“I just got eaten by a plant!” This seems to be a recurring theme when I watched some members of the IGN team take on the Kracken in an online video. This new game from Turtle Rock Studios, the company that brought you the first Left 4 Dead, and 2K is bringing a brand new “evolution” to the multi-player game. In this new game your friends can fight with you, or as the monster hell-bent on destroying you.
In this game you can choose to play as one of four class types, Assault, Trapper, Medic, or Support. Each style lends different abilities and defenses to the team and each branch has two playable options, both with slightly different artillery and personalities.
The monsters are another playable options with the ability to hunt down and destroy the smaller life forms on the planet to level your monster up so he can rain down some serious terror on the hunters. You have the Goliath and the Kraken and both have the potential of becoming almost unstoppable beasts if they devour enough before being taken down but our hunters.
The Assault character is pretty much what the name implies a hard-hitting, gun welding mercenary who will destroy anything that gets in their path.
The Trapper is helpful in tracking and pinning down the enemy in order for the fellow teammates to conduct a more damaging assault.
The Medic does exactly what you would assume, helps keep the rest of the team alive and healthy during your battles, but also has the ability to attack and damage foes.
The Support class will have the ability to make the team do more critical damage and help them elude danger while dealing serious damage themselves.
Now the world in this game are crazy, if fighting the big guys had concerned throw in the possibility of being owned by a giant plant. You aren’t just going to be focused on keeping the big monsters from growing stronger but the entirety of the environment is out to attack you, plants and wildlife alike. You have to avoid becoming pray to your surroundings while trying to take down your main target.
I am super excited for this game and it truly seems to be taking co-op and multiplayer to different level. The ability to play with my friends and against them really makes it appeal to the amount of time I can spend lost in this title.
Evolve is out February 10 for next-gen consoles and PC. See you there!!