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Game Informer: Evolve (TurtleRock(L4D)/2K, PC/PS4/XB1, CryEn, 4v1 PvP) [Screenshot]

HK-47

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I genuinely don't understand some of the responses in here. It was clear from the other thread that the game was Evolve as another poster vouched for the reveal. It's a new IP from a competent studio that is next-gen only. It's also a gameplay-focused title that seemingly does away with a traditional SP. Online-only being a no-buy for some people is just embarrassing on a forum like this. Why wouldn't you want a game to embrace what it does best?
You mean MP or gameplay focused (whatever that means)
 

FourMyle

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They only talk about the 'main hunt mode'.

- 4 classes. Medic, Assault, Support, Trapper.
- Each class has multiple characters to choose from.
- Multiple monsters to choose from as well, each with their own unique abilities, but they only talk about Goliath.
- 3rd person when playing as the monster.
- Goliath's abilities: Breathing Fire, Leap Attack, Charge Attack, Rock Throw. Also some stealth abilities if you want to stalk the hunters. You start out with two abilities of your choosing, and as you evolve you unlock more.
- Levels feature 'wildlife simulation', including carnivorous plants. Goliath evolves by hunting the wildlife. Hunters get special temporary bonuses for killing 'elite wildlife', faster health regen, extra damage, etc.
I'm still not flipping out but this actually sounds interesting. Will keep an eye out.
 

keuja

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For various reasons, I never got to play L4D too much so I'm very excited for this.
 

recks

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Caught this while reading the article, sorry if it was already posted or there is any mistake.

Game is in development for three years
Turtle Rock has around 75 employers
Very lush and large outdoor enviroments
Lots of AI wildlife
Monster evolves by eating the wildlife
Share's a portion of the story, says it isn't the focus
Only shows hunt mode
Monster wins if incapacitates or kills all 4 players at the same time / Hunters wins by killing the monster
Incapacitated hunters can be revived for a short amount of time
Dead hunters are brought back after 2 minutes by a dropship
Dropship also brings any player that dies in the 2 minutes interval
The monster can also win by completing an objective after getting to final form
The objective on the level shown was destroying an barrier and killing some civilians
Weapons have unlimited ammo, balanced by magazine sizes/cooldown
Automatically runs if not shooting
Four classes of hunters Medic, Assault, Support and Trapper
Assault focus is to deal damage, also have a personal shield
Medic has an area of effect health burst
Support role is to improve the ability of other classes
Trapper has an mobile arena that can trap the monster
Medic is called Val, has an medgun that heals and revives players
Also have a tranquilizer gun that highlight and slow the monster
For offensive the medic has an sniper rifle, that double the damage where it hits
Assault called Markov, comes with proximity mines and two weapons
Assault rifle for long range and lightning rifle for close combat
Support is named Hank, has an laser canon for calling orbital barrages, which limitates the monster moviments
Also has an shield projector to use on other players
Trapper called Griffin, has an harpoon gun that stops the monster going forward
Also has a submachine gun and sound spikes
Trapper is the most advanced class
All classes have an jetpack
Double tapping the jetpack button performs an dodge
Turtle Rock says that there will be more kinds of each class, with different equipment
Trapper with harpoon mine used as example
Monster is called Goliath, hybrid of ape, snake and xenomorph
At the final stage is over 30 feet tall, and is a lot more powerfull
At the start can use basic punch attack, leap long distances and climb walls
Has 4 special abilities, can choose 2 at level 1, gets one more at each level
Charge Attack, Leap Attack, Rock Throw, Fire Breath
Some wildlife are as big and dangerous as Goliath
Can gain armor and evolves by eating other animals
Enters an cocoon to evolve, is vulnerable in this stage
Running leaves footprints behind, carcasses attracts birds, leaping causes lots of noise and scares the wildlife
Can also move slowly for stealth
Plenty of other monsters, Goliath is the most basic one
Players can loot perks by killing the special wildlife
Matches by GameInformer took around 15-10 min each

Wildlife:
Sloth
As big as Goliath, only attacks when provoked

Trap Jaws
Kinda like an Dog x Dinosaur, is weak alone but can be dangerous in a pack

Spotters
Emits sounds if you get close, usefull for hunters

Carnivorous Plants
Devours anything close, if an hunter is caught by it will need help to escape

There's also some artwork, one is an ice cave, other is the rock bridge with some larvas that is on the GI video, and the last one seemed to be an factory like place.
 

