Life is Strange: Before the Storm doubles down on drama
Released through 2015, Life is Strange was a successful experiment in episodic gaming, thanks largely to its focus on narrative storytelling that pulled players from one segment to the next. The final, collected story digs into the secrets and trials of Max, a high school student who discovers she has the ability to rewind time.
At E3 2017, Square Enix and new developer Deck Nine Games announced a prequel, Life is Strange: Before the Storm. This time, the spotlight is refocused on fan-favorite character Chloe Price, and her years prior to her supporting role in the first title. Gone is Max, and with her, the time-traveling powers. In its place is a more linear story.
Showed behind closed doors at E3, a demo of Before the Storm suggests…