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julietxjules
24th Mar 2015, 18:25
Just finished my first play through of "Out Of Time" and I am numb! I need to go back again and re-run it several more times to balance it all out in my head; then I can gather my thoughts for my write up on episode 2. At least we now know who the two people are that were missing in Max's journal.

I know it's a personal thing and purely a matter of opinion, but I can honestly say that I have not played a game which is so compelling as this for years!

Full marks and kudos to Dontnod.

PLEASE NOTE: THE COMMENT BOX BELOW CONTAINS SPOILERS!

EternalAmbiguity
25th Mar 2015, 01:54
I intend to wait a while to play a second, until some time when I know when E3 is coming out, but I wrote my initial impressions in the General Discussion forum and I'll post them here.

Grimoire or otherwise, please spoiler this if it shouldn't be "revealed" yet, but as far as I understand we can have spoilers in these forums. Again, if I'm wrong let me know and spoiler it if necessary. Anyway:

SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THROUGH THE WHOLE EPISODE


I'm only still at the beginning, but I like that we're seeing Max--how do I put this without sounding creepy: NOT in the same exact clothes we saw last episode. I don't know if she'll wind up in them (I hope not), but it's neat that they acknowledge that she's a human being who doesn't wear the same clothes every day.

I also like that some of the UI elements, like the journal and phone, are integrated into the game world, at least in the room.

Have to say I like the focus on science, on Max trying to find a scientific solution.

All the girls' music is rather lol, Victoria's in particular.

Well...that was MEAN, Victoria! Looked at the link--it's real, but apparently the video was removed.

Well, similar clothing, but I think the shirt is different. I think.

Expletive. That expletive little expletive! I'm not sure if Victoria's at fault here (I don't think so because of her words in the shower) but Nathan is an expletive expletive.

I personally think they're making Kate a little too passive, but I'm glad they aren't going anti-God or anything (far from it).

I'm very glad that Max doesn't second guess herself here, at least. I feel bad for telling Kate to wait, but I really do think it's the best option.

Samuel knows something. I am certain.

Gas is so expensive! :P

A Canadian. Classic, just classic.

They're teasing the guy in the RV very strongly.

Photo at the train yard: I knew that was coming. Well played, very well played.

The bonfire bottle--I admit I had to look that one up.

Yikes. Definitely did not shoot. I'm curious how that played out, but I'll wait until the next playthrough to find out.

That last name! NOT cool!

Yikes again. That Chloe and the train situation was tense. Well done.

Hmm. That conversation with Madsen...did not go as I expected. Paints him in a bit better light.

They think Pluto is a planet!

"Yang" isn't pronounced like that, it's pronounced "yahng."

Holy cow. Wow. Just wow.

^ That wow was for Max's ability. But for that whole part...wow again. I wonder how differently that goes if you didn't help Kate out at all.

Yikes! What a choice. Jeez man. Jeez...

Pretty impressive overall. And kind of sobering. That's all I have for now.

There might be a couple minor bugs--I know I helped out Warren--I told him to use lots of potassium, and there was a huge explosion and he said "she blinded me with science..." but according to the ending thing I "didn't help him."


Now that I've had a little time to process the whole thing...

I'm very glad they've already put in a choice-and-consequence point, that has really serious consequences if you fail (I know Kate can die, but I haven't seen it--I'm not sure I want to honestly). It's good to start "getting those out of the way" now, and it shows that you guys have the chops to pull this off.

Additionally, as I said in the other thread--please, please don't ignore this choice. As a long-time Bioware fan, I'm well used to being given a choice and it really going nowhere (Virmire Survivor is absent for basically all of ME2 and half ME3). You guys are focusing on this and I REALLY want you to get it right. And I believe you can.

All in all I still think Victoria is simply mean and catty and not truly malicious like Nathan. She seemed unaware (unless I'm remembering the scene wrong) of the possibility that Nathan drugged Kate in the showers. And I'm curious as to what that ending was about--she seemed sad. I wouldn't be surprised if she was kind of sad about Kate--at least shook up a little, if not sad.

