After a long time, Freddy finally returned. Five Nights At Freddy’s, or FNAF for short, recently launched a new work, Security Breach. This work attracted the attention of players when the trailer was launched in 2019. However, the game was delayed until 2021 due to the epidemic. In addition, the producer of the FNAF series also announced his resignation and gave the game to others to manage. So, Is FNAF: Security Breach worth playing? I will share with you here.
FNAF: Security Breach will be very different from previous works, especially the way the game is presented. The game has changed from the previous 2D style to a true 3D perspective. Players will control a little boy from a first-person perspective and explore freely in a 3D environment. The background of the story is set in a shopping mall with 7 different floors. Because the protagonist is trapped in the mall, he needs to find an exit.
This time, in addition to the familiar Freddy and Chica, several new characters were added, including Monty the crocodile and Roxanne the gray wolf. There are other more weird mechanical dolls in the game such as DJ Music Man, Daycare Attendant and Vanny. Another character, Vanessa, is a security guard in this mall, whose main task is to capture the protagonist.
The biggest feature of this game is Freddy. Freddy is the main helper of the protagonist in the game. At the beginning of the game, players will get a watch called Faz-Watch to keep in touch with Freddy. This watch also has multiple functions such as viewing the map, observing and monitoring, and viewing tasks. In addition, the player can hide in Freddy’s body to avoid being spotted by other enemies. However, Freddy’s battery is limited. If the battery is insufficient, he will need to charge at the charging station.
Players will also get a flashlight, and later they will get a laser gun and camera to repel the enemy. The battery of the flashlight will also be exhausted, and players need to find a charging box that can charge the flashlight. While charging, the player can find a save point next to it for the game to save.
At the beginning of the game, many places are impassable. Players need to complete tasks to unlock new areas. During the process, players must be cautious, because there will not only be mechanical dolls hunting the protagonist, but also machine cleaners and machine security guards. Although they will not cause damage to the protagonist, if the player approaches them, an alarm will be issued to summon nearby mechanical dolls.
Strengths and weaknesses
As a new work in the FNAF series, Security Breach have basically been comprehensively improved. For a team that is developing a full 3D game for the first time, it is already very good to be able to make the scene like this. However, it may be because of the first full 3D game development, the game has not been well optimized. When playing, it will keep dropping frames, even if the picture quality is adjusted to a low level, there may be a stuttering situation. With the overall improvement of the game, the degree of horror is also affected. The game has a sense of pressure that will make your heart beat faster, especially when the doll is chasing you behind and making footsteps.
The classic Jumpscare is also indispensable for this game. Although most Jumpscare in the game are chased by the enemy, sometimes the game will surprise the player without warning. However, the atmosphere of horror created by the security breach may not be as good as the works of previous series. The scenes presented in previous works are often darker, but this time the new work uses a lot of bright neon lights to make the overall horror atmosphere a little weaker.
There are also many bugs in the game, such as teleporting mechanical dolls, clumsy game AI, and even bugs in the game can be used to traverse. In addition, there is also a problem of archive errors. The player just saved the game not long ago, but after accidentally dying, the game could not trigger the story just experienced, which made the game unable to continue.
The security vulnerabilities have brought great breakthroughs to the FNAF series. Both in terms of gameplay and story, they have done quite well. However, bugs in the game make the game experience worse. If players want to try this game, they can wait for the official repair before buying this game.