– That’s important.
We’re gonna save her. (grumbling)
– Butterfly Effect. – (Rae and Mikaela) OH!! ♪ (upbeat video game music) ♪ – “Life is Strange.” – (FBE) Life is Strange
has you playing as photography student
Max Caulfield, who recently discovered
she has the ability to rewind time. – Oh, that’s cool. – (FBE) This game
is broken down into episodes, all through which the decisions
you make have actual consequences in the game.
– Okay. – (FBE) We’re going to have you play
all the way through, so you will actually experience
those consequences. – So it’s like you
get the good decision– and the good endings,
the bad endings. That means you can replay it
and get different endings, and it’s like the game’s
almost tailored to you and your decisions, you know,
and I think that’s super cool. If you make the right decision,
you’ll get the perfect fiction. If you make the wrong decision, then– – If you make the right decision,
you could capture someone dying. – (FBE) As we mentioned
in the gaming update video, because of the nature
of these branching narrative games, it’s impossible for the channel
to produce these videos in a coherent way
with multiple different playthroughs at the same time. Because of that,
we’re only seeing your experiences instead of combining it
with multiple playthroughs like we usually do.
– All right. You guys ready?
– The pressure’s on. We’d better make
some entertaining choices. – One, two, three, let’s go!
– (laughter) – Go team! – “Life is Strange
is a story based game that features player choice,
the consequences of all your in game actions
and decisions will impact past, present, and future. Choose wisely.” (nervously) Ooh. – Oh, what’s going on?
(thunder rumbling) Oh, it’s a thunderstorm.
Oh my god. The thing is vibrating.
– She’s on the floor. – Is that us?
Why are we on the floor? – Is this how she got her powers? Did she get struck by lightening? – (in surprise) Oh! Yo, we’re like a little emo kid. I like it. – (Max) Where am I?
– Oh no. – (Max) What’s happening?
(rain lashing) I’m trapped in a storm? How did I get here? – She doesn’t remember anything. – (Max) There’s the lighthouse. I’ll be safe if I can make it there. – All right.
– Let’s see. – (Max) Please let me make it there. – We’re totally gonna
get struck by lightening. – Whoa! Whoa!
Oh, it’s a tornado! – This is a hurricane. – What if I just stand here?
Would I die? Okay, what’s over here? We’re in Blackwell. – Try and go really left.
(lightening cracking) – Just keep going.
There you go. – (startled) Oh!
Cut scene, okay. My bad. – (Max) Holy shit. – Okay, so she just noticed
the giant whirlpool coming– – It’s a sharknado!
– (chuckling) That’s crazy.
That’d be so scary. Imagine that thing–
why are you waiting? Girl! (abruptly) Oh!
– Oh man. – Whoa! Whoa.
Oh, we dead. She– oh, nightmare. – (Max) That was so surreal. – (teacher) …famously called film
“little pieces of time”… – Oh, she’s in class now.
That was a dream. – (teacher) …talking about
photography, as he likely was. – (Max) Okay, I’m in class.
Everything’s cool. – But it wasn’t–
that must’ve been real. This is how the game ends,
and she rewinded time. – (Max) I didn’t fall asleep,
and that sure didn’t feel like a dream. Weird.
– (student #1) Diane Arbus. – (teacher) There you go, Victoria! And, frankly, it’s bullshit.
(shushing) Keep that to yourself. – (Max) I can’t believe
I still have this pencil case. – That’s so cute. – (Max) I should upgrade
to the 21st century. – No, girl.
– Take selfie? Shall we take a selfie?
– With the Polaroid? – Yeah.
– Yes. In class, though?
– Why not? – Oh, someone’s
gonna bully her for that. – (teacher) Too obvious?
– Ready? (Polaroid shutter snapping)
– (teacher shushing) I believe Max is taking
what you kids call a “selfie.” – Oh, just kidding.
Maybe we shouldn’t– – Oh, now the teacher’s bullying her? – (teacher) Max has a gift.
– Max has a gift? – (teacher) Of course,
as you all know, the photo portrait has
been popular since the early 1800s. – Okay, so that progressed the game, and we didn’t get to look at it. – (teacher) …selfie-expression. Sorry. I couldn’t resist. – Ah, he’s one of those teachers
who try to be a smartass. – (teacher) Now Max,
since you’ve captured our interest– – Goddamn it. I progressed the game! – (teacher) …please tell us the name
of the process that gave birth to the first self-portrait. – Uh, I don’t know.
