@Agayek we're gonna have to agree to disagree about previous BW game plots. Btw I've found a 3 hour video that compiles all the relevant story stuff and I'm watching it. I'll say that cutscenes are slick (although there were a few where Faye was leaning against a wall and waving her hand, it looked weird) but compared to the hilarious disaster that was Andromeda, I gotta give props for execution there. Voice acting is also top tier work, particularly banter between Owen and the Freelancer. But at the heart of it, it's a story with an underdeveloped bad guy who wants to harness ancient power to become a god. Now that I write this, that was also Cory in DAI, except DAI had another layer beneath that. DAO was, at the very core, also a classic good vs evil story, but I think that the chapters of the journey were much better than they look in Anthem, especially the treaties (and Paragon of Her Kind in particular among them). Each one was a complete story on its own. DA2 tried something different. Instead of a typical huge scale tale, they went for something more personal, centered around one person at the heart of a brewing conflict. Execution was average, but at least it was something new and creative. ME2 was less of a grand narrative than an anthology of shorter stories, but what an anthology it was. Anthem meanwhile is another story with a weak villain and a McGuffin. Kind of like the Phase 1 & 2 MCU movies (GOTG 1 for example). I acknowledge that my default position of negativity makes me hypercritical and I'm sure that actually playing through the full 20 hour experience is different from a 3 hour compilation video, but what I've seen does nothing to endear Anthem to me. The story was the last shot BW had at convincing me that there was a shred of soul left in the studio and now I know for sure that there isn't. --- Post automerged --- Watch this video. It's long (30 minutes) and old (Nov 24th 2017) but just as relevant today. If you watch this video and keep buying EA games knowing the information in the video, then I have nothing else to say to you.