I really like where they're taking the whole rewind thing, with it causing her pain (her nose bleeds) to there being times where Max can't use it at all. And I also found the "out of time" moment very very interesting as well. That wasn't Max constantly rewinding to get to Kate. That was Max stopping time itself (or again stepping "out of time"). I don't think it's exactly the same thing (or perhaps, it's an extension of the gift), and I hope they delve into that too.

I noticed three different choices that seemed like things that would take a very long time and either should NOT be a choice because they aren't important, or should NOT be a choice because they ARE important. First, the halloween one in the beginning with Dana (I like how she basically considers Max and Warren a couple, along with someone else I can't remember right now), then Warren asking about the drive-in on Friday, and finally the Vortex Club party. Either these things are NOT important, and they all take up a large amount of time and thus there shouldn't be a choice on whether or not to do them, or they ARE important and again there shouldn't be a choice, because you don't want to miss them.

I wouldn't be surprised if the game just briefly mentions them, like Max making a comment about going out with Warren and him texting her. And I'd be okay with that.

I hope they change up their clothes more. Seriously, this is one thing so many games and media do poorly. I could maybe understand keeping Max in her skinny jeans, but at least give her different tops. I don't know how many character models there are (let's see--thin girl (Max Victoria Kate etc.), bigger girl (Alyssa), thin woman (Joyce), bigger woman (Ms. Grant), thin boy (all but Daniel), bigger boy (Danny), thin man (Jefferson/Frank/Madsen), bigger man (Wells, maybe Samuel)--that's actually quite a lot), but I know that characters WITHIN the same character model have various types of clothing on. It wouldn't (it shouldn't) be too much work to just keep that base clothing model in whatever-your-3D-modelling-program-of-choice-is and make a bunch of variations.

Very interesting about Nathan getting suspended (I fingered him in the ending because both Jefferson and Madsen seemed remorseful, plus the expletive pig drugged Kate). I wonder if that happens in all the endings. He wasn't REALLY featured that much actually in-school anyway, just once each episode, so I don't imagine it being hugely important.

All in all a lot more ominous and dark than the first episode, from Nathan-or-whoever spray-painting on her wall, to the mysterious phone number, to Nathan's father texting her, to Kate and the extremely creepy music in her room, to Chloe and Frank, to Chloe and the train, to Kate jumping, to that teaser ending.

I think it's a good thing, overall, but that doesn't mean it makes me...happy, in the most shallow sense if you get my meaning. I don't really enjoy seeing my friend get struck by a train as I try and try to fix things to get her loose, or seeing my friend jump off of a building because she was drugged at a party, but I very much appreciate that they're taking a real approach with this. I feel like they're doing these serious subject matters (at least one) justice.

As for that teaser, it's obvious they're in the school. I personally think that's either Frank or Nathan. I figure it's Frank, because the timing of the Kate "payoff" (by that I mean the buildup and climax of her personal plot point) makes me think they'll wrap up one in the third episode as well, and Frank was a pretty heavy feature of E2.

Phew. More later I'm sure.

Edit: I figure there's something up with Jefferson as well. More than just the whole "had sex with a student" thing, but something a teensy bit more sinister. That ending where he drove away from Wells was a bit suspicious.

Edit: Looking at the three E3 pictures again, one is the RV, the other is Chloe's house, and the last is the school. Pretty sure it's Frank. Plus the gun in the fourth episode is the same-looking one that Nathan's holding in the E1 picture.

