The Jimquisition: A Cautionary Post-Mortem Of Evolve

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Battleborn is not the only 2K Games release to have suffered indignity this generation. Evolve, more famous for its DLC model than anything it did as a game, was another multiplayer shooter that failed to do anything better than fail.

The fate of Evolve serves as a cautionary tale to any would-be project banking on additional content to make its money. Audience goodwill is a finite resource, and when you push for excess at the expense of quality, you might just find out how finite it is.

ENAY
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ENAY

Have always been a fan of Jim’s work. However including clips of violence, violence on unprovoked people, is never cool or justified.
Inciting violence takes away your own moral ground and just means you’re at worst, no better than your enemy.

Just hoping Jim doesn’t get sucked down the regressive left hole like a lot of celebrity lunatics are these days, but I’m sure he is more intellifgent than that (here’s hoping anyway)

Bashtarle
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Bashtarle

I’d like to think this would be a cautionary tale …… but if anything has become obvious over the years…… it’s that (industry) never, Never, NEVER learns the correct and frankly obvious lesson from this shit. They manage to pull out some bizzaro world conclusion that just serves to justify to them a doubling down on the very shit that caused them to fail in the first place.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

With this episode, Jim has sprouted and cultivated a Bullshit Tree-logy of Evolve episodes. Too bad he didn’t use the Bullshit Tree terminology here…

Thanatos
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Thanatos

They can call microtransactions “Xfinities”

Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

I enjoyed Evolve, but the core gameplay wasn’t as good as L4D versus mode, which is sort of what I was hoping for.

Stormbringer
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When I see run around with blue and green lightning splattering everywhere, I am reminded that I don’t think I’ve sat down to play a video game for two years now. Oh I want to. They are just all puerile shit that I need like a hole in the head. Embarrassing.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

I played Evolve for a few days when it went FTP, but jebus it’s a game that gets old fast.

GreenGarden x 5th DD Clone (:
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GreenGarden x 5th DD Clone (:

A lot of this reminds of the disappointment and feelings towards Street Fighter V and the bare mess that was and still is.