Game Reviewed: Life is Strange Episode 3
Release Date: May 19th, 2015
Developer: DontNod Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 4], Xbox One & PC
Genre: Graphic Adventure
It’s hard to explain Life is Strange, however it’s one of those games that manage to peak your interest at the right moment. With so many decisions to make, including a handful that are optional, you never truly know which decisions are the right choices until you’re too late.
By the end of episode two, you probably found yourself regretting the last few choices that you were placed with; including a few that gave no opportunity of turning back. A great cliffhanger to draw you into episode three: Chaos Theory.
Did you save Kate or did she jump? That interesting part of what ever happened is that it will affect the future of Life is Strange. In Chaos Theory you find yourself looking for clues to find out what happened with Kate and Rachel’s disappearance. This episode however genuine felt to be more of filler than involving intense moments. It keeps you ground and allows Max to feel normal in her own, abnormal life.
Without giving much away in this short episode Maxine and Chloe finds more than what they’ve expected in the halls of Blackwell, breaking in to the principal’s office to check records. But before leaving they become daredevils and enjoy the moment.
Later in the chapter you realize however, some things time can’t change and instantly becomes the wakeup call need to deliver that cliffhanger and shocking moment in the very end.
After every episode you find yourself in a genuine love/hate relationship with DONTNOD. The same progresses at an unbelievable pace where one can assume this game could truly be finished in mere hours without all of the side crap. Then you unravel a key moment and find yourself helpless and drawing in closer then you faded away.
Chaos Theory has very little replay value, but involves a crucial memory that will force you to rewind until you get it right; only to realize everything can’t reset. The soundtrack sticks out more which compliments story and gameplay throughout. But could this episode have been tied into the end of episode two rather than being a forgetful filler? Yes
Replay Value: 2.5/5
Overall Rating: 3.25/5