If Episode 1 is of any indication, Minecraft: Story Mode is going to be a journey worth completing.
Ultimately, however, this recent chapter rejuvenated my interest in the game's story, which is exactly what the series needed.
Certain scenes got me more emotional than I ever thought I'd be when playing Minecraft: Story Mode, and that is a mark of approval that overshadows nearly all of this episode's negative aspects.
While this particular episode doesn’t progress the overarching story of our heroes, it offers a wonderful subplot that leads to a series of events fueled by intrigue and deductive reasoning.
More of the same isn't a terrible philosophy to carry when said "same" is enjoyable, but interactivity within the game's universe still lies dormant.