is fun, writing is well done, and I love the suits. Yes there are issues. As usual with software development some talked about possible features never came (such as immediately equipping new weapons). The disconnect between what happens in the single player area and multiplayer area could be a lot better. However, I enjoy the core game loop a lot. It's my type of loop. There's plenty of room for them to grow and get better (or worse), but was worth the two copies I ordered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun core, wasted potential

    Posted
    Chris
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    The core mechanics are fun, but they also hint at potential that it's never lived up to. Nothing pushes you to use flight during combat in any meaningful way. The lot stops focus too much on weapons (with their minor improvements to DPS) and not enough on your cooldown equipment with their greater capacity to impact how you play. The frequency and length of load screens is also grating, even after the patch. Weird bugs that show your resolution resetting every boot. Technical issues like this also drag it down. The potential is there, and I hope Anthem grows into it like Warframe, a Division, Destiny and other games were able to. Right now it's just a fun, flawed first draft.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ironman, the Video Game

    Posted
    ChosenNickname
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    There's a lot of hate for this game. My experience has been different. I like playing Ironman, the Video Game. I enjoy flying around and shooting up stuff. I like not having to micro-manage my buildout until the mission is over. I don't like the load screens and I don't like the tether. But I like piloting my javelin, and I really like playing this game. I did find this particular purchase odd. I bought the "physical copy" of the game. Which means I bought a case with a download code in it... I have my reasons, but it still seems odd when I think about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A flawed but fun game

    Posted
    Eddie
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    It's a fun looter shooter that suffers from the usual issues these game have when first released, minor bugs, server disconnects, balancing issues, and a few design issues. Bioware seem to be working very hard to remedy a lot of these issues. The gameplay is pretty fun but slightly repetitive. The graphics are amazing . The story and voice acting are pretty good but could be better. Given time I think this game is going to be really good, but I'm still having a lot of fun with it at the moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Core gameplay is great, still missing key features

    Posted
    Scott
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    So far the game has excellent gameplay, however there are some missing systems that can be frustrating among other things. Like waypoints and notifications for world events. Good loot is fairly difficult to come by at higher difficulties as items can roll stats that are unusable. However, the team at BioWare seems to be intent on engaging with the community and fixing the issues. They clearly have a vision and with time this game will flourish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game that is being updated weekly

    Posted
    Jonp
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    This game has been getting flak, but the gameplay is solid, the graphics are gorgeous, and it’s fun to play. BioWare is updating the game weekly and is working hard on fixing bugs, and issues the players are complaining about. It’s fun to fly around as Ironman and smash enemies, firing ice and fire as the storm javelin, or ninja like or hulk like with the other javelins. Great co op game, but you need multiple PCs and copies of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice game, a fiew issues

    Posted
    JHooper
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    I really enjoy the game. It's odd to buy an empty case and have to download the game afterwards, but that's how it works these days. However, there were some install glitches that meant I had to download it multiple times to finally get it working, and at 55GB per download that hurts. Once it was, though, with a well outfitted system both the gameplay and the visuals are great, and the feeling of being Iron Man is substantial.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Has potential...

    Posted
    Garland
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    For a BioWare game, it's very disappointing. The story aspect of the game is forgettable. Gameplay is average at best. The main thing that stands out is the flight mechanics. Very little content as of right now, very bare for a game that has been in "development" for 6 years. It has potential, but I doubt we'll see it realized from all the negative press we're seeing. Definitely do your research before purchasing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A really enjoyable looter shooter.

    Posted
    UglyOtter
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    This game took me by surprise considering the amount of hate it's getting. I'm guessing it's just the next cool thing to hate. It has a more fair loot system than the likes of destiny. The 3rd person camera is a breath of fresh air. Combat, and movement feels really really slick. Only complaint is the game tries to force you to play missions public, and is on the easy side when you do so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    Amywashere
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    It just wasn't that good. I didn't end up playing it much as if just wasn't for me. The game play was bad, when I was shooting it didn't feel like shooting. Flying is fun, but you cannot upgrade and it is always the same difficulty with flight controls. You should be able to upgrade stability and the like. With that said, maybe it would appeal to others.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Gaming Experience

    Posted
    Jabaraboosh
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    I have been waiting for a game where I get to fly around like Iron Man and this is it. Sure there are some bugs, and the loading screens are a pain, but once you start piloting your javelin and getting your first legendary, you don't care about issues the game has. With more updates and improvements, this game will rise to be one of the greats for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    put back in oven. not ready yet.

    Posted
    Ven1
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    This game has alot of potential. But currently it’s a coin toss if you get dropped from the server/the game crashes or if you actually get to play for any length of time. compared to other games of similar style it’s missing many standard features, like map way points, seeing what loot you got right away (instead of you got an uncommon item)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this Game

    Posted
    Matt
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    Game won't even launch on my rig - when both demos (while glitchy like everyone else) worked. Already spoke with Best Buy associate this evening and had refund processed. To everyone else out there, good luck with rolling the dice on this one. Give this a year then maybe come back. Maybe.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game so far

    Posted
    ASUSJunkie
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    This was my first game on my new PC after not being a PC gamer for years. This game is fun, I really like how they did the suits (Javelins) the variety of options and customization is great too. The multiplayer aspect is great too as you don't have to find your own group.

    I would recommend this to a friend