Heya there, thanks for stopping by. ^_^ Today I am reviewing a game that was my number 1 game of 2015 and one of my most fave of all time. That game being Life is Strange. It’s an episodic game made by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix. Lucky for you if you decide to check this game out now all the episodes are available. When I jumped into it only the first ep was out. Boy oh boy was it so hard having to wait months in between release for a new episode to drop. haha So yeah let’s get to it and allow me to tell you what this game is about. 🙂
You follow the character of Maxine Caulfield, everybody just calls her Max. She is an
aspiring photographer attending Blackwell Academy which is located in the seaside town of Arcadia Bay. One day while in class she has a vision of an approaching tornado. She doesn’t know what to make of it. Then to make things weirder she finds herself with the power to stop and rewind time! 😮 Add to that a mystery of a missing girl too. Curiosity peeked yet? Well, that’s only the tip of the iceberg, there is so much more to the story. I won’t say what though because I want you to enjoy the experience like I did. Instead I will gush over the things that I liked.
First up, the plot. I found the story to be nicely written and there are many moments that will leave you at the edge of your seat. You will wan’t to binge play this game just as you might wanna binge watch one your most anticipated Netflix shows. The game itself is very cinematic and has a good pace. It was like playing through an indie movie. You are also constantly learning new things, character wise and plot wise. The game has a a bit of a mystery in it that you try to get to the bottom of with the help of those time powers. You might think this would make it too easy. Like, just rewind time if you mess up. There are boundaries to your stopping/rewinding time so you aren’t some overpowered superhero. Plus there are stakes to your decisions.
You also then have an awesome cast of characters that are brilliantly voice acted. It’s cool seeing these characters pop in and out of the story and getting to learn more about them. Aside from the main character my fave character was Chloe. Chloe was Max’s childhood friend. They had been separated for awhile. What I liked most about this game was seeing them two rekindle their friendship.While Max is a mature, geeky, and introverted protagonist, Chloe is pretty much the opposite. She is outgoing, mischievous, and rebellious. Yet somehow they work well together and seem so perfect for one another. Both of them grow as characters throughout the game and it’s mainly because of that bond that they have. This game has one of the best portrayals of friendship I have seen in a game thus far.
There is also really good art/graphics and music in this game. They had a fully licensed indie soundtrack and the game ran on an improved version of the unreal engine 3. They spared no expense on getting the highest quality down to the tiniest of details. Money doesn’t mean quality but if you know what you are doing and really care about your product it can really help. I mean they paid people to hand draw the textures!
Now to try and find some negatives. lol I guess there where questions I had about the time powers that I didn’t get answers to that I kinda wish I had. Umm, there was also a couple of super cheesy lines that could have been better. Other than that I think the game was as solid as can be. These negatives that I mentioned probably wont even really bother you. Any negatives are really nit picky.
So yeah check out the game. It’s availabe on ps3, xbox360, ps4, xbox one, and pc. The first ep is even free on Steam. At least check that out. The rest of the eps are only 20 bucks and even cheaper if you catch it on a sale. 😀
With that I leave you with these trailers. Thanks for reading my post. 😀
This one showcases my favorite song from the game. 🙂
This one gives you more of the story.