Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Stormbringer » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:59 pm

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I was looking for an excuse to bail on what I was working on :lol:
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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:21 pm

Stormbringer wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Sly Boots wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:23 pm
I was looking for an excuse to bail on what I was working on :lol:
Reading HPL? ¬____¬
The circumstances in which are short session ended are a large part of the reason why I'm bowing out...

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:24 pm

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Division improved via free updates, you don't have to make a course correction via paid for stuff. There is also a big difference between Destiny and Anthem as Destiny had a good base to work of off, Anthem is coming from a much lower point. I think if they try to sell people a reboot of the game then the series is done. I think that the fact Anthem has been received so badly means free stuff is more likely in order to try and build up a player base.
To be honest given the state of the launch and the reception its received from critics and players alike, my expectation at this point is they'll throw some stuff at it over the next few months (ie the roadmap they've put out) before abandoning it. There's a strong chance it might not be salvageable.

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:52 am

Sly Boots wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:24 pm
DjchunKfunK wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Division improved via free updates, you don't have to make a course correction via paid for stuff. There is also a big difference between Destiny and Anthem as Destiny had a good base to work of off, Anthem is coming from a much lower point. I think if they try to sell people a reboot of the game then the series is done. I think that the fact Anthem has been received so badly means free stuff is more likely in order to try and build up a player base.
To be honest given the state of the launch and the reception its received from critics and players alike, my expectation at this point is they'll throw some stuff at it over the next few months (ie the roadmap they've put out) before abandoning it. There's a strong chance it might not be salvageable.
I think it is salvageable to a point, but only in making a bad game a mediocre game. There are issues with the game that I don't think you can solve without completely redoing the game. You can fix the loot and introduce more interesting missions and end game content, but the AI, combat and loading issues are more ingrained.

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:39 pm

Youtuber gets banned for... basically just playing the game:



The guy was apparently banned for just roaming around in free play opening chests. No hacks, no cheats.

That's ridiculous.

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Lee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:36 pm

Oh it's worse he was streaming his gameplay so of course others could see how easy it was due to Bioware bungling it and had to be punished for it!. IS there like a sarcasm emote that I haven't noticed in the smilies to use? :)

IT's like all these games that push the games services ie Destiny etc. They will ban first before taking any blame for it themselves.
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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Lee » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:51 am

So now the Game is bricking peoples PS4 when playing it :shock:

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:32 am

Fallout 76: I think I had the worst launch of any game in history.

Anthem: Hold my beer.

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by DjchunKfunK » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:33 am

Sony have started issuing refunds for Anthem due to this issue. Same happened with Andromeda, clearly an issue with the way Bioware use Frostbite.

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:42 am

DjchunKfunK wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:33 am
Sony have started issuing refunds for Anthem due to this issue. Same happened with Andromeda, clearly an issue with the way Bioware use Frostbite.
Wow, didn't realise MEA was the same. To be fair they've only had, what, two years to fix that known issue...

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:09 pm

Reports that the issue is also now affecting XBones:

https://gamerant.com/anthem-crashing-xbox-one/

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:20 pm

Bioware are holding a livestream at 9pm tonight to talk about the next patch. Will be interesting to hear how they plan to right the ship.

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:37 pm

Nothing like an organised boycott to let you know your players are happy:

https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/anthem-playe ... oot-grind/

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by DjchunKfunK » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:00 am

I will also be boycotting this game, for the rest of time.

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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:03 pm

Anthem: so bad, it's making people nostalgic for ME Andromeda:

https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/anthem-makes ... hindsight/

Personally I had fun with Andromeda, the main issues were the story and antagonists, both of which were forgettable at best. But as noted in the article, the combat and exploration were excellent, in many ways the best of the franchise. Like the article notes, Andromeda is probably the worst ME game, but that's like being the worst athlete at the Olympics.

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