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ANTHEM - Destiny clone from BioWare

Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G / Online Discussion' started by Infinitron, Mar 21, 2016.

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  1. Mustawd Arcane

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    What? Citation needed. More than likely Bungie had no interest in renewing their partnership with Activision. Which can be inferred from the tone in their public statements.
     
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  2. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Fallout what?
     
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  3. Seethe Savant

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    Ouch
     
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  4. Steamboat Willie Educated

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    Intentionally handicapping yourself actually makes the game easier? Wow, it's like every scaling system ever implemented. Can we finally realize its a shitty system to use now?
     
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  5. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    Barely an earnings call went by where activision wasn't mentioning how dissapointed they were in D2.
     
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  6. TheChickenKing Learned

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    That's true, but Activision also has insane projections for all of their products. Anything less than record sales usually gets them to indicate disappointment. Bungie stated that they were happy with Forsaken's sales, and while both companies claimed the split was amicable, Bungie allegedly had a huge "we're free!" party after the deal to split was finalized. Activision has been in financial trouble recently, so between that and their expectations, they were probably more than happy to part with Destiny for a quick cash infusion. Meanwhile, Bungie seems happy to have gotten away from their corporate overlords and control a franchise that remains profitable. Irrespective of any opinions on the quality of the game, Destiny 2 doesn't seem to be a "dead game" or any such hyperbole.

    Anthem on the other hand....
     
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  7. Turbo normie Educated

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    I can't wait the first headline claiming "Bioware is dead". I was waiting for Anthem release just for this moment.
     
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  8. Nex Cipher

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    If only Apex wasn't around it would be even more glorious for EA
     
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  9. Dexter Arcane

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    I wouldn't understate how much a closed-off engine with shitty tools can screw with a game's development. Consider that Unreal/CryEngine and Unity are all relatively open engines (open to the public and every hobbyist to screw around with) and have worked on things like tools and user experience for decades in some cases (since 1998/2002/2005 respectively) with a lot of input from outside developers they licensed it out to, while Frostbite is an internal engine developed by DICE for the sole purpose of rendering and playing Battlefield e.g. a Multiplayer shooty game on a relatively large singular map with 64 players and all the other studios that were likely forced by EA to use it, because "muh in-house" had to develop all their own tool-sets for their particular genres themselves. It's hard to know how horrible Frostbite really is though as a non-EA employee.
     
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  10. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    CDProjekt made their own game engine and developed both Witcher 2 and Witcher 3 using it in less time than it took to create Anthem.
     
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  11. TheImplodingVoice Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    When will people accept that the Bioware of old is dead and long gone? I don't feel bad for people that bought Anthem. They paid full price for an early access game. So fuck them all
     
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  12. SerratedBiz Arcane

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    Bioware is back on damage control as they once again become active in communicating with their fans, as opposed to the blackout that had been happening ever since the enhanced loot -> shitty loot debacle.

    Game must really be on fire if they're scrambling like this.

     
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  13. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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  14. Gerrard Arcane

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    It has voice chat.
    But didn't you hear, CDPR stole UE3 source code because some of the system folders have the same names. Some retard here on the codex used to claim so (I honestly don't remember who it was, it was years ago) so it must be true! :lol:
     
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  15. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    That's worse than having nothing at all.
     
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  16. Plaguecrafter Literate

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    :thisisfine:
     
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  17. Night Goat The Immovable Autism Patron No Fun Allowed

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    Apex won't be around much longer. It was briefly popular because it had no barrier to entry and was aggressively shilled, but now that the honeymoon's worn off it's hemorrhaging players. I'm basing this on Twitch viewers in the absence of other metrics, but since it's zoomerbait this is probably fairly accurate.
     
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  18. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    making a business model out of a group of peoples(children) that typically have a near-zero attention span probably isn't a great idea tbh
     
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  19. Agame Savant

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    I REALLY hope at some time in the future we get the leaked story of development, it has gotta be interesting. This game screams of development hell and almost certainly getting completely scrapped and remade half way through development. The final product looks like it was rushed together in 2 years or less.
     
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  20. Steamboat Willie Educated

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    It probably started out as something completely different and ended up being scrapped and restarted to chase the latest fad (looter shooter). Basically the same thing that happened with Blizzard with Titan.
     
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  21. J1M Arcane

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    A law went into effect in the states that says if you release text chat in a program 2019 or later it has to be usable by blind people. Yes, blind people who can't even hope to play the video game must be given fully accessible communication options.

    Expect to see more games drop chat and implement big buttons that say "enable accessible menus" on the main screen.
     
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  22. Gerrard Arcane

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    Lead dev died, Ben Irving came on board and ruined everything. Here's your story.
    Apparently this fuck was also responsible for some terrible update in SWToR.
     
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  23. Spukrian Novice

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  24. Heretic Savant

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    Oh noes, our customers are mean to us and toxxxic! We are not going to talk to them anymore!
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    http://archive.is/PX6z1
     
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  25. daveyarsegallant Novice

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    For Bioware, "communicating" means them talking and the rest of us dumb plebeians swallowing whatever shit comes out of their mouths. Remember, plebs do not get to talk back to their masters.
     
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