I think I’ve finally managed to get every ending – well, aside from the ridiculous four hour baby game one – available in The Stanley Parable. Excellently, I found each to be better than the last, with charm and hilarity present throughout.
It’s really great, and as I’ve said that dozens of times already, has some smart twists, off-beat storytelling and lots of choice throughout the game. There’s even some brilliant non-euclidean level design which I found to be superb.
In fact, I’m finding it quite strange writing about the game from a first person viewpoint, considering the title’s use of third person narration as you – Stanley – explore the desolate and empty offices with surprises around every corner. I wrote about it before too, singing its praises:
To say I’m enamoured with The Stanley Parable would be an understatement. This is a perfect game, as smart as it is hilarious (and there’s a whole load of hilarity) which is unlike anything we’ve ever seen since the release of the first Portal. It’s like Portal in a way, but it is that and so much more than that. It’s an evolution of storytelling for the medium, and a game absolutely worth your time and money.
So, we’d like to hear what you think of the game in the comments below, but also let us know your favourite ending while you’re there (preferably without spoiling it). Personally, I’d say mine was the hilarious Broom Closet “ending”, the blue door, or maybe even the second phone one. You know, where that happens… although, that statement could apply to many endings.
Don’t forget to add a rating on the end of your comment too, and since it’s a PC only game we’ll use the Buy It, Sale It or Avoid It system this week. Would you recommend people pay full price, wait for a discount or just avoid it altogether? Let us know by Sunday evening to be in with the chance of being included in next week’s verdict round-up.