The Lag #1: Life is Strange

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro.

Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games.

In our very first episode, we rewind the clock to take a look at Square Enix’s Life is Strange. Created by Dontnod Entertainment and released episodically across 2015, this interactive drama spans one week in the life of Max Caulfield. And, after discovering her ability to rewind time, what a hell of a week it turns out to be. Alex leads the discussion as she comes to the game fresh, while Olly reflects on new reflections as the resident replayer. We discuss the queer representation of the game’s core duo, run through the characters we liked, loved, and loathed, and share our choices (and their consequences). As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout.

The Lag will be back soon for its second episode in which we throw our own Halloween Party of sorts. Although we might not be able to tell you exactly what we’ll be discussing, you can be sure to expect some blood, guts, and more than enough gore. 

As with all our episodes, you can listen and subscribe on Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, and iTunes. So sit down, grab your consoles, and get ready as we take you through The Lag.

Have you played Life is Strange? Leave us your thoughts on the game in the comments section below.

Platforms PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android, iOS
Developer Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher Square Enix

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