For anyone thinking Bioware was masking Anthem as another Mass Effect type game, think again. Apart from the playstyle differences, it sounds like Bioware is pushing the agenda that Anthem will be a game of "Science Fantasy," as opposed to...I'm not sure what. Basically what it means is that this game will be more about showing you a cool future world and letting you run around and kill things rather than sit through long dialogue trying to make you understand the world you're in. Bioware's Aaryn Flynn explains more:
"It's in a genre we call science fantasy, very much like Star Wars, very much like the Marvel Universe where you see a lot of amazing things happening but we don't worry too much about why they are happening or how they're happening; the science of it. Mass Effect is a more a real hardcore science-fiction IP [but Anthem] is much more about just having fun in a game world that lush and exotic and really sucks you in."
Well, cool, I guess. Essentially this game sounds like it's going to be a lot faster paced and more action heavy than previous Bioware games, which is not at all a bad thing. Let's just hope they don't mess it up because this game looks awesome so far!