It's strange looking back at the things you loved when you were younger. One of my favorite games when I was 12 or 13 was "Friday the 13th" for the Nintendo Entertainment System. I was a fan of the movies, and the game had you playing as six camp counselors trying to survive the night and save the kids from the hockey mask-wearing killer Jason Voorhees.
Not everyone was a fan, and if you do a search for the worst video games of all time, "Friday the 13th" is almost always on that list.
Although I know it's a terrible game, I always hoped a new game would let me return to Camp Crystal Lake and take on Jason again. It took nearly 30 years, but last year "Friday the 13th: The Game" did just that.
The title was announced in October 2015 when its creators, IllFonic and Gun Media, started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to make the game. It's the only video game project I've supported through crowd sourcing, and it's one of my favorite games of this console generation.
I'm not usually a huge fan of online multiplayer games.Although the developers added in some singleplayer modes to "Friday the 13th" post-launch, this is the one game where I really prefer to play online. In the main multiplayer mode, one person plays as Jason and up to seven other people play as counselors who have to fix the car or boat to escape or fix the phone to call the police.
On Monday, the last big update for the game was released on PS4. Although no new content is coming, I hope players stick with it because it's still so much fun. It was by far my most played game last year. According to Sony, I played 246 hours of "Friday" last year and I'm guessing another 100 this year.
Although my wife has never played the game, she has a lot of fun with it, too. I play with headphones so I can talk to other gamers, and she likes to sneak up behind me when I can't hear her coming and scare the crap out of me while I'm trying to run away from Jason. It works every time.
Dusty Ricketts is the editor of The Destin Log and The Walton Sun newspapers and can be reached at email@example.com. He is currently playing "Star Wars Battlefront 2," "Friday the 13th: The Game" and "Marvel's Spider-Man." You can find him to play online through his PlayStation Network ID, DustRAG316.