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Opinions on Life is Strange?
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>>323812686
no
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'I wanna be a teenage girl' game for men who want to be teenage girls.
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pretty good
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>>323812686
Really good experience, I cried more than once
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Game for teenage girls that you would have to turn off your brain to enjoy

Game is full of dialogue written by thirty-year old French men attempting to emulate how teenagers communicate and the plot is full of holes. Your choices don't matter no matter how many times the game tells you they do.
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>>323812993
>Game for teenage girls that you would have to turn off your brain to enjoy

Pretty much this, more tell tale like garbage with memes injected.
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good characterization, somewhat interesting mechanics, good story with some really powerful moments
the ending ruins it all tho

it has my waifu in it tho so it's good enough overall
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>>323813254
>mfw she blames me for not taking responsibility for the joint
fucking bitch that was YOUR joint
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Max is perfect, Chloe is a cunt who doesn't deserve all that Max went through for her.
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>>323813380
yeah characterization was good
the point she got me harder as been in ep.5 when she admitted to haveing behaved like a self indulgent stupid bitch
the rest I still liked but that, man
that was lewd
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>>323812686
gay, but also very gay
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>>323812686
Mr J. is husbando material desu
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I played episode 1 and didn't like it at all.
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>>323812686
it was a pretty shit movie.
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>>323812686
Its a game about being a teenage girl written by middle-aged Frenchmen.

Pretty good.
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I liked it it let me live out my fantasy of being a girl in high school and lusted over by every guy in the block and being a jerk to Chloe was fun. I killed her in that one part where she's a cripple but then I realized it'd be way meaner just to let her live so I rewinded time and did that. Sucks there wasn't any consequence from that Max just says a diff line later on.
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>>323815173
It gets better, specially after episode 3
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What ending did you chose? Save Chloe is the canon ending and you know it
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>>323815770
Let Chloe die didn't even think twice she was a horrible person and I didn't feel bad about it at all
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I couldn't take it seriously. Didn't enjoy it. Though I get the feeling it wasn't really made for me.
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>>323812993
>>323815552
does the fact that it was written by french people change anything? asking seriously
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>>323812686
was alright. it had plot holes in its time travel mechanic. would have liked to see how different the world would have been as a guy. not as a replacement for Max but as an option. could have been interesting to see how things would have been different in that scenario. all in all I'd give it a 7/10
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>>323812686
pretty much this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6qB4KHP-Tk
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>>323815858
I didn't save her because I am a moralfag and I couldn't let everyone die because of a single person, but even then it was a difficult decision, I stared at the screen for a while because I really didn't know what to do. I still think Max would save Chloe anyway, after everything she been through
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>>323812790
this to be absolutely honest, pal!
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>>323815994
the game is full of gramatical errors, memes and the most cringy dialogue in games history
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>>323816084
This video is worse then the whole game combined honestly
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>>323816151
I picked to sacrifice Chloe too but the people of the town kinda deserve death. who stays put when whales beach themselves by the dozens on your beaches and two moons appear? I see that shit I'm getting the fuck outta dodge.
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>>323815994
French culture isn't the same as British or American culture. The nationality of the writer always shows.
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>>323812686
at least looks 10x better than the telltales shovelware
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>>323816572
yeah but the lip synching was so bad it was actually distracting. At least telltale has that down
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>>323812686
>/v/ unironically likes non-games with meaningless choices that completely squander the use of the medium by being linear and completely dependent on the poorly written narrative while ignoring gameplay almost entirely

Dialogue sounds like middle-aged men trying to sound like teenagers. Plot is full of holes. Characters are one-dimensional and poorly written. This has little, if any, merits as a video game. It would have been better as a short film, and certainly would have been more coherent and well thought-out. The game was developed one episode at a time as opposed to being completed all at once, which usually makes for a weaker narrative. You can't go back to something in episode one when you have a great idea for a later episode that needs to tie in because you already released it. You're stuck with whatever you decided on when episode one was finished.
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It's complete shit, I don't know how the last episode is, I couldn't force mysel to begin it after the other episodes.
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>>323816798
you didn't miss anything. Both endings force you to feel bad about yourself even if you didn't give a shit about Chloe or the town. I'm glad it's over
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>>323812790

thanks for the recommendation, gonna pick up the game later this week
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>Game about decisions
>Literally none but the final matter
>It's "Blue ending or red ending?"

