Curious to your thoughts on the fact that lots of folks like the queer representation in Life is Strange, but how on the flip side the game queerbaits pretty heavily, has a pretty egregious example of Bury Your Gays and you only get the chance to have another kiss with Chloe in ther game's arguably worst ending, and how the other ending is pretty underdeveloped. Not trying to sound accusatory, just curious on your take :)
I could talk about this all day, really. Life is Strange is such a fascinating example of how things can be simultaneously positive and negative. To me, the key issue stems from two things:
Firstly, there’s so little queer representation in games and wider media, meaning that queer folks (including myself!) are likely to latch onto what is avaliable, even if it’s full of problems like Life is Strange is.
Secondly, the episodic nature of the game means that we kind of went from “minor queer subtext” to “confirmed queer plotline!” to “ew, bad tropes” over the space of several months. That gave people a lot of time to get invested in the characters and, really, invent fanon that is way better than what Episode 5 (in particular) gave us. That, plus the fact that the canon characters are so relatable and easy to get invested in anyway, means that people have good reason to be invested in them.
I think that the LiS fandom is actually really good at discussing the issues within the representation (likely because with a high proportion of queer fans, we’re more likely to be cognisant of these issues) whilst also enjoying the representation and other aspects of the story.
The other thing that I would mention is that, whilst everything else you mention is absolutely a problem, I don’t feel like the game queerbaits. You can’t really get around the fact that Max and Chloe (and Rachel, I think?) are all canonically queer regardless of your choices.