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Why you should play Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

July 19, 2018

The Life is Strange series isn't everyone's cup of tea, but to me, it's a damn fine cup of tea. I will never forget the day I completed Season 1; I was sitting on the floor in my bedroom, controller slipping in my sweaty palms, glued to the television...as the credits rolled, I remember saying out loud, "This is why I play video games."

Did The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, a game that serves as a prequel to Life is Strange Season 2, have the same effect on me? No, it didn't. But it was refreshing to be in that universe again, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to see more of Chris and his superhero alter-ego, Captain Spirit.

I don't care if you're a gamer or if you've never played a game in your life: You need to play Captain Spirit right now. Why? One, because it's FREE across all platforms, and two, because I want you to see how video games can have a unique way of immersing you in a narrative.

Captain Spirit puts you in the shoes of a nine-year-old boy named Chris, who has an incredibly vivid imagination.

He lives at home with his dad, Charles, and finds ways to pass the time by taking on the persona of Captain Spirit, a superhero he created.

Playing as Chris made me feel like a child again. I don't want to say too much because you should go into this with fresh eyes, but I will say that this game will challenge you to think like a kid again in the best possible way.

If you were a fan of Life is Strange, you absolutely need to jump right in to Captain Spirit if you haven't already.

Depending on the amount of exploration you do, the game will take you one to two hours to complete.

The older I get, the more I'm learning to appreciate really short games that I can knock out in one afternoon.

Have you played Captain Spirit? What did you think? Let me know on Twitter: @cgottowhite
  • Cassie Gotto-White is a gamer, communications professional and coffee lover. She discovered her passion for video games at age six when she was given an NES Top Loader. Her current main console is a PlayStation 4, but she also owns a Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. She considers herself to be a single-player games advocate, and some of her favorite games are The Last of Us, the Uncharted series, the Yakuza series and Night in the Woods. Follow her at cgottowhite on Instagram and Twitter, and add her on PSN: unleash-the-bats.

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