Strafe’s Live-Action Trailer Is The Middle-Finger To Political Correctness We Needed
Strafe Live-Action Trailer
(Last Updated On: May 10, 2017)

Devolver Digital and Pixel Titans announced that Strafe has been released. The old-school themed shooter based on 1990’s 3D FPS games like Quake and Descent is currently available for purchase on PC and PS4.

The game’s launch was accompanied by a live-action trailer that hearkened back to the days of the 1980s, where sexy babes were celebrated and not condemned, and gore was actually a part of horror and action movies that weren’t rated PG-13. The trailer is low-budget fanfare but it gets the job done, and managed to amp up the gaming audience in spite of the fact that the game itself, Strafe, doesn’t seem to be much to write home about.

Check out the grindhouse-style trailer below.

That’s five minutes of my life that was well worth it. I feel like I gave a proverbial middle-finger to SJWs just by watching it. And, I suppose, everyone who watched it and thumbed it up also gave a proverbial middle-finger to the politically correct Social Justice Warriors.

There was a time when entertainment could be fun, where schlocky action movies could be schlocky without critical theory ruining it for everyone, and where heads exploded, sexy chicks became movie stars (in non-Michael Bay movies), and crude humor didn’t need to go through a political correct filter.

Unfortunately, the live-action trailer for Strafe seems to be leagues above what the actual game is like. There are plenty of comments in the YouTube video about the game having FOV issues, frame-rate drops, poor enemy AI and tedious gameplay loops. This has resulted in the game ending up with a “Mixed” rating on Steam.

What dire shame this is because Devolver has a fantastic trailer for the game. A lot of people in the YouTube comment section note that the marketing definitely deserves a bonus for the live-action trailer. No joke, it was a heck of a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be.

You can pick up a digital copy from over on Steam if you wanted to give it a risk or read more reviews, or you can hit up the official website to learn more about this 1996-inspired FPS throwback.

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  • Disqusted

    Almost everything is a middle finger to political correctness now, because it’s gotten so far out of hand.

  • Chicago Joe

    Isn’t Digital Devolver run by SJWs themselves?

    • They took a pretty ignorant stance on the whole immigration thing without really doing any research into at all, but typically their games aren’t very SJW friendly.

  • Vrenna

    They should just make a movie, really.
    I would watch it.

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  • LurkerJK

    I would watch a full length movie of this, lol

    So the game is not that good, too bad, it looked very fun during the e3 gameplay footage, although quake and doom were about speed and hordes of dumb enemies so the complaints sound weirdly like a what an unwashed 12 year old that has not tried the true fps creamy goodness would say

    • quake and doom were about speed and hordes of dumb enemies so the complaints sound weirdly like a what an unwashed 12 year old that has not tried the true fps creamy goodness would say

      I don’t know if I completely agree. The AI in the old Doom was actually pretty good for how limited it was. Each monster had its own behavior patterns, which is actually more impressive than a lot of games today. They mentioned in the reviews of Strafe that enemies just hone in on players based on line-of-sight, as opposed to committing to a specific role.

      I haven’t played it, so I can’t say how true that is, but that kind of AI pattern was common in Quake but not so much in Doom. So if it’s as bad in Strafe as people say, I can definitely understand that complaint.

  • Pratim Gupta

    Steam reviews are garbage, just kids who wants grab attention, play the game for yourself and make the call.

    in the end, the house (Gamergate) always wins. no more PC culture BS.

  • GuyverOne

    That was brilliant, they should make a full length movie like that.

    • Yeah, it should be on the line of Turbo Kid or Hobo With A Shotgun.

      • Mr.Towel

        There’s Kung Fury. I think it’s on Netflix.

  • AlecJ

    I appreciate what Strafe does but i was never a Doom or Quake fan. My gaming started after those early classics, so im not attached to them or their gameplay in any way.

    The best part about the whole game is the trailer…..and the best part about the trailer is your screen shot.

  • Hawk Hopper

    I’m probably not going to pick this one up because of the whole “This is going to be a 90s FPS…here’s some shitty random gen crap and boring combat” thing has me triggered.

    • GuyGuysonEsquire

      The funny thing is that the whole random generated shit was announced from the very begginig, but people still got hyped for this. I guess that either the dev will change their mind after the initial feedback or, at least, it will be a good rouge-lite.