There’s an odd thing going on with Anthem. It is receiving a ton of rancor, animosity, and hate. Much of it directed at the developers, and some at the fans of the game. As if the section of reviewers, YouTube, and the like have such a venomous hatred of the game, they seem insulted that others are enjoying the game. They seem to be going out of their way to try and ruin the fun that many people are still having with the game. Watch a stream, and the comments are filled with people who just hate the game. They can’t let the streamer, their fans, the game’s fans go, they have to spread their hatred of the game, and try to ruin everyone else’s enjoyment.
This happens from time to time, with various sports, books, movies and games. This time it just seems to be particularly viral, and intense. The closest I think I can come was Solo: A Star Wars story, which was a perfectly fine movie, but a section of the fandom hated the movie so much, they hated on those who enjoyed it, like how dare they enjoy a movie they hate. They revealed in the movie’s failure at the box office, even if that meant killing future works that they may have enjoyed. Many of these same people were then upset when EA canceled some single player Star Wars games, but I’m sure EA saw the reaction to Solo, and wanted to avoid that sort of hate. I doubt it was the main reason, but it undoubtedly figured in.
I’m not saying that there is no place for criticism. It is highly important, but there’s comes a point where one is just endlessly harping on that criticism train it becomes virulent, and less constructive. Continue reading Anthem – OVERREACTION by the Haters, let them hate, I for one have enjoyed it