Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads Review

Life Is Strange Season 2, Episode 2: “Rules” – Review [PS4]

With the last episode that came out in September, Life is Strange 2 is now back with episode 2, titled “Rules”. I’m happy to return to the brothers Daniel and Sean who, after a tragic incident, got separated from their wolf father and their haven.

However, nobody said life would be easy for the two young wolf cubs. Because even though they are wolves, there are still hunters out there that mean them harm. In their hope to find peace, there are prices to be paid.

Finding themselves in the state of Oregon, the boys have found a temporary safe space in the form of a cottage, where they can practice Daniel’s newfound telekinesis abilities. It’s still winter, and they have not been sheltered much from the cold.

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Being on the run for so long, one learns to appreciate the small things in life.

Daniel has been sick for a while, and he seems to only get worse by the day. They’ve learned the hard way that nature can be as cruel as people – but they have no other option but to move on. Not only do they not have medicine to cure his illness, but they are also running out of supplies. They have reached the bottom line: they cannot stay in the safe confines of the cabin anymore.

The boys decide to visit their grandparents: a decision they would gladly avoid if they could. Not just because they hesitate to ask for help considering their runaway-status, but also because these grandparents are the parents of their lost mother, who left them when they were young – leaving a void in the young boys’ hearts.

As they arrive in Beaver Creek, Oregon, they find their grandparents’ lovely-looking house. If you’ve played The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, you will recognise this place: because they are, in fact, the neighbours of Chris Eriksen’s family. Captain Spirit himself. Finally, this is where the two stories intertwine. They approach the grandparents’ door with scepticism, thinking about how this scenario can go in different directions: they can accept us, or they can banish us from the grounds. Luckily, the former seems to be the case.

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Making new friends.

However, Daniel really wants to get to know his mother, who she was and where she might be now. But we cannot hide the fact that this is a very sensitive subject for the two grandparents. They don’t want to talk about it, and they do not want the boys to sneak around in the house and find any information about her, either. More specifically, they are not allowed to enter her room. So what do two young, curious boys do? The exact opposite of what the grown-ups tell them to, of course!

The grandparents worry about their neighbours, the Eriksen’s, and we are told to keep an eye on them. Therefore, since Christmas is just around the corner, the boys decide to join Chris and his father to attend a Christmas market. The boys do what they can to make each other happy, and it often lies in those little moments where they can pause and just enjoy being boys.

As always with the Life Is Strange universe, this episode is an emotional rollercoaster. With a masterful soundtrack composition, they combine the soundtrack with the songs from Captain Spirit, which really brought back all the emotions I felt then.

Finally, a series of unfortunate events forces the two wolf brothers to leave Beaver Creek altogether. As I said; it’s not easy being these two young cubs. The episode ends as they are forced out into the great unknown. This episode contained so much emotion, and I’m excited to see where this adventure is headed!

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season "Broken Toys" Review PS4

The Walking Dead: The Final Season “Broken Toys” Review [PS4] – An Emotional Comeback

Wow. Who would’ve thought in September that we would be back here now?

The shot heard around the world was that Telltale Games had shut down. For good. In the process, we lost a fantastic game company, and games like The Wolf Among Us disappeared with the tide. Perhaps it was a good thing that, at the time, they had already started The Walking Dead: The Final Season. If not, chances are I wouldn’t be here now, writing this review.

Thanks to the creator of The Walking Dead universe himself, Robert Kirkman’s game studio decided to pick up where they left off, bringing people from Telltale in to help give the series the end it deserves. Since it’s been a while, let’s briefly summarise the previous episode, shall we? Reader warning: this review might contain some spoilers. However, I can say that the episode is good, and that you should play it. 

We met a character we haven’t seen since season 1; Lilly. If you don’t remember her, she’s the mean one whom you may or may not have left on the side of the road. She was a bad person then, and she is a bad person now. The difference is that she now has a group of raiders supporting her, treating her as their leader. Things got heated when Clementine, AJ, and their group of rebellious teenagers had to defend the school from Lilly’s invasion. Sacrifices were made, and hope seemed lost.

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We managed to capture Abel, Lilly’s right-hand man. As always, Clem has to do the dirty work and interrogate Abel to find out where the raiders have taken the other kids. We will find out where they are, no matter the cost. Even in a post-apocalyptic world where one would think humans have to work together to survive, they still choose to find reasons to hunt and murder each other.

