Okay, I have now reached max level in Anthem. I can speak to the game one final time here before I do a video review.
No story spoilers will be in this message.
The game has problems. Lots of them. More than lots. Too many. Like...it's broken. Let me start with what works well:
I liked the original anime of Alita. It wasn't like...a favorite, but I enjoyed it. We went to see Alita in the theater today and I have to say that ultimately, at the end of the credits, I felt it was simply...unnecessary. I felt nothing throughout the movie, which is kind of a sin considering the original anime was one that wrung tears from the most hardened fans of the genre. As much as Alita was a pretty experience, I think it was an artistic waste of time.
Rather than rehash the same story and bank on franchise recognition, they could've made a brand new story, conjured a fresh vision. Hollywood fears that more than anything apparently, so we got this. This is probably why I didn't enjoy it as much as I could've and why I pretty much found it kind of...boring.
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