I truly love Evolve. It’s amazing and it’s everything I was waiting for. I loved L4D and I didn’t like L4D2. There’s just something about your games that even Valve (which I admire) cannot do right. Atmosphere of L4D1 was never even challenged by that of L4D2. The way in which you build story behind our backs - with texts on walls and simple but amazing character conversations - that’s something no studio can replicate. And just as with L4D, I am sure I will spend hundreds hours playing Evolve and I will get my every cent back with the purchase and then some.
On the other hand, I hate today’s s**tty practices in gaming industry. Bad launchers (hello Simcity, Warlords of Draenor, Diablo, …), dumb Early Accesses that promise everything and deliver nothing (cheers DayZ) and overpriced DLCs. I usually don’t support things like that with my wallet and I consider money you (2K) are asking for DLCs to be a bit too much. I know the maps are free - and that’s one thing that tipped the scales in your favor. However even taking that into consideration I think it’s overpriced.
But because of your activity on forums and all the feedback you are accepting I will do an exception. I see that you care and that the passion that built L4D is also building Evolve right now. I already preordered and I am more than happy I did.
Laugh of not, but $60 is a lot for me - I am still doing uni and working half-time in lame-ass intern job for roughly $1 an hour (it’s $1,04 actually). So just keep in mind that the money isn’t for 2K, it’s for you. I don’t support the pricing, I am supporting your passion because I see you care about your game.