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  1. #1

    Life is Strange

    Just finished episode one and here are some quick thoughts.

    This is very much what you'd expect from an adventure game, with great characters held together with an interesting story. The rewind mechanic is executed well, playing a role in the story very nicely and it lets you check out the short term outcome of a decision without really having to make it.

    Once the episode is finished you can load back up the different parts in a collectible mode and find some photo op moments which you might've missed during your play through. All the trophies/achievements are connected to finding these ten hidden moments and taking their photos. None were particularly difficult and some make use of your "powers."

    Only being the first episode I can't really go into how much the decisions can effect the story but I'm not really expecting too much of a huge impact.

    For me the script stands out really well, with a few pop culture references in thrown in here and there to add some life to the characters. Some of the dialogue thrown around is a little forced and distracting at times, almost like they're trying to hard with lines like "for cereal?!" but it doesn't take too much away and reminds me of teen movies from my childhood.

    Overall an impressive first episode, slow paced but interesting enough to keep me holding on for six weeks till episode 2 is out.

  2. #2
    This looks very cool from what I've seen of it, the Giant Bomb quick look. Internal struggle as to whether I should get it for PS4 or PC though, decisions decisions.

    This made me giggle too.


  3. #3
    Can't say I was too impressed to be honest. Thought the script was poorly written. The execution questionable and wasn't too keen on the controls. Maybe it will get better but D4 and the Walking Dead series are better types of this sort of game IMO.

  4. #4
    I just played it all in one sitting, I quite liked it.

    There are a few dodgy script moments, especially the very hasty handling of Max getting her abilities near the start, but other than that I thought it was good.

    I quite like this style of game, whether it's Monkey Island, Heavy Rain or The Walking dead. I really like the fact that you can answer a question posed by a character and if you don't like their response or you feel like you've put yourself in an awkward position later in the game, you can use Max's powers to redo that moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by shaffy_oppa View Post
    For me the script stands out really well, with a few pop culture references in thrown in here and there to add some life to the characters. Some of the dialogue thrown around is a little forced and distracting at times, almost like they're trying to hard with lines like "for cereal?!" but it doesn't take too much away and reminds me of teen movies from my childhood.
    The "cereal?" moment is intentionally a bit naff, Chloe even comments on it as being a bit childish.

    The thing that actually annoys me the most is that Max looks like this in the Promo art


    but looks much more normal in the game
    Last edited by EvilBoris; 01-02-2015 at 07:52 PM.

  5. #5
    As a game enjoyed it... even tho this episode was basically an intro/tutorial and not much else.

    The kids weren't too annoying, except Chloe and her constant use of "hella"
    Soundtrack is not my cup of tea, very Dawsons Creek!
    Last edited by BaronSqwelch; 02-02-2015 at 04:49 PM.

  6. #6
    Is this one of those indie games where it feels like the programmers wrote the script as well?

    As I find a lot of narrative driven indie games suffer from awful writing which ruins it for me. I know this isn't indie, but...yeah.

    The comments above about the script have made me wary.

  7. #7
    Just seen this on Live, & have downloaded the demo for now, as I have too many of these types of game to complete already.

    Havent skated with the demo yet, but it looks pretty nice all round - characters, story, style.
    Will post my opinion asap

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by wakka View Post
    As I find a lot of narrative driven indie games suffer from awful writing which ruins it for me. I know this isn't indie, but...yeah.
    DONTNOD are an independent developer

  9. #9
    So is it a 6/10 opinion like most reviews say?

    Not a fan of this genre of games really, Walking Dead series didn't click with me like it seems to have with 99% of gamers.

    Will try the demo at some point though.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBoris View Post
    DONTNOD are an independent developer
    Well in that case....does it have absolutely bobbins writing like most other indie games?

    I suppose I should play the demo and find out.

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