Psychoward

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Another shooter huh? Not excited.
I think by page 19 we've established the fact that if someone's not interested in any game with any shooting in it they won't be interested in this game, so why are people repeating this for all 19 pages?
 

keuja

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Caught this while reading the article, sorry if it was already posted or there is any mistake.

Game is in development for three years
Turtle Rock has around 75 employers
Very lush and large outdoor enviroments
Lots of AI wildlife
Monster evolves by eating the wildlife
Share's a portion of the story, says it isn't the focus
Only shows hunt mode
Monster wins if incapacitates or kills all 4 players at the same time / Hunters wins by killing the monster
Incapacitated hunters can be revived for a short amount of time
Dead hunters are brought back after 2 minutes by a dropship
Dropship also brings any player that dies in the 2 minutes interval
The monster can also win by completing an objective after getting to final form
The objective on the level shown was destroying an barrier and killing some civilians
Weapons have unlimited ammo, balanced by magazine sizes/cooldown
Automatically runs if not shooting
Four classes of hunters Medic, Assault, Support and Trapper
Assault focus is to deal damage, also have a personal shield
Medic has an area of effect health burst
Support role is to improve the ability of other classes
Trapper has an mobile arena that can trap the monster
Medic is called Val, has an medgun that heals and revives players
Also have a tranquilizer gun that highlight and slow the monster
For offensive the medic has an sniper rifle, that double the damage where it hits
Assault called Markov, comes with proximity mines and two weapons
Assault rifle for long range and lightning rifle for close combat
Support is named Hank, has an laser canon for calling orbital barrages, which limitates the monster moviments
Also has an shield projector to use on other players
Trapper called Griffin, has an harpoon gun that stops the monster going forward
Also has a submachine gun and sound spikes
Trapper is the most advanced class
All classes have an jetpack
Double tapping the jetpack button performs an dodge
Turtle Rock says that there will be more kinds of each class, with different equipment
Trapper with harpoon mine used as example
Monster is called Goliath, hybrid of ape, snake and xenomorph
At the final stage is over 30 feet tall, and is a lot more powerfull
At the start can use basic punch attack, leap long distances and climb walls
Has 4 special abilities, can choose 2 at level 1, gets one more at each level
Charge Attack, Leap Attack, Rock Throw, Fire Breath
Some wildlife are as big and dangerous as Goliath
Can gain armor and evolves by eating other animals
Enters an cocoon to evolve, is vulnerable in this stage
Running leaves footprints behind, carcasses attracts birds, leaping causes lots of noise and scares the wildlife
Can also move slowly for stealth
Plenty of other monsters, Goliath is the most basic one
Players can loot perks by killing the special wildlife
Matches by GameInformer took around 15-10 min each

Wildlife:
Sloth
As big as Goliath, only attacks when provoked

Trap Jaws
Kinda like an Dog x Dinosaur, is weak alone but can be dangerous in a pack

Spotters
Emits sounds if you get close, usefull for hunters

Carnivorous Plants
Devours anything close, if an hunter is caught by it will need help to escape

There's also some artwork, one is an ice cave, other is the rock bridge with some larvas that is on the GI video, and the last one seemed to be an factory like place.
Thanks for the summary.
Sounds very promising.
 

Replicant

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It looks kind of nice but it's hardly something I'd flip out for.

