I think it’s safe to say that most of us are pretty damn hyped for Friday the 13th: The Game. Hell, as a matter of fact, Wes Keltner, the man behind the game, contacted TalkHorror before the game was even announced. He wanted to let us in on the news early, and you better believe we considered that to be a great honor. I grew up playing the last F13 game on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Back then, if you told me one day that I’d be conversing with the developer of a future Friday the 13th game, I’d probably shit my 5-year-old pants. But, that’s exactly what’s happened, and I can’t wait to sit back and play the new game.
In an attempt to build hype surrounding the game, Gun Media regularly releases new material to tease us with. Sometimes, they’ll even go as far to release videos, and that’s where I have a problem.
Before we get started, check out the most recent Friday the 13th: The Game footage below:
Note: I just have to say that it’s so satisfying to hear Friday the 13th-styled music in a game… Bad ass!
Now, notice the title of the video: Hide and Seek! – Jason Part 7 Gameplay
Here’s the description for the above video:
Note; we lack a HUD and other elements due to early stages of development, but this is captured gameplay from the counselor perspective!
Being a gamer myself, I don’t think it’s right that they are trying to pass the above video off as gameplay footage. To me, it’s fairly obvious that the video above is not actual gameplay footage. It may be in-game footage, but it’s definitely not gameplay footage. Instead, it looks like a cutscene, or maybe even a short little intro when the game starts up.
I believe that what you’re seeing above is a video of non-interactive game footage. Now, I know that the description says to keep in mind that they lack a HUD and “other elements,” but…
If this were actual gameplay, you’d expect to see some sort of interaction between the character and their environment, or the character and Jason Voorhees.
Now, if you want to see ACTUAL gameplay, you can check out this video below:
The difference between the two is fairly obvious, and any casual gamer should be able to tell the difference between the two.
I’m going to get in contact with the developers, and see if I can’t get some sort of input from them on this whole thing. I’ll keep you all updated.