Anthem’s demo debuts on Friday, so do your homework now

    
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Here we are again, and still, and always.

One of the most-anticipated games of 2019 is about to hit the air soaring, as BioWare brings Anthem’s demo to bear this Friday. Pre-order customers can get an early look at the game on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, while the rest of the world will have to wait an entire week to get in on the action.

Anthem Executive Producer Mark Darrah informed the community that said demo will be limited in scope and feature set. There will be no tutorial, only one story arc, no ability to choose a pilot, and “super different” balancing. Still, it will be a lot of people’s first look at the open world sci-fi epic and could potentially make or break a lot of Day One sales for the February 22nd launch.

Since you have a few days until you can get your hot little hands on Anthem, you might as well get your homework on the title done right now. BioWare released the first part of its gameplay series on Anthem, covering story, progression, and customization. You can check that out below.

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Yuge McBigly

Hyped for the demo but I hope they at least include a tutorial for the controls because they are not readily obvious. Allegedly. So I have heard…I may have said too much…

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Osjay

So it’s basically Destiny then, with an open world option? Or perhaps a Warframe rip-off. Either way, aside from the graphics I don’t see why I’d pay for this instead of just playing those games.

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Bullet Teeth

You know what…

Fuck this game.

Fuck Bioware.

And FUCK EA.

After all their posturing and bullshit they’re throwing at us over this game, I’m still not about to invest my hard-earned dollars into jack-shit that EA has their hands on. If this fucking game had a major NPC named after me, I’d still piss directly on the disk.

This was the company that raped the Star Wars license, turned innocent Sports games like Madden & FIFA into monetized, loot-box shit-shows that never evolve, and is actually going head-to-head with GOVERNMENT sanctions against loot-box monetization.

Everyone was so fast and precise to pillory EA about the Battlefront2 disaster. Everyone screamed “Vote with your wallets”. Then the Ultimate Team horseshit in Sports games that essentially turned them into Slot Machines, can’t forget about Battlefield V – the deathknell of my favorite shooter franchise, etc. Now here comes everybody running back towards the dinner-bell, ready and willing to eat bullshit all over again. We’re supposed to fawn over their latest creation because it’s “Bioware going back to basics” and “the new era of emergent gameplay”.

EA, go fuck yourselves.

And to show just how much I’ve stuck to principal, I had refused to even buy TSW back in the day because it had EA on the box – It was eventually gifted to me by a friend.

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Xijit

Skipping breakfast is never a good thing.

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Mr.McSleaz

I did my homework & my conclusion is this: Do Not buy ANY games from ANY “AAA” publishers anymore.

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Sorenthaz

Eh. Not touching Origin again personally. Also Bioware is pretty much a shell of its former self at this point, to the point where apparently they aren’t doing the no-brainer by making a new Star Wars RPG. Don’t really have any expectations from Anthem because I don’t see myself playing it.

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totodes

I don’t disagree, but Bioware is owned by EA. I’m not sure they get much choice of which games they work on.

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hurbster

Impress me Bioware…

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Danny Smith

Same day REmake 2 comes out, think my bandwidths going to be busy downloading something else.

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rafael12104

Ok. A demo. Nice work Bioware for giving us this and it bodes well.

Now, to choose a platform to play. Hmm. I want to play it on the PC but I’m not a fan of Origin Play or whatever they are calling it these days. And of course, I’m taking a stand against EA. Heh. Lol. I laugh at myself sometimes.

Is it worth a sub for a month? The basic is cheap. Or, do I just xbox it and avoid the hassle until I know if I will be buying this game?

First world problems. I love it!

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Indigo Salma

15$ a month for a Premier membership on PC. And you get the collectors edition of the game. 4 full cosmetic gear for each Javelin. Its actually worth it. And you can also play it from the 15th.

Hyped as hell right now for the game…..

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Michael18

Is Anthem even included in Origin Access Basic? $4 per month without a box price for such a brand new AAA game would be amazing, esp. considering it’s EA.

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Indigo Salma

Honestly no idea. This is the first game that made me pay for a premier membership…

This is what it says on the game description.

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Michael18

Probably only in Premier. Still a good deal, imo.

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Xijit

I still like owning my shit (even if it is a “Game as a Service” online title), so I just bought mine.

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Kevin Robnett

Basic will get you into the VIP demo, and 10 hours of play starting on 2/15. Premier will get you in the VIP demo and unlimited play starting 2/15 (as well as all in-game content…think deluxe edition) as long as you subscribe. Everyone can play the Open Demo 2/3-5.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

Make or break game for BioWare. Let’s hope this game is a home run for them.

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3dom

Demos are so rare today. Good move.

Still, I’ll wait for a month – or more – after release before buying the game (I’ll spend March-May playing The Division 2 anyway). IIRC recently EA has squeezed lockboxes into a game few weeks after release, after getting positive reviews and initial sales.

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Xijit

When was this?

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Niss

That was Activision not EA. They did that with the latest CoD.

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hamadubai

EA did it with Battlefield as well

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Xijit

Once again: when?

Last time I heard it was a surprise that an EA title had microtransactions was Dead Space 3.

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Xijit

Uhhhh, yeah, and they announced months ahead of time what they were doing & there is nothing in the store than can’t be purchased with in gane currency.

I fail to see how it is “sneaking” them in as a bait and switch when the company in question openly states that the game is launching with a grace period where they will not be offering cash shop currency as a means to promote players earning cosmetics through gameplay unlocks.

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rafael12104

It is a good move. It used to be common, and a practice that should continue.