Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out of Time
Summary: Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out of Time does not have as much of an impact as the first episode, with critics noting the gameplay is lacking and the majority of the plot this episode moving the plot along, it is another strong entry in the series and leaves the player wanting more at the end.
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Maybe at a more discounted price or if you just love a narrative but for these reasons it’s hard to see the series as anything more than okay. It hits the points it needs to, there just isn’t enough to elevate it beyond the basics.
After some frustrating delays, Dontnod more than deliver on the promise displayed in Life is Strange Episode 1.
In places, Life Is Strange utilizes familiar gestures toward unhurriedness, allowing the player to direct Max quickly to the obvious and clearly designated story/action waypoints, or to meander instead, examining objects and pursuing optional conversations. The moments in the second episode that truly stand out, however, are the ones where the game allows Max to just sit down, and, after a bit of not-great but not-awful internal monologue, just be where she is, as long as she and the player want.
Despite its issues, Life Is Strange continues to deliver a solid experience thanks to its nice mix of storytelling, hidden stuff and colorful art style. I was so interested to see how things turn out that I ended up finishing Out of Time in one sitting despite starting late at night. Here's hoping that the ensuing episodes end up being just as interesting as well.
The most intriguing episodic we've played to date
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.
At this point, there's a ton of sh*t going down in Arcadia Bay. It isn't until the end of the episode that you get a sense for how it's all coming together in an overarching plot. There's still a lot I'm unsure about, but a cliffhanger at the end of Out of Time has me waiting on edge for the release of Episode 3: Chaos Theory.
Out Of Time doesn't make the same impact that Chrysalis did, but it is just as good in every respect. Exploring more of Arcadia Bay and interacting with new characters made it feel like a real place that we could visit ourselves, just without the impending doom. We enjoyed exploring the new environments of the diner and the junkyard, as well as the new ways to use Max's power they introduced. Sadly the lip syncing issues haven't been ironed out and they do seem to be here to stay, but we hope the frame rate issues we experienced will be a case isolated to Out Of Time. All in all though, episode two is a fantastic follow up that expands both the gameplay and story of Chrysalis and takes it to a whole new level, where we can use Max's power in new ways and interact with characters in a different fashion. And now this leaves us and fans with the agonising wait for episode three.
در نهایت Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out of Time همان راه نسخه پیشین را ادامه داده و سعی در این داشته است که برخی ایرادات بخصوص ایرادات دیالوگ نویسی و ضعف های گیم پلی را در قسمت جدید برطرف کند . در ابتدای نقد نیز گفتم Life is Strange اثری نیست که محتوای بسیار بالا و قوی را به مخاطب ارائه دهد و ذهن شما را درگیر داستانی پیچیده کند بلکه به واقع تمرکز اصلی آن بر روی طبیعی سازی روابط انسانی حول دختری جوان و عکاس قرار دارد ، روابطی که اکثر آنها در زندگی بسیاری از ما نیز پیش می آید اما وجود استعداد بازگشت در زمان عاملی برای تجلی نام بازی در محتوای اثر شده است . بازی از لحاظ روابط بین کاراکترها تا حدی به بلوغ و پختگی رسیده است اما چالش بزرگتر ، ارائه محتوای قوی تر و البته بیشتر در کنار ارائه نقاط عطف داستانی است ، امری که بازی در ارائه آن ضعف دارد . از آنجایی که پیرامون اتفاقات پایان قسمت اول پرداختی صورت نگرفته و رویداد مهم پایان قسمت دوم نیز به آن اضافه شده می توان انتظار داشت این مشکل در قسمت آینده برطرف شود .
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If you weren't a massive fan of the first episode then this second one is unlikely to change your opinion of the series, but if you enjoyed exploring the world and characters in that first episode then Out of Time has a lot to offer.