I want to start off by saying that I love the F13 series. I’ve seen every movie, given not all of them are good. Still, I love the idea of Jason Voorhees, a masked assailant who, very simply, cannot die. Given, it eventually got old after Friday The 13th: The New Blood (Part 7). Every movie consists of a basic plot with some exceptions. In a nutshell, a group of teenagers go to a camp during the summer. They are there either for camp counseling or just to party. Jason becomes aware of their presence and begins his pursuit.
Friday The 13th: The Game, is no exception to this concept. The game consists of seven players playing as camp counselors and one player playing Jason. The game contains very basic goals. For the counselors, they have three choices. Number one, fix the car and escape; two, fix the phone and call the police. The only problems with that is it takes five minutes for the police to arrive. Third, defeat Jason. This is by far the hardest goal, considering during the closed beta nobody accomplished it. Jason’s simple objective: kill. I have some concerns, however.
My main concern is the repetitive aspect. There are many games like this. The creators (Gun Media) do claim they have adapted a system to make every match seem different. But how long will that last? It is also a concern that they won’t be including a campaign mode. However, there will be a single player mode available in the future. The single player mode will be played as Jason, completing several challenges. I just hope this game doesn’t turn out like the game Evolve. Evolve had a lot of hype behind it, as well as a large fan base. That is, until it actually came out. It was very boring and unbalanced. Incredibly repetitive. I’m looking forward to the release of F13: The Game, but I’m not getting my hopes up.