Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part; standalone adventure set three years before the first game in the BAFTA award-winning franchise.
You play as sixteen-year old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success.
When Rachel learns a secret about her family that threatens to destroy her world, it is her newfound friendship with Chloe that gives her the strength to carry on.
No longer alone the girls must confron each other's demons and together, find a way to overcome them.
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I was a little wary going into this. Life is Strange is one of my favorite games and, with the different studio handling the development of this prequel and most of the voice actors being changed, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. I still went in cautiously optimistic. And boy did it blow my expectations out of the park! Life is Strange: Before the Storm captures everything I loved about the first game and showed me that time travel mechanics didn't make the first game what it was, the characters and story did. LiS:BtS focuses on Chloe's story some time after Max left and explores her relationship with the notorious Rachel Amber (not going to spoil anything but she also plays a part in the original game). Thanks to Ashly Burch's writing (she's Chloe's original voice actress), the game feels genuine, if sometimes a little clumsily written. As usual, the story is presented to you over a killer soundtrack which, while having similar vibes to the original's, also has a distinct punk vibe added to it which reflects Chloe's personality. All in all, a very competent attempt to recapture the Life is Strange feeling without just doing the same thing all over again. This makes me very hopeful for the sequel
First off, another great game from Dontnod. There are no magical powers this time, but it does not detract from the story or the gameplay. It was really refreshing to see what happened to Rachel Amber and see a lot more of Chloe. The new voice actor was good, but the old one will return in the true sequel. These games are just better in every way from the Telltale games. I want more of these types of games, but only if they are the quality of Life is Strange, Edith Finch, or Oxenfree.
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