Anthem (Electronic Arts; PC, PS4, Xbox One) An expansive third-person action game set on foreign planets, Anthem rides the coattails of Destiny, The Division and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and promises wide multiplayer support that will continue long after it launches . At first glance it looks a lot like Destiny, with four players in mech exosuits blasting away at space creatures with rifles, pulse cannons, grenades and missiles. There’s a touch of Horizon Zero Dawn in some of the dino-shaped mechs, Monster Hunter in the lush, dramatic environment and wildlife and Halo in the enemies and weapon design. In combat, Anthem recalls Titanfall, as you transition from hovering, to dodging, landing, sprinting and swimming, experimenting with the weighty arsenal of weapons. Developer BioWare is known for great stories: we’ve seen none of that aspect of Anthem yet, but it feels great to play.Release: 22 February 2019 Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red; PC, PS4, Xbox One) The trailer suggests a fun, colourful, 1980s-inspired take on cyberpunk, but in reality Cyberpunk 2077 is gritty, featuring a lot of nudity, violence, swearing and drugs. The tone will turn off some: developer CD Projekt has gone with the grimiest interpretation of cyberpunk… Read full this story
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