Life Is Strange - Season 2 Ep 3 "Wastelands" Teaser, Releases May 9th, Ep 4 08/22, Ep 5 12/03

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  • edited September 2018

    the first episode of LiS2 >>>>>>> the first episode of LiS1
    Soooo much better!

  • To be honest I think season 1 was more subtle and nuanced, and that game wasn't always incredibly subtle to begin with.

  • edited October 2018

    From a game design point of view I find it kind of odd that they didn´t give Sean a better special ability.
    Max had her time rewind and Chloe had her backtalk.
    Sean can look at his little brother and call out to him, which compared to the previous games is a pretty lame ability to play around with.

    Do you think they are going to evolve it in future episodes, or atleast find creative gameplay uses for it?

  • So when you draw a sketch you can focus in multiple times and build the drawing up until it actually looks like the scene... I didn't realise this.

  • mfw LiS2 gets 82% on Metacritic, while TFS gets 68%

  • Yeah, that's odd but review-summary sites like metacritic or opencritic are garbage.

    Everything related to grades/ratings is garbage.

    mfw LiS2 gets 82% on Metacritic, while TFS gets 68%

  • It's the reason the critics give as well. "Telltale TFS feels like it's going through the same formula as every other Telltale game." Despite it completely changing everything from the ground up.

    And then they praise LiS2 for doing exactly what they criticise Telltale for. There's a clear bias going on here. LiS2 is more of copy of the first game, than TFS is a copy of anything Telltale related.

    At least the user rating's reflect more what I would've rated the episodes. That being a 6 for LiS2 and a 8.5 for TFS.

    GSSalvador posted: »

    Yeah, that's odd but review-summary sites like metacritic or opencritic are garbage. Everything related to grades/ratings is garbage.

  • YEAH BABY! LET’S GO!!! WOO WOO WOO WOO

    mfw LiS2 gets 82% on Metacritic, while TFS gets 68%

  • Sean did say that he and Daniel are the wolf brothers. And lo and behold...


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  • Well i prefer LIS 2 to TFS anyway. Much more enjoyable story, characters, music, plenty of gameplay and the episode length of that first episode is exactly how it should be. Lengthy. I did enjoy TFS though

    It's the reason the critics give as well. "Telltale TFS feels like it's going through the same formula as every other Telltale gam

  • I disagree but sure

    JawaEater posted: »

    To be honest I think season 1 was more subtle and nuanced, and that game wasn't always incredibly subtle to begin with.

  • Oh i completely disagree with that. Dontnod will know exactly what direction they are taking this game. It’s really good so far. You should play it than watch it. I am enjoying it a lot more than TFS so far

    hemfbg posted: »

    I gave Life is Strange 2 a watch. I’m too confused to be angry about the premiere in any way but it’s just… nothing works. (Spo

  • Did anyone else get teary eyed when the LIS 1 credits music came on after Brody and Sean got back in the car and left the Arcadia Bay area? I did!

  • edited October 2018

    Got any details people might forget, don't notice or just don't know about in the first episode?

    • If you go behind the gas station, you'll find a bird trapped in a snack box and you can set it free. Also, if you look at the half-carved bear, it will give you an alternate dialogue when Daniel has to look for a tool to free you.
    • Depending on choices when Daniel learns the truth and you pick "It was an accident", Sean will either say "It was an accident! I fucked up and a cop shot him!" or "It... It was an accident! A cop fucked up and shot him! That's it."
    • If you choose any dialogue other than "It was an accident" and "I was scared...", or if you take too long to say something, Daniel will be more mad at you and you'll get an additional dialogue choice.
  • My Pros and Cons of LiS2

    PROS
    1. Sean and Daniel are adorbs
    2. Lyla is so sweet
    3. Brody...the man the myth
    4. Arcadia Bay
    5. Nicely animated for the most part.
    6. Timely subject matter
    7. Great call backs to other games like TLoU and Minecraft

    CONS!!!!....CONSSSSSSS!!!
    1. Poor Music selection
    2. For what happens they could have achieved everything at an hour less.
    3. Already apparent that Sean will not survive
    4. Is Brett alive or dead? Never tells us.
    5. DONTNOD Hates parents...season 2 and the formula is understood...parent is dead..3 major events per episode we get it.
    6. Nothing makes any sense...they leave...Sean decides to go to Puerto Lobo...has no idea about family...where the land is...no money to get there.
    7. Mushroom is so going to die

    Over all I liked it a lot...we will see what happens in Ep 2

  • edited October 2018

    Hey KSDIS1

    Brett is actually alive. I remember in one of the articles or maybe even a text message that it said he was taken to the hospital and still unconscious. Pretty certain i read that somewhere in episode 1. Also Sean and Daniel’s mother is still alive and am pretty sure she will show up at some point if they make it to Mexico.

