The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

released on Apr 27, 2022

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.

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This is the story of a man named Stanley.

i like how when you 100% the game it'll give you the option to change the title screen to infinite sequels of Stanley parable.

Unlike the charming original, Ultra Deluxe indulges in the self-awareness in a very distasteful and annoying way.

I didn't 100% this, partially because I remember a lot of the original endings and any of the newer ones that seemed like more of a hassle to get I took the lazy "I'll watch it on Youtube approach".

Despite that, pretty much exactly what I wanted and expected from a Stanley Parable "sequel" and I'm sure they knew it. From both the Steam Reviews section and the updated "different games" ending, Crows x3 knew how to keep that same English dry tone in this while still coming up with fresh ideas. Anyone who complains about the bucket doesn't seem to understand the whole "meta-joke" concept of the game (i.e. this being one of the only instances of a piece of media acceptably disappearing up it's own ass and being on-brand) and people who do love the bucket can appreciate just how much effort was put into the same joke.

It's hard to not just talk about the stellar writing as it's 90% of the experience (as well as Kenneth Brighting killing it in every regard, I don't understand why he hasn't exploded as a bigger star), but there is a lot of neat things in terms of presentation and gameplay. The game looks great and really knows how to use Unity properly (I saw a lot of behind the scenes stuff with some of the developer tricks), and a lot of segments benefit from the new engine tricks (i.e. the Skip Button and the entire Stanley Parable 2 Experience).

And if I have to pick, I think the Funny Bird ending was still the greatest new addition. It's a lark of a game, but a really really welcome one. See you again in 12 years for that achievement I guess!

The Stanley Parable se tornou um clássico da narrativa em videogames muito por causa da forma inovadora com que ele desafia, a cada ação do jogador, a narrativa comum da mídia e as expectativas presentes em nosso imaginário.

Ultra Deluxe vai se tornar um clássico da narrativa em videogames por desafiar a única coisa que não era possível em 2013: o clássico da narrativa em videogames The Stanley Parable.

this game makes u feel like jim.