Seriously, if you haven’t paid Life is Strange yet, what are you waiting for?

The weird teenage sci-fi drama made itself many a fan last year with its unusual premise and point and click adventure throw backs (even if the finale was a little weak … but that’s entirely up to you whether you agree. For the record, I thought it was intriguing). Created by Dontnod and published by Square Enix, the game went on to win a number of awards and have helped pushed the developer forward with their future plans.

The reason for this article? Dontnod has officially announced the first chapter in the episodic series is going free to play, which means there’s no better time to get a feel for Life is Strange than now. If you’ve been waiting to give it a shot or weren’t sure if it was for you, now you’ve got no reason to let it slide. Even if you don’t like the game, you can at least give it a shot and see what you think and you might find yourself plopping down the extra doh for the other four chapters in the series.

Personally I had a blast playing Life is Strange. Though it comes off as a teen story, it’s more mature themes and sci-fi elements are entertaining, it’s storytelling strong. Dontnod previously created Remember Me which, though not a big hit, had a similar strength in storytelling. Their future project in Vampyr might just follow that trend, along with another in Vampires, though it sounds a lot darker and edgier in comparison. We’ll wait and see on that, but go try Life is Strange now and let us know what you think of it.

You can find the free first chapter of Life is Strange on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC.

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Mark Isaacson is the Editor of PN2. Go say hi @Mark_D_Isaacson

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