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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. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    This game has great potential. You can fun with your friends very nice. Gameplay and mechanics very nice. The best world design I have seen.This game has great potential. You can fun with your friends very nice. Gameplay and mechanics very nice. The best world design I have seen. The sights and surroundings are really excellent. Stronghold mode are amazing with grandmaster difficulty. Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2019
    9
    The good- gameplay, flight mechanics, battles are always fun, good customization. Having a blast playing with friends
    the mediocre- The
    The good- gameplay, flight mechanics, battles are always fun, good customization. Having a blast playing with friends
    the mediocre- The story. While definitely not a bad story, it wasn't great either.
    The bad- Bugs(which a lot have been delt with already. Loading screens, though on my computer they are pretty quick and I don't even have that good of computer.
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  4. Feb 27, 2019
    4
    Mine is on PC. I still give it 4 points only because of its beautiful world and cool flying experience, 2 for each. Everything else is a mess.Mine is on PC. I still give it 4 points only because of its beautiful world and cool flying experience, 2 for each. Everything else is a mess. There are bugs and flaws regard to every part of the game, especially the server issue. I used to blame Ubisoft for its unbearable server of The Division, now I think I need to apologize to Ubi. Guess what, I can be logged out of the game anywhere anytime for different reasons even if my internet is fast and stable af. I would say it looks like BioWare's team has no experience in making a Role Play Game at all, nice try.

    If you would like to wait for them to fix those issues, you can still buy the game because I think it still has potential, but If you don't have the patience, just give up, The Division 2 is just half a month away.
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  5. Feb 22, 2019
    2
    Убогий сюжет, никакой злодей, скучные миссии. Отсутствие эедейма. Нахрена вообще нужна эта игра? Что она может предложить в конкуренции сУбогий сюжет, никакой злодей, скучные миссии. Отсутствие эедейма. Нахрена вообще нужна эта игра? Что она может предложить в конкуренции с дестини, дивижен и варфрейм? Ну первые 2 часа прикольно летать и бегать в джевелинах. Ну за это можно накинуть парочку баллов. Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2019
    1
    I am a victim of a hype: I was looking for not so boring game, preferably single player (last ones I liked were Doom, Battlefront 2 singleI am a victim of a hype: I was looking for not so boring game, preferably single player (last ones I liked were Doom, Battlefront 2 single user campaigns, Battlefield 1 single user campaigns — I am not playing their multiplayer versions as I prefer War Thunder to waste my time online).
    So, I was seeing these “best 2018 PC games” and spotted Anthem as it was something new for me: jet packs, exoskeletons – looked intriguing. Also, any complicated equipment means restrictions in the real life and this means tactics or at least different skills for different kind of equipment . I love tactics, so I was looking for the game and even made a pre-order.

    My expectations were high so the reality was underwhelming: this equipment hardly needs any kind of skills. And game creators obviously believe grinding is fun. It is not for me.

    Refunded.
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  7. Jun 24, 2019
    0
    Это самая унылая игра подобного жанра из всех, что я видел. На минуточку, я играл в Варфрейм, Судьбу, Дивизию, но это полный шлак. 3,5к заЭто самая унылая игра подобного жанра из всех, что я видел. На минуточку, я играл в Варфрейм, Судьбу, Дивизию, но это полный шлак. 3,5к за предзаказ возвращать никто не хочет от чего еще больше портится представление об этой игре. в Мободрочь ради мободроча, ибо иных развлечений тут нет. И то теперь порезали систему лута, чтобы можно было получать топ шмотки лишь с данжей и все. Тупо гриндя одно и то же. Контента нет абсолютно. Игра проходится за 10-12 часов, после чего наступает время под названием "займи себя сам". Мне вот абсолютно комфортно убивать мобов в Сложном режиме и смысла идти в ГМ1-3 нет абсолютно. Ибо просто не за чем повышать себе сложно. Ничего кроме увеличения хп и урона нет. Тупо болванчики для битья. Невозможно унылый гринд. Я надеюсь нынешних Биоваров закроют за такую халтуру. От прежней студии не осталось ничего Expand

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