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1 minute ago, StrickenBiged said:

I am in the negative hype-zone for the game personally, as in I am negatively pre-disposed towards it.

 

It looks like just another game cut from the cloth of Destiny and it's ilk, designed to trap you with repetitive gameplay and an obscene grind so that it can sell microtransactions. (Note, I'm not opposed to these gameplay loops per se, Monster Hunter World is excellent.) And it's published by EA, so you know that the MTX will be particularly gouging. 

 

Plus the theme just doesn't grab me. Another sci-fi third person shooter? Sure, it looks pretty enough, but it hardly looks imaginative or new in any way, to me at least. 

 

I'd happy to be proved wrong, and will read reviews and what have you once it's out, but my pre-release hype levels are below zero at this point. 

Thats the thing that bothers me the most, its comparative to binary domain in terms of creativity.

 

Nothing about anthem screams innovative as most games shelled out are mass produced quickly for profit.

 

Its why indie devs have more interesting ideas and concepts, because a third person sci-fi shooter isn't really creative at this point.

 

I want to see new games not just a halfhearted clone that screams generic as fuck

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13 minutes ago, UlvenFenrir said:

How can you support something like ea though? If you were to buy a couch but knew that the material was made out of an endangered species because it makes the company alot of money but there was another exact couch in the same quality but without endangering any animals, would you still support that same shitty company?

 

my point is, what fun is, is all personal opinion but it doesnt change the fact that ea is a company that runs horrible business practices and is butchering video games. So why support such a company when you can buy your games elsewhere that is still the same quality if not better?

 

Theres no point in trying to defend ea or anthem. ea is universally hated, its a fact. Their business model sucks and they dont care about their consumers at all. All they care about is making their shareholders happy and their wallets fat.

 

Endangering a species of animal is quite a different story.

 

If the game is fun, I don't see the harm in it.  It's probably worth the money to me.  If it's not worth the money to me, I don't spend said money.  And all is right in the world.

 

What people hate or perceive as horrible business practices or butchering video games is of little interest to me.  The gaming community has proven time and time again to blow everything out of proportion.  I'll judge for myself.

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2 minutes ago, Dreakon13 said:

 

Endangering a species of animal is quite a different story.

 

If the game is fun, I don't see the harm in it.  It's probably worth the money to me.  If it's not worth the money to me, I don't spend said money.  And all is right in the world.

 

What people hate or perceive as horrible business practices or butchering video games is of little interest to me.  The gaming community has proven time and time again to blow everything out of proportion.  I'll judge for myself.

I agree with judging a game for yourself, but why the rush to preorder what will inevitably be half the price in a month?

 

If you want the game bad enough sure, but is anthem really worth going out to preorder day 1 considering how broken games are day 1

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1 minute ago, Dreakon13 said:

 

Endangering a species of animal is quite a different story.

 

If the game is fun, I don't see the harm in it.  It's probably worth the money to me.  If it's not worth the money to me, I don't spend said money.  And all is right in the world.

 

What people hate or perceive as horrible business practices or butchering video games is of little interest me.  The gaming community has proven time and time again to blow everything out of proportion.  I'll judge for myself.

I guess you havent been following the news lately with ea then if you think gamers are blowing everything out of proportion.

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Look how fast this topic turned into another "fuck EA don't buy their games" shit show, very original. He asked if anyone was excited for anthem not how you feel about EA there's at least twenty other forums where you guys expressed how you feel about them why can't this one just remain for people that are excited for the game? 

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1 minute ago, NekoRave said:

Its why indie devs have more interesting ideas and concepts, because a third person sci-fi shooter isn't really creative at this point.

 

I want to see new games not just a halfhearted clone that screams generic as fuck

 

Definitely agree with this sentiment. Some of my favourite games have been indies from the last few years. Either that, or Sony exclusives when it comes to AAA games.  

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1 minute ago, NaseemJohn said:

Look how fast this topic turned into another "fuck EA don't buy their games" shit show, very original. He asked if anyone was excited for anthem not how you feel about EA there's at least twenty other forums where you guys expressed how you feel about them why can't this one just remain for people that are excited for the game? 

Probably because if you are excited for it, its probably a bad idea lol.

 

But I'm just here stating my own viewpoint, no need to have a blind exclusive anthem party where we self hype each other up for a flop.

 

I consider it a nice service to at least let people know its crap before they get burned and go GEE WHAT HAPPENED.

 

everyone has diverse perspectives on the game, so considering how bad EA is as a company, I'm more surprised people fall for the same lure bait and trap still.

 

Can't blame the people for hating to be burned and expressing it though, probably hate the fact that supporters of said game will supply the same low grade uninteresting or innovative shovelware titles.

