Well, there are so many games in my gaming library that I haven’t even booted yet. I blame Steam for it, the platform offers so many discounts and deals every now and then. People end up buying games they do not need or plan to ever play.
Writing this article makes me think just how much money I spent on Steam games that I haven’t played. I haven’t touched WWE 2K18, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Homefront The Revolution, Assassin’s Creed 3, Orion, just to name a few. Steam doesn’t refund games after a certain period of time, and it takes some time before a person comes to his senses and realize he wasted a lot of money.
But there can be a silver lining if the game itself offers an achievement for not playing it. While I personally think every game should have this achievement, right now, only one does, The Stanley Parable. On October 17, 2013, this game released on Steam and today, it’s October 17, 2018. It has been five years which means if you haven’t played the game for 5-years, achievement unlocked.
If you don’t know what the game is about, here a quick description
The Stanley Parable is a first-person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. This world was not made for you to understand.
The mysteries begin to unlock as you explore the game world.
The Stanley Parable has very positive Steam reviews and is available for $22.48 at the time of this writing, 10% off. If you ask me, every game should feature an achievement for not playing for a certain amount of time. But having The Stanley Parable in your library and not playing it is a disservice to the efforts made by the developers to create this amazing game.