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Offline Tesla

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Life is Strange
« on: August 15, 2015, 04:32:36 am »
Anyone else playing this? I wasn't gonna make a thread until I played the fourth episode yesterday, which was extremely good. This is definitely one of my top games of 2015. If telltale/double fine games interest you, you might like this. It's a heavily story-based episodic game. The protagonist, Max, can rewind time which makes for a very interesting mechanic in a point-and-click (not exactly point-and-click, but a close enough descriptor) However, your choices feel like they matter a lot more than in modern telltale games, where stories always seem to converge on the same point. I feel like this game could end in a bunch of different ways for different people.

You can make a pivotal decision and then rewind and change your mind, or just see what happens. Once a scene finishes, you can't go back, so you still need to actually finalise decisions.

The story is pretty compelling too, once you look past the contrived "teen slang" and some janky dialog.

In episode four, you must navigate a conversation with this unstable dude, and there are a ton of branch points. There are a lot of different outcomes, and you end up constantly rewinding trying to optimise your conversation. It really feels like time travel. More than any other game I've played.


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Re: Life is Strange
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 05:55:33 am »
Piqued my interest so I looked up the trailer, which is a load of pretentious garbage. If I only had the trailer to go off I would write the thing off immediately.

Marketing is strange.
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Re: Life is Strange
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 09:13:06 am »
memes

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGebmlDlB1k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGebmlDlB1k</a>

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That quote is actualy very witty, Celdur. I suggest you use that in your signature.

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Re: Life is Strange
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 12:58:44 pm »
Ugh yeah I blocked out some of the worst lines. The main character's voice actor is really really annoying. It sounds like she gives up in the middle of every sentence.
No way dude, you're trolling me.