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The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (The Bitgrum Exclusive Game Review)

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a free to play graphic adventure game which was released on 25th June 2018. Dontnud Entertainment developed it and published by Square Enix.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is set in the same world as the Life is Strange series and is an attempt to expand the Life is Strange universe. This game may not be particularly adventurous, but it has a lot of heart to it.

This Life is Strange prequel revolves around the relationship of a boy with a fantastic imagination and his emotionally withdrawn father. The storytelling is a masterpiece, but the game lacks enough problematic challenges to make it particularly interesting.

The two-hour long game revolves around an innocent and charming 99-year-old kid named Chris Erikson, and his alter ego, Captain Spirit as he copes with the death of his mother. He lives with his father, Charles who clings on to his beer and his basketball glory days and vents his sadness by yelling at Chris or punching a dent in the door.

The content of the story is not something that is new but is beautifully gripping and to be honest; I was not bored at all. The gameplay mostly consists of exploring the house while the father watches a basketball game on TV.

As we keep exploring, we keep revealing in bits how Chris’s mother passed away and just how poorly Charles is dealing with it. The house itself feels sad and barren to match the situation that they are dealing with, and the only person you can interact with does not want to communicate with you and blames Chris for his mother’s death.

This actually made me feel just as sad and lonely (which is a good thing since it made me connect to the character in a much broader perspective). The snowy setting drains the brightness out of every room except Chris’s bedroom that is vibrant due to the sunlight coming in to portray Chris’s amazing sense of imagination and wonder against all the troubles he and his father are going through.

The background score keeps up amazingly and portrays the exact emotion the story wants to convey. This game ends in a “to be continued” note with an event that occurs too abruptly and no time to explore further.

With its strong characters and beautiful storytelling, the game is enjoyable overall. Captain Spirit gave me good vibes, and out of this world anticipating about the Life is Strange sequel that is yet to be released. And I cannot wait to play it. The Bitgrum rates The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, 9.2 out of 10 and highly recommend it to our audience.

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