Jorge S Fernandez
As of this writing, Ubisoft has created a live blog that promises to address all of the technical issues that is plaguing their high profile game. Considering their misplaced priorities, however, they hardly deserve a pass for releasing Assassin's Creed Unity in the miserable shape that it's in, which damages both this decent entry in the series as well as the very AC brand itself.
Despite the lack of tightening up the original game's flaws, the PS4 version of Akiba's Trip is without question the definitive version, thanks to a smoother graphical performance and a few other extras to round out the already robust package.
Overall, Chariot is a game that is deliberately slow-paced and also demands patience. The game's charming aesthetic is appreciable to everyone, but the gameplay may be too slow a burn for people used to faster physics-based games. For those with enough patience, however, there is plenty of content and cute visuals to reward diligent players.
The Escapists is an interesting premise for a simulation-style game that offers numerous ways to tackle situations and lots of routines to keep track of. However, the cumbersome interface may impact the enjoyment of anyone playing with an Xbox controller, and with the promise of further updates and additions on the PC side, interested players may want to consider grabbing the game off of Steam instead, if possible.
In the end, episode 2 is a more dialogue-heavy entry compared to the first, but it's also a much stronger episode for it. The world of Game of Thrones is an utterly harsh one where few of its inhabitants live comfortably, and this episode emphasized the uncountable struggles that plague these principal characters. Hopefully the following episodes will continue the strong narrative here will continuing to raise the stakes.