You Played Yourself is a fantastic first person stealth puzzle adventure that sends you back in time to cause chaos at the “Blamazon” headquarters.
In You Played Yourself you are sent back in time by a Chaos Entity to carry out a series of tasks that will cause disruption at Blamazon (an Amazon parody). The headquarters are filled with quirky characters to talk to, many of whom have some very funny dialogue if you stop and chat with them. The tasks aren’t too tricky, but you only have 15 minutes to complete them and make it back to the wormhole that sent you there in the first place.
Spoiler Alert: The remainder of this article contains spoilers. We highly recommend playing the game before reading on.
After completing the tasks set out for you by the Chos Entity, and making it back to the wormhole you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve completed the game – but it’s only just beginning! Once you make it back from your mission of chaos, you are summoned by an Order Entity who tasks you with setting everything right again – transporting you back to the building 30 seconds after you arrived in the first place and requiring you to fix everything without getting spotted by your previous self.
There is a black shadow that you can see through walls which symbolises your previous self, allowing you to keep tabs on them from a distance without getting spotted. It can still be quite tricky, but as long as you have a rough memory of your route through the game on your previous run then you should be okay. Hopefully you don’t get sent back again though… avoiding two previous selves would be chaos!!
It’s a very clever and witty adventure that features fun puzzles and stealth gameplay that sees you trying to outsmart previous versions of yourself. It’s almost a shame when the end finally does come as it feels like the game could just go on forever!
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