    Ps. Glad you love the game! I am really hyped for what’s to come soon! This is why i love Dontnod!

    My Pros and Cons of LiS2 PROS 1. Sean and Daniel are adorbs 2. Lyla is so sweet 3. Brody...the man the myth 4. Arcadia Bay

  • edited October 2018

    While I don't think the tracks are poor they are not as noticeable as season 1. Litzomania is probably the loudest and best song in the game, and that's not even the full song.

    My Pros and Cons of LiS2 PROS 1. Sean and Daniel are adorbs 2. Lyla is so sweet 3. Brody...the man the myth 4. Arcadia Bay

  • David and Nathan seemed like they would be stereotypes that had me rolling my eyes, but I was genuinely caught off guard by the humanity they ended up having.

    I disagree but sure

  • Well thats good writing. They could have made them one dimensional cartoon villains but didn’t.

    I’m really enjoying the new LIS game though

    JawaEater posted: »

    David and Nathan seemed like they would be stereotypes that had me rolling my eyes, but I was genuinely caught off guard by the humanity they ended up having.

  • I’m pretty sure TFS’s reviews are that low due to the news of it possibly being cancelled. This happened on Steam too. It was at overwhelmingly positive but once the news dropped about TWD potentially going unfinished the reviews went all the way down to “Mixed”.

    mfw LiS2 gets 82% on Metacritic, while TFS gets 68%

  • Yeah, the closure affected the ratings.
    If you look at the Steam reviews, almost every one that is negative since Sept. 21 is only doing so to warm people of Telltale's closure and their abandonment of TWD and the last 2 episodes. People aren't happy.

    TheTrashBoi posted: »

    I’m pretty sure TFS’s reviews are that low due to the news of it possibly being cancelled. This happened on Steam too. It was at o

  • It's $62 though :/

  • I know romance isn't on Sean's mind right now, but i'm wanting him to forget about Jenn and start thinking about Lyla like that. :p

  • He´s a teenage boy. "Romance" is always on his mind.

    AnimalBoy posted: »

    I know romance isn't on Sean's mind right now, but i'm wanting him to forget about Jenn and start thinking about Lyla like that.

  • anyone get the welcome to blackwell academy book yet?

  • Huh. Interesting indeed. Wonder who (or what) was on the other end?

    I thought about calling her, but decided against it since I thought there was no point in doing that.

    dojo32161 posted: »

    An interesting detail from Captain Spirit. https://bicondiazsean.tumblr.com/post/178920166124/chris-making-a-mysterious-call-to-mrs-reynolds?is_related_post=1

  • edited October 2018

    I think I might go with the theory that it's either Sean or Daniel (maybe more likely) that was making that noise, since they were later seen in Mrs. Reynolds's backyard (when Daniel saved Chris). Hmm, unless I'm remembering it wrongly, didn't Mrs. Reynolds say their grandchildren were visiting them? And Sean mentioned to Brody that they had grandparents they didn't see anymore...maybe Mrs. Reynolds and her husband are the parents of Sean and Daniel's mom?

    Huh. Interesting indeed. Wonder who (or what) was on the other end? I thought about calling her, but decided against it since I thought there was no point in doing that.

  • The theory that Sean and Daniel are the grand children of Mrs. Reynold's does seem to be likely.


    MichaelBP posted: »

    I think I might go with the theory that it's either Sean or Daniel (maybe more likely) that was making that noise, since they were

  • The fact that she hasn't seen them in ages and that one is the same age as Chris does make it pretty likely that she is indeed referring to Sean and Daniel. 🤔

    dojo32161 posted: »

    The theory that Sean and Daniel are the grand children of Mrs. Reynold's does seem to be likely.

