Since the narrator finds out that a real person is playing and deciding which choises to choose, he then shows the player a video that pretty much informs the player to choose "correctly" and to make responsible choices and narrator assumes you will now make well thought out choices. Anyway, after you find out the story is ruined because (i think) a player cannot do "correct" choices, because that would defeat the purpose of "choice". free will is the keyword here and I think this ending is about free will. after that, you then mysteriously get teleported to a working story, i think this is because the narrator, tried to restart the game in an attempt to make the story work. When you get to your boss's office, you will see a voice recorder that is impossible to use (even with a mic enabled, lol) (originally there's a pin-code) anyway, the narrator doesn't realize that. so he assumes you are just wasting his time, he assumes you are trying to ruin his story on purpose. Then you will get teleported and get to play as the narrator (or instead you are still the player, but get to spectate stanley, which is not a player, meaning he has no free will or choices) and you see that stanley is not moving. This is to show that stanley isn't a player and cannot decide to walk, choose, etc. Unlike other endings, the credits actually roll up, because of that a lot of people say this is the true stanley parable ending, which honestly it probably is. this game is all about choice. and this ending is about choice. honestly, this is the best stanley parable ending for me, and I hear even the developers say this is the true ending.
***FOR ANYONE WONDERING***
at 7:20, the story was not ruined because I took the door on the right. it doesn't matter if i take the door on left the same things will happen, the same outcome, the same ending.
Read the description if you want an explanation of the ending btw
The saddest part is when you feel the narrator himself is bored to death. At least we are having fun in the rat race. But, the mastermind behind our destinies is himself bored to death, with no chance of having fun other than being entertained by our struggle.
Even when we - the humble beings - join him, and watch ourselves from whatever out of body experience, we are moving through squares dying to go back or dying for Stanley to make a choice to entertain us.
Can't you see that all our life is an illusion of choice? We are Stanley,
And if we transcend all this, we will wish we would go back to our humble rat race.
Enjoy the rat race, deities themselves, wish they are part of it :( ... maybe they designed this simulation and went into it after wiping out their memory, maybe they are us already. Eternity is so much time. So boring. We couldn't stand saving the baby for 4 hours. Imaging them having to live with a perfect existence for eternity.
They are us already, and we are on our way to discover that. And then we will get so bored, we will re-create it all over again and wipe our memories out to start all over again. Guess what being born is really is :(
Saddest Ending? Are you kidding? This is the saddest ending only for the Narrator, and nobody cares about him! The saddest endings are all Stanley-related, and the saddest ending is either a toss-up between the ending where his wife isn’t real; he’s insane and dies from some psycho-cardiac fit; or he kills himself to spite the Narrator by jumping off a high platform multiple times. Personally, I like the ending with the other Narrator (the female), or the classic Happy ending where Stanley is happy doing everything he’s told to do by the Narrator, yet thinking he’s making his own decisions. Not nearly as sad as the others though.
7:47 The way he said "You've destroyed my work!" made me feel so bad. Just imagine yourself making something that you've really wanted to see come to life, spending hours, days, weeks and even months on it just to have everything destroyed by someone who wanted to be funny. I know the game is all about making your own choices but still! Even though he can be a real douchebag, it is because of you. He wanted to be nice to you but if you're not gonna be nice then why should he? Ugh... and hearing him sound so sad in the end just made my heart break!
Here's a list of some (but not all) of the Stanley Parable endings. Spoilers(?)
Sad endings list:
-Not Stanley ending
-Escape pod ending
Other wacky routes (not endings)
-Broom closet ending
I like the confusion ending most. And I feel like the saddest ending is the one where you go trough the right door, you go to the warehouse, you jump from the platform elevator to the "path" going trough the warehouse walls in the air, take the RED door as the narrator tells you. Then it does not matter wich of the doors you choose, it will always be the same.
You will appear in a betiful room with colorful lights and particles. However, nothing happens. The sad part is the narrator is so sad, he wants to stay there. Then when you leave, there is only one direction. At the end of the corridor, there are long stairs. They lead very high and then, it stops and there is and area to jump down to the floor and possibly kill yourself. The narrator is very sad of you trying to kill yourself. He wants you to come back to the other room, because when you die, it will restart and he will lose it, he can't be happy without the room. He is actually crying in depression of never feeling happy again. He is so sad that I feel extremely bad for him...
n o w t h a t i s s a d . . .
I think the saddest ending is where stanly goes into a room and its like space n shit and he's forced to basically tourture the narrator by going in and out of the room or to kill himself by repetitvly jumping off a staircase
Tbh, i think the saddest ending is the suicide ending. I mean, the narrator finally gets to experience emotions, but somehow stanly doesn’t feel these emotions that the narrator does. I mean stanly actually kills himself just to reset so the narrator cant be happy. I think stanly might actually be jealous.
youtube has been recommending me to watch videos of the stanley parable for oh idk like 5 years and im so upset i only gave in now (also it suddenly recommended me one video and i jumped down the hole from there so). this games a treat and is a nitpick on narrative structure and the illusion of free will in other games. also, its what i believe is the most thought out game ive seen so far, nearly covering every nook and cranny and rendering the game close to 'unbreakable' because they thought of every possible scenario (though i have seen the game broken in a way)
this for me is the best ending because in here i can really see the sadness in the narrator and his great reliance on the player, and idk about you but "of course, you need time to think of your choices, yes, this is...the best choice." hit me for some reason
someone said it already but this game is probably about game design. The narrator in this ending is a game designer and stanley is the publisher or gamer. If he's the publisher it makes sense for the whole making decisions that break or ruin a game that could be good but ends up being trash or never released... which we noticed more and more often lately is too much of a norm for games that would have been awesome. If it's a gamer it's about how gamers when given the chance will make choices in games the devs may not have anticipated or intended to be the main course of action. For example utilizing a bug to cheeze a boss in Dark Souls or in the case of inFamous 2 picking the heroic ending despite the fact sucker punch intended for the beast ending to be canon.
I'd interpret this ending as us being shown that what choice we make is irrelevant but making the choice to begin with is what matters.
It shows that without the player to step through the right or left door Stanley is simply an empty vessel and the Narrator has no purpose, i would see this ending as the Narrator admitting he needs the story to provide meaning for his existence and the story needs the player to happen.
It's the often condescending Narrator admitting that we are the important one.
From least greatest (10) to greatest greatest (1), the poems in this list are limited to ones originally written in the English language and which are under 50 lines, excluding poems like Homer’s Iliad and Edgar Allan Poe’s “Raven.” Each poem is followed by some brief analysis. Many good poems and poets had to be left off of this list. In the comments section below, feel free to make additions or construct your own lists. You can also submit analyses of classic poetry to [email protected] They will be considered for publication on this website.
10. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Meaning of the Poem.
This poem deals with that big noble question of “How to make a difference in the world?” On first reading, it tells us that the choice one makes really does matter, ending: “I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.”