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  • Summary: The two brothers continue their journey into the winter months & struggle against the cold. As Daniel gradually falls ill, Sean decides they must make their way to their distant grandparent’s house to recover. During their stay, they encounter next-door neighbor Chris, a young boy whoThe two brothers continue their journey into the winter months & struggle against the cold. As Daniel gradually falls ill, Sean decides they must make their way to their distant grandparent’s house to recover. During their stay, they encounter next-door neighbor Chris, a young boy who believes he is a superhero by the name of Captain Spirit. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 25, 2019
    95
    Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 is easily one of the best episodes in the franchise, a beautiful continuation of the story and an improvement on the first episode in almost every way.
  2. Feb 3, 2019
    93
    Savage, uncompromising road poetry. Every word spoken, every line of text written, every character portrayed, all painfully real. Kerouac would have been proud.
  3. Feb 6, 2019
    90
    Technically superior to the previous episode, and a strong second entry to the Diaz boys’ saga.
  4. Jan 24, 2019
    78
    This second episode is a step in the right direction. Some decisions are implemented really well, while some others are absolutely pointless and force you out of the path you chose to follow through the whole episode. Together with the lack of puzzles or superpower-based mechanics, this second season relies mostly on the story (and a really good one) to reach the player.
  5. Feb 4, 2019
    78
    A slump in a promising series, Episode 2 still contains emotional highs and thoughtful choices.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    75
    The second episode of Life is Strange 2 slows down a little bit. There is more focus on the characters, and finally the appearance of Captain Spirit.
  7. Mar 18, 2019
    60
    Life Is Strange 2: Episode 2 is a disappointment. While it contains a number of revelatory moments and a couple of scenes that pack real tension, thanks to its lousy pacing and absence of agency, only the most committed fans of this series are advised to pick it up. Here’s hoping Episode 3 picks up the pace.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. Jan 27, 2019
    10
    Wow! This is even better than the fist one. The story itself is still standing strong, but I'm especially surprised about how noticeable myWow! This is even better than the fist one. The story itself is still standing strong, but I'm especially surprised about how noticeable my actions impacted the story towards the end. The only thing I can complain about is the continuous mixed acting of the main character Sean. This is noticeable in the emotional scenes and I just think his reactions are a bit out of place and weird, but just a bit. This doesn't bother me that much tho. Still don't like that people are giving the title 0/10 solely because of the "racist" political messages. There is no more or less "extreme" political messages in this game than in like every movie ever. It's not hurting anyone and I must say one have to be kinda soft to get really offended by this.

    Overall enjoyed it. Waiting for next episode!
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  2. Mar 14, 2019
    10
    Life is Strange 2 is beautiful game which is binging on little details. The game scores with a dense atmosphere and a fantastic soundscape,Life is Strange 2 is beautiful game which is binging on little details. The game scores with a dense atmosphere and a fantastic soundscape, bringing you the immersion many other games promise but fail at delivering. It's the story of two young brothers who get in a bit of a pickle and have to overcome hardships on their trip to a better place. Episode 2 offers strong images and emotional ups and downs and reveals more of the boys secret and lets the player learn more of the family members. I personally had a blast playing through it and I can only hope for more immersive storytelling. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2019
    10
    I love Life is Strange 2 so far. The story is amazing, the decisions do have consequences. I couldn't ask for anything more. I actuallyI love Life is Strange 2 so far. The story is amazing, the decisions do have consequences. I couldn't ask for anything more. I actually love Life is Strange 2 the best out of the series. Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2019
    3
    Lacks everything that made the first game great! Boring 'road trip' story with annoying brat, every episode is in another place with differentLacks everything that made the first game great! Boring 'road trip' story with annoying brat, every episode is in another place with different characters, no build up. Their attempt at creating an emotionally gripping moment didn't work! By the time the next episode releases i will have forgotten about the previous one. Expand
  5. Feb 24, 2019
    3
    Weak story and oppression of minorities. Just as in episode 1. I do not understand who might like it.
  6. Mar 30, 2019
    1
    One I the most boring games I've ever played. Completely the opposite of the original Life is Strange series. Starting with a boring ideaOne I the most boring games I've ever played. Completely the opposite of the original Life is Strange series. Starting with a boring idea (super-powers were discovered and they must keep it super-secret - why? - so they are escaping). During escaping, they live a normal boring life so player has to search for things like a towel, have a bath, visit shops - the things everyone is doing everyday and hope to escape from by playing a game. Sometimes the player has a choice like selecting a Xmas present. He needs to chose wisely, because it later changes the 3D model given to Daniel. Unlike original series, no emotional bonds are created, no surprises. The game is so boring they should pay players for finishing it. It is sadly a loss of potential, because otherwise it is nice-done graphically, there are quite good animations and narrative, just the story and the whole idea is bad. :( Expand
  7. Feb 11, 2019
    0
    Ugly protagonists and no gay romance equals ZERO score. This game can't hold a candle to LiS1.

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