Review: Life is Strange: Before the Storm: Hell is Empty

January 05, 2018 1 min read

The very first episode of the very first Life is Strange was titled Chrysalis. Through that name, we're supposed to infer that its characters are vulnerable and wrapped in cocoons, but that they'll eventually metamorph into beautiful butterflies. Without question, Life is Strange has always been about adolescent struggles and heartbreakingly tough circumstances.

Calling that episode Chrysalis had another effect, though. It set in motion one of Life is Strange's most consistent themes: Protecting what you hold dear. Time and time again, these characters have gone to extremes to shield whomever they value most. Max defended Chloe right until the bitter end. David does whatever he can to protect Joyce's fragile family life. Chloe, whose only real care is for Rachel, has dropped everything to help her friend cope.

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