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Old 06-25-2014, 06:38 PM   #1
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The Stanley Parable

So, this is currently discounted on STEAM and i thought i'd check out this much talked about title.

First up, let me say that this is one very disturbing parable. Well, as an avid PC gamer it is for me.

Its not the graphics, they are very neat and sweet being based on the SOURCE (HL2)'s engine. The audio is superb, really. And theres no blood or gore, not even any weapons, but it chilled me to my gamers bones anyway.

I'm not explaining this very well, but how do u explain this.... experience? I hesitate to call it a game, because, really, thats too terrible to contemplate.
If i think of the games i have enjoyed, the open sandbox games with lots of "stuff" to do and see, i realise that by their very nature they are closed systems despite the choices that i make as i play them. Is that bad? Should i complain about a painting because i can only see what the painter painted? No! Because a great painting can evoke emotions in the viewer that belong to the viewer... Dont they? Aaaah, but this stuff gives me a headache, someone tell me what next!

Ok, calm, calm... So The Stanley Parable, what is the story about? Well, its about a man pushing buttons.. But no, thats not it, its about saving burning babies... Ah heck, thats not it either. Something about coloured pixels then? Flip, but its so slippery!

Should i mention the doors? Hahahaha omg. So many doors, so few choices, so many endings...

On second thoughts i think you should play this yourself, i mean who am i to tell you what to do? I'm going outside now, i want to see what the world has to offer...
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: The Stanley Parable

Sandog, moved your post to its own thread...
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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Re: The Stanley Parable

No problem.
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Re: The Stanley Parable

Played some more, amazing how many "endings" there are.
I've developed an objective: beat the developer. I want to find a gap in the world that was not implemented on purpose. There has to be one, so many games have them, theres got to be something.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:53 AM   #5
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Re: The Stanley Parable

Have fun (i know you will).

People, play that game, don't ask to many questions before, just try it.

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Old 06-27-2014, 10:14 PM   #6
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Re: The Stanley Parable

I'm intrigued Zap.

Hi Dru. Good to see you around.
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Re: The Stanley Parable

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I'm intrigued Zap.
The narrator guy is very funny. When you dont do what he says he can get really upset. Later when he starts to get things wrong after restarting the game its a little weird.

I'm determined to find something unplanned... Got to be something. I now believe both the Narrator and i are victims of a cruel and sadistic developer.
I'd like to remind the developer about books. Cant get much more linear and prescribed than a book right, but does that make them invalid? Of course not.

The readers imagination is free to augment the words. Is it different in a video game? We're imagining whats around the next corner, and where the story is taking us in the sane way.

But something about the proposition being put by The Stanley Parable is really upsetting.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:12 PM   #8
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Re: The Stanley Parable

Zap realised that he hadn't provided any links to reviews of this title.
Here's one.
Zap posted a link, feeling that the review would be pretty useful for the members.

Zap went back to his button pressing, intent on finding a way out of the parable and proving that the developers had gotten it all wrong after all...
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:15 AM   #9
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Re: The Stanley Parable

Zap had been playing the Stanley Parable for some weeks and had come to the conclusion that there is none... Conclusion that is. No matter what he did he could not beat it.

After considering the possibility of hacking the game, Zap instead decided to post about it one last time on the forum.

Zap pressed random buttons on his keyboard until the words "Good game" popped out.

As the game restarted for the Kazillionth time, Zap decided to post about this much talked about title.
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