Here's hoping the graphic looks a lot better than L4D. Especially when it comes to polygon counts and textures.
 

jambo

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Love the look of the game, and being a huge L4D fan means I'll grab this on day 1.

We need the dot points from the last few pages added to the OP so that people who are coming in will realise what it's actually about.

Also all the people just coming in here and whinging about it being a MP focused FPS need to calm the hell down.
 

Epcott

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Check out 2K's new game Evolve, the next-gen multiplayer shooter where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster.

Sounds like a Nintendo Land game in concept. Hope to see some Predator mods pop up in the future. Interesting.
 

inkls

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Caught this while reading the article, sorry if it was already posted or there is any mistake.

Game is in development for three years
Turtle Rock has around 75 employers
Very lush and large outdoor enviroments
Lots of AI wildlife
Monster evolves by eating the wildlife
Share's a portion of the story, says it isn't the focus
Only shows hunt mode
Monster wins if incapacitates or kills all 4 players at the same time / Hunters wins by killing the monster
Incapacitated hunters can be revived for a short amount of time
Dead hunters are brought back after 2 minutes by a dropship
Dropship also brings any player that dies in the 2 minutes interval
The monster can also win by completing an objective after getting to final form
The objective on the level shown was destroying an barrier and killing some civilians
Weapons have unlimited ammo, balanced by magazine sizes/cooldown
Automatically runs if not shooting
Four classes of hunters Medic, Assault, Support and Trapper
Assault focus is to deal damage, also have a personal shield
Medic has an area of effect health burst
Support role is to improve the ability of other classes
Trapper has an mobile arena that can trap the monster
Medic is called Val, has an medgun that heals and revives players
Also have a tranquilizer gun that highlight and slow the monster
For offensive the medic has an sniper rifle, that double the damage where it hits
Assault called Markov, comes with proximity mines and two weapons
Assault rifle for long range and lightning rifle for close combat
Support is named Hank, has an laser canon for calling orbital barrages, which limitates the monster moviments
Also has an shield projector to use on other players
Trapper called Griffin, has an harpoon gun that stops the monster going forward
Also has a submachine gun and sound spikes
Trapper is the most advanced class
All classes have an jetpack
Double tapping the jetpack button performs an dodge
Turtle Rock says that there will be more kinds of each class, with different equipment
Trapper with harpoon mine used as example
Monster is called Goliath, hybrid of ape, snake and xenomorph
At the final stage is over 30 feet tall, and is a lot more powerfull
At the start can use basic punch attack, leap long distances and climb walls
Has 4 special abilities, can choose 2 at level 1, gets one more at each level
Charge Attack, Leap Attack, Rock Throw, Fire Breath
Some wildlife are as big and dangerous as Goliath
Can gain armor and evolves by eating other animals
Enters an cocoon to evolve, is vulnerable in this stage
Running leaves footprints behind, carcasses attracts birds, leaping causes lots of noise and scares the wildlife
Can also move slowly for stealth
Plenty of other monsters, Goliath is the most basic one
Players can loot perks by killing the special wildlife
Matches by GameInformer took around 15-10 min each

Wildlife:
Sloth
As big as Goliath, only attacks when provoked

Trap Jaws
Kinda like an Dog x Dinosaur, is weak alone but can be dangerous in a pack

Spotters
Emits sounds if you get close, usefull for hunters

Carnivorous Plants
Devours anything close, if an hunter is caught by it will need help to escape

There's also some artwork, one is an ice cave, other is the rock bridge with some larvas that is on the GI video, and the last one seemed to be an factory like place.
Really interesting, should include in the OP

Also, the jungle will probably be very big if a 30 ft tall monster can evade its hunters. Particularly interested by the footprint and bird parts mechanics. Will be fun to watch when gameplay is released
 

i-Lo

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Also, why use the term "evolve"? It's like the hollywood fallacy of calling all stars and natural satellites suns and moons respectively.
 

