If you haven’t played Life Is Strange, now is your chance. Publisher Square Enix has made its first episode free on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Mac and PC.
Life Is Strange has been lauded for tackling subjects that don’t often get covered by video games, including bullying, mental health issues, suicide, abuse, and other life-changing experiences, all from the perspective of teenage photographer Max Caulfield.
In episode one, Chrysalis, Max discovers that she can rewind time. This gives her the opportunity to help her friends through challenges both natural and supernatural.
Because Life Is Strange is a mechanically simple point-and-click adventure, it’s a great game to introduce to casual or inexperienced players. The first episode’s new price tag will certainly help get it into more hands.