This is the sort of thing I would love to see a poll on but I am very interested in the communities views on monsters seeing subtitles of the hunters communication.
In this video kindly uploaded by @lordweh for another thread and posted here with permission, you can see a match as monster with subtitles.
You can see that when a hunter is close to the monster, both the speaker and what he says comes up on the monsters screen.
I feel that this conveys a serious advantage to using subtitles over not as it allows you to tell when hunters are near, even if you are not paying attention. It allows you to know what hunter you can see if they speak and it tells you what weapon swaps etc they are calling out, like Markov mines.
In my opinion the monster should not get subtitles for the hunters VOs, only other hunters should get that. Otherwise I worry the L4D style of having to have on the subtitles on for the advantage they give you will become the standard in Evolve.
I would also like to point out that if reading lines of dialogue quickly becomes part of Evolve and not being able to do it is a disadvantage I will become disadvantage due to my very slow reading time as I am dyslexic, so I do have some bias. I understand that it is there for people with hearing problems and am happy to accept that but I expect most people won’t be using it for that reason.
Anyway I have rambled on enough about what I think, what does everyone else think? I’d love to know if you think it effects the game? Will everyone be using it? Would the monster not having hunter VO subtitles be better?
Thanks for any responses in advance