I have to say, I absolutely love this game! I played it at my older brother’s house a few years back after he’d begged me to play it for some time. He’d went off to work and by the time he’d come back, I had finished the game and was itching to talk about my experience. To start with, I’ve never been much of a gamer. It takes a lot for me to stray from my usual Animal Crossing, Pokemon, and Sims. So, no one should be surprised when I say this is the first decision based game I’ve ever played. Still, I knew a bit of what to expect based on the Let’s Play of episode 1 by Jacksepticeye. The first three episodes were fairly chill and gave me a great deal of knowledge about what was going on. Normally, I steer away from video games because I tend to suck at them but this video game doesn’t use any level ups and Max’s rewind powers are very helpful to restart the situation. I totally fell in love with Max’s friend, Kate, and on each playthrough, I can never seem to let myself be anything but helpful to her.
This game is so unique in its’ storyline and I love the scenery. I played the game on my brother’s Playstation the first playthrough and recently jumped back into the game on my laptop after buying the game through Steam for only $4. I’ve been hesitant to finish up on that last episode due to already knowing what will happen and just not being in the right state of mind to make such important decisions. I’m sure most of you know what I’m talking about.
And I know this doesn’t seem like an in depth review of the game but that’s because I’ve never done one of these before. This game is just special to me, ya know? The only complaint I have is that the developers have no idea how actual teenagers speak. I have to hold back the laughter sometimes, but it seems to add to the charm of the game. I understand that better funded schools teach better content, but outside of school “teenagers be wilding” as they say. (Don’t shoot me)
I love the little things they add, like being able to save a bird, taking pictures outside of what is part of the storyline, being able to reverse after a conversation with students to be able to better the relationship with them, you get the idea. This game is golden and I cherish it with my life.
Let me just end this by asking one question. Bae or Bay? (I chose Bay on first playthrough because I love Kate more than Chloe and I was worried Kate wouldn’t survive if I chose Chloe.)