- Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:59
- Written by SW Hammond
Life Is Strange became a perfect storm of teenage angst, friendship, and adorable quirkiness backed by thoughtful storytelling and a heart-in-throat twist.
The story takes place in a struggling fishing village in the Pacific Northwest; a setting that plays seamlessly with hipster-savvy characters and strong female leads. You take control of our budding photographer protagonist, Max, on her 18th birthday as she’s recently enrolled in prestigious art-driven boarding school for gifted students. In the opening scene she has a crazy premonition and discovers that she has ability to control—reverse—time. It’s awesome. It’s every indie stereotype personified in a cataclysm of so much sugary-pop goodness that it hurts your teeth and rots your mind—only to later sideswipe you with depth and soul.
83% Pac North West Quirkiness With Gripping Depth
Life Is Strange is a total character piece. The game lives or dies by its characters and their relationships–and this game not only lives, but it transcends. Fantastic storytelling with gripping twists, compelling and well-researched universe, and thoughtful soundtrack; this game is solid and my favorite in a long time. The characters are highly relatable and realistic, with the philosophy of time-travel well thought out. Think of it as an interactive television show that is be experienced (not so much "played").