Game is complete shit.
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Someone post the webm where the guy is fucking Max and then he shoots her as he finishes.
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>>323813254
you should really see the movie "Blue is the Warmest Color", you'll thank me later.
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>>323817049
this pissed me off so much
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Kate and Victoria were the only good characters, everyone else is a pile of shit.
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The soundtrack, score, art direction, atmosphere, etc were all really great.

The dialogue, story, plot direction and pacing were all pretty bad.

Overall I am glad I played it but it felt like it was intended to be a lot more than it was. I feel like this is a problem with episodic games in general. They very rarely end as strongly as they start.
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>>323815994
I could tell it wasn't made by Americans, because it was just so similar to our movies about high school and college, which is based entirely on stereotypes and tropes to the extreme, but purposely, because it's attractive for movies. Americans know before they ever even enter high school or college/university that it's not like the movies.

The game is like a French studio didn't study or look into reality, but instead studied up by watching a bunch of American school movies and began writing based off what they saw, but even still, what they write is a bit skewed naturally due to cultural differences. Basically, I think they wanted to try and be realistic with the atmosphere and characters, but they got their idea from movies and tv shows, which even still is interpreted differently due to differences, so, what we ended up with was kind of like a foreign bootleg of American school movies.

Not that it's wrong, because if you were to emulate the school life of an 18 year old anywhere in the world, even if they were something special, it wouldn't be entertaining at all.

I'm thinking they were trying to emulate bits and pieces of this TV show that aired for one season back in 1999 called Freaks and Geeks, which is about a high school girl in the 80's. It wasn't successful when it first aired, but gathered a cult following years after. Should maybe watch if you liked this game.
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>>323817049
>kill 1 person
>kill 100s of people

wow such a choice
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>>323817730
>Game pretty much forces you to be utilitarian if you want a good ending.
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>>323817590
Because they make them one episode at a time. They're basically writing themselves into a corner because, even if they have ideas that would improve the story later, episode one is already done and released and they can't change it.
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>>323817691
I think that lost in translation aesthetic contributes as much, if not more than, it detracts. The creators were also very obviously fans of Twin Peaks since they include so many references and homages to it, and that was kind of the tone that show went for too, something that is ostensibly based in real life, but at the same time uncanny.
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>>323817590
i dunno the back to the future game ended pretty well imo
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>>323817945
>Twin Peaks
Liked that show and this makes me dislike the game even more. Game sucked, if they drew inspiration from Twin Peaks and ended up with this shit about unlikable poorly written teenagers then that's fucking sad.
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>>323818262
Name a single Life is Strange character more unlikable than James Hurley.
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Cry with me /v/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GJO_RpBnEg
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>>323818438
name ANYONE more unlikable than James Hurley
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>>323818619
You
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>>323818619
Anon
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>>323817838
>not being utilitarian
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>Watching Twin Peaks has the same amount of gameplay as Life is Strange but is just an all round better experience
>Both turn to shit a few episodes in
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>>323812686
This game is actually pretty shit. A complete waste of money, and I can't stand people talking about it as if it's this GOTY/G worthy thing, when it's far from it.
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>>323819451
>Wouldn't kill a bunch of literal who's to save someone you love
The choice would have been difficult if Chloe was someone you gave a shit about.
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>>323812686
Don't believe the shills

I'ts a boring game and has by far the shittiest ending to ever grace the earth
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I love how the LIS shills always ignore the anons criticizing the game. It's like they KNOW the game is shit but they keep playing it.
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>>323819554
>literal whos

Because I am sure there is not a single friend or family member Max has in her whole home town right?
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>>323819948
>a single friend
Did we play different games?
Also her parents are on the other side of the country.
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>>323812686
Wowzer...
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>>323813826
Chloe wasn't a cunt until AFTER Max abandoned her. Max never explains why she left in the first place, mind you.
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>>323812686

entered women toilet and nobody called the cops

thumbs up
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>>323815994
French guy here. I think it was so poorly written.
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>>323820269
I don't think it was up to max
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>>323820269
>your parents move for work when you are a kid
>somehow this is your fault
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>>323820269
>no dad it's not my weed it's max's

>WHY DIDN'T YOU TAKE THE BLAME FOR ME ? YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE AND I HATE YOU FOREVER

Yeah, totally Max's fault
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Rememeber folks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hs254mhWbw
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MAX A PERFECT
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>>323812686
It's the best game to make a drinking game out of. No lie.
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I will give them props for making David not a complete straw man of le epic evull soldiur who loves guns and beats women.

