Among the indie games I’ve greatly enjoyed on PC over the years and have wondered when they would make their way to Switch, The Stanley Parable was one of my last holdouts, so I’m thrilled it is finally here. Not only that, even for people who’ve enjoyed its very unique experience, this Ultra Deluxe Edition has thrown in some further value adds to discover as you reacquaint yourself with its unusual style. The challenge to reviewing the game, and even in showing too much gameplay video for it, is that the best way to experience it is to know as little as possible aside from the fact that its approach is both familiar and unconventional, and if you’re someone like me who takes great joy in defying the obvious flow in games, determined to either find secrets or even break the game if it comes to that, it’s an experience that absolutely has you in mind and will reward you handsomely for those inclinations. If you’re still on the fence I’d say scan the general scores for the game elsewhere, being careful not to read too much, and see that it has many fans and I assure you they’re all well-earned. If you do take the plunge, get ready to laugh, subvert, experiment, and then subvert some more for good measure. This is a unique title that should be on the list of anyone who knows and loves games.
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