Greetings Earthlings! And welcome to GamePlay!!!! *explosion! …. everything is cooler in my mind Today we are doing Life is Strange: Episode Five!
So I just finished Polarized and GODDAMN I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY! If you don’t know I have been doing a gameplay from every episode of Life is Strange and I have done for Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, and Episode Four so check those out if you want. But check them out because I have a lot of fun writing them. I talked about how this episode was going to an emotional roller coster and it was because SO MUCH HAPPENED AND I DON’T KNOW I FEEL ABOUT IT! The last episode end with Chloe getting shot and Max getting drugging by Mr. Jefferson. So a lot happened and more stuff happened in this episode because shit. Okay so we start with Max waking up in the Dark Room and Victoria is there. It took me a while before I figure out what I needed to do because I got Max’s foot out and then brought the car over but I didn’t really see that you had to focus on the picture so it took me a minute.
Then I went back in time where Jefferson was being a creep and taking pictures of Max. My whole family was in the room while I was playing this scene and they kept yelling that it was really really creepy because he is so fucking creepy in this episode and I hated it! After that we return to present times and there is another picture on the table which I still don’t understand how that worked but either way I went back in time. Okay there is so much going back in time in this episode and it is kind of ridiculous. I know it is important to the story but Max going back in time hasn’t done any good for you why you continue to do it! She does and she and Jefferson talk and it turns out that Jefferson was like Nathan mentor of sorts in like a serial killer way. Nathan did kill Rachel but it was an accident because he gave her too big of a dose and she died. Either way Nathan wasn’t the big bad that the first couple episodes made him out to be.
After that whole thing Jefferson I get him to put Max’s journal in front and I time travel again. So that I enter the contest and I tell David about everything with Jefferson. Then I win the contest thing and I go to San Fransisco. Everything is going good but Max keeps getting nosebleeds because time travel is fucking everything up and then Chloe calls and the storm is happening and she is gonna die. So Max goes back in time again *i know she time travels a lot and rips up her picture for the contest and then Max is back in Jefferson’s creepy ass room. She doesn’t understand why she is back there and I’m like ‘Girl how can you do not understand!’. Also we learn that creepy as Jefferson has killed Victoria because he is just an asshole. Jefferson is gonna drug Max but then David comes in and saves me and then I tell him that Chloe is dead and he kills Jefferson. Maybe that was a bad decision but like Jefferson was like a total creepy so like I don’t feel bad. Max decides to go back in time again by using the picture that Warren and her took in the last episode. So everything is going to shit and Max still doesn’t understand that going back in time has some affects.
She goes through the town that is being destroy and I save some people because I’m amazing and wonderful. Then I go and get the picture from Warren and then you know I decided to kiss him because the boy just does so much for Max and he deserves this. He needed that because you know he was gonna die so I gave him that. Plus I like him. He is a good guy. After that Max goes back in time (again) and tells Chloe everything that has happened over the last of hours and it only took two times to get her to believe everything I was saying! So I basically mastered this game! If I replay it then I would master it. Kind of. I wouldn’t fail through. That’s the point. After that Max wakes up and she and Chloe are hiking a mountain in the rain *because that’s a smart idea and then my least favorite part kind of happened because Max passes out and the rest of the game is a weird ass dream sequence. First we are in a class room but it is different and then you walk out of the classroom and it’s a scene from the first episode but completely backwards and it freaked me out.
Then after that there is this thing where you are in a hallway and there is a lot Jeffersons walking around and you can’t get caught and it was so hard! It took a million different times to get it right and then you are in the school and that was pretty easy because I just walked right through it and then there was like a thing in a junk yard which was hard as fuck and once again took a million years. After that I basically just walk through a memory thing where Max remembers all the moments she has with Chloe and it is really sweet. So after that Max wakes up and finally realize the fact that going back in time over and over again is why all this shit is happening and I can’t believe it took five episodes for her to realize that. Then I get the final decision of the game which is I have to decide where I want to kill Chloe or kill the town. And I screamed this came onto the scream because I couldn’t believe what was happening. I spent the whole goddamn game trying to save Chloe and now the game was telling that all of the decision that I made didn’t really matter because this was the only that did. I ended up saving Chloe because I had spent the whole game saving her and I wasn’t going to let that go to waste and then the game ends with the town dying.
Despite all the time travel and weird dream sequences I enjoyed this episode. It wasn’t like my favorite thing ever and I enjoyed the other ones more but it was still really really good. With the ending I think that maybe I should have chosen the town because I don’t know. I think that either way the ending is bittersweet. I might replay and see what happens with I do other stuff or if I pick the town over Chloe. I was disappointed that I didn’t get to see Chloe and Max kiss because I thought that I would but I didn’t. Overall Life is Strange is a great game and I’m excited for what comes next with season two and everything. It is a game that I would very much recommend to everyone. I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.
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