Well that changes things a bit, why the hell would they release this then if it's going to be incomplete.
I recommend obtaining the bonus episode (not sure what kind of bundle/package you got BTS with but I assume it wasn't included) because it's, in my opinion, better than the rest of BTS, assuming you like Max and Chloe.So I just finished Before the Storm for the first time. Got it on sale a while ago after playing Life is Strange and was just waiting until I found the right time, mood, and enough tissues to collect the storm of tears that were sure to follow.
Loved it! The best parts were the play, especially Rachel going off-script, everything about Steph and Mikey, Barb the Elf Barbarian, and watching Chloe transform more and more into her Life is Strange self. I really enjoyed getting deeper insight into Chloe's character. Though I do kinda feel like the 3rd episode wasn't quite as good as everything that built up to it, I'll never get tired of the feels and tough choices these games put me through. And speaking of choices, I'm still kinda torn on the final one...
I wasn't a fan of the lack of Rachel in the last episode, since this was her last chance to shine before life takes its inevitably tragic turn. Wasting finale time on Eliot also annoyed me. Unlike a lot of people I didn't hate Warren but this guy was Warren on steroids with a knife behind his back. I'm not saying his character wasn't believable, because I'm sure there are plenty of seemingly "nice" guys out there waiting to snap like that, but I'm not sure Arcadia Bay needed another unhinged dude popping up.
Anyway, I'm more interested in the ending and the idea that everybody lies. With games like this I always try to play exactly how I think the character themself would react and ignore my personal impulses, but obviously sometimes that's easier said than done. Chloe's well known for her brutal honesty and Rachel clearly hates being lied to. I was convinced at first that there was nothing Chloe wouldn't do to bring Rachel the truth and reunite her with her mother. But then Chloe has the chat with Ghost Dad about lies, and Sera is so insistent that the truth would only make things worse for Rachel, which I couldn't help but agree with. In the end I had Chloe lie, but I still keep wondering if that was just me wanting to spare Rachel from more pain during the brief time I know she has left. I suppose there's no easy answer, as indicated by the player results being split almost 50/50. I'm curious what most people here chose.
Probably gonna replay Life is Strange soon since I never did get the plat the first time around. If I end up sacrificing Chloe again it'll probably cut even deeper now, if that's possible. Yes, I chose Bay, don't look at me like that... trust me I didn't enjoy it! I cried hella hard during and afterwards. ;_;
Just started it actually. And it already hurts, witnessing such innocent times. ;_;
You think it's better than the rest of BtS? Guess we have to disagree on something. Even though I still cried, it felt way too manipulative and I daresay twee. Playing it after LiS and BtS is basically taking the knife out, smothering it in salt, and then jabbing it back in while slowly twisting it. If anything, I'd recommend people play "Farewell" before BtS proper because then at least the complete LiS experience doesn't end with Chloe, alone, crying on the floor.
As a sapphic woman, I sure love menProbably gonna replay Life is Strange soon since I never did get the plat the first time around. If I end up sacrificing Chloe again it'll probably cut even deeper now, if that's possible. Yes, I chose Bay, don't look at me like that... trust me I didn't enjoy it! I cried hella hard during and afterwards. ;_;
I loved that so much, giving us more closure on the Bae ending was amazing. Just knowing that Chloe and Max are out there living a good fun life together after everything that happened, and that David and Chloe were finally able to have a healthy relationship with each other just makes me want to cry.