Life is strange is a choice-based storytelling game which tells the story of Max Caulfield. She is an 18 year old high school girl attending on Blackwell Academy where she is an aspiring photography student. By a magical reason she gained the ability to travel back in time and this is the key element how you go through her stories.
By turning back time you get to know about the variety of characters and based by actions, with each their consequences, you get to know more and more about her ability and story about her town.
Max meets up her old best friend Chloe and together they try to unravel the mystery of Rachel’s dissapearing while Max is also figuring out her bizarre dream of a mysterious storm in her town.
The game comes in 5 episodes which are separately purchasable on Steam
- Release date:
- May 24, 2017
How to play Life is strange
The game is downloadable through the steam library for PC, with starting up the game 3 saving files can be created to start Max’s adventure.
Once the game started you use the keyboard to control your character and your mouse to turn around. With dragging the mouse in certain situations you can select actions. The goal of the game is to follow the story.
The game is difficult to play when having a visual disability. There’s no complete audio support nor are there any options to adjust the user interface. Which leaves you with what you see is what you get. It is only possible to make the subtitles look bigger.
The game is supported with subtitles and does not rely on actions which can only be heard. Therefor the game is perfectly playable even when it is missing sound.
The game recommends you play the game with a controller however, the controls are not adjustable or remappable.
Although it may look like you can play this game on your pace, there are a few actions and situations which are timed and need a fast response. But you can repeat it every time until you will get through it.
Tutorials are only shown once but the controls are constantly displayed in the interface to remind you about certain features.