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  • Summary: Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10-year-old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit. Hearken back to your childhood and play a touching narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award-winningMeet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10-year-old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit. Hearken back to your childhood and play a touching narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award-winning game Life is Strange. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an original story set in the Life is Strange Universe that contains links to the brand-new story an characters of Life is Strange 2. Expand

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The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Reveal Trailer - Xbox E3 2018 Press Conference
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 25, 2018
    90
    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a short and sweet jaunt through a young boy’s imagination. With simple gameplay but a wide array of puzzles and pieces to discover, you can easily get lost in this game.
  2. Jun 26, 2018
    85
    Captain Spirit may indeed be short, but it packs one hell of an emotional punch nevertheless. The relationship between Chris and his abrasive father plays a significant role, but it’s Chris’ use of his imagination to get through day to day life that truly steals the show here. This atmosphere, grouped with the writing and the acting, makes for a very captivating two hour journey. Bring on Life is Strange 2.
  3. Jun 25, 2018
    82
    Captain Spirit is an absolute must experience for those who enjoy a heart-filled narrative. It’s easy to overlook the simple character models when you understand the scope of the situation and depth of their character. With easy controls, a detailed environment, and perfect soundtrack, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a feel-good hit that expands on the Life Is Strange universe in a beautiful way.
  4. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit tells an intimate familial story about coping with loss. It speaks to the power of a child’s imagination and resilience in the face of a hopeless situation. The episode may be short, but it leaves us wanting to spend more time with Chris and the world of Life is Strange.
  5. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    I walked away from Captain Spirit wanting to know more about where the story is headed, but even without the game's overt hints pointing to the eventual Life is Strange sequel, I enjoyed Chris' story for what it was. And given the current state of the world, it's nice to experience a story from the eyes of an innocent child. Captain Spirit challenges players to approach it with a different perspective and that challenge is one everyone should welcome.
  6. games(TM)
    Aug 9, 2018
    70
    A tough-to-watch vignette of familial love and loss. [Issue#203, p.80]
  7. Jun 25, 2018
    60
    As a teaser for Life is Strange 2, Captain Spirit does its job, but here’s hoping there’s more subtlety to the writing for the next big thing from Dontnod.

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  1. Jun 28, 2018
    8
    una buena experiencia, envolvente, entretenida, y en lo personal un poco de nostalgia, es un videojuego para relajarte, disfrutar yuna buena experiencia, envolvente, entretenida, y en lo personal un poco de nostalgia, es un videojuego para relajarte, disfrutar y divertirte, aunque no hay mucho que decir sobre la jugabilidad pero me quedo con la experiencia del concepto del juego y su historia. recomendado si solo quieres disfrutar un rato sin ningún tipo de estrés. Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2018
    7
    Make no mistake, this game is definitely a teaser more than anything but a good one at that. For just over an hour you take the reins as anMake no mistake, this game is definitely a teaser more than anything but a good one at that. For just over an hour you take the reins as an imaginative young boy going through his daily routine of being a kid. It's a small adventure that only seems to two or three interesting plot points but they're meant to be expanded on in Life is Strange 2, the game this one is a prequel to. The narrative is engaging along with two complex characters I want to know more about and I'm sure I will in the next game. The controls and style of the game work well and the score is limited but fits the game well setting a rather somber tone. There isn't a lot to say about this game as it doesn't say much itself. Though it lacks replay value it does its job as 'teaser trailer' so to speak. Expand
  3. Jun 26, 2018
    6
    The awesome adventures of captain spirit
    Not so awesome
    The Awesome Adventure of Captain spirit is a free to play prequel to life is strange
    The awesome adventures of captain spirit
    Not so awesome
    The Awesome Adventure of Captain spirit is a free to play prequel to life is strange 2..
    The decisions you make here will carry over into that game… but I didn’t really find much deciding to be done here other than 1 or 2 moments in this 2 hour game
    I went in with high hopes for the awesome adventures of captain spirit, I loved life is strange and bits of before the storm…
    the game starts with promise as you’re describing the type of super hero your want captain spirit to be..
    This isn’t your typical life is strange episode though..
    This game takes place all in one area… the home and yard of 10 year old Chris.. aka captain spirit…
    it’s a Saturday and you have a list of awesome things to do.. there are also tons of not so awesome things to do like the laundry and dishes…
    there is a story to uncover here.. the emotion youre used to from this series is here and im excited to see where this story goes or how it ties into life is strange 2 as we don’t know who that game is all about, though after playing through captain spirit I have a few hunches…
    unfortunately though the awesome adventure if captain spirit just doesn’t capitalize on the idea of childhood imagination..
    this is a nostalgia trip as youre playing with your figures.. but where the game lets me down are the rugrat like moments where youre immersed in chris imagination..
    these moments are just extremely brief practically interactive cutscenes where you mash a button and that’s it..
    there wasn’t really a wow this is a neat game moment for me…
    The awesome Adventures of Captain spirit is free so theres really nothing to lose by checking it out.. just don’t go in with crazy expectations to see something cool and unique.. this is more of a story teaser than anything else.
    I give The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
    a 6.5/10
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