Edit: I just rewatched the shower scene (I was looking for the songs in Dana's room) and I can confirm that Victoria genuinely thinks that Kate is just faking. She's cruel to Kate, then says something like, "It's not my fault she's a viral slut. I'm sure she had fun. And I bet Nathan hooked her up. He's got the good stuff."

zackdollars
25th Mar 2015, 02:01
Ep2 was a lot of fun. Well done. I love the focus on Kate. I also love the options to react kindly to Victoria and the other mean girls. I do hope Max can befriend them, for "reals".

julietxjules
25th Mar 2015, 06:43
I played out the scenario where things went horribly wrong for poor Kate. I was absolutely stunned and wasn't expecting it. I have two other saves I have yet to try out to see any major consequences they may incur. My timeline varies from yours (EternalAmbiguity) a great deal - in my timeline I end up getting Jefferson suspended from going on the trip for the photo competition and then there was poor Kate. It was horrible.

But sheesh!! :(

n.b Spoilers can be hidden by using the 'advanced editor' and wrapping spoiler tags around the selected text. Like so.

zackdollars
26th Mar 2015, 04:59
I happened to save Kate. I don't know what "horribly wrong" means, but I will try to see that in my next play. ;)

julietxjules
26th Mar 2015, 06:31
I happened to save Kate. I don't know what "horribly wrong" means, but I will try to see that in my next play. ;)

"Horribly wrong" means that I wasn't trying to give too much away - the game's only been out for a day so I was expecting people to keep away from spoilers!!!

Anyways...I have opened up two ending scenarios and both of these will bleed over to episode three. I will take my usual couple of weeks to fully explore this episode before I venture in giving too much of my own thoughts away.

TwoTonTom
27th Mar 2015, 12:08
Just a small point for EternalAmbiguity. The reason you didn't help Warren was because after speaking to him and selecting either Sodium or Potassium, you should then rewind and speak to Ms. Grant. She tells you that you should use neither, and use Chlorine instead.

For the ending (major spoilers) below:




















I blamed David. Simply because I had proof. However, I do not think he is the bad guy. I actually think I should have blamed Nathan, but I had nothing to prove he did anything wrong.

julietxjules
27th Mar 2015, 12:43
Just a small point for EternalAmbiguity. The reason you didn't help Warren was because after speaking to him and selecting either Sodium or Potassium, you should then rewind and speak to Ms. Grant. She tells you that you should use neither, and use Chlorine instead.

Well pointed out. I found this solution pretty quickly. People do need to explore each episode thoroughly otherwise they will miss lots of things - some important, and some not so.

TwoTonTom
27th Mar 2015, 16:00
Well pointed out. I found this solution pretty quickly. People do need to explore each episode thoroughly otherwise they will miss lots of things - some important, and some not so.

Thanks, doing it this way, also gives you a photo opportunity.

julietxjules
27th Mar 2015, 16:15
Thanks, doing it this way, also gives you a photo opportunity.

Yes it does. I also like the way that the black & white images in Max's journal suggest what the photo opportunity actually is, but in some cases the image captured is totally different than the one in the journal. :)

Stellazira
27th Mar 2015, 16:50
Just a small point for EternalAmbiguity. The reason you didn't help Warren was because after speaking to him and selecting either Sodium or Potassium, you should then rewind and speak to Ms. Grant. She tells you that you should use neither, and use Chlorine instead.

This science experiment was so weird. I guess they can get away with it because they didn't give all the nitty-gritty details of the experiment... but jeez this experiment bothered me. :p

Pure sodium and potassium are both solid at room temperature, so I was really confused when Warren was pouring these into his main beaker. Letting this stuff slide... chlorine?! I hope that's like HCl otherwise everyone in the room would be dead.

Also, WEAR YOUR SAFETY GEAR WHILE IN THE LAB EVERYONE! That whole situation was asking for trouble. I realize Blackwell is more high schooly so lab coats aren't usually required but at the very least you need to be wearing safety goggles.

/science

Did anyone else notice how the bonfire wasn't really a bonfire? Here I am looking for a huge thing when it's actually this tiny, normal-sized campfire hiding in a really bad spot.

I start looking at the little details and start getting annoyed. :( I'm probably not exploring the world as much because of it.

