Like most of you, I was very excited for Evolve. I genuinely enjoyed the beta and could not wait for the full release, which is actually why I pre-ordered the game. Unfortunately, among my group of friends, I was the only one to get the game. I often got shafted into the role of the monster because of this and found my initial experience quite vexing.
I gave the game an honest chance. I sincerely wanted it to be good and I still really want a fun multiplayer experience. Unfortunately, the community on PC is very low. For a game tailored around a multiplayer experience, this is a crippling reality and makes Evolve virtually unplayable unless you’re on at peak times in particular timezones. I’ve tried now and then, but I can never seem to find a match.
The game has sat in my Steam library, uninstalled, for some months now. I don’t think I’ll ever launch it again and I don’t have confidence in the F2P direction to make a large enough stir to revive the online community. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, and as such, I think it would be a good idea for Turtlerock to offer some sort of reimbursement or partial refund for the ‘Founders;’ those that bought the game initially.
I would just like my money back, even some of it, if that’s possible. I love TRS and have supported the studio since 2004 when I bought Counter-Strike: Source & Condition Zero. I will continue to look forward to future titles by TRS, but Evolve is one game that I have sorely regretted purchasing. The F2P announcement has left me feeling swindled out of the money I paid and I personally do not consider the in-game rewards that are being projected for Founders to be worth the $70 price I originally paid. I do not wish to wait for the in-game rewards to accumulate to an equitable level, I just want my cash back. I would be more than glad to contact Steam Support and remove it from my library indefinitely, if that would assist.
Thanks for reading and for your consideration.