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What To Watch: Life is Strange

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So I am that person who watches other people play video games, and never play them myself. Yeah, it’s strange, but life is strange (heh get it?). Anyway, one of my recent games I watched through is Life is Strange, a game that focuses on a teenager who can control time and must save her classmates and friends from death and destruction.

Max Caulfield is a high school student at Blackwell Academy, a private school in Arcadia Bay, Oregon. She realizes she has the power to rewind time when she sees a her best friend, Chloe, get shot. Her power gets more use while Blackwell becomes a place of drugs, death, and mystery, and a storm starts to brew over Arcadia Bay.

The reason I enjoyed watching the game is because the story is actually pretty complex and has unexpected twists and turns. The graphics of the Pacific Northwest are beautiful, and the soundtrack is good. It’s also interesting to watch how time travel can aid Max, or hurt her greatly.

The relationships in the game are compelling, whether it’s with long time best friend Chloe, Warren the forever friend zoned guy, or the Vortex Club. It’s all a mystery, and just when you think you figured out who the killer is, you get a surprise.

Certainly, you can play the game yourself and get the experience of figuring it all out. I’m not a video gamer, so just watch the play through. I watched PewDiePie’s, because he is relatively quiet so it’s easier to hear the dialogue, and all 5 episodes are up already so you don’t have to wait forever to see it.

What is your favorite video game to watch or play? Leave me a comment letting me know!

18 replies on “What To Watch: Life is Strange”

Sadly, there are a lot of things I take issue with in the game which makes me refuse to play it. I do enjoy point and click games like this one, however. Many of my favorite games are from BioWare such as Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Jade Empire. I’ve been on a Assassin’s Creed kick and pretty much Telltale can have my money after…they release all the episodes of a game.

Honestly, outside of a blog post my issues are too big for a comment. But one of my biggest issues is the episodic game play. I won’t even purchase a game until all the DLC or episodes have been released. I sat on Dragon Age: Inquisition for a year because I wanted to have all the DLC before I dived in.

I watched Jack Septiceye play this! Loved the concept but I felt like the ending was a bit of a let down- no matter which way you went. Like…the choices changed how you experienced the game but had absolutely no impact on the endings you got. Which I get was the point- that some things you can’t escape- but still. Was meh for me. As a whole though it is a super cool interesting game.

I recently played Oxenfree and it is fabulous if you like these choice based games!

As far as watching I watch Markiplier and JackSepticEye literally every night. I watch Game Grumps whenever theres a new mario maker video haha.

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Thanks for posting this. I’ve had my eye on Life Is Strange. It’s on my to be played list, was considering the digital copy for PS4 but the physical copy on Amazon comes with a beautiful art concept book.

Would you say this game is a bit like the film The Butterfly Effect starring Ashton Kutcher? That’s the vibe I get. I don’t want to watch any gameplay until I have played it myself, but Pewds is always a good option. Bro fist! Ha.

That’s so interesting and cool that you aren’t a gamer but you enjoy watching gameplay. 🙂

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