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The Stanley Parable... anyone played it?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by Jay Wessman, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Jay Wessman

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    I'm not much of a gamer these days (making money is now my game) but my bro got me to play a game recently that he thought I might like called 'The Stanley Parable' and it was the most entertaining thing I've played in a long time.

    It's not even so much as a game. In fact it only takes 15 minutes to beat.

    It's kind of hard to explain what 'The Stanley Parable' is but it's sort of like a commentary on games in general and the illusion of choice and it's seriously clever. You basically play Stanley who works in an office and this voiceover guy commentates everything that you do.

    He then tells you to do simple things like 'go left' or 'go up those stairs' - but how much you actually follow his directions is totally up to you and every single decision has consequences.

    It's hard to explain it without giving away too much but this quote that I found on the main site perfectly sums it up:

    "It's brilliant. Why? That would spoil it. You'll just have to trust me." - RockPaperShotgun

    Anyone else played this thing? If not you really should. You can buy it for $15 here.

    Here's the trailer:

    [video=youtube;fBtX0S2J32Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBtX0S2J32Y[/video]
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014
  2. EymardSiojo

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    I just watch it played by this guy.

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    It is a great game !
     
  3. KSixJeremy

    KSixJeremy Moderator moderator Affiliate Manager affiliate

    Game looks awesome, I will need to check it out. Source engine ftw
     
  4. abajan

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    Never heard of this game before but it definitely looks like my cup of tea. It reminds me of Myst and its sequel, Riven.
    Thanks for sharing.
     

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