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Life Is Strange

30 January 2015
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A high school student in Arcadia Bay, Oregon discovers an ability to reverse time and uses it to alter her decisions in life and the people around her.
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I've never been so genuinely pissed off by a game or its characters more than this one has. Christ ._.
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The game is great. The characters, the atmosphere, everything. Life is Strange made me feel attached to Max and Chloe's friendship, and when I reached the end, I felt sadness, joy and relief.

It is the absolute peak of episodic gaming, and no other game has given me such a wide range of emotions in the last few years.

I was also amazed at how great the story was. Beautiful and expressive, why can't more games try something like this?

I was a little disappointed with the third episode, but it was worth the wait and the rest of the game convinces me of that.
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BoreCanal 2023-09-05T23:59:40Z
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revisiting this game was a roller-coaster, i didn't remember it having so many cringy dialogues. i guess it makes sense, we're talking about teenagers, can't say it isn't how they talk, even though it's painfully awkward sometimes.

another thing i didn't remember was the characters of this being so obnoxious. just like i said previously, it does make sense, but it does get on your nerves a lot of the times.

with that out of the way, i can confidently this game is a pretty solid experience and narrative until the last third.

the game knots well the part of the "your actions will have consequences" even though it's pretty exagerated (it basically gives you an amplified version of the trolley problem) by the end, but the biggest problem lies with the antagonist.

there's a twist villain, and it's one of the worst i've ever seen. it tries justifying it wasn't out of nowhere because of ONE random phrase he said that no normal human being would suspect, and it also tries redeeming one of the "baddy" characters that never even did anything to be hated. so i guess that's good.

the emotional beats the narrative tries pulling are hit or miss, but most of them land. the hard thing is trying to make us empathize with some of these characters that are absolutely pieces of shit, but i guess that's the point of it? showing bad people are also human beings? idk, other works have done that much better.

in the end, life is strange is a game that's much better theorizing about what happened or could've happened than what actually happened.
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amauralho 2024-02-08T17:30:50Z
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This action will have no consequences…
Life is Strange started promising, but it turned out that as a detective story it's pretty uninspired, not very well thought out as a time-travel science fiction piece, its characters are so cliché and one note it physically hurts (you can't do drama or slice-of-life with this lot), and its attempts at social commentary are shallow and laughable. In the last chapter the game at least tries to be somewhat self-aware, but then it pulls out of its ass ending worthy of Mass Effect 3 that renders everything you've done totally pointless (mind you, this game is literally starts with an exclaimer that "player choice … will impact the past, present and future"). What a waste of time. Writers of this game should've been flogged with a whip instead of getting awards.
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steinsohn 2023-12-09T22:10:47Z
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amazing game. the game has a y2k charm and i recommend that you give it a try without any preconceived conceptions
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Life Is Strange contains moments of delicate sensibilities, but its main plot meanders, has an unsatisfying plot twist (the teacher being the antagonist is far fetched) and has a confusing ending sequence (the psychological horror)

The idyllic moments are pleasant and youthful, and can be understated, but under the full scope of the game, they are rare and one more often feels tedium as you drag through sequences.

I may recommend the game if you are into the aesthetics of "fan-of-indie high school students, relaxing and chilling in semi-rural America", but the game more resembles a low adventure mystery plot, one that is slow and ends unsatisfactorily. Approach with caution.
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alalal42 2023-11-09T18:23:59Z
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  • willoverdoseonmusic 2024-03-20 07:22:09.068895+00
    probably was before
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  • Michael_1604 2024-04-11 17:38:07.701317+00
    chloe is so hot
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  • Michael_1604 2024-04-15 01:47:47.379352+00
    even though I knew how it ends I still cried
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  • Nergal997 2024-05-03 11:22:35.54582+00
    The writing in this game is on Twilight's level.
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  • theamazingxyz 2024-05-13 03:37:02.641056+00
    This game really encapsulates a very specific attitude/type of person from the 2010s, the first three episodes are hit after hit of--probably unintentional--funny dialogue but the sincerity really binds the thing together. If you were 'there' it's very difficult not to love LiS, even though it fails on most criteria. You don't need Chekhov's stupid gun if you can hella rewind time.
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  • kendricco 2024-06-01 19:43:31.626504+00
    fuck this game it brainfucked me when i was a kid and now i only like alt-girls with dyed hair
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  • DaymanNightman 2024-06-08 13:45:55.860436+00
    The Great American Novel
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  • packtsardines 2024-06-09 23:25:31.693496+00
    hella
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