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Anthem: 8 Minutes of Freeplay Expedition Gameplay (World Events, Lore, and Bosses) - IGN First

Oct 25, 2017
I want to like this, but... ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Gameplay still looks so mediocre and weightless. Audio design is weak and there is next to no feedback via animation work. World is still very barren in this footage and doesn't come across as that engaging. I HOPE this is from same build they used for gameplay tests.

It's pretty to look at and has potential for good FashionFrame Lite gameplay.
Pretty much how I feel about it.

On top of that, I honestly don't see anything I haven't really seen before in other games. The only thing that feels new is the flipping and dashing, and that's just new for a Bioware game - I've played plenty of other games with similar levels of world traversal (Warframe chief among them, though Champions Online (yes, really) isn't that far behind).

There's only so much time I can spend shootin' and lootin' before I start hankering for some novelty, and this ain't it.


Community Resettler
Oct 25, 2017
My only concern right now is how dumb/unchallenging the AI appears and how easy it appears. I know this is the equivalent of just going into a question zone in WoW or something and killing random enemies. But damn, nothing looked like it posted any threat. Hopefully it's just because they tuned it down and gave them high level characters/gear for "Journalist" mode.