We all know that the state of the game right now is a total and utter mess.
Balance is joke. The player base is dwindling on every platform. The game is rife with bugs.
And as much as I wish this wasn’t the case, as much as I want the game to succeed, hanging on to hope seems almost pointless now.
There has been little to no acknowledgement from the devs regarding the state of the game.
Its childish to pretend the game isn’t in dire straits, yet that seems to be what the devs are doing.
Almost half the game’s roster is broken, yet the devs keep hiding behind their “50% win rate” statistics, as if it changes anything.
The game still sits at a $60 price tag, putting it in direct competition with juggernauts like GTA that it can’t possibly hope to contend with and further hindering it’s ability to attract new players. Meanwhile the PC player base is slipping into 3 figure numbers.
Characters like Sunny and Lazarus are fundamentally broken and ill fitting to the game’s primary- oh who are we kidding, only mode.
Rescue, Nest, and Defense are all catastrophically imbalanced and go completely unplayed and as if this wasn’t bad enough almost half the game’s maps, particularly the new ones, are woefully poorly designed for Hunt mode.
And instead of trying to convince the publishers that perhaps a price drop here or a steam sale there might help generate enough interest to keep the game alive long enough to work on these issues, instead we see them wasting $100,000 on the game’s joke of an e-sports scene.
I have buyer’s remorse.
Not because I’m dissatisfied with the game (though I am), but because of all the game’s wasted potential.
Maybe I sound like I’m being too harsh, but the way things are going given another 3 months there won’t be a game to be harsh about.
I’m not saying the Devs don’t care. Evolve is Turtlerock’s baby, and has been for 7 years, but the way they seem to be pretending that things are fine is frankly patronizing.
We know you care.
We know you know things are bad.
Come on, we’re big boys.
We deserve some acknowledgement.
At this rate, is there going to be an evolve in 3 months? 6? 12?
I’m not asking for a lot. A simple-
Shit’s bad. We know. We’re working on it. Hang in there.
Would satisfy me at this point.