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Late To The Party: Life Is Strange

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My mantra for most of last year was "I'm going to play Life Is Strange this weekend," because I was aware that a steady diet of games about murdering people in some form or another was not exactly exposing me to the great breadth and depth of this medium. Childcare duties (two-year-old Connie no longer screams for 16 hours a day but she isn't yet able to play by herself for more than five picoseconds) meant I struggled to play anything that wasn't expressly during work hours, so I failed to meet my own pledge until just a few days ago. I've just finished episode two of Dontnod's angst'n'time travel odyssey, and I'm well aware that SHOCKING TWISTS and allegedly a jump in writing/acting quality awaits me, but it's safe to say I'm already hooked despite sometimes wanting to tell it to stop being so wet.

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