Life is Strange: Episode 3 - Chaos Theory Image
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  • Summary: In the third installment of Life is Strange, Max & Chloe ramp up their investigation to find out what exactly is going on at Blackwell Academy and the whereabouts of Rachel Amber. Secrets will be uncovered and Max will find another use for her power.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 22, 2015
    100
    Like the previous episodes, the game continues to be a rollercoaster of emotions offering laughs, tender sweetness, and tragedy with little warning.
  2. May 27, 2015
    95
    With the power to rewind time and choose what happens it always comes with a price; it could be good or bad, but in the end it will always affect us. Life is Strange has shown that in a spectacular way, and I highly suggest it to anyone reading this review.
  3. May 28, 2015
    90
    This is the best episode of Life is Strange thus far, because the relaxed atmosphere is changing in a more enticing game in which Max's gift is becoming more and more powerful. The relationship with Chloe gets way more important, and that brings a lot of emotional involvement.
  4. May 19, 2015
    80
    While Chaos Theory may not hit the highs of episode 2, it does carry on its tale of loss and mystery with aplomb.
  5. May 20, 2015
    80
    Beyond the mood-breaking fetch quests and blank stares, however, Life is Strange has finally come into its own in Episode Three, shedding some dialogue and pacing problems from previous episodes.
  6. May 19, 2015
    80
    Environmental puzzles function similarly, and are bigger and more involved than in previous episodes.
  7. May 18, 2015
    70
    I keep wondering how some of my choices will play out, and I'm invested in these characters and the world. Hopefully, Dontnod can make everything between the characters' struggles and supernatural occurrences feel satisfying and pay off in the end.

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  1. May 22, 2015
    10
    This game does everything so well, you will be left emotionally stressed once the credits begin to roll, Life Is Strange is like a continuousThis game does everything so well, you will be left emotionally stressed once the credits begin to roll, Life Is Strange is like a continuous roller coaster and never lets up. Expand
  2. May 28, 2015
    9
    Life is Strange is one of the best games that allow you to make choices. Your choices actually change the game play and follows through them,Life is Strange is one of the best games that allow you to make choices. Your choices actually change the game play and follows through them, giving a unique game with every choice, on this aspect is preformed better then any other games i have tried ike this, including the Mass Effect trilogy. The writing in this game also is hilarious in some aspects an the way this game handles major issues such as teenage suicide, drug use, PTSD, and paranoia is refreshing an real in way to handle this writing with a fun time time travel twist.

    Now this game isnt all-around perfect, aome times the lip syncing is off or the writing falls abit flat but these are easily over looked, and this improves every episode, including episode 3.

    This episode, while not as heavy as the previous one, still delivers on the dramatic scale, allowing the characters to evolve and become fleshed out, giving them more problems an even touching on issues with having a handicap and the butterfly effect and diffrent dimensions.
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