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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Nov 1, 2015
    95
    From its opening moment until its final scene plays, Life is Strange is a wonderful, beautiful, captivating, touching adventure built upon the undying friendship of two girls trying to find their place in the world.
  2. Nov 7, 2015
    91
    If you’re on the market for a dramatic and original episodic series with unique gameplay mechanics and an intriguing story to tell, then consider checking out Life is Strange. I definitely need to reiterate how impressed I am with Dontnod Entertainment's first foray into the episodic adventure genre, and we're definitely excited to see where they'll be taking us next.
  3. Jan 8, 2016
    90
    With tremendous cunning, Dontnod’s game moves from a teenage super-power fantasy toward a comment on our universal wish to repair time.
  4. Oct 29, 2015
    87
    The greatest strength of Life is Strange is that the excellent character work, supernatural twists, and serene environments manage to overcome any technical issues. It was easy for us to get hooked on guiding Max through this tumultuous time in her life, and the ending left our hearts and minds drained.
  5. Feb 5, 2016
    85
    An honest, sometimes even painful, story about friendship and finding yourself. Life is Strange is played with a lump in the throat and its ability to make a grown man tear up is its true "power".
  6. Dec 29, 2015
    85
    Due to excellent voice performances, a mysterious, sleepy little town that has plenty of intrigue and secrets, the added benefit of some exploration, and the undeniably appealing rewind feature, the game has a unique and extremely absorbing feel.
  7. Oct 21, 2015
    70
    As a whole series, Life is Strange has been an intriguing and emotional experience. The rewind mechanic is an intelligent inclusion to the interactive drama genre and gives the impression of having significant control over the narrative. That said, there's certainly an argument that player choices have all been leading to a singular binary decision which somewhat softens the finale's emotional punch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 199
  1. Jan 23, 2016
    10
    Further proof that video games can tell emotionally engaging stories and present relatable characters. Superb voice acting, beautiful artFurther proof that video games can tell emotionally engaging stories and present relatable characters. Superb voice acting, beautiful art design, a smooth score, and good use of licensed music all help to make this story game one worth playing. If you are looking to take a break from the usual RPGs and shooters, then I recommend you start with Life is Strange. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2018
    10
    Puede que su resolución no esté a la altura del resto del juego, o mejor dicho, de la experiencia que es Life is Strange, pero pienso que suPuede que su resolución no esté a la altura del resto del juego, o mejor dicho, de la experiencia que es Life is Strange, pero pienso que su desarrollo es de tal valor que sería injusto minusvalorar el resto. Pocos juegos tienen la capacidad de tenerte en vilo las 15-20 horas que dura sintiendo todo tipo de sensaciones y completamente conectado emocionalmente a los personajes, me caben en los dedos de una mano. En life is strange uno siente miedo, confusión, alegría, impotencia, alivio... todo eso y más sería quedarse corto. La banda sonora tiene gran culpa de ello, se las mejores que recuerde, tanto por sus temas en sí como por el uso que reflejan perfectamente el estado de los personajes en cada momento. En definitiva, una experiencia como pocas se puede encontrar uno. Expand
  3. Sep 15, 2017
    10
    A masterpiece in gaming culture and story crafting and deserves your purchase RIGHT NOW !

    plot= 10/10: explores video game and societal
    A masterpiece in gaming culture and story crafting and deserves your purchase RIGHT NOW !

    plot= 10/10: explores video game and societal taboos as well as crafting a story based on multiple intricate themes as well as also building up human and empathetic character arcs and realistic situations that felt written by humans and corporate drones just making up dialogue as the go along.

    gameplay=7/10: The game play incorporates the use of time travel which forms a different type of choice genre which i kind of wish was used more however i was not because it wouldn't feel unique. The game play uses this feature to make non repetitive and can be used for a variety of things and doesn't look like its trying too hard and more like its experimental. The element of choice in this game actually makes an influence on later dialogue and situations which really makes it seems that you must plan carefully more than any telltale game combined.

    those emotions tho such as the endings of an episode: 0/10 for the pain, 10/10 for the writing of them

    overall this game is a must for gamers and non gamers
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  4. Oct 11, 2016
    9
    After playing this game start to finish, I'm left wanting way way more lol, wow what an amazing, engaging story filled with bright interestingAfter playing this game start to finish, I'm left wanting way way more lol, wow what an amazing, engaging story filled with bright interesting characters you actually give a monkeys about, the game follows the story of to young ladies, max and her best freind Chloe in the search of a missing girl called Rachael, I cant really say much more as I don't want to spoil it for anyone, the game pritty much keeps you guessing from start to finish its just nothing short of fantastic, I really reel that telltale has some major competition in the title as anyone that has played this game will tell you there very similar in a lot of ways, which is by no means bad, if you a fan of telltale style point and click games please oh please don't miss this game it's great you would be robbing your self of a very enjoyable title. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2020
    9
    Life Is Strange consegue trazer um grande mundo sentimentalista e obscuro ao jogador. É inexplicável tamanha criatividade que a Square EnixLife Is Strange consegue trazer um grande mundo sentimentalista e obscuro ao jogador. É inexplicável tamanha criatividade que a Square Enix teve com Life Is Strange. Personagens marcantes, história INCRÍVEL e uma atmosfera de você jogar e conseguir se emocionar com tudo que está acontecendo.

    Muitos jogos do gênero (Interactive Film) não conseguem ter um começo, meio e fim sem deixar o jogador cansado, com sono ou até mesmo bravo por tamanha enrolação. Mas em LIS (Life Is Strange) consegue ter tudo isso e ainda mais! A história de vázio de Max e Chloe você consegue sentir aquilo, consegue sentir o desprezo e acaba ficando triste com elas junto.

    O jogo todo lhe apresenta uma realidade que vivemos: Pessoas querendo passar por cima das outras, luxuria, brigas e exibições. Como explica em LIS, Max tinha se mudado há um tempo de Arcadia Bay e, também, nunca foi tão popular, então praticamente ela não tinha muito o que perder, certo? ERRADO! Sua melhor amiga de infância (Chloe) era uma irmã pra ela, e quando Max foi embora tudo se desmoronou para Chloe, como não ter mais amigos, a morte de seu pai um tempo antes e, agora, tudo só iriá dar errado para ela.

    LIS explora o que todos nós se perguntamos alguma vez na vida "E se eu pudesse mudar tudo?". Max ganha um poder que ela pode voltar no tempo, mas acaba descobrindo que mudar o passado não é o que pensamos que seja as "mil maravilhas".

    Os coletáveis em LIS são ótimos! tem tudo a ver com a própria Max, são fotografias. Acho uma pena você não ter recompensas por achar algum ou todos coletáveis.

    única critica que tenho para LIS é ele ser vendido em capítulos. Sério, isso irrita demais.

    Com partes de chorar, se emocionar, sentir medo e tenções. Life Is Strange é um dos melhores games do gênero e o favorito de muitos. Ótimo trabalho Square por uma obra-prima desta!
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  6. Sep 29, 2017
    8
    Life is Strange is simply awesome ! one of the best games ever of story teller type. Make sure you'll do the right choice, because it couldLife is Strange is simply awesome ! one of the best games ever of story teller type. Make sure you'll do the right choice, because it could change the whole story, you have the power of regress in time and change the present ! Expand
  7. Feb 16, 2020
    0
    This wasn't a game, it was a 3d click through visual novel about being in a boarding school in oregon where the photography teacher drugsThis wasn't a game, it was a 3d click through visual novel about being in a boarding school in oregon where the photography teacher drugs women. An perverse ad campaign for semite hollywood oligarchs. Expand

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