One of the scariest games around, Five Nights at Freddy's, has managed to scare the crap out of most of the people who play it. Well, it turns out that the game just isn't too scary to old people... those murderous, animatronic puppets just don't do anything for them. The FineBros released a new reaction video that captures how old people react to Scott Games' horror series. Check it out below.
Kotaku caught wind of the video and noted how the game seemed to have little effect on the senior citizens.
Hanoch laughed off his encounter with the animatrons, saying “Scary guy”, chuckling at the end.
Later on when he was asked if the game was scary and if he enjoyed it, he stated
He later completely dismissed the game like some kind of tough ex-soldier. I was expecting him to say “Pfft, what is this? In Russia, killer robots don't scare you, Soviets do.”
He mentioned that his biggest problem with the game was a lack of being able to do anything about the animatronic puppets, saying...
“I cannot shoot the guy and kill him.”
Where was this guy when they were playing Grand Theft Auto V?
On the opposite end of the spectrum Holgie exclaimed...
“You guys thought that was going to be terrifying... please, that was nothing.”
She later mentioned that it was a little creepy, though. Most of them admitted that the game wasn't very scary but that it did startle them. That's kind of the opposite reaction some people have when playing the game – younger audiences.
They tried scaring the senior citizens once again with Five Nights at Freddy's 2, which you can check out below.
Hanoch once again asks if it's a real game.
After spending a whole lot of time looking at the music box, Hanoch finally left the room only to get killed by one of Freddy's friends.
“Ugly face came and look at me. I don't like this kind of a game.”
I loved how he was completely unfazed by any of the events happening around him. It basically goes to show that not every game appeals to every demographic.
Some games have broader appeal than others, while some games have high appeal with specific demographics. I tend to think that Five Nights at Freddy's is one of those games that has a high appeal with people who get scared easily, so they seek it out for that cheap thrill.
There was a common theme amongst the older players: if they had guns, they would do better.
Holgie summed up Five Nights at Freddy's 2, saying...
“Not my top fun, not my bottom fun; medium to medium-well fun.”
I'm wondering how well they'll do when Five Nights at Freddy's 3 drops? And I'm wondering if Scott Games will add a few more properties to win over people who aren't entirely convinced that Five Nights at Freddy's is scary.