I had a hard time accepting Chloe Price as the protagonist and main focus of Deck Nine’s Life is Strange: Before the Storm during the short demo I recently played. While the first of three episodes is releasing August 31, my hands-on preview only lasted a quick ten minutes. Afterward, I was shown a video showcasing more of what we can come to expect from Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Chloe still acts in a way that breeds contempt, but she still seems like a complex character I can’t help but appreciate the existence of.
The nineteen-year-old Chloe waved high easily recognizable red flags as protagonist Max reconnected with her in the previous game, Dontnod’s Life is Strange, all the while blaming her own bad behavior, self-defeating attitude, and failures, on previous hardships and anyone but herself. Chloe’s selfishness and lack of personal responsibility drove me crazy.