I’ve spent the last few hours getting reaquianted with Bioware’s Anthem. We all know the drama and controversy that surrounded this game around the time of its release and after. I’m not here to poke fun at the game for all of its shortcomings. I’m here to talk about what I thought of the few hours I’ve put into this game since the latest update.
Anthem’s Cataclysm event is supposed to be the thing that brings players back to the game and solves all of its issues right? At least if you listen to the game media that’s what it’s supposed to be, but what have they ever known? The truth is that Catasclym is not a major content pack for Anthem. It actually doesn’t bring much to the table outside of a new warped map to explore. You have a time limit to get as much done as possible before the cataclysm closes all around you. I have yet to fail one of these things because it doesn’t take much time to learn what needs to be done and kill the final boss waiting at the end of it.
I’ve never had a problem with Anthem’s gameplay. As a matter of fact, I love the gameplay of this game. It’s versatile and fun. The problem I have with the game is the lack of content and it seems like support for the game is near nonexistant at this point. I’m honestly surprised that this event even happened. Cataclysm… is not for me. The boss fight at the end is good. I enjoyed going up against her and watching her wreck my group with her aoe attacks. Everything else is… mediocre at best. The don’t care much for the time limit and the fact that it took them this long to release a timed event. After it’s gone what would be the point in playing? This isn’t good enough to make me play this game regularly again. I feel the same way with The Division 2. The new update did nothing to make me want to play that again. I’ll rather wait on Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
I’ve already uninstalled Anthem again. I feel like I’ve already experienced everything this update had to offer and since this game’s loot still sucks I don’t feel the need to grind for awesome gear because there isn’t any. So what’s left? I put 70 hours in Anthem since it released and I don’t regret that time I spent in the game. I wasn’t one of the people hating on this game. I liked it for what it was and moved on to the next game. Anthem has done nothing to convince me to leave Warframe and stick with it so… I’ll just go back to that instead. I hope Anthem does eventually succeed. I’m willing to come back for the next content update (if there is a next one) to see if anymore improvements were made, but for now I’m fine focusing on my other games.