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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