I picked this up yesterday after watching some streams. Basically, it is asymmetrical pvp, with a a single killer (Jason from the Friday 13th movies) and 7 or 8 Camp Crystal Lake counselors The counselors have to coordinate to survive and escape while Jason uses his powers to hunt down and murder them. I am having a blast with it. It feels like campy 80s horror.
Voice chat is a huge part of the game, which in a public quick match can be good and bad. If people don't talk or participate, it can get difficult to coordinate and complete tasks. If you end up with a good group, the results can be hilarious. I negotiated with Jason in one match by telling him I'd take him with me when I got the car fixed. He liked the interaction and left to chase other counselors for a while. Jason has a set of brutal killing moves that he unlocks. There are also different versions of Jason to play
Asymmetrical Horror PvP is one of my favorite genres, but it can be difficult to balance properly and make fun for everyone. This game really hits the sweet spot. I have several hundred hours in Dead By Daylight and while I enjoyed that game a lot, it never had the same balanced feeling that this game does. I have fond memories of playing the Hidden with GWJers back in the day. This game screams out for a GWJ group. If anyone picks it up and wants to play, hit me up on Steam.