When I obsess over something, it’s usually a big deal. At least that’s what I’d like people to think.
This past week, my life was seriously affected by a video game. I was emotionally impacted, I was sleep deprived, my focus at work and other priorities suffered. I am still digesting and recovering from my experience, and the game isn’t even over yet.
I wrote a review of Life Is Strange: Episode One, months back. Last week, I finally decided to purchase the rest of the season, even though I meant to wait for all five episodes to come out. It was intriguing enough that I knew I was going to buy them, eventually. With just one more episode on its way to release, I decided to jump back into the quaint, fishing town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon.
I thought that Bioshock Infinite blew my mind; I thought that it really made me care for its characters. Life is Strange packs that punch with nearly every episode. With each new episode, this game gets better and better, and in a way that will make you sit there, mouth wide open, eyes watering, punching your thighs repeatedly for the stupid decisions you’ve made.
I desperately want to see how this all wraps up. This series has one more episode to go; its grand finale. If it goes along the same trajectory as the previous episodes, this will be one my favorite and most impactful games I’ve ever played, ever.
If there is only one game you could play for the rest of your life, you should make it this one. If you were born a human being, you should play this game.
Play it, play it, play it.
And don’t watch the trailers! Don’t spoil anything until you play it. Play it blind, then go back and see what others did and thought.
Seriously, this game is worth way more than its measly $20 season bundle.
Please, please, play it.
I’m begging you!