Surprises come in all ways, this time Scott Cawthon, the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy’s games, dropped a bomb right in the middle of the day by releasing, secretly of course, his new Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator game. Bonus points for the game being released for free through Steam. Gamers have long anticipated his new work but didn’t know when everything would be released, or exactly what the new work would entail.
Scott has a funny way of presenting games to the masses since they are always early, or complete surprises. So far, the population has agreed that in the 24 hours since the game’s release, that his masterpiece is absolutely fantastic.
Called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator (or as everyone else is calling it, FNAF6) like the game’s predecessors, this game is everything gamers want and hoped it would be. Players begin by playing a small 8-bit pizza feeding game which leads in to the main plot of learning how to run and manage your very own pizzeria. The setting appears to be very bubbly and uplifting with simple cartoon graphics. That’s when everything gets a bit too familiar. The scene begins to change in to familiar territory when players have to run maintenance on very familiar animatronics and learn how to control the office, just like the night guard once did in the previous FNAF installments, but so much more, like doing paperwork, ordering, dealing with lawsuits and testing on games in order to learn how to properly run your own business.
Some parts of the game seem so light and fun, like picking furniture and games to fill your room so that the business can thrive and prosper for upcoming parties. Sponsor ads make an appearance too which have caused a lot of chatter because they help to grow your business but they can be very distracting. Sponsors will pay money to your business but the sound may cover up something else that is crawling around and coming closer to your new office.
As a player, the timeline which was represented as each “night time” is now “daytime.” Your job is to maintain and manage the business during the day and yet, everything is still extremely tense. It seems to be that the first day that is played is too easy because once the second day is upon you, everything goes haywire. The second day seems to be doubled in difficulty which can be a turnoff for some players. The meat of the game revolves around when you sit down to do the ordering for your business in the office, right next to the good old vents where your best friends can get in. This is where everything gets difficult and jump scary.
The one complaint I have heard about all the FNAF games is that they are the same thing over and over. This is not the case. The first one was a tower defense game while the second was a resource management game. The third was virtual chess while the fourth was a listening game. What is this you might ask? I have to keep playing to find out. I hope those flyers get printed faster tho. I think I hear something on my left side.
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator is available now on Steam and it’s FREE.