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Jimquisition Awards 2013 - The Stanley Parable

"Jim walked through the right door."

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Well, I was wrong. I thought it was going to be GTA V

Well, I certainly did not see that comin- oh, hahaha, the Call of Duty was a joke. Its... Stanley Parable?? O.o Really did not see that coming.

Guess I have to go buy it now and see what the fuss is all about.

I can't say any of the games named doesn't deserve an award, but what about Saints Row IV and Papers, Please? Maybe doing a full 7-day week would be a good idea for years with a lot of really great releases.

MarsAtlas:
Well, I certainly did not see that comin- oh, hahaha, the Call of Duty was a joke. Its... Stanley Parable?? O.o Really did not see that coming.

Fuck, guess I have to go buy it now.

Do it. A word of advice, though: play the demo. Even if you buy the full game. I can't say why without spoiling something, but trust me: you'll want to play both.

Jim:
I got you again didn't I?

Well, you would have if the title didn't give the winner away ;-)

I don't know much about the Stanley Parable, I'll have to look it up some time since I've heard the name mentioned a few times in a positive way.

Can't say I wasn't surprised, given your original review of it. No complaints here, because it was my favorite game as well. Why? Because no other game this year gutted the body of video game storytelling, neatly organized all its entrails, and thoroughly observed each and every organ before putting it back together as a body of a wacky clown quite like The Stanley Parable did.

Well deserved.

As if Jim wasn't going to include The Stanley Parable, kudos!

Can't wait for the worse games of the year :L

Jim should have mentioned that one should play through Portal at least once to understand the concepts that The Stanley Parable gracefully pokes fun at and uses. Narrators, timers, the first test chamber, pushing buttons, and regretting decisions... both games do each of these, but TSP just turns them inside-out.

JoJo:

Jim:
I got you again didn't I?

Well, you would have if the title didn't give the winner away ;-)

I don't know much about the Stanley Parable, I'll have to look it up some time since I've heard the name mentioned a few times in a positive way.

I requested the title actually be COD: Ghosts for this, but it must not have been taken seriously. :)

What? No Paper's Please!
I've never even heard of this.... Stanley Parable... thing...
Well let's just.... (google, search, youtube...)

Oh, Stephen Fry does the narration.
Yeah, okay that's worth Game of the Year.
Fair play Jim

Jimothy Sterling:

JoJo:

Jim:
I got you again didn't I?

Well, you would have if the title didn't give the winner away ;-)

I don't know much about the Stanley Parable, I'll have to look it up some time since I've heard the name mentioned a few times in a positive way.

I requested the title actually be COD: Ghosts for this, but it must not have been taken seriously. :)

Damn, that would have been interesting just to see how many people would have skipped the video altogether after seeing that title and jumped straight to the comments section to spew hate XD

And with that I shall go buy The Stanley Parable. I'd been sitting on the fence for a while about this game and then Jim took his glorious gloved hands and shoved me the fuck off that fence.

I believe Jim had the better GOTY bracket than the vast majority of us...

But, for now... I think I'll take up fishing on some random dude's smart phone...

Hell of a choice Jim. If there was one game that deserved to be #1 it was The Stanley Parable. Great game, but hard to talk about. I want to talk about it right now, but I'm afraid of giving away too much, but there's so much say!

Went in knowing nothing about "The Stanley Parable" and went out the same. Seriously, I just watched a 4:23 video about it and all I can tell you is that it is an FPS mod, part of it takes place in an office setting and it evokes emotions. Truly one of the worst recommendations I have ever seen.

Who, going into this video cold, would come out thinking "That video totally makes me want to play The Stanley Parable based on the given evidence of the game's quality presented here."

Daniel Lowery:
Well, I was wrong. I thought it was going to be GTA V

Oh, Jim... You didn't just put the Stanley Parable as your game of the year? After it kept you enslaved for hours you decided to praise it? Praise? Jim... Jim, I applaud your efforts I really do, but there's only so much awesome you can do. You were meant to let it go, praise a more popular but mediocre game as like GTA5. If you want to choose a better game you'll have to do better than that. I'm afraid you don't have nearly the power you think you have.

I finally played the Stanley Parable and I kind of disliked it to be totally honest.
It's basically a game where you try to find all the different paths in the story. It's practically a VN. What pisses me off more is people pretending it's indescribable. It's not.

You walk through an office, a narrator interacts with you, and you try and find all the interactions. That's all the game is. It has a lot to say about the state of gaming, player agency, the notion of what a "game" is and the like; but the entire game is just traversing a DFA and setting flags. It's a bog standard decision tree with some funny narration, the end. A waste of money.

I dare argue Clannad has more complicated branches in it.

As someone with motion sickness issues from FP games, did you have to include footage that just went in circles really fast?

I can't play FP games. I'm *physically unable to* play games with a FP perspective, yet it seems more and more games are being released from this perspective only, games I might otherwise have bought. Could you address developers' refusal to recognize that there are people who cannot play their games for this reason? With all the discussion of trying to be inclusive for all types of gamers, it's sad that developers don't realize they're making games some gamers cannot play.

As motion sickness tends to present and increase with age (it did for me,) it seems shortsighted for developers to exclude those portions of the population who are most probably in a position to have disposable income to buy video games.

I watched Phillip DeFranco play this.

