- Estimated trophy difficulty: 1/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 61 (59, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 10 - 20 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None, can use Collectible Mode to obtain missed Photos
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
Welcome to Life is Strange, the new episodic series from Dontnod, the developers of Remember Me. In the game you play as Max, a young female photography student who returns to attend a prestigious school in her Pacific Northwest home town of Arcadia Bay and soon discovers she can mysteriously rewind time. After saving her friend Chloe from a grim fate, she finds herself exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as she begins to uncover the disturbing truth behind the mysterious disappearance of a fellow student.
As you play through the game you make choices which have consequences that can alter the events in the story, however this time around you have the ability to rewind time to alter how short-term events unfold depending on the choices you make, while the longer term consequences remain unknown.
The story is told in the episodic style of popular Telltale games such as The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead (without the associated QTE), with a touch of Heavy Rain, influences from the Twin Peaks TV show, and a good dose of the Remember Me memory remix mechanic added in. This makes for a very enjoyable experience and the game is lots of fun to play. The game does touch on some sensitive social issues such as suicide and online bullying, and may be upsetting to some who have experienced these situations themselves, however the developer has taken care to ensure that these subjects are presented as part of the story narrative in an appropriate manner.
Each episode contains collectibles in the form of 10 optional photos that can be taken to earn trophies. These are quite easy to find if you spend a bit of time exploring the various areas in the game, but if you do miss some you can replay any chapter in Collectible Mode, a special chapter select option that allows you to replay parts of a chapter and take the optional pictures without any of your decisions having an impact on your main game save. Your in-game journal shows images for each missing photo that will give you a hint regarding what to look for, and the trophy guide has images of all photo locations.
The game is very straightforward and achieving 100% requires minimal effort.
Step 1: Play each episode to completion, looking for optional photo locations along the way.
Step 2: Use Collectible Mode to collect any missed optional photos.
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