Anthem (XB1/PC/PS4) - out 22nd Feb, New Trailer (p6)

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PostRe: Anthem (XB1/PC/PS4) - out 22nd Feb, New Trailer (p5)
by Venom » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:13 pm

Rudolphin wrote:Everyone who played the Alpha agreed to an NDA. It technically is illegal if we discuss any details of the game and ResetEra could possibly get in trouble for hosting such impressions given their size and reach.


I'm not saying there aren't consequences but... an NDA is a contract, an agreement between two parties, breaking it is not a crime. However if a person breaks such a contract then they can be taken to civil court and sued for damages, however this is not the same as crime.

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PostRe: Anthem (XB1/PC/PS4) - out 22nd Feb, New Trailer (p5)
by Tafdolphin » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:16 pm

Ok

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PostRe: Anthem (XB1/PC/PS4) - out 22nd Feb, New Trailer (p5)
by Peter Crisp » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:50 pm

Aren't you breaking the NDA by simply by confirming that the Alpha exists?

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PostRe: Anthem (XB1/PC/PS4) - out 22nd Feb, New Trailer (p5)
by Tafdolphin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:10 pm

So, I managed to get on. Impressions follow, but they're not impressions of the game. They're impressions of my time with Undertale. Obviously.

- The intro sequence is entirely FMV, and starts in media res. This means that your character gets to do a bunch of cool stuff while you...watch. It's weird. They've also gone down the Destiny route of making the plot as incomprehensible as possible. Lots of "We've got to save the Reactant from the Maelstrom created by that Gleaming Obelisk! It's reacting to that ancient Coloniser tech!" etc etc
- There's no character customisation, just a Destiny-esque choice of face presets (21 of them for each gender)
- There doesn't appear to be any dialogue options during conversations, at least not yet. Each convo plays out as an extended in-game cutscene with no interactivity.
- Your handler character is unlikable within 5 minutes, and nails-on-chalkboard annoying after 10, and probably the one you'll be spending the most time with. Nice.
- The hub level is a huge visual downgrade from the initial reveal. It's also tiny, one street section and a engineering bay. Could obviously become larger later.
- The graphics are nice, but I honestly think Destiny 2 looks better. The art design in that game elevates it above this, which is so far very bland. Think a generic version of Pandora from Avatar.
- The sound design is amazing and the standout feature for me.

Movement feels good, but the initial mission design either 'fly through these rings' missions from GTA or 'shoot these things'.

But yeah. This doesn't feel like a BioWare game in any way that's good.

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PostRe: Anthem (XB1/PC/PS4) - out 22nd Feb, New Trailer (p5)
by Venom » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:15 pm

Taf - good to hear all this, ta. How much game is in the demo and have you met any other players?

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:32 pm

There's hardly any content, 3 missions. One pairs you with other players, but there was seemingly no reason for this as it was a standard 'go there, kill x number of things' one.

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PostRe: Anthem (XB1/PC/PS4) - out 22nd Feb, New Trailer (p5)
by BOR » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:29 pm

I agree with most of the comments by Floex and Taf about this, except the sound effects which I do not hear.

I think it’s got a little potential and I don’t know how much they have left out for the final product.

I couldn’t get on with public as it kept telling me to change the difficultly so end up I played on my own which I found it enjoyable anyway.

May give it another go at another session tonight.

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PostRe: Anthem (XB1/PC/PS4) - out 22nd Feb, New Trailer (p5)
by Monkey Man » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:58 pm



Get a look at Anthem's Legion of Dawn Edition, including the exclusive armor pack. As a bonus, this trailer gives a bit of story background on the Legion of Dawn too!

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