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  1. Radish

    Anthem - February 22nd

    We’ve hit peak levels of Mass Effect Andromeda criticism now that people are misrepresenting jokes to make the dialogue seem worse than it is. Anthem has plenty of flaws, you don’t need to make new ones up.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    Man, the main story really isn't incredibly difficult to follow. Sure, it helps if you read the odd codex entry but generally it's all pretty easy to understand. I'm really curious how that reviewer would cope with the likes of Mass Effect if he found this difficult to follow. The rest of it sounds fair enough, although given how fun the core gameplay is I would give it a higher rating than 6/10. Having now finished the story, it does seem like it was pretty bare-boned and could have done with being fleshed out in certain spots. It has a nice tease for future content though.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    It's basically the same, e.g clicking "change mission" just takes you back to the expedition map where you scroll around to click on the mission you want to do. Played a little with the new patch (did a contract, talked to a few people, used the vault/forge) and it doesn't feel any different. Loading wasn't any different (on an SSD) and there's still a second or two delay when you assign each item in the vault as junk. No improvements to frame rate anywhere. Other than the new mission select screen above I can't say I noticed any difference.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    Haha, I think I read the thread at the same time as you I was editing it in as I went. V1NX, Anthem has only just launched. In no way can it compete in content with Warframe, a game that has been released for years. It's the same problem that every game in the online genre has. Every MMO when they launched was compared to WoW as it was at that time, rather than when Vanilla came out, and they always came up short.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    Don't worry guys, the Corporate Vice President of Xbox has chimed in to call us all whiners: Gamer's should listen to impartial Streamers, presumably because they're easier to pay off than the traditional game press. I wonder if it's because Microsoft paid to advertise Anthem.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    I'm finding the story to be pretty entertaining. There are some decent characters and it gets better as it goes along (not sure what the ending will be like). I once spent 30 minutes talking to people in Fort Tarsis - I think there were 7 or 8 npcs to talk to in total, all spread out over the city. It's completely at odds with the rest of the game and just flat out doesn't work in a co op game.
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    Hitman 2 (2018)

    Down to £14 on PC at cdkeys.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    Based on the current PC build, I'd be amazed if they could get it running at 60 fps on the X. I'm hoping that the current build we're playing is miles behind the final one in terms of optimization though, but that is maybe being too optimistic.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Jeff playing Anthem is exactly the same. He picks the dullest class and in a big combat encounter with lots of enemies grouped up, just stands there and sprays his default assault rifle into them. He didn't use a single ability the entire fight (except he did throw a frag grenade at the last, nearly dead enemy). Never watch a GB quick look if you want to find out how a game plays, they're terrible at them. Only go if you think it'll be entertaining despite them playing it poorly.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    It does seem like this early access period has massively screwed them over. I wonder how much better it will be once that patch comes out - I know for sure that the "open 15 chests" challenge is being patched to have shared progress, which would make a huge difference.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    Yeah, it's very misleading to list them as Freeplay challenges because that's easily the worst way to complete most of them. Some have to be done there (such as completing 5 of the public events), but most can be done easily through missions. The guys I played with carried on with those challenges after I logged off in disgust and it turned out to not be as bad as we first thought. It still took them a couple of hours, but they did it via Freeplay which it turns out isn't as efficient as normal missions. For some reason I could still use the remaining 7 hours of my 10 hour trial (despite no longer having an origin access or premier sub) so I decided to give it another bash - and I'm actually glad I did. It makes a terrible first impression when you see that checklist of 16 or so things to do (and the implication that you have to run around the, quite frankly, shit open world to complete them), but once you start playing around them it only took me an hour or so to get it all done. For instance, the multi-kill one is actually incredibly easy. As you're playing as a Storm, just pick two quick to use, high damage abilities (flame burst and burning orb worked for me) and you can just one shot them.You could even just kill them with melee abilities if you still need to do that challenge. Any kills with your ultimate won't count as those are required for a different challenge. I think the actual core of Anthem is good, it's just mired in a ton of shit and weirdly enough it doesn't feel ready for launch at all. I know there's a patch coming when it officially launches on Friday, but I can't see it making the massive overhauls the game needs. Freeplay needs to be reworked for many reasons, the UI is terrible across the board, there are far too many loading screens, nothing is communicated to you at all, fort tarsis is a hugely flawed concept... but the flying, shooting and combat in general all feel really good. It's also a stunningly beautiful world to fly around in.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    In case it annoyed anyone else as much as me: I just got my ea premier access refunded via ea chat. I specifically mentioned that I'd played it for <10 hours and hadn't touched any other games, just in case that made any difference. I also subbed this morning which probably helped. Oh, and I said I couldnt get the game to run well (which is actually pretty accurate). I just can't be bothered to spend hours grinding away at tedious things like "get 50 melee kills" or "loot 15 chests" (when everyone in your party of 4 needs to do it individually).
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    Yeah, the freeplay bullshit has completely killed my momentum. It's the worst padding I've seen in a game for a long time and it's just offensively bad.
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    Anthem - February 22nd

    The EA access 10 day trial is live, not sure what grants early access to the full game on Xbox.
  15. The Final Station is good and Massive Chalice is supposed to be (but was included with GWG a while back I think). It's been in my backlog for years though so I have no idea.
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