Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) is an indie horror game by Scott Cawthon that became a viral hit. The game centers around the player trying to not be killed by murderous animatronics. FNAF now has four sequels, an RPG spin off called FNAF World, its own line of merchandise, and even an upcoming movie.
As a new FNAF spin off called Sister Location was recently revealed, I sighed and asked myself “Really, another one?” I then wondered if fans are ever going to get tired of the franchise. While I did like FNAF when the first games were released, I ended up having a love-hate relationship with the franchise, and here’s why.
A strange indie game appeared on Steam just a few days into the new year. Pony Island is not a game about ponies. Not in the slightest. No, Pony Island is about a demonic arcade machine where instead of inserting coins, you insert your soul in order to play. It’s meant to be an endless game of a pony jumping over obstacles, until you hack the game.
Prepare yourself, Dead Space, your new sibling has arrived. That’s right! According to Cinema Blend, Downfall is Dead Space’s “little brother” by “[offering] players a third-person, action-horror experience as you play a monitor-head mercenary.” Downfall was officially released April 6, 2014.