The Chaos Theory of adolescence

Sign up to receive each week’s Playlist e-mail here! Also check out our full, interactive Playlist section. LIFE IS STRANGE (PC, PlayStation, Xbox)  BY DONTNOD Entertainment Life is Strange has wavered throughout its past three episodes, the boldness of its rewind mechanic not always enough to outweigh the cringe-worthiness of its dialogue. Until now, this episodic narrative game seemed only to shine in spite of itself—though when it did, it was like a beam of light showing a new path for choice-based gaming. With the third episode, “Chaos Theory,” Life is Strange secures its place as an important (if imperfect) entry into the conversation between…


Final Fantasy XV gets weirder, adds sick car

There are not many other genres where four people with perfect hair, wearing all black, can ride around in a convertible that combines the suicide doors of a Rolls Royce with the bold roundness of an Audi, casually killing everything that they come across, and there be absolutely nothing be wrong with that picture. Oh and I guess one of them is a prince? Still nothing wrong with that. That’s the beautiful thing about the JRPG, Final Fantasy, and Square Enix. None of them are afraid to go to strange places and do strange things while they are there. Final…