Gamespot users are a jaded bunch. Its not just against Evolve. They hate on most games. Any opportunity to shit on a game they will take it.
Plus Titanfall has many players disgruntled. Mostly because the massive pre-launch hype created incredibly unrealistic expectations, which the game could never come close to satisfy. Unfortunately evolve is navigating that post Titanfall environment which is full of disgruntled players who like to hate on hyped up FPS games.
Having said that, I do have some concerns with DLC. Any publisher can indeed get scummy with it, and we’ve yet to see the exact details on how it will be handled. That they mentioned the community will have a large say in how the DLC is handled does inspire some confidence that it won’t be scummy.
However, my main concern is the fact that some hunters and monsters will be DLC exclusive. This makes it so players must spend extra money after purchasing the game in order to stay competitive. Lets say a DLC exclusive monster is the best choice against XYZ+ hunters. A player without that monster is at a disadvantage at the metagame level. In many F2P games, players have the chance to buy those characters with in-game currency. It doesn’t look like we will have that option in evolve, so certain DLC could easily be seen as pay to win content.
As long as prices are not too outrageous, I’ll be fine paying, but expect many people to get angry about it with a tone of righteous indignation.