Is a free Overwatch alternative that really is proud of it. some of the characters and mechanics are ganked right from OW, such as:
Pharah. Like the entirety of her
Roadhog, cept he's a turtle now
Reaper and McCree have a demon bastard child
Decided to try it out cuz a friend was playing and, well, it's free. Nothing to lose there. Tempted to get the founders pack, not because I plan on putting a bunch of time in the game, but because it's really good for what it is:
A free overwatch alternative that does just enough things different to sell some F2P elements.
So, Evolve recently went F2P, and in addition revamped the game mechanics to bring match times down from ~20 minutes to ~10 minutes. Alot of big changes, mechanically and graphically, really help make Evolve feel more modern, and less sluggish than before.
Only drawback is F2P is a safehaven for obnoxious kids. I keep getting bounced from lobby to lobby because either
1: Someone didn't like the role they got
2: Someone didn't like the monster
3: Someone didn't like that there was a newbie on the team [when, realistically, 99% of the new playerbase is newbies]
so my games keep getting disbanded in the lobby, or even right as the match starts [had 2 groups leave the game because "wraith is op"]
So, definitely worth the price tag of free, alot of fun time to be had while playing it. But personally, I recommend waiting until summer break is over, or play in the morning before the kiddos have woken up.
I was excited to try it, I liked smite but felt it was lacking.
Well, paragon definitely adds its own things, but as far as gameplay goes, it feels flat, repetitive, and for a "shooter" there's practically no feedback on hitting enemies aside from seeing a number pop out of them.
Also, it uninstalled itself when I uninstalled Visual Studio Community 2015, along with it's launcher.
Verdict: Wait for F2P, and even then don't have high expectations
Personally, I'm super hyped for it. I've been waiting for a good, stylized thinking-mans FPS to come out for a while now, and everything as of late feels like carbon copies [aside from Doom, been enjoying that a fair amount.]
After about 24 hours playing the beta, I'm still super excited for the game. Still excited to see how I can improve, and to get good at various high skill-cap characters *cough* genji
Personally, I recommend it to anyone who enjoys arcadey, team-based shooters. But the beauty of overwatch is, with its variety of characters and playstyles, it can really appeal to anyone.
Enjoy being solo and 1v6ing the opposing team? Try a flanking character like Reaper, Tracer, Roadhog, or D.va
Not so great at shooting, but wanna be a help to the team? Torbjorn, Mercy, and Lucio will make sure you still have a good time.
Want to roleplay as the turret from TF2? Well Bastion's got you covered.