Ranting about Anthem and Bioware


#23

Patrick and Austins thoughts after plaything Anthem seem like good news?


#24

Yeah, I want to be more down about this, but all the impressions make it sound dope?


#25

I am glad the gameplay is solid. I get the sense that iterating on the mechanics is one of the most time-consuming and difficult aspects in the design.

But I am more worried about the story and continuity of the adventure. Otherwise it’s just another grindy looter shooter. I can’t remember anything about that sweet gold drop I picked up in whatever game that has random prefixes and suffixes cobbled together like Mr. Potato Head (I blame you Diablo). But I remember Mordrin singing Pirates of Penzance and drunk Tali doing vent sounds. Good times.


#26

I kept thinking of how much fun the movement and combat were in Zone of the Enders and it’s sequel. It sounds like Anthem might land in that ballpark. I was very luke-warm on the game at first, but now I can’t wait to hear/see more.


#27

Seeing Austin and Patrick’s response to hands on of the game was encouraging, but as my wife and I watched EA’s pitch for Anthem, we had way more questions than answers. I’m JUST now starting to catch up to the E3 episodes of the podcast and I think it was Austin who mentioned that in comparison Bethesda made the better pitch for Fallout 76 because they answered key questions and gave a real sense of what the game was, whereas EA’s pitch for Anthem gave us no real sense of what the game actually was.

Anyway, I HOPE Anthem does well because I want more Dragon Age and would like to return to Mass Effect some day.


#28

Yeah Austin’s and Patrick’s reaction to Anthem has me interested…

If they’ve nailed Iron Man flight that’s a real cool way of getting around.