The Life is Unusual franchise has launched many beloved protagonists and facet characters all through its 4 titles, in addition to bonus episodes and spin-offs. Whereas not each character has a serious function, some have been identified to return additional down the road in later video games, comparable to David’s cameo in Life is Unusual 2 or Steph’s function as a love curiosity in Life is Unusual: True Colours.
Holding this in thoughts, there are a number of characters who should return with a extra main function, and we’ve listed them off. Right here’s eight characters that might return to guide the following Life is Unusual spin-off recreation.
Mikey North was a supporting character in Life is Unusual: Earlier than the Storm, as one of the best pal to Steph Gingrich and pal to Chloe Worth. Mikey frolicked with Chloe and Steph taking part in tabletop video games and customarily nerding out, displaying his goofy, pleasant, and loveable persona proper off the bat. Mikey has his hardships, too, linked to his household’s battle for cash and his elder brother’s involvement with shady people to attempt to assist treatment this want for money.
With Steph reappearing as a important love curiosity in Life is Unusual: True Colours, and the protagonist of the Wavelengths DLC, many followers hoped that Mikey would return as a minor character, holding one of the best pal duo in verify. Sadly, whereas it was revealed Mikey and Steph nonetheless keep in contact with each other, Steph had backed off from her friendships after going by means of a tough time, that means Mikey’s function was a pal desperately attempting to succeed in out and being shut out from her life.
Mikey had rather more to him than merely being Steph’s sidekick, so a recreation that provides him a extra vital function as a protagonist may very well be thrilling. There could be loads of alternatives to incorporate DnD-esque minigames or LARP scenes, comparable to in True Colours. It will even be significantly satisfying to see his elder brother, Drew, return alongside him.
Drew’s look in Earlier than the Storm launched him as fairly aggressive and bullyish, so it will be good to have seen him develop up a bit and present extra of the kindhearted, protecting facet that Mikey talked about. I’d like to see these two, a couple of years down the monitor sharing the identical concord that Sean and Daniel present in Life is Unusual 2, and the story prospects for them are limitless, contemplating they moved out of Arcadia Bay.
Finn & Cassidy
Finn and Cassidy are the much-adored love pursuits of Sean in Life is Unusual 2 and members of a bunch of runaways often known as ‘The Drifters’. Finn and Cassidy are free-spirited people with a robust sprint of sarcasm, continually poking enjoyable and easily dwelling within the second. Whereas Sean and Daniel be part of The Drifters for a interval all through their story, we get to know Finn and Cassidy a little bit extra on a private stage and a few imprecise info on how The Drifters got here to be.
Finn and Cassidy are such fascinating, distinctive, and charismatic characters that many followers could be ecstatic about their return. I might simply see these two main their very own recreation earlier than the occasions of Life is Unusual 2. Think about Finn as the first protagonist, starting when he’s first launched from jail, and his journey main as much as assembly Hannah, Cassidy, and Penny, to type The Drifters. Cassidy could be the right supporting protagonist for a recreation comparable to this, too, resulting from her function in holding Finn in line as a pacesetter when he oversteps his boundaries.
As The Drifters transfer round so incessantly, there’s a chance for the setting to contain someplace new or acquainted, and the gang would undeniably carry a heat cozy vibe to the display. Indie music taking part in within the background over a cutscene of the group sharing laughs round a campfire, a bunch of runaways who’ve all put away their darkish pasts and located each other, specializing in positivity; it simply screams Life is Unusual.
In addition to, there’s all the time loads of room to throw in some ominous thriller or tragedy involving the group. As a bunch of misfits in a self-established group, who is aware of what sort of locations they’ll go to, what folks they’ll meet alongside the way in which, or the difficulty that will probably be discovered? In spite of everything, they’re all operating from their pasts, so who is aware of when it’d lastly catch as much as them? I don’t learn about you, however I’m keen to search out out.
Lyla, you treasured human being. No, severely, there are only a few facet characters that I’ve seen turn out to be so well-loved by a gaming group. As Sean’s finest pal, Lyla performed a minor function in Life is Unusual 2. Nonetheless, the 2 have been rapidly pressured to half methods after the entire chaos occurred. In her transient introduction, Lyla was proven to be pleasant, supportive, sarcastic, and playful. She performed the function of matchmaker, attempting to set Sean up together with his crush, and was extraordinarily kindhearted and loving in direction of Daniel. Plus, she had this tremendous cool, informal skater-girl power to her. Truthfully, there actually isn’t something to dislike about her.