– “You’re asking me?” – I feel like she’s
gonna introverted, like… (shyly) “You asking me?” – I don’t know. Let’s find out. – She’s like a little hipster girl. – (Max) You’re asking me?
– Oh, yeah. – Why are her eyes–
– She looks like she’s crying. – (teacher) You either
know this or not, Max. Is there anybody
here who knows their stuff? – (Victoria) Louis Daguerre…
– (groaning) This girl. – (Victoria) …created
“daguerreotypes,” a process that gave
portraits a sharp reflective style, like a mirror. Now you’re totally stuck
in the Retro Zone. Sad face.
– (mockingly) “Sad face.” – Shut up.
– (teacher) Very good, Victoria. (school bell ringing)
– Oh, there you go. All right.
– Cool. – I was like, “There’s
nothing else to do.” – “Everyday Heroes” contest. – (teacher) …San Franciso,
where you’ll be feted by– – Oh, so we already made
a bad decision. We got one upped by that chick. – I’m coming for her. (laughing) – (teacher) …don’t hide. I’m still waiting for your entry too. And, yes, Max–
– Oh, look at how she walks. – It just gives us motive to ruin her.
– Ooh! – (gasping)
– Steal it. Steal it. – Tablet, tablet, tablet.
– (Max) Victoria doesn’t waste a second kissing ass.
– Are we? Are we? Am I looking? – Let’s look at her notebook!
Look at the notebook. (laughing) – (Max) Even her schoolbooks
are gift-wrapped. I can’t believe she–
– Use the tablet. Use the tablet.
– (Max) I should’ve known. She’ll have better equipment
than Blackwell. – Oh.
– Talk to Kate. Kate looks like she’s down. – Kate was the one–
oh, a paper ball. Wait, let’s read the paper ball first.
– Look, okay. – (Max) Now I wish
I wouldn’t have read this. Purge.
– Her porn video? – That’s why she’s all upset now. Something obviously happened to her. – (teacher speaking in background)
– What does this say? Look. – (Max) Hmmm, this
might make a cool shot. – Take a photo. – Man, that’s a lame shot. – “Rachel Amber 4 Ever.” – I told you, she’s
leaning over the desk. Speak to him. – (Max) Excuse me, Mr. Jefferson,
can I talk to you for a moment? – She’s so cute and small. Ugh, Victoria’s such a bitch. – (Mr. Jefferson) I’d never let
one of photography’s future stars avoid handing in her picture. – Um…
– “Do I have to?” – Yeah, because I don’t think
we should lie because we have some.
– Yeah, we have one. We just need to push her
to turn it in. – (Max) I just don’t think
it’s that big a deal. – It’s an assignment. – (Mr. Jefferson) You’re
a better photographer than a liar. I know it’s a drag to hear
some old dude lecture you. – I want her to leave. I wouldn’t want to hand
in my picture with her there. – (Mr. Jefferson) …the world
is yours, blah, blah, blah, right? But you do have a gift. You have the fever to take images. – He thinks that she–
why are we so–? – Because Victoria drags her down. – I guess, but he’s pushing us up.
He’s a good teacher. – (Mr. Jefferson) That’s what separates
the artist from the amateur. – Artist from the amateur. – Oh, so are we not
gonna give him our–? – All right, I think we’re dipping.
– Bye-bye. – Let’s leave. Let’s leave this room. – Open. – (girl) You didn’t tell
me how cute I looked yet. – (boy) I was about to. – (Max) Welcome to the real world.
– (scoffing) You can’t tell me how cute–
– (overlapping speech) – (Max) I need a serious time out
in the bathroom. Splash water on my face
and make sure I don’t look like– – Why is this girl
just bitching about her–? – She’s so angsty and– what?!
– I love it! – “Dontnod Entertainment.” – She’s like one
of those hipster girls who makes me feel bad for her,
and I’m like, man. – Seth has no pity. – She’s like an angsty teen from
a coming-of-age movie, you know? – She’s the outcast. Look at this guy’s cool scarf, though. (flirtatiously) Evan!
– He’s definitely a hipster. – (Max) Evan doesn’t say much to me,
but his photos are very cool. – Oh my god. Which one’s hers? – Look, it’s red.
– (Max) …see inside my locker. – What does that mean?
