MMO Week in Review: Anthem’s second verse

    
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MOP celebrated its fifth birthday – thanks to you! Yep, we’re still here, bringing you MMO news and opinions… like the fact that SWTOR dropped Pinnacles of Power, NCsoft’s MMOs are flagging, Anthem’s do-over is a reality, New World is back in alpha, and Allods Online (!) is getting a big new expansion. Plus, we have an absolutely epic Star Trek Online giveaway running for its 10th anniversary!

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

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IronSalamander8 .

I’m curious what they’ll do with Anthem. Despite some key differences it really does remind me of BfN in many ways and both are run by EA. Despite some issues, BfN has been getting patches, support, and in game events, whereas they’ve been very quiet about Anthem. I still think the concept is very Destiny like, but I also admit that flying around in mechs shooting high tech weapons has a lot of appeal in that style of game.

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IronSalamander8 .

As an interesting note on the contrast between these 2 EA shooters as I can’t edit the original post now; Anthem was pushed hard and had a lot of hype leading up to it while BfN was suddenly launched into Founders with very little fanfare at all. I literally only knew about Founders being a thing the day it went live! We knew they were working on new PvZ shooter since at least 2017 but it was very hush hush.

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Tim Anderson

My brother and I had a lot of fun in Anthem for the 30-35 hours or so of original content it had at launch.

Not so fun was the “end game” content of rinse/repeat, or the bugs that continued to plague it weeks after it had launched.

That being said, I had fun, and I’m absolutely willing to give them another shot and take a look at what they put together after the rehaul. But I haven’t played since probably the 4th or 5th week after launch, so I’m not invested in it.

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Louie

I’m really hoping for Anthem’s success for the sake of the future of BioWare (and dreams of EA letting them return to the style of games they were known for), but even more for the people that are still playing it and enjoying the game for what it is and hoping it can get better.

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rafael12104

Happy Birthday MOP! Many more are heading you way I promise you.

Anthem! Ah well, I’ve said my piece in other articles. Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.

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angrakhan

I’ll give Anthem 2.0 a solid chance. The gameplay of the current game is outstanding. I will say the Colossus in particular was some of the most fun I’ve had in a video game ever. It’s just the rest of the game was a train wreck. If the can transplant that gameplay into a proper looter shooter game with a compelling plot and itemization then sign me up.

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rafael12104

I’m partial to the Interceptor, but since the changes and better loot drops I created a new Pilot and started with the Colossus. And… wow. The fire power and endurance makes it a must play.

As for Anthem, I love the flight and the combat in its current form. I hope that is one thing they don’t change.

I’m looking forward to the possibility of a great Anthem 2.0. But I’ve lost confidence in Bioware so… I’m not confident they will actually finish it.