Anthem Demo in February

BioWare offers a new trailer from Anthem, their upcoming multiplayer action/RPG. This delves into gameplay features, saying, "At the heart of Anthem is the concept of Our World, My Story – the distinctive combination of a shared, dynamic world and a personal story. Discover how these two elements help create a connected world that remains unique to every player." They also announce plans for a VIP demo for the game that will launch on Origin on February 1st, and word is they may be conducting alpha and beta testing between now and then. This post has details on the pre-launch demo. It will not be free, and they outline three different ways to buy your way in:
How Can I Play the Anthem Demo?

Simple – pre-order now* or join Origin Access or EA Access.**

If you’ve already pre-ordered or joined, you’re all set. Just set your calendars for February 1, clear out your schedule, and prepare to discover the world of Anthem.

One important note: if your Origin Access or EA Access membership is not active at the time of the demo, you won’t be able to play the demo. So make sure your membership is current when we get close to the start of the demo.

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Re: Anthem Demo in February
Sep 4, 2018, 11:15
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 4, 2018, 08:58:
This is the only video I have watched for Anthem and what I am left with is the impression that this is Bioware trying to do a sci-fi Guild Wars.

Which would be awesome - Guild Wars 2 as a sci-fi MMO? YES, PLEASE!
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This is the only video I have watched for Anthem and what I am left with is the impression that this is Bioware trying to do a sci-fi Guild Wars.
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Re: Anthem Demo in February
Sep 3, 2018, 21:47
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HorrorScope wrote on Sep 3, 2018, 19:41:
Creston wrote on Sep 2, 2018, 23:51:
Every dialogue that offers a choice to make only offers two choices

If it actually branches off into it's own path, that would be doing a lot more than their other games that had many more choices but never really mattered. On paper the idea could work, but branching multiplies quickly, you would need a lot of assets and stories on the ready. Being EA they are over selling this certainly, but if it could be as good as a mind can imagine, it could be quite good.

Nah, they're not going to go off into their own paths, or at least not substantially enough to make much of a difference. Unlike a Mass Effect or a Dragon Age, here the story CAN'T change the world, because the world has to remain the same for everyone no matter what choices they made in the hub.

So I'm going to guess it's a lot of Yes / No, and the end result is just another mission.
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Creston wrote on Sep 2, 2018, 23:51:
Every dialogue that offers a choice to make only offers two choices

If it actually branches off into it's own path, that would be doing a lot more than their other games that had many more choices but never really mattered. On paper the idea could work, but branching multiplies quickly, you would need a lot of assets and stories on the ready. Being EA they are over selling this certainly, but if it could be as good as a mind can imagine, it could be quite good.

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Re: Anthem Demo in February
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That mechanic dude is one of the worst NPC implementations I've ever seen.
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VaranDragon wrote on Sep 3, 2018, 07:28:
There is literally nothing at all drawing me to this game. Neither the art style, the gameplay, the graphics, the (very probable) grind and very limited role playing mechanics. That is all.

I dunno, the jetpacks seem cool. Otherwise I'd say you're right.
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Sep 3, 2018, 13:34
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I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this looks like yet another AAA snooze fest. Everything about the environment, aesthetics, and world seem derivative and uninspired. The gameplay looks like now-common Skinner Box approach and to top it off, in true AAA fashion, you’re led by the nose with objective markers so you don’t REALLY have to engage with your surroundings in any meaningful way.

I couldn’t be more bored with everything I’ve seen of the game.
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Sep 3, 2018, 08:40
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Creston wrote on Sep 2, 2018, 23:51:
Every dialogue that offers a choice to make only offers two choices (because more choices would be "too difficult" for the new players Bioware hopes to attract Rolleyes ), but somehow everyone is going to have a unique story.

I'm pretty sure a large chunk of your players are just going to have the same story, Bioware.

In any case, while this may be fun for a once-through-the-content, I really have no clue what they are smoking when they think people are going to play this for ten years.


Well, they have all but confirmed that the game is mostly about the Javelin suit. So your "story" is made up of grinding for suit upgrades, visiting the MTX store when you get sick of grinding to purchase shortcuts and of being nerfed into oblivion with each DLC so you can start grinding suit upgrades from scratch all over.
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Two words...

SOFT LAUNCH!

This isn't a demo, it's game release of the first episode while the rest of the game is released piecemeal, to SQUEEEEEEZE out maximum cash.
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Re: Anthem Demo in February
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There is literally nothing at all drawing me to this game. Neither the art style, the gameplay, the graphics, the (very probable) grind and very limited role playing mechanics. That is all.
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Re: Anthem Demo in February
Sep 3, 2018, 06:22
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Creston wrote on Sep 2, 2018, 23:51:
Every dialogue that offers a choice to make only offers two choices (because more choices would be "too difficult" for the new players Bioware hopes to attract Rolleyes ), but somehow everyone is going to have a unique story.

I'm pretty sure a large chunk of your players are just going to have the same story, Bioware.

In any case, while this may be fun for a once-through-the-content, I really have no clue what they are smoking when they think people are going to play this for ten years.


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Sep 3, 2018, 00:13
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Creston wrote on Sep 2, 2018, 23:51:
Every dialogue that offers a choice to make only offers two choices (because more choices would be "too difficult" for the new players Bioware hopes to attract Rolleyes ), but somehow everyone is going to have a unique story.

I'm pretty sure a large chunk of your players are just going to have the same story, Bioware.

In any case, while this may be fun for a once-through-the-content, I really have no clue what they are smoking when they think people are going to play this for ten years.


Ten years... I'm sure some addicts will play that long; I'm just hoping to get some good coop action out of this for 60-100 hours or so, aka the Division, Borderlands, etc.
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Re: Anthem Demo in February
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Every dialogue that offers a choice to make only offers two choices (because more choices would be "too difficult" for the new players Bioware hopes to attract Rolleyes ), but somehow everyone is going to have a unique story.

I'm pretty sure a large chunk of your players are just going to have the same story, Bioware.

In any case, while this may be fun for a once-through-the-content, I really have no clue what they are smoking when they think people are going to play this for ten years.

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Sep 2, 2018, 22:54
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Well at least they've stopped calling their demos betas.
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Sep 2, 2018, 20:12
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Sep 2, 2018, 20:12
 
There's probably a few games in their vault I could fuck around with for a month for $5 and also get access to the Anthem demo.

Heh ya'll so salty.
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Sep 2, 2018, 19:21
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It's cool that they're this close to a decent demo, lame of course that they are trying to get people to give in to their paid services to get access to said demo though. I'm still interested in the seeing the final game, but I'll be skipping all this demo nonsense.

*EDIT* their they're there. I'm tired.

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Re: Anthem Demo in February
Sep 2, 2018, 18:46
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EA and its origin access can go fuck its self and I wonder if pre0rdering and playing the demo will prevent returns because you played some of the content attached to what you bought
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Sep 2, 2018, 18:27
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Pre-Ordering a DEMO. Now where did I put my credit card. Dunce

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Sep 2, 2018, 16:02
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Ah EA please never change. Or someone else might become the worst company on the planet.
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Sep 2, 2018, 15:39
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I'm sure they will have free trials out da azz once this has gone live. They are just trying to bait the impatient kiddies to preorder.
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