Life is Strange: Episode 5 - Polarized
This is an episodic game. You will need to get the base game and all succeeding episodes to experience it as designed.
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Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Content Rating: Mature
Max learns that time is impossible to control as she moves inexorably towards the most agonising decision of her life. Arcadia Bay, meanwhile, is preparing to weather a huge storm as Life is Strange comes to a gripping and gut wrenching conclusion.
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Life is Strange may have released with little fanfare earlier this year, but there is no doubt it has left its mark from beginning to end. The final episode concludes the story of Max Caulfield in a somewhat predictable, though still beautifully written way. Time rewinding may not be as important, but time travel adds new layers to the character interactions throughout that conclude with a final choice for the ages. Episode 5 is truly a culmination of the Life is Strange journey that provides a very satisfying ending to this really special game that must not be overlooked.
"Polarized" feels a lot like a dog chasing its tail. We're used to Life is Strange taking back its most extreme consequences, because up until now that's been the entire point of the game: to fix things. But this episode is so focused on that idea — fixing it — that we sort of lose everything in between here. And all those little details are what made me love the series to begin with.
Bevor Max endlich am Leuchtturm ihrer Vorhersehung ankommt, jagt Life is Strange seine Protagonistin schließlich durch ein faszinierendes Labyrinth zwischen dem wirklich Erlebten und den Irrungen eines Zeitwanderers, gefühlvolle Pausen und viele bodenständige Erlebnisse erden den Mystery-Krimi als glaubhaftes, sehr persönliches Drama. Das ganz große Abenteuer mag Dontnod nicht gelungen sein. Dennoch erzählt Life is Strange eine bemerkenswerte Geschichte mit einer starken, ganz alltäglichen Heldin.