I’m sorry, as excited as I am for this game, the moment I saw that that not only is there a pre-order bonus, but that it’s a entire monster, I was entirely turned off from pre-ordering.
Day 1 DLC and pre-order bonus’s are some of the worst practices in the gaming industry right now. I’ve got no doubt that Evolve will be a great game, but I’m now completely against pre-ordering it, simply on principle.
I don’t know how many people on here share my view, but I know I’m not alone in the gaming community. Turtle Rock / 2K has lost my respect, and my pre-order. I’ll buy and play the game on-launch or after it’s been patched for bugs. I don’t plan on advertising the game by word of mouth either, although I’ve already shown it to a number of my friends.
This is a shame too, as I was really pleasantly surprised at the large amount of community interaction I saw from the developers.