Life is Strange: Before the Storm Page 3

  • HelloNo 2 Jan 2018 22:25:30 2,044 posts
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    Working through episode 3 at the moment. It's intense, in a good way. Sometimes it feels personal enough that I don't think I should be watching.
  • superdelphinus 3 Jan 2018 09:42:24 9,811 posts
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    I think Iím nearly at the end of the second chapter and I donít think I really like it very much, and I loved life is strange. It just seems cringingly emo too often, and not in a knowing way, in a computer game desperately trying to be moving way. Also why is everything so brown.

    Having said that, Iíll probably end up being gutted when itís finished and Iíll end up loving it.
  • smoothpete 3 Jan 2018 10:18:42 34,760 posts
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    I finished it last night, I wasn't initially as interested in it as the first game but by the end I was properly into it. Motherfucker got me right in the feels at a couple of points too.

    Chloe's dad, the on stage sequence and the bit by the burned forest. Fuck me. Literally did a little tear at the bit on stage after the truck comes through.

    I was really puzzled how they would deal with the tone of the conclusion given we know how it pans out for the characters, but actually I think it worked well.
  • smoothpete 4 Jan 2018 08:46:28 34,760 posts
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    the bit right near the end where Damon has given Sera the heroin, kicked Chloe unconscious, and is fighting Frank. Then Chloe wakes up and itís all over. I was convinced that was another dream sequence like with her dead dad. As in, Sera has ODíd and is dead, Chloe is still unconscious, and itís in her head. That confused me. Did anyone else have that impression during that scene?
  • superdelphinus 6 Jan 2018 10:15:03 9,811 posts
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    @smoothpete I did think it was an internal narrative sort of conversation rather than a real one, but then there wasnít anything that made it really obvious that it was like in previous examples so I guess it wasnít.

    I finished it last night and I did end up loving it. Still a bit too heavy on the teenage emo music for me but a great game. I actually downloaded the first episode of life is strange 1 straight afterwards and it was interesting how much sort of hatred I had for max! Was great seeing Chloe rush in with her truck.

    Edited by superdelphinus at 10:16:10 06-01-2018

    Edited by superdelphinus at 11:18:14 06-01-2018
  • smoothpete 6 Jan 2018 16:38:25 34,760 posts
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    I think I would make a different choice at the end of the first game had I played the prequel first.

    i would have saved Chloe rather than saved the town. She had a rough enough time of it.
  • Nanocrystal 18 Jan 2018 09:42:43 1,696 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I think I would make a different choice at the end of the first game had I played the prequel first.

    i would have saved Chloe rather than saved the town. She had a rough enough time of it.
    Hehehe yeah, just finished this and really feel vindicated about saving Chloe at the end of the first game. Absolutely fell in love with her during this game.
  • ModoX 21 Jan 2018 21:18:43 3,262 posts
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    Just finished this. Really loved it, I think I'm going to go back and play the first again with new eyes. I think I'll feel completely different about a lot of stuff in there now. Maybe it's just because it's fresh but I feel like I'm way more invested in Chloe/Rachel than Max, I wish I could delete the first game from canon and have a happy ending!
  • Vortex808 21 Jan 2018 21:28:42 12,355 posts
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    I'm mid-way through ep 2 & enjoying this a lot.

    I may regret my choice from the original game at this rate.
  • gamecat 5 Mar 2018 18:03:56 768 posts
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    The bonus episode now available, downloading on the PS4 atm.
  • Vortex808 5 Mar 2018 18:27:52 12,355 posts
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    Thanks for the heads up, been eagerly awaiting it since finishing the game.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 5 Mar 2018 18:57:10 6,752 posts
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    Physical edition Friday, right?
  • andy10 5 Mar 2018 19:00:36 274 posts
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    Thanks for the info!

    It's not even listed in the EU Playstation blog/weekly update (except for the "Classic Chloe Outfit" available tomorrow). So goodness knows how I would've known if was out if you hadn't said.
  • Vortex808 5 Mar 2018 20:22:06 12,355 posts
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    Damn game tried to charge me £7.99 for the deluxe upgrade when i tried to install from within the game. When i already have the deluxe version.

    Go to manage game instead to see you need to install 1 item. On xbone anyway, ps4 may work properly.
  • gamecat 5 Mar 2018 20:48:23 768 posts
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    Na, PS4 is similarly weird. The in game link takes you deluxe upgrade page which you can't buy if you already have it, you have to search for the separate episode download in PSN which will be free. Going to play it later tonight, can't see it being very long.
  • Zomoniac 6 Mar 2018 07:55:07 9,687 posts
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    Itís about 1h 15. And itís stunning. No game does feels like LIS.
  • OllyJ 6 Mar 2018 11:05:37 4,072 posts
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    Limmy has been streaming Life is Strange, it's brilliant.

  • LittleSparra 6 Mar 2018 11:33:31 7,926 posts
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    Still not got this. Am saving it for the right moment where i can go full teen emo.
  • Vortex808 6 Mar 2018 12:38:42 12,355 posts
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    Is the soundtrack for this bonus episode still by the same band?

    I liked it quite a lot tbh, even enough to buy some of their CDs. I loved the soundtrack for the main game too, but having it all done by one band made it seem a wee bit more cohesive, if slightly less eclectic.
  • Stranded87 6 Mar 2018 13:17:56 1,800 posts
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    Totally forgot this bonus episode was happening, so that's a nice surprise. Before the Storm was my GotY.
  • minky-kong 6 Mar 2018 13:39:31 13,671 posts
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  • Stranded87 6 Mar 2018 17:59:38 1,800 posts
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    That was great
  • gamecat 6 Mar 2018 19:27:48 768 posts
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    Can't say much about the bonus without spoiling it, but it's absolutely worth the deluxe upgrade if you've gone through LiS & BtS.
  • HelloNo 6 Mar 2018 22:04:22 2,044 posts
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    Got the glitch where it freezes. Time to play the "Fiddle around with things until it works* game.

    I'm gutted, had my cup of tea ready and everything :-(

    Edit: Got it to work! Re-installed the DLC and reset settings.

    Damn...

    Edited by HelloNo at 23:44:52 06-03-2018
  • andy10 7 Mar 2018 20:38:27 274 posts
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    Phew. That was pretty powerful stuff. One of the most efficient (i.e. short) but effective episodes, or maybe it's just that the whole series has woven its spell on me now. As always, it's the quiet moments of stillness and reflection that get me the most.
  • [maven] 10 Mar 2018 18:51:12 5,575 posts
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    I concur. Well worth it. It really is a short & sweet bonus episode. (Although I don't think Max's voice actress quite pulls off the younger age; Chloe I don't mind at all.)

    It really made Max' reluctance to contact Chloe a bit more understandable (but still not OK).
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