There is a small war going on, and Lilly’s group of raiders are kidnapping people to fight for them. This ultimately means that their hidden lair is where we need to go to save our friends. Queue “Eye of the Tiger”. In the meantime, figuring out how to infiltrate their base might take some time; and they are going to need help. Who better to turn to than James, our only other friend outside the school? He has a different philosophy towards Walkers than most people, seeing them as innocent people rather than mere monsters; believing their soul still exists inside what deceivingly looks like an empty, broken vessel.

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The night before everything is supposed to go down, Clementine has a dream. A dream which threw all the feels upon The Walking Dead fans who have been following this series since the very beginning. Flashback to the train-scene from Season One – and in comes our sweet, sweet Lee. Clementine’s substitute parent. This scene was one of the most touching since the first season for several reasons: 

  1. The fact that whenever Clementine needs a safe space, it is with Lee, on the train where he taught her everything she needed to know to keep her safe.
  2. Whenever Clementine needs help and feels insecure, Lee is the one to give her advice.
  3. The scene makes an incredibly touching transformation between child Clementine and adolescent Clementine.
  4. This scene is everything.

When I managed to recuperate from this very emotional scene, I took a step back to look at the gameplay. Like I mentioned in the previous review, the combat system is still very unforgiving. One mistake, and you’re dead. But I guess that makes sense when you’re living in a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic world.

Since it was the first episode given out by Skybound Games, players were warned that the episode might contain some bugs. They were already aware of the problem and suggested to players what they could do to fix it. When playing it myself, I didn’t encounter any major bugs, just some audio disruptions, and some bad transitions between scenes. Nothing that ruined the experience, which I’m pleased with.

This was, all in all, a solid comeback for the series, and a worthy continuation of what Telltale started. I was impressed with how the episode was basically an emotional rollercoaster, and I’m excited to see what the final episode of The Final Season will bring. If everything goes according to plan, the last episode will be released on March 26, titled “Take Us Back”. I don’t think I ever will be ready to say goodbye. But all good adventures must eventually come to an end.

Still. Not. Bitten.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season PS4 Review

The Walking Dead: The Final Season “Suffer The Children” Review [PS4] – Abandon Hope?

For the first time in a very long time, I don’t know how to start a review. Do I continue as usual? Do I start with explaining what happened? I guess pretty much everyone knows by now.

Telltale Games went bankrupt. I don’t think you could’ve missed it. Some grabbed the opportunity to yell out “I told you so!”, some responded with anger for them not being able to finish one project before jumping onto another, and some responded with sadness and apathy.

I didn’t really realise just how much these news upset me when I first read about it. But the fact is, I am truly upset about it. To me, Telltale Games wasn’t just a game company. It’s someone I have followed from the beginning, someone who inspired me to pursue my passion for games. And to see them basically vaporise like that was…. bizarre, to say the least. But it’s not a new phenomenon.

Fear not, my friends. Ask, and ye shall receive. The creator of The Walking Dead universe Robert Kirkman’s game company Skybound announced that they will be picking up the pieces left by the ruins of Telltale, to see The Final Season through to the end. Even though this is beyond great news, I’ll personally believe the series will have an end when I see it in front of me on my TV-screen.

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Like these two, I’ll be waiting.

If you look away from the business and economic aspect of the video game industry, Suffer The Children is all-in-all a very good episode. I will, like the review of the last episode, try and create a spoiler-free review as much as possible.

Episode 2 takes us back to the school and the group of teens we met in the previous episode. There can never be enough drama in one episode, so needless to say there are some things Clementine and AJ have to take responsibility for. As a consequence, they are thrown out of their safe haven.

Unfortunately, they don’t get very far before a group of raiders catch them. This is where we meet a familiar character whose face we haven’t seen since season one. However, this face wasn’t friendly then, and is sure isn’t friendly now, either. This person has become the leader of this horrific group, and they don’t hesitate to threaten Clementine as they give a clear message of what they want; the children at the school.

We learn that there is a small war going on; there is a feud between two groups of people, and the group that catches Clementine and AJ is kidnapping (or as they call it, “recruiting”) children to make them fight for them. Yep, that’s messed up.

However, hope is never lost; with the help of a kind stranger, we manage to make our great escape. If the series would go on, I’m sure we would form an even stronger friendship with this character at some point. The kindness of this stranger teaches us about strengthening the right bonds, and we learn that most people react a certain way for a certain reason, and by learning that reason we understand what makes them tick. 

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It’s nothing personal, it’s just business.

