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.
Top Critic Average
The choices in Life is Strange: Episode 2 have only gotten bigger and more serious. DONTNOD has setup some pretty big moments ahead of players and I'm excited to see where they take the story, its characters and world next.
After some frustrating delays, Dontnod more than deliver on the promise displayed in Life is Strange Episode 1.
As interesting as exploring the ramifications of [the main character's] time-manipulation abilities are here, the most resounding moments are those centred on less fantastic issues.
The most intriguing episodic we've played to date
While the standard high school drama bullshit is still incredibly prevalent, Life is Strange is shaping up to be so much more than that. Episode 1 showed great promise, and episode 2 delivers on the potential. It brings suspense and intrigue to the forefront, while still tackling the science fiction and drama effectively. Emotions run high in multiple points, always keeping you eager to see what's going to happen next.
People are going to talk a lot about the big plot points in Life is Strange, and the second episode will give them plenty to dig into.
On to Wednesday we go, otherwise known as Episode Three. If the quality of the series remains at this level, Life is Strange could grow into something truly great. I just hope I can keep that damn plant alive until Friday.
With an entry price of $5 the developers humbly invite you to take a dive into their dream and judge it worthy of your time. The sales numbers and, surprisingly, the strong support from the Steam community speak for themselves. This game will not appeal to a massive portion of the gamer population, as it shouldn't have to, but to those who do like it, it's the perfect game. Dontnod know their story storytelling, and here's hoping it's only going to get better from here on out.
Life is Strange: Out of Time successfully converts the momentum of the first episode into an emotional and moral roller coaster that will have you pondering your choices for hours.
Dontnod have settled into the "second down" stage of this story well. Out of Time takes the strengths of the debut and runs with them, while also making a respectable effort of addressing its problems. I'm certainly looking forward to my next trip to Arcadia Bay