Remember the time when Bioware released Anthem back in 2019? It feels so long ago, yet I can still remember how excited I was to review the game back then.
Unfortunately, it did not live up to anyone’s expectations, including mine. You can check out our review here.
Overall, the game utterly failed to provide any compelling gameplay that could last long term. And don’t get me started on how the melee class, Interceptor, was wholly outclassed in every boss battle. It was the only class I was looking forward to playing, and it failed me!
Despite its flaws though, the game did have some good points to it. Such as great characters and dialogues, and even a decent storyline albeit too freaking short. Yet, it wasn’t enough to outweigh the bad and thus failed among gamers.
And now the time has finally come to decide it’s fate; kill it or save it?
The end of Anthem?
According to Bloomberg, Electronic Arts (EA) executives will be conducting a meeting this week to review Anthem Next. Anthem Next is Bioware’s ongoing project to revive the game with revamped features.
However, to complete the project fortuitously, additional resources such as manpower is required. Hence, the review comes into play to assist the executives in deciding whether this endeavour should continue.
Honestly, I’m surprised that it has taken EA this long to make a decisive move. Anthem has been dead for a long time, and there is no bringing it back. I think I can speak for everyone when I say no one plans to return to the game and its high time that it gets put out of its misery.
And instead of wasting resources on dead games, EA and Bioware should be concentrating on the games that gamers want to see, like Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age 4! So get to it, people!