<em>Anthem<\/em> has been out on early release for both the PC and Xbox One. It has been one of the more anticipated titles of 2019. Some early reviews have poured in concerning the game\u2019s story and gameplay. Most of them say the same thing. <em>Anthem<\/em> is a game that shows a lot of promise, but it falls short in many important departments. Let\u2019s take a look at these shining moments and unfortunate shortcomings.\r\n\r\nStarting off with the positives, players get to fly around in powered jet suits. Many reviewers are comparing them to Iron Man's suit, and they couldn't be more correct. Honestly, just flying around the beautifully detailed levels is a great time. You can soar for hours and not feel the need to complete any missions.\r\n\r\nThe ability to swap between different classes has also received high praise. It keeps things fresh and lets gamers experience different styles of play. One of the classes takes an agile approach to combat, where quick movements are necessary to take out enemies. The class makes gamers cognizant of taking too much damage. You really have to stay aware of your surroundings. Then there\u2019s the tank class. You can take a lot of damage and continue fighting. The hybrid class is balanced, featuring decent armor and combat abilities.\r\n\r\nWhere <em>Anthem<\/em> falls short is its story or lack thereof. The campaign doesn\u2019t seem like a finished product. The generic missions don\u2019t provide a sense of drama. As a result, <em>Anthem<\/em> falls way short of Bioware\u2019s previous game campaigns. However, the story can be somewhat forgiven since a lot of the bosses provide thrilling, intense moments. This is particularly true when playing with a group of friends.\r\n\r\nAnother disappointment is Bioware\u2019s decision to include pointless micro-transactions. You could spend upwards of $20 just for a simple cosmetic upgrade. Some of them don\u2019t even look that impressive. If you don\u2019t want to pay money for various in-game rewards, you can always use in-game currency. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of grinding to even get close of purchasing something noteworthy.\r\n\r\nDespite these negatives, <em>Anthem<\/em> does show a lot of promise. The visuals are beautiful and the special attacks are fun to pull off time and time again. Hopefully, updates continue to come out for this title to give players some added value.\r\n\r\nAs it stands now, <em>Anthem<\/em> has many bright moments. However, they don\u2019t justify the $60 sticker tag. At least not yet anyway.