Bioware's "Anthem"

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The whole woke shit needs to be rooted out of gaming. Its ruining company after company.

Stop acting like the game sucks because Bioware is hiring trans devs and start acting like the game sucks because of old white men making shitty gameplay decisions. Jon Warner, Mike Gamble, Ben Irving, Leonard Quam. These are the people responsible and none of them were woke diversity hires.
 
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This game was dead on launch. I mentioned the other day to a buddy to buy a new gfx card to get a free game and he said that he got Anthem for his and I didnt stop laughing for a minute.

The alpha/beta was such fucking shit, this is absolutely no fucking surprise. This isnt covids fault and its funny they thought it should be brought up. Bunch of pure shit from the start and it was never going to get better.
 

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This is rather disappointing, but expected after seeing their last Q&A sessions for the game. They were focused too heavily on diversity and equality rather than the game itself. Hopefully (But no probable) they sell the IP to another company because the combat was fun.

That had nothing to do with it. Platitudes and virtue signaling are cheap. Redoing a game from the ground up is expensive. You can throw out a bunch of feel good stories to pad and distract from the fact of what the actual game situation is.

EA presumably didn’t see enough projected ROI given the time table expected, didn’t like what they saw for long term interest and profit driving, and decided to cut losses vs invest more.
 

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Stop acting like the game sucks because Bioware is hiring trans devs and start acting like the game sucks because of old white men making shitty gameplay decisions. Jon Warner, Mike Gamble, Ben Irving, Leonard Quam. These are the people responsible and none of them were woke diversity hires.
I was speking in general terms, you sound pretty butthurt. Did some white old man touch you in the no-no place?

This is a fucking growing cancer in our society. Its 200% anti-free speech. And while no, the leadership behind this game probably arent woke(which probably does nothing but hand wave shit at a 10,000 ft view of it) Dont discount the influence of 100s and 100s of people that actually make the game content and writing for it. Bioware have been going this route for years now.

Now while this was not a problem in this game per say, like I said I was speaking in generalities, it is a growing cancer in not only games but the mass entertainment as well.

So yeah, it needs to be rooted out and exposed for the anti freedom shit it really is.
 
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This game was dead on launch. I mentioned the other day to a buddy to buy a new gfx card to get a free game and he said that he got Anthem for his and I didnt stop laughing for a minute.

The alpha/beta was such fucking shit, this is absolutely no fucking surprise. This isnt covids fault and its funny they thought it should be brought up. Bunch of pure shit from the start and it was never going to get better.
The game was broken at a fundamental level from what I remember. Even the maths behind combat did not make sense when people started to pay closer attention. Oh and the 2 min load times, lul.
 
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Remember when they called it Project Dylan because it would be remembered for generations?

Good times.
They might not be wrong.

The gameplay itself is not bad. The Colossus was one my favorite "Classes" in the Looter-Shooter era. Once you got somewhere, the actual combat was fun. But still, who the fuck thought it would be fun to fly and land and fly and land and fly and land and fly and... Also the world being "Constantly changing" but not ever really as an excuse to have really fucked up I mean diverse terrain to make you fly and land and fly and land and...? Being able to go from flying to underwater to flying again made great demo footage but real gameplay? Not so much. The story narrative was not unsalvageable but was borderline terrible, with Fake Vader and Land based Fake Star Wars and "Mechs of the Old Republic" and nothing about it really making sense at all when you thought about. Initial Itemization was so much MEH. I bought external SSDs for our XBoxes because of Anthem. /Sigh. So much potential here thrown in the trash.

Fake Edit: I forgot about how the math was broken completely and didn't matter. OMG. The shameless bastards.

"Remember when Bioware was so great?" "No Grandpa, I wasn't born yet."
 
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The game was broken at a fundamental level from what I remember. Even the maths behind combat did not make sense when people started to pay closer attention. Oh and the 2 min load times, lul.
My favorite was when the players realized item level was complete nonsense, and that the newbie gun was the best gun in the game by a country mile once your character's item level started increasing. Your displayed damage (including the actual damage numbers popping off) had nothing to do with the actual amount of damage you were doing, and was scaling inversely to your gear's level for some pieces.

The nice part for the company is that since this is a "Live service" game in 6 months when the servers are all shuttered they can memory hole the whole mess since nobody can play it.
 
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A big annoyance of mine for some reason was that the post match score screen was just a bunch of meaningless participation trophy’s. No damage numbers, kills, etc. I should have known the first time I saw that screen that it was a lost cause.
 
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