– Contains some spoilers about the minimal story provided in the game –
I’m sure most of you are aware of the immensely popular Five Nights At Freddy’s (Fnaf) 1 and 2.
For those that haven’t; It’s an indie point-and-click survival horror game thats horrific value mainly stems from intense jump scares and constant excruciating suspense.
So, in both games you are a security guard in a Pizzeria who is tasked with observing the security camera’s for fairly obvious reasons. However hold up, matey on the phone informs you that there is a little more to the job than first stated. Guests of the Pizzeria (namely children) are entertained by cheerful, fun loving animatronics. And boy don’t they look like adorable fluffy creatures that children can relate to, and not the terrifying fabric of nightmares.
Catch is, these animatronics stroll around at night. They don’t like the security guards intrusion, and seek him (you) out in order to stuff him into an animatronic suit. And as delicately as i’ve put it, don’t assume that it is a friendly process.
Although this may be sounding like a review, I actually want to address something else about the game. The story. Whilst there isn’t much of one in the first edition, the second one expands upon it in greater detail. To he unobservant eye, there is no story to this game. But stay vigilant, and you will learn little snippets about the history of the place, and how it came to be.
I didn’t completely understand all the aspects of what story there is. At first I thought I was missing something, but it would seem the story isn’t entirely complete and hopefully more will be revealed in a third edition. Anyone who tells you the story line of the game with 100% confidence is purely speculating.
Yet I am completely blown away by the amount of in-depth analysis and speculation over gaps in the story from the Fnaf fan base. This game is about the jump scares, not the story, but it is fascinating how many people have taken an interest in each individual animatronic, and the silent, P.O.V protagonists that you play as in both editions.
What we do know is that several children were abducted by someone described as an individual wearing an a Golden Freddy animatronic suit. He lured children into the Pizzeria under his disguise, and never seen again. The police statement stated that they were presumed dead. This has raised many speculations within the community.
Are the animatronics possessed by the souls of the dead children?
Is the protagonist in both games the child-killer? Are the animatronics trying to kill you to save children from you/to avenge the kids you killed?
Is the man on the phone the killer?
Did the protagonist from the first game tamper with the animatronics to make them evil?
Is there no man in a suit? Was it just animatronics that lured the children and killed them?
Is the Puppet controlling the animatronics? Did he make the animatronics kill the children?
I’ve played over 100 hours of Skyrim, and haven’t given a toss about the lore. However in this brief short and sweet Fnaf experience, i’m heavily engrossed in this incomplete, rough around the edges story that refuses to explain itself. The animatronics are unexplainably terrifying, and go to extreme lengths to inflict sheer utter terror and violence. Why? So many questions are unanswered crazy roller coaster ride of a game.
Does anyone else have any other theories about the story? I’d be very keen to hear them.