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 218 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 84 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 73 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, Xbox One. 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 Xbox One 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 born. 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 – Deluxe Edition. It takes place before the events from the prequel and it 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 Xbox One are presented by using 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 features pastel colors. The title also features exclusively composed soundtrack.

Misc.

Although Ashly Burch, who was Chloe’s voice actor, no longer plays her role, 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 Chloe and David

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Chloe and David | 9:31

Kolejny fragment rozgrywki z pierwszego epizodu Life is Strange: Before the Storm.