Friday 10 July 2020

The Stanley Parable

A very fine walking simulator.

Stanley's sole job, sole purpose in life, is to press buttons that the computer tells him to. Now you can play as Stanley, but don't worry - the helpful narrator will help you get to where you need to go! This game is a most glorious example of a walking simulator done right. While you can't do much else other than walk, there is enough entertainment to be had from the well written and well voiced narrator (Kevan Brighting).

It's also a test of obedience.

Most importantly, it is short - so the repetitive loop factors are reduced significantly. I also believe it's a fantastic commentary on video game addicts (like myself) and give it 2.5 broom closets out of 5. It's certainly an easy way to spend an hour or two so why not try it for yourself? All you need to do is push the button.

Insight: Things go hilariously crazy when you deviate from the plot. After "winning" once, I highly recommend trying a different path for fun.

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