The Stanley Parable 9/10 on GS

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#1 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

So it's not as good as Gone Home, that's saying something I guess.

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/the-stanley-parable-review/1900-6415481/

So what's your thoughts SW? Do you prefer Narrative over Gameplay, I myself prefer a mix.

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#2 Posted by NameIess_One (1077 posts) -

I suppose it's fine to get a few of these games here and there, as long as they're interesting, and well written.

Not the direction I'd want for the industry to take, though.

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#3 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

Standards have gone up since both GTAV, and Beyond Two Souls came out, so this game is obviously the best game of the year so far.

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#4 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@NameIess_One said:

I suppose it's fine to get a few of these games here and there, as long as they're interesting, and well written.

Not the direction I'd want for the industry to take, though.

actually I agree. I just worry the industry will start treating this genre not unlike puzzle platformers in the Indy space. They seem fairly easy and relatively safe to make, and can be done so on a low budget.

I will say however this game has much more replayability than Gone Home had, That in itself is a step in the right direction.

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#5 Edited by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

Okay, looking into this, this game seems interesting. Might give it a shot.

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#6 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

So I decided to go against my normal rules of skipping the first paragraph of every one of Petit's reviews and suffered for it.

Anyways, I'll probably try it. Seems to have a Portal/Gone Home vibe to it.

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#7 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

So I decided to go against my normal rules of skipping the first paragraph of every one of Petit's reviews and suffered for it.

Anyways, I'll probably try it. Seems to have a Portal/Gone Home vibe to it.

Yeah, it's like a tamer version of fifty shades of grey, every single time.

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#8 Posted by Puckhog04 (22814 posts) -

Not my kind of game.

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#9 Posted by with_teeth26 (8276 posts) -

Its cheap so I'm getting it. Loved the demo.

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#10 Edited by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Is this the same game as the mod that came out years ago, just with better graphics?

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#11 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -

The mod was amazing, this remake with new story elements is (so far) even better.

You HAVE to play this game with an open mind though, it's superbly written and you'll miss a lot of jokes if you try to play it like a normal game.

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#12 Posted by with_teeth26 (8276 posts) -

Played for 40 minutes and love it. The writing/narration is absolutely brilliant.

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#13 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@tagyhag said:

The mod was amazing, this remake with new story elements is (so far) even better.

You HAVE to play this game with an open mind though, it's superbly written and you'll miss a lot of jokes if you try to play it like a normal game.

I'll pick it up, The games intent is definitely not lost on me.

I did like the mod, that dry english humor never gets old for me.

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#14 Edited by Renegade_Fury (19631 posts) -

My thoughts: Just another example of how reviewers value quirkiness and narrative over gameplay. Who gives a shit about controls or challenge as long as your playthrough provides you with a bloated sense of sophistication.

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#15 Posted by AdrianWerner (28438 posts) -

Every gamer should play it. It's such a brilliant deconstruction of modern video games that it will give you fresh perspective on game design. Plus it's freaking hilarious.

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@Renegade_Fury said:

My thoughts: Just another example of how reviewers value quirkiness and narrative over gameplay. Who gives a shit about controls or challenge as long as your playthrough provides you with a bloated sense of sophistication.

It's not like it impedes other games from coming out, every genre should be available and it should be up to the individual to decide what's good.

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#17 Posted by Jolt_counter119 (4226 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury said:

My thoughts: Just another example of how reviewers value quirkiness and narrative over gameplay. Who gives a shit about controls or challenge as long as your playthrough provides you with a bloated sense of sophistication.

I agree.

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#18 Posted by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

I played the demo and hated it. There is no gameplay. The environments and narration are completely uninteresting.

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#19 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

I played the demo and hated it. There is no gameplay. The environments and narration are completely uninteresting.

so its like beyond two souls and any naughty dog game

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#20 Edited by AdrianWerner (28438 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

I played the demo and hated it. There is no gameplay. The environments and narration are completely uninteresting.

Is it you, Raphael?

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#21 Edited by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:

@Pffrbt said:

I played the demo and hated it. There is no gameplay. The environments and narration are completely uninteresting.

so its like beyond two souls and any naughty dog game

Yes, pretty much. The self-satisfied narration that's constantly spewed at you isn't even insightful or funny.

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#22 Posted by Jolt_counter119 (4226 posts) -

Just got done reading it. And again Petit puts out a garbage piece of work, it really might as well have been a user review. I think a good review is something you can relate to or enjoy even if you disagree with it. The only way to enjoy a petit review is if you wholeheartedly agree with her. And I'm sick of her constant use of the word "you."

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#23 Posted by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

@Jolt_counter119 said:

Just got done reading it. And again Petit puts out a garbage piece of work, it really might as well have been a user review. I think a good review is something you can relate to or enjoy even if you disagree with it. The only way to enjoy a petit review is if you wholeheartedly agree with her. And I'm sick of her constant use of the word "you."

That was petty.

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#24 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

@Jolt_counter119 said:

Just got done reading it. And again Petit puts out a garbage piece of work, it really might as well have been a user review. I think a good review is something you can relate to or enjoy even if you disagree with it. The only way to enjoy a petit review is if you wholeheartedly agree with her. And I'm sick of her constant use of the word "you."

That was petty.

The review really is horribly written.

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#25 Edited by adamosmaki (10557 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury said:

My thoughts: Just another example of how reviewers value quirkiness and narrative over gameplay. Who gives a shit about controls or challenge as long as your playthrough provides you with a bloated sense of sophistication.

when your game is an adventure titles guess what will matter more. If what you say was true then GTA V would have scored a 6 . They give weight in aspects of the game depending on the genre of the game. What do you expect ? Is like criticizing something like rock band review because it scored high due to the music .