Edit: Please note this review was made prior to the Life is Strange 2 release.
Dontnod Entertainment released The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, which is free to download for all Steam users. Now, let’s see what this new entry to the series brings us.
Welcome Chris, the New Kid on the Block!
The game puts you in the position of Chris, a boy who is only seven years old and has recently suffered a huge family tragedy. His mother passed away and Chris and his father are now alone at their family home. The focus of Captain Spirit is the relationship between the two and how a small boy uses his imagination to deal with a loss.
There are times in the game when you will remember that you were exactly the same as Chris when you were seven. The volume of your imagination was at its max and you were able to turn any object or thing into something spectacular. Just like the original LIS, this game is essentially a narrative adventure that gives you several quests to complete.
Two Hours of Excellent Storytelling for Free
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit will take only about 120 minutes to complete. While that is not long, you should keep in mind that the game is free and the developers didn’t even have to make it. Most of the events will occur inside the house. You will explore various rooms where you will encounter various items, including mementos that remind of Chris’s passed mother.
During the two hours of gameplay, you will complete several tasks. These will include doing fun things such as using snowballs to knock down beer cans, as well as serious challenges such as fighting Snowmancer and Mantroid. The order in which you complete the tasks does not matter and they do not vary in difficulty much. In fact, there is a good chance that you will solve all the puzzles in your first attempt.
Stunning Graphics and a Cliffhanger
The graphics of the game are breathtaking. It is safe to say that Dontnod Entertainment has discovered the magic formula when it comes to visuals and the fact that they keep improving it is impressive. You will notice how things that belong to Chris have a different color style and you immediately know that only a kid can own them. The sound also fits in perfectly and contributes to the overall atmosphere.
Even when you finish the game, the story doesn’t end. There is a cliffhanger in the end, which probably means that we can expect Chris in Life Is Strange 2.