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  • Summary: Chrysalis 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-termChrysalis 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 later episodes, in a butterfly effect manner. [DONTNOD] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jan 30, 2015
    100
    Life is Strange is another remarkable entry among its peers, and if Episode 1 is any indication of the direction Dontnod is taking their future games, they only have earned praise in their beautiful, touching, and engrossing release.
  2. Feb 3, 2015
    85
    The reality is, Life is Strange is a really charming enjoyable experience with a great deal of character depth and an intriguing, if not entirely original, story.
  3. Feb 10, 2015
    84
    Life is Strange elegantly meshes time-travelling with nostalgia-riddled teen drama, producing a sympathetic debut.
  4. Jan 30, 2015
    79
    A good start that shows a lot of potential and great personality but is a bit dragged down by the clunky writing.
  5. Mar 3, 2015
    76
    Life Is Strange has a charm that is hard to resist.
  6. More dull character for interactive drama is difficult to imagine. The LiS world is documentarily trivial, and the college, where Miss Caulfield will be studying managed to gather all the clichés from American movies for young adults: guys from sport team, kids with rich parents, nerds of all kinds... There is only one thing that is going to crush local routine: Max, for some unknown reason, is able to control time. [Issue #195, p.76]
  7. Feb 2, 2015
    65
    Dontnod has created great scenarios for a story I’m eager to learn more about, but the moment-to-moment interactions with people in Max Caulfield’s life are pretty painful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 56
  2. Negative: 7 out of 56
  1. Jun 29, 2015
    10
    This game is so good, I shat my pants.
    I really mean it. This has to be one of the best story-based games I've played in my life. The
    This game is so good, I shat my pants.
    I really mean it. This has to be one of the best story-based games I've played in my life. The immersion is perfetly done. The Rewind-Feature is awesome and gives you much freedom and doesnt leave you with frustration and bad feeling because of a bad decision you didn't know the outcome of. You can just rewind then. Awesome!
    It's very realistic and embodies the American Way of Life pretty accurately.
    I definiately reccomend this game. Escpecially if you are into kinda slow indie movies like Donnie Darko, Big Lebowski and Telltale games.
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  2. Jan 31, 2015
    10
    The games soundtracks is awesome. Story is interesting than many games. Life is Strange to apply for games of the year. For Turkish gamers,The games soundtracks is awesome. Story is interesting than many games. Life is Strange to apply for games of the year. For Turkish gamers, mutlaka deneyin pişman olmayacaksınız. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2015
    10
    This game largely seems to target teenagers. There is a lot of teen/high school drama at the center of the story. That being said, I enjoy theThis game largely seems to target teenagers. There is a lot of teen/high school drama at the center of the story. That being said, I enjoy the concept and the narrative style game. I really enjoy the soundtrack and the game in general. I have played through episode one myself and once where a friend did most of the playing. I noticed a few cons on the second playthrough. Some of the consequential decisions are not forced on you, which leads to some misplaced dialogue, and things you didn't know about being brought up like you did. I also noticed the decisions don't have much of an immediate weight, however I can see them having a much larger effect over the course of several episodes. I am extremely excited to see what follows, and I could see this being a great game as future episodes come out with a little less teen drama and more powerful decisions, should that come into play.

    Animations 6/10 - Lips are animated horribly in a very dialogue based game. General animations are okay, but they definitely don't blow anyone away.

    Story 9/10 - Although it is very teen drama oriented in this first episode, I feel that this is just a setup for a much greater story. Based on the end of Episode one, I think this will develop into a very well-done narrative.

    Gameplay 7/10 - Going into it as a Telltale-esque narrative focused game, and expecting more of an interactive movie, you will enjoy it. Don't expect advanced gameplay mechanics. This is ultimately a narrative aided by interactive media.

    Interest rating 10/10 - My scores for animations, story, and gameplay are relatively low, but I can definitely see this becoming a great game as the season continues, and its a refreshing break from something else. I am very excited for Episode 2, and found this to be a nice surprise for something I almost didn't bother to buy.
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  4. Apr 16, 2015
    9
    It´s very good, esta genial, muy fahernheit. or me, there's only one way to judge an adventure game: Did it touch me, or did it not. The firstIt´s very good, esta genial, muy fahernheit. or me, there's only one way to judge an adventure game: Did it touch me, or did it not. The first episode of Life is strange touched me very deeply, as I figured it would after watching the trailer. Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2015
    7
    Not bad - not 'brilliant' but glad I played it - I like when a developer tries out new ideas. I think this is a positive step forward andNot bad - not 'brilliant' but glad I played it - I like when a developer tries out new ideas. I think this is a positive step forward and builds on the great work done by devs like TellTale Inc

    Good Game

    NB: Rewind feature is kinda annoying - means you can't really fail and removes some of the meaning of your decision making.
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  6. Mar 25, 2015
    7
    I'm not really sure how to describe this game as an adult. It was an alright game in general.
    I'm a fan of choice/consequence games, but it
    I'm not really sure how to describe this game as an adult. It was an alright game in general.
    I'm a fan of choice/consequence games, but it was a teen drama, which may turn some people of it, and to be honest turned me off of it a little, because I don't relate to that kind of high school experience, or story.

    The dialogue was a bit much at times, but I understand why they had it.

    Overall though putting certain things aside, the soundtrack was alright, animation was good, and the story has great potential.
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  7. Feb 10, 2015
    0
    I can't remember a game so onoxious and annoying since theprince of persia the cell shaded one,but unfortunately this is even worse.The soI can't remember a game so onoxious and annoying since theprince of persia the cell shaded one,but unfortunately this is even worse.The so cliched teen girl who want to find his purpouse in life plus she is in her days... for christ sake SaquareEnix, I wanna puck!
    I was expecting a telltalegame plus Square Enix games weren't all bad until now. Even the not much recognized Murder Soul Suspect wasn't as horrendous as this one. Are SE so desperate in grabbing new audiences that now are aiming for the young female flower power sutff. My arse...
    Excuse me but now I have an abdominal pain cause Im in my days,thing is I am a man and not a teen,WHAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH.x(
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