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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: 27 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. 100
    A game so narrative driven as this would not be effective if the supporting aesthetics aren't up to scratch, and Life Is Strange is nothing short of a gorgeous game.
  2. Feb 5, 2015
    85
    Its gameplay and very short duration might not appeal to everyone, but the atmosphere in which the game immerses us thanks to an exceptional script is simply extraordinary.
  3. Feb 21, 2015
    80
    Life Is Strange’s first episode is a compelling, but awkwardly written introduction to a promising story.
  4. Feb 4, 2015
    79
    The characters and plot are great. The dialogue, not so much.
  5. Jan 29, 2015
    75
    The episode serves as a nice introduction to Max’s world and powers, but it also feels very introductory.
  6. Feb 17, 2015
    70
    In this episode we take a first look at a strange world with some interesting characters. Life is Strange Ep. 1, gives the impression of a small piece of a larger story that will follow.
  7. Feb 1, 2015
    60
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53
  1. Feb 2, 2015
    10
    This game oozes atmosphere. The soundtrack accompanies the gameplay perfectly and gives a "TV series" atmosphere like never seen before. NoThis game oozes atmosphere. The soundtrack accompanies the gameplay perfectly and gives a "TV series" atmosphere like never seen before. No need for hires graphics here - this game is sneeking up on you and will hit you with it's love for atmosphere. - but only if you don't rush it!

    Take it slow and you will fall in love with "Life Is Strange"

    (this game is not for everyone of course ...)
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  2. Feb 1, 2015
    10
    One of the best storytelling you will ever see in a game.
    The controls are good, the visual is gorgeous, and the mood is absolutely
    One of the best storytelling you will ever see in a game.
    The controls are good, the visual is gorgeous, and the mood is absolutely fantastic.
    Please, do try this one out.
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  3. Jan 30, 2015
    10
    Amazing game overall. It plays exactly like telltale adventures, but actually very good.

    Pros: Interesting story Amazing soundtracks
    Amazing game overall. It plays exactly like telltale adventures, but actually very good.

    Pros:
    Interesting story
    Amazing soundtracks which is in harmony with overall mood of the game and main character
    Maybe a little early to say, but seems like your choices actually matter. Unlike telltale games.
    Artwork is amazing
    Exteremely detailed game world, much like gone home, there are lots of stuff to explore

    Cons:

    Its episodic,
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  4. Jan 31, 2015
    9
    This game came out of nowhere for me, I remember seeing a trailer for it a while back and I kinda shrugged it off, but it appeared on theThis game came out of nowhere for me, I remember seeing a trailer for it a while back and I kinda shrugged it off, but it appeared on the PlayStation Store and I thought I'd give it a shot. Frankly, I absolutely love it. The premise, setting and characters are all fairly unique and interesting, definitely nothing I've seen done in a game previous to this. I'm genuinely excited to play the second episode now. Good job Squeenix. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2015
    8
    just finished episode 1 of the new 'Life is Strange' (a la Walking Dead StoryTelling kinda) game, as much as I don't dig the whole photographyjust finished episode 1 of the new 'Life is Strange' (a la Walking Dead StoryTelling kinda) game, as much as I don't dig the whole photography artistic mood, it's actually a really interesting look on school life and.... time travel, if you loved the Butterfly Effect, you should defo try this, so interesting to see how your choices affect life around you (And you can compare yourself with the rest of the world at the end!). Excellent music, great mood in general, graphically average but it's all about the story here, I believe the first episode costs only like 3quid so give it a chance if you fancy :) Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2015
    7
    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
    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!

    Poor writers.
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  7. Feb 3, 2015
    2
    A week passed as the game came out. But the owners Russian (and not only) Win7 x64 still can not even run the game without the "dancing with aA week passed as the game came out. But the owners Russian (and not only) Win7 x64 still can not even run the game without the "dancing with a tambourine," because when you start the game stupidly falls from an unknown error. Users certainly found a way to solve this problem, but paid for the game, and bought it yet to do something with its operating system to this miracle starts.
    I do not know whose fault is it - the developer or tester, but in technical terms - it's a failure.
    For "and so goes" technical execution of the game - "and so goes" my score - 2/10.
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