Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Maxing out on Emotion

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Maxing out on Emotion

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Byline: Cheryl Mullin Games reviewer LIFE IS STRANGE (XBOX ONE, PS4, PC)

THE January gaming drought is about to become the February drought, but there have been a few drops of nectar to give us the energy to get through.

LIFE IS STRANGE A STATEMENT I think we can all agree with, but it's also the title of the game occupying most of my time this week This was actually released last year - drip-fed episode by episode to PC gamers a la The Walking Dead and Tales From The Borderlands.

But this is the first time Life is Strange has been available in all its glory to console players - an undiscovered gem I can't believe passed under my radar.

You play as Max Caulfield, a student who has just moved back to her home town. Max can rewind time, an ability she discovers after she bears witness to a truly awful event. Her main focus is to help her friend Chloe, whose life has come off the rails - and try and uncover the fate of Chloe's friend Rachel. …

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