The first Episode of Life is Strange titled Chrysalis introduced us to Max, a seemingly normal teenager who has the power to reverse time. Her journey through college and interactions with other students set off the game to a nice start. Does Episode 2: Out of Time improve on the first? Lets find out in the review below.
The second episode starts off calmly compared to the original as interactions with other people in the city and enrolments are much more featured this time around. There’s also a fair bit of exploration and searching in Episode 2, which with the game’s heavy controls felt a bit annoying.
My main complaint with this episode was the pacing which started off way too slow. In Out of Time we also see a bit more of the more interesting characters of Life is Strange including Kate Marsh and Max’s best friend Chloe. Seeing Max struggle handling both her friends who are complete opposites of each other adds an interesting touch to the mood of the episode.
The ending of the episode is just fantastic, without ruining much, the game pulls off a classic Telltale major plot choice rather brilliantly. I just can’t wait to see what happens in Episode 3!
Life is Strange Episode 2: Out of Time is fairly entertaining but could have been even better if it could have maintained the urgency and direction of the last thirty minutes.
Life is Strange Episode 2: Out of Time Review (Xbox One)
If you have played the first episode then it's worth giving Episode 2 a playthrough.