Life Is Strange follows Maxine Caulfield, or Max for short. Returning to her hometown of Arcadia Bay in Oregon, she enrols in a prestigious academy as senior photography student, working with some of the most prestigious in the business. The academy is rife with rumours and speculations regarding the mysterious disappearance of Rachel Amber, a girl whose reputation changes depending on who you talk to.
Without giving too much away, the events of Life Is Strange are thrust into motion when Max reunites with her estranged best friend, a more rebellious Chloe. Chloe’s father died the same year that Max left town, leading to the two becoming estranged. Max and Chloe both have a mutual goal, however, as both were involved with Rachel Amber, and as such, investigate her disappearance together.
It seems that the developers of Life Is Strange are alternating between the smaller conflicts between members of the student body and the larger more immediate threats to the town of Arcadia. Episode 4 of Life Is Strange continues this trend, with the fourth episode focusing more on the student body once again. As we get closer and closer to the conclusion of this rather unique series, bonds are formed and broken and the consequences of your choices become more and more apparent.