"Out of Time" is the second episode of Life is Strange. The episode was released March 24, 2015 and is available on PC, Mac, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. An unfinished version of Episode 2 had been leaked in February 2015.
Max Caulfield tries to convince Chloe Price that she can rewind time but starts to suspect that her power may not last forever. Meanwhile, Kate Marsh tries to deal with the public shame over a viral video that was leaked and shared around the students of Blackwell.
- Girls' Dormitories
- Dormitories - Morning
- Main Campus - Morning
- Main Campus - Before Class
- High School
- Principal's Office
- Main Campus - With Warren Graham
- Kate Marsh (Determinant) - Kate isn't able to take the constant humiliation anymore and tries to end her life by jumping off of the dormitory roof. It's up to Max to stop her, but it's not guaranteed to be successful.
- Chloe Price (Pre-Rewind) - Max uses her rewind power to save Chloe twice in the Episode.
- While playing with David's gun in the junkyard, Chloe will accidentally shoot herself if she shoots the bumper of an old car, forcing Max to rewind.
- When Chloe's foot gets stuck in the tracks, Max must rewind when the oncoming train gets too close to prevent it from running over Chloe and buy herself more time to free her.
Licensed Soundtrack Edit
- Main article: Soundtrack (Life is Strange)
- "Something Good" - Alt-J (Max wakes up in her room the day after "Chrysalis")
- "Naughty" - William Davies, Edward Nutbrown, Charles Nutbrown, Tajh Abdulsamad (Dana's room)
- "What a Day" - Barrie Gledden, Chris Bussey, Steve Dymond (Dana's room)
- "Save the World" - Barrie Gledden, Chris Bussey, Steve Dymond (Dana's room)
- "Crosses" - José González (bus drive to the Two Whales Diner)
- "Mt. Washington" - Local Natives (Max and Warren together on the campus and the eclipse occurs, ending scene)
- Out of Time has the same Metascore as the previous episode Chrysalis of 77 and a User Score of 8.7.
- IGN gave it a good 7.0 calling it a good step in the right direction after the last episode, criticizing the writing and voice-over.
There are twelve achievements the player can earn on Steam, PlayStation or Xbox.
|Field Of View |
Take optional photo #1 in Episode 2: Out Of Time
|Full Exposure |
Take optional photo #2 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Take optional photo #3 in Episode 2: Out of Time
|Image Stabilizer |
Take optional photo #4 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Take optional photo #5 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Take optional photo #6 in Episode 2: Out of Time
|Dynamic Range |
Take optional photo #7 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Take optional photo #8 in Episode 2: Out of Time
|Meter Made |
Take optional photo #9 in Episode 2: Out of Time
|Resolution Revolution |
Take optional photo #10 in Episode 2: Out of Time
|Lab Master |
Take all optional photos in Episode 2: Out of Time
|Out of Time |
Finish Episode 2: Out of Time
Leaked Build Edit
An unfinished version of the second episode had been leaked prior to its aimed release, which contained altered and unused dialogue choices.
- Main article: Out of Time (Leaked Build)
- Upon the release of "Out of Time", international hotlines were provided by DONTNOD Entertainment for anyone who may be (or may have been) affected by any of the issues in Life Is Strange, and especially those in "Out of Time" that addressed bullying, harassment or suicidal thoughts. The link is here.
- The website link that Victoria Chase writes on the bathroom mirror, "katesvid.com", is a real link to a blog with a banner that tells you to "Check out Kate's tongue record!" and a single header of "Kate at the Vortex Club!!!". The video cannot be viewed as it bears the message that it was "removed by the user", linking to the fact that Victoria took the video down after Kate's suicide attempt.
- The episode was originally titled, "Episode 2: Time Out".
- In Dana's room, Max can look at the roller blades in the corner and make a comment that she wanted to be a Derby Girl, but Derby Girls wear roller skates, not in-liners.