Technically speaking, I noticed that the loading screens could, at times, be incredibly long. In addition, the controls felt a little off sometimes. The combat system was very unforgiving, and the game’s own tutorials kept feeding me the wrong controls. Yet, an analysis of the controls in this episode feels like missing the bigger picture.

All things considered, the ending of this approximately 2 ½ hours long episode feels like the biggest cliffhanger ever. When I finished the episode the news of Skybound taking over hadn’t come out yet, and I felt betrayed. Now, there might be hope. Some light at the end of the tunnel. We are in the middle of a story, and the threads are starting to unfold.

I thought I was ending this review feeling sad and frustrated. Even though Telltale as a company may be over, the talented people behind the name are still out there. And some of them will most probably be joining Skybound and create a proper ending to the series, completing an important chapter in video game narrative history.

In the meantime, I’ll be waiting. Patiently.

Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads Review

Life Is Strange 2, Episode 1: ‘Roads’ Review [PS4] – We’re Going On An Adventure!

It’s been 3 years since the very first season of Life is Strange came out – and it gave us so much in terms of storytelling, where they explored how to deal with sensitive issues through the eyes of a teenager.

In the meantime, we were served Life is Strange: Before The Storm and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. In my opinion, they’ve only gotten better at it.

If you played the approximately 2 hour long adventures of young Chris Eriksen and his alter ego Captain Spirit (which is 100% worth your time by the way), then the decisions you made there will somehow carry over in Life Is Strange 2. I probably should have made a review on Captain Spirit, because that was truly an unforgettable experience. As usual, my final verdict for the series will be given at the very last episode.

Now, Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix are back with Life Is Strange 2 – with brand new characters, location, and storyline. We meet Sean and Daniel Diaz from Seattle in Washington, age 16 and 9 respectively. They are seemingly normal boys – Sean has a crush on a girl which he plans to hit on at an upcoming party, and Daniel is a boy who loves candy and to play with his toys.

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Playful big brother Sean.

That is, of course, before everything is destined to go down the drain in a fashionable Life is Strange-style. A supernatural occurrence takes place in their home, forcing the two brothers to escape, and wandering on the United States’ roads on their way to Puerto Lobos, a place in Mexico their father once called paradise. The boys live in a community where their background sadly plays a factor – which is evidently why they are on the run. The news reports them missing, and the cops are looking for them.

Based on the small amount of money they carry – it is not going to take long before they run out. This, eventually, leads to them having to beg other people for food.

Gameplay has improved, and the game looks much smoother now than it has before. As always, the soundtrack of the game is an experience in itself. You can always expect the Life Is Strange-series to contain excellent music that adds to the widely immersive world.

A theme that turns out to become an important aspect of the game is racial discrimination. Even though they have, from their father, clear roots in Mexico, they still identify themselves as Americans. However, when they start to feel exiled from the States, they cling to their Mexican roots. One thing is witnessing it on a general basis – another is witnessing it happening to these young boys. Defenceless and innocent, they become the victims of violence, both verbally and physically.

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Brotherly love.

To put it mildly, these incidents are hard to watch. It’s a bold move from the developers, but at the same time, I feel like they are doing the right thing. As a consequence of the tragic event, Sean has to take on a parenting role for Daniel. As a 16-year old, he is still too young to be Daniel’s substitute parent, but it’s what they have.

Taking on this parenting role is of course not fitting for Sean. He has to keep his mask on for Daniel all the way until they finally meet a kind soul who sees them for what they are; kids just trying to survive. This stranger briefly becomes a guardian for the two boys, giving them what they need to keep on going. We, as adults, take on the role of a child in crisis. It’s an unfair and difficult situation, but I think it is an important subject to discuss. A 16-year old is never supposed to be set in that position. Sadly, that is the reality of many.

Life is Strange 2 takes on a more serious note than the other seasons. I’m predicting that this season will be an adventure like no other. We watch them as they grow up, joining them on their ups and downs. Because there will be plenty of them. As usual, Life is Strange creates a moving story about these two boys that I felt an instant connection to. I’m looking forward to seeing where this is going.

Life Is Strange 2 is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Pre-Order Tropico 6 For PC And Gain Exclusive Access To The Beta

Fans of the beloved Tropico strategy series can gain immediate access to the beta by pre-ordering Tropico 6 from the Kalypso Shop.

