Why is playing together locally not an option?
I’m in the US Navy and during underways there are inevitable periods in which we have some time to ourselves to make the best of being stuck out at sea. A lot of people will play games, watch movies, work out, etc. We don’t have Internet while we’re at sea, so playing games comes down to what we enjoy playing together or against each other - for the most part. I would love to be able to play evolve, and I’m not the only one.
Video games started with the family at home, the kids at a friend’s house. When did that start to end? There are far fewer games now that have a LAN or local option for multiplayer. Mostly it’s a local coop thing like call of duty’s campaign, sports games, or button mashers like Mortal Kombat. Evolve lacks even these options, and I can’t help but feel they’ve lost player base because of it.
Obviously, this is the age of the Internet. But there are still those families, still those friends playing together. We keep playing what we enjoy playing together. How long did we spend as a generation on Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark? I love playing evolve with friends (that was the core concept, no? 4v1? Which cocky smartass thinks he can take on the rest). But it’s really limiting when you are unable to play with those that are in the same room as you, on the metaphorical couch. Or in my case on the work bench, flipped over buckets, and the coveted chairs.
Does anyone else care about seeing some of these things implemented, or am I in too small a niche? I would love an underway LAN party on evolve.