Life is Strange 2: Episode 2
This is an episodic game. You will need to get the base game and all succeeding episodes to experience it as designed.
About this game
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Content Rating: Mature
The two brothers continue their journey on the road into the winter months & struggle against the cold. As Daniel gradually falls ill, Sean’s concern for his younger brother increases and decides the pair of them must make their way to their distant grandparent’s house to recover and seek shelter. During their stay, they encounter next-door neighbour Chris, a young boy the same age as Daniel who believes he is a super-hero by the name of Captain Spirit. As Daniel and Chris begin to form a friendship, Sean insists on Daniel following a set of rules around his power. Will Daniel keep his power concealed or break the rules in a time of need?
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Episode 2: Rules lacks the big plot developments, set pieces and imminent threats that were the most memorable part of Episode 1: Roads but more than makes up for it by putting us more squarely into the head space of these two brothers adrift trying to keep their heads above water. It’s less about grand emotional peaks and sweeping decisions this time than it is about inevitability and longing. The past stays with us, pain and all. It’s who we are.
Rules is bookended by some heartrate-spiking sequences, but the majority is spent relatively comfortably. Music has crescendos and decrescendos because they're dynamic. Loud has more impact when everything was soft just moments ago. Rules is a decrescendo. It's quiet and it's retrained. But all indications are that Life is Strange 2 won't stay quiet much longer.
While there were a few technical hiccups throughout the episode, it stands as one of the best in this already stellar series. From the conversations that wonderfully introduce passing characters and flesh out their relationships to the way the narrative forces you into tough decisions, this is what a narrative adventure should feel like. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch might have got all the attention, but Life is Strange 2 Episode 2 deserves all the praise.