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Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 'The Road' Review - A Politic...
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
4589 posts
Life is Strange 2 has begun its five-episode season with the release of the first episode 'The Road'. And sure, it deals with supernatural elements and strange goings on that will be fleshed out as the series progresses, but it also deals with the issues of today. Or any-day for that matter, with a brilliant character driven story that also deals with racism, immigration, and the current political climate.

Although it deals with supernatural elements in a realistic setting, like with the original, Life is Strange 2’s new characters and story deal heavily in themes of identity, racism, and belonging. It’s a product very much of its time, set in the U.S. prior to the 2016 election. The fear of immigrants and discrimination is not limited to America, but by focusing on this issue, Life is Strange 2 is without a doubt a political game. A cinematic story of two brothers on the run after a disastrous event involving a police officer killing an unarmed person – an immigrant. A tale and journey where guilt is assumed when encountering certain strangers, and the danger of not being discovered carries the additional weight of being detained without trial.

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Darkhawk
Melbourne, Victoria
169 posts
" with a...story that also deals with racism, immigration, and the current political climate."

Let me guess, they take the cool option and go anti-Trump like Hollywood and the rest of the media. Snore.
05:27pm 10/10/18 Permalink
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
4592 posts
Uhuh.. the 'cool' option... Life is Strange 2 isn't tied to Trump-politics specifically nor is it anti-Trump in any sort of obvious way... it deals with serious issues as part of character-based story... which is why it feels different than other adventure games
06:39pm 10/10/18 Permalink
Darkhawk
Melbourne, Victoria
170 posts
"...the current political climate".

The only people who tie the "current political climate" to racism and immigration are the same people who think standing in traffic is "progressive". Maybe the game has nothing to do with it, I doubt it if your review seemed intent on mentioning it indirectly.
08:56pm 10/10/18 Permalink
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
4593 posts
Not sure I quite understand the point. Regardless the game deals with these issues in a straight-forward way. I mention current political climate because this stuff is, well, part of current political discourse. Especially in the U.S.
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