Anthem has shown me how much of destiny we take for granted.
I wish Anthem the best, it is always good to have competition. That said there are so many things about Anthem that needs to be addressed/fixed before it is in any viable form to take on destiny. While the story itself is good almost everything else falls short. For being a looter shooter the loot part of it is glaringly missing. Almost all the weapons look & feel the same, the difference is only in the stats. Almost every single weapon in Destiny feels unique, be it the simple forward path or the exotic graviton lance, almost nothing feels the same. There are a few reskins but for the majority every weapon has a unique feel to it.
Next would be the lack of armor drops as loot, it severely hampers the amount of meaningful loot we can get in game. Armor customization is almost entirely left to skins and parts we earn from the online store in comparison we have such a huge variety of armor sets (both D1 & D2) have such a varied take on how an armor looks based on the season.
End Game is where anthem is very barebones, with only 3 strongholds and one of which is a repeat of the final mission there is almost no end game present in Anthem. While higher difficulties offer better rewards I do not have the incentive to slog through the same content over and over. Destiny on the other hand, despite being barebones at launch have evolved to include a lot of solo, co-op, 3 & 6 man activities to help better the end game grind.
Finally this point of Destiny 2 having a year & half to become what it is and Anthem only a few days from launch isn't really a valid one because Anthem didnot launch alongside Destiny 1 but has instead launched at the tail end of Destiny 2. People are going to expect some level of polish and depth to this game both of which it lacks. I always played bioware games for the story, still do but in terms of gameplay, end game and lore destiny is eons apart. While the campaign was fun it's back to destiny for me, just in time for the season of drifter.
Please feel free to give your own take. Keep it civil. I wish anthem all success, cheers to y'all ^_^
I think if I was a mod here I'd lock all these "Here's MY totally unique opinion on popular new game!" Threads and redirect them to a single, pinned, mega thread.
Really cut down all the Spamthem about Anthem, ya know?
Really, I've only seen 3 opinions about the game copypasted ad nauseum:
- Densitys better, (Density killer comment optional)!
- Anthem is pretty mediocre.
- Anthemz da best and y'all are jus h8rs!