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I think the deal itself is pretty good but is this game worth playing?
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No, it's not worth playing.
Also, as far as I'm aware, some content requires 4 player teams, and with game virtually dead, you might be either unable to access said content, or unable to deal with enemies designed to tackle 4 players.
Thanks for your reply (and everybody below). I think I will keep the 9 € in my pocket.
Nah, game is dead, there was a spark of it beeing revamped but that got cancelled too (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-24-bioware-confirms-work-on-major-anthem-overhaul-has-officially-ceased)
If you want to play the game just do it on one of the many 1 month free origin premium they give out once in a while, you'll get through the solo content during that time.
Oh boy, surely those 9 € can't be wasted! /s
This should be one of those Humble games that you get for free if you subscribe to their newsletter
I'm a bit out of the loop...or something, but tell why did Anthem die/fail as a game?
A bit curious, I remember the hype, but I realize now that's a loooong time ago :P
After the failure of Mass Effect: Andromeda's buggy, broken, messed up release, the Bioware game studio really needed a strong winning game. Cue, Anthem. It was supposed to be a Destiny-style looting multiplayer in an open world with the griping story richness of the Mass Effect or Dragon Age series. Or at least, that was promised.
As a multiplayer game, it lacked a strong storyline or solo content, what was present at launch simply wasn't enough to draw and keep the interest need to have a thriving multiplayer game. So now, the world of Anthem is just...empty. Of content and players, which is a critical death to any multiplayer game. If they had a strong storyline or solo campaign to draw in interest, it would have greatly benefited the game and at least gave it a foundation for players to stay for. It failed to build a fanbase and eventually, Bioware gave up on overhauling or improving the game further. Add a grave marker to the end of Anthem.
Dead Multiplayer + Bioware studios issues + Lack of Content + Bugs/Glitches + Microtransactions - Strong Characters - Solid Storylines = Why Anthem Failed
There were other factors involved as well, but Anthem simply couldn't handle all of these factors combined and the ever-growing bad rep, so Bioware wisely abandoned the ship. It's tragic for what Anthem could have been but I personally hope it encourages Bioware to go back to its roots: amazing, story-rich single-player games like the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series.
I know how this may sound rude, its not my intention, but look it up on Youtube! If you type "Why Anthem failed" into the searchbar, you will get several videos dedicated solely to this matter as it was explored in the previous years multiple times. Almost any of the first 10 findings are pretty good in summing up the issues and some even provide interesting background information about development and company issues.
If you want an explanation in video form, this is pretty comprehensive:
Thanks to Blueaquapearl50 for the detailed reply and to the two others for video suggestions (no offense taken!) :)
Sort of what I figured, though I didn't realize the single player parts where that barren; would certainly be a nail in the coffin for me at the very least.
9€ for dead, bugged, not finished game with end of support? NOPE
At this point it can be reported for scam ^^
1 euro maybe :D
It could be a deal if Anthem 2.0 wasn't canceled 🤔
Who would fall for such a scam? Oh right, millions of ppl on release... we're talking about Cyberpunk 2077 right? Oh nvm...
well not that surprised since titanfall is a DEAD game and ea still sell it (more like getting hacked and ea does nothing)
100% not worth it.
So the Anthem servers are still running?
Must have awkward PvE matchmaking.
I think it's worth it for <10€. I bought it for 10€ on sale and had a good 50+ hours of fun with it.
Shame it lacks content and was abandoned.
Story is a bit meh.
OK I'll be the crazy one and say go for it. The multiplayer aspect was lousy, as all of your teammates would make a mad dash for the finish line, ignoring any story elements, and rushed through the results screen so they could go on to the next thing.
But solo I found to be fun. It's a huge, beautiful world, and flying around in an Iron Man style suite at your own pace is a heck of a lot of fun.
And I also recommend because the game is on the verge of extinction. It's an EA game, after all, so they could shut it all down completely without notice. Basically it's like getting to see a cool endangered animal before it's gone from this Earth forever.
Thanks, that's an interesting way of looking at it. I was on the verge of buying it but in the end I didn't.
That's like $20 too expensive.
I really like the way you look at the price ;)