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The Stanley Parable

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The Stanley Parable is a first-person interactive story game. Being initially released in 2011 as a modification for Half-Live 2, it was entirely remade in 2013, featuring updated graphics and more content. The game follows Stanley, an office worker whose job boils down to pressing buttons on the keyboard depending on what he sees on his office computer screen. One day the screen goes black and Stanley, not knowing what to do, decides to investigate the building. The gameplay consists of exploring a deserted office building. The game has 19 possible endings that depend on which way the player chooses to explore his surroundings. The Stanley Parable’s key feature is the permanent presence of the narrator who comments protagonist’s actions and suggests player what to do next. However, the player can ignore his suggestions which makes the narrator adjust his story to the player’s actions.
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Release date
Oct 17, 2013
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Not rated
System requirements for Linux
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
System requirements for macOS
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher required
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher
System requirements for PC
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher - *NOT* an Express graphics card).
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
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"The Stanley Parable" is a Game that ... I'll start again. "The Stanley Parable" is a ... Experiment that's about ... No, don't look right at the Standings. If You look at the Evaluation now, then all my Work is in vain, then You don't need to read the whole Review anymore, if You ... You looked, didn't you? Just when I was talking about it. I Probably shouldn't have talked about it at all, because if I hadn't talked about it, you wouldn't have looked at the Standings at all. But then this whole Text would be pointless now, if You had not looked at the Evaluation, then my Objection and every Word that You would read now would be completely unnecessary, because You would have just read the Review on like that, quite openly, quite frank and free. , quite carefree, if I hadn't put You off it with my Comment, which would have been completely unnecessary ... Somehow we were at a fray. So again from scratch: "The Stanley Parable" is a Parable that-as the Word suggests-works structurally primarily with the Ironization of Meta-levels, which are present in the Substructure of the Convolutiation ... You don't listen properly at all, are you? Admit, You just didn't listen properly at all, thought of something else or nothing at all, cleared your Head. Such an intellectual Brain Jerk, You have surely thought to Yourself. And that's up to me, just about me and how unstringent I write my Reviews. As I jump from one to and be, with no Structure, no logic. I do this so badly. In doing so, I can actually, that is, deal with Language and so, somehow I believe it at least that way. Why are You still surrender with me? You already know that this will no longer lead to anything, that I will no longer get to a Point, no longer write criticism and yet You continue to read, read and read as if You had nothing else to do, nothing better. You could do something else. Call Your Mother, for Example, or have a Beer with a friend. Instead, You read and read this endless String of Trivialities, let yourself be lulled, believe there is something behind it, behind this Chaos of text. Some Sense, one Goal, one meaning. But there is no such thing. You projezier them into it. I never wanted anything with this Text, I didn't want to confuse or exitate, my only Goal was to write a Review. A Review that Will take You further, make It easier for you to make the Purchase Decision, Inform You. But please, if You don't want to hear that at all, I can also write about something completely different, about Poems. Or Fontane, once Fontane read? Worth it. Everything is clearly structured, since You can already read the blueprint for the whole novel on the first Page at the description of the house. Genuine. But instead of reading something like that, you sit there and still read this Inconsequential Garbage, this babble that at some Point just sank wi rating: 10/10 Atmosphere 8/10 Graphics 10/10 Sound 8/10 game mechanics 9/10 Balancing 9/10 Gameplay depth 10/10 Game pass conclusion: "The Stanley Parable "is a Game ... I'll start again. Only one thing more: The (English) Speaker is divine. 10/10 Overall Rating
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