Set in a fictional town called Arcadia Bay, Oregon, senior student Max Caulfield comes back to town after five years to reunite with her former friend Chloe as they attempt to find out what happened to fellow student Rachel Amber, whose disappearance remains unexplained.
Life is Strange is episodic, digitally delivered, narrative driven adventure game, and is a collaboration between Square Enix and Dontnod.
Life is Strange--which is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2015--will be released digitally using an episodic model beginning with episode one on January 30. Every new chapter will build and evolve on the choices you made in the past episode, Square Enix says.
Square Enix also confirmed pricing details for Life is Strange. There will be five episodes in all, which you can purchase individually for $5 each. Alternatively, you can buy all five for $20.
I think episodic games is a good thing. Sometimes people need a break from the typical platformer/action title/RPG. Today some gamers would whether have their thoughts provoked, and hearts tugged at with games that makes them pay for the choices they make. Unless we're just talking about the process of releasing different parts of a game at a set timeframe, then I can understand. But still, you could just ignore the monthly or bi-monthly releases and buy them in full when it's available, so it's kind of the same.