About 5 years ago I played The Walking Dead, and the ending left me heartbroken. Since then I have not played such an emotional game until Life is Strange.
In Life is Strange you play as Max who is a photography senior. Max soon discovers she has the ability to rewind time and save her best friend Chloe. Even though you take on the perspective of a high school student, I was immediately drawn in and felt connected to Max. The other characters were also easy to relate to, and each one had their own personality.In pretty much all games you are given choices to make, but most of the time your choices do not have a direct impact on the story or there will only be a few choices in the whole game that actually matter. In this game all of your choices matter even the smallest choices like watering your plant. Watering your plant does not have the biggest impact on the story, but the game makes you feel like it matters. Also your choices can have consequences that can last through multiple episodes, so the bigger choices definitely make you stop and think. The last choice however is the most soul crushing decision I had to make in the whole game. I had to pause the game and think for a while because I kept flipping back and forth between the 2 choices until I finally decided on one, and I was crushed.The game itself is separated into 5 episodes, and there was a huge twist that I was not expecting at all. The music fits the game beautifully, and I loved the graphics. I do want to replay the game to get the different endings, but I need some time to process everything that happened. If you have not played Life is Strange before, I would highly recommend it, and you can play the first episode for free on Steam!
Also be sure to check out the Let’s talk about “Animal Crossing Pocket Camp” post I did with Lise on her blog!
Have you played Life is Strange? What is the most emotional game you have played?