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EA Reveals Anthem System Specs Ahead of Next Month's Release - MMORPG.com

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  • KanethKaneth Member RarePosts: 2,276

    Kaneth said:









    • 4 archetypes
    • Boring pacing
    • Simplified skill system
    If it walks like a Destiny and talks like a Destiny it's a Destiny.

    I wouldn't bet against it being monetized similarly either. They're going to have to prove the speculation wrong. There's no good reason to not be skeptical.


    Would actually argue that based on what has been seen to this point that it is more shallow then either Destiny.

    Flying as a primary means of travel unfortunately makes it look less interesting because you just fly hub to hub. I guess they could throw some blood thirsty pigeons in the sky.

    Again this is opinion based on what we have been shown.  Seems pointless to craft a big beautiful world only to just skip over 80% of it.  Needless to speculate that exploration will not have a strong presence.






    I wouldn't say it looks more shallow than destiny, considering that destiny is shallow as fuck. The flight system does have built-in limitations based on a overheat mechanic. Which can be alleviated by flying through or in water.



    The combat seems to have a GW2-esque combo system too, where different archetypes can combine certain skills for superior effect.



    Different archetypes effectively being classes looks a bit better than the destiny "class" system. Like the Storm wants to stay in the air providing various effects, etc. While the Ranger is your jack-of-all-trades, the Interceptor is the "DPS", with the Colossus being the "tank".



    If the game itself is built with the flight mechanic in mind, exploration could very well be a large portion of the game.



    From the little bit I've seen from their streams, it looks interesting. Looks better than Destiny 1 or 2 to me. I've played both and they're fun, but very shallow. The lack of PvP in Anthem could also be beneficial since they won't have to balance around the PvP aspect. So having the different archetypes being very hard locked into their roles could be a thing. The devs, at least, seem to have a lot of passion behind their project, which is always a plus.



    Maybe, just maybe, one of the AAA studios will take a look at all of the massive hate that they are receiving over their shitty practices. See that stock prices are falling and sales aren't what they used to be. They'll look back at when their games printed money for them without the need for all of the added shit, and perhaps change their ways.



    It's a distant hope, but you never know.



    As always, it's wait and see.



    Well thought out reply and appreciate it.

    I agree that both Destiny games are shallow at their core so I was not really plugging them in a positive either but I have played both.

    My general thought is that this will be a game where you have a story or cut scene ,go to mission and fly from hub to hub then followed promptly by more story. I honestly do not believe it will be any deeper than that. Bungie promised so much with Destiny and Bioware have made some of the same claims so skeptical is an understatement from my end.

    I would also love to believe that EA has learned from past business practices but have seen nothing released in the last few months that points to that.

    Agree this is very wait and see but as it stands from what they have shown I would rather play Kingdom Hearts 3 and Division 2 while waiting on ESO and FFXIV expansions.

    For the record I was hoping Anthem would be much more than what was shown.
    I agree with pretty much everything you said. I also think it's a fairly dangerous time for these mmo-lite games to have poor performance as well. Considering how strong the single player market has been the last year, along with upcoming mmorpg releases. They'll lose support quickly if they are lackluster. I don't think Destiny 2 ever really recovered from their launch debacle.

    FF XIV expansion looks to bring some interesting mechanics to the game. I really hope they address the story mission "problem" that isn't an additional $25 purchase.

    ESO looks like they could potentially have a very strong year. Considering the recent datamine showing Dragons, Elsweyr and Necromancy. If the "leak" is true, it sounds like all of the DLC in the upcoming year is going to feature dragons in an overarching storyline. Very interesting concept that they could use moving forward as well.

