Life is Strange - Episode 3 "Out Now!"
Life is Strange is one of those series where you're pretty sure you're not going to get hooked, and then suddenly hours have passed. Or at least, that's been my experience.
Everything about this game is just so good. The story is top notch, the acting is superb, and the gameplay is great for those causal couch adventures (I've played all of this with the wife trading off back and forth).
If you haven't joined in yet and are looking for an immersive experience that leaves you wanting more, I would highly recommend this game.
Episode 3 Goodness
For the third episode "Wastelands", developer Square Enix brings us the continuation of the long journey from Seattle to Mexico after their harrowing escape from Beaver Creek just as Sean and Daniel arrive in the Redwood Forests of California. As the studio writes, "The brothers experience life on the fringes of society as they reunite with Cassidy and Finn, befriend a close-knit community of drifters and runaways, and begin working on an illegal farm in an attempt to scrape together enough money to continue their journey.
New friendships, relationships, and mentors influence Sean and Daniel, encouraging them to learn more about themselves and each other. Their resolve is tested once again, as friction arises between them. Uncertain about their once united purpose, will their strong bond survive?
“The coming-of-age story in Life is Strange 2 hits a crucial point in “Wastelands.” The key themes in this episode are community, relationships, and finding your own identity. Sean gets to hang out with a group of friends again and be a teenager, while Daniel finds new people to look up to,” said Michel Koch & Raoul Barbet, Co-Creative Directors of Life is Strange 2. “The brothers will spend more time apart and really learn a lot about themselves and who they are as individuals. They have been on an intense journey, and this episode represents a moment for them to experience some sense of normality and focus on themselves, although within the context of an alternative community and lifestyle.”
“Episode 3 is a climactic moment in the Life is Strange 2 season. The exciting twists and turns take the story up another notch, and Sean & Daniel will never be the same again,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “We are proud of this episode and really excited to see the reactions of players after experiencing Episode 3!”
Check out the game (I know I will this weekend) and let me know your thoughts! Looking forward to many more people sharing this incredible experience that is Life is Strange!