Review: Life is Strange: Partners in Time #1 is Gay, Colorful, and Sincere

Review: Life is Strange: Partners in Time #1 is Gay, Colorful, and Sincere

When Life is Strange ended with issue 12, one of the biggest things I was going to miss was the cast of supporting characters the series had assembled but never fully utilized. Life is Strange: Partners in Time #1 has put some of those fears to rest, but conjured some new ones with a double serving of those same supporting characters. Partners in Time follows Max Caulfield, Chloe Price, and Rachel Amber on their road trip across America with the High Seas—the indie pirate-themed band Chloe has done some graphic design for—and, unintentionally, Rachel’s Hamlet castmates. At the same time, over in the original timeline Max left in Dust, Partners in Time follows Chloe and Tristan (the ghost boy introduced in Waves, the second arc of Life is Strange’s first comic series) as they also follow the High Seas on the very same trip across America. (more…)

GYGO: Marvel’s Avengers, Black Ops Cold War, Sims 4 Star Wars Pack, and More

GYGO: Marvel’s Avengers, Black Ops Cold War, Sims 4 Star Wars Pack, and More

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I bought Marvel’s Avengers, which released last week, and can’t wait to start playing it today. I’m mostly excited to play as Kamala Khan, but I’m curious how the other Avengers’ powers will be used as well. I’ve been playing a lot of Skyrim on Switch, especially the Thieves Guild questline. Something about Skyrim‘s very clear objectives and linear progression of a questline is really therapeutic to me versus the uncertainty of real life. Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing! (more…)

Review: Horizon Zero Dawn #1 Indulges in Sci-Fi Action But Can’t Leave Real-World Baggage Behind

Review: Horizon Zero Dawn #1 Indulges in Sci-Fi Action But Can’t Leave Real-World Baggage Behind

Horizon Zero Dawn #1 follows Talanah, the new Sunhawk of the Meridian Hunters Lodge. Talanah earned her title in spite of sexism and her tarnished family legacy, two of the obstacles set against her. She has worked to make changes to the Lodge’s protocols, intent on inclusivity across all of the tribes, instead of the elitism that limited membership to the Carja tribe, and, as revealed in the Free Comic Book Day Horizon Zero Dawn #0, the Sun-King has requested Talanah’s administrative support in re-envisioning the rule of Meridian. In HZD #0, Talanah quickly discovered that paperwork and board meetings and dealing with elitist bigots are no fun. When a contract came in for a new type of beast, the clawstrider, Talanah took the opportunity. Once a hunter, always a hunter.
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GYGO: Marvel’s Avengers, Black Ops Cold War, Sims 4 Star Wars Pack, and More

GYGO: Star Wars: Squadrons, Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel, and More

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’m completely absorbed in the world of The Last of Us Part II. I’m over 11 hours in and it feels like I’m barely at the halfway point; the game is much, much more expansive in the sheer number of places to explore than the first game. If you’re a fan of the first game, I can (so far) recommend it. Ellie and Joel’s banter and adventures together are fun and emotional as ever, and Ellie and Dina’s interactions are sweet and organic. Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing and looking forward to, and check back every Wednesday for more news! (more…)

Recap: Life is Strange: Strings Honors the Quiet, Character-Driven Queerness of the Game Series

Recap: Life is Strange: Strings Honors the Quiet, Character-Driven Queerness of the Game Series

In Life is Strange: Dust, Max Caulfield sets out into a confusing multiverse on a mission to find a home. In Life is Strange: Waves, Max realized that the perfect home she had found wasn’t the perfect fit she originally thought. What does that mean for her in Life is Strange: Strings, the third collection of the ongoing Life is Strange series from Titan Comics? (more…)

Recap: In Life is Strange #9, The Truth Comes Out

Recap: In Life is Strange #9, The Truth Comes Out

Life is Strange: Waves wrapped up in Life is Strange #8 with more questions than answers. Life is Strange: Strings kicks off with a promise to search for them, but it takes its time. Before the audience can get answers, Chloe and Rachel have to catch up with what we already know—and that’s a lot. As a result, not a whole lot of concrete plot developments rear up. This issue takes a step back and gives the characters space to process what’s going on and what they learn. (more…)