Anthem VIP Demo Review: Too Many Connection Problems
Never trust EA. So roughly meme tagline which circulated a lot after the blunder case Star Wars Battlefront II and Mass Effect Andromeda. Then, how about Anthem? The latest IP developed by BioWare under the auspices of a publisher of EA’s caliber.
READ ALSO: 4 Classifications of Javelin Exosuits in Anthem
Instead of wanting to restore BioWare’s positive image from a game that previously received a lot of criticism, namely Mass Effect Andromeda, Anthem even failed miserably. The reason is not because gameplay which is bad but due to connection issues.
Here’s my review of Anthem VIP Demo:
You didn’t pre-order Anthem? The right decision
For those of you who have done Pre-order Antem for $59.99, you will get a VIP Demo schedule on January 25-27 2022. Meanwhile, Open Demo for all platform can be played on February 1-3, 2022.
The thing is, there is no difference between VIP Demo or not. Why is that? I tried playing the Anthem demo on an Xbox One and couldn’t play the demo at all. Of course because I didn’t pre-order. But the next day it did.
The first day the VIP Demo rolled out was a nightmare for BioWare. There are many technical problems that make some gamer who have done pre order cannot enter the game. After being fixed, VIP Demo can be accessed by everyone gamer *pats forehead.
You know, the reason people tried the demo before pre order is so that they can find out genre and gameplay offered according to or not with their usual playing style. If you like it, you can buy it. If not, you can switch to another game.
One positive thing that can be obtained is patience. For those of you who get angry easily, play Anthem VIP Demo can make you curse and angry because of the many technical problems that exist.
First, bad connection. Supposedly, VIP Demo here is more suitable to be called beta access due to poor connection platform which needs a lot of improvement. You can’t connect at all to server EA in the start menu due to capacity server they have reached the max.
Second, do pre order does not guarantee you can play the VIP Demo. Lucky you who don’t do pre order because it can directly play it outside a predetermined schedule.
Third, stuck in loading screen. Also known as infinite loads. The state in which the PC screen or console-mu only displays loading screen containing trivia when the character moves from Fort Tarsis to the expedition area. the solution, restart Anthem. But when you enter, your team is already far ahead on an expedition. Hadeh.
Chad Robertson himself as BioWare’s Head of Live Service is doing repair in weekend this is to solve it. Hopefully it will be sorted out quickly before the Open Demo.
Pretty good gameplay and combat
Beyond the disadvantages, there are advantages. Beyond the mess of connection problems that exist, gameplay and combat which is offered Anthem pretty good. The graphics are also quite captivating.
For those of you who don’t know the storyline and gameplay basic in Anthemyou can read about the article Everything You Need to Know about Anthem.
You will play Freelancer use javelin exo-suit Ranger (standard type for attack and defense) at level 10. So you won’t do character progression from the beginning. What surprises me is the camera transition first person at Fort Tarsis with third person during the expedition.
Anthem apply contiguous open world. That means you can play your own world and invite your friends or vice versa. The player who became host is leader so you can ask for help or help with missions that have not been successfully completed.
One of the advantages Anthem is matchmaking. Ben Irving as Lead Producer said that “There is matchmaking for every activity in the game” so you don’t have to worry when you want to go on an expedition because many players can be randomly included. Different with Destiny which requires you to form a group at the start of the game.
The missions played in the VIP Demo are quite diverse according to the storyline. At the beginning you have to find part items which is obtained by solving puzzle and continue to fight with the enemy. You will get results loot weapons and rewards XP points.
As far as I play VIP Demo, play lonewolf in Anthem is very dangerous. This game is designed to be played online online multiplayer because of the many enemy threats that existed outside Fort Tarsis.
Feature combat also quite stressful. Every javelin will have its own weapon system, ability melee (close combat), Grenade Gear for grenade explosion, assault launcher gear for missile attack, support gear to give an advantage to teammates, and ultimate abilities to full ability javelin.
The most interesting thing is that you can do flight use thrusters Iron Man style so you can freely fly to all areas. Pay attention, if blood javelin critical, find a hiding place for healing. If you downthen you should wait for your teammates to revive.
That’s the review of Anthem VIP Demo. I hope the Open Demo later can be played smoothly and there are no more connection problems. Btwhave you played the demo yet?