Chapter 1 | Episode 1: Chrysalis
After gaining back the control over the character move forward and go up the hill (it is the only possible way so it is impossible to get lost).
The game will show you the controls, so it is a good time to get to know the basic mechanics of the game.
your character comes back to life take a look around the surrounding.
You will find yourself in the classroom during the lecture, on your desk there will be some items which will need to be examined.
It is the next mechanic of the game, which will be introduced to you. The Look interaction relates to people or items, which the character will be able to comment on.
Use is an interaction relating to the items, which you can use to solve the mystery. Photo (take a photo) relates to the situations which are worth to be captured. Interactions are assigned to the collections, which you can find in your journal.
After you’ve had a look on the surrounding click on the camera and take selfie. After you’ve done that a professor Mark Jefferson will talk to you.
|1.) You’re asking me ?|
|2.) I did know…|
You can leave the classroom right after the conversation. But, before you leave, take a look at the surrounding and you will find some interesting things.
After leaving the classroom take a look around the hall and have a conversation with your peers.
After you’ve checked every corner of it go to ladies room. In the ladies room go to faucet and wash your face (Faucet – Use).
When a butterfly gets to the toilet get close to it and take a photo of it (butterfly – Take photo). After that watch a cut scene which will introduce you to the next mechanic of the game – travelling back in time.
After watching how Nathan kills the girl you will Wake up in the classroom again.
To reconstruct the plot you need to take a selfie again (camera – take selfie) and talk to professor Jefferson once more.
Both of the above answers will be incorrect so the game will show you a special icon in the top left corner. If you see one, it means that the game is giving you a possibility to travel back in time with all current knowledge that you have and to change the course of events.
The game will take you back to the conversation with Jefferson, but this time you will know the correct answer.
After giving the answer, the class will end. Go to Jefferson and talk to him and repeat the travelling back in time action.
During the conversation the game won’t give you the answer when you don’t know it, so you have to try to do something and only later you can rewind the time.
After the conversation with Jefferson get out of the classroom and go to the ladies room and help the girl.
When you get there do all the steps that you know already. To save the girl you need to use the alarm that is on the wall. In order to us it, you need to break the glass with a small hammer which is under the cart (Move).
After the interaction with the alarm and the homicide go back to the very beginning and the only action that you’ve made will be getting the hammer (otherwise you will not make it on time to save the girl).
After seeing the events you can move to the hall where the principle will be waiting for you.
During the conversation the game will give a choice, it is the first important choice in this episode.
After talking to the principle go to the door and go outside.
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After getting outsider look around.
You can talk to all of the peers and the teacher. In the middle you will find a statue, you can take a photo of it to your journal.
The teacher will be the first person to talk to, she will have a petition against the monitoring.
You can go either for Sign or against it Don’t Sign. Your decision will have a reflection in your later doings.
During the conversation with Brooke you will be able to get closer to her.
To do that you need to get closer to her bag pack and get an information about her drone.
You will need to choose a correct answer, That’s a HiFly Drone, to fly it and to get in touch with her.
It will be available only after you’ve acquired some information about it. If you started talking with Brooke before getting the information about the drone, you will need to travel back in time.
After talking to Brooke go and talk with Justin.
During the conversation with him you can gain some information to get closer to him.
It is enough to travel back in time and talk with him again. I came to Noseslide will be the correct answer. When Justin asks which trick you want his friend to show you, you can choose whichever answer you want.
Attention! If you want to take all the pictures needed to your journal, you will need to choose the Tre Flip answer. Next Justin’s friend will show you a trick and then he will fall, and then you will be able to take a picture of him.
The next person who you will have to get to know closer will be Daniel.
You will let him draw a picture, which he will, or won’t, post it later onto his website. That choice will reflect later in the future.
After talking to Daniel go to the last person Hayden.
To get closer to him and to get the access to his portfolio you need to answer the question.
The correct answer is Robert Capa. After a short exploration and short talks you can go to the dormitory.
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After getting there go and talk with Victoria.
You will find out that she won’t let you in. Therefore, you need to come up with a plan how to get her out of the stairs.
Go left where you will find a door to a small closet. You’ll be able to turn up the water-sprinkles when the time comes.
Next go back to Victoria and make an interaction with the bucket of paint. When the janitor takes the bucket upstairs go to the water-sprinkles and turn them up.
After getting to the dormitory you will see Victoria covered with paint and the game will give you a choice.
- MAKE FUN OF – Make fun of her and take a photo of her (just as she did with you)
- COMFORT HER – Make her feel better
That choice will have serious consequences in the future.
After getting to the dormitory look around the hall.
You need to get to the end of it and then turn right to get to your room. When you get there you can make an interaction with some objects to get the Max comment.
To move the plot forward go to the desk and use the yellow card (it is right next to the laptop). You will find out that your friend has your flash drive Flash.
Go to the hall and towards the main door, where you will find Juliet. She will lock up your friend, who took your flash drive and you will have to help her. She was accused of “sexting” with Juliet’s boyfriend, also you will find out that she Got that information from Victoria.
