In the world of horror gaming, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” has emerged as a new contender, but its journey has been filled with both excitement and disappointment. Developed by Gun Interactive and Sumo Digital Nottingham, this third-person asymmetrical multiplayer horror title is inspired by the true classic 1974 movie.
While it offers a unique gaming experience, it also comes with its fair share of technical challenges. In the game, players have the option to take on one of two roles: they can either become a member of the Slaughter Family or one of their unfortunate victims.
For the Family, their objective revolves around collecting blood from buckets and victims to feed Grandpa. This gruesome task temporarily reveals the locations of all other players, providing an edge in tracking and capturing the victims. On the other hand, victims must rely on their wits to escape. However, the game offers limited guidance, pushing them to scavenge for tools to repair generators, activate gates, and ultimately secure their getaway.
Despite its potential for thrilling gameplay, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” faces criticism due to its technical challenges. Matches are notably short, usually concluding in under ten minutes. The game features only three distinct maps, each offering both dawn and dusk settings, designed with intricate mazes to facilitate evasive gameplay.
Players have the opportunity to inhabit ten unique characters, divided equally between family members such as Leatherface and victims like Julie and Sonny. Each character brings their distinctive abilities and progression paths, adding variety to the gameplay experience.
However, the game’s always-online multiplayer aspect introduces issues, including latency problems that can disrupt gameplay. These issues result in attacks not registering correctly, leaving players frustrated.
These technical setbacks have left “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” with mixed reviews. While it offers a unique take on the horror gaming genre, its technical limitations have dampened the overall gaming experience for some players. As the developers work to address these challenges, fans and the gaming community eagerly await improvements that could elevate this game to its full potential.