We all have grown accustomed to being scared to death by all kind of hellish spawns, set on clobbering us in unimaginable ways, in all sorts of video games. The indie game Five Nights at Freddy’s seems to have become the worst nightmare of every gamer. But, as of late, Five Nights at Freddy’s becomes Five Nights with a teddy, featuring all sort of cute creatures, full of tunes and rainbow powers.
The question on everybody’s lips is: “what gives?” Fluffy rodents, cute teddy bears, robots with smiles tightly screwed on their faces, what are these things doing in Five Nights at Freddy’s. The franchise was well known by its unique way of giving you the heebie-jeebies.
Alone, at night, in a poorly lighten room, wind screaming outside and not a soul in sight. That’s how every game used to start. Using only a poorly designed flashlight, you had to scour every corner from your room in order to make sure that nothing is hiding out there, in the dark.
And then, out of nowhere, unimaginable apparitions with teeth and claws and distorted plush animal faces would jump in front of you, making you scream like a little kid who just lost his ice-cream. Remember that Christmas special from SouthPark featuring those cute woodland critters that turned out to be Satan’s minions? Five Nights at Freddy’s had something like that.
Unfortunately to some and maybe fortunate to some of the gamers scarred by the game, Five Nights at Freddy’s becomes Five Nights with a teddy. So, basically, what is that even supposed to mean?
Instead of navigating through dark corridors being chased by deadly creatures, who want to kill you for good, and for no reason whatsoever apart from you being alive, you now have to use those creatures, transformed into cute cuddly bears, rabbits and robots in order to battle other cute opponents.
With a game mechanics closely resembling that of SouthPark: Stick of Truth, or that of Septerra Core (for those of you who love oldies but Goldies), players use powerups like jump scare, or toxic bite in order to defeat various opponents.
The game is to be released somewhere in 2016 for PC, iOS and Android. Although many fans on the game protested against the game’s sudden transformation, game developer Scott Cawthon declared that the new installment of Five Nights at Freddy’s is not a horror game and it will not be related to the original story.
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