Where have I been? The Coffee Break. 26 February 2015.
Like a ghost from beyond, I have returned (somewhat). Ladies and gentlemen welcome to an update for the 26th of February 2015 – where have I been these past few weeks? Well there has not been a lot in the news with regards to gaming, though there has been quite a bit of unhappy banter surrounding Evolve.
Summing up for those of you who are unfamiliar with the situation, Evolve is a multiplayer cooperative shooter similar to Titanfall. Evolve focuses around asymmetric gameplay where you either play as one of four hunters, or a lone monster. The task of the hunters is to hunt, while the monster’s main motive is to Evolve (hence the name of the game) and kill the hunters. Now observing the various Youtube channels who produce critical analyses of games, Evolve didn’t do so well according to these folks. Angry Joe for instance (his video I will link below at the end of this update) tore this game to pieces, calling it one of the most disappointing games of 2015. The game itself lacks a campaign, the gameplay gets repetitive after a few matches, and the community is predicted to fade after a few months – not a very colourful outlook.
Indeed I can agree with Joe on this one; while games like Titanfall had a skeleton of a story, Evolve feels more like a platform than a complete game. The price point for 60.00 USD is a bit much for a game similar to Left 4 Dead. Even Totalbiscuit has called the price tag into question, though his opinions of the game are not as severe as that of Angry Joe. Aside from the fiasco that is Evolve, I haven’t really kept up with gaming all too much. Lately it has been work, school, and trying to make my spare time more productive. Many of you are aware that this blog is free-to-read, and while my Patreon Page has been up for a while, subscription is not mandatory. Therefore it is highly likely that this blog will become a side project in the coming months, and while I will continue to write for it as a medium for practicing my skills, ultimately due to the lack of income I will not be dedicating hours to it – needs come before wants.
Apart from that I have had a lot of time to reflect on the past year, and to re-align myself and re-think as to what to do in the coming months. Life can be difficult at times but I count my blessings, and am very thankful for the support the family gives as I look to brighter horizons per se. Truth be told, I’m unsure as to what to do with this blog when it comes to content. Gaming is one element sure, but what about Canadian affairs? Lately the news has been very depressing – terrorist plot this, economy that, kid freezes to death, and the list goes on. Thus you folks will understand if I just do not want to read the paper too much, or sift through the news articles online – depressing topics can add to frustration, and/or further one’s sense of hopelessness. Perhaps in the future I will narrow things down to just gaming – really dedicate this blog to gaming, and to talk about games and the industry as a whole rather than spread ourselves thin. Indeed a small but highly-skilled army can defeat an numerically superior but less trained enemy.
Anyways I hope this Coffee Break helps answers a few questions you may have in your minds about where I was and so forth. Should you wish to comment, feel free below: until next time folks, take care.
Evolve Angry Review:
WTF Is… – Evolve?