Episodic games tend to be like a pair of comfortable shoes. Once they have been worn once or twice, they tend to show stronger qualities which may not be immediately visible. The second episode of Life is Strange 2 follows this trend, building on DontNod Entertainment’s award-winning universe by providing more supernatural life experiences, and exploring the emotional fallout of the breakdown of a seemingly happy family unit.
After the somber discovery of his father’s fate at the end of Episode One of Life is Strange 2, ten-year-old Daniel Diaz and his older brother Sean are still on the run from the law. They now have the added complication of Daniel’s supernatural abilities, which consist of a form of telekinesis which allow him to move objects without touching them. Sean is helping him to train his new power, whilst ensuring that he understands of the importance of keeping it a secret. Desperate to find shelter, the brothers travel to their estranged grandparents and hope that they can offer their assistance.