Bioware’s latest juggernaut is almost here.

As we mentioned before in our post, Anthem is finally here but does it live up to the hype and expectations?

With all the hype and buildup that EA and Bioware’s done, can it beat Destiny at its own game?

That’s what we’re here to find out. Without further ado, let’s dig into the details.

Let’s start with the world and it’s setting.

Bioware has done it again by introducing us to yet another beautiful world that’s rich with history and lore. The story starts off by throwing you right into the thick of world events and explains more about the basics of what the force called Anthem of Creation is and it’s importance.

If you’re a huge Dragon Age fan, like I am, then you’re in for a treat because as you progress, you’ll notice that there are some similarities between the lore of Anthem and the lore of Dragon Age.

For example, the Dominion is a human faction in Anthem that aims to control the Anthem of Creation and conquer all of humanity. However, controlling the Anthem of Creation is not exactly possible and so it leads to the creation of cataclysms instead.

Sounds familiar, right? In Dragon Age, Tevinter Magisters entered the Golden City to attain godhood which led to the creation of blights. This offers Anthem the opportunity for its lore to be expanded into something so much more just like Dragon Age.

Next up, javelins and their skills.

There are four types of javelins in the game that you can choose from and each of them is specific to a certain gameplay style.

Take the The Colossus. It is the Hulk of the Anthem world and is capable of smashing most things head-on but is the slowest. On the other side of the spectrum, there’s the Interceptor. It’s the most agile javelin out of the four but requires a more strategic approach to survive longer.

Each javelin has its own set of skills that complement well when playing as a group. This helps to set up combo attacks as a team to dish out more damage and it is pretty straightforward.

Lastly, customization.

If you’ve always wanted to create your own version of the Iron-Man suit then this is your chance. There are so many types of customization involved in the javelins.

There are different types of materials that you can use like metal or rubber with the colour of your choice. You can also change the wear of your armour to old, standard and even dirty if you prefer to show everyone that you’re getting the work done while looking cool and intimidating.

Create your own unique javelins, take it to the skies, take the battle to your enemies and also enjoy the scenery while you’re at it! There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Anthem, be it the story or the gameplay, you’re bound to find something that draws you in.

The Anthem will be available on the 22 February 2019, this Friday. If you cannot wait to play the game, you can try the 10 hours free trial of Anthem on the Xbox if you have EA Access or on the PC if you have Origins Access Basic.

For PC users that have Origins Access Premier and have bought the game can proceed to play by using early access that started from 15 February 2019.

Good luck, Freelancers!

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.

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