Most of the games I end up liking have custom characters. From skateboarding game to open world mayhem makers it’s easier to put myself into a character that looks like me. Or more that looks like my ideal self.
Life is Strange is a 2015 game where you play as Max (never Maxine), a new college student moving back into her old home town. Along with hitting many familiar beats of the stranger in a familiar land plot common with stories about this age group it also introduces a drug dealer, a missing girl and time travel. By blending its sci-fi with well done characters and romance it became a huge hit that impacted me greatly and even made me cry from both sheer joy and grief.
As more time passes the more I come to think that I actually might hate what this game was in a multitude of ways.