Even when Sean all of the sudden abandons her, pressured to go away city on the run with Daniel, Lyla sticks by his facet it doesn’t matter what. There are a number of probabilities to make contact together with her by means of transient telephone conversations, and on every event, she solely desires to know if the brothers are secure and unhurt. She holds zero malice in direction of them for the tragedy and wholeheartedly believes their story, even when the world is towards them. These traits make Lyla so rattling loveable, and followers want she would have acquired extra voice strains/telephone calls throughout their journey.
Now, relying on the ending of Life is Unusual 2; there’s a probability Lyla by no means sees the brothers once more. This might be the right probability to spin her right into a protagonist function, having her go away city on a journey of non-public progress and therapeutic after struggling such tragedies. In spite of everything, she had talked about to Sean on the telephone that she was now on medicine to assist insomnia and psychological well being points brought on by the stress of the ordeal. It will be so fulfilling to see her come out the opposite facet of this and discover some gentle on the planet once more.
However, there’s an ending to the Life is Unusual 2 recreation the place Sean finally ends up going to jail for a number of years. This era is also a main alternative for Lyla to go away city for some time and give attention to herself. There are loads of prospects for this kind of route, too, comparable to occasional telephone calls or letters despatched to Sean, staying involved, and exploring the world on his behalf whereas he’s behind bars.
Anybody who’s performed the unique Life is Unusual title will bear in mind the mean-spirited well-liked lady and chief of the Vortex Membership, Victoria Chase. For a lot of the storyline, Victoria is kind of the nasty, bullying determine in direction of Max. Nonetheless, there’s rather more to her than meets the attention. Relying on the alternatives you make as Max, you’ll finally come to see one other facet of Victoria, who apologizes for a way she’s handled Max and divulges she was secretly jealous of her and has excessive aspirations to turn out to be a photographer. Therefore, she noticed her as direct competitors.
Victoria is the kind of character to cover lots of her extra susceptible qualities, and it was fairly a shock to see her confess that Max was “one of many coolest folks she is aware of.” Because of this, she could be a captivating character to go to from the angle of a protagonist and get to know her inside self. Victoria can also be one of many characters to outlive the storm whether or not Arcadia Bay is sacrificed or not, as seen in her letter to David in Life is Unusual 2. Subsequently, she makes the right character to make use of as a returning protagonist.
Alternatively, I’d like to see one other prequel recreation that includes Victoria’s involvement within the Vortex Membership, maybe alongside the likes of Nathan. It’s because not solely have been the Vortex Membership the infamous well-liked clique of Blackwell Academy, however in addition they had ties to the shady druggings and kidnappings occurring behind closed scenes resulting from Nathan’s involvement with Jefferson.
I actually would like to know if the Vortex Membership honestly had any inkling of an concept about what really occurred to Kate and if that contributed to their bullying, in addition to the ideas occurring round them after they realized the darkish reality. A recreation set not lengthy after Earlier than the Storm might give attention to the Vortex Membership’s origins and descent right into a darker, extra shady path. Plus, it will be nice to see characters comparable to Courtney and Taylor get extra fleshed-out personalities and backstories as Vic’s finest associates, and a Vortex Membership spin-off appears the right approach to take action.
How might anybody neglect about lovely, loveable little Chris? Chris Ericksen is the superhero-obsessed important protagonist in The Superior Adventures of Captain Spirit and a facet character in Life is Unusual 2 that stumbles throughout Sean and Daniel after they transfer in subsequent door.
For those who’ve performed by means of Captain Spirit, you’ll perceive that regardless of his cheery persona and shiny creativeness, Chris doesn’t have the happiest life. His mom handed away someday earlier to the sport, and his father is alluded to be each an alcoholic and abusive in direction of Chris all through the quick period of the sport. Due to this, it turns into clear that Chris is utilizing his creativeness to flee actuality, which is a heartbreaking conclusion to attract.
