The fireflies in the opening are cool, but there are no fireflies in Oregon
The game was made on Unity instead of UE4 like Life is Strange. It’s likely that they had the character models sent to them by Dontnod and adjusted them for a new engine. They’re using a new facial animation rig altogether, the characters are a lot more expressive. Lip sync is no longer floaty, but much more concise.
YOU CAN PAT THE DOG
Like Sean Prescott, it’s very easy to skip over mentions of Damon Merrick, a character being set up as an antagonist.
Dana has two-toned nails because she’s still adorable as hell.
I AM VINDICATED ABOUT DANA/NATHAN/RACHEL/HAYDEN BEING THEATRE KIDS.
Protip: any time Chloe is asked an awkward question, cue up the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme and watch the game rotate between reactions
As with Life is Strange, Before the Storm gives the player the option to sit and enjoy the atmosphere and the moment for as long as they want. Most notably, sharing an ear bud with Rachel. We can move forward if we want, but sometimes you just wanna listen to music with a pretty girl.