> DCGX wrote:
>> Life is Strange
>> After hearing about how good this game is, I finally played it myself. I'd say the
>> praise is warranted. Great writing, great voice-acting (Max's inner thoughts when
>> looking at items/people in the world are especially entertaining to listen too),
>> interesting choices to make. I'm not going to say anything about the story as to
>> not spoil anything, but I will say that the title is one of the biggest understatements
>> I've ever seen. And unlike most Tell-Tale games, the cuts between when you make a
>> choice and the choice's scene plays out is really smooth save a couple of times.
>> The game isn't perfect though. The lip-syncing animation isn't great, and maybe that's
>> because English isn't the devs first language, but there were time where it was laughably
>> off. In fact, in the fifth episode, there was most of an entire conversation where
>> Max's mouth remained closed and didn't move at all. It's just...strange to watch.
>> Speaking of not moving, none of the characters' hair ever moves. From the few vids
>> I've seen of the recently released prequel game, that has changed (so has the engine
>> used), but it's also really weird to watch especially when hair is wet from rain,
>> a shower etc.
>> Overall, anyone that loves incredibly involved stories and/or adventure games will
>> cobble this game up.
> Don't play Before the Storm. Save yourself. It's a piece of garbage compared to the first.
Yeah I heard that even before I played 'Life is Strange,' and watched a couple of reviews after 'Life is Strange' just to confirm. I'm all for fleshing out a story and characters, but I personally feel like I know Chloe well enough from what was presented in the first game, and have a good enough sense of who Rachel was too. Plus, the rewind mechanic was one of the cooler things about the first game. I'm curious about the in-development sequel, but I also feel the first game came to a proper end regardless of how a person played it.