Granny is a first-person horror game that takes its cues from the likes of Five Nights at Freddy’s. You have 5 days to escape the house all while avoiding Granny who is keeping you locked inside. Find items to unlock the front door all while avoiding Granny by keeping quiet & hiding.
This review is for version 1.1.
A solid idea that has a certain creep-factor, one that doesn’t rely on the expected trope of darkness. That the house is well-lit makes it that little bit more sinister & you become really aware of the noise you’re making. The sound of a creaky floor-board is enough to send you into palpitations as you try to quickly find a place to hide.
That bring said, it’s a flawed experience. It’s very confusing at first & you’ll be relying more on trial & error to work out where you need to go. Once you do know though it’s a very easy game as Granny is fairly predictable.
Visually, the house looks good but Granny’s face just looks off. Sure, she’s supposed to look scary but that might be a bit too much.
There’s also a pretty hefty bug that can crop up. To keep quiet, you can crouch & should you do this before Granny gets to you, she’ll not attack. Instead seemingly getting stuck & following you around peacefully as long as you stay crouched.
Knowing this, it’s very hard to stop yourself from doing it the moment she comes walking your way.
Granny is a free to play game with no in-app purchases & the effort put in to make it a sinister play is admirable. Even if it’s hardly an original idea. The occasional ad will pop up but that’s par for the course & can hardly be worth complaining about considering it’s a free game.