TwoTonTom
27th Mar 2015, 17:00
Does anybody know what the last text that Chloe sends you reads? I tried to access it, but Jefferson told me off for having my phone out in class. I then forgot to read it subsequently as I was so caught up in the drama. I am unable to play the final two missions without changing my save.

julietxjules
27th Mar 2015, 17:01
Does anybody know what the last text that Chloe sends you reads? I tried to access it, but Jefferson told me off for having my phone out in class. I then forgot to read it subsequently as I was so caught up in the drama. I am unable to play the final two missions without changing my save.

Try rewinding time! :)

You can play any chapter in the episode again and you don't have to change any of your previous decisions.

HaS1134
27th Mar 2015, 17:12
I blamed David. Simply because I had proof. However, I do not think he is the bad guy. I actually think I should have blamed Nathan, but I had nothing to prove he did anything wrong.

I wanted to blame David too, mostly because of how he behaved w Kate and the files in his garage but I blamed Nathan instead. It's obvious Nathan is spoiled little brat and I want him to know he's on my radar but David is still kind of a mystery. Is he bad or not, I can't tell yet but there is def something strange with him.

julietxjules
27th Mar 2015, 17:15
I wanted to blame David too, mostly because of how he behaved w Kate and the files in his garage but I blamed Nathan instead. It's obvious Nathan is spoiled little brat and I want him to know he's on my radar but David is still kind of a mystery. Is he bad or not, I can't tell yet but there is def something strange with him.

I suspect (I accept the fact that I may be wrong) that David Madsen knows far more than he has let us in on so far. I have also stated - by gut feeling - that I feel his heart is in the right place.

TwoTonTom
27th Mar 2015, 17:35
Try rewinding time! :)

You can play any chapter in the episode again and you don't have to change any of your previous decisions.

You can't replay the last three chapters in collectible mode as there are no collectibles in them.

Also, was it just me, or was this episode really, really short? I know, it might be that I was enjoying myself it went by so fast, but I don't think it was. I felt it was genuinely not very long.

julietxjules
27th Mar 2015, 17:48
You can't replay the last three chapters in collectible mode as there are no collectibles in them.

Also, was it just me, or was this episode really, really short? I know, it might be that I was enjoying myself it went by so fast, but I don't think it was. I felt it was genuinely not very long.

Ok ... as you seem curious and, I guess it comes down to what you did with the gun at the scrapyard - the text went like this.

Chloe: the boss with the gun, marry me.

Max: Illegal in Oregon. For now.

Chloe: (swear words) *** that ****, elope.

glitchygirlie
27th Mar 2015, 18:40
Speaking of the plot thickening, Warren is a creep. He creeps out from behind the building outside of Max's dorm every few seconds. Then he creeps back behind the building. I always had a bad feeling about him. Max should hook up with Chloe.

julietxjules
27th Mar 2015, 18:55
Speaking of the plot thickening, Warren is a creep. He creeps out from behind the building outside of Max's dorm every few seconds. Then he creeps back behind the building. I always had a bad feeling about him. Max should hook up with Chloe.

Yes. He does hang around a bit, but right here and now I don't see him as a threat or suspect.

But sheesh! What do I know? ;)

EternalAmbiguity
27th Mar 2015, 22:03
Just a small point for EternalAmbiguity. The reason you didn't help Warren was because after speaking to him and selecting either Sodium or Potassium, you should then rewind and speak to Ms. Grant. She tells you that you should use neither, and use Chlorine instead.

Ah, phooey. I never thought of that. The explosion seemed like the "right" thing.

Thanks.


This science experiment was so weird. I guess they can get away with it because they didn't give all the nitty-gritty details of the experiment... but jeez this experiment bothered me. :p

Pure sodium and potassium are both solid at room temperature, so I was really confused when Warren was pouring these into his main beaker. Letting this stuff slide... chlorine?! I hope that's like HCl otherwise everyone in the room would be dead.

Also, WEAR YOUR SAFETY GEAR WHILE IN THE LAB EVERYONE! That whole situation was asking for trouble. I realize Blackwell is more high schooly so lab coats aren't usually required but at the very least you need to be wearing safety goggles.