– What? Is it clear? – (Max) I love that picture
of Mom and Dad. – Mr. Jefferson.
– Jack! – (Max) …you look
totally fabulous, as usual. – All right. – A poster.
Oh, it’s Halloween! – I don’t feel like
reliving high school right now. Do we have to go through the whole–
do we have to go through high school in this game?
– “Missing person”? – Oh. – (Max) Looks like
she’s been gone for months. – That’s important.
We’re gonna save her. – Where’s the restroom sign? – I feel like they’d have a sign.
– That’s men’s… so the other way’s the girl’s.
– There we go. ♪ (indie music) ♪
– I like the song. – Me too.
It’s very indie. – (Max) Nobody can see my meltdown.
– Oh my gosh. Here we go.
– She’s going to have a meltdown? Oh, honey, no.
– Girl. – Oh, she’s going to clean it.
Oh, maybe not. (Max sighing)
– All right. You good? She’s got little dogs–
– (Max) Just relax. Stop torturing yourself.
You have “a gift.” – Dude, it’s like– – Why didn’t she use
one of the pictures on her wall to submit instead of–
– (gasping) Girl, what are you doing? See, what I’m confused
about is it’s a class, right, and it’s an assignment.
– Some credit is better than no credit. – Oh, it’s a butterfly.
– Illuminati! – (Max) When a door opens…
– “I hate Victoria.” Same.
It’s a butterfly. – (Max) Okay, girl, you don’t get
a photo op like this every day. – Take a picture. – (mumbling) Photo.
(Polaroid shutter snapping) – (gasping) Turn it in! – Quick, quick, quick, quick, quick! (Polaroid shutter snapping)
– Yeah! – Turn it in. Turn it in. – Beautiful butterfly on a nice– – Wait, why is there a guy in here?
– Oh! – Huh?
– (Nathan to self) It’s cool, Nathan. (hyperventilating) Don’t stress.
Y-Y-You’re okay, bro. Just count to three.
– He’s having a breakdown. – (Nathan) Don’t be scared.
YOU own this school. If I wanted, I could blow it up.
(deranged chuckle) You’re the boss.
– (gasping) – This is real life shit, though.
– Oh! Are we–?
– (Nathan) So what do you want? – (punk girl) I hope
you checked the perimeter as my step-ass would say. Now–
– Oh my god! Are we gonna–?
Are we gonna–? Are we gonna take a photo
and then go back–? (gasping) Oh my god, wait.
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. – (punk girl) …poor little rich kid. I know you’ve been pumpin’ drugs
n’ shit to kids around here. – After this, I’m gonna
explain what I think is going on. – (punk girl) …help me out
if I went to them. Man, I can see the headlines now. – (Nathan) Leave them
out of this, bitch. – (punk girl) I can tell everybody
Nathan Prescott is a punk ass who begs like a little girl
and talks to himself– – (Nathan) You don’t know
who the [bleep] I am… – (all gasping) – Oh, he’s going to kill her
and then we’re gonna have to go back in time and then–
– (punk girl) Put that thing down! – (Nathan) Don’t
EVER tell me what to do. I’m so sick of people
trying to control me! – (punk girl) You are going
to get in hella more trouble for this than drugs. – (Nathan) Nobody would ever
even miss your punk ass, would they? – So are we gonna–
(gun shot) – (gasping)
– Yep, we’re gonna– we’re gonna go back
to the butterfly photo and then we’re
gonna save– (grumbling) – Butterfly Effect.
– (Rae and Mikaela) Oh! – (giggling and gasping)
– (Max) Whoa. What the [bleep]?
– She’s back in the classroom. Every time something happens– – (gasping) Every time
we take a picture, you can go back.
– Does she reset here? – Yeah.
– (Max) He shot that poor girl. I held up my hand,
and then I was back here. – Like the lighthouse,
she held up her hand when it was coming down to her. – (Max) And if Victoria’s phone rings. This is real.
(gasping) Shit! – No!
– (Max) Man, I cannot believe this. – (teacher) …captured
the human condition in black and white. – (Max) Okay, if I’m crazy,
I might as well go all the way. Can I actually reverse time? – Is she gonna go
to before she broke–? – (gasping) – Oh!
– Are we going all the way? – All the way.
– Dude, I’m vibrating right here. – Oh my gosh!
– Yeah, this is so– – (Max) I did it!
