First off, having played the alpha, I can say the game is awesome. Can’t wait to see full release.
While playing I found myself wishing I could explore some and really check out the map. But I think a “free roam” mode could be more beneficial than just a scenic tour through the map. You could:
Toggle wildlife off/on (for various reasons sort of gone through below)
Play as the monster so you can really get a feel for how they move/flow through the map. If there’s wildlife around you can practice evolving and trying the various perks. This would allow people to be a little more comfortable with monsters prior to jumping into MP.
Should you chose to explore as a hunter you can test drive all of their weapons/abilities…getting yourself more acclimated to what suits your style and seeing how the wildlife reacts to weapons.
And if you’re map exploring, familiarity also breeds confidence when rolling into MP.
Anyways, I think it would be fun to just stroll the the environments on my own. What are your thoughts? Any other benefits to a free roam mode?