/science

Ha. It's a video game, you really can't be expecting them to know much about science (especially since that whole lab thing is a very minor side point).

Even Mass Effect, which was made by the company started by two doctors, has little grasp on science (though Mordin's elements song was funny).


Speaking of the plot thickening, Warren is a creep. He creeps out from behind the building outside of Max's dorm every few seconds. Then he creeps back behind the building. I always had a bad feeling about him. Max should hook up with Chloe.

Are you talking about that point when he's waiting for Max to come out of her dorm so he can ask her out to the movies?

How exactly is that creepy again? He just likes her a lot.

Stellazira
28th Mar 2015, 01:29
Ha. It's a video game, you really can't be expecting them to know much about science (especially since that whole lab thing is a very minor side point).

Plot twist: it's the most important thing in the game. /joking

I don't think Warren is creepy, but he's not subtle about indicating he likes Max. There are definitely more elegant ways. :p

EternalAmbiguity
28th Mar 2015, 01:33
Plot twist: it's the most important thing in the game. /joking

I don't think Warren is creepy, but he's not subtle about indicating he likes Max. There are definitely more elegant ways. :p

I confess I didn't even think about it. Is that bad for a Chem major? :P

(I have a long tangent here I've written on another forum I used to frequent, relating to "immersion" in games and how we've learned to expect games to be fake and how I believe "next gen" may upturn a bunch of that, but it's only barely relevant)

Yeah, he's definitely not subtle, but that's kind of the point. He wants her to know, he's not trying to keep it a secret.

Stellazira
28th Mar 2015, 03:00
I'm not sure... either you shouldn't be a Chem major, or you do lots of chem stuff and your brain just turns that part of itself off when you're not doing actual chem stuff.

---

I've been thinking about David. I can't decide if he's a soldier with legitimate issues after serving, or if he's just a bad person and a control freak.

EternalAmbiguity
28th Mar 2015, 05:19
I'm not sure... either you shouldn't be a Chem major, or you do lots of chem stuff and your brain just turns that part of itself off when you're not doing actual chem stuff.

---

I've been thinking about David. I can't decide if he's a soldier with legitimate issues after serving, or if he's just a bad person and a control freak.

I think it's actually that I DON'T do Chem stuff right now (just got out of college and my current job isn't using chemistry) so I'm not using it, plus I have terrible recall.

I agree with juliet. Both his conversation with Chloe when Max is hiding (which is ironically the one where he seems the most insane) and his conversation with Max at the school in E2 make me think he's just out of his element.

He may very well be a control freak (seems that way). But that doesn't make him a bad person. They're two separate issues.

HaS1134
28th Mar 2015, 07:43
Ok ... as you seem curious and, I guess it comes down to what you did with the gun at the scrapyard - the text went like this.

Chloe: the boss with the gun, marry me.

Max: Illegal in Oregon. For now.

Chloe: (swear words) *** that ****, elope.

I checked again before work earlier today and I got the same text. Chloe is rarely at loss of words haha.


Speaking of the plot thickening, Warren is a creep. He creeps out from behind the building outside of Max's dorm every few seconds. Then he creeps back behind the building. I always had a bad feeling about him. Max should hook up with Chloe.

I think Warren just has a crush on Max, a big one. I don't see him as a threat.
IMO, I think many people would like Max & Chloe to become something and the game isn't exactly letting you think otherwise. It adds an interesting dimension to the game and all together with the rest it makes it epic.

julietxjules
28th Mar 2015, 09:32
I don't think their sexuality is in question, or important, it is just 'Chloe speak.' :)

xRSLxBadPhantom
4th Apr 2015, 05:25
MaxxChloe

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpq79iDWNy1qii6tmo1_500.gif

Genericktag
8th Apr 2015, 08:24
So I had to get a Square Enix account because of this game. I played the first episode, and the storyline hooked me enough to get me to buy the season pass. My main problem was that I didn't really like a lot of the characters. They seemed really forced and like they were talking in clichés all the time.

