'Life Is Strange' Is More Than Entertainment

'Life Is Strange' Is More Than Entertainment Or Just A Video Game, It's About Real Life

The realization that video games cover topics people are not willing to talk about.


A couple of days ago I started playing "Life is Strange 2" and realize that this game purpose is more than entertainment. "Life is Strange 2" is the fourth game of the "Life is Strange" series, that follows one of the main characters with superpowers and having to deal with the consequences of their actions as well as dealing with social pressure. On the first game "Life Is Strange", we follow Max, a time traveler, and Chloe, Max old friend, as they try to capture a serial killer. Along with their journey, Max had to prevent suicide, stop bullying and learn that drugs are messed up. All of that was happening while a massive tornado/hurricane was heading to their hometown.

In "Life is Strange: Before the Storm", none of the characters have powers, however, Chloe the protagonists was dealing with the loss of her father and trying to figure out her sexuality while the second protagonist, Rachel is dealing with the knowledge that her mother is not her mother. Although, at first Rachel and we assume that her father is cheating on her mother, but then we learn the truth.

In the third game of "Life is Strange Series", "The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit", we follow a little boy (who I suspect became neighbors with Sean and Daniel). The entire time we, the player, are thinking that nothing can go wrong until you learn that her mother passed away and his dad is an alcoholic that hits his son.

Those three games are covering tough topics you would not expect to talk about on a video game, right? I felt so too until I started playing "Life is Strange 2". From the get-go, we know racism is a huge factor in this game; the main characters (Sean and Daniel) are Mexican Americans. I have only played the first chapter so far, and it's hard as a non-American to see the aggression towards Sean and Daniel because their father is Mexican. Even though the game takes place in the year 2016, the creation of it is more recent, 2018 making the current political situation in the United States massively influential in the game.

I am not going to get into politics, the game, however, does not either. What the game does is show two sides of the spectrum: the extreme racism towards Mexicans (in this case, because the characters are Mexican Americans) and those that disagree with the extremists. What I have noticed is the game goes from 0 to 100 real fast, and no one stops to think that their actions were unnecessary. The probable reason for exaggerating the events is to make us realize the consequences of our decisions and question if this would indeed happen in real life. "Life is Strange" is a game based on your decisions.

I would recommend playing "LIfe is Strange" for an eye-opening in morality, not only of your own but also of others.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.


To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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Everyone tells you to prepare for the best years of your life.

They tell you to prepare for all of the new challenges and new opportunities.

They say that you will meet your future people in college.

What they don't tell you is how much it will hurt.

Seeing old friends disappear because you are no longer home.

Watching your grades fall because the class is too difficult to pass.

Hearing and witnessing your family struggle and you aren't able to be with them.

Seeing all of the adventures that others are going on while you are stuck in your dorm room with the same stack of papers you have been trying to finish for three days now.

They don't tell you how difficult the transition will be.

They especially don't tell you how hard it is to live with someone.

The best of friends can live together and then grow to hate each other.

Complete strangers will move in and never speak.

You'll find friends that are simply just your "writing friend" or "band friend".

Many of the labels from high school can sometimes stick around.

If you're not out drinking or clubbing, then people think you don't have a life.

College is great, but don't think that it will be easy.

You have to make things easy in order for things to happen.

You can't just go around doing whatever and expect things to work out.

It takes time and it takes commitment to succeed in life, and in college.

The best way to deal with it all, find someone!

Find someone that you can get coffee with and watch sports with.

Find someone to eat dinner and lunch with.

Find someone to study religion and math before the next test.

Find someone!

Find your someone, a friend or someone special, to help you make it through everything that life throws at you.

If I had that someone I might have been better off my first year.


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