Tropico 6 improves on the inspiring formula from the acclaimed strategy series and gives players the option of pre-ordering two editions of the upcoming game to choose from: Standard Edition and El Prez Edition.

Check out the latest beta trailer for Tropico 6 below:

Tropico 6 Details

Here’s everything new with the latest release in the Tropico series:

  • Players choosing to pre-order the standard edition will receive a 10% discount and the ability to hop into the beta immediately. Those springing for the El Prez Edition will acquire those two benefits, as well as other bonuses like a flashy tourist outfit and a decorative flamingo pond for their suite.
  • As the leader of your government, players now have the option of ruling an entire archipelago rather than just one island republic. This is sure to divvy up your time between numerous islands and increase the amount of strategy needed to keep the people on your side.
  • Linking these series of islands together with bridges, tunnels, as well as plenty of other enticing transportation for your citizens. Sending them from one island to another in taxis and cable cars is an all-new feature to keep your reign in power.
  • Players can join in up to 4 player co-op or competitive matches with the online multiplayer for extended fun with friends.
  • Send government agents out on raids to bring back all of the worlds riches, or give impressive speeches to keep your citizens following your every word – the choice is yours based on how you wish to rule.

If you’re a first time subscriber to the Kalypso Shop you’ll also gain an extra 15% discount on top of the 10% saved from pre-ordering the game.

With access to an exclusive beta offering a complete tutorial across all four eras (Colonial, World Wars, Cold War and Modern), as well as two full maps to help get players acquainted to running multiple islands at once, reserving customers are in for quite the treat.

Tropico 6 is set to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One sometime in 2019.

Melancholic 2D Game, My Memory Of Us, Available For Pre-Order On Steam, PS4

News out of indie developers Juggler Games: the 2D puzzle adventure game, My Memory of Us, has officially become available for pre-order on both Steam and PS4.

A symbolic adventure between two childhood friends takes players across a dreary world set during the second great war, World War II. Fight against the struggles of occupation as two kids from alternating backgrounds do everything they can to stick together.

Below you can find the official gameplay trailer showing off the distinctive art style and game design:

My Memory of Us

Still not sold on My Memory of Us? Here are some key features you’ll find during your adventure:

  • The surreal take on real-life events showcases a familiar history lesson while managing to create an emotional story tied with powerful gameplay mechanics. Each event in the game is tied to real-life war stories from Warsaw.
  • Witness two children from two entirely different backgrounds bond and become friends through everything from stressful situations to unapologetic, playful encounters.
  • Players will have the option of either controlling each of the two children separately, or uniquely navigating both at the same time. Switch between the two with the touch of a button, or utilize special skills tied to each child.
  • Along with the trailer, there’s a slew of “Making Of” videos showcasing the design, story, sketched art style, programming, the two heroes and even the moody music.

Now that you’re interested (I think), you can pre-order a copy for Steam or PS4 (in EU only) before its official launch on October 9th, 2018. The game is also set to release on Xbox One, however, as of now it’s still under submission.

‘Souls’ Inspired Action Game, Sinner: Sacrifice For Redemption, Slashes Its Way Onto Consoles/PC Later This Year

Brutally fend yourself off against the embodiments of the seven deadly sins in Dark Star Games’ upcoming action game, Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption.

What looks like a byproduct straight out of the popular ‘Souls’ series, Sinner sees players as a gritty soldier, Adam, weighing heavily on his dark and mysterious past.

With the announcement of Sinner heading over to Discord, consoles and later on Steam, comes a barbaric launch trailer showing off various bosses. Check it out below:

A Road To Redemption

Here are some of the key features on the future release of Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption:

  • Take on the role of Adam and make a journey to become exonerated for his treacherous past littered with sins and loathsome crimes.
  • Driven along by a stirring soundtrack, players will dive head first into boss battles that manifest from the atrocious seven deadly sins, revealing Adam’s connections with each incarnation.
  • To mix up the combat system, players must permanently debuff their character before each boss battle by sacrificing a chosen body part. Sinner is meant to drive players insane with the increasingly difficult battles that never seem to let up.
  • For those who will brave their way through to the end, players will discover new pieces of equipment in New Game+ mode — adding a pinch of replayability.

Headed to the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on October 18th, 2018 and Steam shortly after. You can follow the game by joining Another Indie’s Discord group here.

A Tale Of Forbidden Elemental Love, Degrees of Separation – Releasing Early Next Year

From the indie minds of Moondrop Studios, partnered up with veteran publishers behind Ninjin: Clash of Carrots and Override: Mech City Brawl, Modus Games, comes a brand new adventure in the name of love, Degrees of Separation.

