I think the Trapper class is far and away the most viable candidate for the “I Just Survived An Alien Massacre While My Entire Team Was Smashed To Bloody Pieces” award. The other three classes, when facing the beast alone, don’t seem like they have enough resources at their disposal to last more than a few heart-pounding seconds:
The Assault class can bring the pain for a while, yeah, until the beast tires of being peppered with auto rounds, and swats the offending meathead across the entire map in cathartic glee. Also, I’m pretty sure you can’t aim a rifle when you’re missing both your arms ;-D
The Support class is great, sure, but when the rest of your team is dead, whom else will you support? The monster? Calling an orbital barrage on your location will do a fat load of good when the beast has already mashed your bones into cornmeal and moved on to its next activity…unless you’re so masochistic you even want your corpse to feel the pain O_o
I don’t even want to go into how badly the Medic will most likely fare; jokes about her healing Goliath aside, her kit is obviously meant as an enhancement to other player’s abilities. The anti-material rifle is awesome, but I doubt it’s anywhere near a high enough firing rate to be a consistent source of damage. And tranquilizing the beast will only serve to piss it off even more whenever it wakes up from its midnight siesta.
Only the Trapper seems like he’d know what he was doing the entire time; judging from his appearance and the stark contrast between his gear and his friends’, you can tell this guy eats, breathes and sleeps hunting animals most of us can’t even fathom the horrors of. Not one of his items can be mistaken for anything other than a faunacidal maniac’s dream come true: harpoons and cages and traps, oh my!
I can’t help but feel that the Trapper is also going to be able to manipulate the animals in the game into doing what he wants them to, be it startling a herd of herbivores to slow down Goliath’s escape, working a larger beast into a bloodthirsty frenzy against Goliath, and various other examples of blatant animal cruelty. Who knows, maybe even pin Goliath to the floor and hope he starves to death or something.
I’m also really, really biased in favor of Griffin because he reminds me of a grizzled, diminished version of McLeach, the psycho poacher from The Rescuers Down Under. Which I can’t decide to be either a good or a bad thing, and Jesus Christ I really need to stop typing now but this stupid game is making me so giddy