At the time of buying this, $40 asking price may be bit steep for most with only a single game mode with 4 maps, one of which released the day the physical copy of the game came out. The only balancing issues that I feel need addressed are Jason's grabs being use-able immediately on teleporting and the counselors break away mechanic pretty well only working if you're the lucky on that got pulled back into the game as Tommy. Connection issues can be a nuisance as well, and high latency in games is regular problem.
That said though, when the game hits on all cylinders it is absolutely amazing. The feeling of dread from the films is captured almost perfectly when you're playing as a counselor. Is Jason waiting outside the cabin you've just searched for the items you need to escape or defend youself? Did he set traps on the doors and windows to prevent your escape? The queues meant to let you know Jason is nearby also increase that tension. Music queues when he's within a certain distance get your heart pounding, and the flash of static when he teleports near you set you frantically spinning your camera. The opposite can be said of Jason; you're a force of nature, an unstoppable killing. You're given the tools to efficiently stalk your prey, but each iteration of Jason feels just different enough to matter.
With the roadmap of expected updates published by the developer and the sheet amount of fun and terror this game has, I can wholeheartedly recommend a buy, especially if you're a fan of the films. Hopefully connection issues are addressed as well. There are more maps, counselors, versions of Jason, and some kind of single player experience on the way. I can't wait to see where this game goes.