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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 02:10:10

Ok i watched the video of anthem slowly analyzing everything I can and came up with some theories:

  • The world isnt as open as it looks. Before launching with the jetpack you see a vast open world but the backgrounds look fake. There are icons in the distance but they are placed strange like its just a fast travel point.
  • When they jump off instead of flying down to the ground the character strangely veers left and downward into a confined tunnel, leading me to believe you dont fly around the open world, you get funneled into specific spaces.
  • The tunnel leads to a jungle that looks impressive but it has tall foliage on the sides and almost looks like a half pipe which the player stays on. Again creative use of environment to funnel the player.
  • This leads to an open area where you can explore and jump around. There is a temple like thing with a giant monster fighting other creatures, that means tough enemies may guard certain locations which is great.
  • There is anti aircraft firing as you fly and then the player dives into the water, this is also tunnel shaped, so not much freedom to explore but still super cool to have underwater locations.
  • The first combat has the player using a shotty that feels like its right out of ME:A. There is a small grenade launcher like attack used too.
  • Her friend shows up and he is a different class, a titan lets say and he has a punch the ground AoE attack.
  • Main character has three skills shown on the bottom of the screen, one is the multirocket attack shown later, which is super impressive and powerful and she has 300 of them.
  • Now you explore this very large open area and come across a giant machine being shot down in real time and it destroys trees so the environment can change.
  • The titan shoots a mortar at the enemies that creates a huge explosion and leaves a CRATER! the environment is shaped by the attack.
  • The main switches gun to a more long distance one, combat seems nice and fluid, lots of jetpacking around. Enemy types show regular grunts, one in a mech suit which is a heavy.
  • The walker event was something called scar ambush which when completed gave a legendary loot weapon. I assume this is going to be a random event like a public event in destiny.
  • Then they talk about the shaper storm and how they take you off the beaten path. The players go off to a path that once again seems narrow.
  • They summon two friends, one is a new class, i will say this is the warlock of the group, it flies without jetpacks and has a cool cloak.
  • The new characters summon and next to their level and name is some environmental stat, like lighting up 3%, no clue what that means.
  • They all run through the storm down the focused narrow corridor, lots of crazy cool effects and NPC creatures running around, I think its all scripted. It leads to the ball of light which I assume leads to a level or "strike"



So I don't think this is going to be as open as it looks at first. I think there will be clear roads that take you from large open space to another but I don't know if you can just fly where ever like the mountain in the distance. Combat looks great, Mass effect but even faster with better abilities.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 02:22:42

Stuff I liked in the conference.

  • Metro looked gorgeous. Cool looking game.
  • The Last Night was awesome. Crazy looking 2D pixel art, looked like a new flashback.

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  • Ori 2 looked breathtaking

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  • Ashen looked really unique as well.
  • Code Vien is anime souls, hopefully its good
  • State of decay 2 looks super janky
  • Super Luckys Tale?!?! That came out of nowhere. The original was cool in VR but its a very basic platformer. This one looks much better but I wont expect much.
  • Crackdown 3 looks like a last gen game
  • Sea of theives is meh
  • AC origins looked fantastic but still looks like AC.
  • Mordor was great, good personalities on display
  • Anthem game of the show
  • price point for X lolololol
  • Forza 145, they annouce one every year.
  • They have this super console and show mostly indies and stuff that looks last gen.

Everything good shown was third party. They gave huge chunks of time to third party demos. They ended the show with third party. MS is the same its been. Poor showing for Xbox, better for gamers cause we can play this on PS.

I give it a C-

Edited: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 02:42:27
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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:30:11
Dvader said:



So I don't think this is going to be as open as it looks at first. I think there will be clear roads that take you from large open space to another but I don't know if you can just fly where ever like the mountain in the distance.

Sounds like you need this:

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:34:27
Archangel3371 said:

Oh yeah the system looks very cool and I was surprised at how small it is.

Small?

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:10:58
gamingeek said:

Small?

They said it is the "smallest" Xbox.

Thinking about the Conference I originally gave it a B- because I liked a lot of the games.

I might change it to C because while I liked a lot of the games shown it isn't enough to get an Xbox Xbox since all of them are either Timed Console Exclusive or is playable on Xbox One and Windows 10.

The Last Night, Code Vein, Metro Exodus, and Anthem are my favorite games shown.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:41:05
Nintyfan17 said:

They said it is the "smallest" Xbox.

It would have been more accurate to say "out of all the fucking huge consoles we have released, this is the least fucking huge"

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:56:15

Well to anyone but a child with lady fingers it is fairly small. Nyaa

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:14:48

I hear the X1X will support Xbox Original discs. I'm still not going to buy one for $500 but it's an eye-opener.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:23:46
Coopersville said:

I hear the X1X will support Xbox Original discs. I'm still not going to buy one for $500 but it's an eye-opener.

Yeah. Just like 360 discs you put it in and then it downloads the game. I still have Ninja Gaiden Black, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, Guilty Gear Reload, and Dead or Alive Ultimate so I'm hoping those make it in. There are definitely a bunch of others I would buy as well.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:36:45
Archangel3371 said:

Yeah. Just like 360 discs you put it in and then it downloads the game. I still have Ninja Gaiden Black, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, Guilty Gear Reload, and Dead or Alive Ultimate so I'm hoping those make it in. There are definitely a bunch of others I would buy as well.

Here's a 3x3 of games I just pulled out of the shelf that I would play immediately: https://ibb.co/eORVOF

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:56:22
Coopersville said:

Here's a 3x3 of games I just pulled out of the shelf that I would play immediately: https://ibb.co/eORVOF

Nice. I've played Black and Burnout Takedown, great games.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:54:45
Archangel3371 said:

Well to anyone but a child with lady fingers it is fairly small. Nyaa

My lady fingers.

Me all the time.

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