Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads starts with a long cut-scene, which provides an introduction to the story. The game is full of choices and things you can explore, but few of them have any influence on the plot. After the first dialogues (with Lyla and deciding who in the house will get the chocolate bar) you have a free hand to visit the house, but above all to collect the things needed for the party. These are:
- Food and drinks.
Go downstairs to the basement: in front you will find blankets - an item from the list. Now go to the side room (garage), where your father will ask you to give him a wrench: give him the second one, lying next to the engine of the vehicle. Then a longer dialogue will develop: Sean needs money - when your father asks you what do you need the money for you can choose the following options:
- "Yeah, probably..." - you will receive 40$,
- "Just Halloween stuff..." - you will receive 20$.
This choice will become important later in the game, because the money can be used in shops, vending machines and influence your relation with your brother.
Return upstairs. From the hanging cabinet in the kitchen you can collect cakes, sweets or chips. And from the fridge: beer or carbonated drinks. It doesn't matter what you choose. These items will only appear in cutscenes but will not affect the interaction.
That's all for the items needed for the party. It's also worth going into Sean's room next to the bathroom before storing items in your backpack. You'll find some extra items that may be useful:
- Desk drawer - weed pipe;
- Yellow night cabinet - condoms (you'll find them after you move the books).
Don't forget to sit on the red pouffe in the corner of the room to make a sketch - these are also the images you acquire to your collection, and for making a sketch you will unlock the Sketchy trophy (there are also other places to make drawings if you miss this place). First hold down the action key to focus on the surroundings and memorize the sketch, then look at the sheet of paper, hold down the action key again and quickly move the stick/mouse to complete the picture.
Finally, pack all the gathered items into your backpack at the front door.
Proceed by returning to your room and powering up your laptop - now you have the option "Call Lyla". During the conversation with Lyla you can make several side interactions, like making a drawing on a sheet of paper. The conversation will stop when Lyla tells you to check Jenn's profile on your computer - click on your laptop.
The rest of the game will start when you look out of the window, where you see Daniel in trouble... At this point you will face a more important story choice - these are unavoidable and you always have to make a decision, but you do not have to rush with it. There are two options:
- Question Daniel;
- Confront Brett.
Both choices lead to the same scene, and the ending of the first chapter.