Artanisix

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Also, why use the term "evolve"? It's like the hollywood fallacy of calling all stars and natural satellites suns and moons respectively.
Jesus christ you may as well complain about Pokemon using the term "evolution".
 

The Lamp

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Really interesting, should include in the OP

Also, the jungle will probably be very big if a 30 ft tall monster can evade its hunters. Particularly interested by the footprint and bird parts mechanics. Will be fun to watch when gameplay is released
Everybody who called this game a generic FPS, come get your crow.

Reminds me of The Most Dangerous Game.
 
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Really like how each character is very different. Sounds, very, very good. Plus it seems it was very well planned.
 

ameratsu

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I loved the gameplay in Left 4 Dead. Those gameplay details sound exciting, can't wait to hear more.

My friends and I are burned out on Left 4 Dead after hundreds of hours and want something to take its place. Throw in some matchmaking and discourage rage quitting too, please.
 

KDC720

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Love asymmetric MP, stuff like Spies vs. Mercs, Left 4 Dead, and AvP.

This looks incredibly interesting so far, looking forward to seeing some gameplay.
 

viveks86

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Caught this while reading the article, sorry if it was already posted or there is any mistake.

Game is in development for three years
Turtle Rock has around 75 employers
Very lush and large outdoor enviroments
Lots of AI wildlife
Monster evolves by eating the wildlife
Share's a portion of the story, says it isn't the focus
Only shows hunt mode
Monster wins if incapacitates or kills all 4 players at the same time / Hunters wins by killing the monster
Incapacitated hunters can be revived for a short amount of time
Dead hunters are brought back after 2 minutes by a dropship
Dropship also brings any player that dies in the 2 minutes interval
The monster can also win by completing an objective after getting to final form
The objective on the level shown was destroying an barrier and killing some civilians
Weapons have unlimited ammo, balanced by magazine sizes/cooldown
Automatically runs if not shooting
Four classes of hunters Medic, Assault, Support and Trapper
Assault focus is to deal damage, also have a personal shield
Medic has an area of effect health burst
Support role is to improve the ability of other classes
Trapper has an mobile arena that can trap the monster
Medic is called Val, has an medgun that heals and revives players
Also have a tranquilizer gun that highlight and slow the monster
For offensive the medic has an sniper rifle, that double the damage where it hits
Assault called Markov, comes with proximity mines and two weapons
Assault rifle for long range and lightning rifle for close combat
Support is named Hank, has an laser canon for calling orbital barrages, which limitates the monster moviments
Also has an shield projector to use on other players
Trapper called Griffin, has an harpoon gun that stops the monster going forward
Also has a submachine gun and sound spikes
Trapper is the most advanced class
All classes have an jetpack
Double tapping the jetpack button performs an dodge
Turtle Rock says that there will be more kinds of each class, with different equipment
Trapper with harpoon mine used as example
Monster is called Goliath, hybrid of ape, snake and xenomorph
At the final stage is over 30 feet tall, and is a lot more powerfull
At the start can use basic punch attack, leap long distances and climb walls
Has 4 special abilities, can choose 2 at level 1, gets one more at each level
Charge Attack, Leap Attack, Rock Throw, Fire Breath
Some wildlife are as big and dangerous as Goliath
Can gain armor and evolves by eating other animals
Enters an cocoon to evolve, is vulnerable in this stage
Running leaves footprints behind, carcasses attracts birds, leaping causes lots of noise and scares the wildlife
Can also move slowly for stealth
Plenty of other monsters, Goliath is the most basic one
Players can loot perks by killing the special wildlife
Matches by GameInformer took around 15-10 min each

Wildlife:
Sloth
As big as Goliath, only attacks when provoked

Trap Jaws
Kinda like an Dog x Dinosaur, is weak alone but can be dangerous in a pack

Spotters
Emits sounds if you get close, usefull for hunters

Carnivorous Plants
Devours anything close, if an hunter is caught by it will need help to escape

There's also some artwork, one is an ice cave, other is the rock bridge with some larvas that is on the GI video, and the last one seemed to be an factory like place.
Very interesting! Thanks! I'm getting more excited with every new piece of info
 

EveChristine

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Sounds like Predator: The Game so I'm majorly interested....but I don't often jump on multiplayer so it would be even more amazing if there is a decent single player component!