– Woo! – (Max) I actually did it. – It’s the moment,
the ah-ha moment! – Yeah, that’s so cool. – Take a selfie.
– Take a selfie. – (Max) Don’t freak out. – And then we’re
gonna know the answer. – (Mr. Jefferson) Why Arbus? – (Max) When I took my selfie,
Jefferson asked me a question. – Now she’s gonna know. – (Max) If he does again,
I’ll know this is for real. – (Mr. Jefferson) …what
you kids call a “selfie.” – Start hurting herself? Is she gonna start– her body
is gonna deteriorate or something? I don’t know. – Like, does it have a consequence? – Wait for the question, girl.
There we go. – (Mr. Jefferson) Since
you’ve captured our interest and clearly want
to join the conversation– – Why does he look
like Robert Downey Jr.? – Will we answer correctly, though? – Yeah.
– Yeah, why not, right? – Because I think we’ve all wanted
to do that in school once. – Oh, she’s–
– Oh my god. You had the chance.
– (sighing) So which one? – Okay, if we feel sick,
then he’s gonna send us to the nurse’s office,
not the bathroom. – Go to the bathroom.
– Bathroom. – (Max) I’m sorry, but
I really have to use the bathroom. – (Mr. Jefferson) Nice try, Max. But you’re not gonna
get away that easy. We can talk more after class. Is there anybody–
– (Max) Oh shit. Jefferson wants
to keep me after class. And I need time to save that girl.
– Fudge. – Did we already mess up? – (Victoria) …portraits
a sharp reflective style, like a mirror. Now you’re totally stuck
in the Retro Zone. – Yeah, but now she– yep.
What’s-her-face. – (Mr. Jefferson) Very good, Victoria. – (Max) What if I rewind again,
and give him the right answer? – Doing it. – (Mr. Jefferson) Max,
since you’ve captured our interest– – I feel like this
isn’t healthy for her body. – I feel like something’s
gonna happen. – There has to be repercussions.
– There has to be a consequence. – (Max) The Daguerrean Process,
invented by a French painter named Louis Daguerre…
– There we go, girl. – (Max) …around 1830. – (Mr. Jefferson) Somebody has been–
– You got that info! – (Mr. Jefferson) Nice work, Max.
– (Victoria scoffing) – (mocking Victoria)
She’s so annoying. (school bell ringing)
– There we go. Now let’s go.
– All right, book it. – (Max) You are not crazy. You are not dreaming. It’s time to be an everyday hero. – Should we talk
to her first really fast so she knows that she’s loved?
– Nah, screw it. – We talked to him, though. – Do we need to though?
– Nah, screw it. – Is the time gonna line up? – Oh man, this girl
is gonna be dead, guys. – We can rewind time, bro.
– Yeah. (laughing) – (Victoria) Excuse you. – (Mr. Jefferson)
No, Victoria, excuse us. I’d never let one
of photography’s future stars avoid handing in her picture.
– Cool. – “Not sure if I have one”
or “I’m not avoiding”? – “I’m not avoiding.” – (Max) I’m not avoiding, just… – (Mr. Jefferson) Biding time, waiting
for the elusive “right moment”? – (Max) Exactly. – (Mr. Jefferson) Max–
– Okay, so we talked to him, so he knows we’re gonna
turn in our assignment. We’re gonna bustle over
to the bathroom. – Life happens while you’re busy
making other plans. – (Mr. Jefferson) Go on now. – So, wait, we talked to everybody. We talked to so many people. Oh, heck yeah. Now we can go. – Yeah, but you
don’t want to do that run across the school. (laughing) – I forgot where– hold R2, thank you. – (Max) I can’t tell anybody.
They’ll think I’m crazy. – Let’s jog.
Time to jog. ♪ Do do do ♪ – What if she goes to the bathroom
and gets shot, though? – (Max) Okay, retrace every step.
– Butterfly. – Let’s take a picture
of him shooting her. – (laughter)
– Stop! – That’s a good picture. – (Max) Then the butterfly flew in.
– You shoot her. I’ll shoot you.
(Polaroid shutter snapping) – But that’s gonna be her. – (Nathan) Leave
them out of this, bitch. – (punk girl) I can tell everybody
Nathan Prescott is– – We’re gonna have a decision.