Episode 2, however, pushed me in the complete opposite direction. I still think the story is very good, and I felt the characters really opened up and became much more well rounded this time around. I really felt for Kate, and that ending sequence with her almost felt like a punch in the gut. I managed to save her (good thing I remembered the card I found in her room), and when I saw that it was possible for her to die...I don't even know. I've suffered from anxiety and bouts of depression myself and once saw someone commit suicide about 10 feet in front of me. I have never connected with a video game like this before, and I rarely get this kind of feeling from any kind of entertainment media. I was wondering if I would regret spending the money on the full Season Pass, but if the game keeps up like this, I think it could become one of the best story based games of this type ever made.

On a lighter note, Warren and I have much the same taste in movies and pop culture. Plus I'm a science major. I sure hope I'm not relating to a total creep...

julietxjules
8th Apr 2015, 12:57
So I had to get a Square Enix account because of this game. I played the first episode, and the storyline hooked me enough to get me to buy the season pass. My main problem was that I didn't really like a lot of the characters. They seemed really forced and like they were talking in clichés all the time.

Episode 2, however, pushed me in the complete opposite direction. I still think the story is very good, and I felt the characters really opened up and became much more well rounded this time around. I really felt for Kate, and that ending sequence with her almost felt like a punch in the gut. I managed to save her (good thing I remembered the card I found in her room), and when I saw that it was possible for her to die...I don't even know. I've suffered from anxiety and bouts of depression myself and once saw someone commit suicide about 10 feet in front of me. I have never connected with a video game like this before, and I rarely get this kind of feeling from any kind of entertainment media. I was wondering if I would regret spending the money on the full Season Pass, but if the game keeps up like this, I think it could become one of the best story based games of this type ever made.

On a lighter note, Warren and I have much the same taste in movies and pop culture. Plus I'm a science major. I sure hope I'm not relating to a total creep...

Hello, and welcome on-board the "Life Is Strange" express! I'm glad to read that you're enjoying what you've seen so far:)

The game does deal with issues that have real substance, no wonder then that there is a support group set up for those affected by the issues raised in the game.

Oh. . .and I don't personally see Warren as being a creep, he just likes Max and wants to be around her.

Savegame2
8th Apr 2015, 17:28
Hey everyone, first comment, sorry if you find any nonsensical sentences, i´m from germany ;)

First, this game is great. The songs fits, the charakters are authentic, the game captures.

To the Story: I have one idea i think no one had before.

Surely all of you know Heavy Rain. Who thought that Shelby was the Killer?
Me not.
Nathan and the principal are the "obvious" bad asses.

Samuel is psycho, but i think he is a important "good" person in the further story.

What about the teacher, Ms. Grant? No one cares of her, she don´t want cameras in the school.
Why not? Maybe she has something to conceal.
And in Ep. 2 she tells Max "we will talk to each other again...soon!".
Can be a normal statement...or something of importance.
The same with Alyssa. Mentally struck, not flashy.

The idea, that the principal or Nathan are the killers is too easy.
And too easy doesn´t match for Life is Strange.

I think, like many do, Rachel has the same power like max.

Do we have informations, if Warren flirted Rachel too?
Maybe Brooke is so jealous? Maybe Brooke is a psycho killer who kills every girl who is into Warren?

This game is simply great in 2 episiodes. I hope the game can get the voltage upright.

PS: Saved Kate in first try! Hope she has a part in Ep. 4 or 5 for the players who saved her.

3 mad theorys...what do you think about?

julietxjules
8th Apr 2015, 17:46
Hello, savegame 2.

Welcome on-board for the ride. :)

Stellazira
9th Apr 2015, 02:58
Surely all of you know Heavy Rain. Who thought that Shelby was the Killer?
Me not.
Nathan and the principal are the "obvious" bad asses.