 

 

Just now, StrickenBiged said:

 

Definitely agree with this sentiment. Some of my favourite games have been indies from the last few years. Either that, or Sony exclusives when it comes to AAA games.  

Yes by miles indie devs actually have passion for game development, so you will see a game you will enjoy for years and years to come versus a game that won't last a month.

 

Theres a reason why AAA devs shell put shit yearly for $200.

 

because no matter what they produce people gobble it up and demand more 

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Im not hype only because I know I wont have time to play it.

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14 minutes ago, NekoRave said:

Yes by miles indie devs actually have passion for game development,

 

We're getting off topic, but I don't think this is a fair assessment. My guess is that many game devs, even in AAA, are passionate about what they do. Or at least as much as the general population is passionate about their jobs at any rate. My hunch would be that many of them are just as upset as the gamers when the publisher asks them to add post-launch monetisation mechanics to the games they have helped create. 

13 minutes ago, Nieird said:

Im not hype only because I know I wont have time to play it.

 

Another great point - all of these "live service" type games put me off now. I know that I am a completionist and that I get trapped into grind loops quite easily. I now actively avoid many games of this type, as I know from experience that they can end up having a big impact on the rest of my life through lack of sleep if I'm not careful. 

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Couldn't care less. Too many games in backlog, don't think that would be a game for me and it's EA... so fuck 'em out of the principle.

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Interested to see reviews, but it doesn’t seem like my kind of game.

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3 minutes ago, StrickenBiged said:

 

We're getting off topic, but I don't think this is a fair assessment. My guess is that many game devs, even in AAA, are passionate about what they do. Or at least as much as the general population is passionate about their jobs at any rate. My hunch would be that many of them are just as upset as the gamers when the publisher asks them to add post-launch monetisation mechanics to the games they have helped create. 

 

Another great point - all of these "live service" type games put me off now. I know that I am a completionist and that I get trapped into grind loops quite easily. I now actively avoid many games of this type, as I know from experience that they can end up having a big impact on the rest of my life through lack of sleep if I'm not careful. 

Its unfortunate, but developers under companies like EA hardly get to utilize their full potential. 

 

Its why I'd gladly support CD Red's games because I know everyone there is very passionate for their entries and I will never have to worry about quality or content if they keep up with their previous games standards.

 

That being said its unfortunate anthem wasn't as creative and seems a bit run of the mill typical EA shovelware.

 

Definitely wish more AAA companies that are lacking in creativity follow better examples than EA, Konami, Blizzard, Activision etc.

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37 minutes ago, NekoRave said:

Probably because if you are excited for it, its probably a bad idea lol.

 

But I'm just here stating my own viewpoint, no need to have a blind exclusive anthem party where we self hype each other up for a flop.

 

I consider it a nice service to at least let people know its crap before they get burned and go GEE WHAT HAPPENED.

 

everyone has diverse perspectives on the game, so considering how bad EA is as a company, I'm more surprised people fall for the same lure bait and trap still.

 

Can't blame the people for hating to be burned and expressing it though, probably hate the fact that supporters of said game will supply the same low grade uninteresting or innovative shovelware titles.

 

 

I'd disagree that most have a "diverse" perspective on the game as almost all the opinions I've seen on this forum alone are almost all the same. 

 

I've bought several EA games over the past few years and I don't agree with their business practices but what do I do? I just don't participate by buying micro transactions I don't go on forums crying about how bad they are because that's not gonna change anything. 

 

While anthem may not be very innovative I'm excited nonetheless because it looks like a fun co op shooter that me and my friends can enjoy playing. I'll reserve judgement until the game is out and I've tried it for myself but this mob mentality of hating on something and hoping it burns before even giving it a chance is quite childish. 

 

Unlike most these days I can think for myself and I don't follow the masses blindly. I don't see how being interested in something Is a "bad idea" especially considering that not a single person here has played the full game yet but calling it trash. 

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I'm not interested in this game. First its EA controlled. Second it's nothing like Bioware's old games (which I loved).

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1 minute ago, NaseemJohn said:

I'd disagree that most have a "diverse" perspective on the game as almost all the opinions I've seen on this forum alone are almost all the same. 

 

I've bought several EA games over the past few years and I don't agree with their business practices but what do I do? I just don't participate by buying micro transactions I don't go on forums crying about how bad they are because that's not gonna change anything. 

 

While anthem may not be very innovative I'm excited nonetheless because it looks like a fun co op shooter that me and my friends can enjoy playing. I'll reserve judgement until the game is out and I've tried it for myself but this mob mentality of hating on something and hoping it burns before even giving it a chance is quite childish. 

 

Unlike most these days I can think for myself and I don't follow the masses blindly. I don't see how being interested in something Is a "bad idea" especially considering that not a single person here has played the full game yet already calling it trash. 