Nicolaus99:
Went in knowing nothing about "The Stanley Parable" and went out the same. Seriously, I just watched a 4:23 video about it and all I can tell you is that it is an FPS mod, part of it takes place in an office setting and it evokes emotions. Truly one of the worst recommendations I have ever seen.

Who, going into this video cold, would come out thinking "That video totally makes me want to play The Stanley Parable based on the given evidence of the game's quality presented here."

You can't really say anything about The Stanley Parable without spoiling it. Except maybe that it's a parody/satire of modern games and game choices.

What, no Papers, Pl-... oh wait, the Facebook commentators are already angry at this.

I feel the need to check out The Stanley Parable, maybe early next year. But farewell 2013 (at least in Jimquistion form), I can't wait for Sony, Microsoft and EA to speak about anything so we get more crazy shenanigans next year.

Personally I found the game a bit pretentious. It's like a Godard movie, mocking anyone that comes along and tries it out with metaphysical references. A "game" that depends on how much thought you have NOT given to the concept of games to impress you.

Mikeyfell:
Oh, Stephen Fry does the narration.

No he doesn't. Narration is from one Kevan Brighting.

Well, color me wrong about Rayman Legends and 3D World making it in. Still, a lot of good games in 2013. A lot I still have yet to play out of lack of money; I played the original Stanley Parable mod as well as the demo for the full version and they were both great, but I haven't gotten the full version itself yet. BioShock Infinite I've been meaning to get, the Last of Us may have been on the list should I ever get a PS3... the other two I'm not too interested in, I admit.

But yeah, Papers Please was one I was surprised didn't make it. I haven't seen a lot of love for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, either, which I thought was a stellar game but felt so long ago it was hard to believe it was actually released this year. Plus this recent wave of Wii U games I've been missing out on due to not being able to afford the system.

Really quality year; it's just a lack of funds made have to pass over most of it. Hard times lately.

Playing The Stanley Parable was just pure joy all the way through. Completely well deserved win here.

Go play it now! (Also, play the "demo" first...)

Nicolaus99:
Went in knowing nothing about "The Stanley Parable" and went out the same. Seriously, I just watched a 4:23 video about it and all I can tell you is that it is an FPS mod, part of it takes place in an office setting and it evokes emotions. Truly one of the worst recommendations I have ever seen.

Who, going into this video cold, would come out thinking "That video totally makes me want to play The Stanley Parable based on the given evidence of the game's quality presented here."

The Stanley Parable is not a game you watch other people play. That defeats the ENTIRE PURPOSE of the game.

Seriously. Buy it. Play it.

JoJo:

Well, you would have if the title didn't give the winner away ;-)

Yeah, that was kind of a dead giveaway it wasn't Ghosts.

I was more "really?" Than "BURN THE LECTURN!"

DataSnake:
A word of advice, though: play the demo. Even if you buy the full game. I can't say why without spoiling something, but trust me: you'll want to play both.

Should I still pick up the demo if I already played through Stanley Parable to completion?

Well that was random for a lineup, especially seeing as how I've not played any of them (besides watching a friend play the whole way through TLOU) and haven't really been interested in them as much either.

Here's the funny part where some of the other games I have played this year end up on the worst games list, then it will be a sad day.

The Stanley Parable?! The one that was Myst, but not as entertaining or intuitive?(Myst being notoriously obtuse) Damn, I must have gotten a bad version on Steam. What I played was like a incomplete demo of a game. Like a Gary's Mod with nothing in it. Or a Minecraft building you can barely interact with.
I should try and find the one Jim is talking about.

But I do agree with a few of the other choices. Mostly just Bioshock, but then again I didn't play the fishing one, so who knows about that...

windlenot:

DataSnake:
A word of advice, though: play the demo. Even if you buy the full game. I can't say why without spoiling something, but trust me: you'll want to play both.

Should I still pick up the demo if I already played through Stanley Parable to completion?

Yes. And it's free.

windlenot:

DataSnake:
A word of advice, though: play the demo. Even if you buy the full game. I can't say why without spoiling something, but trust me: you'll want to play both.

Should I still pick up the demo if I already played through Stanley Parable to completion?

Yes.

Looks like this is one of those love it or hate it games that we see pop up every now and then. I'm personally wary about dropping money for a game that gives me nothing but wit, though I'll probably download the demo. Just a question though for those who praise it: is there anything more to it than cleverly subverting expectations of a game? I can read about that in about a dozen different places without paying for it.

windlenot:

DataSnake:
A word of advice, though: play the demo. Even if you buy the full game. I can't say why without spoiling something, but trust me: you'll want to play both.

Should I still pick up the demo if I already played through Stanley Parable to completion?

Yes. That's how I did it, and it was well worth the extra time.

immortalfrieza:

Daniel Lowery:
Well, I was wrong. I thought it was going to be GTA V

Oh, Jim... You didn't just put the Stanley Parable as your game of the year? After it kept you enslaved for hours you decided to praise it? Praise? Jim... Jim, I applaud your efforts I really do, but there's only so much awesome you can do. You were meant to let it go, praise a more popular but mediocre game as like GTA5. If you want to choose a better game you'll have to do better than that. I'm afraid you don't have nearly the power you think you have.

I didn't say that because GTA V is more popular than the Stanley Parable.

If you're unsure about playing the stanley parable you should try the demo, it has original content and it captures the feel of the game.

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