Life is Strange 2 episode 5 just came out, wonder if it can redeem the game

Alastor3

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Oct 28, 2017
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I heard A LOT of bad reviews about episode 1-4 = that it was boring compared to the original, i wonder if episode 5 can at least redeem the story of the entire game.
 

jrush64

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Oct 25, 2017
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I can finally start playing it. But I gotta be honest I'm not as jazzed as I was about this series.

It seems
 

Kabukimurder

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Oct 28, 2017
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A lot of LIS hot takes in here after just a few posts!

Looking forward to playing this finally. My expectations are high from a game standpoint, and low from a LIS-standpoint. Probably going to replay the first one after the sequel no matter.
 

BDS

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Oct 25, 2017
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Will revisit this after I play episodes 3-5 to see if my opinion changed, but based on what I've seen around the fandom it doesn't appear likely.
 

Linus815

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Oct 29, 2017
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I hope so, because episode 2 & 4 were really quite weak. Epsiode 3 was very good, though.
 

JustinBB7

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Nov 16, 2017
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I played 1 and Before The Storm recently and they became on of my favorite games of all time. Season 2 and Captain Spirit bored me so much. Insanely slow and not much happens. I liked episode 3 but that's about it. Going to play 5 in a bit to see if it can redeem it but I'm not getting my hopes up.
 

feonando

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Mar 26, 2019
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This thread teminds me of the constant "why noone told me it was good?!" threads.

I mean, if you only focus on the negatives and combine it with the fact that is more common for people to posts negative opinions, of course "everyone" says something is bad and "noone" told you it was good. :p

They are good and also on Gamepass (first episode), if you have an Xbox with Gamepass you could just try and see.
 

matrixman92

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Oct 26, 2017
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2 hasn’t been bad imo, just very underwhelming. I could not care less at the moment what happens to any character in the game. So hope it surprises me
 

Cactuar

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Nov 30, 2018
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As a HUGE fan of the original Life is Strange, I stopped playing the sequel after Episode 2 even though I paid for the full season. Just completely uninspired. The time travel aspect was so central to it, and the brothers are nowhere near the characters of Max and Chloe.
 

Xiofire

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Oct 27, 2017
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Absolutely adored LiS1 but I just can't bring myself to go back to 2.

I got to the start of Ep 4 and realised that I just don't care for these characters like I did with Max/Chloe/Rachel/Kate in the original. I think it was a combination of the roadtrip style story telling, along with frequent characters dropping in and out in each chapter that just made it impossible for me to make a bond with anyone in this new cast. While the subject matter is raw and sensitive, I just don't see it being utilised to push any sort of good narrative.

That along with Daniels power not really having a bearing on the gameplay like Max's time travel did just made it feel like any other Telltale-esque game.

Maybe I'll go back over Christmas break if the impressions are good, but I'm not holding much hope after everything I've played so far.
 

Zexion

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ive been a pretty huge fan of the season so far to be honest, a lot of the arcs especially in episode 3 & 4. I'm pretty invested to see how their story ends.

This thread teminds me of the constant "why noone told me it was good?!" threads.

I mean, if you only focus on the negatives and combine it with the fact that is more common for people to posts negative opinions, of course "everyone" says something is bad and "noone" told you it was good. :p

They are good and also on Gamepass (first episode), if you have an Xbox with Gamepass you could just try and see.
Actually all the episodes up to 4 are on gamepass right now.
 

Damn Silly

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Oct 25, 2017
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It doesn't need to be "redeemed" imo.

I don't personally have it up there right besides the first and Before the Storm, but it's not a bad game by any stretch.
 

KOfLegend

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Jun 17, 2019
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I don’t think it’s a bad game by any means, but it has been a major disappointment so far. The only episode I loved was episode 3. Still, I’m interested to see how it all ends.
 

SnatcherHunter

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Oct 27, 2017
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I haven't touched LIS2 yet, but I know the story and characters won't touch LIS. That game was lightning in a bottle.
 

Invoker

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May 29, 2019
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Episode 3 was the only good one.

1,2 and 4 was so boring that I fell asleep playing at least 1 time before finishing It.

The "road game" they forced us to play makes me want to forget that this game carries the life is strange name.
 

Invoker

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May 29, 2019
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I imagined an ending to LiS 2 where is revealed at the ending that Sean has Max Powers (time travelling) and some reference like the blue butterfly showing.
And then you have to use it to make some hard decision.

But to be honest, I doubt ep5 will finish the game with something mindblowing or cool, It will be something like "sacrifice yourself to save your brother or he dying to save you"
 

tkato

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Oct 27, 2017
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I enjoyed this season, it's a great humane tale, the political side of it is the weak part IMO
 

shadow_shogun

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Oct 25, 2017
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I just started playing it and I'm currently on the last section of episode 4. I'm enjoying the narrative as I did with the first game and its spin-off. Most of the complaints I've seen are that it's political, not sure why that would be viewed as a negative though.
 

defaltoption

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Oct 27, 2017
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Orlando, Florida
I just bought it in the most recent sale, I’ve been waiting for the episodes to all be out, I can’t do episodic releases especially without exact dates release dates far in advcance. I love dontnod work and especially enjoyed Life is Strange so I’m so hyped to jump back in.
 
Jun 4, 2019
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Played episodes 1 - 4 last week and enjoyed it for sure. But some stuff was just dumb as hell. Some parts just had me saying "yeah right, as if that was your only option" and the whole
church cult thing was so damn predictable. I wish they had went a different route there.

I have no idea what to expect from the last episode, but I'll stay far away from videos of it. I'll experience it myself when it lands on game pass.
 

Lee Chaolan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Only played Ep 1 of LiS2, enjoyed it. Was waiting for it all to be out, so now I can return.

Still need to play the little Prequel one though.
 
Jan 29, 2018
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Wife and I have been enjoying season 2 a lot. It's not as novel as season 1 but I haven't noticed a huge negative sentiment out there.
 

Voyevoda

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Nov 1, 2017
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While it's much more """boring""" in a fun/game sense, its story was much deeper, and the relationship between Sean and Daniel is wonderfully crafted.

I just finished episode 5, and I cried (thing that I very rarely do when reading/watching/playing a piece of fiction). Just because of this relationship. I just realised, after 5 episodes, how much I had grown attached to these two dudes.

It's an extremely touching tale of two brothers, and its treatment of serious issues (here, racism and xenophobia, and the theme of "whose fault is it: he who committed a crime, or the system that conditioned him to commit that crime?") is pretty well done for a video game.

Basically, it's a more "boring game" but a more interesting story with more interesting characters, imo.

(Sorry if my thoughts aren't clear, I'm still a bit shaken)
 
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