It is called Alpha for a reason, but as you can see in this gameplay video, it is pretty much unplayable due to numerous drops and severe lag. It will get better and looks great but talk about a tease.
This could easily be debunked as the person's PC having the issues. But seriously, it's an Alpha, not a demo, people need to get the differences by now.
There is nothing wrong with this PC. I play all the games on it, and I ran Alien Isolation, COD; Ghosts, Borderlands The Presequel and three other games on it before and after with max setting and not one issue.
It could easily be a driver not compatible. I had two exact Laptops, that ran WoW on ultra. One of them had issues with FPS drops and freezes while the other didn't. Who do you blame there, the game or the pc? It was a driver update from nvidia, when Cataclysm release it had issues with it. Still, it's an Alpha, issues are bound to happen.
Runs well on xb1 but the game is terrible run for 5 mins then fight thought it would be good being from these guys.
I certainly know where you're coming from but once I got in with a group of guys who had mics it became a lot more fun. The actually tracking element becomes much more enjoyable. That being said, there is a 'take a break' option where you let a bot take over so obviously they've identified that chasing a monster for 10 min straight on foot isn't always a ton of fun. I don't consider this a solution, I consider it a fundamental game design problem
I myself enjoyed it more when matched up with Mic users. One thing that I'm concerned about is how fast the monster is. But I'm glad there is a alpha so they can make adjustments as needed. Ot. How can someone make a article complaining about issues with a alpha build. It's clear as day that this doesn't represent the final game
@Ashby_JC Well I definitely know what you mean, there has been a few times where the monster just leaps away forever and is completely impossible to catch up with, but on the other hand, I played as the monster for two matches and absolutely got destroyed, I was desperately trying to run away and just couldn't manage it, seems to me its harder then it looks
Yeah it's an ALPHA.
Only if in the recent concept of "alphas", which means "early demo". Please, I won't waste my last bubble to explain this, but for a couple of years this discussion comes and go. Every "alpha" or "beta" (lol) released, less enlightened people always say the same thing: "it's an ALPHA, every little issue will be wiped on the final release, in less than 6 months". I think I've played 90% of the recent big game public demos, ops, I mean alphas and betas, and how many times did the final game really change much? The last one was Destiny. People were posting: "no, there are tons of areas undiscovered and paths that will be open" "you have to wait to see the marvel that the itemization will be" "see that dark fog which covers some doors? it will lead to completely different areas" "of course it is repetitive, it is just a small piece of the game" "wait until all areas are shown on earth" Well... Turns out it was the final game we were playing. As usual. - So, no... This is Evolve.
The purpose of making playable Alphas and Betas is to test out servers and be able to adjust for server overload when the final game releases. Any number of other things could change, but fixing performance and glitches is the number one priority of these. Amount of content and blah blah blah are all secondary concerns. Do we want another terrible launch like Driveclub where the developers completely underestimated the server workload and it ended up being a broken mess? With this Alpha, they're able to take all that data and make sure the final release does not experience such dramatic issues. Destiny had extensive alpha and beta testing and never had any major server issues. It was never a debacle like other games have been in the past, so the alpha and beta for Destiny helped it.
It's actually called big alpha its more likely a reference to alpha males given the context of the game. It's a beta test basically for server testing and gameplay balancing.
Gamers are so unbelievable lol. Its. An.Alpha. Hashtag it write it down. Use it in a sentence. For the love of everything that is good, please expect issues.#ItsAnAlpha Edit: speaking mostly about comments
the game sucks. who cares.
Agreed. Super bored after 3 games.
Shush. It has no problems. It's perfect. Funniest Alpha known to man I hear.
An alpha os having issues!?! Call Obama! Seriously, get some integrity and write about other things that aren't trying to get clicks. Pure garbage.
well the games trash anyways lol so who cares
The game played fine for me (X1), but I just was not having fun. I felt like the controllers for the monster were sluggish and would not climb as fluently as I hoped. Not for me but I can appreciate the fresh take on MP.
plays fine on the X1 even the party system worked fine. had a party of 4 playing just fine over 6 hours it does a take a bit to find a monster with a party of 4. as it seems hardly anyone likes being the monster
Its just a overall meh game. Its a fun idea that could have been part of a bigger game, but by itself, it struggles. Lots of flashes of Left 4 Dead when playing. When I was playing, it took me about 10 minutes to even find a game (since it tries to put you in a game based on class preference, certain roles took forever to load) The different mechanics based on characters was fun (if the other players actually played their parts), but the core gun play was underwhelming. Balancing damage output to make the AI monsters go down easier would be helpful IMO. There are flashes of fun (esp when others have mics), and the art styles, worlds and monsters are incredible. But from what I've seen, its missing a few ideas that would make it awesome/
Someone trying to run a game way higher than the pc's spec their using?
This PC runs all games on the market at top settings so there is zero issue with the PC and the hardware.
yh dono why hes been pointing the blame at the pc the game itself is pure garbage
I been playing on x1 the last few days and only issue I had is it can take a while to get into a game sometimes. Beyond that I have been really surprised by how smooth and bug free this release has been considering it's an Alpha. It's a great game, hopefully it launches with lots of content because that's the only area where this game could fall flat.
After playing the Alpha I'll be waiting for Steam sales before buying.
It was slightly better today as I was able to move around ok for a couple of minutes before the crippling lag and lock ups arrived.
IDK about anyone else but i'm glad I played the alpha cause now i know I won't be purchasing this game too many issues for me. To be quite honest from what I played it's not very fun imo, I do understand it's in alpha form but dam. From 2-3min loading matches people getting kicked from game it's darn near impossible to play to get an opinion on. I do hope that the extra months do it justice on release day. They should've just made Left 4 Dead 3 and call it a day.
Didn't read article but did he or she not realise what alpha stage means in development
Yeah, um, the alpha is supposed to test the servers with so many players at once. They want to see if there are issues, and if there are, they know how to fix it.
By the looks of the opinions of people that have played it , they wont have to worry about too many people stressing the servers because there will not be many people buying it.
Really? I see random people saying positive and negative things. I really don't see how you can judge a game that isn't finished by a few comments on N4G.
N4G ? who mentioned them I frequent plenty of sites at the moment I am on 24 different games news sites nice try tho.
I've been playing it and noticed no issues except it takes a long time to load levels. No issues w/ framerate and what the hell are people talking about. THis is an alpha... I wonder if they knows what that means? I is a fun game and no problems playing it for about 8 hours. Audio sounds great and textures look really good. I wonder if the person playing it has really bad internet connection like DSL. I really don't think Im going to ever come back to n4g... All their articles seem like BS.
Game runs fine for me even while recording for youtube.
yes there are issues... it's an Alpha. the point of it is to find these issues so that they can be fixed for the final version
I know what an Alpha is as I have worked in the game industry and covered it for 25+ years. Bugs are highly expected in an Alpha but for even the most basic gameplay to be unplayable shows some serious issues especially when the game was due to be out already before they moved it to Feb. I would not be shocked too see another delay follow.
is it just me? sometimes the screen just freezes when loading the game. It lags when the AI is explaining the skills of each specific role. LOL.
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