The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit looks sweet and endearing but under the surface its a sombre, depressing title, that manages to be beautiful and upsetting at the same time.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a gorgeous title, with fantastic quality sound and art design, Life is Strange created a sub-genre of the interactive narrative genre and populated it with high-quality movie-like games, I cannot wait to see what comes next from DONTNOD Entertainment.
Not for kids.
Despite the art style and main character, this isn’t a game for kids. It handles pretty hefty topics like abuse, neglect, alcoholism, grief, loss of loved ones, domestic violence and more.
Not to mention adult concepts and language, overall it’s best to keep this game for older teens +
Can adults enjoy it?
Its very much an adult game, (no not hentai) the concepts are deep and require a mature mind to understand truly, the superhero alter ego of the main character is a coping mechanism for a neglected and abused boy, who has already lost his mother and now is losing his father to the pit of alcoholism.
The gameplay in Life is Strange title is minimal at best, the strength of the titles comes from their interactivity, conversation system and movie-like quality, and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit continues this legacy, a wonderful introduction to the series due to its free to play status and short duration (2-3 hours).
Worth a Play?
I believe all mature gamers will deeply enjoy this title, and more than that, be moved by its underlying message,