Third installment of popular game is worth the hype
By: Rodolfo Sanchez
Recently I published a review about the computer game “Five Nights at Freddy’s.” Since then, Scott Cawthon released “Five Nights at Freddy’s 3” (FNaF 3) on March 2 in Steam. Fans were waiting eagerly for the third game of the series and now fans have the game. The hype was even bigger than for “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2” (FNaF2).
In my last review I said FNaF 3 takes place after the events of FNaF 2 because of some clues about dates, but I was wrong. It turns out that FNaF 3 takes place after the FNaF pizzeria closed its doors, when the company of FazBear Fright: The Horror Attraction tries to revive the legend of Freddy Fazbear Pizza thirty years later. Because the players don’t get a paycheck after beating night five, we don’t know the actual year for FNaF 3.
The gameplay is different compared to the other two games. There’s a system restart menu whenever the cameras, audio system, and ventilation have an error. Cameras won’t work because there’s an error (obviously), the audio system won’t work to lure the animatronics further away from you, and ventilation is for air so if you don’t reset it, the player will start to black out and it will be harder to see. Since there’s only one animatronic, you can’t let your guard down. Hallucinations in the game don’t actually kill you but can cause an error to your ventilation, which stalls you while the real animatronic makes its way to the office. There are no doors; just like in FNaF 2, the audio system is your only chance of surviving because playing the audio will distract the animatronic with a kid’s voice in a nearby room.
Cawthon has really outdone himself with FNaF 3. The jump scares are creepier and more unexpected than the first two games. Since I have a potty mouth, I can’t say the exact words of my reaction. All I’m saying is I got scared. Since the jump scare was a hallucination in the game it didn’t kill me, but it made me waste my air so I needed to restart my ventilation. The hallucination is triggered by looking the cameras. If there’s an object there that is not supposed to be there (except for the animatronics), then get ready for the jump scare.
More of the of FNaF story has been revealed but in my opinion, I felt like a prequel would have made the story more understandable and answer more questions than a sequel. I still want to know who was the murderer, what happened to the first Freddy Fazbear Pizza, who is Golden Freddy… I could go on forever.
Still, I give this game an A+ because I have never been so hyped and scared in my life. This game has a great story and is part of one of the popular game series in 2014 and 2015. I recommend playing this if you want to know more about the story and getting scared.