Counter-topics are fun here, so here goes…
I don’t think I’d be unhappy having played the Alpha if this game was an “expensive” one, because it’s clear now that its value is going to be crazy good. For all of the things that still need tweaking that people talk about (legitimate and crazy alike) I’m feeling a complete void where the Alpha used to sit.
Loading time aside, I think I must have played only (since I know others managed at least twice as many games as I did!) 10-12 hours, and I don’t think I really did more than scratch the surface of this game. 3 characters and one monster left to unlock, and that’s without the 3rd tier to come, and without exploring the new game modes.
As long as the community is here and playing I can feel that this is one of those games that I’ll likely be ploughing hundreds of hours of gameplay in to over 2015-2016, and with that in mind $60 is a pittance in terms of value.
Keep up the good work and enjoy the success that this weekend must have been in the end, as long as the final product remains as good as the experience of this last weekend then I’ll be buying the DLC that you put out for Evolve regardless of if I ever come to use it.