Evolve has been a love hate game for me since it released. I played the beta, I played hundreds of hours after release, I tried to defend it and I tried to enjoy it.
I will admit that I gave up on the game. The problems just kept building and building with no easy outcome in sight. I gave up on the frustration and the headache of playing this game. Seriously by the time I quiet, which was back in Jan of this year, I was literally to the point of physically breaking things on my desk because of this game.
Now I have come back to see what all these hyped up big changes are and I have some serious mixed feelings.
The map changes are well appreciated and a nice change of pace.
The timer changes make the fighting more interesting.
The feel of both the Monsters and Hunters feel right.
Many of the old problems are still here. I’m not talking the marketing issues or any of those OLD issues from release. I’m talking the issues that drove so much of the player base away over time. I’m talking all the little issues that continued to pile up one after another. I’m talking the issues that slowly straggled the life out of the player base. And to make it worse, I can see more little issues that will build up over time and repeat the cycle all over again.
I get the direction that they are going with this version of the game, I really do. And I have had some fun in the couple hours that I have been playing. But I honestly can not say that I enjoy seeing all the old issues again. And NO i will not list out ever single issue. There are plenty of post on the forums about them already.
Now I will play my own devil’s advocate here, this version is in beta and things will change I’m sure and that is a big reason why I’m not ranting about this. So i will save my opinion about staying with the game or moving on again for later.
SO in closing, old and new players, help these guys out. Give them feedback, both good and bad and for now do like me and give it a little time to adjust before coming at it with an axe.