A Tale Of Forbidden Elemental Love

This upcoming 2D adventure game grants players a thrilling journey of puzzle-solving and deep narrative between two differing climates personified as partners in love, Rime and Ember.

The announcement comes with a release window of this winter for consoles and PC. Here are all of the details about Degrees of Separation:

  • Both single player and co-op multiplayer is available for players to explore a unique world brimming with puzzling obstacles highlighting the useful differences uncovered in both Rime and Ember.
  • In 2-player co-op, players will work together as a team to achieve passage through tons of environmental challenges utilizing the distinct elemental powers of heat and cold.
  • The game features a powerful mixture of passionate story-driven narrative and inspiring puzzle mechanics between the two co-stars.

Check out an early prototype build from 2014 of Degrees of Separation below:

“The combination of innovative mechanics and powerful narrative is what drew us to this game(…) It’s why we seek out these very important indie titles that have a true story to tell.” – Christina Seelye, CEO of Modus Games

Degrees of Separation is now set to release in February of 2019 on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. Expect more details, including a trailer, to be revealed in the coming months.

RGX Showdown

New Futuristic Street Racing Game, RGX Showdown, Released By Telltale Games

Hang onto your hats and take to the streets in the latest high-speed futuristic street racer. Created by racing gurus from the Burnout series and Split/Second, indie racer RGX Showdown bursts its way onto stores everywhere – today.

RGX Showdown Brings The Heat

From The Walking Dead to The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games has presented inspiring fictional narratives in the form of episodic seasons.

RGX Showdown may be indie developers Shortround Games‘ debut release, but the small team of veterans are eager to have players engaging in the action at blistering speeds and competing in an online competition.

Take a look at the full throttle trailer showcasing the intense speed found in RGX Showdown below:

The rapid racer comes fully equipped with loads of appealing features, such as:

  • Fast online races between two racers both competing for the top time will have players quickly engaging in one race after another. Races typically last less than a minute, leaving players at a constant high-velocity pace within a myriad of races.
  • Earn cosmetic decals and paint jobs from completing various events scattered across the vibrant RGX universe.
  • Race between international tournaments that change every hour to make your way to the top. Always have a chance at victory with new winners claiming the podium every hour which offers up unique rewards.
  • Players aren’t limited to rewards by winning only, as RGX offers plenty of event points – win or lose – to alleviate any would-be headaches from tedious progression.
  • Unlock new Champion Cars by racing your way through the numerous vehicle classes and swiping a few high-octane victories as you speed through fast highways, weave in and out of traffic and burst around gripping curves.

You can download RGX Showdown on the PS4 and Xbox One starting today, September 18th, 2018, for the budget price of £7.99/$9.99.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season PS4 Review

The Walking Dead: The Final Season “Done Running” Review [PS4] – The Beginning Of The End

The Walking Dead is back. And this time, for the very final season. Telltale Games have expanded The Walking Dead’s universe through 4 seasons, in addition to 400 Days and the mini-series Michonne. We have arrived at the end of the road with our dear Clementine, where we will hopefully receive an answer to the question we’ve been waiting for; will she lead the same fate as Lee?

I won’t be giving scores on each episode but will give a final score for the season in total. Therefore, these reviews will be short (but sweet). With that said, I’ll try to keep it as spoiler-free as possible, but as the series goes on, I will eventually be forced to talk about relevant events.

It was with a heavy heart that I sat down with TWD again, with the first episode “Done Running”. I can always appreciate ending a series when it’s good, but at the same time, I’m not at all ready to say goodbye.

Ever since the first season was published, I have spent a lot of my time on these games. I don’t mean just playing the games – that alone truly opened the world of storytelling in games for me. But they also inspired me to write my bachelor’s thesis on TWD Season 1, studying the video game alongside the comics; combining my passion for games with my studies. Even though I will most likely never have a conversation with someone from Telltale Games, I have a lot to thank them for. And I cannot think of a better opportunity to do that than with these final reviews.

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She’s all grown up!

As always, the choices we make will have consequences as the story progresses. However, it will now also have repercussions for AJ – the little boy we came to know in the previous season, whom Clementine has become a parent-figure for. Our choices will have an impact on what kind of person he will grow up to become, how he is shaped as a human being.