In that regard all forum posts are pointless lol 

 

And its not childish because I have my own preferences and standards that are different than your own.

 

I'm not "following any masses" I follow consistency.

 

And you can clearly look at the gameplay and see its trash, but imo its a bad idea tk buy the game day one that will inevitably be on sale shortly after.

 

But by all means you can buy the game day one with friends and support a game that'll be half off and waste half your money supporting shitty companies.

 

Its the very same support that has them making this shit to begin with.

 

And I'd argue that buying games that are clearly cash grabs are what masses do FYI, people have valid reasons to not support EA or Bioware, and see gameplay and dodge Anthem. 

 

Imo its have common sense or a brain but people will buy anything as time proves that and we have 3  season passes for a game that used to include everything.

 

Just because you dont buy the MTS lootboxes doesnt mean you aren't funding them to make more shovelware.

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, NekoRave said:

In that regard all forum posts are pointless lol 

 

And its not childish because I have my own preferences and standards that are different than your own.

 

I'm not "following any masses" I follow consistency.

 

And you can clearly look at the gameplay and see its trash, but imo its a bad idea tk buy the game day one that will inevitably be on sale shortly after.

 

But by all means you can buy the game day one with friends and support a game that'll be half off and waste half your money supporting shitty companies.

 

Its the very same support that has them making this shit to begin with.

 

And I'd argue that buying games that are clearly cash grabs are what masses do FYI, people have valid reasons to not support EA or Bioware, and see gameplay and dodge Anthem. 

 

Imo its have common sense or a brain but people will buy anything as time proves that and we have 3  season passes for a game that used to include everything.

 

Just because you dont buy the MTS lootboxes doesnt mean you aren't funding them to make more shovelware.

 

 

 

Looking at something and experiencing it for yourself are two different things.

 

What's your argument here that they make shit games or that they have bad business practices? 

 

I also don't get why you're calling it a cash grab when the game isn't trying to capitalize or even cash off of anything. It's been in development since 2012 that's 7 years and on top of that it's a new ip which we rarely see nowadays. So it shows that Bioware are willing to take risks and come up with something new. 

 

I'm not funding nor encouraging anything. It's quite simple actually, make a good game and I'll buy it, make a bad one and I won't buy it.  

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12 minutes ago, NaseemJohn said:

Looking at something and experiencing it for yourself are two different things.

 

What's your argument here that they make shit games or that they have bad business practices? 

 

I also don't get why you're calling it a cash grab when the game isn't trying to capitalize or even cash off of anything. It's been in development since 2012 that's 7 years and on top of that it's a new ip which we rarely see nowadays. So it shows that Bioware are willing to take risks and come up with something new. 

 

I'm not funding nor encouraging anything. It's quite simple actually, make a good game and I'll buy it, make a bad one and I won't buy it.  

Both

 

And its a cash grab, $60 for what it is, a generic third person shooter.

 

If you think thats taking risks thats just silly, nothing about this game screams risks.

 

Being in development for a long time doesnt mean its ganna be great, for example.duke nukem forever.

 

I am simply saying the game isn't what its cracked up to be from what ive seen so far.

 

Played the alpha, didnt like the alpha, and the game still looks like the alpha demo, my point is from what ive gathered myself I'm saying for me the game is terrible and its how my standards are for gaming.

 

Just like Castlevania Lords of Shadow is terrible.

 

Sure its a functional game, but I fucking hate it.

 

And considering this is Bioware taking "risks" I'd gladly skip on future titles if this is risky investing a time sink for a game to sell it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, NekoRave said:

But I'm just here stating my own viewpoint, no need to have a blind exclusive anthem party where we self hype each other up for a flop.

 

I consider it a nice service to at least let people know its crap before they get burned and go GEE WHAT HAPPENED.

 

everyone has diverse perspectives on the game, so considering how bad EA is as a company, I'm more surprised people fall for the same lure bait and trap still.

 

Can't blame the people for hating to be burned and expressing it though, probably hate the fact that supporters of said game will supply the same low grade uninteresting or innovative shovelware titles.

The game isn't even out yet so you can't say for sure that it's gonna be crap and people are going to get burned.

 

Besides if people want it then they'll buy it regardless of what others say. It's their problem if they hate it, that's the risk we all take buying any game.

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24 minutes ago, NekoRave said:

Both

 

And its a cash grab, $60 for what it is, a generic third person shooter.

 

If you think thats taking risks thats just silly, nothing about this game screams risks.

 

Being in development for a long time doesnt mean its ganna be great, for example.duke nukem forever.

 

I am simply saying the game isn't what its cracked up to be from what ive seen so far.

 

Played the alpha, didnt like the alpha, and the game still looks like the alpha demo, my point is from what ive gathered myself I'm saying for me the game is terrible and its how my standards are for gaming.

