Life is Strange 2 - Episode 4: Faith
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Life Is Strange 2: Episode 4 suffers from a cliched story and two-dimensional villains, but the strength of its central characters and their nuanced relationships continues to soar and intrigue.
Episode 4 in particular is the second best episode in the series so far, resting next to its excellent introductory episode.
Faith serves a few important purposes within the Life is Strange 2 story. It shores up some loose ends from the brothers' past, it proves the lengths Sean is willing to go to in order to protect Daniel, and it gives Daniel further autonomy by letting him make his own decisions. It's an exciting chapter that leaves everyone worse for the wear. That's the cadence we've come to expect from Life is Strange, though.
The fourth episode brings a welcome jolt of movement and energy, with an urgent pace and the introduction of a new, intriguing character. Some of the branching choices still feel shallow.
Life Is Strange 2 Episode 4: Faith brings back all the feels of the first episode in this compelling instalment that introduces you to the boys' mother and an evil cult that wants to exploit Daniel's powers. Despite its short length, Faith does an excellent job in preparing for a phenomenal conclusion of the series.
The story is splendid and so are the music, photography is always on point... but on the technical side we're far from the sufficience. Despite all the flaws, I have become attached to Sean and Daniel and I want to "help" them reach the Mexican border.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Episode 4 has some of the most exciting, challenging and emotional moments seen in Life is Strange so far. It connects with the player in a way that other episodes haven't without losing the signature style and pace of the stellar series.
Life Is Strange 2: Faith is a well made chapter with strong dialogues, beautiful scenes and intense social conflict. It is a pity that the authors turned the story of two teenagers into a mouthpiece of leftist propaganda. Without these elements, the plot could be significantly better.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Episode 4 has some truly engaging moments, but the issues that have plagued earlier episodes persist. By now, it's likely that only the diehards – those who forked out for a season pass – will see this through to the end.
Faith is a tough, methodically paced episode of Life is Strange 2. While the chapter could have used a little more direction, excellent character development sets the sequel on track for a strong finish.