After a slight delay the long awaited and, for me, much anticipated continuation of Life is Strange dropped this past week. Overall I didn’t think it was a bad episode but it doesnt quite live up to the original. I can’t quite put my finger on why not either, it just doesn’t.
Episode one was all about setup, introducing you to the setting, characters, and main gameplay mechanic. It drew me into it’s world and made me feel connected to Max. I met friends and foes alike. I can’t really tell you what happened in Episode two because not much in fact happened. The last ten or so minutes were the climax of the episode and were fantastic but the rest seemed like a bit of filler. You meet a few new characters with about half of those being throwaway and not offering much in terms of story or revelations. There are two moments, both in a diner, where the dialogue exchange gave me a “WTF” moment. For example, I chose to cover for Chloe and say the joint was mine and when I initially speak with Chloe’s mother Joyce she is very forgiving and understanding with a soft but stern motherly tone. Then a few minutes later when Chloe shows up after a few words are spoken she gets pissy with me about the exact same thing. I don’t get it.