Life is Strange is one of the most surprisingly fresh and engaging games we’ve come across for some time. Based around the increasingly troubled and complicated life of 17-year-old max, the themes and ideas here centre on the difficulties of growing up, not fitting in and struggling to come to terms with the uncompromising reality of the situations around you.
Max has returned to her home town after a five-year absence, a period which has seen her best friend, Chloe, change dramatically. Once the quintessential promising student, Chloe is now a renegade with a love of blue hair dye, smoking weed and general rebellion. It’s implied that this new demeanour is a direct result of the feelings of abandonment and loss she felt at max’s initial leaving.