Life is Strange Episode 5 Review

Posted: November 4, 2015 by TerKaDer in Game Reviews/Previews
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Life Is Strange: Episode 5, Polarized
Developed by: Dontnod Entertainment
Published by: SquareEnix
Platforms: XBOX ONE, XBOX 360, PS4, PS3 and PC

Review by Kelly Anderson

Well it’s all over. Life Is Strange season one has come to an end. It all comes down to the blue butterfly that we came across in ep 1. Max has been through a lot; suicide attempts, relationships with sketchy people, drug dealers and trouble makers, searching for a missing girl, a terrifying storm, being reunited with her childhood bff and oh yeah her new found superpower of being able to rewind time.

Episode 5 has a bittersweet ending with the final two decisions that have no rewind power. One decision leaves you feeling empty and with instant regret, and the other although sad, was the right, mature thing to do. Whatever ending you choose, you can’t help but feel curious on how the other choice plays out. If you go into the menu, you can play the scene again. At first I felt cheated and thought, “did my decisions even matter”? This was not the happy ending that I was expecting and looking forward to. I hoped for everything to be perfect and fixed but you know this isn’t how life is. In life there is constant trouble and pain that combines with happiness and laughter. You can’t always make the right decision as there will always be conflict. You don’t always have control on your surroundings and the people around you.

For $20 this is an amazing game and worth every last dime! Although the game only has two endings, the replay value is high. This game gave us characters to care about and takes the gamer on an emotional roller coaster that you will want to ride again and again. If you have been waiting for episode 5 so you can start playing from the beginning, what are you waiting for? Enjoy your rewind powers and try not to sweat the small stuff.

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