"Life is Strange" Episode 1 completed. Not certain how I feel about it. Conceptually, there's ample potential, but not a great deal of progress is made. The entire episode feels like one long tutorial. Tone wise, the game comes across as bleak and pretentious. There are very few likable characters, and so far the likable ones are peripheral characters at best. While the time-rewinding bit is a novel bit of wish fulfillment, you frequently encounter situations where no choice you can make is especially favorable. The game time for me was about 2 hours, but most of the time is largely spent reading or listening to flavor-text.
On a side note, something about the camera control in this game makes me feel nauseous. This is unusual, since aside from Oculus Rift experiences, no game has ever induced motion sickness or the like. Perhaps I'm just getting old. <shrug>