Life is Strange 2 - Episode 5 : Wolves
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A relatively engaging finale but one that suffers from all the problems of the series as a whole, with too little interactivity and a lethargic plot that struggles to get into gear.
Life Is Strange 2's emotionally charged finale does justice to Sean and Daniel Diaz's journey by placing an emphasis on identity, society, and brotherhood.
Life is Strange 2 represents a sophistication of Dontnod's storytelling capabilities because it effectively adds up and weighs moral decisions to truly influence the narrative outcome. Every ending comes with some degree of complication -- that much was to be expected -- but it's satisfying because they're all befitting of the characters you molded. Whichever direction you took Sean and Daniel's lives, chances are you'll feel responsible for their fates. It's personal. Because it's personal, it's memorable. That's about the utmost positive quality for this style of story.
I think it is good. It was a slow burn for me, for sure. And I agree there were ups and downs, especially in the emotional pacing of the earlier episodes. But they really earned this ending.
Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 - Wolves very sincerely tries to bring all choices to the general denominator, using system of morals which had to be inculcated to little Daniel, but even specially drawn endings do not cause due satisfaction. Either way, you'll get a boring ending for a narrative claiming originality and social conflict.
Review in Russian | Read full review
This final episode of Life is Strange 2 showcases the powerful emotional storytelling that video games can harness. It is a fantastic example of the medium and the perfect end to a series that continues to deliver on its high expectations.
Life Is Strange 2's ending differs depending on how good or bad a father figure the player has been to Daniel, and it could be argued that this is what gives the game a semblance of replay value. That argument crumbles to bits when one considers what an arduous slog a lot of the game has been to play. While there are undeniable moments of power in Life Is Strange 2's story, they're strewn too far apart to make playing the game over again attractive. It's a decent story, but as a gaming experience it disappoints, which is a real pity, given how good its two predecessors are.
We still don't know if a Life is Strange 3 will ever arrive, yet we wouldn't mind at all, and while we wait, we say goodbye to the two wolves, wishing him the best and thanking them for this unforgettable trip.
Review in Italian | Read full review
In its final chapter, Life is Strange 2 delivers a gripping finale that is unafraid to delve into some deep, politically-relevant issues.
Wolves is a solid conclusion to an amazing road trip. The story of Sean and Daniel was something very special and this episode doesn't let us down as it is, again, full of beautiful and revolting moment, with some great writing, acting, direction and musics. And choices that will surely have an impact. On you.
Review in French | Read full review