Week11: Life Is Strange

When I first heard of the game Life is strange, I thought it will be about Max’s high school life.  Never know the story turns out to be that way, and the ending is not what I except.  At first, I thought the teacher Jefferson was a nice teacher who would help Max with her struggles, and it turns out he is crazy and kills students just the take photos of them.

I think the whole game brings out the idea of: even you have the power to change the past, those who need to die will die.  For example: Max saw her best friend Chloe got shot in the washroom, and she discovers that she got the power to rewind time and change the past.  During the game, Max has used her power to save Chloe for 4 to 5 times.  But at the end, Chloe still dies.  Max needs to learn of letting go and move on without Chloe.  Max gets to choose between Chloe or saving the whole town, most people would think saving more people is more important than saving just one person; but Max has to save Chloe for so many times, if she let Chloe dies at the end wouldn’t it be “wasting time”.  Even Max has learned from using her powers and she has become more optimistic, she still has to face the fact of losing Chloe.

Max always thinks about her friend’s safety first, even her powers gave her health bad effects.  Even though Max has the power to rewind time, she could not save everyone.  For example: Kate suicide.  Max could have saved Kate if she showed more care about kate during the game, but that will make Chloe think that Max does not care about her anymore.  There is so many decision making during the game, and I think that is what we usually do.

3 thoughts on “Week11: Life Is Strange

  1. Hey Lilian!

    I talked about similar topics in my blog post and am glad to see someone who agrees with me. I thought that Mr. Jefferson being evil was a great twist in the game as well. Life is Strange was definitely not the boring slice of life game that I thought it was going to be and I’m glad that I got the chance to play it after hearing so much about it from friends. Great post overall!

    – Iain Davidson

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  2. Hey Lilian!
    When I first was introduced to the game Life Is Strange I too thought it would revolve around Max’s high school life and would include a lot of teenage superficial drama. However the game delved into complex topics such as friendship, suicide, euthanasia and the imperative long term effects of one’s decisions. I enjoyed the interactive game as I had a say in Max’s choices and was actively involved in her character growth.

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  3. Hi Lilian,

    Thanks for your post! I also didn’t expect so many twists and turns in this game / story. “Even if you have the power to change the past, those who need to die will die”. Wow, never thought of that, but that’s very true. While playing the game, whenever a problem was presented, I immediately wanted to reverse it and prevent it from happening. I think Max’s selfless nature is inspiring and encouraging, and it’s a trait that I wish I could have. Thank you for the good read.

    -YoYo

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