I checked out a few videos on youtube to check out how some scenes played differently and I realized my game was glitched from when I enter the barn all the way to the final confrontation. I thought it was strange that I could barely see anything in the barn, but I figured it was because the door was closed behind them.
After escaping the locker you deal with the brother and talk to the person you saved in episode one I could barley see them and the cornfield they were in. On the approach to the house the same darkness kept the house exterior and interior barely visible. The same kind of thing happened during the fight.
It's not my brightness settings because when I increase it all the way to 10 the trees in the menu screen start to look washed out. Has anyone else run into this? It's appeared in both of my playthroughs.