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Life is strange… June 25, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.


This looks kind of cool, Life is Strange – a third person adventure/mystery game. Anyone play it? 

The game’s plot focuses on Max Caulfield, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. After having foreseen an approaching storm, Max must take on the responsibility to prevent it from destroying her town. The player’s actions will adjust the narrative as it unfolds, and reshape it once allowed to travel back in time. Fetch quests and making environmental changes represent the forms of puzzle solving in addition to using branching choices for conversation.


1. Anna - June 25, 2017

I was very disappointed, mainly because your “real choices” in fact get railroaded towards developers’ preferred path. Also, American college drama…


WorldbyStorm - June 25, 2017

Useful to know. Appreciated. That’s something that really bugs me these days the way supposed multiple paths in games devolve to one alone. And fair warning re American college drama etc… still female protagonist – and the first instalment is free.


Anna - June 26, 2017

Oh yes, have a go at the 1st instalment by all means 🙂 I only started getting frustrated later on. There is interesting stuff — more the protagonist’s best friend than Max herself, but you’ll see for yourself…


WorldbyStorm - June 26, 2017

Intriguing. Just on the first part it’s very very American college as you warned. Kind of Buffy season four writ large to an extent. Which is not to say it’s not interesting but I can see how it would grate.


2. rika9 - September 4, 2017

Life is Strange is so worth the play. I’m perpetually annoyed by teen/youth culture themes, but this is probably the only piece of media that ‘s ever really reminded me of my own real experiences at that age. The use of music and lighting is so good and atmospheric, if you are at all a person drawn to documenting moments, you will feel like screenshoting the entire game. And there’s a bit of chaos magic in it in that it’s not always easy to predict the impact of your choice. You can be trying to make one thing happen but the actual result is different. The games final choice is a hotly debated personality test – once you’ve finished it, any time you encounter anyone else who has played you’ll need to know what they did in the end.


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