Evolve: to buy or not to buy?

If you haven’t bought the game “Evolve” yet, then this is the article for you. When I bought it, I wasn’t really sure what I was investing in, and I don’t want you to spend a ton of money on something you might not like.


“Evolve” is not the kind of game you should go for if you really like a good storyline. I know, occasionally I fool myself into thinking I’ll like a really cool-looking game despite all of that. Believe me, the same thing happens as when you date a hot person with no personality. You get bored!

That being said, it has a lot more going on for it than your average, bland “Call of Duty.” You can play multiplayer or go solo, which is my preferred style, and you have a ton of characters to choose from. There are four, initially, but as you level up, more become available. Only three of the initial twelve available are ladies, but they’re all pretty killer, so it’s all good–then I think about all the ladies I know of who would want to be a monster hunter, and I’m down to myself and, like, Coach Sylvester. And there’s even one that’s not medic class, egad!

Picture from Evolve wiki.

Picture from Evolve wiki.

If you think that means there will be more cut scenes and a variety of dialogue, you’re dead wrong. The characters are really cool, but they cycle the same scenes over and over, substituting a slightly differently worded line for the different characters. In other words, you’re going to get really annoyed really fast at the repetitive scenes as you wait for each game to load.

The gameplay, however, leaves nothing to be desired. You can play as one of the four hunters—choosing between medic, support, assault and trapper—or, if you’re more ballsy than me, play as the monster. There are three monsters currently, though I think more come later, and they are the Goliath, the Kraken and the Wraith. Each choice has a different fighting style, and that’s where the variety in the game comes from, as well as from different types of missions (Hunt, Rescue, Defend, etc.).

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Here’s a trailer of, in my opinion, the coolest monster so far:

Now, even more will be available later, but you’ll have to pay extra for them. I’m way too much of a tightwad to get down with that; it’s why I hate DLC. I mean, we already pay a ton of money to buy the game anyway!

My Scrouge-ish ways aside, the whole point of the game is to beat the other team. If you can get through the repetitive scenes between each fight, it can be a lot of fun. For me, though, it was just something for me to waste a little time on. It’s like watching vines; I play one, and then I come to an hour later after watching them in a haze. It’s mind-numbing, which can be a good thing or a bad thing.


I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s all about your perspective. If you just want a game to wind down or vent your frustrations on, “Evolve” is perfect. If you want to experience an incredible game with a storyline that draws you in and captivates you, you might have to move on.

What is your favorite game to vent your frustrations with? Let us know in the comments below!

One thought on “Evolve: to buy or not to buy?

  1. Shphrd says:

    Awesome review, Servant! I haven’t picked the game up yet, but I definitely will once it drops to 50% off or so on Steam. Can’t wait to see more of your work show up on the site!


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