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  • Summary: Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part standalone story adventure set three years before the events of the first game. This time play as Chloe Price, a rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber in dramatic new story in the BAFTA award winning franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Sep 11, 2017
    92
    I really couldn't be happier with what we've been given. Deck Nine gets Life is Strange, but more than that, it capitalizes on the material to make it even better. By the end of this first episode, I was not only awe-struck, but a little misty. Completely blown away by the sheer quantity (four hours!) and quality of this first episode, I absolutely cannot wait for the next two installments in this three-episode series. I may know what's going to happen, but it's all about the details. This is more than a love letter — it's a brewing tempest of adolescent insight.
  2. Jan 3, 2018
    87
    Before the Storm is a great prequel that manages to capture the essence of what Life is Strange is. With great characters, a beautiful story, the typical atmosphere and fantastic music this installment sometimes even surpasses the first game.
  3. Jan 16, 2018
    81
    The writing is good enough, and the dialogue is acted well enough (especially by Rhianna DeVries as Chloe), that Before the Storm is a worthwhile experience. As an adult male, I’m probably about as far away from the game’s target demographic as one can get, and yet I still enjoyed it more than I didn’t. So if you were a fan of the first game and you want to learn more about its world and its characters, then you should definitely check out Before the Storm. But if you haven’t played Life is Strange yet, then I’d recommend you try that game first and then proceed from there.
  4. Dec 20, 2017
    80
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a masterful prequel, then.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 2, 2018
    74
    Before the Storm doesn’t feel like a proper prequel – it’s too short for that. For example, Rachel-Chloe relationship progresses too quickly and smoothly, they didn’t even have a big quarrel. Sure, writers did show just how much Rachel meant for Chloe, and we did get some nice family drama, but Rachel’s eventual disappearance and events that led to it are completely sidestepped, leaving kind of an empty feeling. [Issue#226, p.42]
  6. Feb 18, 2018
    70
    Experience consisting of one very good, one excellent and one weaker episode. Somebody could be annoyed by obvious similarities to its predecessor, but catchy narratives and great characters dismiss these complaints. We grief just the oddly vague ending.
  7. Jan 29, 2018
    40
    Very self-aware of being a prequel to a bestseller, Before the Storm puts fan service and farfetched melodrama above cohesive storytelling, resulting in a superficial and disappointing experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 109
  2. Negative: 14 out of 109
  1. Mar 10, 2018
    10
    This is not a game, this is art, people need to stop comparing this game with the previous, both games are masterpieces in their own way
  2. Dec 1, 2020
    10
    Amazing plot! awesome game! amazing emotions! beloved! awesome! more projects like this are needed! very soulful!
  3. Aug 28, 2020
    10
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    +Story
    +Gameplay
    + Rachel and Chloe
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  4. Feb 17, 2020
    8
    Сначала я думал "А зачем мне в это играть?", но после прохождления понял зачем. Игра хорошая, особенно музыкой из 1 эпизода в меню (наверноеСначала я думал "А зачем мне в это играть?", но после прохождления понял зачем. Игра хорошая, особенно музыкой из 1 эпизода в меню (наверное лучшая за lis и lis bts). Все флешбеки кошмары Хлои связанные с Отцом просто 10/10, ты прямо проникаешься историей и понимаешь Хлою и почему она станет такой "непослушной" в lis. Минус лично для меня, это крик Эмбер в конце 1 эпизода, зачем его надо было таким делать? глухой в конце чтоли доделывал игру:) Ну а так 8/10, почему 8? а хрен его знает, игру проходил давно и решил сейчас рецуху написать по старой памяти и почему у меня выстраивается оценка 8 и все... Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2018
    8
    A good script, but really with little news regarding the original delivery.
    Of course, the effort that makes this video game so that you
    A good script, but really with little news regarding the original delivery.
    Of course, the effort that makes this video game so that you finally get attached to Chloe is worth celebrating.
    The extra episode "Goodbye" is 10.
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  6. Apr 8, 2020
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Two great episodes followed by a disappointing third. There are clear signs of the finale being rushed and/or reworked late into the development, with threats being resolved off-screen, Sara's OD coming to absolutely nothing, Sara doing an uncharacteristic 180 on her motivation to see Rachel despite prior years of efforts to do so, etc. The soundtrack is brilliant, the highlights for me were Daughter's songs "Flaws", "Youth" and "Burn It Down". The dream sequences were particularly interesting. Expand
  7. Apr 26, 2022
    0
    Шлак редкостный. С оригинальной игрой и рядом не валялась. Игру превратили в кучу унылых тупых диалогов, которые хочется побыстрее пропустить.Шлак редкостный. С оригинальной игрой и рядом не валялась. Игру превратили в кучу унылых тупых диалогов, которые хочется побыстрее пропустить.

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