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
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.
Sadly, I did not enjoy this game. I don't understand what is so great about this game! Just going down a straight hall listening to this guys story? In my book, that is boring. There are a few good things about the game tho. The narration is great and the narrator explains everything in a non-annoying way.
Interesting from a storyline perspective although its gameplay is kind of underwhelming and although it is of medium length it provides 7 different endings which provides a different perspective on the linear vs non-linear storytelling and the problems that arise. Its not so much a game as it is a thorough look at gaming. This is more of a academic piece than a enjoyable gaming experience.