A year of updates has helped fill out its light content, but the real magic was there from the start. Rare's take on cartoon piracy encourages you to behave as a cartoon pirate should: a little bloodthirsty, a little silly, and almost always drunk.Dustin Bailey
I’ve only played those splendid 30 minutes, thanks to the size of the download, a tight embargo, and some server histrionics. I’m nowhere near a final verdict – I’ll get there as soon as I can, of course – but it’s already impressive just how engaging Anthem has been, and in how many ways. That glimmer has become a gleam.
Chucklefish's strategy tribute does nothing worse than Advance Wars, and little better - instead, it's exactly what it needs to be to spiritually succeed. It's small, in both character models and design ambition, but it's probably going to be massive. Despicable.