I guess this topic should go in the game play section but I really want everyone to see it.
What did it all boil down too?
Was Evolve just too unique too far ahead of its time? Did it deviate from what could be considered “normal” games too much and that was what garnered it such a small player base?
Or perhaps it was the game play or balance or lack of?
People complain about balance all the time in so many other games, so even if you thought Kraken was OP that couldn’t have been the root of the cause.
Perhaps it was due to TRS deal with 2K, I mean it was 2K that pulled the plug not turtle rock.
I dont know if anyone else agees, but the game seemed to start losing steam or progess of growth as you could say when they started making the Adaptation Skins
I think this was a critical turning point, because of the rational. TRS wanted to bring the players more fun things to play with without having to invest as much time an energy. While this does seem like a good idea first it falls into the problem of quantity over quality.
If u have peeps working on all these adaptations, that takes away from the next tier.
In this case LoL did the opposite and it makes since. They INCREASED the amount of time between content releases. But they also massively increased the QUALITY of what they released. Dont get me wrong the Adaptations were cool and they were quality, but they weren’t a new tier and having all that new stuff in the next tier might have been a better investment.
If the Adaptations were where the fall off of Evolve began, it was just a symptom then. TRS reacting to a lack or fall off of player base and that has roots else where.
Now I loved Evolves unique gameplay, but the way it was set up could lead to some unsatisfying themes. There are ways this could have been remedied.
Perhaps the monster only has access to evolve to stage 3 once it had killed or significantly damaged 1-3 hunters. There seemed to be situations where they was a lack of combat and that shut some peeps off to the game.
Do you guys have any other ideas, what do you think was the root of the cause?
who else was wishing for Evolve to continue on and see more tiers?