Posts Tagged ‘Life Is Strange’

RPS Chat: Life Is Strange Mid-Season Thoughts

By Adam Smith on March 26th, 2015.

The problem with trying to review the second episode of Life is Strange [official site], Dontnod’s five-part teen drama, is that it would be largely the same as the first episode review except steeped in spoilers. That’s why our episode 2 coverage is going to be a conversation between Adam and me. Full of spoilers. Like, SWIMMING in spoilers. Hella spoilers. From the start.

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Watch Life Is Strange Episode Two Launch Trailer

By Shaun Green on March 21st, 2015.

Life is Strange episode two screenshot

The second episode of Life is Strange [official site] is expected to finally get out of bed next week, on March 24th, probably long after noon. To that end, here’s a launch trailer (which I suppose should be strictly described as a “pre-launch trailer”)!

(Psst! Worried about spoilers? You may not need to be: I’ve not played Episode 1 yet, and having watched this I don’t feel that anything that wasn’t already fairly common knowledge has been revealed. I.e. the game stars a teenage girl with a special power, and is about her navigating her particularly dramatic high school life.)

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Help, GDC Is Here

By Cassandra Khaw on February 28th, 2015.

In two days, I will be on a plane for 36 hours. I am going to be very sad. Shortly after that, I will be doing my first exhibition at PAX East. Which is alternately both terrifying and kind of amazing. (I think.) So, just a short column this week because my brain is steaming like the air vents in Alien: Isolation. But I will see all of you soon. Not next week, unfortunately. But the week after that. (Apologies for the week before. Chinese New Year is murderous.) This week’s repost plushie is from dosbox!

(Wish me luck surviving the next week.)

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Life Is Strange Episode Two “On Track”

By Philippa Warr on February 27th, 2015.

Square Enix have issued a statement to reassure players of episodic mystery Life Is Strange that development of the second installment is on track. The statement (as well as a piece of concept art) followed reports that episode 2 would be delayed.

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Wot I Think: Life Is Strange, Episode One

By Philippa Warr on February 2nd, 2015.

More Instagram than Instagram

Life Is Strange [official site] is Dontnod’s interactive story game told over five episodes. The first – Chrysalis – is out now so Pip took a look. Here’s wot she thought:

There was a fanfiction website I used to read as a teenager. I wasn’t there for the fanfiction though, I was there for the original fiction subsite. It bristled with stories about misunderstood teens, about girls with a gift for one of the creative fields, who had awkward love lives and friend drama. They tended to fall for boys or girls whose eyes changed colour to match their innermost turmoil like some kind of facial mood ring.

These stories often traipsed deep into Mary Sue territory or wish-fulfilment territory. They were authored by people flexing their fledgling writing muscles within a framework of tropes. Taking them as a bundle they shared an oversaturated earnestness, like emotion could be achieved or amplified through a cocktail of adjectives and pathetic fallacy.

Life Is Strange treads that same path – and this is not an insult.

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Teen Time Travel: Life Is Strange

By Adam Smith on January 9th, 2015.

Square Enix have released the first of three developer diaries for upcoming episodic adventure Life Is Strange. As well as containing some background info about developers DONTNOD, creators of Remember Me, the video contains new footage from the game and discussion about the plot and themes. It’s a pleasantly tranquil video, in which the team are seen playing ping pong in slow motion while discussing independent film and the creation of their teen girl protagonist. The discussion takes place in a voiceover rather than during the slow motion table tennis, which is a shame.

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Oregon, Home: Life Is Strange

By Adam Smith on December 18th, 2014.

Inevitably, the quotes from critics that punctuate the first trailer for Life is Strange contain references to Gone Home. Telltale comparisons might seem more valid given that Life is Strange is an episodic adventure about drama and decision-making rather than puzzling, pointing and clicking, and the floating quotes dutifully invoke The Walking Dead. But there’s some teen angst on display as well in this tale of a photography student returning to her hometown. It’s a hometown packed with melancholy and mystery, naturally, and the plot suggests there might be a touch of Veronica Mars to throw in with other apparent influences. Oh – and the main character can rewind time, obviously.

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Remember ‘Em? Time Travel Tricks With Life Is Strange

By Alice O'Connor on August 12th, 2014.

Ghost car.

Between all the running and jumping and kicking and punching and The Man and some kind of cyber-zombies or something I don’t know, Remember Me had a novel little puzzle game. ‘Memory remixing’ had you jacking into people’s brainboxes to prod and poke and change how they recall events. Sounds like developers Dontnod are focusing on a similar idea with their next game, only with actual time travel and history-changing and fewer guns (relax: not no guns).

Yesterday they announced Life Is Strange, an episodic adventure game about rewriting history.

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