Week 5: Review of ‘Life is Strange’ Episodes 1-3

Bernard Bunuan

Dontnod Entertainment, a Paris-based company, had impressed me with their first video game, Remember Me. Not only did it have a heroine who wasn’t of light complexion but the company’s struggle to find a publisher was fascinating on its own. I still wait for an improved sequel. But for now they have proven they’ve learned from their mistakes in their second entry, Life is Strange. Instead of being released as a complete game they have wisely broken it up into five short episodes. For those who don’t want to spend too much time being enthralled this approach delivers maximum intrigue for only a few hours. Release dates have been every two months, giving fans lots of time to make fan artwork and discuss various theories of what’s going on. The fact that its lead characters are teenagers, set in a private high school, should not disinterest an older audience. This game makes use of the same gimmick that made Remember Me unique: time…

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