If you've been following the internet lately there's a new game out that re-defines horror called Five Night's at Freddy's. At first glance the game doesn't look much but after watching some playthroughs with player reactions, holy shit!
So the game hits all the right marks for horror: Animatronic cartoon characters? Check.
Anything having to do with childhood? Check. Taking said childhood warping it with evil making an adult deal with it? Check.
|"Arr matey, you be outta costume!"|
The gameplay is simple: You're the night watchmen at a Chucky Cheese-esque kid's party place called Freddy's. Just one thing, the animatronic characters of Freddy's have minds of their own and after dark, they like to wander.On your first night you get a call from the former security officer to give you some on-the-job pointers, below are some quotes of his 'wisdom'.
"There's nothing to worry about, you'll be fine!"
First off when a game begins with that, I know I'm NOT going to be fine. He goes on to recite the legal-ese for Freddy Fazbear's Pizza:
"...not responsible for damage to property or person. Upon discovery that damage or death have occurred a missing persons report will be filed within 90 days or as soon as the property and premises have been thoroughly cleaned and bleached and the carpets replaced blah blah blah... that might sound bad I know..."
Whoa whoa whoa... wait a goddamn minute... AFTER? Missing persons? Bleached? Replaced? Um... yes that sounds bad!
"Really, there's nothing to worry about!"
Now I'm starting to get worried.
He pauses before continuing on:
"Uh the animatronic characters here do tend to get a bit quirky at night... They do tend to wander a bit... They used to be able to walk around during the day until the Bite of '87... "
Ok now I'm really worried and something is SERIOUSLY wrong.
So the warm and fuzzy kid-friendly creatures during the day will try and stuff you into an animatronic suit after dark since being out of costume is strictly forbidden and Freddy Fazbear's! With that you have to monitor your cameras constantly as well as check your doors to make sure none snuck past your blindspot... which they inevitably will and well...
|Your job security is that if you live through the night|
we'll be back tomorrow night and the next...
and the rest of your fucking week!
For an indie point and click game this one does the job with plenty of jumpscares to haunt your dreams for days! Markiplier called this game the "scariest in years" and watching his reaction videos are testament to this. Check it out on Steam!
Many thanks go to Markiplier for guinea-pigging himself and enduring overtime at Freddy's for our amusement and horror!