The Stanley Parable

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  • philreeduk 19 Oct 2013 19:43:55 336 posts
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    Seen there wasn't a topic for this awesome game/experience/whatever the hell it is. If you haven't picked it up yet i suggest you do. Has anyone else been playing it?

    I think I have found most of the endings, my favourite by far was the Minecraft Portal one!
  • DFawkes 19 Oct 2013 19:54:52 24,094 posts
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    If anyone hasn't played the demo or the mod, please do. Don't learn anything about it, read any reviews or try to find out anything. Go in blind. It's better that way. It's a fantastic experience :)

    Not played the new version yet, but I'll probably crack soon.

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  • Ged42 19 Oct 2013 20:12:43 7,812 posts
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    My goodness, is it 4:30? I'm supposed to be having a back sack and crack!

    Lol great game. :D
  • Fake_Blood 19 Oct 2013 20:16:41 4,460 posts
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    360 pad supported?
  • philreeduk 19 Oct 2013 20:19:59 336 posts
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    @Fake_Blood Yup that is how i am playing it
  • Fake_Blood 20 Oct 2013 17:48:28 4,460 posts
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    I kept doing the opposite of what the game told me to until it said dude wtf do you want from me? Really like it.
  • andytheadequate 20 Oct 2013 17:50:54 8,372 posts
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    I really enjoyed the demo as well, one bit really made me giggle (the number 8 game) .

    Will definitely look to pick this up at some point
  • spamdangled 20 Oct 2013 17:59:49 27,485 posts
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    I seem to be halfway through The Confusion Ending at the moment. It's had me in fits of laughter a few times already. Well worth the purchase!

    How many endings are there?

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  • Metalfish 20 Oct 2013 18:56:07 8,874 posts
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    There's loads. At least 2 of which are ludicrously obscure, and at one I can think of that's so annoying I can't imagine anyone wanting to attempt it.

    Hints: The jump key doesn't work, but the crouch button does and this can help you leave the 2nd room in an unexpected manner if you manage to climb on something.

    Also: It's possible to back out of one of the doors just as it's about to close.

    Also also: some doors can only be opened once you've been through an area before.
  • monkehhh 26 Oct 2013 17:15:07 3,525 posts
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    Excellent game, just had a couple of hours with it and came to many different endings. Full of laughs too :)
  • Gunzberg 26 Oct 2013 17:31:51 1,754 posts
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    It is great but I fear at 10 Euros overpriced since you just repeat the same environments to get different endings

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  • monkehhh 27 Oct 2013 00:25:16 3,525 posts
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    I totally loved it, a fair bit changes as you go through different approaches and restarts. I'm sure it'll be cheaper soon enough, such is the curse of Steam :)
  • Mr-Brett 27 Oct 2013 00:42:05 12,897 posts
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    Gunzberg wrote:
    It is great but I fear at 10 Euros overpriced since you just repeat the same environments to get different endings
    That's a very reductive summary, it's no wonder it doesn't seem like good value, you're ignoring most of the content :)

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  • waggy79 27 Oct 2013 06:56:40 1,101 posts
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    The Minecraft/Portal route made me burst out laughing! :D
  • Phattso Moderator 27 Oct 2013 08:24:03 13,947 posts
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    There are screens throughout with Awaiting input written on them and pressing each one fills a progress bar. I just finished that ending, and it was so true to me and what I've become conditioned to do in games that the reward was worth the 8 quid I spent on the game.

    Really excellent experience, and complaining about the cost and citing asset reuse is deliciously ironic. I think. Maybe. :)
  • TarickStonefire 9 Jan 2014 16:31:33 3,451 posts
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    Thinking of getting this to pass a couple of hours this afternoon - I'm going to be using a Mac with a 'magic trackpad', not a mouse. That doesn't lend itself well to FPS-style mouse-and-keyboard controls - I know it's not an FPS but it says 'controller support' so I was wondering what the control system is like for a trackpad?

    I know *nothing* other than that it's a bit of a commentary on the illusion of choice in games, so I'm not expecting much of a 'game' Please don't tell me anything else! :)

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • Mr_Sleep 9 Jan 2014 17:19:11 17,389 posts
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    philreeduk wrote:
    Seen there wasn't a topic for this awesome game/experience/whatever the hell it is. If you haven't picked it up yet i suggest you do. Has anyone else been playing it?

    I think I have found most of the endings, my favourite by far was the Minecraft Portal one!
    Yeah, that was brilliant.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Metalfish 9 Jan 2014 17:36:15 8,874 posts
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    As your internet doctor, I'm detecting a sense of humour failure, and we were unable to locate your heart.
  • RightBean 4 Feb 2014 02:58:02 662 posts
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    I thought it was alright, I think it is a bit overrated. The charm of the narrator is a lot to do with its appeal, but really, you play it and think that you are going to get something really cool and inspiring and different eventually, but it sort of doesn't happen. It's a bit like ABC's hit TV show, 'Lost' in that regard.

    edit: changed my mind, I really liked it

    Edited by RightBean at 00:01:00 08-02-2014
  • TarickStonefire 4 Feb 2014 13:38:52 3,451 posts
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    I went ahead and got it and played it a couple of times, in the process getting several of the endings including the 'followed all the instructions and escaped' ending, but missing out on some of the slightly obtuse endings like 'go into the boss's office but immediately back out just before the door shuts and lots of other doors open' (yes, I went and read the wiki after I seemingly ran out of endings to find).

    My overall impression was that it was a very clever, fascinating and amusing statement on the whole 'you can play it any way you like' culture of games these days - the reality being that you can only play it any way you like so long as the developer anticipated you playing it like that and incorporated some feedback to doing so into the game. Very well done, but maaaaaaybe not quite worth the full tenner I paid, as I spent less time on it than I do seeing a movie. But hey, not the end of the world.

    I liked the museum the most :)

    Edited by TarickStonefire at 13:40:38 04-02-2014

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

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