The Stanley Parable is an experimental narrative-driven first person game. It is an exploration of choice, freedom, storytelling and reality, all examined through the lens of what it means to play a video game. You will make a choice that does not matter You will follow a story that has no end You will play a game you cannot win ...it's actually best if you don't know anything about it before you play it :D
An amazing piece of narrative…
This is what game developers should be focussing on, not generic First-Person-Shooters. Voice acting is superb, with the game offering various endings that do incite varying emotions. Beautifully written, excellently directed, and very engaging.
Overall, it’s a flawless example of entertainment. Simply labelling this as a 'game' does not do it justice. I only seem to enjoy mods now as mainstream games just aren't fresh or original like 'the Stanley Parable'.
Great work champ!
I am simply amazed at how horrifying truth this mod is. We live our lives not to question if our motives are our own but played out for us for the neutral Narrator. This is a brilliant representation of how the American Dream is flawed; in the sense that work without question leading to sanity and sanction thoughts of freedom. If I was any older and played this mod (I am 17 at the moment) I think I would have cried. Defiantly a 10/10.
I happened to really like this mod. The narrations were top-notch, the humor was definitely there, the execution was nearly at expert levels, and the endings were all either hilarious or fascinating.
That being said, a few things could be done to improve it. More custom textures would have been nice, and more intricate and/or detailed level design would have made it more interesting. Specifically, a different work station for Stanley's office and a more appropriate-looking elevator, as well as different skins for Stanley's and the woman's models in the "Stanley was hallucinating" ending.
While the narrations were nice, I think you should have tied the sounds to the environment. I paused during one of the narrations, and it just kept going, so I missed what it had to say while I was otherwise preoccupied and had to sit where I was (in the game) in sullen silence while I waited for the elevator to come.
Other than that, top-notch mod, my friend. Top-freakin'-notch.