Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2 has some interesting Easter eggs and points of reference to the first game. A couple stand out while others need to be sought out, but they are an interesting nod to Max’s original adventure. We point them out below, and let us know if you found any others.
Of course, if you don’t want to know about any of these, you should avoid until playing as there are obviously spoilers. That being said, you probably knew that which is why you clicked on the article. Either way, no complaints if you read on. Enjoy!
One of the ones we thought was pretty funny involved Frank – Chloe’s drug dealer. If you remember back in the first game, there was a part where Frank was eating at the diner and Max had to try and swipe his keys. Frank was eating his beans and wanted nothing to do with anything. He really loves his beans. As you can see in the image above, his RV is fully stocked with all the beans he’ll ever need.
Next up was Rachel Amber’s jacket. If you played the first game, you’ll notice that the red and black lumberjack she’s wearing is incredibly similar to the one that Max wore. You can check them both up top.
The original Life is Strange saw Max navigating the junk yard just as Chloe does in Before the Storm. At one point, we see Max walking around inside the messed up shack and looking at everything inside. One of those things was a mark saying “Chloe was here” written on the wall. In episode two, we get the chance to make that mark with Chloe. It also, of course not coincidentally, is accompanied by a rather foreshadowing remark.
Remember Warren? That kid who had the huge crush on Max in the first game. Well, he makes an appearance in Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Sort of. At one point, we’ll have the option to enter Eliot’s room in the dorms. If you read his computer, you’ll see that he has an email from Warren. They don’t talk about much more than giant carnivorous rabbits and space zombies, but it’s a subtle nod to Max’s kinda-sorta love interest.
The last one we found was in Samuel’s custodial office over at Blackwell. You’ll notice a set of books on the shelf, and one of them is titled ‘Chaos Theory’. Once again, this is a nod to the first game as it’s the title of Episode three.
There may be more, and be sure to let us know if you found any as well. How are you enjoying Life is Strange: Before the Storm so far? Let us know