Life is Strange - Finale out now!

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by Squinty » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:21 am

Buffalo wrote:The game feels so damn slow. The non-linear nature of it is both a blessing and a curse.


I thought the game was pretty linear. It always feels as though you are pushed in the direction the game wants you to go. You are right about it being slow though, especially the first chapter. Later chapters do ramp things up quite a bit.
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by Saint of Killers » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:22 am

I was so engrossed that I was doing a chapter a day. That's pretty fast for me, for these types of games. The first section of the game feels so slow that I actually ended the demo soon after Max wakes up in class. :fp:
| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Squinty » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:42 am

Saint of Killers wrote:I was so engrossed that I was doing a chapter a day. That's pretty fast for me, for these types of games. The first section of the game feels so slow that I actually ended the demo soon after Max wakes up in class. :fp:


Had I not bought the disc version, I would have probably never played the rest of it based on the first chapter. There wasn't enough to hook me.

I am glad I stuck with it. It has some very well done scenes.
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by Tafdolphin » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:50 pm

Buffalo wrote:The game feels so damn slow. The non-linear nature of it is both a blessing and a curse.


I'd argue it's only a curse if it doesn't grab you by the end of the corridor walk after the first class. If you aren't hooked on the style and tone by that point you probably won't be.

Personally, I love the pace. It's a narrative game, not an action piece. Why does it need to any faster?
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PostRe: Life is Strange - Finale out now!
by Buffalo » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:53 pm

It gives you several wide open spaces to just have a mooch about in, which in my opinion can stunt the pace of the story. Mind you, Telltale's efforts aren't exactly 100mph either.
I thought LiS had some lovely themes to think about in there, but it's not quite engaging enough for me, 2 and a bit episodes in.
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by NBK » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:27 pm

I finished the first episode last night.

I forgot to save the bird :(

I also missed a few photos and some optional bits and bobs, need to pay a bit more attention for the next one!
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by andythevillan » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:32 am

NBK wrote:I finished the first episode last night.

I forgot to save the bird :(

I also missed a few photos and some optional bits and bobs, need to pay a bit more attention for the next one!

You're so lucky that you can play this all together. Waiting last year for each episode to be released was agony. Definitely one of my highlights, flaws and all.
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by Saint of Killers » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:32 am

andythevillan wrote:
NBK wrote:I finished the first episode last night.

I forgot to save the bird :(

I also missed a few photos and some optional bits and bobs, need to pay a bit more attention for the next one!

You're so lucky that you can play this all together. Waiting last year for each episode to be released was agony. Definitely one of my highlights, flaws and all.


Praise be to the end of series compilations! No idea how you good people, who opt to buy episodic games as they're released, put up with the excruciating waits between eps. I couldn't do it.
| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by NBK » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:57 am

Saint of Killers wrote:
andythevillan wrote:
NBK wrote:I finished the first episode last night.

I forgot to save the bird :(

I also missed a few photos and some optional bits and bobs, need to pay a bit more attention for the next one!

You're so lucky that you can play this all together. Waiting last year for each episode to be released was agony. Definitely one of my highlights, flaws and all.


Praise be to the end of series compilations! No idea how you good people, who opt to buy episodic games as they're released, put up with the excruciating waits between eps. I couldn't do it.


I know! Finished the second one last night, still missed some photos but it looks like I did all the optional 'things'.

It's good! The bit with Kate on the roof was really tense. I can see worse than that happening though...
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by Saint of Killers » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:12 am

NBK wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:Praise be to the end of series compilations! No idea how you good people, who opt to buy episodic games as they're released, put up with the excruciating waits between eps. I couldn't do it.


I know! Finished the second one last night, still missed some photos but it looks like I did all the optional 'things'.

It's good! The bit with Kate on the roof was really tense. I can see worse than that happening though...


*shoves fist into gob*



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| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by NBK » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:13 am

Saint of Killers wrote:
NBK wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:Praise be to the end of series compilations! No idea how you good people, who opt to buy episodic games as they're released, put up with the excruciating waits between eps. I couldn't do it.


I know! Finished the second one last night, still missed some photos but it looks like I did all the optional 'things'.

It's good! The bit with Kate on the roof was really tense. I can see worse than that happening though...


*shoves fist into gob*



*bites down*


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by more heat than light » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:10 am

NBK wrote:It's good! The bit with Kate on the roof was really tense. I can see worse than that happening though...


Did you manage to save her? I didn't. :(
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by NBK » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:01 pm

more heat than light wrote:
NBK wrote:It's good! The bit with Kate on the roof was really tense. I can see worse than that happening though...


Did you manage to save her? I didn't. :(


Oh no! Yes, I did. Sorry :(
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by Jazzem » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:01 pm

NBK wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
NBK wrote:It's good! The bit with Kate on the roof was really tense. I can see worse than that happening though...


Did you manage to save her? I didn't. :(


Oh no! Yes, I did. Sorry :(


I was gutted at that, as enough of my decisions before that scene seemed to be in the favour of her not jumping...but I think it was me picking the "there are plenty of videos online" dialogue that lead to her jumping...I felt so awful afterwards, the game goes to great lengths to guilt trip you over it!
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by NBK » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:33 pm

Jazzem wrote:
NBK wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
NBK wrote:It's good! The bit with Kate on the roof was really tense. I can see worse than that happening though...


Did you manage to save her? I didn't. :(


Oh no! Yes, I did. Sorry :(


I was gutted at that, as enough of my decisions before that scene seemed to be in the favour of her not jumping...but I think it was me picking the "there are plenty of videos online" dialogue that lead to her jumping...I felt so awful afterwards, the game goes to great lengths to guilt trip you over it!


Yeah, I think that was the key question. There was quite an LA Noir shift in temperament between that and the outcome of the question before.

I'll now be bricking it for the rest of the game!
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by NBK » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:28 pm

And that's episode 3 finished strawberry float
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by more heat than light » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:52 am

:(
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PostRe: Life is Strange - Finale out now!
by NBK » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:41 am

It's...it's over.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:44 am

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| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Meep » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:25 am

The worse thing about saving Kate was that I only managed it thanks to information about her family I got from brazenly browsing through the stuff in her dorm room without any respect at all for her privacy. If I had just left respectfully alone I would have been clueless. So the moral of the story is.... spy on your friends? I don't know.

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