Java 'medieval serilazation' project comes up with " '(' or '[' expected" bug on my return new player; statement

Please help I have no clue why it wont work
Exact error code:
MedievalGame.java:77: error: ‘(’ or ‘[’ expected
return new player;
^
Code in question:
import java.util.Scanner;
import java.util.Objects;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.ObjectOutputStream;
public class MedievalGame {

/* Instance Variables /
private Player player;
/
Main Method */
public static void main(String args) {

Scanner console = new Scanner(System.in);
MedievalGame game = new MedievalGame();

game.player = game.start(console);

game.addDelay(500);
System.out.println("\nLet's take a quick look at you to make sure you're ready to head out the door.");
System.out.println(game.player);

game.addDelay(1000);
System.out.println("\nWell, you're off to a good start, let's get your game saved so we don't lose it.");
game.save();

game.addDelay(2000);
System.out.println("We just saved your game...");
System.out.println("Now we are going to try to load your character to make sure the save worked...");

game.addDelay(1000);
System.out.println("Deleting character...");
String charName = game.player.getName();
game.player = null;

game.addDelay(1500);
game.player = game.load(charName, console);
System.out.println("Loading character...");

game.addDelay(2000);
System.out.println("Now let's print out your character again to make sure everything loaded:");

game.addDelay(500);
System.out.println(game.player);

} // End of main

/* Instance Methods */
private Player start(Scanner console) {
// Add start functionality here
Player player;
Art.homeScreen();
System.out.println(“Welcome to MMOTBRPGFUWJVM, traveller!”);
System.out.println(“Now would you like to start a new game or load an old one?”);
System.out.println(“Y for a saved game N for a new game”);
String answer = console.next().toLowerCase();
while (true) {
addDelay(500);
if (answer.equals(“y”)) {
System.out.print("\nAhh… I knew I remembered you, what was your name again? Let me see if I can find your backpack: “);
player = load(console.next(), console);
break;
} else if (answer.equals(“n”)) {
System.out.print(”\nWell then, don’t be shy, go ahead an tell me your name: ");
String possibleName = console.next();
while (true) {
System.out.println("Welcome " + possibleName + “, am I pronouncing that correctly? (Enter ‘y’ to confirm, ‘n’ to enter a new name”);
String nameResponse = console.next().toLowerCase();
if (Objects.equals(nameResponse, “y”)) break;
System.out.println(“So sorry, can you spell it for me again?”);
possibleName = console.next();
}
player = new Player(possibleName);
break;
} else {
System.out.print("Sorry adventurer, I only speak the common tongue, please enter ‘y’ to load a game or ‘n’ to start a new game: ");
answer = console.next().toLowerCase();
}
}
return new player;
} // End of start

private void save() {
// Add save functionality here
String fileName = player.getName() + “.svr”;
try {
FileOutputStream userSaveFile = new FileOutputStream(fileName);
ObjectOutputStream playerSaver = new ObjectOutputStream(userSaveFile);
} catch (IOException e) {
System.out.println(“Sorry we couldnt save your game properly, please try again”);
}
} // End of save

private Player load(String playerName, Scanner console) {
// Add load functionality here
Player loadedPlayer;
try {
FileInputStream userLoad = new FileInputStream(playerName + “.svr”);
ObjectInputStream userLoader = new ObjectInputStream(userLoad);
loadedPlayer = new Player(userLoader);
} catch (IOException | ClassNotFoundException e) {
addDelay(1500);
System.out.println(“Sorry, your game couldnt be loaded: making new save file now”);
addDelay(2000);
loadedPlayer = new Player(playerName);
}
return loadedPlayer;
} // End of load

// Adds a delay to the console so it seems like the computer is “thinking”
// or “responding” like a human, not instantly like a computer.
private void addDelay(int time) {
try {
Thread.sleep(time);
} catch (InterruptedException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}

Hello,
your code is broken because sometimes you used the wrong quotation marks. I assume you copied these parts from the instructions (I also had this problem a few times).
I recommend pasting your code into a local code editor with better syntax highlighting. I used Visual Studio Code. Once you fixed this issue debugging should become a lot easier.

Regarding your return statement you should delete the “new” keyword since “player” is the Player instance you already created.

Hope I could help :slight_smile:

when I get rid of the new keyword I get 6 other errors all for “cannot find symbol” and as for the quotation marks I looked and it seems fine