<em>Anthem<\/em> has been in the news a lot lately, and not for good reasons. Ever since its beta launch and succeeding official launch, this looter-shooter has been plagued with issues. EA has an entire forum dedicated to them, in fact. Now, this is not out of the norm.\r\n\r\nAny time a huge online game like <em>Anthem<\/em> gets produced, bugs are to be expected. However, it\u2019s when these bugs interfere with gameplay drastically that adjustments need to be made promptly. Otherwise, gamers will stop playing online altogether and move on to something that\u2019s more finely polished.\r\n\r\nOne of the biggest issues in <em>Anthem<\/em> \u2013 particularly regarding PS4 users \u2013 is consoles crashing completely. Select sequences in <em>Anthem<\/em> are causing PS4s to shut off completely. You can imagine how frustrating this is. Imagine getting to a certain stage or part of a mission and finding out that your progress is all for not.\r\n\r\nThis is happening quite a bit it seems. Fortunately, Sony has taken the initiative to address these shutting-down issues. According to several Reddit users, they\u2019ve been able to reach out to Sony and get a full refund. This is refreshing on Sony\u2019s part.\r\n\r\nIt shows they\u2019re willing to restore good faith with customers who paid so much for a game that \u2013 quite honestly \u2013 wasn\u2019t fully fleshed out before its official release. EA and Bioware have yet to make an official statement regarding these PS4 bugs, but hopefully they\u2019re taking notice too.\r\n\r\nAlthough it seems like Anthem is getting a lot of negative feedback, it\u2019s not all doom and gloom. There are some shining moments worth exploring. Most notably: the ability to fly around in armored suits. Their mechanics make for hours of fun, even if you\u2019re just exploring the beautifully rendered levels.\r\n\r\nWhat EA and Bioware need to do is continue to address the major bugs in Anthem. It won\u2019t be easy, but at least it shows gamers they are listening to the constructive criticism they\u2019ve been getting lately. They certainly have the resources to do so and the manpower.\r\n\r\nIt will just take some time to work out the gameplay issues. Also, it wouldn\u2019t hurt if they put a little more into the story. It seems completely lacking in this AAA title, which is a shame because many gamers still long for gripping storylines.\r\n\r\nLet\u2019s see if <em>Anthem<\/em> gets the much-needed upgrades it needs to remain a viable property going forward.