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Note: My review is partly a review and partly a "what happened in this episode" summary. This is also my first review so don't expect award winning writing here. :) Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 left off on a shocking cliffhanger that left you wanting to find out what would happen next; the ending left you wanting to know what would happen to Sean's eye and where was Daniel. Episode 4, however, just doesn't feel like it was as good as the previous episode. Episode 4 starts off with Sean waking up in a hospital bed and his damaged eye covered with gauze. Joey, a doctor/nurse comes in to check up on Sean and goes through some tests with Sean. A Special Agent by the name of Flores comes in to talk to Sean and asks him a few questions about what happened at the drug farm he and some of the others who worked at the drug farm were found unconscious and hurt at. Sean asks Flores if they've found Daniel yet and she says they may have some leads as to where he is, but that they still haven't found him.
Joey comes back in after Flores leaves and talks to Sean a bit more and tells Sean how to take care of his (removed) eye. After they talk, he leaves a towel on a table for Sean. Sean finds his sketch book in the towel and a note left by Jacob, a friend of Sean's that was one of the workers at the drug farm. Jacob took care of Daniel while Sean was in the hospital and says Daniel is at Haven Point, Nevada, so Sean decides to sneak out of the hospital at night. Sean manages to sneak out of the hospital, hotwire a car and escape.
Sean then drives to Haven Point and after he drives for a while, he stops at the side of the road so he can sleep. Sean, however, is woken up to a man and a younger man knocking on the car. They tell Sean that he's on their properly but the older man doesn't take kindly to Sean and is racist towards him. While I get what the developers are trying to show in this little piece of episode 4 and agree that the racism Sean was recieveing was not right, the moment fell a bit flat for me. Nothing else happens as a result of this encounter in the rest of the episode which makes it feel like it's not really needed in the game much in the first place. Sean drives away from the racist man and the nicer (when compared to the older man) younger man. He arrives at Haven Point, Nevada and finds Daniel is being worshiped by a cult. The reverend of the church, Lisbeth, has been taking care of Daniel for the past few months after Jacob brought Daniel there to be taken care of.
Sean finds out that Daniel is being manipulated and brainwashed by Lisbeth for her own personal beliefs and gains; he tries to reason with Daniel and get him to come with him to Puerto Lobos but Daniel pushes Sean back with his powers and refuses to go with Sean.
Sean is kicked out of the church and locked out and told that if he returns, a gun will be used on him for 'trespassing'. This part of the episode was executed well. You can feel the tension between Sean and the cult; the cult twist is a really interesting and unusual piece that works well in the story. After Sean is kicked out of the church, Karen, Sean and Daniel's mother who abandoned them a few years ago, meets Sean for the first time in a few years. Karen and Sean go to a hotel room to make a plan to get Daniel back and organise to meet Jacob to talk the next day The dialogue between Sean and his mother, Karen felt kind of relatable and completely understandable to me. The voice actor for Karen seemed like they fit well with the character they were playing.
Sean, Karen and Jacob make a plan and go to the church to get Daniel and Jacob's sick sister back. Sean and Jacob break into Lisbeth's files and find files that contain info on lots of different people. They find out various pieces of info while in Lisbeth's place and go to get Daniel back. Daniel doesn't want to leave as he thinks the church is his 'home' and after a lot of talking and convincing, Sean and Karen convince Daniel to come with them. Sean is beat up by one of Lisbeth's men and threatened with a gun but Daniel fights back and Sean, Karen, Daniel, Jacob and his sister get out. During the fight, a candle starts a fire and the church burns down.
Episode 4 didn't have much of Daniel's powers being used except when Daniel pushed Sean, Lisbeth and the man that was following Lisbeth's orders to beat Sean up; with his powers and to open the door out of the church that Lisbeth tried to lock in an attempt to have Sean, Karen and Daniel burn and die with her inside the burning church. Episode 4 didn't feel as exciting as episode 3 did. It felt like a downgrade if anything.
The ending of Episode 4 had no cliffhanger whatsoever which really does ruin the episode a bit. Usually, every episode something would happen at the end that would make you want to watch more of the series; I can't say the same for episode 4. I'd rate it a 7/10. It was good in some bits but not all.… Expand