MUH STAND WINS:
EA servers down again... No bc2 for me : /
Edited by linglingjr - 2/25/15 at 10:36pm
I got the entire season pass and first episode of Life is Strange a few days ago.
The total for all five episodes (four of which aren't even out yet) was $7.5 instead of $19.99. Considering it just came out, not a bad price.
Published by Square Enix and made by a studio that has showed - with this release- that they have a vision that they wish to pursue despite adversity. I'll gladly support them.
The writers and gamemakers of the studio were told with their first game 'Remember Me' that publishers didn't want to adopt it because it had a female action protaganist and time-warping mechanics. The game did above average.
This time with Life is Strange, they are showing determination with a female character and time-warp mechanics. They realized some issues with gameplay, story, progression, and experience with Remember Me, and the reviews are showing that they are addressing this.
It isn't a AAA by any means, the entire game series is only $19.99 when it isn't on sale, and it is on sale very often right now even though the first episode has only been out for a few weeks.
Aggressive support from Square Enix with a statement that they are pursuing a very agressive online distribution strategy (along with physical console copies) has shown a lot of fruits.
Finished the first episode in about 3 hours. Not bad. Not perfect, but not bad at all. The biggest thing I can say about it is how realistic it feels in characters, discussions, demeanor, and conversational language. They are some of the most 3D sub characters I have ever seen written. They do have main personalities, but also carry out a subtle archetype to their personalities that very few games can delve into. An example being that despite there being cliques and different groups, that they can still talk to 'the others' and be half-friends with them. They all reacted in realistic manners that I could feel from the tension that were created in situations X Y and Z. Even better, there is a scene where they talk about, and show, a flash drive with pirated movies/content.
Overall, the professional reviews and user reviews are both spot on. The 5/5 user reviews are mainly in support of how refreshing Life is Strange is to the genre while the approx 75+% rating on professional sites does show that it still needs a bit fleshing out.
I'm definately glad I bougth the entire season pack instead of just episode 1 yesterday. It's a complete story that I want to see the end to. The game is relatively easy to play, Max is a nice character with problems of her own, and the mechanics are easy to use.
Episode 1 was $2 the other day
It's ok for a $2 episode fo sho