Is ‘Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator’ the end of ‘FNaF?’


We review the newest and possibly final installment in the ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ game franchise, ‘Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator.’

A mere three years ago in August of 2014, a mega franchise was born from an indie game designer named Scott Cawthon. Five Nights at Freddy’s was created when one of his games was given the criticism that his characters were creepy like the animatronics at a kid’s pizza place. Cawthon took that idea and made it into something that kids and adults alike love and play.

After FNaF: Sister Location was released and added to the mythology, Cawthon announced that FNaF 6 was cancelled for the time being so he could pursue other things. With a movie in the works and a new book, people were not happy that the story wouldn’t continue after the ominous and interesting direction that Sister Location ended with.

Then suddenly, with almost no warning, that sneaky monkey released FNaF 6, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator. While at first glance, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator doesn’t seem to be a sequel to Sister Location and just seems like a stand-alone game. The game dynamics and mechanics are different from previous installations (even more different from Sister Location which changed from the standard FNaF gameplay) and didn’t seem to include any mythology.

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But that can’t be farther from the truth. To get to the next chapter in the story the game must be beaten, so hang in there and it’s quite an ending. The game itself is difficult depending how you play but fun. You are a new owner of a Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. You have to set up the entertainment, choose advertisers and assess the risk of each item you buy. There are also old animatronics that are thrown in the alleyway each night that you screen for hostility and can salvage for money if you live through the process.

If you choose to purchase items with zero risk and throw out all scavenged animatronics, then the game play isn’t too difficult. You have to dodge and scare away random animatronics while doing your daily printing and ordering. BUT, if you choose to purchase large objects for your pizzeria, then you risk a more dangerous environment for yourself and more lawsuits.

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While that doesn’t sound as interesting or as stressful as previous games, it isn’t true. To personalize your restaurant is silly and fun with mini games along the way. Then, doing the daily work is full of anxiety and buttcheek clenching close calls with machines that want to kill you. You can’t hear them coming this time so you never really know when they are getting close.

The ending, and I won’t say and spoil it since the game is so new, is very dark and instills more questions and may be the end of it all. Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator is fairly short like the others and it is available for free on Steam currently. Give it a try and let us know what you all thought of the newest (and possibly final) game in the series.

If you’d rather watch the game in a let’s play, check out Markiplier (a.k.a. the King of FNaF) play the the first part of the game.

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