He ended up being one of the few well written characters, and the scene where he kills Jefferson is probably one of the most powerful in the game.
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i want to turn max into my own personal sex toy
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>>323812686

'Sides it has some of the strangest choice system possible, what is the sane decision after someone pulls a gun on you. -> oppose the cameras? Freedom is everywhere
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>>323814478
I would play the fucking shit out of this game
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>>323812686
/v/ - VIDEOGAMES

Take it to /trash/ OP
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>>323820831
>DAVID! KICK THAT TABLE
>YES SIR!

The best part of the entire game bar none, holy shit I fucking died laughing
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>>323812686
You saved her right, /v/?
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>>323812686
The dialogue is absolutely horrific. It is so clearly written by a 30-something trying to imagine what it's like to be an 18 year old girl at an art school in 2014. At first I laughed at how stupid it was but into 2nd chapter I was only cringing. Luckily they start to lay off the slang and shit a little as the game goes on.

Chapters 3 and 4 are both actually fairly decent as a simple mystery/puzzle game, leaving some of the more retarded high school dramu shit of the first two behind. And then, you have Chapter 5, a pretentious 2deep5me clusterfuck that ruins anything decent that happened in the previous two chapters and ends with a pointless, retarded choice between either undoing everything you have spent the entire game trying to accomplish, or killing everyone you know and love, besides blue-hair Ashley Burch, who is sincerely retarded.

I was really annoyed that at several points it seems the writers actually couldn't keep straight whether the school was a high school or a college. I went to an arts high school because I'm from a city where anything but the magnet schools were absolute shit, and the portrayal is a hilarious delusion.

Chloe comes off as actually mentally challenged, even when we're told later that she's a secret genius when she's a cripple. Everything she does is so fucking stupid, it's infuriating. Warren, who is supposedly supposed to be the other romantic option to Chloe is a pathetic beta orbiter, which is what I said out loud about him when he was introduced. I then audibly laughed when the jock wrote beta on his door.

The twist was fucking awful, and not just because it came out of nowhere, but because they turned the teacher into one of the biggest mustache twirling villains ever and try to manipulate the player into feeling bad for the jock murderer and rapist because he's so much less evil in comparison. Also, the time travel shit in the last chapter is beyond retarded.

I still liked it for some reason. 5/10
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>>323821656
That was the most bizarre yet tense part of the game and it still made me laugh so fucking hard
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>>323812686
>Make choice based game
>Final choice is whether you want the Good Ending or Bad Ending
>Both ending are unaffected by the choices you made and the good ending completely undoes your choices
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It's shit, your choices matter less than a Telltale game or ME3, and if you pick the ending where you let hundreds of people die, you are legitimately an awful person.
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>>323814478
>EAT SHIT AND SMOKE NIPPLES
wat
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>>323812686
is there a new season coming out
are you shill cocksuckers out in full force?
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>>323821656
I could not stop laughing at this part. I had to actually pause more than once after one of his hilarious deaths.

10/10 comedy writing.
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>>323821779
The school was clearly a private academy. I'm not sure what the confusion with that is.
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>>323821819
>The universe is trying to kill Chloe
>You can let hundreds of people die so you can drive away with Chloe
>Universe still wants her dead
>All you're doing is delaying the inevitable
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It's OK. Really derivative of Donnie Darko andThe Butterfly Effect and the dialogue seems like it was wrote by a 60 year old man trying to be hip, but I still think it's entertaining. The time mechanic is implemented pretty well into the story and some moments can be genuinely emotional and well-written.
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Has a lot of cute girls
Alright story with some fun parts
Not much gameplay, pretty much a glorified visual novel but better than a walking simulator
Worth it if you can buy it complete for $10
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>>323821972
>>323821656
That entire scene was so mind numbingly stupid.

Any servicemen, any at all, let alone one who has actually deployed and seen combat, would never ever enter a room the way he did. The fact that David entered the basement with a gun and still managed to be disarmed by Jefferson is so retarded it breaks the suspension of disbelief on what is already a stupid ass game.
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>>323822003

Sounds like Steins;Gate

only lesbians.... NOW WAIT A MINUTE WE WERE PLAYED
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>>323821976
I went to a private art high school though and it was not like that at all, in any comparable way.
Like, for example, it seemed like Max only has one class and only whenever she feels like going to it. I understand not showing us every class because that's boring (Persona handled that well) but you basically spend every day pissing around with Chloe.

