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

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

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:52 pm

50gb?!?

Fuck that.

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

Post by Raid » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:14 pm

50gb's on the larger side, but I don't think it's a ridiculous figure any more.

Not when you compare it to the sodding 117gb of GoW4 anyway. ¬_¬

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

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:21 pm

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50gb's on the larger side, but I don't think it's a ridiculous figure any more.

Not when you compare it to the sodding 117gb of GoW4 anyway. ¬_¬
I did consider going back and seeing again how big that was, but I couldn't remember which thread it was in :lol:

If it was something I was really into it wouldn't be a problem, but for me that's a 10-hour download and not sure a faint, idle curiosity will do it in this case.

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

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:30 am

50GB seems standard for these kinds of title now, think AC: Odyssey was around that.

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

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:38 am

DjchunKfunK wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:30 am
50GB seems standard for these kinds of title now, think AC: Odyssey was around that.
My reaction is probably indicative of the sorts of games I've been playing predominantly over the past year or two. I can't even remember the last AAA title I bought, it might well have been ME: Andromeda (which was around that size).

Like I said, if it's something I'm really into it's not something I would worry about, but it's enough to put me off something I'm barely curious about.

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

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:00 am

Do you have a really slow connection because 10 hours to download 50GBs is pretty horrific.

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

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:32 am

DjchunKfunK wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:00 am
Do you have a really slow connection because 10 hours to download 50GBs is pretty horrific.
It's as fast as we can get in Basingstoke, but yeah, it's not great. Peaks at 3mb/s download on Steam.

It might be a bit less than 10 hours since we upgraded about a year ago, but it'll certainly be 6 or 7 I think.

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

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:04 pm

Ouch, 3mbs is not great.

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

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:31 pm

Despite what I said before, was starting to think I might give this a go... probably because of the dearth of interesting stuff being released currently.

I've seen people saying the action is very similar to Andromeda, and you know what? I really liked the action in Andromeda. Say what you like about the rest of the game, for a lot of the time it was a lot of fun to play. I'd definitely be up for more of that.

Then I watched a preview video of wandering around a hub area talking to NPCs and... yeah, it looks like the dialogue, voice acting and animations are all like Andromeda as well, and that is much less of a good thing. Watching the 7-minute vid I actually found myself zoning out and staring into space while boring characters said boring things in a boring voice.

Oh dear.

I guess I'll go back to waiting for something good.

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

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:36 pm

Have you played Yakuza Zero?

I'm going to give it another try, played some of the alpha, and then depending on how I feel I might sign up to the EA Plus thing for a month just to play it. I'm much more interested in The Division 2 although I'm a bit concerned that the environments are rather bland.

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

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:40 pm

Not that interested in Yakuza, I understand it's good just not sure it's my thing.

I did just pick up Metro Last Light Redux for a couple of quid though - I bounced off Metro 2033 but I'm determined to like the series if it kills me - so I'll probably get stuck into that when I'm finished with LiS Before the Storm.

The EA sub for a month or two is an interesting idea actually :-k

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

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:48 pm

What's putting you off Yakuza just out of interest?

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

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:51 pm

DjchunKfunK wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:48 pm
What's putting you off Yakuza just out of interest?
I hate to generalise, but I've never really enjoyed Japanese games or the setting, similarly have never been the least bit into anime.

I've bounced off a few Final Fantasies down the years...

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

Post by Snowy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:39 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:51 pm
DjchunKfunK wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:48 pm
What's putting you off Yakuza just out of interest?
I hate to generalise, but I've never really enjoyed Japanese games or the setting, similarly have never been the least bit into anime.

I've bounced off a few Final Fantasies down the years...
I am the same, and I bounced off Yakuza. Initially I was kinda intrigued, but that didn't last. 6 hours played, highly doubtful I will make it to 7.

Kept wishing it was Sleeping Dogs 2 :roll:
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Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:34 pm

Fair enough, although I have to say it's massively superior to Sleeping Dogs. :)

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