The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
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The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a free single episode graphic adventure game from Life Is Strange series that serves as an introduction into Life Is Strange 2. The game tells a story of Chris, a 10-year old who lives with his father. Chris loves playing with his toys and impersonate his imaginary superhero who he named Captain Spirit. While interacting with objects and performing actions, Chris can choose to do it normally, or in Captain Spirit mode by using his superpowers. The game ends with a cliffhanger where it appears that Chris' imaginary powers start to manifest themselves.
Gameplay structure is very similar to that of Life Is Strange series where actions are prompted as the player approaches the place or object of interaction, with action choices written and highlighted in a pencil-like comic style manner. There are also choices in the game that affect the story and branch it one way or another, some of which can be passed on to Life Is Strange 2 game. Chris has a list of chores that he must do in order to forward the story, and the list is graphically presented on a piece of paper that Chris doodled. He also has a secret treasure map that he must decipher in order to retrieve a treasure he hid some time ago.
- Удивительные приключения Капитана Призрака - Russian spelling
- 超能隊長的奇異冒險 - Chinese (traditional) spelling
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Average score: 80% (based on 13 ratings)
Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 7 ratings with 1 reviews)
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a short, free teaser for Life Is Strange 2. This being a narrative game, of course the biggest make or break point are the featured characters. Personally I thought the characters have interesting premises, mostly because alcohol abuse (not a spoiler; this is revealed during the first ten minutes) isn't a topic often explored in video games.
The biggest joy, like in most games of this kind, is peeking through the characters' personal files in order to learn their background stories. Thanks to the well written documents, this reaches the high mark set by Life Is Strange. Another interesting angle is the protagonist Chris' active imagination which influences how some things in the game are portrayed. For example, one quest has him starting up the water boiler in the cellar, but it is shown as a mean monster instead.
The house has way too many hotspots which are only present for fluff and don't give any interesting insights on the characters. This means the initial exploration of the house is a bit tedious and the relevant items become harder to spot.
The Bottom Line
The game managed to do exactly what it set out to do: Now I'm interested in Life Is Strange 2. At the time of this writing it still sits unplayed in my Steam library, but I am confident this will change soon.
Windows · by Patrick Bregger (290571) · 2021
- MobyGames ID: 110684
- Steam App: 845070
- PlayStation Store (en-US): UP0082-CUSA09377_00-PT00000000000000
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Game added June 28th, 2018. Last modified July 16th, 2023.