ByRyan Blundell, writer at
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Ryan Blundell

Over the years, there have been many video games released, but only a few that changed what video games can be. The latest one, in my opinion, to do so is the episodic: Life Is Strange.

Life Is Strange is a game told from the perspective of student, Maxine (Max) Caulfield, who has a vision of a lighthouse destroyed by a swelling tornado. She awakes instantly to find herself in the middle of class. To restore her composure, she goes to the restroom. There, Max witnesses the murder of a girl. In a single, sudden effort, she rewinds time and is moved back into the classroom from before. Informed of the following outcome, she rushes off to rescue the girl, using her recently developed ability. It is revealed that the person Max saved was her childhood friend Chloe.

This episodic experience makes for a very unique game. The dialogue is weird and cheesy in places but that doesn't ruin the story or gameplay. This game is really special because it messes with your emotions and, surprisingly, it makes you care for the characters and throws off your expectations in many ways.

As it is episodic, there are multiple versions of events that can happen but because of the time travel elements you can go through the game and rewind back to see other versions/events that can happen.


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