At first it was. When everyone was bad and didn’t know how to play monster that well.
I got to level 28 in the beta where most monsters know what they’re doing and it’s impossible to engage a monster that doesn’t want to be engaged. Wraith and Kraken especially. Your best bet at actually trapping a monster is against goliath, but even he can easily traverse the map and run away.
Since most games are 80% hunt and 20% fighting, I’m just not feeling Evolve anymore. The monsters are just far too mobile and can run away from the hunters and startle every pack of birds to the other side of the map and it simply doesn’t matter. The problem is compounded 10 fold against a monster who actually knows how to use sneak effectively.
In the event that the hunters do manage to trap and engage the monster, chances are there is plenty of vertical space for the monster to abuse, or plenty of pillars for him to run around so that he takes no damage.
“kill the generator” and “hunters win in 3 minutes if you don’t stop being a pussy” are two clunky counter measures to combat a generally unfinished system. I’m canceling my preorder for now. I was so hyped for this game so It surprises me to say that. I’ll preorder Evolve again if hunters gain more mobility or the monster gets less. The hunting stage of the game just doesn’t feel fun or rewarding, especially when the best you can hope for against a good monster is to remove its armor by the time the dome is down which really doesn’t matter at all.