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Life is Strange 2 is one of the best stories in video games. It tackles a lot and handles all of it with grace. It's emotional, evocative, heartwarming, and heartbreaking. Every choice you make matters not only to you, but also to those around you. The journey of the brothers Diaz is one you absolutely need to take.
Living in America as a kid with brown skin has never been harder, or more frightening, and Life Is Strange 2 is a harsh primer in that fact. Nevertheless, there’s light and beauty in this journey, as this is a game that values the boundless hope of the two young men at its center, and without invalidating America’s darkness.
The jury is out on whether or not Life is Strange 2 is superior to the first game, but it is undoubtedly bolder and more ambitious, with something meaningful to say.
Dontnod revisits their universe with a narrative-heavy video game filled with difficult choices and supernatural powers. This time, though, they show courage by distancing themselves from the story of the original game and by discussing complicated themes. Complex, political and with a powerful message, everybody should play Life is Strange 2.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The Diaz brothers are likable heroes with a believable relationship. Their journey is punctuated by big decisions, surprising consequences, and a satisfying conclusion
Overall, it should be known that Life is Strange 2 is an achievement in narrative storytelling in video games. It’s an eye-opening story of two brothers that have everything thrown at them, yet they continue to persevere.
While the first Life is Strange was a fantastic story that I felt stumbled to the finish line, Life is Strange 2 feels the opposite. It started rough and gradually grew into a strong tale of sibling's rasing one another. How they go about raising one another is ultimately up to you.
Life Is Strange 2 isn’t some pleasant walk in the park, but a perilous slog across the country, staring adversity in the face and overcoming it in search of freedom and a fresh start. It’s not always comfortable to watch, but it’s a journey well worth taking for fans of the series, and narrative-driven experiences in general.
It was worth the risk: Life is Strange 2 tells an emotional and touching story, just like the first game, and the finale is much better this time. Although the pacing sometimes suffers, in the end this road trip still is great.
Review in Russian | Read full review
After about 15 months, the journey of Diaz brothers finally comes to an end and so does our business with Life is Strange 2. There are a lot of reasons to play this game; interesting and engaging story, beautifully designed environments and top notch voice acting. Although the shallow gameplay and long dialogues can make the experience a little less pleasing, but overtime you engage more and more with the story. Overall Life is strange 2 is one of the best adventure games of 2018 and 2019.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Even though Life is Strange 2 didn't measure up to the lofty expectations set by the amazing first season, it still offers a gripping, emotional adventure giving you plenty to think about. And that should be enough.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Life is still strange with this series. Dontnod managed to open difficult topics and made them playable, but the game isn't as appealing as the first one.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Life is Strange 2 delivers a strong message and it's impossible for you not to feel some emotions while playing through the five episodes. Nevertheless, the story is not as interesting as the first game, most characters are not memorable and above all: the character we control (Sean) has no powers (only his brother has). That is, we play in a passive way, guiding Daniel. The mechanics of going back in time from the original Life is Strange are what made it unique, while its absence here makes it just another adventure among so many others.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Life Is Strange 2 has a better core relationship at the heart of its game, but it fails them with the episodic adventure's at times boring, formulaic episode structure; something its predecessor did not suffer from. Some of the story beats are preachy and unearned. Where Life Is Strange 2 hits its stride is more a technical feat: in how its core relationship between brothers Sean and Daniel becomes a game mechanic in itself, and how all the choices you make shape Daniel as he grows up.
Although Life is Strange 2 offers varied themes and visually exquisite moments, it falters by featuring an unappealing road trip adventure with disconnected episodes that lack character growth. Lethargic pacing and shallow interaction make for a boring sequel about two brothers that should have stayed home.