I did not see that coming. I didn't realize it until really late in the game after my friend pointed out to me what an asthmatic sounds like (I don't know anyone asthmatic, so when the huge clue dropped I didn't catch it).

Heavy Rain was an excellent game. Anyone who owns a PS3 should play it. I need to play it again after the semester is over in-between Life is Strange episodes.

Mercyva20x2
26th Apr 2015, 05:13
Speaking of the plot thickening, Warren is a creep. He creeps out from behind the building outside of Max's dorm every few seconds. Then he creeps back behind the building. I always had a bad feeling about him. Max should hook up with Chloe.


wuuuut?? That's a first, some people don't like warren but I do, plus I accepted his movie "request" lol.. Plus I NEVER noticed the things you said?? Yeah I see him waiting outside but never creeping... Did you see that in a window or something? I just see him as a friend, plus he took a punch for me lol... Would love for you to tell me what made think that? Maybe I missed signs or maybe I didn't notice? Either way would love for you to tell me if there's a proof or it's just a personal opinion, because personally I like warren he's a dork lol. Plus he defended me! But if there is a proof I missed that he was creepin on max then maybe I am wrong.. :)

julietxjules
26th Apr 2015, 17:22
I don't view Warren as being creepy or a threat. He just likes Max.

kvokkvokovaty
2nd May 2015, 21:54
I blamed David. Simply because I had proof. However, I do not think he is the bad guy.
Same here. However, I couldn't blame Nathan because I cannot know whether he has done something to Kate. She said something, he said something, who is right? Mr Jefferson hasn't done anything wrong in my opinion.
Kate has been for me the most annoying character throughout the game and I helped her far more than I really wanted to. I couldn't manage to save her, I've tried to, but honestly, I'm glad I've got rid of her.

Heavy Rain was an excellent game.
Except for the controls, huh. The gamepad ones were one of the worst I've faced. Maybe I should have go for the Move control.

OllieGaming
13th Oct 2015, 21:22
Hi everyone,

Its really great reading everyone's experiences in Life Is Strange! I love the game and I am trying to spread the word to get even more people playing this game.

I have started making YouTube videos of my play throughs, it would be really great if you could take some time to watch them and also to share them if you like them. If you enjoy them enough, please consider subscribing to my channel. I will soon have all 4 current episodes uploaded and will upload a play through of Episode 5 when it is released.

Here is a link to my Episode 2 play through :)

https://youtu.be/ixwqGHwlFdU

VirtuaSukajan
8th Sep 2016, 09:24
First game for me where a person died.

I managed to keep everyone alive in games such as Heavy Rain and Until Dawn, so this is a first for me where anyone has died if I had the choice to prevent it from happening. I was shocked to discover I got no rewind time when Kate decided to jump. I was one step away from pulling her in but failed with the Christian references. I have no clue about the references in the bible so had to gamble. Obviously made the incorrect choice. Perhaps I should have googled the quotes before making a decision!

Was either of these two quotes explained in her room? Why was the left quote incorrect? Had something to do with Justice and I must admit it sounded harsh. Any Christians here care to share their interpretation of the two choices?

julietxjules
8th Sep 2016, 16:59
Was either of these two quotes explained in her room? Why was the left quote incorrect? Had something to do with Justice and I must admit it sounded harsh. Any Christians here care to share their interpretation of the two choices?

The only reason that one quote was correct and the other wrong was that Kate preferred the quote which proved correct in the choices available.

It is as simple as that.

VirtuaSukajan
12th Sep 2016, 10:18
The only reason that one quote was correct and the other wrong was that Kate preferred the quote which proved correct in the choices available.

It is as simple as that.

Were we given hints in her room or during an earlier conversation that would indicate her preferred choice? If so, was this taken down as a note in Max' diary? I wonder if it is necessary to write down extra details on a piece of paper if quotes such as this would determine the life and death for other characters in the remaining episodes.

julietxjules
12th Sep 2016, 15:07
When this game first came out and I began playing it I used to think like that in the sense that clues and stuff would make a huge difference to the overall outcome. Unfortunately though, I found that it made no difference and the whole game hung on the two choices that the player was presented with at the very end of the game - everything else was just dressing.

