Calling it now. Evolve will be a sleeper hit of 2014

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#1 Edited by mrmusicman247 (17596 posts) -

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co-op seems to have been taken to another level reading this preview of the game Evolve, from the makers of Left 4 Dead.

It sounds really, really fun but it seems that voice chat is almost a must for this game.

what do you think?

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#3 Posted by Sushiglutton (6670 posts) -

I'm very impressed by what they showed today tbh. When I read about it on Gameinformer I had the feeeling it would be kind of mediocre. But the gameplay looks awesome. And they haven't spared on particle effects which is a visual treat in those dark forests :).

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#4 Posted by trugs26 (7304 posts) -

It's not going to be a sleeper hit. This is going to get a lot of attention very shortly and I'm guessing it will get a lot of (justified) hype.

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#5 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

L4D IS BEST coop. Evolve looks very interesting

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#6 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

Could be OK. Reminds me a bit of Predator.

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#7 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

Just got done watching some gameplay. Looks hella fun.

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#8 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

Looks amazing and i'll definitely be keeping an eye on it.

For System Wars: ZOMG, dis game iz only 4v1 how shit, if it was on PS4 it wud be 400v100.

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#9 Posted by brodelin (583 posts) -

It does look nice but I'm kind of worried how it will play when there is only one enemy to hunt and no enemy ai. Do we have a release date yet?

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#10 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

Love the idea behind it I just hope there's enough game types to keep it interesting. I have faith in Turtle Rock to deliver though.

Side note: It'll be interesting to see if the internets lovely double standards come into play in regards to this being multiplayer only considering the amount of whining we've seen about Titanfall.

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#11 Edited by madskills6117 (4137 posts) -

When I read about it i game informer I thought "meh". But now after reading and watching this preview I cant wait to see more as its peeked my interest.

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#12 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

possible,

I didn't care too much about but just watched gameplay video on ign, IT very much made me want it.

link to ign with tons of goodiies on it

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/11/evolve-the-ultimate-big-game-hunt

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#13 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17596 posts) -

here's a vid i found, it kinda sucks but you can still make out what's happening

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#14 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@mrmusicman247: here is a better version. all gameplay footage

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looks interesting but im not into co op games

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#15 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17596 posts) -

thank you

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#16 Posted by Heil68 (56786 posts) -

We did a podcast on this a few weeks ago with @freedomfreak, I think the game shows some promise.

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#17 Edited by cainetao11 (29203 posts) -

@mrmusicman247: game informer? yeah, I like what I read also.

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#18 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

After watching a couple of the preview vids Id have to agree with you. This has the makings of a big sleeper hit. I will buy this game.

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#19 Edited by demi0227_basic (1396 posts) -

Yeah, this thing looks nuts. Incredible graphics (go cryengine go!) and some interesting mechanics? The design is amazing from what I've seen too. The animations look incredible. Now this is what next gen games should do...change up the gameplay so we can have fun, rather than doing the same activities for years on end (bf/cod)

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#20 Edited by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

doubt it will be a sleeper - hype is already ramping up on GAF lol

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#22 Edited by mrmusicman247 (17596 posts) -

@TheGuardian03 said:

Is there going to be a Single Player story mode? i'm not into this type of game.

does not look like it

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#23 Posted by R4gn4r0k (23956 posts) -

This looks really great. Finally something fresh that I wanted from current gen all along.

Also, turtle rock are the masters of co-op games so my hype for this is pretty high.

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#24 Posted by R3FURBISHED (11796 posts) -

@mrmusicman247: Maybe add this video to your post? Really shows off the game very well.

Evolve looks damn fine

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#25 Edited by lamprey263 (33189 posts) -

balance seems to be the key here, if they nail it then it can be a very memorable game

anyhow, wonder how they single one of the 5 players out to be the monster

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#26 Edited by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

balance seems to be the key here, if they nail it then it can be a very memorable game

anyhow, wonder how they single one of the 5 players out to be the monster

probably similar to the way Hidden: Source does it with either weighting per damage or whoever gets the kill gets to evolve

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#27 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

@mrmusicman247 said:

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co-op seems to have been taken to another level reading this preview of the game Evolve, from the makers of Left 4 Dead.

