Thoughts on the Anthem Open Demo after playing an hour:
Your character can talk and it does look like Bioware put thought into what is said inside the base. I have no idea how much you can customize your human but there are a lot of options for the suit. The problem there is it is not intuitive to figure out. You will figure it out but it may take a moment to figure out how to change the color versus the material.
Combat - You can use your powers at a pretty good interval. It doesn’t feel under or overpowered. The super is a super but it kinda felt meh to me. Yeah it does damage but a super is suppose to be I’m going to do a neat and powerful move. The dialogue for the mission outside the base I ignored it on the off chance I may decide to get the game and want to have a spoiler free experience for the story…
Controls - It took me a moment to figure out how to use the controls for the game. Once I got it I mastered it.
Playing with others - I guess Warframe prepared me to be awesome by default. I revived many of my teammates throughout the mission. I also defeated the majority of the enemies on my own. I also was the only person who took time to color the mech. I don’t blame the others for not doing that since it is a demo.
I do like that you don’t find out the gear you got till after the mission when you return to base. If I’m on a mission and I find new gear my instinct is to look to see if it is better than what I got. You do find out the rarity of the item when you first get it.
Overall, it seems alright but not enough to make me go buy it. On sale though I might be tempted.