I reviewed Life is Strange last week, giving it the first ever Highlander score. The game completely blew my mind in storytelling, gameplay, characterisation and pretty much everything else, but if you’ve read the review you already know this.
For my review I played the game on my nightly broadcast on Twitch and YouTube and I’ve compiled it all in a nice Let’s Play playlist. For your convenience and enjoyment, I’ve made sure to split the playthrough into 15-20 minute videos. If a video is longer, it’s because it’s near the end of an episode or it’s one particular sequence.
Hope you enjoy the game as much as I did while playing it and that it brings you to tears like it did me.
I love the Adventure genre and most of my favourite video games are adventures. Even before I started playing Point & Click adventures a few years ago and became obsessed with them, I already loved what the genre had to offer. Exploring mysterious locations, solving puzzles and uncovering mysteries while using strange contraptions are just some of the things that draw me to this wonderful video game genre.
Every video game genre has its virtues, the elements that make them special and interesting, but also their vices, the ones that make the experiences drag or the overused tropes and clichés that bring nothing to the table yet developers constantly pick them from their toolboxes. Continue reading Adventure, A Genre of Virtues and Vices