Seems like there isn't going to be single player at all :(
 

Orayn

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Sounds like Predator: The Game so I'm majorly interested....but I don't often jump on multiplayer so it would be even more amazing if there is a decent single player component!

Seems like there isn't going to be single player at all :(
It'll have as much single player as Left 4 Dead since any spot can be filled by AI.
 

EveChristine

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It'll have as much single player as Left 4 Dead since any spot can be filled by AI.
Yep, but no gameplay "tailored" to single player so to speak....L4D was majorly dull with bots (obviously....) Ahh well. Guess I have to find some friends!
 

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ALBOFIGHTER

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the devs make fun gameplay and the concept is cool but having 4 vs 1 as the only mode sounds like a boring boss battle that you repeat over and over. At least have other modes like 4 humans vs 4 aliens with defferent classes. Also have a only humans mode multiplayer if possible. Mix it up or it will get old real fast. Looks like there's a lot of potential though.
 
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rdrr gnr

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You mean MP or gameplay focused (whatever that means)
Either or. If your game is a multiplayer title -- what else can you do but focus on balance and combat? If there is little to no dialogue or extensive motion-captured acting or huge scripted set-pieces, it forces you to focus on content. So you either get lots of MP content (more maps, more guns) and/or it also lets you run a beta, balance your game quickly and efficiently, maybe it lets you prototype a bit more from the get go as you don't have SP portion to create. How hard do you think it would be to look through some post histories and find someone complaining about story-heavy games or lack of game design or the dumbing down of everything to a corridor shooter and to then see them complain about something being online-only.
 

keuja

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the devs make fun gameplay and the concept is cool but having 4 vs 1 as the only mode sounds like a boring boss battle that you repeat over and over. At least have other modes like 4 humans vs 4 aliens with defferent classes. Also have a only humans mode multiplayer if possible. Mix it up or it will get old real fast. Looks like there's a lot of potential though.
There will be other modes.
In the summary, it says that only the "hunt mode" was shown.
 

recks

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Really interesting, should include in the OP

Also, the jungle will probably be very big if a 30 ft tall monster can evade its hunters. Particularly interested by the footprint and bird parts mechanics. Will be fun to watch when gameplay is released
Footprints are highlighted if you run instead of going into "stealth mode". The article says that harp like birds starts circling overhead if you kill too much animals, revealing your location. And the leap scares creatures like raybats (glowing bats I suppose).

For screens, the one in OT is in game. It reminds me of Crysis 3, specially the dense jungle ones. There's also no mention of ADS and neither it is shown on screens. GI said they were only shown one map, but some screens seems to be on a dead forest, remembers me of Halo Reach first level. Also on some screens it's raining and on others it isn't.

They also say the hunters are pretty agile, and can keep with the monster speed. Dunno if it was already said that the medic is female.
 

jet1911

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It looks kind of nice but it's hardly something I'd flip out for.

Here's hoping the graphic looks a lot better than L4D. Especially when it comes to polygon counts and textures.
The screens in the mag do look pretty good.
 

inkls

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Footprints are highlighted if you run instead of going into "stealth mode". The article says that harp like birds starts circling overhead if you kill too much animals, revealing your location. And the leap scares creatures like raybats (glowing bats I suppose).

For screens, the one in OT is in game. It reminds me of Crysis 3, specially the dense jungle ones. There's also no mention of ADS and neither it is shown on screens. GI said they were only shown one map, but some screens seems to be on a dead forest, remembers me of Halo Reach first level. Also on some screens it's raining and on others it isn't.

