Since there is a movie upcoming by Blumhouse Production, it makes sense to take a good look at a game that has sent fans into a frenzy since 2014 and that game is the first game in the franchise: Five Nights at Freddies.
A survival horror game that tests your reflexes and management skills from switching between two doors and eleven cameras. You play a security guard, names Mike Schmidt at a pizzeria where four animatronics roam around and decide to stuff you into an animatronic suit which makes your eyeballs pop out of your sockets. Fun, right(!?) The story is so simple but the creator just loves to intensify it that there are extensive amounts of theories regarding the lore of the games. Game theory has the best researched theory on YouTube.
What can I say about the first, other than it is quite impressive for a first game. When I first played the game, I was so terrified by the unexpected jumpscares that I abandoned the game for a good month before returning back to it and to try finish it completely … or at least what I could manage. Now going back to the game, the jumpscares are quite tame in this game compared to the other ones. The quality is blurry and that helps to elevate the scare factor. The static helps to make the cameras authentic.
The gameplay is definitely different to other games as the scares come to you rather than you go to the scares. In addition the monsters created are so interesting because the design is so intricate and detailed that they manage to look scary and stylistic at the same time which makes me appreciate the game. The four animatronics: Bonnie, Chica, Freddy and Foxy help to make the game iconic as well as the YouTubers that played it like Pewdiepie and Markiplier. I only managed to reach the fifth night and could not complete the sixth or the seventh because they are too difficult for me and I honestly do not have the patience like Markiplier does and so I watched his gameplay when he completed the entire game.
FNAF is a great indie horror game to play if you’re in the horror mood because it will make you jump when you least expect it … and also rage, cry and scream. You have to buy the game it is recommended you play the game with headphones because it requires you to listen rather than just watch but I think you’ll be just fine, provided you are not in a noisy room. I would recommend the game only if you are interested in jumpscares.