So, what to say about this game? A really fresh breeze in a sea of serious games I suppose. This game gave me a good laugh and was really nice to play ‘through’. The fact though, was that the game always restarted at the beginning. Wherever you went, what you did or didn’t do always landed you exactly where you start, your cosy little office.
The narrator is spot on and some of the questions he asks just makes me laugh out loud. The fact that he comments on the fact that the character doesn’t have a body is something I’ve always thought about myself.
The game is very visual and the fact that you can do certain things to annoy the narrator was just hilarious. The fact that standing in a room for to long would bother him and the same with the fact that you’d be trying to reach for an achievement to press on doors long enough. Oh silly, silly little game.
Another fun fact was that each time you played through the game, it was almost never the same speech through it all. And each time you ‘fucked up’ the game would just spiral out of control if you let it. I haven’t played all the endings, and pretty sure I wouldn’t find them all without a walkthrough, but don’t think I will. Felt myself getting kinda mental after a whole lot of running through the same rooms, the same doors and following the same yellow line, hearing the same voice over and over.
One part of the game were a little heartbreaking though, when the narrator had told me that we had found the place for him. A place for him to be happy in. Suddenly poor Stanley just went and killed himself. Just like that, he ran up all those stairs while listening to the desperate cries and then jumped headfirst down onto the stone floor. Forcefully restarting the game yet again. Poor narrator and all his work for nothing. All in all a rather fun and different game, but not for too long.