Also, I'm almost positive they call it a college at one point and she has a scholarship. The clasroom is set up like a college class room but the hallways are like a high school and there are dorms. It was just a little thing that annoyed me.
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>>323822346
Doesn't Ashly Burch also voice someone in Steins;Gate?
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>>323819468
Twin Peaks pulls it back at the end at least.
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The tranny faggots here love it
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>>323822359
I also went to a private high school, and it wasn't particularly dissimilar to the one Max goes to. Its worth noting my graduating class was about 30 students though.

If they did call it a college it is probably because in eurokuck land they call high school college or something like that, and they call college university.

Also you can get scholarships to some private schools.
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>>323822696
I did not know any of that, shit. It was just a personal annoyance anyway.

I still think Step Up is a more realistic interpretation of an arts high school, which is loosely (and I can't stress that enough) based on the school I went to. Everyone dances through the hallways and breaks into musical numbers in that movie, for comparison.
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Go to bed Ryan.
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>>323823104
sounds pretty gay senpai
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>>323821890
Hippies.
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>>323817584
they were the only ones really given any character whatsoever.
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>>323822696
High school is called secondary school. You finish secondary school at 16 and you either go find a job, go find an apprenticeship, go to sixth form or you go to college.

Sixth form is just a continuation of school You study things called A levels instead of GCSE's. Sixth form is from age 16 to 18.

I never went to college so I don't know what it is like. Pretty sure it's just like school but more open to the general public. Students are typically 16 to 18.

After completing either college or sixth form, you go to university, or you find a job. University students typically attend from the age of 18 to 21.
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>>323820027
>other side of the country.
her parents live in Seattle.
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>>323812790
"American girls. .."
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>>323824884
tl;dr
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>buy all episodes on a whim
>get to the part where I have to take a selfie
>try to do everything in my power not to
>game forces me to do it
>end up quitting five minutes later
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>>323815994
The french are weird when it comes to games. They either make SUPER HOT WOMEN or tryhard cannes festival like games.
When they make the titty games it shows, mane.
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>>323812790
so basically all of /v/ has played it then?
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>>323825017
Best song.
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>>323812686
Played episode 1, had to mute the music, but otherwise it's fine, dialog is cringeworthy though
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>>323812790
That's why I bought episode 1
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>>323825268
>stabs him in the back of the knees and talks about kneecaps
This kills the joke.
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I thought it was just hipster bull shit, until I actually played it.

Finished it yesterday and I'm still feeling really fucking down over imaginary deaths of imaginary friends and their imaginary feelings.

I was hoping so desperately for a happy ending, but having to choose between my best friend and the whole town was really hard.

Any way to get past this feeling of sadness I have from finishing this game?

I'm a faggot, I know.

Kate was such a qtpie, I just wanted to hug her and never let go.

I hope Max says fuck it and goes back in time through the selfie with Chloe to save her and everyone else in the bay.

Come on, Max. Be straight time gangster, pop the teacher in the back of the head and save your fucking homies!

Seriously though, I want to wrap Kate up in a blanket and never let anything bad happen to her.
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>>323824884

Actually there's just university here,

kindergarden-gradeschool-highschool-university

easy as fuck
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It's 'kay. I was expecting some super hipster bullshit shit game for shits. It was okay though, so that's nice.
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Good character writing but SHIT dialogue and an awful story. Also their obvious rushing and lack of budget shows int he final episode.

the second one they make might be better due to their budget, I just hope it's someone else than teenage girls in our time.
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>>323825349
>had to mute the music
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>>323825586
>the selfie with Chloe
she burned that selfie and anyone after she let Chloe die in the bathroom doesn't exist anymore.
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>>323821656
YES SIR
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>>323825761
kinda sad when a hipster teacher can outfight a trained soldier.
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>>323825586
>Any way to get past this feeling of sadness I have from finishing this game?
I played Life is Strange at the same time as Tales from the Borderlands. So it was a nice balance of melancholy and humor to pick me back up.
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>>323825689
I've heard the later music is good, but ya fuck that opening song, and the song that plays in chloe's room
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>>323825863

It helps that the teacher has a fucking gun.
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>>323825863
It's worse when max is literally telling him what to do and he still fucks up.
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>>323825757
THERE'S GOT TO BE A WAY NIGGA DAMN IT CAN'T END LIKE THIS!

>>323825883
I get it whenever I come to the end of something good, like a series I enjoy or a good game I played to completion.

Don't know what it is, I just get real sad for around a week or so.
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>this game could have taken place 20 years earlier and everything would have been fine
Think about it.
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>>323825981
I was talking more about the part before that.
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>>323813254
Did I just talk with you on /k/?
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>>323821765
Yes. Literally the only person I cared about.
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