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Iceblaster

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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2013, 03:22:35 am »

So, both Total Biscuit and Jim Sterling singing praise to TSP recently in their traditional "Games of this calender year" videos.

Nerdcubed did as well in his 'Totally not poop awards' video :P

Soooo. Yay?

Anyway, I am still yet to play this wonderful game due to... computer and money reasons :P

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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2013, 03:52:36 am »

I love this game. I know I'm nowhere near having found all the secrets and endings, but I'm satisfied with how much I've discovered. Sometimes I go on and play around a bit more, looking for things I hadn't thought of before.

My favorite part was getting the 430 achievement. I wonder if you really do get an achievement for leaving the game running for 24 hours (an entire Tuesday), or leaving it for 5 years then coming back. I haven't managed the speed run yet - every time I try, I get distracted by something.

Actually, the guys who made the game are really cool, too. I wrote the lead dev explaining that I really wanted the game, but I was angry with Steam for their regional price difference shenanigans, so how would he feel if I just pirated the game, then sent them some money via PayPal. He wrote back that they did their best to ensure equal pricing for their game, but Steam doesn't account for the changing values of currency, so there end up being discrepancies - but since he didn't want me to miss out on playing, and the game doesn't work properly without Steam due to licensing issues, he simply sent me a Steam key and said "don't worry about paying me back" because he's sure I've gotten screwed out of plenty of extra money by virtue of living in Europe.

I was so impressed that I bought the game anyway and put the free key he sent me into the "make the world a better place giveaway" thread, which I told him about and he approved. (So if anyone wants a copy of the game, do something nice for people and you can have that one!)

I've also gotten a lot of fun and interesting screen shots in this game. They're in my Steam profile.

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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 04:06:35 am »

Anyway, I am still yet to play this wonderful game due to... computer and money reasons :P
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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2013, 08:36:09 am »

The staircase ending (YOU KNOW THE ONE) made me very sad.

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Also you should all watch The Stanley Parable - Rapheal.

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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2013, 09:32:10 am »

The staircase ending (YOU KNOW THE ONE) made me very sad.

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Also you should all watch The Stanley Parable - Rapheal.

I hope that was a legit message that they got. Great example of Missed-The-Point-Completely. You could tell that at some points while reading the message, the narrator was having trouble keeping a straight face.

Going through the message again, though, I'm pretty sure it was a fictional person. Oh well.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 09:34:40 am by Knirisk »
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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2013, 04:03:14 pm »

I enjoyed this for the $10 I spent. I probably played 4 hours and rushed through as much as I could, but I imagine I still missed something. Not terribly motivated to go back and dissect it for other endings, but it was a fun experiment to play the game. Got plenty of lulz too, especially out of the "developer" ending.
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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2013, 04:08:13 pm »

The staircase ending (YOU KNOW THE ONE) made me very sad.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also you should all watch The Stanley Parable - Rapheal.

I hope that was a legit message that they got. Great example of Missed-The-Point-Completely. You could tell that at some points while reading the message, the narrator was having trouble keeping a straight face.

Going through the message again, though, I'm pretty sure it was a fictional person. Oh well.

I hope it was real. In the credits, they thank Raphael. : )

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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2013, 05:05:41 pm »

Also you should all watch The Stanley Parable - Rapheal.
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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2013, 08:31:47 am »

Uh, I've got a slightly spoilerish question.
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I've played this 2 hours and I really love it. I'll probably play it a lot more too.
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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2013, 08:52:00 am »

Uh, I've got a slightly spoilerish question.
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I've played this 2 hours and I really love it. I'll probably play it a lot more too.
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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2013, 08:54:24 am »

Uh, I've got a slightly spoilerish question.
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I've played this 2 hours and I really love it. I'll probably play it a lot more too.
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they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the raving confessions of a mass murdering cannibal from a recipe to bake a pie.
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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2013, 02:34:44 pm »

Uh, I've got a slightly spoilerish question.
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I've played this 2 hours and I really love it. I'll probably play it a lot more too.
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Major (relatively speaking) spoiler analysis:

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Re: The Stanley Parable
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2013, 05:34:18 pm »

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they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the raving confessions of a mass murdering cannibal from a recipe to bake a pie.
Knowing Belgium, everyone will vote for themselves out of mistrust for anyone else, and some kind of weird direct democracy coalition will need to be formed from 11 million or so individuals.
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