The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 057: Life is Strange Review + Spoilercast

Happy Friday everyone! Avoid the holiday shopping crowds this weekend by cuddling up on the couch with some hot cocoa while listening to the newest episode of The Gaming Outsider podcast! Scott and Josh hit the mics to follow-up their previous episode on our impressions of Life is Strange by reviewing the full finished game. Listen to see if our opinions of Life is Strange have changed since our initial thoughts on this episodic, supernatural coming-of-age adventure. After discussing the game, the duo will kick into a spoiler section where they compare their playthroughs and decisions to see how their choices impacted the overall story. Don’t worry, we’ll warn you before the spoilers start just in case you haven’t finished the game yet! Head on over to iTunes or Stitcher to download the episode now or click play on the media player below to start the episode right now. Don’t forget to join our Facebook group and tell us how you feel about Life is Strange. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

(0:00 – 0:40) Welcome/Introduction

(0:40 – 3:18) “Life Is Strange” General Information

(3:19 – 6:01) Story

(6:02 – 8:12) Rewind Mechanic

(8:13 – 9:56) Art Style

(9:57 – 12:38) Comparison to Telltale Games

(12:39 – 14:00) Dialogue Choice Consequences

(14:01 – 16:00) Music

(16:01 – 18:43) Final Thoughts

(18:43 – 19:07) Spoiler Introduction

(19:08 – 23:02) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 1: “Chrysalis”)

(23:03 – 27:17) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 2: “Out of Time”)

(27:18 – 31:57) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 3: “Chaos Theory”)

(31:58 – 36:32) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 4: “Dark Room”)

(36:33 – 44:49) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 5: “Polarized”)

(44:50 – 47:06) Closing


Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.