Anthem - BioWare's take on Destiny


#1

Canned gameplay from E3:


#2

Because one uninspired, mediocre, co op console shoooter (destiny) wasn’t enough.

As a pet peeve, I HATE HATE HATE when a game has you in a mech and/or mech suit/powered armor, and it just feels like you’re a normal human soldier on foot (but now with jet pack).


#3

The suits are a mechanic to explain why you have awesome superpowers. And no doubt to get you to want to buy DLC suit upgrades and skins, etc. I don’t particularly mind it, but I suppose if you’re looking for an accurate feel for Iron Man armor, it’s probably not gonna deliver.

The game world looks great. The gameplay is standard stuff, but I can certainly see having a good time for a few weeks playing co-op in that world.

The thing I hate is the competency of the actors they get to voice the ‘players’ in the gameplay demo. I want to see it more true to life.

“Uhh, what key brings up the auto-target?” “Tom you targeted the mortar on our own ship.”
" Oops, I fell off the cliff, can you rez me?"
@Jason_McMaster! Why’d you run me over with that hovercycle?!?!”


#4

This gameplay looked fucking incredible. The snark and cynicism makes zero sense to me.


#5

So totally in.


#6

That was a really cool demo. It’s not really my cup of tea, but they have my attention.


#7

Looks like playing in Iron Man or War Machine’s suit, which is pretty cool. I’m certainly not going to write off based upon a 5 min video.


#8

So what Bioware is this?


#9

Edmonton.


#10

so how long do we have to wait for this? I’m either blind or not finding any estimate of release date.


#11

Looks pretty cool, and I’d definitely consider getting it for my PS4 Pro, except for the fact that I just can’t get into multiplayer online gaming at this point in my life. I’m not a Destiny or Overwatch player for the same reason. If it had a single player campaign, then perhaps I could be tempted… But no mention of one, so I guess not.


#12

If it’s like Destiny, then it should be pretty fun to play through in single player.

(And then patched later so that it’s no longer fun in single player).


#13

Is it just me or did the level design in that video seem a little constrained, considering it’s an open world game? High cliffs and waterfalls on both sides, basically nudging you down a corridor. It felt more like a pre-designed mission rather than an open world segment which I assume they were trying to showcase when they came across that tough mob and later a dungeon.

I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this though, Destiny 2 isn’t vibing well with me (tone wise) and this looks a little more grounded.


#14

Platforms?


#15

Coming 2018


#16

RIP Mass Effect…

long live Biowares Destiny!

It looked AMAZING!!.. but a part of me is pissed how quick they are to toss aside Mass Effect. And whens the next Dragon Age??? :-(


#17

PC, Xbox 1 and PS4.


#18

It does have SP per developer twitter.


#19

Great, thanks.


#20

My sister is oddly excited about this, and she dislikes most FPS games.