 

Just like Castlevania Lords of Shadow is terrible.

 

Sure its a functional game, but I fucking hate it.

 

And considering this is Bioware taking "risks" I'd gladly skip on future titles if this is risky investing a time sink for a game to sell it.

 

 

Spending 7 years of your life working on a new ip that costs hundreds of millions of dollars which might or might not sell well is a huge risk. Especially in a time where most studios just rely on sequels that already have an established fan base and name for their product to sell. 

 

Being in development for a long time shows that they care about the quality of their product and that they're passionate about it or else they would of rushed it out the door.

 

Thats all I'm gonna say, I'll just wait till the release date to see what happens. 

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2 hours ago, NekoRave said:

I agree with judging a game for yourself, but why the rush to preorder what will inevitably be half the price in a month?

 

If you want the game bad enough sure, but is anthem really worth going out to preorder day 1 considering how broken games are day 1

 

To be fair, I'm not planning on preordering Anthem.  If I did though, it'd be because I find something exciting about the game and I want to.  And there's absolutely no guarantee that Anthem will be as problematic as you're claiming it'll be.

 

What I do for myself is about me, about my money and about how I want to spend my time.  It's not about whatever cause you're championing today.  While I agree EA is bottom rung as far as gaming companies go, I clearly don't agree with you in regards to the gravity of that.  The worst AAA gaming company is still better than a lot of other things in life warranting protest.  Gaming is a hobby, not a necessity.  We aren't forced to buy anything.

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Maybe not as hyped as I should be. I get a Destiny vibe from it an both games really let me down so I'm not going to say it will flop or anything. Just, I want to see more before I even bother picking it up. 

 

I don't usually go off reviews but I think it might be worth looking into this time around. The idea is cool but execution is what I'm more interested in.

 

Saying that though, I have no doubt if friends are looking into getting it then I will too most likely. See what happens when the time comes.

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6 hours ago, Spider-Beyond said:

Will Anthem have Microtransactions? I like the whole Iron-man flying suit gameplay. But I am not quite sure If I am gonna buy It, because you know EA.

 

anthem is confirmed to have "cosmetic" micro transactions. im sure they will make the grind to earn cosmetics absurdly long to push you to try and plunk down some more cash to get the things you want.

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14 hours ago, Dreakon13 said:

I was actually into the idea of Anthem hoping it would be a better version of Destiny.  A friend of mine and I play Destiny 2 on the Xbox pretty regularly and it's always been a good time.  It seems like people have a bone to pick with Bungie/Activision but I typically don't get into this consumer drama that gamers seem to thrive on these days.  If a game is fun, it's fun.  If it isn't, don't buy it.  Don't put labels on it, don't come up with excuses.  There's no law that you have to buy/like every game that comes out, and turn everything you don't into a "cause" to fight.  Just don't buy it.  Let your money talk for you.  End of story.

 

It's called having a fucking opinion.

 

You and I along with everybody else out there has the right to bitch, moan and complain. As long as we're not threatening people and we're not hurting them in any way, then we can voice our concerns about it.

 

That's like you telling me to stop voicing my opinions on a new Metallica album. I'm a long time Metallica fan and I enjoy their music, and if they come out with a new album I don't like that much, then I can't make any opinion about it?

 

Stop the "You can't genre this, you can't genre that" crap. This is the internet, of course people are going to talk about something on a public internet forum.

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Hmm, I don't know.

 

Destiny 1 & 2 were okay, but I barely spent any hours on those games. Platinumed the 2nd game and left, meanwhile I have lots of diehard-destiny-friends who only play D1 & D2 everyday the entire year. Sickening. I can't really understand how they don't get bored just after a month or two.

 

Anthem seems like a cool game but since it's EA I'm hoping they will keep MTX away as much as possible since the recent loss of sales. I will probably buy it since all my close friends will, but I might not stay long playing it. I'm also positive it not being a PVP game because I prefer these games being PvM 

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17 hours ago, NaseemJohn said:

Spending 7 years of your life working on a new ip that costs hundreds of millions of dollars which might or might not sell well is a huge risk. Especially in a time where most studios just rely on sequels that already have an established fan base and name for their product to sell. 

 

Being in development for a long time shows that they care about the quality of their product and that they're passionate about it or else they would of rushed it out the door.

 

Thats all I'm gonna say, I'll just wait till the release date to see what happens. 

 

well... 7 years for a game that will definitely sell is not that much of a risk. come on, this game is a safe bet. at it's worst it will be the transformers of video games (extremely terrible but look at the money those movies make/made / same as all the paul anderson bullcrap). people will buy it. development time says nothing

 

but it might still surprise us "haters" and if all the critics (professionals and fans) will praise the innovation and how deep it really is, I can admit that I was wrong

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