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SugarJ October 22, 2013 03:23 PM

The Stanley Parable
 
If you liked the humor in Portal and Portal 2, do yourself a favor and download the demo for this game. I don't buy a lot of indie games, but this was an instant buy after going through the demo.

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Currently sitting at 91 on Metacritic, and on sale for $12 until 10:00 am Wednesday.

3.0charlie October 22, 2013 03:40 PM

What is this... game?

SugarJ October 22, 2013 04:33 PM

I won't post too many spoilers, but the premise is you are suddenly alone in your office building, leaving you to explore and make choices to find out what is going on. Play the demo, it's worth the 469 MB download.

Edit: I will say that the demo is NOT a spoiler of the game's beginning. It does use the same Narrator, and is representative of the humor and playing style.

BobLoblaw October 23, 2013 01:18 PM

You can also get it for free as a mod for Half Life 2 but without the new spit and polish. The whole game, not the demo...

Maybe the demo too though? I dunno...

bissa October 23, 2013 01:45 PM

it's quite amusing, so far, I think I've gotten all of the endings except one that's hinted at. there are quite a few areas where you can go just to piss off the narrator.

lowfat October 23, 2013 07:14 PM

Just played the demo and thought it was dreadfully boring. :whistle:

great_big_abyss October 24, 2013 01:48 PM

I liked Nerdcubed's description of it: It's like Portal if Portal was written by Douglas Adams.

SugarJ October 24, 2013 02:59 PM

That pretty much nails it! I'm a big fan of Douglas Adam's books.

On2wheels October 25, 2013 10:50 AM

I love this style of game, but didn't they remove some offensive images after complaints? That's enough to make me skip it, or at least a very good sale price.


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