Honestly I think that a lot of people fanboy over it a bit too much. Here is a conversation with my friend that has a BIG tendency to fanboy over a LOT of stuff. Like completely deny that it has ever had problems whatsoever. We give him crap about it all the time so he has gotten a little better with it.
Me: So are you having fun on evolve?
Him: yeah sry
Me: No problem.
Him: really intense match just wrapped ukp
Me: No problem. They nerf that pay2win monster?
Him: its not really pay 2 win lol wraith is free for everyone who has the game
Him: but they did tweak her
Me: I'm just going off of that.
Him: and unfortunately due to the backlash it feels like the new monster behemoth is underwhelming
Me: Plus I remember they had it as preorder monster. I remember me and (other friend) went up against it a couple times. Hated it lol.
Him: that was only the beta
Him: in the main game she is free
Me: Okay good. I remember they got a TON of shit for it. Glad they changed it once they saw the backlash they got.
Him: the new monster behemoth is a paid dlc
Him: but since everyone complained so much about wraith he is literally worse than the free monsters
Him: well yeah wraith is better now
Me: Yeah? Meh. I honestly think the dlc monsters should just be reskins of the normal ones.
Him: but its asymetrical gameplay bound to need a few tweaks
Me: That's just me though.
Him: why? then the game would never get more complex
Me: I usually think that microtransaction stuff should only be looks.
Him: i definitely wish they were cheaper but id rather have actual new content
Me: They could easily just add more different monsters to the game for free and then have the dlc monsters still be reskins.
Him: wouldnt sell nearly as much
Him: wont happen
Me: That already made more than double what it took to make it, back. So money isn't really needed honestly lol.
Me: I mean if they are greedy then yes. But if they just want the game to have a good community, especially when they already made way more than they put in back, then no.
Me: I mean in physical copies alone they sold 300,000 in the launch month.
Him: trying to find actual sales figures. cuz i remember ppl saying they were low not high
Me: Steam sales were low.
Me: Actual physical sales were very high. Especially considering all the backlash they had.
Him: i'll be honest though. my biggest annoyance is how slow patching has been up till now
Me: Yeah. Been hearing about that.
Him: which is almost entirely because of microsoft blegh
Him: microsoft has some stupid patch certification process that makes it take forever to allow a patch. so even though it was ready for pc forever we had to wait on the xboners
Me: Holy crap. They made 37,145,580 off of the game so far...jesus lol.
Him: good marketing
Him: evolve hype was everywhere for a month or two before release
Me: Honestly I think the DLC backlash helped them a lot as well.
Me: Got more people to play it to try and hate it lol.
Me: Any press is good press lol.
Me: Oh jesus. That post was made back in Feb too. That means that made more than that.
Me: Gimme money Evolve.
Him: whatever dude got 70 hours on record. enjoyed most of it.
Him: was able to kick wraiths ass pre patch (I remember it was rare that he could do this because he would complain about it as much as we did.)
Him: im totally fine (You never say this randomly when you are actually fine.)
Me: Cool cool.