The gameplay here is a strange mix of Final Fantasy-style time based combat being mixed in with an outlandish assault of colour and sound against you. Battles occur randomly on the 8-bit over world and are thrust straight at you, without so much as a transition in sight. The battling itself consists of two teams of four characters from the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise each with three moves, and in standard RPG format you have to destroy every enemy that gets in your way or escape. The combat itself actually becomes surprisingly deep by the end of the game as you need to decide which character's abilities work best with your team, and some of the bosses in this game need incredible skill to defeat. I am disappointed, however, that while there is a levelling system for this game using the starter characters throughout the whole game is not recommended as the later rare characters that you unlock through random chance after a battle are considerably better naturally at their first level than the highest level standard characters. It pretty much forces you to abandon playing as the earlier characters unless you feel like giving yourself a challenge, making them feel fairly useless by the end of the game. The animations and effects on all the attacks are also fairly unclear and are an audiovisual assault with you not knowing half the time what your moves do or if you damaged an enemy successfully (though Scott did add in attack descriptions in a recent update). There are also critical RPG systems missing from this game that would be invaluable, including items that you use in the midst of combat and a stats menu, both of which seem like pretty incomprehensible omissions in my eyes. These things would, obviously, be incredibly useful to have should they be added, and would undoubtedly make the experience feel far more complete than what the current build of the game is capable of offering without them.
Overall then this game feels…interesting. I had a blast playing through the game, I spent a pretty decent amount of time with it, and even managed to unlock all of its numerous endings, but I can see the glaring issues that this game has. With Scott recently removing the game from sale and promising to release it down the line with more content for absolutely free I presume most of the issues I have discussed here will be fixed, and with it being free to play, what's not to love? So, as it is, you don't really need me to advise you to buy it or not as you either already have it, or can’t buy it even if you wanted to, but if this game gets some significant fixes down the line then this could be a great experience. Play it again when it is released for free, enjoy yourself for a little bit, you might even have some fun not being jump scared by Freddy and friends for once.