I am puzzled. By the trailer of this game, by the screenshots, and by the game itself. Remember the first time you have eaten anchovies, olives, or seen a platypus? It’s exactly like that! I’m not sure what it is, how it works, why it exists. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator.
A Friendly Spoiler Alert
Before expanding on the qualities of this game, I would like to urge you – stop reading and go and play it first! Seriously, you have already clicked on our review, so we made our money, thank you very much by the way, and trust me, you will regret reading this review as it will spoil your experience to a significant degree. Especially if you do not enjoy FNAF games, you will be surprised and most likely entertained by the experience that FFPS offers. The game is free, just go! Bye, bye.
What to Expect
The latest instalment to the FNAF franchise is different in many, many ways. The first, most obvious change is the price – this game is free! The second, more relevant for me as a reviewer, since I don’t pay for anything, is its originality. Yes, you heard it here first! FNAF has finally become at least mildly compelling to anybody above the age of 12. The result of Scott Cawthon’s reinvention of his rather boring formula is what could best be described an absurdist pizzeria simulator, ridden with references, inside jokes, and of course… jump scares. Contrasting the previous predictable FNAF titles, this one will leave you perplexed. I have repeatedly questioned my actions, meaning of the game, and consequently, the meaning of life itself.
Well… and What Exactly is this Game?!
Freddy Fezbear Pizzeria Simulator takes you on a journey of entrepreneurship. Assuming the possession of a Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, you are tasked with the management of the day to day tasks, which range from ordering supplies to throwing creepy animatronics into the back alley. The graphics vary, as does the gameplay, and the music. I am not entirely sure how to review this game, or even if a “game” is an acceptable term for this product. I still have no idea what I’ve spent doing for the past several hours, but oddly enough, it is incredibly entertaining. With all seriousness though, I believe that this is a very clever way of attracting new audiences, and even recapturing the attention of the FNAF fanbase – after all, why else would this game be given out for free? I applaud Scott, as he may have resurrected his dying franchise and consequently bring us an entertaining piece of art.