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.