Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 2: Brave New World Reviews

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 2: Brave New World is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2017

The second episode of Life is Strange: Before The Storm digs deep into the emotional tale behind Chloe and Rachel and made me want to see them succeed. Interactions with other characters can feel unimportant despite context, but many of these choices feel like they will actually hold consequence and are more believable than the first episode. Frustrating fetch quests interrupt what is ultimately an engaging story which leaves me needing to know what's coming next.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 20, 2017

One of the best Life Is Strange episodes so far, with more earnest and relatable character work and some impressive branching storytelling.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

Though tragedy on the horizon colors all of Chloe and Rachel's interactions, it also makes the fun and hopeful moments more poignant

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7 / 10
Oct 31, 2017

Chloe Price's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day goes to some fascinating places in this middle chapter.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2017

It's heart-breaking to see this happen to good people, but it's also tough to get too invested in anything that's tangential to Chloe and Rachel's plight. We're barreling toward a conclusion and we already know it's more tragedy than comedy. Brave New World cements Before the Storm as Chloe and Rachel's story. They're the lead roles and everyone else is just set dressing.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Ep.2 builds a story in which both the player and Chloe herself explore her personality. The narrative's pace suits perfectly the game but, with just 1 episode left, it leaves a lot more questions than answers.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

An interesting episode that sometimes makes us a simple spectators of Cloe's actions.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

Life is Strange, it always has been, but just like life, don't let this pass you by.

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Oct 21, 2017

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.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Brave New World keeps on telling the events "before the storm" on Arcadia Bay in a puerile way, exceeding in talking about drugs and homosexuality without going deep in the facts. Let's hope for a change in the next, last episode of the series.

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85 / 100
Oct 27, 2017

…in its narrative, which let's face it is the bedrock of the experience in Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Deck Nine continues to nail it in Brave New World.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

One of the best episodes of the entire Life is Strange franchise to date, Brave New World is a captivating episode full of heartwarming moments and top-notch writing.

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Oct 26, 2017

The second and penultimate episode of Life Is Strange: Before The Storm heats things up in more ways than one.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Although it might not be as strong as Episode One, it builds in confidence and understands exactly what we want out of this story. Sad, happy, heartwarming and heartbreaking, Episode Two is an emotional experience.

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GameMAG
xtr
Top Critic
9 / 10
Oct 23, 2017

We still have a third, final episode of this story, but after the first two chapters, we can confidently say that we'll be more touched and fascinated by a bright ending than upset and disappointed.

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7 / 10
Oct 19, 2017

Brave New World doesn't give Chloe and Rachel quite enough screen time to shine as brightly as Before the Storm's first episode, but there are plenty of top-notch moments in this instalment, and the cliffhanger has us eagerly awaiting our next fix of Life Is Strange.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2: Brave New World showed me what Deck Nine is capable of in terms of storytelling and character growth. Also, the game's choice system is well thought out and represented a wide variety of possibilities for many types of players. Lastly, after finishing Brave New World, I'd like to add that the worries I originally had for the rest of the series drifted away as Chloe and myself looked towards the future Episodes.

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Oct 31, 2017

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm — Episode 2: Brave New World is a compelling emotional mosaic that's definitely worth seeking out.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

Two episodes in, and I'm absolutely astonished at just how good Life is Strange: Before the Storm is.

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7 / 10
Oct 19, 2017

With this second chapter Life is Strange : Before the Storm keeps on delivering an interesting story about Chloe and her relationship with Rachel, through a quite bumpy. There's violence, fear, passion, tough decisions... and still some lovely characters and some great music.

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