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Episode 5: Polarized

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Episode 5: Polarized

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Selfie Awareness

Take all optional photos in Episode 5: Polarized

Selfie Awareness0
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Achievement Guide for Selfie Awareness

  • Maka91Maka91989,518
    20 Oct 2015 21 Oct 2015
    151 5 1
    There are a total of 10 Optional Photos that you will need to find in order to obtain this. You can "Play Episodes" and select specific parts of the Episode in order to find the missing optional photos through collectibles mode. There is also a counter on this screen to help you figure it out.

    The optional photo locations can be seen below:


    [0:09] - Optional Photo #1
    [0:53] - Optional Photo #2
    [1:25] - Optional Photo #3
    [2:16] - Optional Photo #4
    [2:44] - Optional Photo #5
    [3:16] - Optional Photo #6
    [3:52] - Optional Photo #7
    [4:27] - Optional Photo #8
    [5:09] - Optional Photo #9
    [6:14] - Optional Photo #10

    You will also unlock the following achievements along the way:
    Life is StrangeIncandescentThe Incandescent achievement in Life is Strange worth 14 pointsTake optional photo #1 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeNight VisionThe Night Vision achievement in Life is Strange worth 13 pointsTake optional photo #2 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeFramedThe Framed achievement in Life is Strange worth 12 pointsTake optional photo #3 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeCamera ObscuraThe Camera Obscura achievement in Life is Strange worth 14 pointsTake optional photo #4 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeBlowupThe Blowup achievement in Life is Strange worth 14 pointsTake optional photo #5 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeIrisThe Iris achievement in Life is Strange worth 14 pointsTake optional photo #6 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeSensorThe Sensor achievement in Life is Strange worth 14 pointsTake optional photo #7 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeOn DisplayThe On Display achievement in Life is Strange worth 14 pointsTake optional photo #8 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeLight MeterThe Light Meter achievement in Life is Strange worth 14 pointsTake optional photo #9 in Episode 5: Polarized

    Life is StrangeSilhouettesThe Silhouettes achievement in Life is Strange worth 14 pointsTake optional photo #10 in Episode 5: Polarized
  • KashThePriestKashThePriest591,823
    20 Oct 2015 20 Oct 2015 31 Oct 2015
    28 1 19
    So this guide is me doing it from collectables mode that’s unlocked after you complete the episode, hit that RB button whenever possible to get through quicker and you can exit as soon as the cheevo pops

    #1 Art class - Focus
    Once you can move around go over and comfort Kate, then take photo of her option appears

    #2 Art Gallery
    Once you can move, go forward and turn right, you will see a guest book with stairs beside it to go down. Go down the stairs and there will be a woman sitting there looking at the pictures on the wall, go up behind her, look at the camera be side her and the option to take photo will appear.

    #3 Dark room confrontation
    I don’t want to give spoilers so during the conversation an option to request a picture of you is available, pick that and the cheevo will unlock. Make sure you select this straight away as selecting other dialogues may make this option not appear again

    #4 & 5 Diner

    #4 Before you actually enter the diner and just after you do the sequence when you enter the area in front of the diner, there is a whale on the left, take picture

    #5 Immediately after the whale on the right of the diner there’s a car on a shop of some kind, facing it go left of it and take picture option will show up

    #6-#10 Nightmare

    #6 Once you get control of Max it’s on the desk in front of yours, same as first photo in episode 1, just look at it first for the option to show up

    #7 When you’re in the girls dorm and go through the doors and are still in the dorms on the first right is the showers and a key with a window on the wall, check here every time you go through a door till the window is open and you can take a picture of what’s outside

    #8 Once you are in the school hallway you need to go to the bathroom to advance the story, before you do that look to the right where there is a skeleton, you have to press the journal button for her to take the picture

    #9 When you’re in the locker part of the nightmare, go past Warren then take the first right where the principal is, then right again and follow the path till Warren’s locker is there. Look at it first then take picture option appears

    #10 The final one takes a bit of work, you need to collect 5 bottles in the junkyard section and then take a picture of them, they are all in plain sight and none of them are hidden
    Think of it as a clock and you’re going anti clockwise. Start off going right, you’ll see the first one be side someone, you’ll have to wait for them to finish their dialogue before going for it, carry on sticking to the right and you’ll be in an area with a chair and a bottle, carry on left and you’ll see it on your right, now you’ll pass the exit of this area, but carry on going straight and take a left and you’ll see it straight away. Last one is just past the school bus on a car. Remember you’ll be aiming to go anti clockwise the whole time.

    NOTE: If you get caught picking up a bottle it doesn’t count, you need the little cut scene of picking up the bottle for it to count

    EDIT: For those of you that have gotten all 10 but the achievement doesn't pop, RomanAround has come up with a method that he's shared in the comments that seems to be working for people. So big thanks to him!


    Here's what he said;

    I managed to get the achievement to pop:

    1) Go main menu
    2) Select Episodes
    3) Select Episode 5: Polarized
    4) Select 'Dark Room'
    5) Select 'Restart game form this chapter using using slot 2 (or 3, it's up to you)
    6) Play through the episode until you get the chance to take the photo of Kate in class after comforting her. (takes no more than 10 minutes if you remember what to do)

    The achievement popped for me straight after the photo
  • TripleJakey1TripleJakey1138,320
    04 Jul 2018 15 Jul 2018
  • ZedarboyZedarboy1,279,449
    21 Oct 2015 21 Oct 2015
    8 4 0
    Here is a video for all 10:
  • SnIpErTiMe1234SnIpErTiMe1234129,226
    21 Oct 2015 21 Oct 2015
    5 2 0
    All 10 Photo Opportunities with detailed description voice over

  • UntilTammaroYTUntilTammaroYT139,443
    20 Oct 2015 21 Oct 2015
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