Friday the 13th: The Game is a survival horrorvideo game developed by IllFonic, and published by Gun Media. It is based on the film franchise of the same name owned by Paramount Pictures. It was released on May 26, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game is an asymmetrical multiplayer game, pitting up to seven players controlling Camp Crystal Lake counselors against one player controlling Jason Voorhees. It is a semi-open world game, with players able to explore it further.
The excitement started right off the bat as Joker was able to play as Jason right away. He tried his best but wasn’t very successful. Then came the dry spell where none of our hosts were able to be Jason. It also meant there was a lot of high pitched screaming and general skittishness as our hosts become Jason fodder over and over. Our hosts probably played 4-5 games in a row where they all died one right after the other. They aren’t too good at being Councillors. In fact, most of the time aCe could be seen on the Facebook stream spending most of his time hiding away in random places instead of running around trying to find items and survive.
The premise of the game is that up to 8 Councillors are trying to work semi-together to save themselves from the random player who was chosen to be Jason. There are special items littered across the landscape that can be used to accomplish this. Keys, gas, and battery to use for the car. Pipe wrenches, bats, shotguns, pots and pans among many other items to use for protection. And of course what game wouldn’t be complete without bear traps to use along with flare guns and fireworks to distract Jason from choking the life out of you. Or breaking your back. Or ramming a metal pipe through your skull or any other number of ways he can kill you.
Once the game gets going there’s not a TON of action, but you are on the edge of your seat the entire time. The sound track significantly helps with that, and adds random “kill,kill,kill” sounds randomly through out the round to make sure that you’re on the edge of your seat and wits.
All in all, our hosts had a great time, and I’m sure there will be another future episode of this game!
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