Dontnod Entertainment’s Life is Strange has been a huge surprise hit as the Adventure game perfectly blends fiction with a modern and realistic setting. The third episode titled Chaos Theory is probably the most important episode so far in terms of how your decisions affect those around you. Did Life is Strange Episode 3: Chaos Theory live up to our expectations? Find out in our review below.
Character development wise Chaos Theory fleshed out so many characters in the episode. We find out more about Chloe’s family and how David came into their lives, just who the mysterious Frank Bowers is and what’s his relation to Rachel and much more. There’s a lot of detail in the episode which made it get a bit slow towards the middle and had me wishing for a forward button. However when I say the ending was worth it, I meant it. Developers Dontnod went all George R.R Martin and held nothing back. Even if you’re not a fan of the series, watching this episode’s cliffhanger will make you one.
In Chaos Theory we see Max’s powers evolve as she gets better at using them. The episode even has a stealth section where we can see the progress Max has made since the first episode in controlling her power. Although the controls are pretty rigid, the section was fun to play. As mentioned earlier the episode is focused on character development and that means a lot of investigations. You can find a surprising amount of back story if you look into every nook and cranny. Overall the episode was pretty fun from a gameplay point of view as Max became more confident with her powers and wasn’t as scared to use them as before.
Soundtrack is stellar as always and luckily I faced no technical problems like frame dips or any other glitches in the episode.
Overall Life is Strange is another solid episode and could have been the best yet if the pacing towards the middle of the episode was a tad better. So far Life is Strange hasn’t disappointed, if the next two episodes keep the pace then Life is Strange could easily be one of the best Adventure games of all time.
Life is Strange Episode 3: Chaos Theory Review