It sounds really, really fun but it seems that voice chat is almost a must for this game.

what do you think?

I think you can call any game a sleeper hit because if it doesn't sell 10 million copies and have a huge following of rabid fans and major marketing it can be considered a sleeper hit if at least 5 people like it.

Saying its a sleeper hit is subjective since there is no definite and measureable exacting form of what is or isn't a sleeper hit.

And honestly it sounds boring. The levels are all essentially just a big multi staged boss fight. Doesn't sound too interesting to me really.

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#28 Edited by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

YIkes, dips at very low fps for consoles.

Lmao.

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#29 Edited by DocSanchez (3709 posts) -

So it's coming to all the next gen consoles.


Where is the wii u version? I thought they'd be sharing the third party with the other two?

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#30 Edited by mems_1224 (55727 posts) -

Its not gonna be a sleeper hit. Left 4 Dead is a pretty well known franchise.

After seeing the gameplay footage though its one of my most anticipated games this year now. Holy shit it looks incredible

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#31 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

Had no interest in this game until today when I started seeing all the footage. Looks cool

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#32 Edited by with_teeth26 (7727 posts) -

It has nice visuals but I don't like the concept much. Coordinating infected attacks was one of the best aspects of Versus mode in the L4D games, won't be any of that with just one monster to deal with.

It would probably be more fun with 4v2 so there would be some level of coordination on the side of the monsters. Having just a single focal point for the hunters will likely limit the options of the monster.

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#33 Edited by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

I don't know if I'd say it's a "sleeper" hit in any sense. The really just got revealed today (at least today was the first time we saw gameplay) and already every major game site has released tons of videos for it and have already started the hype it to fucking hell train; Sessler even said it's the game he's now looking forward to most in 2014 (and I doubt it will release this year anyways).

And I have to agree somewhat with with_teeth; the game does look promising, but at the same time, if people are just dicking around as the monster and not really playing the game as it should be played, it really could ruin the experience. Hopefully that won't be the case, but it's just odd to think that one person (the monster) could completely ruin a match for everyone.

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#34 Edited by mrmusicman247 (17596 posts) -

@with_teeth26 said:

It has nice visuals but I don't like the concept much. Coordinating infected attacks was one of the best aspects of Versus mode in the L4D games, won't be any of that with just one monster to deal with.

It would probably be more fun with 4v2 so there would be some level of coordination on the side of the monsters. Having just a single focal point for the hunters will likely limit the options of the monster.

that's the thing, the huge monster while a big focal point, isn't the only focal point. there are also other monsters in the forest as well that can attack you, you being the hunters.

while you're fighting off the small fry, the big guy can swoop in and cause havoc.

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#35 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17596 posts) -

@cfisher2833 said:

And I have to agree somewhat with with_teeth; the game does look promising, but at the same time, if people are just dicking around as the monster and not really playing the game as it should be played, it really could ruin the experience. Hopefully that won't be the case, but it's just odd to think that one person (the monster) could completely ruin a match for everyone.

you could say this about almost any game with multiplayer. the devs have already stated some counter measures against stuff like that. for example, if the hunters are in trouble, they can't just go hiding for the rest of the round because the monster has an objective to destroy something and if he destroys it the round is over.

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#36 Posted by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

It's not going to be a sleeper hit. This is going to get a lot of attention very shortly and I'm guessing it will get a lot of (justified) hype.

This.. Makers of L4D on the CryEngine. It looks amazing

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#37 Edited by Shewgenja (16799 posts) -

Just started looking for info on this game and saw some videos as well. This game looks fantastic! Definitely keeping it on my radar, now!

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#38 Posted by PAL360 (28244 posts) -

It will be a hit, but not a sleeper hit. It's from the devs of one of the best mp/coop games ever made.

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#39 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

@with_teeth26 said:

It has nice visuals but I don't like the concept much. Coordinating infected attacks was one of the best aspects of Versus mode in the L4D games, won't be any of that with just one monster to deal with.

you ever play hidden: source? the 1 vs all concept is incredible if implemented well.

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#40 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Split Screen Please ! I have friends :p