To start off I played a lot of this game at release. I lost a bit of interest after the free Jason DLC in response to server problems. Didn't seem fun playing with Jason sounding like a retro amusement park and everyone having it. I have come back once or twice since to be disappointed with the changes to the teleport and other things. But when I booted it up on Friday the 13th for no other reason than what game do you play on Friday the 13th, I was not impressed by the massive amounts of graphical dumb downs that have occurred. I maybe could have looked past the graphics looking worse if the game play ran smoother... I don't know how you add less graphical assets and make a game run so much worse. I know there must be a reasoning behind it but it isn't fun trying to time a grab when your game runs at inconsistent frame rates.
The game was honestly much better at release, I'll take a few bugs any day over something that I really struggled to play. I am also in no way a graphics purist I will play a game for mechanics, I feel both have been tampered with too much in this game.
This game is so much better then DBD but I feel it lost too much of its community to a sub par game. If anything DBD looked like a rushed game to compete with this game. Now you both look very much the same. I wanted Friday to feel dark and gritty now there's no inbetween it's either too dark I can't see, or my brightness is up that high it makes badly rendered items look even worse.
Pease revert the game
The things I feel killed this game where as follows, lack of instruction on how to play the councillors or Jason effectively, the addition of Arcade mode is one of the few I really appreciate. But the big killer was making players host lobbies, I shouldn't feel obliged to keep playing because other players will get kicked, it also puts me off looking for new games after a bad batch of lobby leaders. There should have always been the ability to pass on leadership or it passes on when a lobby leader leaves. Also meant salty lobby leaders would just quit as soon as they died.... To me that attribute alone started to effect your player base and without a player base a game like this dies. I never felt like the matchmaking has been done right. So instead of messing with what you had done very well, why don't we fix a few of these issues that would put players off and advertise the game during Halloween and Friday the 13th? I feel not enough people even know about this game