- When Max gets dressed in this episode, she says that Einstein had the "same exact suit for every day of the week". This is an indirect reference to the characters in the game that have the same outfits with different skins.
- Chloe and Max re-enact the railroad scene from the coming of age film Stand by Me. Writer Jean-Luc confirmed the reference on Facebook adding that it's one of his favorite films.
- Max mentions American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac when explaining the attraction of train tracks to Chloe.
- The quote "maybe she doth protest too much" by Mr. Jefferson to Max during their conversation about Kate at the Art Lab refers to the quote "the lady who doth protest too much, methinks" from the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare.
- Square Enix's blog played an April Fools' prank by advertising a Lisa plant as official Life is Strange merchandise.
- Gaming website Destructoid reported on February 26, 2015 that "Out of Time" had been delayed, due to being under the impression that episodes were being released exactly six weeks apart from each other, but DONTNOD Entertainment reported that things were still on schedule for the episode to be released near the end of March.
- A hands-on demo of the beginning of the second episode was made available at Pax East on March 6, 2015 during the Life is Strange panel, "What if: An Insiders Look at Life is Strange".
- On March 14, 2015 at Eurogamer's EGX Rezzed, DONTNOD Entertainment revealed a fifteen-minute look at the second episode's opening.
- The locomotive in the junkyard and in the second "Save Chloe" scene is of an indeterminate type. Due to the flared radiators on the back, placement of the air reservoirs above the fuel tank, the placement and size of the dustbin vent and hatch, the placement of the radiator fans, presence of HTCS trucks, and the overall length, we can assume the base is an EMD SD70M-2, SD70Ace, or SD80MAC (the biggest detail being the flared radiators). However, the nose's design is probably based on a GE 8-40B. The aforementioned locomotives are only found in Oregon through class 1 railroads such as BNSF and UP, as no class 2 or 3 railroads in Oregon own said locomotives. The railroad "Oregon Rail" bolstered by the locomotive is also fictitious with design elements similar to the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad. The couplings of the locomotive are Scharfenbergkupplungen, a type of coupling used all over the word for high speed trains. This type of coupling is, however, not used in America. The railcars pulled by the locomotive are a type of stake car found exclusively in Germany and Austria. American railcars never have less than 4 axles and are always on rotating trucks, usually with coil springs. The couplings on the railcars do not match the ones on the locomotive and appear to just be a piece of metal.
- The audio files for Episode 3 contain a file called "VO_E3_6B.STM_pck-0000000043", featuring Officer Berry's voice: "Since you know so much about episode 2, maybe you should tell me what's going on? I sure hope you're not proud of yourself for playing a leaked, incomplete game, and, if you do it again, next time you roll through Arcadia Bay might be your last time. Choose wisely." This is probably related due to the leak of "Out of Time" before release.
- A game texture reveals that Max's phone alarm was set to wake her up at 8:00 am, which she snoozes. However, this alarm screen isn't shown in the game, perhaps due to the inconsistency, it would create when Max receives a text from Chloe as soon as she gets out of her bed, because the timestamp on Chloe's initial text reads 7:34 am.
- The "Theory, Paradoxes & Possibilities" book seen on the floor of Max's room in this episode could perhaps be based on a 2013 online article about time travel, which is titled, "Time Travel: Theories, Paradoxes & Possibilities". (The two white lines that sit above the "Theory, Paradoxes & Possibilities" title on Max's book could be an artistic representation of the two words, "time travel", as the text is commonly represented on the game textures by way of bars and squiggles.)
- A robbery scene was planned in the very early stages of writing. Chloe has an idea to do a robbery to test Max's powers and the robbery would have happened around the place where we now have the diner and junkyard scenes (when Chloe has David's gun). It was written for the very beginning of the Max and Chloe relationship to show them just having fun with the power, but the diner and junkyard scenes were a better way to present the same idea. The robbery would have addressed the topic of stealing, but this is presented at a later point in the game when Chloe wants to take the money in the principal’s office.