    As far as Anthem or even The Division 2 go. There's really no need to rush headlong into either game considering the competition. I could probably wait a full year before even giving either a serious look to see how things are going. Probably wind up with a much better experience in the end if I decide to buy as well.
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  • KanethKaneth Member RarePosts: 2,276
    Beyorn said:
    I wouldn't be surprised if they added micro-transactions a month or two after launch. After all the reviews are in.
    So they never said that there wouldn't be micro-transactions in Anthem, but specifically stated that nothing story related would be behind MTX. Some examples of potential MTX were cosmetic items. Some people even hazard a guess that they might sell new archetypes as well, since they aren't necessarily story related.
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  • zaberfangxzaberfangx MAMember UncommonPosts: 1,762
    edited January 8
    I don't see them turning over new a leaf. Keeping share holder happy comes first as EA see it.
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  • XiaokiXiaoki White Pigeon, MIMember RarePosts: 3,140
    Kaneth said:
    Beyorn said:
    I wouldn't be surprised if they added micro-transactions a month or two after launch. After all the reviews are in.
    So they never said that there wouldn't be micro-transactions in Anthem, but specifically stated that nothing story related would be behind MTX. Some examples of potential MTX were cosmetic items. Some people even hazard a guess that they might sell new archetypes as well, since they aren't necessarily story related.
    You have to do story related quests to unlock the Javelins(other than Ranger which you start with) so, Yes, new Javelins would definitely be story related.
  • moosecatlolmoosecatlol Boring, TXMember UncommonPosts: 1,451
    Anthem at least has slightly more depth to their combat when compared to Destiny 2 or Warframe. If it manages to run as smooth as Destiny 2(Which I expect it will) then it might actually be a contender assuming the Financial Department doesn't muck everything up.

    My issue with Destiny and Anthem is that their "Super Abilities" are EXTREMELY sterilized and boring.

    Downside is that it might actually be a fun game, but EA has some of the worst marketing departments known to man. I want this game to be good, and to succeed from a genre standpoint. At the same time I want EA to bleed a bit more.
  • BananableBananable Member UncommonPosts: 164
    edited January 8
    ESptimization even worse than MEA, whata surprise >.>

    Mass Effect: Andromeda - Recommended PC specs
    OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
    Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX-8350
    Memory: 16 GB RAM
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB or AMD RX 480 4GB
    Hard Drive Space: At least 55 GB of free space
    DirectX: DirectX 11
    Mass Effect: Andromeda - Minimum PC specs
    OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
    Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
    Hard Drive Space: At least 55 GB of free space
    DirectX: DirectX 11




    Arterius said:

    I am not that great with computers but I am pretty sure I will be able to play this game at max setting at 1080p so not to bad



    Im not good iether, but pretty sure anybody can run any game in 1080p....who cares its gonna be just 1FPS, right? :P


    Jokes aside.. recommended isnt for max settings.
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  • ArteriusArterius Member UncommonPosts: 321
    Bananable said:
    Worse than MEA, whata surprise >.>


    Mass Effect: Andromeda - Recommended PC specs
    OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
    Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX-8350
    Memory: 16 GB RAM
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB or AMD RX 480 4GB
    Hard Drive Space: At least 55 GB of free space
    DirectX: DirectX 11
    Mass Effect: Andromeda - Minimum PC specs
    OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
    Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
    Hard Drive Space: At least 55 GB of free space
    DirectX: DirectX 11




    Arterius said:

    I am not that great with computers but I am pretty sure I will be able to play this game at max setting at 1080p so not to bad



    Im not good iether, but pretty sure anybody can run any game in 1080p....who cares its gonna be just 1FPS, right? :P


    Jokes aside.. recommended isnt for max settings.
    Oh, I did not know that haha. I always that recommended settings were for ultra settings haha. Thats good to know
  • evolgrinzevolgrinz DelftMember UncommonPosts: 90
    All I can say about this game is, do not pre-order and wait for the after launch reviews of the game.
    You'll thank me later.
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  • CoolitCoolit Member UncommonPosts: 628

    evolgrinz said:

    All I can say about this game is, do not pre-order and wait for the after launch reviews of the game.

    You'll thank me later.



    I'm very wary of pre-ordering and EA in general and it doesn't help when you watch recent news where EA refuse to refund games on the same day of purchase.

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  • 3dom3dom MordorMember RarePosts: 492
    Friendly reminder to avoid buying EA games during first month after release to make sure they won't squeeze in loot boxes after getting initial positive reviews.