We’re gonna have a decision. – (punk girl) …talks to himself– – (Nathan) You don’t know
who the [bleep]– – But he has a gun,
so what if we pop out and he shoots us?
– I know. – (punk girl) What are you doing?
– Fire bell! Fire bell! – Aaah.
– Do it. Do it. Do it. – (Max) I need a hammer
to break it open. – Oh my god!
Elbow it, girl. – A hammer, a hammer.
Where is the hammer? – Oh my god.
– Cart. Cart. – Move it! Move it! – (Nathan) …miss
your punk ass, would they? – Uh, yes. Uh–
– Oh my god! (gun shot) Damn it!
– (Max) Shit, I can’t let this happen. – (grumbling) – (Max) If I can reverse
time again, I can help her. – “You are not affected by the rewind.” We are not affected by this. Okay, here.
– Go! Go! (glass shattering)
(fire bell wailing) – (Nathan) No way! – (punk girl) Don’t
EVER touch me again, freak! – We did it! (gasping)
– (Nathan) Another shitty day. (fire bell wailing)
– Get away. – (Max) That did not happen!
This cannot be real. – Pick up the picture if we can. Or else we’ll get caught, guaranteed. Oh, okay, we’re gonna get caught. – (Max) What the [bleep]–
– Go! Go! Go! Leave the bathroom.
– (Max) Do. Not. Freak. Out. (fire bell wailing) – (security) Hey,
do you hear that fire alarm? That means you should be outside. – (Max) I had to use the bathroom. – (security) Girls
always use that excuse. – (Max) Excuse for what? – (security) For
whatever you’re up to. Your face is covered in guilt. – (Max) The alarm tripped me out. – (security) Then trip
on out of here, Missy. Or are you hiding something? Huh? – (principal) Thank you, Mr. Madsen. The situation is under control. There’s no emergency here. Leave Miss Caulfield alone
and please turn off that alarm, since that’s your job.
– He said do your job. – Get rekt. – Let’s go talk to him.
– You better snitch, girl. You better snitch on that guy. He has a gun. – (principal) You
look a little stressed out. Are you okay? – (Max) I’m– I’m
just a little worried about– – Why isn’t she–? – Why wouldn’t she say,
“Hey, this guy has a gun.” – Uh, ’cause she’s
scared of getting shot? – But how would he know? – Yo, if you–
– If you see something, say something! – Okay, if you knew
there was a drug dealer who had the potential–
who almost just killed a girl, would you really–? – Report Nathan or hide the truth?
We’re reporting him! – Report him! – (tsking)
– Report him. – He’s not gonna know, though. – Because he can go shoot
someone later on, Seth. – Oh, but what if he thinks
it’s that girl with the blue hair and he murders her?
– (gasping) – Oh, do it! – I’m telling you guys,
always do the wrong thing. – If you see something,
say something, Seth. We made the right decision. – Because he was– remember
how he was talking to himself. He was like, “Oh, I could
shoot up the whole school.” – Yeah. – (principal) And one of Blackwell’s
most honored students, – Oh, he doesn’t believe us!
– (thumping table) – (principal) So what happened next? – (Max) Then– then he left. I ran out here,
wondering what to do. Are you going to bust him? – (principal)
This is a serious charge. – “I’ll look into the matter”?
No, you deal with it now! – No, but think about it. The private school
system’s so corrupt. They probably donate so much money, and they probably just, like–
– But safety is– – See, watch. Now he’s gonna be like,
“I heard you, uh, had a gun,” and then he’s gonna be like,
“What are you talking about?” – He’s gonna be like,
“Oh, it’s fine.” And then he’s gonna
come after us and be like, “Bah!” Or the other girl.
– So, wait. – “This icon means that
your action will have consequences.” – “You can rewind
it to change your future.” Should we rewind it?
– (indecisively) Oh gosh. – Just leave it.
– Okay, let’s leave it. Let’s leave it. Let’s go. – The life of one versus
the life of many, right? If he shoots up the school– – We saw something
and we said something. That’s it for today. We’ll be back soon
to play more Life is Strange. – Let us know in the comments
what other games you’d like to see us play. – Don’t forget to subscribe. New gaming episodes every week. – Hey, guys, I’m Zach,
a producer for the React channel. Thank you so much for watching,
and like we mentioned, we’re doing these
branching narrative games a little differently
so that we can bring you the content you guys want to see, so I hope you guys enjoy the series. See ya!