Problems that Keep Anthem from Being Great
Sure, fetch questing isn’t a problem that is only found in Anthem, but it’s still a significant knock against the game. BioWare is a developer known for its deep storytelling and infamous characters that motivate you to go out in the world and help them achieve their goals.
Unfortunately, in Anthem, you’ll find that you aren’t all that excited to go out and collect large amounts of resources or materials for anyone.
Yet, you’re being pushed into completing tasks like opening 20 chests, harvesting 15 materials, etc. if you want to progress in the story. By and large, this is a huge disappointment considering that some of the other story missions have a certain grandeur to them that isn’t present here.
Also, getting some of the end game gear will have you harvesting materials and opening chests later it seems silly to make players have to go through this sort of thing twice.