Advertised as an graphic adventure, Life is Strange was SquareEnix's take on an episodic saga. Akin in many ways to Telltale's typical format, the game follows the story of college student Max Caulfield. After witnessing a murder, her life is dramatically changed when she discovers the ability to rewind time. Unfortunately, she soon finds that even the smallest of changes can lead to dramatic consequences.
Earthbound was developed as a collaboration between HAL Laboratories and Creatures Inc. This Japanese turn-based role-playing game takes the traditions of the genre and satirizes many of them. The main point of satire has to do with the plot and setting, as Earthbound happens on a planet similar to Earth. Players control a party of kids as they visit Sanctuaries in order to stop an evil force that’s corrupting the world. At first, players only control a boy named Ness, but the adventure leads him to other kids that choose to tag along.