Nonetheless, we lastly get to see him experiencing some happiness within the type of his friendship with Daniel in Life is Unusual 2. Figuring out that the Diaz brothers had Chris’ again it doesn’t matter what warmed my coronary heart, which is why I used to be so dissatisfied after they have been pressured again on the run from the Police, leaving him behind so quickly. Regardless of this, in a number of of the completely different endings out there within the recreation, Daniel returns to reside together with his grandparents as Chris’ neighbor, and the 2 are proven to have grown up collectively.
I don’t learn about you, however I’d like to see a Life is Unusual spin-off with Chris and Daniel as the primary characters, Chris in a protagonist function, and Daniel as his accomplice in crime. Presuming his father stays the identical in direction of him all through his teenage years, I’d prefer to assume Chris transitions from utilizing his creativeness to serving to and saving others as his escape – very similar to the superhero obsession his inside baby carries. And who higher to help him than Daniel, a pal with very actual powers?
There are some hints throughout dependent endings in Life is Unusual 2 that Daniel begins to make use of his powers for good, stopping a serious bus crash and extra. I’d prefer to assume Chris has a task in serving to him use his powers for good, similar to a superhero. I’d additionally like to see Chris lastly stand as much as his father’s hurtful habits and maybe even go away Beaver Creek for good on an journey, both with Daniel at his facet like a Max and Chloe duo or saved involved by way of textual content messages and calls alongside the way in which. Poor Chris deserves so a lot better than what he’s acquired, and I’m all for him making a comeback.
Nathan Prescott, boy, oh boy. This man is the character followers like to hate. Not solely is he liable for the dying of Chloe Worth, dependant on Max’s option to rewind time and save her, however he’s additionally concerned within the drugging and kidnapping of feminine college students for one hella tousled pictures challenge, impressed by the likes of Mr. Mark Jefferson himself. Oh, and yeah, he was additionally immediately concerned in Rachel Amber’s dying by drugging her, inflicting her to overdose. Not a terrific begin for Nathan, proper?
Nicely, each within the authentic Life is Unusual and Earlier than the Storm, there are little snippets of Nathan’s house life and struggles revealed as little glimpses of perception into his character. His father is a complete, unsupportive bully and provides loads of stress on Nathan, so no marvel his son turns into a bully towards others. On high of this, there are hints in direction of some critical psychological well being points Nathan has occurring behind closed doorways that led me to cease saying, “He’s such an ass,” and begin saying, “Oh my god, he wants assist that no person cares to provide him.”
Let’s not neglect simply how remorseful Nathan sounded on the telephone name in Episode 5 of Life is Unusual. The poor man exclaims that Jefferson used him, similar to everybody else did, and regardless of his wrongdoings, I ended up feeling fairly dangerous for the man. I imply, he’s only a child, like the remainder of them. After which the poor man is killed by Jefferson too, which provides one other twisted layer onto the entire portray of severely tousled shit. And it’s revealed he was bullied in Earlier than the Storm, so maybe Nathan was on the lookout for someplace, anyplace, to slot in, even when it was with creepy Jefferson.
I believe seeing Nathan in a protagonist function someplace between the occasions of Life is Unusual and Earlier than the Storm may very well be very fascinating. Figuring out what was secretly going by means of his thoughts would create a really darkish, moody recreation. And certain, it won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, however it will be fascinating to see his descent into darkness and each step he took on his path of errors.
It will give an opportunity to discover the truth of psychological well being points in youth and additional convey that Nathan did certainly have regrets and regret. Seeing issues from his perspective might present that regardless of all his wrongdoings, he’s human, and simply because the butterfly impact particulars, one little mistaken alternative might have devastating results.
Kate Marsh is the sweetest character you’ll ever meet all through your playthrough of Life is Unusual. Critically, she’s such a form soul and by no means has something dangerous to say about anybody, no matter how they’ve handled her. Sadly, she additionally suffers one of the crucial heartbreaking tales within the recreation, being bullied for a way she acted at a Vortex Membership get together.
It isn’t revealed till later that Kate was drugged and kidnapped as a part of Mr. Jefferson’s sick pictures challenge, however by then, this poor lady has already suffered a lot from how others deal with her that she contemplates ending her life from the rooftop of Blackwell Academy. Fortunately, as Max, you possibly can discuss her down and in the end save her life. And I swear if any of you failed to take action, you higher have restarted your video games! Kate deserves so a lot better than assembly her finish so younger.
