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Old 03-27-15, 11:03 AM
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Life is Strange (5 eps on 360,XO,PS3,PS4,PC) - Time Lords and hipsters, apply within

The game's plot focuses on Maxine Caulfield, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. The game will consist of five episodes

*image above from NeoGAF... does not depict actual events in the game...
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or does it???


I figured this game deserved its own thread, instead of being stuck in the XO thread where no one's paying attention.

Episode 1 came out in January, and was awesome.

Episode 2 came out this week, and I just finished it, and it was INTENSE.

The music in this game continues to impress me. And the easter eggs / references / etc. are all top-notch. Like this one, from Episode 2...
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(sorry it's off-angle. I didn't want to get in the way of my projector, and I'm using a shitty phone)


If I have minor complaint about this game, it's that the voices never match with the mouth movements. It's like they didn't think it was important. It's not a deal-breaker, but it can be kind of frustrating. I just watch the characters' actions instead of their mouths.
A bigger complaint is that, with all the focus (HA!) on photography, I really wish the game allowed the player to manually take the photos themselves to add a bit of customization to the action.

What I DO like (a lot) is, when exploring your surroundings, the characters almost always have something to say, and it's always spoken, not just text. It adds a level of realness that I appreciate.

Anyway, this game, so far, is awesome. In the first episode, I didn't really struggle with my choices, but in episode 2... man... there's some choices where NONE of them seem like the right move. Nail-biting stuff, I tell ya!
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Old 03-27-15, 11:46 AM
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Haven't played episode 2 yet but yeah this is a fantastic game. People who are getting with bored with the Telltale formula should give this game a shot.
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Old 03-27-15, 11:52 AM
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I had no clue this even existed. Gonna get the first episode tonight.
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I was really interested in this but never did pick it up. I think i will if there's a sale.
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I bought the season pass after the first episode. Excited for Episode 2
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It's on my wishlist. Hopefully it'll be discounted during the Steam Summer sale and I'll pick it up then.
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Re: Life is Strange (5 eps on 360,XO,PS3,PS4,PC) - Time Lords and hipsters, apply wit

Like I said, Episode 2 gets kind of intense.

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Near the end, when you're talking Kate down from killing herself... I was able to save her, but it didn't even cross my mind that she might actually die and her character would be gone. I figured you would just "lose" and have to start that scene over. I only realized this after I finished the chapter and saw that some people WEREN'T able to save Kate. I kind of want to go back and try that timeline, but man... talk about morbid.
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Picked it up with the 10% off Sony coupon. Looking forward to it.
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Any difference in getting a last gen or current gen version? The latter just looks..... sharper? or what?
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Finished episode one. Very good stuff there. Excited to DL episode 2.
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Re: Life is Strange (5 eps on 360,XO,PS3,PS4,PC) - Time Lords and hipsters, apply wit

While playing episode 2, my wife
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let Kate die. For her very last choice, she chose to tell Kate that suicide is a sin. That backfired.


She's pretty torn up about it, and is now in the process of replaying both episodes to see what she can do differently, in general.
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While I was playing Episode 2 my wife walked in during the early
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and shook her head at me and went to bed.
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Old 04-07-15, 10:39 AM
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While playing episode 2, my wife
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let Kate die. For her very last choice, she chose to tell Kate that suicide is a sin. That backfired.


She's pretty torn up about it, and is now in the process of replaying both episodes to see what she can do differently, in general.
Holy moley. Episode two was great.
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Episode 3 coming May 19th.

http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/li...-coming-may-19
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Yay! I can't wait to start finding out how many of my "correct" choices turn out horribly.
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Sweet.
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Excellent! Ep2 was intense. My wife wants to play Ep3 before I do. HA!!
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Old 05-18-15, 11:23 AM
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For those playing on PC or Xbox One, you should be able to download and play the game at 5:01pm Pacific Time tonight. All other platforms will have it unlocked on schedule tomorrow.
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Damn this game has some dark shit going on. In Episode 3, I...
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1. left the money. Felt good about that especially after realizing Chloe's fate in the "new" timeline.
2. Kissed Chloe, because Max is hard-core.
3. Sided with David. Dude is an asshole, but I felt bad for Chloe's mom because Chloe keeps starting fights, and it's shitty to be stuck between two people who hate each other so much.
4. Kept frank's dog from harm because who the fuck would have thrown that bone into the fucking street?? You monster.
5. Gave the gun to Chloe because I felt it was safe in her hands, not Frank's.

Other fun stats...
- I didn't kill Lisa, the plant.
- I chose Bacon & Eggs over pancakes. Go team protein!
- I helped Alyssa for the third time in a row. That girl needs to be more careful about her surroundings. Jeez.

Also, Warren is the best. I love that kid.


This is turning out to be one of my top games of the year. It has its flaws, but those are easily overshadowed by the story, pop culture references, and choices you have to make.
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I love this game! I just started playing it yesterday after watching some people playing it on Twitch. It's Telltale plus Quantic Dream, but more player agency than Telltale and fewer quick-time events than Quantic Dream (that is, none).

I played several episodes of Game of Thrones earlier in the day (it was a slow day) and it just magnified the differences comparing it to that game, where you're basically on rails regardless of your choices.

I like the little touches in the game that make the characters feel three dimensional, like how Warren is a good guy but at the same time clingy and subtly patronizing, like how he offers to explain (mansplain) "Primer" to Max, despite the fact that she's smart enough to work it out on her own.

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Old 06-21-15, 11:41 PM
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Yeah, this is my GOTY so far. Fingers crossed for a physical release.
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It's $15.99 on Steam. I'm so tempted to get it but with Batman coming I'm not sure when I'll get to playing it.
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Yeah, this is my GOTY so far. Fingers crossed for a physical release.
It's up there for me too. I wouldn't expect a physical release. It's a $20 game, and although Square Enix is distributing... I just don't see it happening.

I think I read that Ep4 should be out in late July. I hope that happens.
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Fingers crossed for a physical release.
That's what I'm waiting for, so I can finally play it.
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NewEgg has the PC version on sale as part of a Square-Enix sale, $2 for the first episode and $6.80 for the season pass. Newsletter subscribers get a code that's an additional 15% off, so I picked this up for $7.48 total.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-LEB0A&Page=2

Looks like it's been this cheap before but never saw it. Looking forward to giving this a go since I'm light on things to play at the moment.

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