[Editorial] Why I Think That Life is Strange Might Be The Best Episodic Game Of The Year
Life is Strange is an episodic game from Square Enix, which I’m currently playing, loving every minute of it. I’ve been liking the episodic game model (which the wonderful Telltale Games uses for its releases) since the first Back to the Future game. As for Life is Strange, we have been waiting on the consequences for the choices made in earlier episodes. After the end of Episode 4 for Life Is Strange, I can definitely say that the game is delivering on its promise!
With that out of the way, I want to let you know why I think that Life is Strange might be the best episodic game of the year!
Characters that I care about
I definitely care about what is going on with Maxine. Maybe it is because she gets bullied in school, or because she’s so down-to-earth. I don’t really know , but I actually like her personality. Life is Strange also has a stellar voice acting cast which delivers an amazing amount of different dialogues based on your earlier actions!
Very interesting story/using time mechanics
I’m not going to spoil anything about the story here, so you will have to play the game yourselves to see how much good it gets as you progress through the episodes, but I’m sure you’re going to love how the time mechanic plays into the game’s awesome story!
Amazing graphical engine and soundtrack
I didn’t play every AAA game this year, but I’m amazed by how much care has been put into each location of this game. I reached Episode 4, and I’m still impressed by each new place I visit, and when the sun sets (check the image above and imagine this in real time), it’s just incredibly gorgeous. The Unreal Engine 4 is a beast, and it shows in this game. The soundtrack is also very good and it is the perfect companion as it enhances each of the game’s settings, changing as the mood for the scene swings to a different direction.
Well… this is it for now. Any of you play this game yet? Without spoiling anything, what are you liking so far about Life is Strange?