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Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis

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Summary: Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis has a fantastic and intriguing plot that hooks the player in from the very beginning. Critics do agree that the game still needs some polish, but that it is a fantastic start to the series .

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 30, 2015
Xbox OneJan 30, 2015
PCJan 30, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment

Publisher: Square Enix

Genres: Interactive Story, Adventure

Life Is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

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Life is Strange elegantly meshes time-travelling with nostalgia-riddled teen drama, producing a sympathetic debut.

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6.5 / 10.0

Life is Strange starts out with a problematic first episode, but there's a lot of potential in this young-adult drama.

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A wonderfully assured first episode, in what has the potential to outdo both Telltale Games and Quantic Dream in terms of successful video game storytelling.

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This first episode shows a lot of potential. The characters and their struggles are relatable, and the narrative sets up plenty of intriguing threads

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