Scary Gaming Series: Five Nights at Freddy’s

 “Welcome to Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. A magical place for kids and grown-ups alike, where fantasy and fun come to life!”

(Logan Hewitt)

Whoa. (Logan Hewitt)

It’s your first night on the job as an overnight security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Similar to Chuck E. Cheese, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza has singing and dancing animatronics, and hosts parties to young children for birthdays or other celebrations. However, the animatronics have been noted to act strangely at night, and will roam the restaurant. If they see you afterhours, they’ll think you’re an animatronic endoskeleton outside of an animatronic costume, and since this is against Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza policies, they’ll shove you inside one if they catch you. This will horribly mutilate you, due to the tight wires, cords, and metal frames inside the suit.

Your goal is to prevent these animatronics from catching you and, in turn, killing you. You sit in the security office, unable to move, and watch from the security cameras. If an animatronic gets too close, you may close the doors on either side of you. However, you have limited power. If it runs out, you’re stuck in the dark, left at the mercy of the

Creepy. Really creepy. (Logan Hewitt)

Creepy. Really creepy. (Logan Hewitt)

animatronics.

Personally, I’m not a fan of scary games. I don’t do “scary”. This is actually the most played horror game I’ve played, and I can’t get past the second night. Despite my hatred of jumpscares, which this game has in abundance, it doesn’t use the usual trope of “blood and gore” found in most horror games, so it gets a good mark in my book. The game forces you to adapt on the spot, and everything works together to scare the player as much as possible. Which it will, I promise. Five Nights at Freddy’s gets an 8/10.

 

Can you survive five nights at Freddy’s?

 

 

 

 

Check out a couple of YouTube videos here…if you’re not too chicken.

Oh. And HOLD THE PHONE, KIDS. Looks like the SECOND GAME is in development.

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