Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)
If by now, you haven’t heard of Five Nights at Freddy’s, you’ve been living under a rock. It hit YouTube by storm, and the fandom took off running with wild theories about Freddy and his friends. In this 4th (and “Final”) game, the tables are turned, and you are no longer at Fazbear’s pizza…you’re a kid at home, and Fred bear and friends are the monsters you hear breathing outside your door.
There’s really not much to say about the story, because it’s all spelled out pretty nicely throughout the game, that’s if you can finish it. I had a hard time beating the later levels because the game gets ridiculously hard. It’s all about the audio cues, and being quick on your buttons. The game mechanics are simple, you run to the door, listen, if you hear breathing, you hold the door closed until they’re gone. Mess up, and you get a bad jump scare. Similar to how the first game ran, Bonnie on the left, Chica on the right, but this time Foxy is the monster in your closet, and he’s a big pain.
From Night 3 on, it gets frantic. You’ll panic jumping from door to door, and even behind you to stop Freddy from snagging you. You’ll fail, a lot, and your heart will hurt from all the jump scares (mainly because they are so damn loud) Is it worth all the tension? Depends on who you ask. I thought it was mostly enjoyable, but if you’re already tired of hearing about Fred Bear, avoid it, it’s not going to do you any good.
The game is still enjoyable, and it was refreshing to have it played outside of Fazbear’s pizza. I’m glad it’s over, because the franchise was starting to overstay it’s welcome. But I heard the creator is taking the characters and doing something else with them. So maybe it’s not over, I don’t know how I feel about it. If you can get over the loud jump scares coming every couple minutes and how much of a pain it is to beat this game, you’ll find some spooky fun for Halloween.
7 monsters in your closet out of 10.