Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.Read full description
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Life is Strange is an award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic adventure game that allows the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.
Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.
The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.
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It's not good. The story seems promising (apart from the fact that it is based on a deus ex machina), but goes downhill rather fast. I was frustrated with how bad the plot is by the end of the second episode, and while some of the characters and developments are interesting, the choices are actually really limited. Sure, you can alter most of them any way you like, but the game is actually linear. What if you don't want to go to a certain location, or prefer the way things are in episode 4? Too bad, the game will force you to do some things anyway. Plus, the game, especially later on, relies too much on a certain lazy plot mechanism that I won't spoil, but will just say that is centered around pictures. And the gameplay is rather mediocre - collecting bottles, really? Rarely was a puzzle really interesting - those were obstructions through which I wanted to go as quickly as possible to further the story. Oh, and how about allowing the player to skip dialogue? I read it much faster than it is being said, and the voice acting is not phenomenal (and I wouldn't have to look at those awfully unsynchronised lip movements).
Buy the game. S-Seriously, you need to experience this yourself. After playing, you may be the manliest creature on the earth incapable of feeling emotion yet this game will turn you into a questionable teenage girl. If you do so, DO NOT SPOIL IT TO YOURSELF. That in turn means, do not click the spoiler paragraph unless you had completed the game. I had my sister and brother both fully complete this game and they absolutely love it. If you do indeed buy the season pack and play through the game. Try and make the best choices you can, observing all the content in the game can be very fun, and the different choices can make replay extremely exciting. That's all for now. Enjoy the game.
I hate it when a story driven game forgets being a game, and you just have to press forward, to move along, so the game can play itself. This one here is a little better. While i wouldn't say, that it is challenging, at least it's interactive, and what you do really matters, plus the main characters power is presented in a really fun way, and you actually fell like using it. The story itself is quite enjoyable, if sad at times. You have to make some really hard choices in this game, some of them are rather unfair, but the journey is really worth it, and in the end, I didn't regret playing this game at all, and if i could go back in time...boy, I seem to think about it a lot since playing this...
"Life is strange" is a beautiful story driven game. It's about a high school student, named Max, who one day discovers that not everything in her life is so regular as it seems. The gameplay is nothing intense or stressful and will not test your gaming skills. You can easily play it laying on your bed. But the gameplay is not the reason why you would love Life is Strange. In this game the story really matters. And sometimes it seems that your choices matter. The storyline has some interesting themes, mainly related to time manipulation. I've always liked the idea of being in control of time, especially when it appears in a video game. There are a lot of memorable characters and a huge amount of secondary stories. You can find out a lot of information about them and their story by interacting with certain objects and letting Max say what she knows. The graphic style and music are beautiful and create a nice atmosphere. It feels and looks a lot like a TV show, but that does not make it less exciting to play. It's possible to find certain places, where you can just sit or stand and let Max explain how she feels or what she thinks about the situation. In conclusion, the game is really beautiful and tells a marvelous story. You will feel attached to the characters and will definitely care about your decisions. If you like TV shows and don't expect a challenging gameplay, that game is for you.
Life is Strange is a great game and offers ton of choice where they actually matter unlike a lot of choices in Telltales The Walking Dead. The game has a great atmosphere and good art design with a wonderful soundtrack. This is one of the only games to make me fell true emotions as I played (one of the others being The Walking Dead) and has good replay value. The characters are engaging and well thought out. The only critique I have for the game is that the lip sync during dialogue is usually off but is better in the latter episodes. If you're into these type of games and want a break from Telltales games then I would defintely buy this or if you just want a different expereince or are looking for something new/different this is defintely for you.
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