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Is the Life is Strange Limited Edition worth buying?

Life is Strange Limited Edition Box Art

Life is Strange ended up being one of the biggest surprises of 2015. In early 2016, Square Enix will be releasing a physical version of the previously digital-only game. So is the Life is Strange Limited Edition worth purchasing? Before you settle on whether or not to buy the product, let’s explore a few deciding factors.

Pricing

While Life is Strange Limited Edition is priced a lot more when compared to the digital season pass, the bundle does come with some extra content. There is also a standard edition of the disc release that is priced right down the middle of the other two options. You can compare the pricing between the three with the following links: Life is Strange Physical Limited Edition, Life is Strange Physical Standard Edition and Life is Strange Digital Season Pass.

Extra Content

Along with a physical disc containing all five chapters (Episode 1: Chrysalis, Episode 2: Out of Time, Episode 3: Chaos Theory, Episode 4: Dark Room and Episode 5: Polarized), the limited edition also comes with a 32-page art book, licensed soundtrack CD (featuring Alt-J, Foals, José González and other artists) as well as director’s commentary. You can check out what each of the included items look like below this paragraph.Life is Strange Limited EditionSo, even if you already played the digital release of Life is Strange, there are plenty of incentives to pick up the limited edition physical version, especially if you are a big fan of the game.

About the Game

Life is Strange is a adventure game similar to Heavy Rain, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Until Dawn in which every decision you make will set off butterfly effects.

What makes Dontnod Entertainment’s episodic title unique is Max’s special ability to rewind time. Gamers will be able to wind back if they don’t like the immediate results of particular decisions. With that said, some of the impact of your choices won’t be apparent until much later on. Of course, the time travel also play big role in the gameplay and overall plot as well.life is strangeLife is Strange also got plenty of praised for its writing and voice performances. There are plenty of emotional and impactful scenes as well, which is somewhat atypical in the gaming medium.

For adventure fans, the game is a must buy. Even if you aren’t a fan of the genre, Life is Strange is still worth a try due to its unique time rewinding twist as well as excellent story.

Recap

Life is Strange is easily one of the best games released in 2015. We highly recommend playing the game if you haven’t already.

If you would rather have a physical copy for a little bit more in price, than you can check out the disc release with the following links: PS4 version and Xbox One version.

While the Life is Strange Limited Edition is the most expensive option, it does have the most content. If you don’t mind the higher price tag, you can purchase the bundle with the following links: PS4 version on Amazon, Xbox One version on Amazon and PC version on Square Enix Online Store.

Both the limited and standard editions of Life is Strange will be released in the North American region on the 19th of January.

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