Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 - PlayStation 4 Review

Fighting and never giving up

Game Info:

  • System: PS4, PC, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Release Date: August 22, 2019

Who it Caters to

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That’s right, ladies and gentlemen; Once more a new episode has been released for Life is Strange 2 and you can bet we jumped right in without a moment’s hesitation. Dontnod Entertainment has impressed us immensely with their level of detail in this second installment in the Life is Strange series and so far, the last three episodes have been so amazing to play. Can this fourth episode live up to the past entries? We find out below in our full review of Life is Strange 2: Episode 4-Faith!

What to Expect

Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 once more focuses on players making choices that change the story in various ways. Saving a life or taking it could impact your experience and so far, we’ve seen past choices reappear in unexpected ways. Each decision impacts Sean’s world and equally affects Daniel in some shape or form. Will you be the doting brother who cares too much for Daniel or will your actions cause Daniel to not trust you? Find out how your choices change the world of Life is Strange 2: Episode 4!


After the incident at the farm, Sean has found himself hospitalized and with a few missing elements from his life. Not only did Sean lose his eye in the explosion but Daniel is nowhere to be found. Sean now faces a possible jail sentence for the crimes he “committed,” but the older wolf brother isn’t about to give up on the wolf cub. Escaping the hospital, Sean must track down his brother in Nevada with a little help from an old friend. However, Daniel has found himself wrapped up in a dangerous plot to abuse his powers and it will be up to Sean to save his brother!


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Once more we return to a new episode of Life is Strange 2 and wow…the emotions we got from this episode are incredible. As mentioned above, Episode 4 picks up months after the last with Daniel and Sean being separated. Sean has found himself back in the limelight as he had to be sent to a hospital to recover from his injury last episode and now he must escape to find out where Daniel has run off to. This chapter of Life is Strange 2 is very easy to spoil and we mean easy as some big plot points occur and thus for this review, we will need to be a bit vague. Our focus will be to tell you why Life is Strange 2: Episode 4-Faith is so amazing and why you will not want to miss out on this experience. Here is out full review of Life is Strange 2: Episode 4-Faith for the PS4!

As always, the primary focus of Life is Strange 2 is making decisions that affect the narrative. Players continue to assume the role of Sean—the older of the two wolf brothers—and must make choices that will have consequences later. Episode 4 has some truly HUGE choices once again but these choices aren’t so simple. In fact, out of all the Life is Strange chapters, episode 4 has some of the most real-world life choices to make that it made us tear up occasionally while we played. One choice comes from meeting someone Sean knows more than Daniel and dealing with how to interact with said person will affect future elements of the chapter immensely. There aren’t a ton of choices in this chapter, but with several story-based ones, chapter 4 could lead to some big impacts in the final 5th chapter that might take the narrative in a surprising way. Overall though, we loved chapter 4’s various choices and witnessing how they played out hit us in ways we weren’t prepared for.

Outside of the choices, there isn’t a lot to explore or do in this 4th chapter. Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 focuses on moving the plot along without really having Sean run around dozens of areas drawing pictures like he normally does. There are still some sequences that give players a chance to explore some places but it isn’t as big—or engaging—as chapter 3. While this might anger some fans of Life is Strange 2, we actually see this as a positive. Instead of the extremely simple drawing mini game occupying precious time, you’re focusing on getting to Daniel and dealing with various problems that arise from numerous places. Keeping this episode focused on narrative makes the overall plot and story much stronger and even more immersive.

Wrapping our review up we need to discuss the graphics for Life is Strange 2: Episode 4. There are some hit and miss moments with this episode which made it less powerful than episode 3 or even 2 for that moment. As always, character models and some settings in Life is Strange 2 look phenomenal, but we noticed some areas were just a bit weak in comparison. There are a lot less wide-open vistas in this chapter and only a few really made us go wow. Yet, Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 still looked incredible and that is what ultimately matters.

Honey's Gameplay Consensus:

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 4-Faith doesn’t feel as long as the other episodes nor as large as them either but its narrative and impact are easily stronger. This fourth episode made us truly dig deep into our hearts and deal with personal issues we have in our own lives all while questioning how we’d handle these problems and what choices actually help Sean save Daniel in the end. Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 made us tear up and it was due to its high level of immersion that we haven’t felt since the 2nd chapter. If you are loving this series as much as we are then we can only say one thing further. Buy Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 now…you don’t want to miss experiencing this amazingly powerful chapter.

Honey's Pros:

  • Excellent real-world choices/problems that will hit you in the heart if you can relate
  • Several big choices with some heavy consequences this time around
  • Stronger focus on narrative then roaming around or performing mini-games for time filler
  • New characters are introduced in episode 4 and be ready…they will surprise you
  • One scene in particular made us have to stop playing as we cried…again this episode is powerful

Honey's Cons:

  • Less free movement in comparison to episode 3
  • Don’t expect a long chapter, this one is easily the shortest of the 4 so far

Honey's Final Verdict:

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Soon, folks, we will arrive at the final episode to Life is Strange 2. What will happen to Sean and Daniel Diaz? We have some theories seeing what transpired at the end of the fourth episode, but we still have no idea what could go wrong or right for these poor wolf brothers. All we know is the wait will kill us so in the meantime we need to talk about Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 with those who are interested. Has anyone played the fourth episode yet and/or wants to? Comment below to sound off! For even more game reviews and related articles be sure to keep stuck to our amazing hive here at Honey’s Anime!

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