  • Dang...I never got this conversation...it ties things up nicely though. Claire Reynolds...Grandma and would be foster mom for Chris lol. Only thing that does not add up....November they are on their way south...how do they end back up in Oregon ?
    Also...when is Ep 2 coming out?

    dojo32161 posted: »

    The theory that Sean and Daniel are the grand children of Mrs. Reynold's does seem to be likely.

  • A few days ago I found this essay some of you might be interested in:

    Polar Opposites and Binary Choices: A Critical Reading of Life Is Strange

    It's a hella long read at 47k words, about half the length of the average novel, but it's split into six parts and discusses the characters and thematic elements of the first game. The first three parts relate to the characters and story itself, while the last three focus on how the story is presented. If you've got some spare time I think it's worth a read.

  • An interesting read so far, great find!

    hemfbg posted: »

    A few days ago I found this essay some of you might be interested in: Polar Opposites and Binary Choices: A Critical Reading of

  • LiS 2 achievements have some hints as to what's to come. It doesn't look good. https://psnprofiles.com/trophies/8232-life-is-strange-2

  • It does look good! Homeward Bound is always good! What am I saying, LiS always ends with tough choices.

    TheTrashBoi posted: »

    LiS 2 achievements have some hints as to what's to come. It doesn't look good. https://psnprofiles.com/trophies/8232-life-is-strange-2

  • Seems like something religious is happening in episode 4. Romans 3:23 "'all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." That's the achievement you get after completing episode 4. Idek what's going on here.

  • edited October 2018

    Well we will defintly see Chris in episode 2

    TheTrashBoi posted: »

    LiS 2 achievements have some hints as to what's to come. It doesn't look good. https://psnprofiles.com/trophies/8232-life-is-strange-2

  • That's saying something.

    JawaEater posted: »

    To be honest I think season 1 was more subtle and nuanced, and that game wasn't always incredibly subtle to begin with.

  • Because they know if they give an even average review to LiS, they'll get hounded.

    It's the reason the critics give as well. "Telltale TFS feels like it's going through the same formula as every other Telltale gam

  • So I just finished playing the first episode. Now I know what you're thinking, "Oh God, here goes MetallicaRules again shitting on LiS," but I do want to give some honest thoughts.

    Do I think it's this incredible game that every major critic seems to say it is? No, I don't think that will ever change. Was it as bad as I thought it was going to be? Surprisingly, no.

    I mean, I still dislike it, but compared to the first episode of the first game, I will say it's a step in the right direction. Unlike others, I kind of liked the music in this game, especially the last song when they're on the bus at the end of the episode, Sean and Daniel are already much more likable characters than Max and Chloe (the latter not being too hard to be better than), and the removal of any high school drama for a journey about two brothers is definitely better.

    However, that's pretty much where the praise ends. Once again, the lip syncing and facial animation is just laughably bad, the voice acting comes off again as mediocre (some do very good, some do very poorly), I don't know what the hell to think of a character like Brody, nothing is handled with any trace of subtly or nuance ("You're the reason we need to build that wall."), and it feels like this whole series is going to be a sort of aimless journey. Yes I just praised them for dumping all the high school drama before, but there was other stuff going on like the mystery surrounding Rachel Amber. While I still don't think the first game did a spectacular job in stressing that storyline's importance, it was still a common plot point throughout and did the story a sense of direction and purpose. Here though, it appears to be just mindless wandering until they get to Mexico and, just, hope for the best. That, to me, doesn't really feel like an end goal, that seems to be just getting there and winging it, which is pretty much what they're already doing, winging it. There's no real intrigue other than Daniel's new powers, and they probably won't explain or delve too much into how or why he has them like they did in the previous game. Which is another thing I'm very skeptical about, how is the transition of playing the character with the powers to playing the one without them going to work? While it wasn't used too much, Max did have to use her time powers every now and then to solve puzzles, but since Daniel, not Sean, is the one with the powers, I feel that takes away a lot of the interest people had with the first game of the series. Maybe they'll do something cool with it, but I'm just not sure I get this creative choice other than they didn't want it to be a complete ripoff of the first game, but I feel like, as the series goes on, more and more people are going to wish they were playing as Daniel over Sean. I don't know, that's just me.

    Overall, I'd say it's an improvement over the first game as of now, but still, average at best. 5.5/10, just my opinion. I hope the rest of you get more enjoyment out of it than I did.

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