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Apex Legends announced by Respawn Entertainment (F2P Battle Royale PS4/XB1/PC) - Live Stream Monday 12PM PST

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I dont get it. if this is good, why even bother with anthem? What is EAs strategy? Pump millions into Marketing for a DOA game and stealth release a potentially better game?
Anthem is a co-op game. Like Destiny Co-op. It’s PvE and It doesn’t have PvP.

Apex Legends is a Hero style (Overwatch) Battle Royale (Fortnite) PvP game.

So really different from each other.
 
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I dont get it. if this is good, why even bother with anthem? What is EAs strategy? Pump millions into Marketing for a DOA game and stealth release a potentially better game?
Judging by your post history you already talk poorly of Anthem in the demo thread and other threads. Keep in there. There's no need to branch out into other threads about different games.
 

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It probably will be.

The grapple is probably a pick up or class specific.

And it won’t be the only power up you can choose from. Several other power ups will be present either on the map or based on the class I’m guessing.

How TF2 was set up was so a person has to choose their power. You would choose between grapple, cloak, stim, etc. Everything had it own cool down timer.

So balance wise don’t worry. It should be mostly balanced.
Interesting, thanks.

To the others here too.
 

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jeuxvideo.com had mistakenly published the game test. He was very few online but we could see the 17/20 score it smells good.
 
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Y'all getting hyped for Grapple and Phase Shift for specific characters, I'm here crying that were not getting wall runs for any character.
Coming in late, how do we know the names of these characters?

Like how did we get the list are they from something previously?
Leaked screenshot with character select screen:
 

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Seems like a very short phase shift.
Wraith looks to be the least developed hero so far.
It'll depend on the charges and the cooldown, Phase Shift (before the late 2017 patch nerf) was hands down the most powerful tactical ability in Titanfall 2 (at least imo!), phasing into the upside down in a battle royale setting where you have only one life would put you in a huge advantage in 1v1 situations.
 

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Considering the strength of their existing branding, I would have gone for something more along these lines:



Yes, it's a little on the nose, but I'd rather play the game behind this than what we've seen of the official branding.
But this way people don't go into it expecting a Titanfall BR, but then seeing that there are no Titans and being disappointed.

That was my biggest sticking point around the initial leak.
 

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Well if it was today I would expect it to appear on at least 1 store front by now, tomorrow is my guess
It seems likely to only release on Origin, and they clearly have an iron grip on how today’s rollout is working, so I’m not sure this reasoning really holds water.
 

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Well if it was today I would expect it to appear on at least 1 store front by now, tomorrow is my guess
It seems likely to only release on Origin, and they clearly have an iron grip on how today’s rollout is working, so I’m not sure this reasoning really holds water.

It's already "official" that it comes today. The Twitter had the date February 4th in the description at some point and every influencer is saying the same.
 
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But this way people don't go into it expecting a Titanfall BR, but then seeing that there are no Titans and being disappointed.

That was my biggest sticking point around the initial leak.
I definitely agree on this, and now that I'm seeing more in the style shift in their materials, I understand the logo choice on their end. That being said, I think the choice to eschew the thing that best differentiates their gameplay (and could play well in branding) is an odd one. I'm a Titanfall fan, and enjoy this genre, and I'm not feeling this yet. Chasing an established genre by more closely mimicking what's already there is odd, though I can imagine someone saying they're tailoring it to what works. Fingers crossed, I suppose.
 
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