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News video games 26 January 2022, 14:07

author: Michael Zegar

Life is Strange Remastered Collection Gameplay and Visual Comparison

The first official gameplay from Life is Strange Remastered Collection has hit the web. What's more, a visual comparison with the originals was also presented.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • Life is Strange Remastered Collection has received an official gameplay video;
  • It presents the first five minutes of the refreshed version of the first game;
  • The second video was also shown, showing a visual comparison with the originals on the example of cut-scenes.

The immortal trio of Max, Chloe and Amber will return in just six days with Life is Strange Remastered Collection. The remastered set includes both a refreshed version of the original Life is Strange and its prequel, titled Life is Strange: Before the Storm. The first official gameplay from the Remastered Collection has appeared in the web, showing fragments of the initial five minutes of the first game.

One of the outstanding aspects of the Life is Strange series is its unique, eye-catching visuals. The first two games are no exception in this regard and still - despite being few years old - impress with their visuals. Whether they really needed remasters remains a subjective issue.

Changes in Remastered Collection included increased texture resolution, a new lighting system, and improved appearance of characters and environmental elements. There are also completely new animations and facial expressions. The whole game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 - as opposed to the original, which ran on the third generation of this engine (2017's Before the Storm was instead designed on Unity).

Therefore, this is the perfect opportunity for new players to catch up with this classic and get carried away by the twisted universe of Life is Strange. Familiar characters, a unique atmosphere, and an otherworldly soundtrack are likely to be enough to make many devoted fans of the series eager to revisit the seaside town of Arcadia Bay.

However, if you believe that "nothing ever happens the same way twice" and you'd rather skip the remaster, maybe you could be interested in the latest installment of the series, titled Life is Strange: True Colors, which met with a relly warm reception by players (on Steam 88% of reviews are positive).

It is also worth noting that the refresh will include an additional episode titled Farewell, which was originally included in LiS: Before the Storm's Deluxe Edition. Life is Strange Remastered Collection will launch on February 1 on PC, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Xbox One, PS4 and Google Stadia. A Nintendo Switch port should be released later this year.

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