If you’ve been staying away from Bioware’s airborne looter shooter, that’s understandable. But if you’re still a little curious, and want to get some closure for yourself, retailers have started discounting Anthem to absurd levels.
Even Amazon is flogging the game off for next to nothing.
Obviously, given everything that was happened, I’m not going to tell you that Anthem is a good deal at $19. I have no idea — I was busy playing Apex and Metro Exodus around that time, and by the time I was done with those, the narrative around Anthem had completely collapsed.
But I have plenty of friends who love playing games that aren’t commonly popular. They liken it to watching poorly rated movies on IMDB, sorting through the ratings and enjoying the trash that happens. You appreciate the masterpieces even more when you see what the other side looks like, I’m told. (Having watched Heavy Metal Massacre, I get what they mean.)
What’s staggering is that major retailers can’t get rid of Anthem fast enough. Far Cry 3: Classic Edition is worth $10 more. You could buy two copies of Anthem for less than $40 at JB, but the Bioware title isn’t even a part of the company’s 2 for $40 game sale.
There was always a few people making jokes about buying Anthem when it started going for half price in a few months. But there’s a long way from 50 percent off to cheaper than a Sydney cocktail, or the price of a movie ticket. How times have changed.