The open world concept is one that's prevalent in games as of late and what's not to love? The linear fashion of games is a rather antiquated approach that has increasingly limited appeal, but those games that offer its players a truly unique and immersive experience and allows them to explore all areas of the game's universe and being able to develop their own concepts as a part of the process are indeed the ones that get ahead on the gaming market. Anthem is an example of one of these games.
Presented as a third person shooting title and a hybrid roleplaying game, players will assume the role of Freelancer and have a fully customized exosuit known as a Javelin. A player's Javelin can be upgraded to suit his or her personal playing styles and be equipped with various weapons, armour, and superpowers that give them a personal edge on the battlefields of the game. There are two stock styles of Javelin that can be chosen by the player to help guide their equipment choices. First there is a Ranger, which is a general all-purpose exosuit that provides a well-rounded set of abilities and equipment suitable for the majority of players. There is also the Colossus. As the name implies, it is a far more heavily armoured Javelin that is slow to move around the battlefield, but is able to absorb and dish out significant damage. Later in the game, players will uncover two additional types of Javelin. One is known as Storm, which is an ultra-light Javelin capable of floating and hovering through the maps. The second is the Interceptor that has a primary focus on close quarter combat.
Each Javelin come with its own unique upgrades and different progression pathways, so it's important for players to understand what sort of playing style they may prefer before getting involved in the game. For those completely new to these concepts, then the Ranger Javelin is likely the most suitable choice as it provides an excellent balance between the combat styles of the game. However, it's important for new players to experiment with the various styles of Javelin on offer in order to find what truly fits their needs.
Anthem takes place in a stronghold known as Fort Tarsis. Here, players will be protected from the enemies lurking in the outside world and can choose to receive bounty hunting style missions if they choose to explore the outside world. The game does not feature any direct player vs player combat. Instead, it focuses solely on being a cooperative experience where up to four players can join a squad in order to tackle the missions being assigned within Fort Tarsis.
Players who enjoy co-op gaming will certainly find Anthem to be an interesting addition to their libraries. The seemingly endless amount of upgrade possibilities offers the game an almost unlimited amount of potential and replay value along the way, too.