To clear Dany of charges you need to go to Victoria’s room and find some evidence.
After getting into Victoria’s room take a look to the right, where you will see some pictures of her.
If you want to get the access to all of the pictures in the journal you need to mix them and capture that moment.
In the laptop there is the evidence that Dany is innocent. To take it you need to print the e-mail and take it with you. When you’ve done that go back to Juliet and choose Juliet – E-mail to give her the document.
After getting to Dany’s room you can talk with her.
After the conversation take the USB out of the laptop. Having the flash drive you can go to the parking, where Warren is waiting for you.
Go out of the dormitory, outside you will see Alyssa who is sitting on the bench, and Logan who is throwing a ball at her. To save Alyssa from that you can get close to her, travel back in time to the very beginning of that situation and warn her (Alyssa – Warn).
Logan will break the windowpane, you can take a photo of that to your journal. Go to the broken windowpane and take a photo (Window – Photo). Next go to the gate, where you will see a strange situation.
You will see security guard who is mistreating Kate. You can either intervene (Intervene) or take a photo. Whichever you choose go towards the steps to get to the parking.
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After getting to the parking go left, where you will find a van. Take a look onto its side window, you can write something on it.
Next take a photo of it (Window – Take Photo). Then go to Warren and talk to him.
Nathan (the same Guy who had a gun in the ladies room) will attack you during your conversation with Warren.
He will ask you about what you’ve told the principle, only if you told him the truth.
Warren will attack Nathan Turing your conversation with him, and you will be saved by Chloe, the same girl who you saved in the ladies room. You will talk over what happened in the car.
Chloe will not be happy with any of the answers after this dialog. You can o back in time to the beginning of it to chose the correct answer. The forth answer – I Take Photos is the correct one.
Chloe will ask you to find a CD and turn on the music.
You will find it in the box seen on the picture. After taking it out of the box, some other items will fall out of it, the photo of Rachel Amber being one of them.
Next go to the right wall in the place of the TV you will find the surge strip. Turn it on to get the power to the music centre. Next go to stereo and choose the HiFi – CD option to turn on the music for Chloe.
After turning the music on Chloe will let you go downstairs and search for some tools, that will help to mend your camera.
Before you do that, though, you can check on the different rooms around to get the Max comments.
There you will find out that Chloe’s stepfather is the security guard from school, also you will get the opportunity to save a bird on a sill. After you’ve searched every corner of that floor go downstairs to the garage. Here, again you can look around other places to get the Max comment.
When you get to the garage go to the cabinet on the right hand side and get the access to the files (Files – Use).
The documents will fall onto a stain of oil, therefore, you need to go back in time in order not to leave any tracks. Before you do that though, check what’s in the file.
Then go to the left side and open a right cabinet. You will find a TV in it, and also you will discover that the Chloe’s house is constantly monitored by her stepfather.
To get the access to the tools go to the washing machine on the left hand side and turn it on. The tools will fall on the floor and under the cabinet, so go back in time to the suitable moment, and before you turn on the washing machine, take a look down and use a cartoon which is over there (Push).
Next you can turn on the washing machine and this time you’ll get a full access to the tools. Get them and go to Chloe’s room, go to the desk and use the tools (Use). Next you’ll have a short conversation with Chloe.
After you finished talking Chloe will turn the volume up and she will ask you to take a photo of her.
Get closer to her and choose the option (Chloe – Take Photo). Chloe’s stepfather will get back home during that party, and he will try to get to her room. Your main task is to find a hiding place.
If not the story will go as it follows, her stepfather will the marihuana and you will face a serious dilemma.
- BLAME CHLOE – You put the blade on Chloe and save yourself from the consequences
- TAKE THE BLAME – You take the blame on yourself and you will see the consequences in the future
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After making that decision you need to leave Chloe’s house.
Go to the window and sneak out of there before her step father notices you. After you gain the control over your character you will find yourself in the same place as you were in your dream at the beginning of the game.
Before you go up turn back and go to the beginning of the place. There you will find a bird on a rock, which is in the middle of the road. Take a photo to your collection.
Next go up the hill. Before you talk to Chloe stand behind her back and take the second photo of her. You can also look around to get some additional Max comments. Whenever you are ready, sit beside Chloe and talk to her (Chloe – Speak).
During the conversation you will be surprised, and it won’t be a nice surprise.
You’ll go back to your nightmare from the beginning of the game. You need to go to the upper floor, next to the lighthouse. This time, be very careful not to get hit by rocks and trees.
Go right to miss the first obstacle. After few steps into the road the tree will fall. To go pass it you need to get as close to it as possible and go back in time.
That way, you’ll have some time to pass it. Go up and try to pass all the obstacles by. If you won’t do it on time you can go back in time and try again.
Go to the picture seen on the screen and get t he access to the newspaper which is over there (Newspaper – Use). In that way you will end the first episode of the Life is Strange game.