The Stanley Parable Review

The Stanley Parable

Developer: Galactic Cafe
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Oct 17, 2013

When the live demo of The Stanley Parable was released, it began as a game design test where the player was guided by an omnipresent narrator as he or she tours the inside of a corporate building, being lead into multiple rooms through a 1st person perspective. The narrator soon gains self-awareness of the fact that we are inside his game which is all about making “choices”.

Genre: An Adventure-Indie Game

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Terraria Revisited

Terraria

Developer: Re-Logic
Publisher: See Above
Released on May 16, 2011

Terraria is a 2-D sandbox game that lets the player choose their own adventure, being given the freedom to craft whatever their heart desires. It combines elements of classic sprite games with open-world exploration to motivate players to survive by building houses, crafting stronger tools, digging through caverns, recruiting NPCs, and of course, defending them from monsters of the night.

Genre: Action-Adventure Sandbox RPG

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My review on FEZ

F E Z

Developer: Polytron Corporation
Publisher: Trapdoor
Released on May 01, 2013

FEZ at a first glance appears to be a typical 2D platformer game but you’ll soon realize that there is more than meets the eye in this world which tests the limits of space and time. You are Gomez, a humanoid who is sent on a journey, to explore the 3D world which is hidden by one’s perception of what’s in front of them. 

Genre: An Indie Platform Adventure Game

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Zero Punctuation: Hatfall Review

Hatfall – Hatters Gonna Hat Edition

Developer: Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw
Publisher: Addicting Games, Defy Media
Released on Nov 20, 2015

Hatfall – Hatters Gonna Hat Edition is a short and sweet minigame produced by the famous YouTuber, Zero Punctuation, the guy who rants about every video game in no more than a single sentence. He has decided to bestow upon the fandom the opportunity to catch as many hats as possible, and by any means necessary. 

Genre: An Action Game about Hats

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FTL: Faster Than Light Review

FTL: Faster Than Light 

Developer: Subset Games
Publisher: See Above
Released on Sept 14, 2012

FTL: Faster Than Light is a strategy-based simulator where you’re a spaceship captain, trying to save the galaxy from the invading rebel fleets. Traveling from one point to another, you will encounter many perils that lie ahead. You are responsible for keeping your crew alive by directing power towards the ship’s main functions. 

Genre: A Simulation-Strategy Game

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