I Call Hank
I posted about Evolve as soon as it was announced, but then worrying that it was just a glorified “Juggernaut” game mode for $60, I didn’t follow up. Blankman continues to mention it in party chat and his posts, so when I discovered the Game Informer Evolve HUB, I decided to take a closer look. To my delight, I was immediately and pleasantly surprised by the art design. I immediately “called” Griffin but looking at his sniper-esque harpoon gun, and reading and seeing more of the others, I realize Hank is probably more my style. Kenai can rock the Harpoon and Blankman can be Val, the Medic. Of course, Grymmie, rED, and Zos can take turns terrorizing us as the Goliath and 3GN can fill in any and all open spots, or drag a bunch of us over to set up and fill another room. Evolve looks to provide solid class-based, asymmetric, MPvs gameplay, and that is my weakness. I set up an Evolve Page for more permanent, and quick reference access.
Game Informer has already written about their Hands On with Evolve.
This may sound like an odd comparison, but playing Evolve feels playing Mario Chase from Nintendo Land combined with Left 4 Dead. There were more and more strategies building up as we played, but the hook and thrill of the game is simple to grasp. If you’re playing the game with a group of friends, I can’t imagine not screaming and laughing throughout.
Videos (not gameplay) are embedded after the jump.