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  • Summary: Now that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more...complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade -- at least until Jesse's hand getsNow that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more...complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade -- at least until Jesse's hand gets stuck in a creepy gauntlet that belongs to an ancient underwater temple. Together with old pals and new comrades alike, Jesse embarks on a brand new journey filled with tough choices, good times, and at least one temperamental llama. Expand
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  1. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    Episode Two “Giant Consequences” is a great addition to an already exciting second season of Minecraft: Story Mode and is well worth a look.
  2. Aug 21, 2017
    80
    Episode 2 - Giant Consequences is a dramatic continuation for Mincraft: Story Mode - Season Two. The story feels like it's getting a little darker, which is an interesting direction for what is usually Telltale's most family-friendly series. Although the episode feels shorter than most, there's a lot of action and adventure packed into it, with mini-bosses and mini-games alike. Overall, Giant Consequences is a worthwhile new chapter, and helps build a strong foundation for the rest of the season,
  3. Aug 16, 2017
    75
    The first episode of this season introduced improved combat that added new elements like dodge-rolls and a stamina bar, as well as a new way to craft entire structures using the resources in your inventory on a grid-based platform. I was delighted not only to see the structure I built in the first episode reappear in Giant Consequences, but also the opportunity to build a new structure that I hope will make an appearance in a future episode.
  4. Jan 16, 2018
    70
    Episode 2: Giant Consequences seems to steady the ship for Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two, as the Admin's gigantic boss fight at the beginning sets the stage for the subsequent episodes. The challenges do a great job in testing the friendships of the heroes, and the surprise twist at the end is an unexpected surprise that makes sense, and proves that the Admin is a vile creature who will stoop to any level to get exactly what he wants. The "gameplay" sequences play out more or less the same as in the first episode, with more crafting tables to get that Minecraft experience, but the unfortunate scene rough cuts are present and detract from the quality of the story delivered.
  5. Aug 19, 2017
    70
    Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 episode 2 has some impressive moments. But with bleak characters and dialogues alike, it doesn't make it the best episode in the series.
  6. Aug 21, 2017
    65
    Giant Consequences delivers an unexpected plot twist, but overall it falters where it should shine. The combat, while an admirable attempt to make it more interactive, makes for slow action sequences and clunky gameplay. The mystery behind the gauntlet and Admin is interesting enough to keep my attention, but I’d honestly like to see more conflict between the characters like what Jesse and Petra are going through. It's still early in the season, so there's time for Telltale to correct course by the next episode.
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  1. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    This is an amazing episode. Sometimes boarding but great. Especially the ending and the admin attack is the strongest thing about this great episode 2
  2. Aug 15, 2017
    9
    This new episode of Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 proved itself as a very promising one filled with action, plot twists, challenges and moreThis new episode of Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 proved itself as a very promising one filled with action, plot twists, challenges and more impactful 'story changing' decisions unlike the last episode. Most of the new characters we met in the previous episode make their own unique return as their true self, with one saving the main character from death, and the other being just as nasty as previously, and then we can't forget the llama. The ending showed the series first major plot twist since the Wither Strom saga from the first season, ending off with great anticipation for the next episode. This saga without a doubt, is shaping up to be even better than the Wither Storm saga, though I just wish it didn't start off as dull from the last episode. Though never the less, this episode in my opinion, may be Telltale's finest work in this entire franchise, lets just hope they can keep it up for the remainder of the series. Expand
  3. Aug 15, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. When I gave my own review of the first episode of MCSM Season 2, I gave it a 7/10. I praised the episode for its new characters as well as the re-introduction of some older characters, the new and less dull gameplay mechanics with less button mashing and 'micro-management' unlike the first season, the updated graphics and the intensifying plot establishment though criticised it for its introduction to some of the new characters, the dull storyline walkthrough at the start as well as the slow and somewhat boring plot during the first half before the action really kicked in during the second half. The ending of the previous episode really left me in anticipation and speculation to what was to be offered next into this new saga with the new main antagonist though really wished for a bit more action in the storyline. While the introduction to this new story during the last episode could've been a bit better and less shallow, this new episode continues right at the orientation of Jesse's new threat from the powerful foe; the admin. While a slight plothole was to be noted in contrast to the ending of the first episode, this opening was not to be disappointed by. Jesse and the entire town is in stake where he/she is put to the test in 'defeating' this foe. With featuring both a lot of action and quick strategy, this already put myself if a great and all interested anticipation for what the rest of this episodes narrative has to offer based off its very promising aim for this new stories climax and the 'sizzling start'. The first bit of action may have occurred very quickly with a somewhat abrupt ending, but it was awesome to know that the action packed part of the story was not really to end there though in fact be reinstated. The admin (the brand new main antagonist) only returns in a brand new physique and even though has the same desire, it feels as if he has a slightly different personality from the 'giant colossus' admin puppet figure to which I both missed and felt contempt to all at the same time. This new yet the same antagonist sets Jesse and his friends out on a quest to which leads them to a bunch of deadly yet bizarre tests to prove their worthy of 'greatness' and save the world from being frozen in time with a mass chaos of the night time consequences. During the episode, we got to regroup with some of the characters we previously met or saw during the previous episode including one of the main characters from the first season who made there reappearance at almost the perfect and most satisfying moment when Jesse and their town is in danger and once again becomes a great asset to your team. One of the newer main characters introduced in the previous episode; adventurer Jack also proves to be a good asset to your team at times including the beginning, while other times where he isn't very useful, but fortunately managed to stay in character. Lukas however was noticed to be acting a bit differently to how he did when we all loved him (preferably) from the first season. A lot of times he is seen acting very astute and far-sighted which isn't very impactful to the story itself though it somewhat limits the expectations from that particular characters personality in contrast to past episodes. As well as this, throughout the episode, we are reunited with the series semi-antagonist we met in the first episode, Jesse's 'rival' to which I stated had lost her 'villain vibe' when undoing one of her nasty actions. I was predicting that in this episode that her and Jesse would be forced to make some sort of alliance with each other. I was wrong. It was seen that she is very selfish and haughty to almost every single character including her pet (to which I expected to become the series' companion). Even in some of the most dangerous situations, this semi-antagonist really proves herself in this episode as not only a fixated villain, but the first traitor we have ever seen in this entire franchise. During the end of the episode, just like the end of the previous episode where the interesting action starts to kick in, this ending ties in even more so with the superior and plot engaging twist. One of the newer characters (originally a friend of Jack) reveals themselves as the true form of the admin and sends away the remaining main characters away to which is to become the main setting for the next episode. This thrilling and compelling ending has left me even more eager than ever to see what is to come next. This episode has not only improved the series with its story driven engagement, but with some of its tie in decisions. Some of the decisions you will make in this episode may have the same or similar initial outcome to the story, but actually changes the meta of your story and the way your story will link to the primary outcome and the two different alternative endings. With these new improvements to the tailored story, the future episodes is looking pretty promising so far and I cannot wait for what is to come. Expand