    Not to mention how Anthem is being released by a studio which didn't produce anything great since Mass Effect 2 + how the game is multiplayer-centric yet there is a high chance for it to become a wasteland with 10+ minutes queue time in a month or two.
    Coolit

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  • hallucigenocidehallucigenocide SwedenMember UncommonPosts: 964
    3dom said:
    Friendly reminder to avoid buying EA games during first month after release to make sure they won't squeeze in loot boxes after getting initial positive reviews.

    Not to mention how Anthem is being released by a studio which didn't produce anything great since Mass Effect 2 + how the game is multiplayer-centric yet there is a high chance for it to become a wasteland with 10+ minutes queue time in a month or two.
    *yawn*

    how original...



    I had fun once, it was terrible.

  • SupaMutantSupaMutant AtlantisMember UncommonPosts: 136
    edited January 11

    3dom said:

    Friendly reminder to avoid buying EA games during first month after release to make sure they won't squeeze in loot boxes after getting initial positive reviews.



    Not to mention how Anthem is being released by a studio which didn't produce anything great since Mass Effect 2 + how the game is multiplayer-centric yet there is a high chance for it to become a wasteland with 10+ minutes queue time in a month or two.



    What's the point of telling them you don't want loot boxes, then not buying the game when they listen to you and not have loot boxes. Then why the fuk would they bother listening to you ever again.

    So you're not buying their game when they put loot boxes. You're not buying their game when they don't put loot boxes. Then why the fuk would they give a fuk about anything you say. You're not buying their game either way.

    In order to get the point across, you have to show them the difference in sales by buying their games when they do the right things.

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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog SMember RarePosts: 2,027

    3dom said:

    Friendly reminder to avoid buying EA games during first month after release to make sure they won't squeeze in loot boxes after getting initial positive reviews.



    Not to mention how Anthem is being released by a studio which didn't produce anything great since Mass Effect 2 + how the game is multiplayer-centric yet there is a high chance for it to become a wasteland with 10+ minutes queue time in a month or two.



    What's the point of telling them you don't want loot boxes, then not buying the game when they listen to you and not have loot boxes. Then why the fuk would they bother listening to you ever again.

    So you're not buying their game when they put loot boxes. You're not buying their game when they don't put loot boxes. Then why the fuk would they give a fuk about anything you say. You're not buying their game either way.

    In order to get the point across, you have to show them the difference in sales by buying their games when they do the right things. Otherwise you're just beating your numb stick till it falls off.

    If someone tells you not to eat cupcakes or they'll shove a dildo up your anus, then they shove a dildo up your anus even when you're not eating any cupcakes. Then why not just eat the fuking cupcake since they're gonna shove that dildo up your anus either way.
    people buy good games, loot boxes makes games look crap, they don't deserve crap if they can't make people fear disapear for they past errors who made several people waste money
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  • LustsLusts FloridaMember UncommonPosts: 152

    Kootur said:

    I'm not really to confident this game will deliver with EAs grubby hand in it.



    There will be a Demo available for everyone on February 1st if I recall. Apparently they will be giving you access to all the toys available in the game, start you at level 10, let you level to level 15 and experience a mid-game mission.

    So you'll be able to figure out from the demo if the game seems interesting enough to buy or not. Aye, EA is pretty scummy but I am genuinely hoping for the best for Anthem. Confirmed Microtransactions, but also confirmed no loot boxes, packs, bags, etc and the microtransactions are cosmetic only supposedly. One can only hope for a fair system.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 25,730
    3dom said:
    Friendly reminder to avoid buying EA games during first month after release to make sure they won't squeeze in loot boxes after getting initial positive reviews.

    Not to mention how Anthem is being released by a studio which didn't produce anything great since Mass Effect 2 + how the game is multiplayer-centric yet there is a high chance for it to become a wasteland with 10+ minutes queue time in a month or two.
    This feels a bit too precious to me. I don't think we need to fret every time a game is released, specifically by EA.

