The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
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|See also:||Quest Games, The Stanley Parable Series|
What was quite possibly the best, shortest game ever returns in the form of The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. This upcoming extended edition of the game apparently features more endings, more content, and more of that wit that we came to know and love in this walking simulator. We can't say we're not excited about it!
It's absolutely fascinating how this game garnered such universal acclaim. Furthermore, how it's managed to maintain such a cult following 8-years after its release. However, here we are with The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. Will it rekindle the magic the game brought us when it first came out? Let's have a look at what we should expect.
My Coworkers Have Disappeared Again
Those who have played The Stanley Parable will almost universally agree that it's a triumph of minimalist game design. It's mechanically lacking, there's an absence of characters, and the level design is bland. However, the remarkable spoken narrative paired with decision-making creates possibly one of the most immersive experiences around.
So how will The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe expand on the cult hit? According to the developers, the game will feature a complete injection of new content that will deliver new endings based on choices. The witty description of the upcoming version reaches a climax, mainly because they don't want to spoil the game's narrative.
That content already makes up the core of the game. Obviously, we can expect to be presented with more decisions, another frustrated narrator - and probably quite a few laughs. There doesn't seem to be much more than that, but it's not like the admirers of this game would care. They'd be happy just to have another run through it.
So, the game that broke the fourth wall in the most entertaining of fashions returns. It's hard to speculate on what the new content will be. But we know it will be something to look forward to. Telling someone you're looking forward to returning into the shoes of an office drone may sound bizarre - but we know there's some frivolity to come.
More Stanley, More Fun
Will The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe be worth purchasing even if you already have the game? Absolutely. It would be even more worthwhile if you don't own this fantastic piece of gaming history. Experiencing this masterpiece for the first time again is something many players would wish upon themselves. More so now that there's even more content to enjoy.
Arguably, you'd say The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe could be the king of walking simulators - even beating out classics like What Remains of Edith Finch. It's one of those games that tailors to the personality of gamers. A 'game for gamers,' if you will. The day Stanley returns will be one to be celebrated for whatever reason you enjoyed it.
Round-Up - Pros & Cons
- A classic game loaded with new content
- More choices and more endings
- Can't get enough of that narrator
- No release date yet
Download The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP