Day 155 of the #365drawingchallenge continues Five Nights at Freddy’s Week with a request for Springtrap. I’ll give you my thoughts on the FNAF games now. I don’t like them. I tolerate them for my kids, I play them so they can watch me, I even talk fan theories with my son since he is really into that, but it does not appeal to me. The gameplay is so basic it is boring. You barely do anything. And it is designed in a way that you often don’t know exactly what you are supposed to do. There is not a lot of strategy. You can watch some tips on YouTube and pretty much just beat them. I’ve beat the first game on all nights by just repeating the steps of check the stage, check pirate cove, check both doors, and that’s it.
I don’t find them scary, and I think it is pretty obvious that most of these people on YouTube are just severely overacting when they pretend it is the scariest thing they’ve ever done. I don’t think the concept is that great either, and I think it is shocking how obsessive people get over the lore. Frankly I find it laughable that so many people sit around dissecting the minutia of every little detail. Granted people do that with a lot of forms of entertainment, and there’s nothing wrong with it, but FNAF fans seem to take it to the extreme.
And now that I’ve joined the ranks of creators of FNAF fan art, I guess I can comment on that a little. There is so much damn fan art, and so much of it is weird if not disturbingly sexual. It’s kind of like the Sonic fan art community. I think it ties into the furry community, which is bizarre to begin with. So anyway, that’s my FNAF thoughts. If it wasn’t for my kids it is not something I would play or be into. I don’t outright hate it, and at times I can actually get into it. I can see why people like it, but to me it feels like they’ve tried to build a deep community out of something very shallow. Oh, and it is kind of fun to draw, otherwise I wouldn’t dedicate a full week to it.