So I played some Evolve. 12 hours of it, actually. Well 12 hours of the alpha, which is in no way representative of the final product. That’s in addition to playing some of the August alpha, too. Safe to say, I’ve got a pretty good handle on the game.
And I think it has some promise, and I have some reservations.
Sometime, many moons ago, a trailer for Hawken hit, unveiling a sleek mech game, and people were immediately wowed. Since then, things have sort of snowballed. Hawken has a graphic novel, an upcoming live-action webseries, and even talks of a movie. But despite all this fanfare, Hawken still isn’t technically out yet. But it has been in open beta for a few months now. So here are some thoughts.