So, as many of us have seen, Evolve can easily be one of the most intense video games out there. You get a good team against a good monster, and you are in for one hell of a treat! So, post your favorite games you played or just tell us about your matches if you didn’t record it.
So, I’ll tell you about the last match that I had last night while on my friend’s XBone. Sadly I couldn’t record the match but it was hands down the closest and most intense match. So to give you a little background, I was playing my first match as Lazarus and was playing with randoms, though most of them communicated pretty well. We went into the match with one guy talking about how he’d kick our asses if he was monster and sure enough, he was. So I pick Laz, had never touched him before, and eagerly started the match. We drop into the Fusion Plant’s forest and I get the glitch where I can use my jetpack/weapons immediately after leaving the drop ship. I burst north and land on a small cliff overlooking our LZ. Just after our boots hit the ground, birds get startled nearby and we learn the monster is trying to head around behind the fusion plant. My team (consisting of Bucket, Maggie, & Markov) starts heading for the back of the plant while I stay on the 3rd floor over on the side next to the tyrant pit and head to cut him off on the other side of the plant. As I get over there, the monster startles some birds on the path leading down into the pit. I jump down after him and notice tracks going through the cave. I pop out and see him feasting on some poor wildlife at the entrance to that short corridor leading to the swamp. I open fire to interrupt his lunch and he takes off down the corridor. I start to chase after him and notice my team is still about 100 meters behind me, so I go to cut off the monster. As I’m going around with the assault, the trapper and support go down the corridor after him. They end up doming him just as I enter the corridor from the swamp entrance. Sadly the team was too spread out to coordinate a good attack and the trapper and support quickly went down shortly after I arrive. I rez my teammates and we take off after him into the swamp. In this time, the monster evolves to stage 2 out in the swamp. As we are passing, I note an elite tyrant in the pool out here. We follow hot on his trail as he leads us out the other side of the swamp. After taking the canyon exit out of the swamp with tracerless shells railing into him, he cuts right heading along the edge of the tyrant pit in the middle before going back into the swamp. I catch up with him just in time to keep him from getting a health regen perk off of the tyrant he had just finished which we had passed earlier. So he runs back through the swamp again, pissed that I wouldn’t let him get that perk back (he was down about 1.5 bars from our dome fight earlier) and exits through the canyon again and heads towards the fusion plant. I jump towards one of the pillars near the center tyrant pit and spot him feeding near the crowbill sloth and the pipes with the walkways on them near the back of the plant. I open fire and he flees behind the fusion plant. I go to the front of the plant and go up to the third floor and spot him just inside of the other 3rd floor door trying to Evolve. I interrupt him (I didn’t realize he was trying to evolve until just after opening fire) and he throws a rock towards me which misses and he backs out the door behind him, drops down, and heads down the canal towards the tyrant pit. I hear him slosh through the canal (I’m still on the tyrant pit side up where the stage 2 fight in the interactive trailer took place) and jump down back by our original LZ and hear footsteps. I correctly guess he’s in the tunnel and spot him climbing out of the exit. He climbs further up the cliff, approaches a wall, and evolves. I spot him just as he enters his cocoon and wail into him with my snipe, doing some pretty respectable damage, but the team is just catching up when he finishes and leaves. Knowing that chasing him now might not be a good idea, we head back to the fusion plant and await his arrival. Just after I finish topping off my teammates and get onto the 3rd floor, he arrives. The fight after this was a adrenaline fueled blur and the details have almost completely faded lol. I remember that Daisy was the first to go down, but determined she wasn’t important enough to try and save (this decision may have won us the game) We carry on the fight, with me doing pulling some awesome revives just feet behind the monster at times. After a minute or so, the assault somehow ended up getting killed in the canal and I was able to prevent him from getting eaten, but I couldn’t save him from death. I retreat back inside with monster hot on my tail. I manage another revive before the monster finally manages to incap the rest of us, but strangely the match didn’t end . So there we are, the 3 of us now incapped and the monster down to a single bar of health when the assault reappears from the canal door with lightning gun blazing. He pours into the goliath who goes after the assault (the rest of us are shooting our pistols) but it isn’t enough and the mighty goliath falls for a hunter victory.
So, what had me baffled at first was how? How had Markov gotten back so fast? Well it turns out that my decision to not save Daisy and having her start the 2 minute dropship timer is what saved us. I apologize that I can remember the whole match really well except for those last 2-3 minutes against the goliath which was probably one of the single most intense moments of my life. I believe I had about 7 revives that match, including 2 in the first dome and it was a rush jumping into the brawl trying to get in those all too critical revives. Evolve is an amazing game and I cannot wait to grab this next month.
So please either post you videos or just your recollections of your favorite matches because with stuff like this, there is going to be plenty.