Life is Strange Remastered

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Life is Strange Remastered
Life is Strange Remastered
Life is Strange Remastered
Life is Strange Remastered

As excited as I was for true colors, I was very disappointed when Life is Strange Remastered was not available on launch day like I thought it was going to be. This is a franchise that I am a massive and I mean a massive fan of. I have all of the games digitally, physically and I even read the comic books. These are the best of the best when it comes to story-based games in my opinion. Two of the games are getting the remastered treatment and are being sold as a set of two and today I am sharing my thoughts on the games with you.

The Original

So far out of all the games, I would probably still put the first game at the top of the list. Life is Strange Remastered does feature the first game. It is about a college girl called Max who has enrolled at Blackwell Academy. She is a photography student and on one “normal” day she sees her friend Chloe Price get shot, but she also discovers that she has the ability to rewind time.

The whole game sees Max and Chloe working together, trying to find out what happened to Chloe’s friend, Rachel Amber. Things are kind of complicated as Max and Chloe were best friends as kids, but Max moved away and did not make much effort to keep in touch. The two end up thrust into this murder mystery story that has many different twists and turns.

A Storm Is A Head

The other part of Life is Strange Remastered is, Life is Strange: Before the Storm. This game takes place before the events of the original Life is Strange and this time we get to play as the feisty Chloe Price. This one does not have the supernatural element that the original has, but Chloe has this kind of smart mouth “back talking” ability that lets her sass her way in and out of situations.

The story this time around is about the friendship of Chloe and Rachel Amber, the girl you were looking for in the first game. They have a pretty wild relationship and there is a whole thing with Rachel’s dad and what he is up to. Even without the supernatural stuff, it is very compelling and it was cool to see Chloe take center stage and get to know her better.

What Has Been Remastered?

Both games in Life is Strange Remastered have had their visuals enhanced significantly. As crazy as this sounds, perhaps too much! Before the game came out, many comparison videos were done and while the character models look sharper, Max doesn’t look exactly like Max anymore if that makes sense. Clearly, the games look better and I am sure we will all get used to it. However, it has taken me a while to fully get to grips with the new visuals. I think the first game has had the most attention as the facial animations in that game appear to be much better than they were originally.

I really cannot say enough great things about this series. Life is Strange Remastered is 100 percent a must buy for me. They could have had this priced at 60 bucks and I would have paid that for it. These are two fantastic games, especially that first one. I would rank the games, Life is Strange, True Colors, Life is Strange Before the Storm, Wavelengths, Life is strange 2, and then The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit to round the list.

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Truth be told, they are all great in their own way and this is a franchise where I would suggest you play every game that is in it. Now, if only they will make some kind of announcement about this coming out physically!

Pros:

  • Two fantastic games in one package
  • They have made some massive changes to the visuals
  • I very much welcome the improved facial animations
  • You can play through these multiple times and change things

Cons:

  • I wish they would announce a physical copy
  • Perhaps they have changed the way the characters look a little bit too much

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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