RangerBoo Plays Life Is Strange Livestream

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by RangerBoo, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I'm fond of BEFORE THE STORM but it's a game that goes nowhere.

    I also feel the ending of this game is incredibly manipulative. But yes, your reaction in no way surprises me. I'm honestly surprised you made it to the end.

    It seems like it was a game designed to intentionally piss RangerBoo off.
     
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  2. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Resident Schizo Poster

    Jun 15, 2015
    You know me too well my friend. A lot of of stuff in this game was straight up manipulative. Especially Chapter 4 with Chole's dad. There is this term that I came up with that seems to be a running theme with these types of games and that is "Too good for this world dad". It was in TLoU2 and it is also in this game. Don't get me wrong, I am a daddy's girls and I love my dad too but my dad wasn't this perfect Christ like figure of a man. To me it is either manipulative writing or deep seated wish fulfillment from the devs.
     
  3. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I feel like there's also a really interesting story to be had there that Chloe is just lionizing her dad and sanctifying him but he really was no different than anyone else. Certainly, that's what I was getting the impression the game was saying about her relationship with Rachel. Hell, it's her relationship with Max too as sometimes I'm like, "Jesus Christ, Chloe, Max just moved away. Stop being so fucking dramatic."

    Forcing chloe to grow the fuck up and realize she's stewing in her own nostalgia would have been an actual "normal" storyline.

    Unfortunately, Chloe can't learn anything because the game insists she must die or actually KILL HER OWN MOTHER to survive (and an entire town too).

    But the game simulatneously feels too long and too short. There's no need for a story after Mr. Jefferson the photographer monster is done but the story carries on but misses anything more interesting to do with the premise like, I dunno, why Max has superpowers or why the Prescots have a weird murder basement in the first place.
     
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  4. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Yeah, I think the problem is that Chloe developed a misaimed fandom that we're meant to assume she's every bit as cool and edgy as she pretends to be when she's really just a typical teenage girl who smokes weed, has a bad attitude, and is selfish with her friends as well as much more into a relationship than they turned out to be.

    I.e. Chloe is not even that "bad" of a kid.

    The shippers really wanted to also make her the ultimate love story, which is of course determinate as its a video game.

    The thing is that is why I do, warts and all, like the game because the characters are realistically flawed and the choices are all believable even if they're bad ones for the most part.