Tattetail is a horror adventure-style game for the PC that takes the player into the eyes of a child on Christmas who unboxes their gift early and finds a toy called the Talking Tattletail, a play on the ’90s toy Furbies that have seen a bit of a resurgence in recent years.
The game takes you through five nights of doing tasks for the Tattletail the player carries throughout the game. The player is then introduced to Mama, a storyteller toy similar to the Talking Tattletail. Mama quickly becomes the antagonist of the game and it is the player’s job to banish her.
This game not only has the elements of a good horror game, it is also free roam and has a sense of adventure and exploring to it as well. The game features multiple endings, which leaves the player to decide how they are going to play the game leading up to the ending.
Tattletail has a “five-nights structure” similar to the very popular game Five Nights at Freddy’s. This style to the game could be the part that appeals to FNAF fans. The games are similar in some ways, including their five-nights structure, horror genre, distinct cartoonlike characters, and jump scares within the game.
The jump scares in both games are vital parts of their structure and what makes them recognizable. This is how Tattletail could appeal to the Five Nights at Freddy’s fans.
However, there are some elements that make Tattletail different. One of these differences is the adventure style to the game. FNAF is a point-and-click horror game where the player sat in one position while using the doors to guard themselves from the threatening characters. Tattletail is a free-roam adventure game that allows the player to explore their environment and find objects throughout the house. The only way these two properties could be similar in that sense is if you are using the newest FNAF game, Sister Location, as a comparison to Tattletail. Though Sister Location does have its limitations, both it and Tattletail more of a free-roam, adventure-style horror game.
Tattaletail has a very positive rating on Steam, rating a 9 out of 10. It has been discovered and played through by many YouTubers like Markiplier, 8-Bitgaming and Dawko. Overall, it’s definitely worth checking out if you are up for some horror, adventure, exploring … and having your childhood of Furbies ruined by the Talking Tattletail!