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The Life is Strange 2 Holiday Spectacular: Episode 2 Impressions
2 weeks ago

The Life is Strange 2 Holiday Spectacular: Episode 2 Impressions

While holiday spirit is by no means the focus of the story, it still feels weird playing a Christmas episode right after the day has passed. I have to wonder …
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Life is Strange 2 starts off strong: Episode 1 impressions
5 months ago

Life is Strange 2 starts off strong: Episode 1 impressions

Beyond a familiar art style and a healthy dose of teenage angst, the premiere of Life is Strange 2 is setting up something entirely unlike its predecessor. It opens on something that’s …
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Newsbits: E3 2018 Edition
8 months ago

Newsbits: E3 2018 Edition

To commemorate the biggest week in gaming and highlight some smaller announcements, we’ve resurrected our old newsbits format. We even pulled our classic header image out from storage and gave …
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Friday new releases: September 1, 2017
1 year ago

Friday new releases: September 1, 2017

Three new games hit the store this Friday, but before we look at those there was one big release yesterday, you might want to check out. Life is Strange: Before …
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Tuesday new releases: July 11, 2017
2 years ago

Tuesday new releases: July 11, 2017

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There are two new releases to cover today on the Xbox One after the dearth of releases last week. First up is Black the Fall from Sand Sailor Studio, which follows …
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Tuesday new releases: August 30, 2016
2 years ago

Tuesday new releases: August 30, 2016

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There was a veritable bounty of games released today with seven different titles vying for every one’s attention and hard earned money. Among them are: a remastered edition of Resident Evil 4, a …
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Episode one of Life is Strange set to become a permanent free download
3 years ago

Episode one of Life is Strange set to become a permanent free download

Square Enix and DONTNOD have announced that the first episode of their critically-acclaimed Life is Strange will be permanently free to download from July 21. The narrative drive adventure game …
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NPD will report digital sales of major publishers
3 years ago

NPD will report digital sales of major publishers

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Over the last few years physical and retail sales in the gaming market have slowly fallen, mainly due to the rise in digital sales over the same period. The NPD …
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Life is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis review (Xbox One)
4 years ago

Life is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis review (Xbox One)

“It’s like Gone Home,” my roommate tells his curious D&D buddies of the game I’m playing for review. A cursory glance at the screen would lead you to believe that he wasn’t wrong, either. The game in question, Life is Strange: Chrysalis from Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix, does feature a similar protagonist. Main character Max Caulfield is a young, confused girl looking for answers about the disappearance of another girl. After five years away in Seattle she’s returned to her small hometown of Arcadia Bay, OR to attend a prestigious boarding school. Chrysalis‘ setting puts Max in classes, at the school dormitories and at an old friend’s home. She’s not literally alone like Kaitlin Greenbriar in Gone Home, but as the shy kid in the back of the class, Max often feels like it.

If you stopped reading this review after that first paragraph, no one would blame you for describing Life is Strange as that game that’s “like Gone Home.” The two titles have one big difference, however: Gone Home is about solving puzzles, while Life is Strange is about solving conversations. And whereas video game puzzles usually only have one correct solution, conversations have room for many possible options to carry a game forward.

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Life is Strange review hub
4 years ago

Life is Strange review hub

Welcome to the Life is Strange review hub. Here we’ll collect our reviews for the individual episodes of the series as they are released. Once the series is complete, …
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