For those who didn’t click with Life Is Strange, if I may interest you in a long-ish post from someone who didn’t like the first episodes and just kept going, ultimately liked the game but had several reservations, that would be me:
I generally agree except with the part about Telltale, I think LIS could have existed in a world without Telltale, for the most part, third-person narrative games existed before TWD1.
Many used to say it’s like Telltale but better, when IMO it’s more like Fahrenheit, also a French game.
You can totally disregard Pip’s “teen fiction” angle, not because it’s incorrect, but simply because she decoded the game that way, and even though it may be accurate to whatever extent, there are other ways to edit: relate to it.
Those I know who liked the game best (way more than me), totally lacked the kind of attachment Pip and Alice had to it.
The idea that the enjoyment of the game is tied to one personal tolerance is very likely to prove misleading for most.
IMO the main problem with LIS is that it suffers from being an episodic game, in that the devs literally found their stride while making it.
In fact, if they’ve learned enough from it, there is a chance that LIS2 is much much better, but also, in my post linked above, I postulated that there may be some basic issues between me personally and the LIS devs that would prevent me from thoroughly enjoying their other games.