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Video Game Review: Life is Strange 2, Episode 2

February 4, 2019 | by Mike Chen | Comments (0)
Life is Strange 2, Episode 2Hiding or exposing Daniel’s powers is at the heart of Episode 2.

Please note that since each episode of Life is Strange 2 features the same graphics engine and control setup, those elements will not be repeated in our reviews for the final four episodes. To read our complete thoughts on that, refer to our review of Episode 1, Roads.

The second chapter of Life Is Strange 2, entitled Rules, thematically resumes where the first episode left off — dealing with Daniel’s emerging powers and how to handle them — but practically picks up several months after the initial episode.

As Daniel comes to grips with having powers, Sean is burdened with being the role of a guardian. He must teach Daniel right from wrong, which is difficult given the many gray areas they face in the name of survival. At the same time, Daniel has extraordinary powers that can project his emotions outward — for rescue, for vengeance, or for other extreme emotions.

This comes into play in the first section of the game, which is about the same length as the first episode. Without going into spoilers, Daniel makes an understandable but short-sighted decision. And as Sean tries to work with it the best he can, the situation inevitably turns bad and becomes a major test for how you as a player choose to guide Daniel.

The story eventually pushes forward, and in doing so, reveals much more about the brothers’ family history, particularly on their mother’s side. At the same time, the series’ narrative dovetails into the Captain Awesome demo that was released shortly before the first episode launched.

Through all of this, a third element gradually begins to enter the conflict. First, there’s the factor of guidance, and second, there’s the factor of morality. But as the episode progresses, the game starts to integrate the legal cliffhanger from the first episode, making the decision to expose Daniel’s power — even if it’s the morally right thing to do — a critical one.

This creates some severe consequences. In one crucial decision, the moment can end in one of three ways: an innocent can get severely hurt, Daniel can save the innocent, or the innocent can be physically safe but emotionally damaged. There’s no true right decision, so the result is based purely on your judgment.

Rules ends with a cliffhanger that leaves Sean and Daniel in peril — and how you get there is based on the strength of your relationships. In fact, when reviewing the choices at the end of the episode, you might be surprised at how the smallest decisions leave an impact on a character.

OVERALL (4.5/5)

Building off the strong start of the initial episode, Life Is Strange 2 continues carving out its own identity in all the right ways. From subtle to life-altering stakes, Rules shows that there are no right decisions, leaving it to your own moral compass to guide the way.

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Video Game Review: Legacy of the First Blade: Shadow Heritage DLC

January 23, 2019 | by Mike Chen | Comments Comments Off on Video Game Review: Legacy of the First Blade: Shadow Heritage DLC
The episode does continue the deep dive into Assassin lore as you work with Darius to take down a new chain of cultists, all leading to a confrontation with a group known as The Tempest. As The Tempest is an enemy based on water, there’s a bit of sailing going on in this episode.
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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead — The Final Season, Episode 3

January 21, 2019 | by Mike Chen | Comments (0)
Clementine’s goal us to protect AJ — not just physically, but emotionally in a world gone to hell. Thus the episode’s first major segment pits Clem in full Rick Grimes mode, all while AJ is watching. It’s clear that the resulting actions will leave an impact on the young child, leaving a moral quandary that is TellTale at its best.
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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead — The Final Season, Episode 2

January 17, 2019 | by Mike Chen | Comments Comments Off on Video Game Review: The Walking Dead — The Final Season, Episode 2
From a story perspective, there are two big issues here — the fallout from AJ’s mistake (both between him and Clem, and the pair within the larger group) and the lurking surrounding raider clan that Marlon traded group members to. These storylines fuel each other, pushing beats forward as they swap the spotlight.
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Video Game Review: Legacy of the First Blade: Hunted DLC

December 27, 2018 | by Mike Chen | Comments Comments Off on Video Game Review: Legacy of the First Blade: Hunted DLC
While it’s more of the same, the main game was excellent in so many ways that getting bonus time is totally enjoyable. And since Hunted is the first of three episodes, there’s a good chance that Ubisoft designed this initial episode as a mere first step into deeper and richer Assassin’s Creed lore.
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