Thank you to TheOriginalPhoenix for inspiring me to do the Boundless Challenge.
Every Friday, I will write about one time during the week where I “lived boundless” — where I achieved more than I thought I was capable of.
This Friday, March 3rd, I want to celebrate the choice I made to download the first chapter of the Choose Your Own Adventure Game Life is Strange.
If my experience with technology can be summed up in one gif:
Despite the amount of time I spend on WordPress, when I do anything with electronics I’m always afraid it will go horribly wrong.
So, taking the initiative and going on the Xbox Marketplace and finding that, yes, the first episode of Life is Strange was there, was a leap for me.
A leap I’m glad I took.
I’ll have to wait a while before I have the money to buy the other 4 chapters, but Chapter 1 should keep me busy until then
Before I realized I could download the game, I watched a walkthrough of it on YouTube. So, I know how it ends. But: Since no two experiences with Life is Strange are the same, I don’t consider that a negative. For example: Why I want to save Chloe
Life is Strange is the kind of game that I feel I needed.
I’m introverted like Max, happiest in the presence of my art (writing in my case and photography in Max’s) than in the presence of others.
And, like Max, I am returning to a place (college in my case and home — Arcadia Bay — in Max’s) that I had been away from for years. And, even though I haven’t returned yet — I’ll be returning next winter — I already feel like an outsider. A man out of time.
Who doesn’t sometimes wish they could go back in time?
Life is Strange is available for download on PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Even if you don’t like video games — if you just want to experience a thought-provoking story — I recommend it.
The game isn’t perfect. The dialogue and voice-acting could be better at times…
…but: Nothing is perfect.
And, for me, the positives of Life is Strange far outweigh the negatives.
One of those positives being: A good soundtrack: