Hello again guys! I’ve been watching a ton of videos, and I have come to a conclusion that I am going to go into more detail about in a few seconds.
A lot of people complain that the Hunters are OP compared to the monsters. I slightly agree, I think they aren’t too much overpowered but I think a bad hunter team can win better than a bad monster.
Anywho, I think the problem is that, form what I have seen, not all hunters are created equal. It seems like the second tier of hunter is, for the most part, infinitely better than their predecessors.
Hyde’s Flamethrower does the most damage of any weapon in the game, and i’d bet that his Mini-Gun is second or third from what I’ve seen in videos. Markov simply is not as good, and I think this is an easy enough analysis.
EVERYONE has said this at one point, and while I really want to disagree, Lazarus is the infinitely better choice as a medic than Val. I know he cannot actively heal, but the ability to instantly rez a dead team-mate without a strike makes him infinitely more useful than the ability to heal one guy that, if focused on by the monster, will probably still die. His lazarus device and a ludicrously short recharge of maybe 5 seconds. I understand the devs have balancing this for years, but it leaves me really confused.
This one is the least difference in usefull ness, it sees highly situational. If you need to find a monster quick, use Bucket. Need a spare sheilder? Use Hank. Bucket only seems more useful to me because the little turrets are a lot easier to use than the orbital barrage, so this one is more opinion than fact.
From what I have seen, this class might be the biggest difference after Lazarus, maybe on par with him. While Griffin can fire one harpoon at a time, Maggie can fire five. Yes, the monster needs to be close to them, but in an intense fire-fight with literal fire, explosions, and lightning flying everywhere monsters aren’t going to notice some tiny traps on the ground. The adorable little dog at first seems pretty meh, but since it is essentially another teammate AND LAZARUS, it is incredible. I have seen games where the dog is the only one alive, the monster ignores it thinking he has one and not realizing it counts as a team-mate, and then it licks a guy who comes back to life. Compare this to the completely useless sound spikes, i’m not sure why anyone would choose Griffin.
That’s just my observations. I’m sure the devs have their reasoning, I would love to hear it. But from what I have seen, it just looks like the second set is all around better.