Anthem is the latest game from the renowned studio BioWare, a company known for creating the popular Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic series.
Anthem is a looter shooter with many RPG elements added in such as crafting, skill trees, looting, a leveling system, and character progression.
Anthem has a lot of things going for it: the open world and visuals it gives you are absolutely stunning with its texture qualities being absolutely top notch and the animations being fantastic. The lore and combat are also fantastic, providing fast-paced action while implementation in the slower RPG elements of combat such as abilities and modifiers very well. This on top of the multiplayer and team play aspects are very well done and I congratulate the studio on making these work so well with the limited time they had.
However, as much as I wish I could keep giving compliments, I have to talk about the bad parts—which are numerous. The story has character interactions that, while supposedly are tense situations, end up just falling flat on their face and seem like just badly timed jokes.
Also, the timing and tone of most dialogue is just wrong, and while the voice acting is quite well done, the tone is all wrong.
This isn’t even mentioning the technical and optimization issues, many of which have been completely killing consoles and making them totally inoperable. So far there are reports of over a thousand PS4’s and Xbox One’s crashing and being rendered inoperable from having Anthem installed/being played on the console. Beware.
At the end of the day, you’re much better off buying one of the many other and better looter-shooter games out there such as Borderlands 2 or either of the Destiny games as they have much more engaging gameplay and are guaranteed to not completely brick your hardware.
This is one Anthem you can ignore without guilt.