Anthem

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Arachnid1
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/10/15776168/anthem-ea-bioware-rpg-teaser-e3-2017

This is Biowares new game made by the same team that made the original Mass Effect trilogy. I'm on board just to see a new IP by those guys. It won't be release until 2019 apparently but I'll be following it closely.

ares834
A Destiny knockoff made by EAware? I'll pass.

Beniboybling
With a live service and disruptive new social design tho.

Arachnid1
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We'll see where they take it. These guys gave me a hundred+ hours of a great experience in ME so they've more than earned the benefit of the doubt.

Demonic Phoenix
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Smasandian
From a graphics point of view, it looks very impressive.

If they can impart Bioware storytelling than I'm game. Destiny and The Division tried to expand story into the loot gathering but they ultimately failed. If the intro sequence that starts the quest is an indication of how the game sets up missions then this game is very much on my radar.

The strange thing....is that the most impressive part of the demo was when the players flew through the air and then dived in the water to open up an entire area beneath it. If that's the case then I will be more than happy to explore the world they created

Demonic Phoenix
Yeah, that exploration gameplay looked amazing. I'm not a fan of co-op games in general, but I want to see where this goes.

BruceSkywalker
can't wait to buy and play.. this looks good

Smasandian
Originally posted by Demonic Phoenix
Yeah, that exploration gameplay looked amazing. I'm not a fan of co-op games in general, but I want to see where this goes.

As Ares said, it's EA's version of a loot shooter. It's probably not going to have any huge surprises. If they include Bioware storytelling then it could be something special.

BackFire
Difficult to really gauge anything about the game yet. Have no idea about the story or if there will be an emphasis on characters/world building, or if it'll be like Destiny where all that is on the back burner. Has potential, will have to see more on it, though.

Smasandian
From the trailer, it does look like they are making an effort to provide some resemblance of a story.

Most games like this are very bare when it gives out missions. It's usually some sort of voiceover/phone thing while this game seems to have interaction with NPC's.

Tough to say though.

BackFire
Yeah, but I mean this is Bioware, their games are primarily known for characters/writing moreso than for gameplay reasons. If the main priority of the game isn't characters/writing than I have to question why Bioware even made this game.

Smasandian
True and it's the Edmonton office and that's the good one.

I just don't see EA releasing that trailer without having a huge story element attached to the game. And after the shitstorm EA received after ME:A, I cannot see them allowing this game to be released in that state.

This looks like EA Edmonton had help from DICE because those facial animations are straight from the Battlefield series.

BackFire
Yeah the animations, and the graphics in general, were really nice.

I look forward to seeing more of the game over the next year or so.

Nemesis X
But doesn't The Old Republic have loot gathering but still tell a story? I think we're letting Destiny and Division get to us.

Smasandian
Yes, from what I understand.

The Division did have a story and the missions were pretty good.

ares834

KingD19
Well they showed 6-8 minutes of an Alpha mission. For all we know it could be just like Mass Effect or Dragon Age with a huge story that branches depending on your choices in and out of combat.

ares834

Beniboybling
Looks lame and generic. no

BackFire
Some good news about this game. Drew Karpyshyn, head writer of Mass Effect 1 & 2 is writing for Anthem.

Antonio94
Originally posted by BackFire
Some good news about this game. Drew Karpyshyn, head writer of Mass Effect 1 & 2 is writing for Anthem.

Then I will consider this is an excellent news. When Anthem announced at E3 I was kinda worried since I'm quite skeptical when it's gameplay video shown. Graphic aside, the video looks extremely scripted to me and after what happened with Andromeda, I'm in cautious state.

Smasandian
It was scripted but aside from that big monster at the beginning of the game, all the rest of footage seemed pretty normal to me.

1. You can fly down to areas. Seems normal to me.
2. You swim under water and fight dudes. Nothing too outrageous.
3. You attack those things at the end. Seemed like a mission event.


It didn't seem too scripted to me.

Tzeentch
Looks interesting at least from an aesthetic perspective, but looter-shooters in which you have to autistically grind for RNG unlocks (or just pay real money haaaa) is the definition of cancer so it's likely a no-go for me.

Robtard
Originally posted by Demonic Phoenix
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Would have to see/hear more, but as of right now, looks very meh, aside from looking pretty/cool designs.

NemeBro
ares you've hated Bioware for like seven years now, they're not one of your favorite developers you phucking nerd.

Anyway, meh on this game.

ares834
They were one of my favorite developers years ago. KotOR and ME2 are two of my favorite games. It's just been a long time since I've liked them. stick out tongue

Nemesis X
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Yeah seems about right.

Zack Fair
No hype for me.

ares834
So EA stuck again and just killed Visceral. After the disaster that was ME:A, I expect Bioware is on thin ice. If this game doesn't meet EA's absurd expectations, I wouldn't be surprised if Bioware is closed down.

Kazenji
EA is the serial killer of game studio's.

Arachnid1
Originally posted by Kazenji
EA is the serial killer of game studio's. RIP Dead Space. You're up in survival horror heaven with Silent Hill now.

Judging by sales, Evil Within will be with you guys shortly. I'm glad Evil Within went out on such a phenomenal entry unlike Silent Hill Downpour or Dead Space 3 though.

https://i.imgur.com/n7utPH9.png

Kazenji
I guess its only time until they take DICE out the back and finish them off too.

Smasandian
Have you read the Kotaku story regarding Visceral?

I think there was major problems within the company. I don't think it's all on EA's feet.

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