Multiplayer shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, who created the Left 4 Dead, but now people (hunters) are fighting against a vicious monster under control of another player
When Evolve shown at E3 2014, the game has caused a big stir. Having earned many awards in this large-scale event, the project received the title of the best games at E3. When Evolve still left, for many it was a big disappointment. Fuel to the fire poured more expensive dlc. The game proved so unpopular that in July this year, Turtle Rock Studios decided to make the game free of charge and does not seem to lose. Online game immediately increased by more than 100 times. Though the game and came out last year, I decided to still write about it as a free project would be perceived very differently.
Evolve is a multiplayer action game in which players of 4 team hunts for another player, which will play the role of a large, strong and very aggressive monster. Hunters team consists of 4 different classes: trooper, trapper, support and medic. But it is also necessary to choose not only the class, but a hero, which in each class a list. At first, we only opened one character, and gradually it will be possible to open new ones. Then I’ll write a short description of each class, the characters are very different from each other’s weapons and abilities, so a detailed description would take too much text.
Trooper – the easiest class, basically it should apply as much as possible damage to the monster, and try to be as long as possible alive. In the game, I think it is best to start to play it for the class, so it will be the easiest way to understand the basics. Trapper task – to hunt down the monster, some characters have their own hunting and even pets. Medic as you understand from the name, he has been treating his comrades. The obligation to maintain in the main part of strengthening the team. Play for medical support and I would advise players in the last instance, as it is the most difficult classes. But in general, in all the game is intuitive and therefore very quickly examine the foundations, so much afraid of playing for the other classes are not worth it.
Playing as a monster is completely different from the hunters. Monsters to choose from a lot, and each monster, like certain hunter, there are individual abilities. For example, the ghost can teleport over short distances to attack the hunters of energy blows and slow goliath has a large stock of health and in the fight using brute force. But, in general, the action at any monster during a match will be the same. In all, the monsters there are 3 levels of development, and the first stage of our monster is very weak and, when trying to lead an active fight with the hunters in the first skirmish quickly turns into a trophy. Therefore, you need as long as possible to hide and eat other fauna to evolve to the next level.
For hunters it was more difficult to find you, you should try to sneak without flushing out birds and not to fell trees, which will prompt the hunters where to go for the monster. Well, if you reach the third level of evolution, then there is hidden and it is not necessary, and most likely – will not work, because it will be the task for a certain time to destroy the force shield, “relays”, otherwise it will be counted losing streak. Therefore, you have to come to the power shield, which, most likely, and will begin the final battle with the hunters, because the destruction of the shield will entail loss of hunters.
And the fights take place as follows: When the hunters find the monster and will approach it close enough, then they will activate a special barrier that will not allow any time to escape the monster. Of course, the monster in the early stages of evolution would be wise to hide and try not to lose health. Shield the monster is easy enough to recover after the fight, but his health will not regenerate. Fortunately design cards well thought out, and when the hunters catch up with its target, the monster does not stay in the open field, and can occasionally hide behind rocks and other objects.
And indeed, the first matches in the game seem to be the best. The original concept of a well it is promoted. It is very interesting to try to play for the other classes and other monsters. However, losing the game 5-6 hours, enthusiasm starts replaced by sadness. Because each game goes by the same scheme. Hunters hunt down the monster, throw the shield, the shield decreases, the monster runs away, and then all over again, until the monster is killed. A monster need to hide from hunters eat other creatures evolve to Level 3 and solve their confrontation with the hunters in the last battle.
The game occasionally occur different random events, such as the task to destroy the monster eggs, but that the gameplay does not become diverse. Even somehow it is not believed that this game developed by the same people who created the Left 4 of Dead, where you can get dozens of different situations. Even a negative role was played by a small number of game modes. Besides hunting, we can also fight in the arena, where instead of stalking and hunting of all other things will be the usual battle between hunters and monsters.
If I wrote a review at the time when the game was still paid, I would hardly put it more than 5 points, because due to the monotonous gameplay, and a small number of modes, Evolve becomes obsolete very quickly. But as the game is distributed by the model free-to-play, then I put a higher valuation because it’s still a quality project with the original concept and excellent visual part. Therefore, I advise you to try the game for everyone. Suddenly she can catch you for a long time.