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  • Summary: Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10-year-old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit. Hearken back to your childhood and play a touching narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award-winningMeet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10-year-old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit. Hearken back to your childhood and play a touching narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award-winning game Life is Strange. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an original story set in the Life is Strange Universe that contains links to the brand-new story an characters of Life is Strange 2. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Jun 25, 2018
    90
    An excellent, painfully brief piece of storytelling, with some decent characters and a lot of heart.
  2. Aug 26, 2018
    85
    Captain Spirit brings us the prequel for Life is Strange 2. The game revolves around Chris a.k.a. Captain Spirit. You get to make choices that affect the story and takes you through an emotional adventure. If you like Life is Strange, this is a must play.
  3. Jun 29, 2018
    80
    Simply awesome. Fans of the series know exactly what to expect while newcomers are welcomed into this world of tragedy and whimsy. It's free and fun, what more do you want?
  4. Jun 27, 2018
    78
    Despite some narrative clichés, the little prequel of Life is Strange 2 proves to be very effective in intensity and emotion.
  5. Jul 3, 2018
    75
    This is a small and free preview of Life is Strange 2. It shows how games of Dontnod play and it is amazing how Dontnod can tell an emotional story in a very short amount of time.
  6. Jun 25, 2018
    75
    Even though Captain Spirit stays in his comfort zone most of the time, there are some interesting new ideas in it. We definitely will see Chris again in Life is Strange 2, and I’m curious to see how his life will cross Arcadia Bay’s.
  7. Aug 26, 2018
    40
    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit attempts to set the stage for Chris and his heroic adventures, but the execution is lacking. Its lack of focus, along with its robust “Awesome Things to Do” chore list, make its two hour runtime drag out far longer than it has any right to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    Was a nice Adventure play that little Part to Life is Strange 2 , the Story of Captain Spirit ist awesome i cant wait see more
  2. Jun 26, 2018
    9
    Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit was.... awesome! The game has a better gameplay engine than LIS1, movements feel a bit more fluid, andAwesome Adventures of Captain Spirit was.... awesome! The game has a better gameplay engine than LIS1, movements feel a bit more fluid, and there are nice little things in the textures in the game that make you fall in love with the art style all over again if you're a LIS fan in general. I like Chris as a character and his imagination throws me back into my childhood, and it constantly brings a smile to my face during gameplay. The game has also noticeably involved itself with problems we have in today's world, with abusive parents strung together with a bottle of alcohol, and child neglect. It's a fascinating story for a demo. I will admit the gameplay is still just not something I find awesome in today's world of games, with walking around and interacting, but it was still fun! Detroit Become Human was a similar experience for me and I still fell in love with it. This game has unloaded EVERY bit of hype I have for LIS2 and tripled it! I can't wait to see more of Chris when Life is Strange 2 comes out late September. It will definitely be a great game, and I will be preordering it. Expand
  3. Jun 26, 2018
    9
    Even though it's just a free demo to prepare us for LiS 2, Captain Spirit is detailed to the brim, with it's own little story to tell. WorthEven though it's just a free demo to prepare us for LiS 2, Captain Spirit is detailed to the brim, with it's own little story to tell. Worth checking out if you are a fan of the Life is Strange universe. Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2018
    8
    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit made me believe in the Life is Strange franchise again. I was completely disappointed by Before theThe Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit made me believe in the Life is Strange franchise again. I was completely disappointed by Before the Storm (I know it's not DontNod's product, but still).

    As soon as the (very short) prologue/demo started, with the haunting song Death with Dignity by Sufjan Stevens I just knew LiS was back. It was just time to check it out and confirm. The little, yet adorable, story about Chris tells a tale of loneliness and wonder, of how a kid's mind can be a world of its own, even if the reality around them is sad (and even dysfunctional). I was immediately caring about Chris, and hoping that his story would reach a happy conclusion.

    I won't spoil anything, of course. There is absolutely NO REASON to skip this. It's short, it's fun, it has the typical Life is Strange gameplay and charm - AND IT'S FREE. So, if you (like me) was madly in love with LiS 1, please do yourself a favor and download CS. You won't regret it, I promise you.

    By the end, I had a tear in my eye and a mind exploding with ideas and theories. And one certainty: my Life is Strange is back. And it's time to check its next season.
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  5. Jun 27, 2018
    7
    Captain Spirit is a decent preview of what’s to come in the next instalment of the Life is Strange series, but it is indeed just a preview atCaptain Spirit is a decent preview of what’s to come in the next instalment of the Life is Strange series, but it is indeed just a preview at its core.

    With an incredibly short length of just around an hour and nearly no challenge or puzzle solving, you won’t find much which will get you hooked here if you’ve experienced the adventures of Max and Chloe.

    However, I must give the game credit for fantastic handling of emotional moments and a particularly nostalgic charm brought forward to the premise which will bring many back to the days of their childhood.

    It is Life is Strange, just without the long length and challenge, two aspects which really helped the first two entries in the franchise to be enjoyable and really allowed us to connect with the characters.

    Definitely worth the purchase because of the lack of pricing, but don’t expect too much depth here, not as much as the original two games at least.
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  6. Mar 29, 2020
    6
    Para lo que es y lo que dura, teniendo en cuenta que es gratis, no está nada mal.
  7. Jul 1, 2018
    1
    while i haven't actually """""played'''''' the game i dont have to this isnt a **** game its a REALLLLLLLLLLY bad visual novel, and imwhile i haven't actually """""played'''''' the game i dont have to this isnt a **** game its a REALLLLLLLLLLY bad visual novel, and im hesitant to even call it that because at least even some of THE WORST visual novels are actually interesting on their own, i say on their own because the way i experienced this game was through the Friends Without Benefits letsplay of it, and let me tell you that is one of the the FUNNIEST series on the internet period, and that series and that series alone is what saves this game from a 0, in short DONT play this game if you wanna experience this game watch Friends Without Benefit's letsplay of it, seriously its REALLY funny, W A T C H I T Expand

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