Five Nights at Freddy's 3
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is a point-and-click horror game developed by Scott Cawthon.
- Unlike the other games where you can predict and control the movements of the animatronics for the most part despite the heavy RNG involved, Springtrap is too unpredictable and random. This is made worse by the fact that the methods used to keep Springtrap away often don't work.
- The Phantom animatronics (especially Phantom Foxy) are hard to avoid and leave you unable to distract Springtrap, which often results with you getting killed because of them.
- The game tries to add variety by requiring you to keep track of several systems within the building, like oxygen, audio and the cameras themselves, however, these systems break down too frequently and the time it takes to reboot them could lead to you dying from a cheap death.
- The methods required to unlock the secret minigames and get the true ending are too convoluted and cryptic to figure out, and all you get for clearing them is a slightly different "THE END" screen.
- The mobile version has minigames that have also been simplified from their PC counterparts, including several removing the ability to jump and their layout being changed to fit a smaller screen.
- Starting from this game the lore begins turning very confusing and nonsensical, going from haunted animatronics to a serial killer experimenting with dead souls to him ending up trapped inside a rotten suit for decades to the same serial killer haunting the player until the building the game takes place in is lit on fire.
- You can beat the game within one hour.
- You can unlock a cheat menu after completing Nightmare mode.
- The game also introduced the Extra menu.
- Good sound atmosphere.
- Decent voice-acting.
- The Phantom animatronics are very nicely designed. They also have more unique jumpscares from other animatronics with their last frames having everything briefly inverted.
- Despite the confusing lore, Springtrap is an interesting character with a great design.
- The console port is a surprisingly good port, with really good controls despite it being ported straight off of the PC.
Metacritic's aggregate reviews for Five Nights at Freddy's 3 has received an average score of 68 out of 100.
Following the release of FNAF 3 Scott Cawthon started getting criticized for releasing FNAF games too frequently, as many felt FNAF 3 was rather unpolished compared to the first two.