He was the director of the Mass Effect trilogy, which by most accounts was quite solid – minus the ending of the 3rd game. Ironic that, seeing as how BioWare continues to tout story as a driver. More of a point against losing Drew Karpyshyn I think.
Aaryn Flynn took over for Andromeda, and well, there’s enough material on that topic already.
What’s neat here is that Casey does have a track record for solid RPGs and there’s some level of confidence that he can deliver that specific experience. It would be somewhat novel to have a solid story-based shlooter, more like what Borderlands was able to provide. Destiny sure isn’t it, nor is the Division.
That said, I think most people’s weariness to any BioWare game is the EA taint. There’s some news going around that they are re-evaluating micro-transactions and their fundamental financial models. I have as much faith in EA corporate as I do in Zuckerberg’s ability to “fix Facebook”.
SWTOR took a long time to come into it’s own. There’s a handful of spots to read about it, but it succeeds despite the overlords. That F2P transition was a turning point as to how not to do it, what with selling action bars for money. It’s certainly serviceable now.
I do think that Anthem will deliver a good base experience. I do not think that the financial model and underlying mechanics will be a good experience for gamers. At this point, it’s really up to Casey to convince everyone listening that Anthem will be the exception to the EA rule. E3 is a good a place as any.