Gareth writes "Prequels are strange things. It’s like buying a book, reading the last page first and then ploughing through the book knowing what the ending is going to be. Yes there are interesting ways to tell a story from a different angle, and yes there are some good examples of it, like the new Planet Of The Apes movies for example. But the main problem is you know that the lead characters are not going to die.
So what happens if you change the lead, to instead see things focus on the best friend, filling in some of the gaps of that story at the same time? Well my friend, that’s what the new Life is Strange has done. But is it successful?"