Life is Strange: Before the Storm

A prequel to Life is Strange – an episodic adventure game developed by DONTNOD Entertainment. The new title was developed by Deck Nine Games and it enables the player to assume the role of Chloe Price, a character well known from the original game. The story presents how the protagonist met Rachel Amber and how the strong bond between two teenagers was born. It is worth mentioning that Chloe has no special abilities – this means that the choices made during the game cannot be changed. Life is Strange: Before the Storm focuses on gradually revealing pieces of the story and making various decisions that impact the plot. All other aspects of the game, like exploration, interactions with NPC and riddle solving, are secondary to the above mentioned elements. Similarly to the first entry in the series, the game has expressive graphics that features pastel colors.

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PC / Windows
Game Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PC) Cover
Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Life is Strange: Before the Storm | PC

Adventure, TPP, point-and-click, episodic

Companies responsible for Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Deck Nine/Idol Minds | game developer

Square-Enix | publisher   Official website

Life is Strange: Before the Storm release date for PC:

game language:
English

31 August 2017 | Worldwide

31 August 2017 | Europe

31 August 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 241 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4) Cover
Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Life is Strange: Before the Storm | PS4

Adventure, TPP, point-and-click, episodic

Companies responsible for Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Deck Nine/Idol Minds | game developer

Square-Enix | publisher   Official website

Life is Strange: Before the Storm release date for PS4:

game language:
English

31 August 2017 | Worldwide

31 August 2017 | Europe PAL

31 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 87 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Life is Strange: Before the Storm (XONE) Cover
Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Life is Strange: Before the Storm | XBOX ONE

Adventure, TPP, point-and-click, episodic

Companies responsible for Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Deck Nine/Idol Minds | game developer

Square-Enix | publisher   Official website

Life is Strange: Before the Storm release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

31 August 2017 | Worldwide

31 August 2017 | Europe PAL

31 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.7 / 10 calculated out of 77 players' votes.  

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a prequel to the very well received Life is Strange – an episodic adventure game developed by DONTNOD Entertainment. Before the Storm was published by Square Enix on, among other platforms, PlayStation 4. Because the creators of the original game were busy working on a full-fledged sequel to the series, this title was developed by another studio, called Deck Nine Games.

Plot

Life is Strange: Before the Storm for PlayStation 4 takes place before the events shown in the first entry in the series. The main protagonist is Chloe Price, a character well known from the original title. The story focuses on the events during which she met Rachel Amber. It presents how the bond between the girls was conceived. Since the female protagonist has no special abilities, the decisions the player makes are much more important than in first Life is Strange – they cannot be changed afterwards.

The title was divided into three episodes. An additional, fourth episode called Farewell is available only for players who bought a special version of the game – the Deluxe Edition. It takes place before the events from the prequel and enables the player to play one last time as Max Caulfield – the main protagonist of the first game.

Mechanics

The events presented in Life is Strange: Before the Storm for PlayStation 4 are presented via a third-person perspective. The game focuses on gradually revealing pieces of the story and letting the player to make various decisions. These decisions have great impact on the story and the finale of the adventure. All other gameplay mechanics, including exploration, interactions with NPCs and riddle solving, are secondary to the storytelling.

Technical aspects

Similarly to the original game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm has expressive graphics that feature pastel hues. The title also features a composed soundtrack.

Misc.

Ashly Burch, who was Chloe’s voice actor, no longer plays her role, but she participated in the development of the game as one of the screenwriters. The protagonist will speak with the voice of Rhianna DeVries.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode #2 Trailer

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Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Game Guide

game guide 09 June 2017

The guide for Life is Strange: Before the Storm describes all episodes. Detailed walkthrough and lists of all important choices with consequences will help You in your journey. We didn't forget about all key decisions and consequences.