Life is Strange 2 - Episode 4: Faith
The wolf brothers have faced a lot since they left Seattle, but "Faith" ups the ante in one of the best episodes so far, even if it could do with just a bit more gameplay.
Life is Strange 2 started at breakneck speed and hasn't let up since then. With Sean and Daniel constantly being tested in both their physical fortitudes and emotional stability. Episode 4 Faith has Sean attempting to locate Daniel while both his physical and mental health are constantly under pressure. Eventually leading up to a profound conclusion that has Sean knocking on Death's door and attempting to save what's most important to him.
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.
This fourth episode of Life is Strange 2 throws a lot of punches. And, again, as it is perfectly written and performed, it's a successful way to continue the story of Sean and Daniel, and wait for the end, coming in December.
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Sean and Daniel have encountered a lot on their journey, and it's nearing its end. If the final episode can deliver as well as Faith has, then Life is Strange 2 will be an excellent story as a whole.
Life Is Strange 2 took full advantage of the conclusion for Episode 3: Wastelands with a story that fully fleshes out Sean's character and his relationship with Daniel. Just as the first three episodes showed the sacrifices that Sean made to protect his younger brother, Dontnod pulled no punches in Episode 4: Faith by pushing him to the limits both mentally and physically.
Episode 4 in particular is the second best episode in the series so far, resting next to its excellent introductory episode.
After a bit of stumbling with Episodes 2 and 3, the latest episode of Life is Stange 2 sets up for a memorable conclusion.
Life is Strange Episode 4: Faith was too long, with brief impactful moments that were so plentiful that they didn’t carry much weight.
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.