So since I'm finished with all the FNAF games, I've decided to just have a little fun and start ranking the 4 FNAF games from what I think are the best to the worst.
1. FNAF 2-I know this is quite surprisingly to people considering how much of a breakout FNAF 1 was, but in my opinion, the 2nd game was just a much better and improved game overall. While it was indeed much more annoying then the 1st game, having to keep track of that many Animatronics, it did what I believe is the best thing a sequel could do, it Expanded itself. This game Expanded the Series in the gameplay, the mythology, and the characters/monsters. And in my opinion, while some would disagree, I personally think was as unsettling and nerve wracking as the Five Nights at Freddy's Series got and should have been.
2. FNAF (The Original)-The little game that could. I have great respect for Scott for making this game by himself and having it succeed. This cheap but effective game was a hit for the masses, and to be fair, it was a nice execution for an interesting concept. Basically mixing the game mechanics of Night Trap and having Creepy Animatronics be your antagonists, the First Five Nights at Freddy's was a game that I think Scott was working for and long deserved. And I am grateful for that.
3. FNAF 3-This game is kind of... underwhelming. To be fair though, I suppose it's nothing Scott should be ashamed about. I think he was trying to do something different and change some things instead of just sticking to the old formula that was expanded upon in FNAF 2. And while I can indeed give kudos to him for trying something different, it ultimately ends on a pretty dull note to me and still leaves us with unsatisfying questions. Still, the ending of the story which shows us the demise of the Purple Guy was pretty satisfying, and I wouldn't have mind if this was the end of the series. A nice trilogy. But we couldn't have that.
4. FNAF 4-Unneccesary. I appreciate Scott making as much money as he can with a product that people like but I honestly think he was running out of ideas at this point. This game is... I won't say it's bad of course, it's still kind of creepy, (And really difficult, headphones are pretty much required in this game) but I can't help but feel this would have been better if it was another IP of Scott's instead of just another Five Nights at Freddy's game. Cause as a stand alone horror game, it's pretty alright/interesting. But when you try to connect with the rest of the FNAF Series and what's been established, it's kind of sad. To me, it adds things to the Lore and Universe that either didn't need to be there or stuff that nobody asked for or wanted. Plus a lot of it completely goes against what was established before, and it wastes the good mystery the series had prior. With having Golden Freddy be responsible for the Bite of '87 and the kids turn out to be these douchebags I think. This game felt like a cheap shot.
So that's my opinion of the series. I've enjoyed its little run but I REALLY hope Scott takes a break from making another one of these things, or AT least tries something new instead of another one of these. I knew it's his choice but I would personally like it if he took some time off from this series.
Still can't believe they're gonna make a movie out of this :/