Post by Ben the tick on Jun 15, 2018 14:13:38 GMT -7
Anthem is a upcoming multiplayer action RPG developed by Bioware and EA is publishing. Being released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Having been pushed back from 2018 to a February 22nd 2019 release date. What is Anthem though?
Anthem Gameplay by GameRiot
Anthem is many things, of note it combines the ARPG genre (think Diablo) with a more conventional third-person shooter styling in a "contiguous" open world, meaning you can leave a zone and enter an adjacent one, likely via a loading screen.
Personally, the game gives me a Destiny in the Jurassic era vibe. The loot is pseudorandomly generated and the game appears to boast a drop in/drop out party system with integrated voice comms. In-game achievements seem like a neat contribution too allowing you a sense of progression that can sometimes lack when you're nearing end game in ARPGs.
Anthem Official Cinematic Trailer (2018) by Anthem Game
Your class is decided by your equipment, meaning you can change the pace as and when you desire between game sessions and it seems like you can level, equip and gear for them all at the same time with an xp system. Hp doesn't seem to regenerate in combat and small amount outside of it, adding to a level of skill within the game.
Dynamic events and environments allow the player to always be doing something while avoiding a repetitive feel, nice things I've noticed are underwater environments and combat combined with flight leading to insane amounts of strategy and variations when in combat.