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Life is Strange is one of the rawest games we have seen in a long while.

It allows for the player the live the life of the modern teenage girl who also happens the have the power to turn back time. Some we all, I dare say wanted then. This refreshing spin on gaming delighted us with it’s announcement earlier this year from Square Enix. The Final Fantasy gurus are ecstatic with this addition to their brand.

The player will be living through the lens of Max Caulfield, a high school senior in the Pacific Northwest who returns to her hometown after five years to find her classmate, Rachel Amber, has mysteriously disappeared. As if that isn’t enough Max also discovers Chloe, her former best friend, bonded with Rachel while Max was away which only seems to make thing more complicated.

In interview with Joystiq Magazine Creative Director Jean-Maxime Moris said, “We started working on this game before Gone Home* got out, so when it got out we were like, ‘This is great, we love this game.’ But it’s actually a coincidence,” and we couldn’t be more grateful for the accident.

The game has also been receiving amazing reviews. Destructdid said, “Life is Strange is a world you want to lose yourself in. In another Gamesradar said, “It is a deeply naturalistic, playable indie movie. All we know is that we are sold and will be first in line to buy this game. It shows young women in a leading role and allows for you relive your past and possibly change it, even if it is only with a controller.

Life is Strange is slated to come out January 30, 2015.

*Gone Home is a first-person interactive story adventure video game developed and published by Fullbright. Set in the year 1995, the plot focuses on exploration of a mansion in Portland, Oregon, and examining common household objects within the home.

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