Life is Strange is a narrative driven choose your own adventure game. The first episode is an introduction to the strange world and it sets the scene for the next episodes to take place.
The writing is a bit awkward at times but it looks great **** soundtrack is A+. It has interesting characters and a cool, if not a bit cliche main plot. This type of game might not be every ones cup of tea, but at only 5 dollars, why not give it a shot.
With all that has happened, I'd be surprised if Life is Strange didn't get nominated for game of the year - 2015. So many things are done right here despite not being up to par with graphics. It goes to show you though, you don't need good graphics to make an amazing game. The positives outshine the negatives by far. It's best part is the game's story, and the way it manages to keep the player involved. You feel the weight behind some of the decisions you make during the game, some being heavy enough to make you want to come back and experience more.
Episode 1 starts somewhat slow, painting you a picture for the orgasm to come.
Episode 1 - 10 out of 10
Life is Strange holds something unique – a sort of nostalgia and reflection of reality. While at times the stereotypical teen life is overplayed in the dialogue, the characters and Max’s world grew on me. Even in a short span of an episode, I felt the pains, struggles, and happiness of the characters and inevitably wanted to learn more about them.
Enigmatic in parts, frustrating in others, Dontnod demonstrates it can fuse the domestic with the supernatural with a deft hand, and succeeds in creating a pastel world brimming with intrigue in about three hours.
There's enough ground work laid here to pave the way for future instalments, but a lot of the good is undone by lip sync issues and some of the most mind-bogglingly bad dialogue that we've heard in recent memory.
It was just on Steam sale for 2.50€ and I've noticed some other folks having tried it out so I thought I could give it a shot.
What an experience. The coolest thing about it is what makes other games in that genre often annoying: you can't quickly go back and make changes. And that is actually the core feature of the game.
Now, the storytelling is super immersive, the plot is mysterious. It makes you want more at the end of the first episode.
If you ever wanted to know how a teenager girl's life and mind might look like, this is your chance. It's about a high school girl's life, her daily situations, her dreams, her problems. Actually the girl can reverse time, so you have the chance to change your decision from bad to worse whenever you want. No matter what you do, the consequences will prevail. This is exactly how an adolescent feels like, all the time. If you are older, you will feel reminded of times you thought long time forgotten. And yes, it's boring. Even though there is crime and murder everything drowns in the desperate dullness of a place that should never have been populated. Apropos nature: You will see the worst drawn trees in your life, and much of the other graphics details is sketch-like, unfinished. I guess the game might be a good recommendation for many female players, but it's just a guess.
Ok this game is good, no worries on that. But the story itself reminds me of something already seen. Donnie Darko to be straight.
Too many similarities with that movie.
Also i didn't like much the fact that there is no real reaction when she discovers her "ability".
"Hey i can bend time! It's so normal!"
Even Hiro of tv series "Heroes" had a better reaction to that!
Take a telltale game, add a super power that lets you reverse time and then **** out all the interesting characters and storytelling. I honestly thought the idea of time reverse was genius, but I couldn't get connected even in the slightest to any of the characters. The dialogue felt really awkward and a lot of the situations just didn't interest me. If you like the telltale games you really might like this game, but I personally did not.
There is a fundamental flaw in the design of the game and it happens so early that it destroys every imaginable hope to have about the experience it has to offer.
The point of this game, supposedly is to let you decide and experience a story based on the decisions you give but the game itself is not honest about the choices that are given to you.
In just tfive minutes into the game, you are given two choices "truth" and "hide the truth" but upon selecting "truth" , the protagonist makes up a misleading statement which is nowhere near the truth.
guy threatens a girl with a gun, but protagonist tells that he is waving around a gun as if there is no one beside him.
TLDR, the decisions in this game are just illusions, the devs worked so hard for those scripts and voice overs so you will experience it no matter what you chose.
SummaryChrysalis is an introduction to the world of Life is Strange. You’ll see Max and Chloe reunite and you’ll make important choices that will influence their destiny. You will observe some of the short-term consequences of those choices but know that there are also mid and long-term repercussions that will pan out over the course of the lat...