Five Nights at Freddy's gets a cutesy colorful RPG

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says Five Nights at Freddy's? Is it the horrifying animatronics, the extremely deep and convoluted storyline or perhaps the high stress gameplay?

Well, FNaF World is none of those things. It is a cheerful and light RPG starring cutesy versions of your favorite metal abominations and even though it was supposed to release next month it has manifested itself today on Steam. Here's the trailer:

 

I honestly have no idea what to think about this. On one hand its a celebration of the success Five Nights at Freddy's has garnered in recent times but on the other its a complete departure from everything people enjoyed about the series. It would be like Call of Duty releasing its next game as a text-based RPG, the absurdity of which I'm sure was intended by Scott Cawthon, the creator of the FNaF games.

But theme aside, how is it as a game? From what I've gathered on various forums and over on Steam it seems that FNaF World has an extremely fast paced combat system and an equally extreme random encounter rate so if grinding is something that irritates you I'd definitely stay away. Those complaints aside it seems to be a mostly average old school RPG with a bit of a crazy visual theme going for it. Whether that's worth the €9,99 its currently selling for is up to you to decide.

One thing bugs me however, Scott Cawthon put a stunning amount of secrets and easter eggs in the previous FNaF games yet I see no mention of anything similar surrounding FNaF world. The question now is: does it simply have no secrets at all or is perhaps the whole game a facade for something else? While based on 0 evidence it is at least an interesting thought.

FNaF World is currently out on Steam and if you're a fan of the series I'd suggest keeping an eye on it, even if you're not into the gameplay, just on the off-chance something massive gets discovered.

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