Tiresome titan team- ups
Release Date: OUT NOW! Format: PS4 ( also available on Xbox One, PC) Publisher: 2K
When the co- op tactical shooting comes together, this monster hunter is an exciting thrill ride through lush, dense and dangerous alien lands. When played alone or with a group of selfish team- mates, it too often falls apart, resulting in boring fights and repetitive movements from stage to stage. With such a focus on playing with friends in 4v1 matches, it’s even more of a shame that the monsters themselves are fantastic to fight, but less fun to portray.
The sci- fi feels inspired by the Alien franchise, and not only because you’re so focused on a central monster. The rag- tag team of four banter- heavy hunters straddles a line between James Cameron’s gung- ho marines and the bounty hunters from 2011’ s mad shooter Bulletstorm. Sadly, Evolve never comes close to besting either of its inspirations.
As a four- player co- op experience, Evolve often hits its mark, delivering thrilling battles that are challenging, tactical and dynamic when playing as the hunters. As a humans vs mutant experience, however, Evolve is imbalanced. Matches themselves become repetitive very quickly. Occasionally we had a contest that was fraught, with frantic back- andforth as each team gained advantages before it slipped quickly back into uncertainty, but these kinds of matches are infrequent.
Like the game’s dynamic campaign, Evolve feels like a sequence of constantly shifting factors that are ready to make or break the overall experience. The dice rolls in the game’s favour more often than not, but it’s a close call. Sam White Want to buy every bit of cosmetic DLC available for Evolve? No problem – as long as you have US$ 137 to spend on costumes.
Pair of lookers.