Anthem was set to be one of the best online multiplayers we’ve seen in a while, but the first reviews of the BioWare game aren’t exactly blowing people away.
Back in January the game’s timed VIP demo was available to play, but it was unfortunately plagued with server issues, bugs and glitches. Although people were disappointed at the time, BioWare’s second demo date seemed to show off a much-more polished product.
If you’re an EA Origin Premier member, the full game is available now, and both players and critics aren’t impressed at the latest offering from BioWare and EA.
Over on Metacritic, the yet-to-be-rated game has some very mediocre reviews. Gamespot writes: “After several hours with Anthem, I can’t say I’m particularly interested in it yet.”
Gamersky has a similar opinion, stating: “The story is dull. The gameplay is repetitive and boring. What’s worse, there are too many bugs and network issues. Maybe it will be a great game when its DLCs come out.”
“At the moment it seems to be an internal struggle between its gameplay, its mission design and structure, and its corporate mission to become an ongoing service,” reviews Metro. “We can only hope that at the end of the day it’s gamers (and BioWare) that win out.”
As for the early-access players who’ve bought the game, they’re mostly saying it’s an okay game…which is miles away from what people wanted.
Look, I got nothing against people who are actually enjoying Anthem right now (because some of it is okay) but don’t try to defend the load times, that terrible tombs quest, and a lot of other fundamental design decisions that are just straight up bad.
— Sarah (@sarahnizzle) February 19, 2019
Hopefully a few patches and updates will turn Anthem into the game players want. After all, it looks like not everyone is having a bad time with it!
Not everyone has written off anthem. Even with its glaring flaws I’ve been enjoying the game.
— WookPlays ??️ (@WookPlays) February 19, 2019
Destiny had its own set of problems at the beginning before mass fixes and patches. Im enjoying Anthem so far. Dare I say I can enjoy both?
— M (@Moolies296) February 19, 2019
Anthem releases for everyone February 22nd 2019.
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