    Oh sure, they are a publicly traded company and will look for ways to make money but they've already gone through the "we're removing lootboxes" experience.

    They aren't going to remove lootboxes from Shadow of War only to then have to have the same experience. That's a waste of money.




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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember LegendaryPosts: 7,762
    edited January 8
    Would've rather this been set in the Battltech and had real battlemechs I could pilot as a lance with friends, rather than flying an Iron Man style suit (thought that's cool too).

    Ahh well.  Battletech, such a wonderful yet under-utilized IP.
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    Someone at Bioware think's a 1060 is on the same level as a 2060... complete madness. I mean, what is the recommended? Because a 2060 is benchmarking as faster than a 1070ti. Do you need a 1060 or a 2060 or 1070ti? I can't take this anymore. I need to get out of here... warble warble.
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  • AeanderAeander Walker, LAMember EpicPosts: 3,347
    Boss design is going to be important here. Every boss in Destiny is basically the same bullet sponge that spams high damage attacks, instantly kills you if you attempt to melee, and is only threatening because it spawns adds to flush you out of cover. There's no real variety in Destiny bosses and beating that isn't going to be difficult.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 8,320
    If you have a basic $29 a year membership with them you do get a 10 hour trial of the game.  If you have the premium membership of $99 a year, you get to play it for free along with the early access, which they are pushing.  I think I got that right.

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  • AeanderAeander Walker, LAMember EpicPosts: 3,347
    edited January 8
    If you have a basic $29 a year membership with them you do get a 10 hour trial of the game.  If you have the premium membership of $99 a year, you get to play it for free along with the early access, which they are pushing.  I think I got that right.
    And I'm legitimately curious as to who would be fucked enough in the head to have a paid membership to EA of all companies. When most of us already maintain Netflix and/or Hulu, Amazon Prime, and often Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo subscriptions, single game and single publisher subscriptions are very hard to justify the value of.
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  • SupaMutantSupaMutant AtlantisMember UncommonPosts: 136


    Would've rather this been set in the Battltech and had real battlemechs I could pilot as a lance with friends, rather than flying an Iron Man style suit (thought that's cool too).

    Ahh well.  Battletech, such a wonderful yet under-utilized IP.



    You know that there is a Mechwarrior online, where you can pilot your battle mech with your friend.
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  • PhryPhry OxfordshireMember EpicPosts: 10,322
    Well, that makes it an easy choice to not buy the game, it doesn't support the OS i have so its an automatic 'don't buy' though it is kind of bizarre that it would have a Dx11 requirement and not Dx12 if its restricted to Win 10 only, maybe they don't have faith in Dx 12?
  • alkarionlogalkarionlog SMember RarePosts: 2,027
    Aeander said:
    If you have a basic $29 a year membership with them you do get a 10 hour trial of the game.  If you have the premium membership of $99 a year, you get to play it for free along with the early access, which they are pushing.  I think I got that right.
    And I'm legitimately curious as to who would be fucked enough in the head to have a paid membership to EA of all companies. When most of us already maintain Netflix and/or Hulu, Amazon Prime, and often Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo subscriptions, single game and single publisher subscriptions are very hard to justify the value of.
    I guess the same reason people pay for sony/xbox/nintendo accounts, because they want, and companys know people will pay, if not one would pay, you really think companys would pull that?

    that is actually another point for pcs
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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus LondonMember EpicPosts: 2,529
    Phry said:
    Well, that makes it an easy choice to not buy the game, it doesn't support the OS i have so its an automatic 'don't buy' though it is kind of bizarre that it would have a Dx11 requirement and not Dx12 if its restricted to Win 10 only, maybe they don't have faith in Dx 12?
    Join the humble race of consoles mate. I thought I was a master with my PC but it was just an illusion. ;)
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  • ShadowStyleBShadowStyleB Philadelphia, PAMember UncommonPosts: 294
    For those worried about the publisher, you can all try the game free on Feb 1st at no charge. No preorder or purchase necessary to play it on the 1st of Feb. Try the free demo don't like it then wait to see if it gets better or never give it another thought.
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