I feel faintly as if I owe Bree an apology. When I volunteered to do our first impressions piece on Anthem, it was actually a reasonably positive evaluation based on the idea that while it was far from perfect, it had the bones of a good game underneath that fact. It seemed like a sure thing that it would make forward progress; the game would need to spend the next several months doing everything exactly wrong for it to seem like a losing bet.
Here we are a couple of months later, and wouldn’t you know it, the game’s team has spent that time doing everything exactly wrong.
Speaking personally, my hopes have migrated from “this could be a game going from a rough launch state to a polished gem” to “hopefully the game remains in a barely playable format on life support.” I no longer have any real hope that the game is going to actually start doing things right. So what about you, dear readers? Do you have any hope left for Anthem at this point? (Please note that if you never had any, you are exempt; you can’t lose what you don’t have.)