Poppy Playtime – Another FNaF Imitation or a Self-Contained Horror Hit Game?

Todd Brett
04 Jan 2022
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Although Poppy Playtime seems to be its own brand of horror, with unique gameplay twists and bone-chilling effects, it is hard to deny that the 2021 Halloween hit game borrowed tons from the popular Five Nights at Freddy's, aka FNaF. We spot similarities at every turn – from vent chase scenes to the use of VHS tapes to monster-caused jumpscare moments.

What is Poppy Playtime?

Poppy Playtime is a massive hit horror game released on Steam in October 2021 by a little-known MOB Games indie studio. The title became immediately popular with fans of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series centered on a bunch of bloodthirsty animatronics living in a café and led by Freddy Fazbear. This time around, gamers will have to find out what creepy secrets the abandoned toy factory keeps.

Much like the FNaF game, Poppy Playtime features a monster character that stalks the protagonist everywhere – a vicious living toy called Huggy Wuggy. The player needs to do their best to escape this enraged doll and other terrifying toys lurking in the dark. As they navigate the surroundings, gamers will have to solve various puzzles to learn what happened at the factory and where all its workers went.

Another Poppy Playtime element that we recognize from Five Nights at Freddy’s is the use of humor, which alternates between badass sarcasm, cruel mockery, and fear-inducing levity.

Is Poppy Playtime the new take on Five Nights?

Taking a lot from FNaF, a genre-defining game that started a viral horror craze back in the day, Poppy Playtime, however, offers a standalone experience with unique puzzle mechanics, quality ambient music, and plenty of spine-tingling horror moments that surpass everything we have seen before.

Have you tried Poppy Playtime yet? How does the game compare to Five Nights at Freddy’s? Be the first to leave a comment! 

 

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