Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a downloadable graphical adventure game that is the prequel to highly acclaimed Life Is Strange. The player plays as Chloe Price, a sixteen-year-old character. The game tells the story of how she met Rachel Amber, the girl who also appeared in the previous game. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm was created by DONTNOD Entertainment studio known also for Remember Me or Vampyr. As in the first part, the game is divided into episodes. In this case, three of them were announced: Awake, Brave New World and Hell Is Empty. The owners of the Collector’s Edition will also gain access to the bonus episode called Farewell in which they will play as the protagonist from Life Is Strange Max Caulfield. The title was released on August 31, 2017, and is available on PCs, as well as Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One consoles.
How to Download Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
You can download the game from the Steam platform. If you like the game, read also our review of Life is Strange 2.
Who Is the Character We Play?
The storyline focuses on the events of the first Life Is Strange. The player will play as Chloe Price, the girl who was one of the characters from the original game. During the game, we will get to know the story of her relationship with Rachel Amber and get very deep into what connects the two girls. The game, once again, puts a lot of emphasis on the choices we make. This time the main character does not have supernatural abilities, that allow us to rewind time and change our decisions. Therefore each choice will have a major impact on the course of the story.
The Graphics and the Mechanics of the Game
The mechanics of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm are, not surprisingly, just like what have experienced in the original. The characters are observed from the third-person perspective, and the game will focus on the gradual discovery of a mystery. Our choices and decisions will again have a significant impact on the course of the game and the ending. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, by many, is called a walking simulator of walking, and to some extent, it’s true as the world’s exploration, and interaction with the side characters, will be what the player will have to do most of the time.
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm shows the world in pastel colors and thus creates a unique dreamy atmosphere. The game is spiced up with a climatic soundtrack composed specifically for the purposes of this production by the folk group Daughter from England. The game runs on Unreal Engine 4 and this is usually synonymous with high-quality visuals.
We can’t help comparing Life Is Strange games to productions of Telltale Games. The way the games are played out and the way they are divided into episodes are very similar. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm has a lot to do with The Walking Dead series, The Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones. Despite these similarities, the gameplay in the DONTNOD Entertainment’s title is much less linear, and the decisions we make actually do affect the story development.