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Anthem VIP invite and first impressions

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HostileGamer    5

I just received a VIP invite to the Anthem beta and some of the things that jump out to me are 

 

1. Its DX11. Im really hoping for DX12 as its using the Frostbite engine, but with EA stink all over this game who knows!?

2. 2k at Ultra I was well pegged beyond 4gb vid ram and I can imagine 4k could hit those 11gb cards.

3. It felt very much like Destiny when it came to the shooting (that arcade feel). But with added jumping and flying it did make it easier to get around.

 

Overall its an early beta and Im excited to see the polish because it really does look good for those users with a 2080ti or 1080ti

 

For reference my specs are Core i5 2550k at 4.5Ghz on water. 16gb Ram. nVidia G1 Gaming GTX970 4gb 1600mhz/3500mhz

 

 

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green shell    0

By the way, were there any bugs, because all beta reviews I read described some?

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margrave    1,379

Everything I've heard it has issues. From connectivity to FPS suffering. The pc client had fps issues, but so did the consoles. They were struggling to get to 30 fps. And they didn't have enough servers/bandwidth for the amount of traffic needed. Because when only your pre-orders are connecting you have no idea of the number of people that are going to be connected. Because no one told them the total number of pre-orders I guess. /sigh

 

EA ... ugh

 

Just play Warframe. It's free to download and it's the same game basically.

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heslo    178

I was part of this test (as well as the alpha) and have to say I had zero issues with both tests. Sorry, I had rubberbanding in the alpha, but apart from that it was a very smooth experience. Was playing at 4k res on my 4790K and 1080. Pleasantly surprised! When I read of all the issues people were having I wonder if I was the only one that didn't run in to some sort of problem

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StrainedSky    52

I was part of the VIP on Xbox One, didn't to play once except walking around the hub. Was stuck with the infinite loading screen bug :( Will give it another go during the Open demo. 

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Daniel F.    590

i have the vip beta but couldn't get past the load screen going from the main area into a gameso it was a total waste for me. So on that basis i've decided not to pre-order and wait until i know i can get past the load screen

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George P    5,488

I can't talk about performance or bugs since I don't have it or haven't played it.  But to those who have I just wonder how much of it is solo?  Like from what I've read the "hub" is specific to each player and more like a single player game, with the outside world and missions co-op.   How is the drop-in MP for missions?  I have a hectic work schedule so matching up with others to play as a team is hard for me to do.  If the matchmaking drop-in co-op for missions is good then I can live with that.

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HostileGamer    5

Did anyone end up getting it? I'd be interested to hear an current impressions.

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LostCat    1,315

It's probably the best 1.0 release Bioware has ever done.  Very few bugs (but when you do come across one it can be seriously annoying.)

 

There was a patch making the loot give less stupid bonuses.

 

The story feels a bit too straightforward IMO.  I was expecting more plot twists or something.

 

The gameplay is repetitive, but hell that's true with most FPSes.

 

That you only level up one character is neat, and each of the javelins is fun to play when you want a different experience.  There is javelin specific gear as well.

 

I'm waiting for a patch to get back into it, but I did finish the main storyline on Xbox and enjoyed it.

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Daniel F.    590

I got anthem and its a bug fest, constant crashing  sometimes to desktop, sometimes hard lock & reset required unable to play for more than 5mins.  Its a complete waste of money atm nd i dont see it getting better anytime soon

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