I was ready for a fight, I was ready to bring it to these hunters and show them exactly who they were up against. As a monster, your goal in the earlier stages is to kill wildlife and eat it to fill up your evolve bar so you can be stronger and more kickass so you can go all Popeye on the hunters. Unfortunately for me, it was at this point I somehow forgot how I did anything, instead of eating the wildlife, I walked up next to it and just stood there looking at it, as if some unspoken connection was happening, monster and tiny cat thing, together, unified, at peace and just enjoying life. *Thunderdome Up* What, no I’m not ready, I’m level 1 this can’t happen, not like this how did they find me. The bullets fly all around, I have to dash and hide, how long does this Thunderdome last, it’s too long, this is rediculous. My armour disappears, my health starts melting. I’m going to die a failure, I’ve had the shortest run as a monster at all of Gamescom. *Thunderdome is down* There’s my chance, I charge away, running between the terrain, hiding when I can, using the built in smell ability to see how close the hunters are, they’re close, but they can’t see me, I’m safe, they run in the other direction. I can rest, I can eat in peace, I walk down to the beach and feast, the meat giving me what I need. The hunters are still looking for me further in land, and this beach is filled with creatures. I gorge myself, I feast until I’m full and then I rest. Evolving to level 2 grants me several more points, choosing to max out my fire breath and putting a point in a skill called leap smash allowing me to jump around.
With a bit more health and some armour I’m in a better way, as long as I played it safe and pick my tar *Thunderdome Up* They found me while I was evolving, evolving takes some time and leaves you vunerable. I have more skills under my belt this time, but I’m not in the clear yet, the fight is brutal, they strip my armour away, they leave me wounded but I managed to down one of their team in the process, two of their team stays behind to revive their fallen comrade while one of them stays on my tail, he’s unrelenting and rather accurate. Caves, there’s caves up ahead that I can use to hide in, damn, he’s still following me, this guy is unrelenting and his team are… Oh. His team were nowhere to be seen, he’d lost them in his tracking and they’d not kept up with him.
This was a one on one fight, this was one hunter versus me, a fire breathing Goliath. The fight is messy but quick, fighting against Hyde, he had some survivability by using his shield, but it wasn’t enough, he was down and would need his team to come and get him. I could leave, and more importantly, I could feed. Level 3 filled out my abilities and opened up the objective, the hunters were still in the cave, the objective down near the beach. I made a dash for the beach, beating on the generator made me realise that it was built like a tank, this was not something that I could take down in a couple of hits. The hunters were aware of my intentions, they’d be here soon. The generator was down to 50%. There was no way I’d get it down before they get here. 45% *Thunderdome Up* An epiphany hit me at this moment. I was level 3, my skills maxed, they thought they had trapped me, but they had trapped themselves. This fight didn’t go down like the previous ending. It was long, drawn out, Thunderdome came down and we did not care. as my health dwindled down, so too did theirs, I was at 15% health, one of their team died. 7% and a second member was down. 4% and the third fell, it was just me versus one of them. 3% I was close, they were ducking in and out of terrain, 2% and they jump out in the open, I manage to charge them and leap slam, they’re wounded, 1% health and they’re on about the same, pixels of green stand between them and death, I just need one more hit, I leap slam, my Goliath flying through the air with force, fury, I hit the ground and fall over. 0% I died in mid-air, the last hunter surviving, by mere seconds, the sighs and cheers coming from hunter players, shows me that it was a good game, I smile and let out a small vocal annoyance, the victory snatched from me, and with that our time was over.