Evolve is getting a new “badass” monster

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Evolve, a game which some people must still be playing, is getting a new monster. A badass, acid-spitting web-slinger by the name of the Gorgon. This will be Evolve’s fifth monster since the game launched back in February.

Here’s a list of abilities that the Gorgon brings to the table, via the Evolve forums:

  • Traversal: Web Slinging – Gorgon fires a web and slings herself across the map. This ability can be used to attach yourself to a wall to hide from danger or prepare for a sneak attack.
  • Ability One: Acid Spit – Deals damage to Hunters and leaves a pool of toxic acid.
  • Ability Two: Web Snare – Slows down and disorients Hunters.
  • Ability Three: Mimic – Gorgon sends out a bright green, player controlled version of itself that can be detonated to deal massive damage to hunters. Gorgon is vulnerable whilst using this.
  • Ability Four: Spider Trap – Gorgon fires a spider-like creature from her abdomen that will trap Hunters and pull them away from their team. Trapped teammates must be rescued by someone by an ally. The spider traps will travel no more than 40 meters when a Hunter is trapped.

As usual, she’ll cost ya a few pennies. The Gorgon can be purchased individually for $9.99, or as part of the second season pass which also includes two new hunters: Lennox and Jack.

I haven’t played Evolve in…ages. It’s a great game, but it pretty much fizzled a week after launch due to several final hiccups here and there. But it’s that damn DLC which was the biggest culprit. Pretty much everything in the game cost you extra, on top of the regular retail price.

And consumers don’t like that. That’s what turns players away from a game. Don’t believe me? Just take a gander at the latest Steam charts for the PC version of the game, where our favourite joke about tens of people playing the game, isn’t that far off.

I wouldn’t be opposed to an Evolve sequel, but man, this predatory DLC has to go the way of the dinosaurs: Screaming in the face of a gigantic space-rock collision extinction event.

Last Updated: October 30, 2015

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  • VampyreSquirrel

    *Obligatory “people still play this?” comment*

    • Scrolled all the way down to come and post this as well xD

    • Hammersteyn

      Their numbers tripled in September O_o

      http://steamcharts.com/app/273350#1m

      • Damn that’s some low numbers…

        • Hammersteyn

          Yeah it died in October. Maybe there was another rock throwing event for free colour pallets on your gear?

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Wow… the poor saps

        • Hammersteyn

          New DLC announced. Preorder now and get a vial of sap

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        There was a free weekend in Sept.

        • Hammersteyn

          Wow, and still people didn’t care

      • Any less and they might as well rename this game to “Maze Runners”

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    All 300 people playing it on PC are going to be super excited alright.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    You know what the funniest thing about that chart is? Hardly anyone even gave a crap about it when it was FREE, and those that did didn’t stick around. What a fuck up they made with this game.

    • Hammersteyn

      I think the title of the game was a message. They want gamers to evolve to buying a game at $10 a piece.

      • Is that a DLC joke?

        • Hammersteyn

          Is it still a joke if it’s reality

          • “Mind Blown”

          • Hammersteyn

            *Looks at SA politics
            Yeah the DLC is a joke

  • Hammersteyn

    Is the monster part of any one of the twenty season passes or preorder editions?
    *Edit: Oh, there’s a second season pass

  • Mistake Not…

    There was so much hype around this game. This is just sad now.

    • Hammersteyn

      Just you wait for the sequel 😛

      • Mistake Not…

        Now with double the number of season passes!

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Anyone still playing?

    • Hammersteyn

      See below

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        Yikes

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        What I actually meant to ask was if any Lagz people are still playing?

        • Hammersteyn

          Wouldn’t know. Probably a number he can read…

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Hah, so eleventy then?

          • Hammersteyn

            I thought he was gonna break out into hexadecimal at one point

  • Jonah Cash

    Do they plan on selling a DLC with a player base? That is the only way that this is ever coming back as a thing…

  • Hammersteyn

    JASON IN THE HEADER! MUHAHAHAHAHA

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Ek sien sommer jy gaan vandag BAIE geniet

  • Deceased

    Someone should take this project out back and end its misery 🙁

  • InvisiGhost

    this game seemed to have much promise going for it bc it was actually something new and fresh..then it just fell out of existence it seems…personally never played the game so I have no idea if its fun or not..i actually forgot about it till i ran across this article..

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