Life is Strange Episode 1 Review | God is a Geek

Mike Stubbsy wrote:
If you think your life is strange you should probably check out the life of Maxine Caulfield, the protagonist of Life is Strange, as it is guaranteed to make your lot seem much more mundane. Returning to her hometown after five years, she arrives just after a local girl has mysteriously disappeared. To make matters even crazier, just weeks after returning and starting a new school she discovers she has the ability to rewind time, as well as occasionally see visions of the future.

This first episode is clearly just an introduction to the town of Arcadia Bay and its inhabitants. The basic elements of the plot are set up and lots of characters are rapidly introduced, although that’s not to say it always feels rushed. The brilliant opening segment sees Max walk through her new school, which is plastered with “missing person” posters. This is the first hint you get that the disappearance of Rachel Amber might play a significant part in your adventure. Then this side of the plot is almost entirely abandoned for the best part of half an hour (save for more posters and the occasional passing line of dialogue), until you meet Max’s former best friend, Chloe.

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