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  • Summary: Life is Strange is a hand drawn work of art and every action enacts a butterfly effect - but with the power to rewind time, what would you change? And would it turn out to be a change for the better or worse?

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Life is Strange - E3 2015 Trailer
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 4, 2016
    100
    Life is Strange really cannot be described. It is a totally unique EXPERIENCE, that in unbelievable way deceives and its magic can only be experienced firsthand. [Issue #259]
  2. Nov 2, 2015
    90
    Life is Strange is one of the episodic series in the short history of the genre. The game has a great story, skillfully takes on serious issues and has a really good soundtrack. What's more - there is at least as much gameplay as there is simple viewing, and the entire game can take more than a dozen hours to finish. There are some minor flaws here and there but they won't overshadow the fact that this is one of the best stories of the year.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    Dec 3, 2015
    90
    Maybe too mumblecore for some, Life is Strange is a wonderfully dark story of friendship and personal apocalypse. [Dec 2015, p.63]
  4. Oct 26, 2015
    80
    As you would expect from a point and click game, almost the complete value of Life is Strange resides on its narrative. There are a few moments in which gameplay takes center stage, but it ends up being crushed by the intensity of the story and the development of the characters. Having said that, in order to really enjoy the experience, you better play the complete game, as it is getting better with each chapter.
  5. Jan 19, 2016
    80
    Life is Strange is flawed, but this paranormal coming-of-age story is nevertheless refreshing proof that small stakes can still feel important, given strong characters.
  6. Nov 20, 2015
    80
    Sometimes awkward but sometimes brilliant, Life Is Strange brings a fresh new perspective to episodic, choice-driven storytelling.
  7. Nov 30, 2015
    67
    Life Is Strange is a very controversial game. On one hand, it sets a new quality standard in ‘cinematic’ adventure games — from now on, they must give freedom to players and make them emotionally invested in on-screen events. On the other hand, it’s packed with dumb gaffes and disastrous shortcomings. Still, if you managed to reach the end credits and spent the next couple of days thinking about the characters, then it was worth it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 468
  1. Feb 3, 2015
    10
    A fantastic game from Squire Enix
    1.Graphics is just awesome.Color combination used here is just perfect and capture the true American
    A fantastic game from Squire Enix
    1.Graphics is just awesome.Color combination used here is just perfect and capture the true American theme...what is more, the attention given to graphics is insane ..even the little things are done with care....(10/10)

    2.Main character Max is likable person...they should give little more attention to side characters and story (7/10)
    3.interesting game mechanic...
    4.F**k you IGN for misguiding people with this game...this a fantastic effort
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  2. Nov 3, 2020
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played in my life! Graphics are awesome, the main characters are FANTASTIC. I loved every single part of this game!
  3. Feb 29, 2016
    10
    IMHO, one of the best storytelling in video games history. So compelling, so mature topics and with excellent cliffhangers at the end of each episode.
  4. Mar 18, 2020
    9
    Amazing storytelling, one of the best "Choices Matter" game ever! 23hrs on record.
  5. Oct 13, 2016
    9
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  6. May 9, 2022
    8
    historia cativou por mais que n seja tão interessante, os gráficos e o qualidade técnica da gemeplay deixam muito a desejar, o ultimo episodiohistoria cativou por mais que n seja tão interessante, os gráficos e o qualidade técnica da gemeplay deixam muito a desejar, o ultimo episodio é o único que realmente prende uma boa narrativa, o inicio do game é muito chato Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2021
    0
    This game is total garbage how tf was i enjoying this **** years ago, fr this is just bad

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