Life is strange 2 Episode 4 “Faith” Review
The life is strange 2 has been a pretty wild tower so far. The season has experienced ups and downs, which led me to question me about the quality of the last episode before it exit. Fortunately, “Faith” is one of the strengths of the season so far.
As in the case of narrative adventure games, the main draw of the life is strange 2_ It’s his story. This episode is certainly up to 1. If you are invested enough in Sean’s history and Daniel to go so far, you will not be disappointed. “Faith” discovers some of the most intense and distressing moments of the game to date, while keeping high emotional issues, as well as narrative developments and interesting characters.
In particular, this fourth episode addresses many social problems spread in American society, from national nationalism to religious hypocrisy and cultivation through the conversion therapy of homosexuals. The episode effectively treats these problems in a personal way, which can have an impact on the player in a way that it may not be able to know.
For example, there was a particular situation during the episode to which, as a white, I would not generally have to think. However, seeing SEAN’s point of view, a Mexican in the United States in 2017 reminded me of several repercussions that I do not generally consider.
The game puts players in someone else’s skin to experience what life could be for others. He encouraged players to demonstrate empathy for those who differ from them in a way that would not have appeared to them otherwise. I think this unique perspective is the greatest force of life is strange 2_.
In addition to the social comment, the episode keeps the player invested with his emotional narrative, his drama with high stakes, his friendly characters and his sense of uncertainty. There is no clear way to know exactly how the story of these brothers will be played and will end – in many stories, a relatively happy end is held for acquired. But not here, which can keep players even more invested, unable to predict an end of cliché.
The weak points of the episode are those who prevailed throughout the season. Sometimes the animations are a little bizarre, the synchronization of the lips and the dubbings do not play with each other. Not to mention some motivations or actions (or inactions) of the character who are a little questionable. However, these problems occur in small pieces and are disdainful. The majority of the episode features much higher ups than lows.
A recurring problem that players can have throughout the season is that for a narrative adventure game, “life is strange 2_ does not contain a lot of involvement of players. This trend is also valid for “Faith”. You can browse periods of up to fifteen minutes without entering a single button command. The dialogue choices are rather rare, especially for a kind that has several by conversation. Many of the dialogue choices are often choices between saying the same two or three different ways.
In this sense, the life is strange 2_ Play more like an interactive film. Elements such as the personality of the character, the relationships between the characters and the points of the plot in general remain the same. The player has the control of relatively minor choices here or there that have no impact. All narrative adventure games can not be as diverse as Detroit: becoming human. However, something like teltale _The dead who works gave players more control over the character’s personality and his relationships with others.
In terms of the direct agency degree of the player on these types of factors, the life is strange 2_ is somewhere in the middle of a typical narrative adventure game and an interactive film. There is more interactivity and agency than the latter, without being at the height of these.
However, if you have done so far in the life is strange 2_, then you are probably used to and are more or less agree with the fact. You will probably agree with a little more or less along the story of Sean and Daniel. And, despite the general lack of player agencies, the development of the character of Daniel and the choices that it makes remain an extremely interesting aspect of the game. These depend on the actions that the player has undertaken by Sean throughout the even most minor party. Looking at the statistics of choice of this last episode, you will see that the episode can end in different ways depending on what the player decides to do. In addition, these decisions bleed in Daniel and how it rises and grows over the episode. This perspective of shaping Daniel’s character remains intriguing, and it will be interesting to see how this will lead to the final episode to come.
The fourth episode of life is strange 2_ does not necessarily solve the few problems of the season so far. The positive aspects of the game greatly outweigh all the small problems that may arise, this episode in particular being one of the best of the season so far. The last episode of the season is approaching in a few months. If you are someone who liked the first life is strange_ or is a fan of game-based games in general, you should check The life is strange 2. The moment is conducive to board.