Recap: Life is Strange #6 Features Intimacy and Mystery

Recap: Life is Strange #6 Features Intimacy and Mystery

When I finished Life is Strange #5, I said that the table was set for an exciting story. Sure enough, Life is Strange #6 delivers in a way that’s unexpected but still feels perfectly inevitable. We find out that Max has been in Santa Monica for two years. That whole time she’s been building her life with Chloe and Rachel, and LiS #6 takes great glee in crashing those lives together.

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August Roundtable: Hangin’ Out With Friends

August Roundtable: Hangin’ Out With Friends

As August draws to a close, we must contend with the fact that our summer up here in the northern hemisphere is also drawing a close. This is good news for the chai-sipping, apple pie-loving pumpkin fiends among us, but it’s always a bit sad to know that beach season is heading out with the warm weather.

So, naturally, what better topic for a roundtable than a beach episode? Let’s have Sidequest contributor Joesph Langdon tell you all about it: (more…)

Recap: Life is Strange #5: Waves Introduces an Intriguing Alternate Universe

Recap: Life is Strange #5: Waves Introduces an Intriguing Alternate Universe

Life is Strange: Dust left a lot of questions when it concluded with Max’s arrival in Santa Monica. Life is Strange #5 starts to answer those questions, but we don’t pick up right where we left off. It’s not specified just how long it’s been since Max landed in Santa Monica, but time has passed nonetheless. Because of this, LiS #5 has a lot of table-setting to do. We’re in a brand new universe and a brand new timeline. This issue wastes no time showing us what’s going on with Max and Chloe’s—and Rachel’s!— lives. (more…)

Life is Strange Volume 1: Dust Explores the Consequences of the Game’s Choices

Life is Strange Volume 1: Dust Explores the Consequences of the Game’s Choices

[Contains spoilers for Life is Strange]

If Life is Strange is a game about making choices, then Life is Strange Volume 1: Dust is a graphic novel exploring the consequences of those choices. More accurately, it explores the consequences of one specific choice in one specific timeline: saving Chloe Price’s life at the cost of Arcadia Bay and, presumably, everyone you know living there. Was it fate that Max discovered her power and saved Chloe’s life, or is the superstorm an undeserved consequence of tampering with time? There’s perhaps no choice in Life is Strange more divisive—as of this writing, the PC players have chosen 48-52 in favor of Arcadia Bay—but Life is Strange Volume 1: Dust can satisfy fans regardless of their choices. (more…)

Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 is a Tough, But Worthwhile Entry

Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 is a Tough, But Worthwhile Entry

[Content Warning: Brief discussion of child abuse. Contains spoilers for Life is Strange 2: Episode One.]

Life is Strange 2 gets something that its predecessor did not: that power itself is not a bad thing, but that it comes at a cost. For Sean and Daniel, two Latinx kids on the run after a supernatural blast kills a Seattle police officer, that cost is higher than most. (more…)