Didn’t think it was possible, but it happened. This is surprising to me because it’s my only draw in a couple hundred hours of game play.
I was Parnell, down two hunters with the stage 2 Wraith focussing the third. I’m firing rockets at the monster as Abe is downed on the rock bridge above the Distillery river. Wraith is left with a sliver of health. I jetpack up towards her to finish the job, but Wraith realises her health level and starts to flee. However she then seems to notice that I too have only a sliver of health remaining. She decides to warp back towards me as I take out my shotgun. I’m standing my ground besides the downed Abe but I have no super soldier, and no shield.
Fortunately, Wraith seems to be panicking. She fires off her 3 point warp blast. I am hoping for a miracle because that abominable explosion radius is nigh impossible to dodge at two-bar ping. To my delight it lands on the bottom side of the bridge! Close call. I chip away at her health as she climbs onto the bridge and approaches me. I take aim as she enters melee range, and hold onto that left mouse button for my dear life. Then she strikes with her heavy melee registers, the killing blow lands and Parnell ragdolls as I accept the loss. It’s to my amusement, however, that the Wraith drops dead immediately after and the four simple letters DRAW appear on the red gameover banner.
Truth be told, I was disappointed with the result. Near the end, the game felt like my hunter victory to lose. Thinking back, I missed a couple rockets as he focussed Abe, and if they had hit, I wouldn’t be telling this story. This will be one of those games I will never forget. I feel like Evolve gives the biggest thrill when you’re in the closest of battles.Additionally, the rareness of a draw makes it memorable.
On a sidenote, Parnell is a beast. “Boom, hero mode!” is one of my favourite lines in the whole game.