For those who frequent Twitch.tv, the Friday the 13th game will likely be familiar territory for you. The developers made a strong push in releasing early access game keys to popular broadcasters, meaning that the game was a common sight on Twitch during its Beta weekends. Now, after much fanfare, Friday the 13th: The Game has finally released to the public. Check out the launch trailer below (Warning: Graphic Depictions of Violence):
Well, there’s no denying that it’s certainly in keeping with the films. As a game designed after one of the most well-known slasher franchises of all time, Friday the 13th: The Game seems to hit all the right notes. There’s an impressive variety of choices for Jason in deciding how to dispatch trespassing teenagers, and while campers are at least given a fighting chance, evading the infamous serial killer will always prove to be an intense, harrowing experience.
Still, it’s far from a perfect title. Complaints about balance issues have already flooded the game’s community forums. Some of Jason’s abilities, it seems, are extremely powerful in the right hands, allowing players semi-familiar with his mechanics the ability to immediately teleport up to and grab would-be survivors of Camp Crystal Lake.
Others have remarked on a disappointing amount of content. While the core gameplay is certainly fun, avid gamers may quickly find themselves with a surprising lack of new territory to cover in terms of game features. There’s only so many times you can drown a teenager or throw them through a window before, inevitably, the mundane reality of your existence hits you, and you eventually begin to ask why and not how you’re murdering helpless campers.
For those still uncertain, you can find regular streams on the game’s Twitch.tv directory, where broadcasters routinely reach thousands of viewers in providing entertaining-yet-visceral displays of gameplay.
Otherwise, Friday the 13th: The Game is available for $40 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.