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  • Summary: The long awaited sequel to the award winning Life is Strange returns with a new 5-part narrative adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 28, 2020
    90
    An emotional and heartfelt tale of brotherhood that keeps you engaged throughout. [Issue#186, p.90]
  2. Oct 9, 2018
    87
    Despite a bit of a pacing issue, the first episode of Life is Strange 2 has captured my attention, and should capture yours, and I eagerly await the entire season. For those who enjoy narrative games, this is one you will definitely want to add to your collection.
  3. Dec 6, 2019
    85
    Despite a quite disappointing beginning, the story of Life is Strange 2 gets more and more intense and climaxes in the final episode, which concludes an incredible adventure that lasted more than a year.
  4. Dec 12, 2019
    80
    Days after I completed Life is Strange 2, I found myself still emotionally stung by the ending that resulted from my decisions.
  5. Dec 6, 2019
    60
    It isn’t that we miss the mists of Arcadia Bay specifically, or that we long to retread old ground; it’s the slow etching of stories, scattered with care.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. Feb 6, 2019
    10
    It's actually too early to rate this BUT the negative reviews are unfair. If you've ever played a LIS game then you know they're gritty andIt's actually too early to rate this BUT the negative reviews are unfair. If you've ever played a LIS game then you know they're gritty and dark. A lot of people seem to be put off since they find the game political. I don't think it is, I think it's a reflection of our times which shouldn't be ignored. And it's real, the characters are real their opinions are real, why hide it? (And if you think it's exaggerated check out the film 'Look Who's Back' to hear the genuine unscripted views of some of the German public. It's a worldwide thing.

    Another group of people are refusing to give it a chance because there is no Max and Chloe. Their loss. With that logic they shouldn't play any game again since Max and Chloe aren't in those either.

    Now that that's out of the way: The story thus far is tense, sometimes ruined by the pacing though. There is hope offered, we do meet one very nice character in particular. I liked how you can influence your younger brother, sometimes negatively, it shows how impressionable young kids are.

    It has the usual LIS style but this time I could have done with a bit more detail, it would've given life to some of the outdoor scenes.

    That's all i can say for now without giving away spoilers. I'm very interested to see what happens in episode 2, the end of the first left me very emotional (much sooner than it did in the first game).

    EDIT: And this is why people shouldn't judge so quickly. The second episode had a much different vibe, and without spoiling anything, you meet a lot more people and it's nice seeing different relationships form and witnessing a bit of warmth and joy.
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  2. Apr 28, 2020
    10
    Espectacular juego y que corre a 4k y 60fps en la xbox one x. Historia maravillosa y con varios finales muy emotivos.
  3. May 10, 2020
    9
    Apesar de não ser uma história do nível do primeiro, tem uma boa trama, personagens legais e é um jogo profundo, dramático e divertido, semApesar de não ser uma história do nível do primeiro, tem uma boa trama, personagens legais e é um jogo profundo, dramático e divertido, sem contar os diversos possíveis finais. Expand
  4. Mar 15, 2020
    7
    Has its very strong moments, but has sometimes huge logical drops. I liked most of the characters. The initial option on how Life is Strange 1Has its very strong moments, but has sometimes huge logical drops. I liked most of the characters. The initial option on how Life is Strange 1 was ended was bugged, the game playad as i choosed the other ending. I have also Experienced some ugly texture popups. Still worth to play. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    5
    Cara, esse jogo ta mais pra vitimismo do que história. Cada lacração que deu novo. Ficam forçando essa merda em todos os jogos e vocês achamCara, esse jogo ta mais pra vitimismo do que história. Cada lacração que deu novo. Ficam forçando essa merda em todos os jogos e vocês acham que a gente é obrigado jogar essa porcaria de história? Não basta aquela porcaria de TLOU2. com forçação de lacração. Essa merda só server pra fazer 1000g 11 horas de jogo perdida. Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2018
    3
    Forest exploration + child raising simulator:

    LIS1 had some real mystery, detective storyline, teaser/flashforward of things to come at the
    Forest exploration + child raising simulator:

    LIS1 had some real mystery, detective storyline, teaser/flashforward of things to come at the end, cool super power gameplay mechanics, a number of interesting, multidimensional characters and strong narrative. Where's all of that in its sequel?

    Exploring the forest and a couple of other locations and taking care of your brother is not my idea of LIS game. If I wanted to raise a child I'd play "Princess Maker". The plot leaves a lot to be desired and makes me raise my eyebrows at how unrealistic some character behavior is, I can't relate to such characters. That whole idea of being on the run isn't exciting at all. The story isn't working for me. The game feels boring and fails to make me feel emotional and connected.

    Some positive notes: the soundtrack is awesome as always in this franchise, the voice acting is very good as well.

    I bought only the first episode. Will I come back for more? I don't think so. It didn't even have a cliffhanger! I can't believe that even "Before the Storm" made by a different studio was so much better than this... I played LIS1 twice and loved it even more the second time, while LIS2 is a massive disappointment for me.

    P.S. Way too much swearing, slang, weed, booze, smoking, sex references. All that leaves pretty bad taste in my mouth. Are most teenagers in America really like that? Not to mention that it's a pretty bad influence and example for the audience.
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  7. Sep 3, 2019
    0
    Après les deux petites connes, c'est au tour des deux **** cons dans la nouvelle "aventure" (?) démoulée par Dontknow le développeur françaisAprès les deux petites connes, c'est au tour des deux **** cons dans la nouvelle "aventure" (?) démoulée par Dontknow le développeur français spécialisé désormais dans l'indé minable épisodique...

    Au sommaire donc, l'ado pas réveillé (trop de beuh encore, évidemment) et le petit frère de 9 ans, un demeuré tête à claques dans leur banlieue américaine typique qui déborde de clichés usés jusqu'à la corde. On a jamais l'impression de jouer à un jeu mais de participer à une télénovéla vaguement interactive : c'est niais, très mal écrit et aussi palpitant qu'un épisode de Derrick.

    Techniquement, c'est très lisse et à peine acceptable, sans aucune évolution ni progrès depuis le premier qui remonte déjà à quelques années... immobilisme quand tu nous tiens ! l'interface est toujours mal foutue et les voix ne sont qu'en anglais.

    J'appelle pas ça un jeu mais un mauvais roman aux choix bidons et à l'eau de rose tout droit sorti de la collection Harlequin et de la bit-lit, la littérature pour ados dont on se sert pour s'essuyer le fion et les pieds mais pas nécessairement dans cet ordre.
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