NieR:Automata remains one of the greatest games of this generation, if not of all time. And with all of the game's content available in one complete package, there's no excuse to not check it out now. If you're someone who already owns the game, however, the Game of the YoRHa Edition doesn't offer much for you to justify buying it again.
Whereas the first episode was emotional, tense, and compelling, this second episode kind of feels like it's just getting itself from point A to point B in the story. It's not a bad episode, but it feels very underwhelming when compared to the first.
If you're a more hardcore [Life is Strange] fan, this episode is certainly worth a playthrough as it provides a more relaxed and carefree, yet melancholic and tragic, epilogue to the Max and Chloe saga of Life is Strange.
The overall story stayed interesting throughout, the characters were complex, the bigger themes were brilliant and it was a generally emotional and expertly executed second trip to Arcadia Bay.
Some things are better, some things are worse and some things are just different. So I don't think that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon can replace Sun and Moon, but rather they kind of just sit beside them. I don't know that I'd recommend one set of games over the other; instead, I'm just kind of glad that I played both of them.
While a few problems are certainly present, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is still on the right track. The characters and plot points remain interesting and the choices, when real choices, are very well thought out.
'Awake' is a great start to what I hope will ultimately be a great game. As a follow-up to Life is Strange, a game that is near and dear to my heart, I think Before the Storm is definitely on the right track and I eagerly await the remaining episodes.