In life is strange Episode 2, one tends to hope that things will turn out okay, at least by the end, but there is a voice in you that says—all this doesn’t fit. The episode is wounded by the extremities of inconsistencies of several characters. The elements no other story should have, tiresome puzzle and terrible dialogues. This doesn’t mean, it’s a down run on a hill. It has good moments too—stronger moments in the finale that brings the series together in an overwhelming emotional contrast.

Life is Strange Episode 2 Protagonist – Chloe

The main character in Life is strange: Episode 2, Max Caulfield, lives to have a meaningful connection with the people that surround her. And, that gives meaning to the entire series. These connections let you care more about her as a character. Her relationship with the other residents of Arcadia Bay is the highlight of the entire story. Of course, these incidents slide down with some unbelievable dialogues, but Chloe’s reactions are relatable and to an extent, justified.

It’s saddening to see Chloe’s world falling apart with her bestie, Rachel Amber, as the only building block—a ray of hope. The main character dwindles between her school expulsion and accommodation of her mother’s new boyfriend, David, in her very house. However, Chloe’s relationship with Rachel provides few of the sweetest moments. We get to see how two teenage girls provide a support system to each other, come to each other’s defense, and give boost talks when the other side felt low. This, out of all the bonds in the series, looks authentic and well planned.

Life is Strange Episode 2 Story Review

In the series, there is an abundance of time when Cloe is alone. While the audience is exposed to her thoughts and mindset, to feel what she is feeling—understand it. The supposedly dull moments in the series, are the one that feels more insightful and deliberate. Although there are turns where the series gives you chances to take some clever decisions for her, which is a dicey trick to have a satisfying conversation. If implemented well, it gets you satisfactory results.


Brilliantly crafted prequel series that does well to highlight just how integral Rachel Amber is to the whole series’ overarching story. – Gamesradar

Score: 4.5 / 5

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Isn’t as groundbreaking as its predecessor, but it’s an excellent refinement of those ideas and a solid prequel. – PcWorld

Score: 4 / 5

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It truly feels like it’s becoming your story as much as it is Chloe’s. – TrueAchievements

Score: 4 / 5

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We see the beginnings of what Chloe will become as a direct result of her relationship with her (Rachel). – GameSpot

Score: 7 / 10

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Proven itself a worthwhile prequel that expands on its universe instead of clinging to what came before it. – TrustedReviews

Score: 4 / 5

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There are whole other set of puzzles that feel unrelated and unnecessary. But, a few turns of humor and insight make things easier from the third perspective, and at times it feels rewarding too. Overall, the story looks scattered and rowing through it feels like a task. Seeing this episode, it’s safe to conclude that it didn’t get any better than the first one. Which wasn’t a pleasing experience either.

Life is Strange Episode 2 Review - An Overwhelming Emotional Contrasts
The second chapter of ‘Life is Strange’ brings out a feeling in you that wants Chloe and Rachel to succeed and thrive. Despite several dialogs and interactions that lacks context to the main story, the story in whole feels more substantial and feels to have consequences. Not to forget, this episode is more believable than the first one. Concludingly, the story has several valleys, which you’d unreluctantly ignore to see what’s ahead of it. The turns and twists keep you busy, but at the end leaves you with the thirst to know more.
Gamesradar90%
PcWorld80%
TrueAchievements80%
GameSpot70%
TrustedReviews80%
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