Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads
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Summary: The first episode of Life is Strange 2 sets up the season for success, with two brother as protagonists that hook players early. However, not all narrative statements land; the politics can feel forced, and the the pacing can feel off.
Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix
Genres: Interactive Story, Adventure
Two brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz, 16 and 9, are forced to run away from home after a tragic incident in Seattle. In fear of the police, Sean & Daniel head to Mexico while attempting to conceal a sudden and mysterious supernatural power.
Life on the road is tough and now totally responsible for his much younger brother, Sean begins to realise that his decisions will impact their lives forever…
Life is Strange 2 Launch Trailer [ESRB]
Meet Daniel ¦ Life is Strange 2
Meet Sean ¦ Life is Strange 2
The first episode of Dontnod's Life is Strange 2 promises a bigger, more complex story than told by its predecessor, charting a cross-country road trip across Donald Trump's America. Though its social criticisms feel broad and rather clumsy so far, its core story of brotherhood and fraternity between two believable characters is already enormously touching. Like the original, Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 makes time for small details and quiet moments, and when it does it's capable of a beauty we rarely see in video games.