Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out of Time
Life Is Strange remains an excellent game for those who like choice and consequence games, though the gameplay in the second episode is a little lackluster. As seemingly small choices you made in Episode One come back to haunt you—such as the decision to erase something on a white board or little comments you might make—you get the sense that your choices really matter in a way they don't in many other games that include choices. This is Max's life, and though she may rewind and change it, the choices she makes will still impact the way the story goes.
I am genuinely excited to see what happens next, and after seeing how episode two plays out, I think people looking for an interesting story should take a look at this series.
Life is Strange Episode Two continues Max's adventure with an emotionally-charged plot and lush visuals
Life is Strange Episode 2 is where you start to truly witness and experience how the choices you make affect the story. The various possible outcomes and things to discover is what continues to make Life is Strange intriguing and leaves us wanting more. I just hope that this build-up of mysteries and secrets is used effectively and takes a turn for the best that will make the story even better and even possibly the best we've seen in a while. If you have come this far, there is no sense stopping now.
Life Is Strange: Episode 2 – Out of Time has an excellent ending, but it's letdown by pacing issues that make the events leading up to that point feel inconsequential. There are a lot of interesting and engaging elements working in this release's favour, but it's yet to really pull them all together in a fulfilling manner. In some ways, this is an improvement – the dialogue's better for a start – but it really needs to step up soon. To use a tired baseball analogy, it's had two strikes now – one more and it's out.
Complimented by an incredibly powerful ending that could have worked on its own as the season finale, even in only its second episode the tides are turning. Dark forces are on the horizon and new threats are appearing, yet Life is Strange is only growing brighter.
The Telltale style, successfully applied to an original, supernatural coming of age story. It's now up to Dontnod to continue the fine quality over three more episodes.
Where the first episode applied some very basic foundations for the world and the characters, "Out of Time" really lets us explore the friendship these two girls share, even though they've been apart for so long.
Just as I felt after playing Life is Strange: Episode 1, I left the second episode wanting to dive right into the next chapter. Despite some completely out of place and unrealistic reactions to things, many of the characters still had that indie movie charm and relatability about them. The core gameplay, filled with tough choices, Max's snarky comments, and artsy music and visuals stays the same, which sits just perfectly with me. While Episode 2 doesn't feature that same magical feeling that the first episode exuded, it's still a must-buy.