I finally got around to playing this recently, playing it in two sessions at work, during lunch time. Overall, I really did quite enjoy it – it’s a fantastic way to tell a story, enveloping a narrative by letting you experience someone’s work first-hand, and it isn’t something I think I’ve ever experienced in this medium. Part of me felt that the ending could have been a bit stronger, but at the same time, as I saw the end credits pop up, I did feel an emotional sense of completion, so it did in fact do its job. More of this please.
Tag: the beginner’s guide
The Stanley Parable
Another Johnny-come-lately game for me is The Stanley Parable, which I was almost embarrassed that I hadn’t yet played – blame the fact that for me, playing games on my MacBook Air is still something I have to really push myself to do. The final push came from the fact that I had so much fun playing the teaser game Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist last month. The Stanley Parable is indeed a really neat experience, although it was slightly ruined for me because I got the ending that gives you a museum tour of the entire game on my second try, and so pretty much got spoiled on most of the other endings. I also have The Beginner’s Guide in my Steam library, so I’ll be playing that soon as well.
I have yet to play The Stanley Parable – something I will soon rectify as I just picked it up (along with The Beginner’s Guide) in the Steam winter sale – but I’ve been following the launch of this new Crows Crows Crows studio, and finally got around to playing that free short game they’ve released as a tease for their upcoming full release. What a fantastic little experience (about 20 minutes), I enjoyed every single bit of it, and I kinda want to play through it again. Now I really can’t wait to dig into Stanley Parable and Beginner’s Guide.