Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 3: Wastelands

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IGN

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6.9 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3 has a thrilling conclusion but its core conflict and new characters never fully make a connection.

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6 / 10
May 10, 2019

Another slow-paced and only intermittently interesting episode, that underlines the fact that the story and characters are never going to be as engaging as the first episode suggested.

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7.3 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

Despite a thrilling conclusion, this episode suffers from imbalanced pacing and annoying characters

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8 / 10
May 9, 2019

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 3 introduces exciting new faces, familiar threats, and difficult impactful choices that shape the Diaz brothers.

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Unscored
May 10, 2019

It's the weakest episode yet, even with its cliffhanger ending. The choices you make throughout Episode 3 don't feel as if they carry as much weight, even on a pure brotherly level.

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May 13, 2019

Whereas the first episode was a promising start and the second episode seemed like anomaly, this third episode appears to disprove that by setting a disappointing tone for the rest of the season. And we’ll have to wait yet another four or so months to see if that’s accurate or not.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2019

There's no question that Sean and Daniel leave Life is Strange 2's third episode with more scars than they began with. Scars have a way of robbing innocence and dispiriting the spirited. It's no wonder Daniel is disillusioned. But that headstrong attitude leaves Wastelands feeling like an episode without much development. Deep in the California forest, the weed is growing but that's about it.

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8 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

Short but intense episode that begins to show what this season of contents is going to be capable of showing. Multiple endings and a satisfying cliffhanger for this 2 hour adventure that leaves us wanting the 4º episode.

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6 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

While Wastelands improves on episode two for the most part there's still a long way to go to hit the heights of season one.

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Unscored
Jun 4, 2018

think this has been my favourite episode because it went from “superhero bros on the run” to being more of a bildungsroman for Sean. And if it ramps up the psychic powers stuff from this point on, there will likely be less of that. Which would be a shame.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

Life is Strange 2 - Episode 3 continues to impress in terms of soundtrack, setting and character development. It's not as fast paced as the others in this series, but it works perfectly for the emotional narrative underpinning the overall journey.

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Unscored
May 13, 2019

Wasteland is the classic middle episode, capable of a captivating plot twist to the point of making it difficult to wait for the next episode.

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8 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3: Wastelands is the weakest and shortest installment of the game so far. The dialogue-heavy episode starts slow but finishes strong and sets up a new obstacle for Sean and Daniel with a real cliffhanger of an ending.

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GameMAG

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6 / 10
May 15, 2019

Life Is Strange 2: Wastelands is an unsuccessful attempt to create a rebellious product. Characters are badly written and a story is boring. And that's the worst verdict for a modern interactive adventure.

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78 / 100
May 13, 2019

The original game charmed people with its characters and premise but fell through on delivering a satisfying story. This game feels like it’s been mapped out from beginning to end, and this strength carries me through its weaker moments so I can experience events like the climax of Wastelands.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 3 still has a problem with pacing and may put off players who aren't diehard fans of this series. But for those willing to forgive some of its more mundane passages, this episode delivers a pretty compelling denouement and hints at better things to come.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

In the series' third chapter, Life is Strange 2 delivers its best episode yet that touches on Sean and Daniel finding themselves in the wild.

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8 / 10
May 22, 2019

A bit different from the previous episodes in terms of tone, Wasteland is a very pleasant crossroad for Life is Strange 2, with some very interesting characters, a good evolution of Sean and Daniel's relationship, heartbreaking choices to make and a shocking ending that promises a lot for what's coming next.

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May 21, 2019

By choosing to flesh out the supporting cast, Life is Strange 2 reaches a new high with the release of Wastelands. It's an emotionally intense episode that both builds and destroys the bonds Sean has worked so hard to forge.

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May 17, 2019

This is the weakest episode of Life is Strange 2 so far, but that doesn't make it a bad one. DONTNOD has decided to tackle a number of brave, progressive themes and explores more of the characters I've come to love.

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