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.
>>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
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.
>>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
>>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
>>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.
>>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.
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.
>>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.
>>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.
>>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.
>>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.
>>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.
>>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
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.
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.
>>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.
>>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.
>>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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