Five Nights at Freddy’s: It’s Not Over Yet?

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Christian Richardson, Writer 2015-2017

In the 3rd installment of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, the game skips 30 years into the future, where the original Freddy Fazebear’s Pizzeria has been closed down. The player resumes his or her role as a security guard working the night shift. This time, instead of working at the pizzeria, the player guards Fazebear’s Fright: The Horror Attraction.

Like in previous games, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is based on the fear of animatronics, robotic devices that seemingly bring life to inanimate objects.

But the third game gives the player new controls along with a completely new way to protect themselves by using sounds as a distraction. In previous games the player

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could only close doors or wear an animatronic head to fool enemies.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 puts even more pressure on the player than previous games by forcing them to juggle several aspects of the game at the same time. In order to survive until the end of the night, the player will need to pay attention to their camera angle and a new feature of the game, oxygen levels. Failure is punished by jumpscares, terrifying animatronics jumping in front of the screen accompanied by high-pitched screams and loud noises.

The game keeps players on the edge of their seats as they continually question the mystery of what happened to the pizzeria decades ago. Throughout the story, they will have to solve mini-games to reveal the restaurant’s true past.

Once players finish the third game, they won’t have long to wait for even more terrifying adventures with Freddy Fazebear, as the game’s creator Scott Cawthon has announced that the fourth and final installment of the series will be released this Halloween. And if that doesn’t satisfy fans enough, a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is also in production.