Donald Strohman has been playing “Life is Strange”
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Maxine Caulfield is your average photography student until one day she discovers she has the ability to rewind time. When she’s hit with a premonition that predicts her town’s destruction at the hands of a massive storm, it is up to her and the player to try and save it. With the butterfly effect front and center in this title, the players must make the best decisions possible if they wish to get the best of endings.
I absolutely love games that put the heft of the narrative entirely in the player’s hands. Games like Heavy Rain and Until Dawn kept you on edge from beginning to end, thanks to the choices you made having some kind of effect on the narrative’s direction. Life Is Strange is another great example of the butterfly effect game done right. Despite some tonal inconsistencies and a some bad lip syncing here and there, the story and characters are what make this title worth checking out!