zendeli

Headcount so far: four! 

Four women and a junky spaceship does not a womanizer make. 

Some facts: Salla is so cool I wanna cry; Xaverri is even cooler (those illusionS THO), though I have a bad feeling she’s going to die at the hands of the Empire; Bria is … Different. Which is a nice change; and Leia.

WELL. You all know my feelings for Leia Organa of Alderaan. 

(Nerd pirate boy has good taste.)

So I’ve been thinking about how The Confusion Ending is the “true” ending of The Stanley Parable.

Cause the narrator spends the entire game just going on and on about how both stanley and the player have no real choice inside or outside the game.

But when you get to The Confusion Ending, you realize that out of the three of you, the narrator is the one with the least amount of choice of all.

You get hints of it sure. You get the second narrator talking about how stanley and the narrator need each other. You get The Wife Ending where the narrator bemoans not being able to get stanley to make a different choice. In The Line Ending he’s legitimately surprised that his resets are part of the game. And in the Zending he’s very visibly distraught at the idea that the game is going to reset, even after he tried to make a choice of his own.

It’s because the narrator can literally do nothing unless the player/stanley does something first. Yeah the player/stanley have limited choices and option that have a limited impact on real life/the game. 

But the narrator has no choice at all.