This week was an interesting turn in the course, as we moved away from the typical reading of comic novels to playing an interactive game called Life is Strange. I thought this was an awesome idea to implement in the class by professor Miletic, as I am a big fan of video games and I thought this added another fun aspect to this course.
I must say that I definitely enjoyed the game Life is Strange. I find the episodic and interactive nature of the game very interesting, but my favourite part is the idea that the decisions you make in the game alter subsequent aspects of the game. I find most video games can become somewhat boring when the player must follow a linear story line with no freedom. This game reminds me of those novels where you can pick your own destiny and have to jump from different parts of the book to create your own story line.
I found one of the questions from this weeks groups presenting to be very interesting. The discussion focused on whether Max’s powers have helped or impeded her development as an individual. I believe her power’s impeded both her emotional and psychological development as an individual. Being able to constantly rewind time, and redo actions without having to take responsibility for them does not allow an individual to form a proper sense of responsibility and overall does not let you form your identity as a more mature individual. I think if it were not for Max’s powers, she would have grown as an individual much quicker and may have avoided some of the unfortunate events that were waiting for her.