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  • Summary: Reunited with her friend Chloe, Max begins experimenting with her power and starts to wonder if it is related to her visions or the weird snow from the previous day. But life goes on in Blackwell Academy and a certain viral video has become a serious topic of discussion. Meanwhile, what DIDReunited with her friend Chloe, Max begins experimenting with her power and starts to wonder if it is related to her visions or the weird snow from the previous day. But life goes on in Blackwell Academy and a certain viral video has become a serious topic of discussion. Meanwhile, what DID happen to Rachel Amber? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. May 3, 2015
    90
    It’s a smart game that’s essential for anyone who thinks they can see through the mechanics of other episodic, choice-based games. We thought we could, and Life Is Strange slapped us in the face.
  2. Mar 27, 2015
    87
    Out of Time takes the strengths of the debut and runs with them, while also making a respectable effort of addressing its problems. I’m certainly looking forward to my next trip to Arcadia Bay.
  3. Apr 5, 2015
    81
    Life is Strange Episode 2 is where you start to truly witness and experience how the choices you make affect the story.
  4. Mar 23, 2015
    80
    A solid second episode that meanders a little at first but has some of the most complex and thought-provoking moral decisions in any video game to date.
  5. Mar 24, 2015
    78
    Arcadia Bay shows us its streets, its people, its places, and we walk through there with Maxine one more time in this unique and mesmerizing micro-universe from Dontnod. This second chapter shows us the weight and magnitude of our decisions and choices, particularly in its brutal climax. The game still is very easy, and takes too much time to start in this chapter, but it deserves our time if we like this kind of Telltale/David Cage experience.
  6. Apr 8, 2015
    75
    Once again, the extraordinary capacity of Dontnod to tell stories leaves a mark, this time inferring doubts in the mind of the player and unleashing a couple of punches in the stomach that led us to think about our possibly wrong in-game choices.
  7. Mar 27, 2015
    60
    Life Is Strange: Episode 2 – Out of Time has an excellent ending, but it's letdown by pacing issues that make the events leading up to that point feel inconsequential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Apr 7, 2015
    10
    This game is truly underrated. Dontnod and Square Enix really did give Telltale a run for their money with this episodic adventure.
    This
    This game is truly underrated. Dontnod and Square Enix really did give Telltale a run for their money with this episodic adventure.
    This episode is so much better than the first, and I adored the first. Your decisions seem to have a feeling that they have a greater impact more and more throughout this episode, I personally have started to favor and feel more attached to the characters as the this episode progresses.
    The atmosphere of the game is great too; I do not feel that how the characters speak are 'cliche' as the characters take the stereotypes which you think you know and make them their own. It all works.
    Yes, admitted the characters speech could look more realistic, but this is no reason not to enjoy the game, I barely noticed it, as the story and game is so immerse and gripping that you don't notice.

    All in all, this game is extremely good and this episode proves it. Very much worth the buy, you won't regret it:) bring on episode three!
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  2. Oct 24, 2015
    10
    With all that has happened, I'd be surprised if Life is Strange didn't get nominated for game of the year - 2015. So many things are doneWith all that has happened, I'd be surprised if Life is Strange didn't get nominated for game of the year - 2015. So many things are done right here despite not being up to par with graphics. It goes to show you though, you don't need good graphics to make an amazing game. The positives outshine the negatives by far. It's best fret is the game's story, and the way it manages to keep the player involved. You feel the weight behind some of the decisions you make during the game, some being heavy enough to make you want to come back and experience more.

    Episode 2 continues to blow you away, as it gives you more choices and consequences, and begins to show you some of the results of your actions from first episode.
    Episode 2 - 10 out of 10
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  3. May 27, 2015
    10
    The only thing I don't like about this game it's the fact that I get scared of playing it, always wondering if I did call the right decision,The only thing I don't like about this game it's the fact that I get scared of playing it, always wondering if I did call the right decision, is Max getting screwed coz of my choices? Dunno. By the way, your choices DOES matter and will change stuff. Be ready for some of your 1st episode to come back and bite you in the as! ;d Expand
  4. Apr 24, 2015
    9
    This review is aimed to be for both episode 1 and 2.
    A 9 out of 10. Really great and interesting experience so far. I absolutely love
    This review is aimed to be for both episode 1 and 2.
    A 9 out of 10. Really great and interesting experience so far. I absolutely love everything it represents.
    The soundtrack and sound design is also nice. Though, I do have some serious suggestions you might want to look into:

    -Make Chloe progressively being less whiny and more sensible throughout the next episodes. To me David is actually a caring step-father. It is kind of weird though, he installed camera in the rooms. Maybe Chloe has a split personality. Maybe Chloe is Rachel herself? lol
    -When Max sits down getting a monologue, make her think-talking a bit faster. Perhaps also add images vaguely sliding across the screen. After all, she's a visual type.
    -Make characters mention something you did good or bad in the previous day. (How's Kate Marsh?)
    -Episode 2 was a good balance between action and dialogue. Keep it up like that.

    Other things I recommend doing:
    -Tweak the animation of guitar playing to match the strumming pattern. I'll pick up the guitar on next episode and see if you solved it.
    -Display the "photo" option, even when it's not the right angle. Max will say this out loud to make that clear to the player.
    -I want to be able to play the guitar outside the room. I want to see people reacting to Max's guitar playing.

    Good luck!
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  5. Jun 20, 2015
    9
    Fantastic continuation of the first episode.
    Just as good, makes you want to come back for more.
    Only issue I have is that our main
    Fantastic continuation of the first episode.
    Just as good, makes you want to come back for more.

    Only issue I have is that our main protagonist, the day before being that super shy girl, developing too fast into a tough one.
    But I guess that's what superpowers do to you
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  6. Apr 14, 2015
    8
    Life is Strange is a fun game where you can rewind time. So if you don't like a choice you made; you can change that. Despite me finding theLife is Strange is a fun game where you can rewind time. So if you don't like a choice you made; you can change that. Despite me finding the game interesting and wanting more every time I finish a story. I do find it a little bit too much of a lesson to teens about doing the right thing and bullying.
    Therefore some might find it to be too much of an After School Special. That goes for both parts so far. Still I found the game unique and I played through both parts without one break. I can't wait for the 3rd one!
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  7. Mar 26, 2015
    0
    Bottle Collecting Simulator. If you want to be A bottle collecting lady already in your teens then this is the game for you.

    The whole game
    Bottle Collecting Simulator. If you want to be A bottle collecting lady already in your teens then this is the game for you.

    The whole game is like a easy memory game where you can keep rewinding events and dialogue that happened and do them in the right order without any consequences, the worst bit is you have to skip alot of dialogue if you make the wrong decision early on and redo the whole tedious process again. On top of this add alot of cringy dialogue and events and they are sure to push you and the main character out into the sidequests that are collecting old beer bottles.
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