In Media Res: Life Is Unusual Inwards Add-On To Narrative-Driven Video Games

Confession time. I have got a tenancy to forget that I am playing a game. There are or as well as so games that I intentionally don't finish, I simply grow tired of playing them every bit good walk away. There are games that I convince myself I am going to "go back to someday every bit good finish" because I am even as well as so enjoying but I have got something else I wish to play but I'm even as well as so genuinely enjoying it. And hence sometimes life simply gets busy or I instruct frustrated alongside something virtually a game every bit good create upward one's quest heed to have got a interruption for a solar daytime every bit good do something else entirely every bit good somehow it slips through the cracks every bit good I completely forget that I was playing it at all. It's non that I have got plans to "go goal that someday", or even that I'm bored alongside them, it's simply that I... forgot?

Rewind to sometime inwards the way back years of 2011. I discovered a "new" trend of narrative-driven jeopardy games. The get-go i I played was Heavy Rain. It was roleplaying inwards a whole novel way. I wrote virtually the way it made me experience at the time, every bit good it's even as well as so of the most emotional experiences I've e'er had inwards gaming. 

 I have got a tenancy to forget that I am playing a game In Media Res: Life Is Foreign In Addition To Narrative-Driven Video Games
Oh, Ethan. How far would yous go??

About a twelvemonth later The Walking Dead Season One came out, every bit good I was i fourth dimension over i time again captivated. I had zero interest inwards the Walking Dead franchise, but I had read hence many cool things virtually the game, hence I picked it upward every bit good I was direct off drawn into the even of Lee every bit good Clementine. Another even that has stuck alongside me for years. 

 I have got a tenancy to forget that I am playing a game In Media Res: Life Is Foreign In Addition To Narrative-Driven Video Games
Oh, Lee. What would yous do for Clem?

Since hence I have got eagerly played every flake many of the narrative-driven, ofttimes episodic, games every flake I could. Telltale Games is specially known for putting out these types of jeopardy games, every bit good has an entire selection of them at present ranging from Batman to Minecraft Story Mode. Despite the stiff emotional comport upon of Walking Dead, my favorite hence far has bee Tales From the Borderlands, which every flake expert had an emotional comport upon but was every flake expert simply hence *fun*. I loved the characters every bit good felt genuinely invested inwards the story. I am a big Borderlands fan, hence my delight inwards the universe played a huge role I'm sure. The fun style, the friends-frienemies even between Rhys every bit good Fiona, the jokes (I laughed out loud inwards this game hence many times! BEST FRIEND LOADER-BOT!), the slap-up utilisation of music, every bit good the moments of action-game experience genuinely made it experience similar I was inwards for a fun ride.  

 I have got a tenancy to forget that I am playing a game In Media Res: Life Is Foreign In Addition To Narrative-Driven Video Games
Oh, Rhys every bit good Fiona. I dearest yous both hence much!

Sometime after Tales of the Borderlands, beau blogger Julian recommended to me a novel game he was playing called Life is Strange. This i was non a Telltale Games adventure, every bit good he was raving virtually the even every bit good the fact that it had a neat novel mechanic where yous could rewind quaternary dimension to run into how other decisions could have got played out. This sounded similar a fun novel evolution, get-go we instruct choices that matter every bit good at present we have got games where choices matter but we tin laissez passer on the sack sack play simply nearly alongside deciding which way we wish those choices to comport upon the story. I'm in! 

 I have got a tenancy to forget that I am playing a game In Media Res: Life Is Foreign In Addition To Narrative-Driven Video Games
Max tin laissez passer on the sack sack rewind quaternary dimension every bit good alter her choices!

I played through the get-go episode of Life is Strange right away every bit good loved it. Cool story, slap-up characters, every bit good the fact it was set inwards Oregon was a genuinely fun bonus. One thing I noticed that I specially enjoyed was the utilisation of music inwards the game. This is a thing I enjoyed a lot virtually Borderlands every bit good piece Life is Strange did it completely differently I'm coming to appreciate how much of an comport upon it tin laissez passer on the sack sack have got on my experience, every bit good have got been trying non to direct off mute a game every bit good play alongside my ain music on!

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 I have got a tenancy to forget that I am playing a game In Media Res: Life Is Foreign In Addition To Narrative-Driven Video Games
I genuinely similar the amount full general vibe of this game, it's relaxing but sometimes intense

One of the things I liked the most virtually the get-go chapter of Life is Strange was the emerging/rekindling friendship even between Max every bit good Chloe. That was what I enjoyed hence much virtually Walking Dead, the friendship between Lee every bit good Clemintine, but that game was hence stressful. Life is Strange definitely has stressful things going on inwards it, but the rewind mightiness makes it hence I know I tin laissez passer on the sack sack instruct back every bit good (probably?) set upward my mistakes. I was invested inwards their even every bit good eager to run into how it played out.

 I have got a tenancy to forget that I am playing a game In Media Res: Life Is Foreign In Addition To Narrative-Driven Video Games
I genuinely wish this to all go out for them. They appear similar they could go practiced BFF's

And hence it happened. I got stuck on a piffling thing inwards Chapter 2. It was frustrating me hence I decided to have got a break. The side by times side solar daytime I chose to scout TV or something instead of playing the game. I probable started binge watching a show. And despite my enjoyment of the game every bit good investment inwards the characters, I completely forgot I was playing it!

Fast forwards to concluding week. My friend started streaming games on Twitch every bit good when she said she would go streaming Life is Strange I all of a abrupt remembered Max every bit good Chloe every bit good all the things I wanted to do! I had iii every bit good a half chapters to go! I hastily "finished" Chapter 2 hence I could scout her electrical current without spoilers. I province "finished" because it was deadening at night, a dramatic thing happened every bit good at that topographic indicate was an emotional scene, every bit good I somehow told myself it was over despite non seeing credits roll.


 I have got a tenancy to forget that I am playing a game In Media Res: Life Is Foreign In Addition To Narrative-Driven Video Games
The feels. Also, instruct off the set upward tracks kids!

So, I jumped into the electrical current eager to scout someone else play the game every bit good run into the choices she would make. One query I e'er have got is how do your choices genuinely comport upon the story, every bit good tin laissez passer on the sack sack it genuinely have got a difference?  I intend it's super engaging alongside a game of this sort to run into the choices other people build every bit good how they play out, specially if they are scripted expert hence that or as well as so of the consequences may non appear until much later. I intend that its possible that inwards many instances yous have got the illusion of resultant more than than actual branching paths, every bit good perchance watching all the permutations could interruption that, but I'm even as well as so willing to buy into my choices every bit good story. I'm a role-player, after all :)

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the electrical current every bit good participating inwards the chat. It's exciting to experience the even reveals along alongside others. Eagerly anticipating the side by times side stream, I went to play Chapter iii to rest ahead every bit good turns out I hadn't finished Chapter 2 after all. No spoilers but WHOA there's a major even instant at the stop of chapter 2! I definitely would have got remembered that, hence I'm glad I had to cutting out of the electrical current a few minutes before she got to that part, although I am existent curious how our choices differed.

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