Speaking of strong suits, Turtle Rock Studios has been dealing with some controversy as of late with day-one DLC. The argument is that day-one DLC is stuff intentionally left out to sell separately so to make more money. However Turtle Rock’s counter claim was “that as much content as possible was packaged with the main game, with DLC only including content created after the completion of Evolve's development.” The facts are that there are 42 pieces of DLC that are all skins for characters, 1 that is unlocking all 3rd tier characters and 1 season pass for future DLC. There was also an announcement that all Maps and Gamemodes will be free as to not divide the community.
As for the matches, the primary mode is called Hunt. In this mode, The 4 hunters must track and kill the monster before he can eat and evolve to stage 3. Once at stage 3, an icon pops up on the HUD and tells all players that the power relay is vulnerable. A time limit is then placed on the monster to kill all hunters or destroy the power relay. There is also another matchmaking mode called evacuation. This mode is the closest to anything resembling a storyline. In 5 days, you must evacuate as many survivors as possible, each day is a match type in itself.
The other part to this game mode is that after every match, there is a auto balance counter that makes the losing team slightly stronger in some fashion but also places a new obstacle for the losing party. I really enjoy this as it becomes more than just winning. You do not want that map disadvantage, some can be very annoying. But this is also very clever as it increases the stakes.
I’ve been mentioning the hunters and monsters, allow me to show you them and describe their skills;
I do have a few gripes with the game. The first thing is how easy it is to take so much damage from animals on any given map. I get that to flesh out the world, they needed to make things seem alive and challenge the player but when an animal runs past me and hits me with an electric shock that takes a 4th of my health, it becomes very annoying. The A.I. in this game is very dim witted, you can play by yourself with all bots but the issue at hand is these guys shoot everything, why? It makes no sense and distracts from hunting the monster. I know that Turtle Rock is working on balancing issues for the game but the Wraith needs some serious balancing. It is supposed to be this weaker character with powerful attacks, a glass cannon if you will. However when its abilities recharge so fast that the supernova attack can take down a hunter completely in one usage, that’s ridiculous.
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