They also say the hunters are pretty agile, and can keep with the monster speed. Dunno if it was already said that the medic is female.
Thanks for the details, from the screen I though the forest would be more dense, that Reach first level didn't really have a forest, or rather was a pretty large area, did you mean the Halo 3 starting area?
 

opticalmace

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Caught this while reading the article, sorry if it was already posted or there is any mistake.

Game is in development for three years
Turtle Rock has around 75 employers
Very lush and large outdoor enviroments
Lots of AI wildlife
Monster evolves by eating the wildlife
Share's a portion of the story, says it isn't the focus
Only shows hunt mode
Monster wins if incapacitates or kills all 4 players at the same time / Hunters wins by killing the monster
Incapacitated hunters can be revived for a short amount of time
Dead hunters are brought back after 2 minutes by a dropship
Dropship also brings any player that dies in the 2 minutes interval
The monster can also win by completing an objective after getting to final form
The objective on the level shown was destroying an barrier and killing some civilians
Weapons have unlimited ammo, balanced by magazine sizes/cooldown
Automatically runs if not shooting
Four classes of hunters Medic, Assault, Support and Trapper
Assault focus is to deal damage, also have a personal shield
Medic has an area of effect health burst
Support role is to improve the ability of other classes
Trapper has an mobile arena that can trap the monster
Medic is called Val, has an medgun that heals and revives players
Also have a tranquilizer gun that highlight and slow the monster
For offensive the medic has an sniper rifle, that double the damage where it hits
Assault called Markov, comes with proximity mines and two weapons
Assault rifle for long range and lightning rifle for close combat
Support is named Hank, has an laser canon for calling orbital barrages, which limitates the monster moviments
Also has an shield projector to use on other players
Trapper called Griffin, has an harpoon gun that stops the monster going forward
Also has a submachine gun and sound spikes
Trapper is the most advanced class
All classes have an jetpack
Double tapping the jetpack button performs an dodge
Turtle Rock says that there will be more kinds of each class, with different equipment
Trapper with harpoon mine used as example
Monster is called Goliath, hybrid of ape, snake and xenomorph
At the final stage is over 30 feet tall, and is a lot more powerfull
At the start can use basic punch attack, leap long distances and climb walls
Has 4 special abilities, can choose 2 at level 1, gets one more at each level
Charge Attack, Leap Attack, Rock Throw, Fire Breath
Some wildlife are as big and dangerous as Goliath
Can gain armor and evolves by eating other animals
Enters an cocoon to evolve, is vulnerable in this stage
Running leaves footprints behind, carcasses attracts birds, leaping causes lots of noise and scares the wildlife
Can also move slowly for stealth
Plenty of other monsters, Goliath is the most basic one
Players can loot perks by killing the special wildlife
Matches by GameInformer took around 15-10 min each

Wildlife:
Sloth
As big as Goliath, only attacks when provoked

Trap Jaws
Kinda like an Dog x Dinosaur, is weak alone but can be dangerous in a pack

Spotters
Emits sounds if you get close, usefull for hunters

Carnivorous Plants
Devours anything close, if an hunter is caught by it will need help to escape

There's also some artwork, one is an ice cave, other is the rock bridge with some larvas that is on the GI video, and the last one seemed to be an factory like place.
Thanks for typing up all this. It sounds fantastic.
 

recks

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Thanks for the details, from the screen I though the forest would be more dense, that Reach first level didn't really have a forest, or rather was a pretty large area, did you mean the Halo 3 starting area?
It's a dead forest, with dead trees and grey tones. For reference

 

The Lamp

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the devs make fun gameplay and the concept is cool but having 4 vs 1 as the only mode sounds like a boring boss battle that you repeat over and over. At least have other modes like 4 humans vs 4 aliens with defferent classes. Also have a only humans mode multiplayer if possible. Mix it up or it will get old real fast. Looks like there's a lot of potential though.
They haven't even shown what it plays like. I think I have faith in this game having fun mechanics. They sure have proven they know how to do it.