Early impressions from both a legacy survivor and killer....
Phenomenal. Aesthetically my favorite map so far. Pretty balanced for the most part. The map design team has outdone themselves again.
Now, the killer...
Much like the map, the killers look, sounds and overall design is fantastic. Nothing to complain about here.
The killer perks, they all deliver great information, and only time will tell if they have their place in normal builds. I don't think they'll be meta changing though...and I wish you guys would release perks that would shake up the meta. Gearhead is like a...stronger and weaker Discordance at the same time (only way I can explain it), Dead Man's Switch has potential to be very strong with Nemesis, to the point where it could be Trilling Tremors on Steroids. Especially on a high mobility killer (aka - not The Deathslinger). Hex: Retribution...I mean, it seems good in theory, but in practice it's like a weaker Haunted Ground. Basically, there's no reason to use any of these on their own.
THE KILLERS POWER AND KILLING POTENTIAL
Now, this is only after about 10 games...but early impressions are not good. Basically, you've created this amazing idea and backstory, with an amazing character design and power design...and imposed so many limits on it to the point where he's literally a worse Huntress. There's no reason to use him over Huntress. A good comparison would be Leatherface and Hillbilly. Currently, Leatherface is like Billy's less capable and slightly dumber brother. Deathslinger is the Leatherface to Huntress' Hillbilly; and he's like Plague in that he will need addons to be even close to viable against competent players. Now, as I said, this is an early impression, but it seems pretty black and white. Hopefully you guys don't insist on releasing a killer this weak. It's a shame, too. All that "the next killer doesn't care for loops" stuff...and pallets literally defeat the killer, lol. Big OOF.
I'm not going to write about the survivor, because after a few games with her...she's generic, and her perks, like most survivor perks lately, are niche as hell.