For those who do handle to speak her down, it is possible for you to to go to Kate within the hospital later, the place she appears to be in a lot better spirits. This absolute sweetheart deserves the world, and I severely hope she will get to attain her purpose of being a kids’s ebook illustrator; it simply matches so completely together with her complete character. In addition to, the opposite titles within the sequence have already confirmed that not everybody in Arcadia Bay perishes if the city is sacrificed. Contemplating she was within the hospital, which might possible be one of many most secure buildings, there’s excessive hope that Kate is among the many survivors.
I’d like to see her journey when she’s a bit older when she will absolutely embrace herself, achieve confidence in herself, and proceed life as the stunning soul she is. If she was to have a protagonist function, I might see her showering characters in random acts of kindness and spreading pleasure wherever she goes, and actually, she deserves to take action after the hell she endured within the first recreation.
There’s additionally a chance for a sketchbook mechanic much like Sean’s in Life is Unusual 2, stuffed with all her enjoyable, whimsical little drawings. Kate is a personality who deserves to have her inside baby cherished, and as many followers have passionately declared, she have to be protected in any respect prices. Truthfully, I don’t assume anybody might complain if Kate made a return. She’s approach too liked, and I’m certain she might discover the sunshine in even essentially the most emotional of tales, serving to others out of darkish locations as Max as soon as did for her.
After all, this checklist would solely be full with the star of the present, Miss Rachel Amber herself. Rachel is a core character within the Life is Unusual sequence, with all the first recreation revolving round Max and Chloe monitoring down her disappearance, solely to be taught that she had tragically handed away.
Thankfully, Life is Unusual: Earlier than the Storm introduced her again to life in a prequel story from the angle of Chloe. This recreation targeted on the connection between the 2, how they grew to become associates/lovers, and their distinctive dynamic.
Seeing Rachel on this gentle solely made her dying from the primary recreation sting extra. She was such a cool character, and her story nonetheless feels considerably untold. Your complete time I used to be taking part in as Chloe in Earlier than the Storm and listening to Rachel communicate, all I needed was to be taking part in as Rachel so I might really know what was occurring in that mysterious thoughts of hers.
The star scholar, the lady that has all of it, having her life ripped aside by an internet of lies; upon watching her carefully, I started to note simply how typically she needed to put on a ‘masks’ to please others and understood why she grew to become so determined to go away Arcadia Bay.
Now, figuring out the occasions of Earlier than the Storm and the truth that she was hellbent on discovering a approach out of city, I’ve begun to query whether or not a number of the decisions she made main as much as her dying had nearer ties to this desperation than what we’re initially led to consider. There’s the trace that she was doing medication usually, maybe as a brief feeling of escape since there was nowhere for her to run.
And the trace in direction of the key relationship with Frank within the authentic Life is Unusual? I’m sorry, however what? This left me stunned, and the extra I’ve contemplated it, I’ve puzzled if Rachel was rising so determined for a approach out that she turned to Frank.
Frank has been identified to deal medication, and Nathan claims that earlier than her dying, Rachel was doing the identical (presumably to earn cash and go away city). Frank additionally has hyperlinks to her mom, Sera, who everyone knows lives out of city. So maybe she was attempting to get a approach out by means of her?
In the end there’s no denying that Rachel’s desperation and inside turmoil led to her heartbreaking dying. What I really like a lot about her is that she’s a lot extra complicated than the star scholar everybody makes her out to be. And whereas some folks see her as manipulative, I genuinely assume her reference to Chloe was actual, however she grew stressed and determined as soon as she realized Chloe provided no assist or answer in really getting her out of city, regardless of their daydreams.
Truthfully, ever since taking part in the prequel, I’ve been determined to get a recreation from Rachel’s perspective between the occasions of Earlier than the Storm and her dying. I simply must know what’s occurring in that head beneath these fixed masks she wears.
It was just like the lady’s whole thoughts was a labyrinth; each phrase she spoke had some deeper that means that solely she understood. Please, Deck 9 & Sq. Enix, on behalf of Rachel followers all over the place, give her one final time to shine and shed some gentle on her inside self; it’s all we would like.
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