Gun Interactive, the team behind the Friday the 13th game, have returned with another horror classic- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
I admit I have never seen the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films (original and remake) but have always liked the concept of Leatherface as a horror character. A man carrying a chainsaw, following you menacingly is such a terrifying vision, add the fact that he is wearing another victim’s mask over his own makes it more so. Imagine playing a survival game where you are trapped in his territory along with his family. Now imagine that they know you’re there and they are coming for you.
I have never played Friday the 13th or Dead by Daylight but the mechanics appear almost completely identical, at least in format and style from the few videos I’ve seen. You play as either a member of the family hunting survivors or as one of the survivors. Each time I played I did quick match and played as a survivor. I always enjoy playing the killers or villains so my normal playstyle wouldn’t work here. That playstyle is to charge into the direction of my enemy and start killing. As a survivor you must sneak around and collect gear to help protect yourself, like medical supplies or items to help pick locks. The are chimes made of bone hanging through the stages that need to be cut down to prevent the enemies from hearing you. Playing as one of the survivors is highly stressful.
Visually the detail in the game was quite impressive and the use of lighting and environmental sounds even more so. The controls are easy to master, at least for the survivors. With stunning graphics, edge of your seat tension and fluid controls I found this game to a great addition to any horror fan’s library.