I didn’t know about this until I signed into Steam a few moments ago. Apparently the 2015 adventure game Life is Strange, which was created by French studio Dontnod, is getting a prequel called, rather appropriately, Before the Storm. It was announced at E3, just a couple of days ago.
I thought the original Life Is Strange was a great game. It was beautiful to look at and the story was quite interesting. However, it had its flaws. Apart from the fact that, contrary to the marketing spiel, your choices don’t really affect the game that much, there was also the issue of the whole payoff. It depended entirely on you caring about someone that, in my opinion, wasn’t really worth caring about: the protagonist’s “BFF” Chloe Price. And now Chloe is the protagonist this time round.So I can’t really say I’m terribly excited by this announcement. It may be that this prequel makes Chloe a more sympathetic character, but it’s not going to be easy to make me change my view of her as an angry, self-centred and extremely manipulative individual. I’m actually more interested in the Life Is Strange sequel, which is also in the works. But I’ll keep an eye out for news about Before the Storm too, just to see if my expectations for it change.
Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!
I have finished playing through episode 5 of Dontnod Entertainment’s Life is Strange, which is entitled Polarized. This is not really a review of it; just my thoughts and impressions. Oh, and please be aware that although I don’t intend to divulge details about the gameplay and story of this episode, don’t read what follows if you are trying to avoid spoilers.
It’s about a month overdue, but the fifth and final episode (in this first series, at least) of the episodical adventure game Life Is Strange, by Dontnod Entertainment, will be out in a matter of hours. The trailer for the finale itself has only just come out, so it seems Dontnod Entertainment have been pulling out all the stops to get this episode finished in time for October 20, which is the release date they announced for it about a week ago. So if you haven’t seen it, here is the trailer for episode 5, called Polarized.
The trailer does a good job of not revealing much, doesn’t it? [^_^] To be honest, I’m not as excited for this episode as I was for previous ones. Maybe it’s because of the delay. Maybe it’s because the plot seems to be getting more and more outlandish. But I still do want to see how Max’s story ends.
I’ll try and write another post about Polarized soon, after I’ve played it through. Till then, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!
The fourth part of the episodical adventure game Life Is Strange, by Dontnod Entertainment, has just been announced for release on the 28th of July! The title for it is Dark Room. Spooky!
I haven’t posted anything about LIS before, but I’ve been playing it from the day Episode 1, Chrysalis, was released way back in January. It’s basically an interactive teen sci-fi drama. You control a young photography student named Maxine (Max for short) Caulfield, who suddenly discovers she has the ability to rewind time and, as a result, alter it. However, she also becomes aware of some seemingly sinister goings-on around her and, on top of all that, she has visions of an impending disaster that is going to hit her hometown of Arcadia Bay…