On May 25th Gun Interactive held their much-anticipated technical test for the upcoming Texas Chain Saw Massacre game, the results were mixed.
In order to partake in the game’s test period, users had to sign up far in advance and were allotted a period of hours to partake in various game matches. Unveiling a plethora of “survivor” characters and three villains, Leatherface, the Hitchhiker and The Cook, the technical test saw players desperately trying to escape the Sawyer farmhouse before the family got to them.
Whilst all involved agreed that the visuals were stunning and the gameplay was relatively easy to grasp, one issue continued to crop up with players that were designated the villain roles. As they traversed the Sawyer farm and its labyrinth of tunnels beneath, a recurring complaint was that two of the three antagonists moved too slowly. Both Leatherface and The Cook appeared to be struggling to keep up with the survivors, making it much too easy for the other players to escape their clutches.
This is no doubt the primary reason for a technical run through, and it is hoped that Gun Media will take the fan feedback on board and allow the villains some speed, thus making the game a much more even playing field.
Villain speed aside, everything else was widely praised, with particular attention given to the visual detail, the game’s focus on stealth and suspense, and of course, the incredible soundtrack.
Set to release on August 18th 2023, Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Game will include much more than was demonstrated during the technical run, including a plethora of different maps. Whilst the initial response is promising, it is hoped Gun will use this feedback to create the ultimate survival horror experience. Only time will tell.