FNAF: Security Breach

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Since 2014, the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise has gained a massive following with overwhelming amounts of love from horror fans everywhere. On Dec. 16, 2021, FNAF: Security Breach released to the public. Despite the clear adoration fans have developed for new or revamped characters, many have expressed major disappointment for the game overall.

Although the publication of Security Breach had been delayed multiple times, the majority of consumers have stated that the game still feels unfinished and further delays of the release by the developers Steel Wool Studios would’ve been beneficial.

“The game probably should have been delayed another few weeks or a few months to do much more game testing and debugging,” Steam user The Spook Man said.

Others have sincerely expressed their disappointment, going as far as to list each and every bug that made the game unbearable to play.

“It’s honestly a joke they call this game a full release. The number of bugs and glitches keeps piling higher and higher,” Steam user Yum Tum Tum Bum Bum said. “Want to hide from Chica? No problem, she’ll just get stuck on the object you’re hiding in and immediately kill you when you leave. Is Mr. Moon too slow? They’ll just teleport around your screen. Not to mention the amount of times I have transitioned into a new area and it’s just a black level with only doors. I am incredibly disappointed this is what Five Nights at Freddy’s has become.”

It’s honestly a joke they call this game a full release.”

— Yum Tum Tum Bum Bum

On top of the bugs and glitches that pose a huge issue for gameplay, actual level design in the game has also been criticized tremendously by players. From improper instructions to unlabeled maps, completing missions is faultily complicated.

“The map is not useful. Nothing is labeled, And the way it is laid out is not intuitive. Even if areas were only labeled after you visited them, that would be okay. They aren’t labeled at all, and it is confusing,” Steam user Gris said.

Yet, in spite of all the negative feedback and poor gameplay, new and old FNAF fans have quickly fallen in love with the unique character design and visuals. The bright-colored 80s theme makes the animatronics seem lively and fun, adding to their already boisterous personalities.

“I easily fell in love with the characters in the game, even if some of them didn’t get as much screen time as they should have,” Steam user Seb0231 said. “It’s amazing how those 2D indie games came to where they are now, and it’s been an honor to be part of this journey since 2014.”

The various unique characteristics of this game offer an experience unlike any previous Five Nights at Freddy’s games. So, whether you’re a teenager or an adult looking for something new to play, FNAF: Security Breach is available to all on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, as well as Microsoft Windows PC.