In this episode, Clementine and AJ meet a group of kids at an abandoned school, who have created their own society and are generally living in peace. They get to know some of the kids there, they get their own room, and they are served food. Though I gotta say, accepting the kindness of strangers in this game feels weird and unnatural.

In terms of gameplay, some things have changed from the previous season. Because we now have our own room, you can gather collectables to decorate Clementine and AJ’s room, giving us a nice sense of finally belonging somewhere.

In terms of combat, you can choose to incapacitate the zombies before killing them, making it easier to deal with larger packs. In addition, I really have to praise Telltale Games for their development from season 1 regarding the graphics. It doesn’t just look better, but the shifting between scenes no longer have those small pauses they used to have, now they just smoothly move from one scene to another in one coherent motion. I love it.

But, as we have seen throughout the series, all good things must eventually come to an end. Nothing ever stays peaceful in the world of The Walking Dead, and one thing I’ve learned from these games is to never believe in a first impression. Towards the end of the episode, things start to get dramatic and increasingly intense. It ended with my mouth hanging open, saying: did I do that?

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Watch this space.

In a way, I feel that as Clementine has grown, so has Telltale Games as a company. As an avid fan, among many others, I feel like I have been following their journey to the top; they went from being one of the smaller ones to becoming one of the most significant game developers when it comes to storytelling in games.

“Done Running” is a great start to the final season, and even though there have already been some surprising turns, I’m guessing that we haven’t seen the half of it, yet. The title is a good description of their momentary sanctuary, and just looking at the other titles for the remaining episodes makes me nervous. All in all, the episode looked amazingly good, it tugged at my emotions right away, and this is only the beginning.

So far, The Final Season is looking very good. One episode down. Three more to go.

New Gameplay Footage Shows Off 19 Minutes Of Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1

Life is Strange has been embedded in video game history as a piece of – somewhat niche – memorable storytelling that weighs heavily on the player, no matter if you’ve played it once or a dozen times. Dontnod Entertainment is bringing back the highly acclaimed series with their upcoming sequel, Life is Strange 2.

Life is Strange 2

After the surreal events following Max Caulfield and Chloe Price, fans will return to the sobering universe as Sean Diaz, accompanied by his little brother, Daniel. As Devastating events occur involving the brothers, they are forced to outrun the Seattle Police and hitchhike their way to their home of Puerto Lobos, Mexico.

Check out the 19-minute long official gameplay “Seattle” trailer below:

Returning to the Life is Strange universe, fans of the series will be delighted to find the same atmosphere, mysterious powers and musical stylings are returning to the sequel.

Those who have experienced The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit earlier this summer will find that their decisions made in the demo will carry over to Life is Strange 2.

Episode (one) out of five of Life is Strange 2 is set to release on September 27th, 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. There is currently no official release date for the other episodes in the sequel.

Overcooked 2

Pre-Order Overcooked 2 And Receive Five Exclusive Chefs

The incredibly strategic chef simulating, food preparation co-op game Overcooked is finally receiving its well-deserved sequel this August.

If you pre-order the game before its release you will gain an early advantage with five exclusive chefs unlocked from the “Too Many Cooks” extra content pack.

Overcooked 2 – Five Exclusive Chefs

From a Calico cat to a space alien chef, expand your cooking arsenal with a variety of unique top chefs in the upcoming Overcooked 2:

Here’s everything that’s been added to the cooperative cooking sequel from indie developers Ghost Town Games:

  • Levels can now dynamically shift around you to help throw in an extra dash of depth to the overall cooking strategy. Players will also find themselves fighting the heat in a number of various kitchen settings, such as slicing rolls in a high-class sushi restaurant to harnessing your culinary skills in the wizard school kitchen.
  • No longer stuck with local co-op only, players can now participate in up to 4-player co-op action, either online or local.
  • Overcooked 2 will introduce the brand-new throwing mechanic which allows players to cautiously heave ingredients to one another – or into the blender – in tight situations when time is of the essence.
  • A slew of new recipes will make their debut in Overcooked 2 which means all-new equipment to handle and ingredients to uncover.
  • On top of the completely new roster of chefs featured in Overcooked 2, the “Too Many Cooks” pre-order bonus comes with 5 talented exclusive chefs: Calico Cat chef, Monkey chef, Unicorn chef, Walrus chef and Alien chef.

Fans don’t have much longer to wait to get their hands prepped and ready for insane cooking action as Overcooked 2 hits stores – both digital and physical copies – on August 7th for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC for £19.99/€24.99/$29.99.