Going into Life is Strange: Before the Storm, I was excited and apprehensive. When the original came out over two years ago it blew me away with its relatable themes, depth of choice and diverse, down to earth characters. Its whimsical and endearing nature made it one of my favourite gaming experiences and its roller coaster of a story had me back for more each episode.
Whether the new developers behind this prequel Deck Nine could replicate this feeling for the prequel, in a shorter format and in a story we already know the ending of, to the same standard of the original, was a fear I had. But after playing through episode 1 dubbed ‘Awake’, all my fears have disappeared without a trace.
Before the Storm follows Chloe Price, a sixteen year old teenager at high school, with a major chip on her shoulder and incredible wit to match. Who can beat most in an argument and put bluntly, doesn’t take shit from anyone.