My comment probably comes across as being quite negative, but no, I actually thoroughly enjoyed playing this game - it was just a pity that all the alternative choices the player was given didn't amount to much come the finale.

VirtuaSukajan
16th Sep 2016, 12:25
My comment probably comes across as being quite negative, but no, I actually thoroughly enjoyed playing this game - it was just a pity that all the alternative choices the player was given didn't amount to much come the finale.[/FONT]

Hehe, funny you updated your comment. I first saw it without the edit and was just about to reply because of it. Yeah, guess I'll still do my best checking all info that's presented in the game, but don't have to worry too much about forgetting intricate details.

Do you reckon a sequel would incorporate more choices with consequences requiring paying attention? Maybe if discovered hints could be written done in her notebook or something.

julietxjules
16th Sep 2016, 14:36
[VirtuaSukajan: wrote.

Do you reckon a sequel would incorporate more choices with consequences requiring paying attention? Maybe if discovered hints could be written done in her notebook or something]


In my mind, I am not so sure if a sequel would work or have the same emotional impact as the first did. Perhaps it's best to leave well alone and let the game stand and bask in its own originality and glory for all time. If a sequel is forthcoming and is based on player choice leading to unknown consequences - as did the first, then all I can hope is that the decisions the player makes will have real value and ultimately alter the end game. But this is a tricky thing for any game developer to successfully achieve - especially given the time constraints which Dontnod willingly inflicted upon itself in the making of the first. For any game offering multiple choices that steers the storyline in different directions, a layered complexity then begins to build up which then needs as many endings as it has layers. The problem then is to pin each and every story-thread down so it can be traced back and identified with its source material, or in other words, it retains self continuity.

Life is Strange was never going to be able to pull this trick off (not that I think it tried to.) For one example: the episodes were far too short and shallow to ever plumb the literary depths needed for such complexities which its own mythology created in and around Arcadia Bay. A game like that needs time and careful planning in its development to ever come close to being bigger than the sum of its parts. If Dontnod ever do develop a sequel, then it would be better served if expanded properly and put on disc rather than have it serialised with pending time constraints hanging over its release; a damaging and unwanted pressure I am sure.

Any game, any book, any film, or anything else comes to that matter that has time travel at its core, is always going to present unique problems purely because it is unknown and untried territory - which for now at least, remain firmly within the realms of popular science fiction. The romantic notion that one could alter and therefore change the course of history for the better is as strong today as it was when Samuel Madden wrote "Memoirs of the Twentieth Century" in 1733. Yes. . .it was really that long ago!

And just look at where we are now. I am sure, that like you, I can name a multitude of people who have either wrote a book, wrote a play, made a film, or scored music in the name of time travel - it is a veritable, creative, bottomless pit! And thank goodness for that; I have always been a sci-fi fan.

All I can really know for sure about any of it is this; if Dontnod release a sequel then I will be there to once again delve into the depths and murky waters of time travel.

Just give me some time. ;)

Tataboj
24th Nov 2016, 14:07
First game for me where a person died.

I managed to keep everyone alive in games such as Heavy Rain and Until Dawn, so this is a first for me where anyone has died if I had the choice to prevent it from happening. I was shocked to discover I got no rewind time when Kate decided to jump. I was one step away from pulling her in but failed with the Christian references. I have no clue about the references in the bible so had to gamble. Obviously made the incorrect choice. Perhaps I should have googled the quotes before making a decision!

Was either of these two quotes explained in her room? Why was the left quote incorrect? Had something to do with Justice and I must admit it sounded harsh. Any Christians here care to share their interpretation of the two choices?

I feel you, it was exactly the same for me. :) I later found out that the wrong quote we chose was crossed out in the Bible in Kate´s room.