Life Is Strange was a relatively low key experiment by DontNod Entertainment, whose previous projects included the first person shooter Remember Me. The five episode series focused on the journey of a young college student named Max Caulfield, who received the ability to rewind time at the same time she reunited with her childhood friend Chloe Price. It became one of the most critically acclaimed adventure games in 2015, receiving several awards for its voice acting, gameplay and well written narrative. It was no surprise to hear that another entry in the series had been greenlit, although many fans were surprised to hear that the game would be a prequel. Life Is Strange: Before The Storm focuses on the journey of sixteen year old Chloe, shortly after the tragic demise of her beloved father.
The development of Before The Storm has been handled by Deck Nine Games, who have previously worked on the HD remasters of Ratchet and Clank for the PlayStation 3. In this case, the change in developer is not a cause for concern, as Deck Nine have created an experience that matches, and sometimes surpasses the original source material. The prequel series is split into three episodes, each of them showing the player a specific time frame in Chloe’s life, with several overreaching story threads connecting them all together.