Thursday, June 29, 2017

Friday The 13th: The Game

If you follow me on Twitter (@S_ATL_Wrestling) you are more than aware that I have been playing Friday The 13th: The Game since Father's Day.  I thoroughly enjoy the game, and despite some of the bugs and glitches I think it's worth the $40.

That said, I wanted to touch on my experiences just to give everyone an idea about the game.

The biggest issue with the game is a lack of host migration. What does that mean to you? It means that if whoever is hosting the game decides to leave, it's game over for everybody. Host migration is apparently Online Game Developer 101, but for whatever reason it didn't happen here. It wouldn't be as big of an issue here except this game's community lacks common courtesy to a large degree.

There are also some bugs and glitches that can allow people to cheat their way through a 20 minute round.  Frustrating from a technical standpoint, and again it's even more frustrating that some players think that's an appropriate way to go about their business.

On that topic, you also have scenarios where people are actively working with Jason or just want to kill other players. That definitely hurts the experience for people who want to play it straight, but what are you going to do?

As for the game itself, it's simple and fun. The idea of trying to escape via car, boat, or the arrival of the police is pretty exciting.  Even the concept of just trying to survive the 20 minutes against a competent Jason is great.

A single player mode is in the works. I always figured it would be just like the regular game, but with bots. I kind of wish it was really, but what's actually happening is it's a mode where you only play as Jason. Sounds kind of interesting.

Speaking of Jason, I don't enjoy playing as him as much as I thought I would. It's kind of frustrating and you can't really practice.

That's it really. It's a fun game that has a bad community, and some technical issues that need to be resolved.