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Its ben announced that Episode 2 will not be out this week and, has been delayed. However, its supposedly going to be released by the end of March.
I was under the impression that it was out today, so when I switched on my PS 4 and the game began an update, I assumed that was it, but no. I was really looking forward to it too.
I haven't seen anything confirming a delay though. There were rumours of a delay, which the devs denied, but since they haven't given us a proper release date either, I'd say something's going on. This is rather disappointing considering I'd heard that they had a proper schedule planned out with content every six weeks or so.
edited 12th Mar '15 3:09:07 PM by artfulscruff
Here's the confirmation. Its the first thing that popped up on Google.
Oh my god that screenshot.
How did I forget this thread existed so quickly?
Glad there's a release date now. Next week is gonna be great, between this and the release of Bloodborne :D
What's happening with the EU PSN version of this? Why don't I have it yet? It doesn't even seem to be in the Store.
Never mind, there it is. I thought it was supposed to download automatically if you had the full pass.
For some reason I could only find it in the store on my PC or through the game itself. Couldn't find it through the store on the actual Playstation, even specifically searching only led to episode 1 or the full season pass.
edited 24th Mar '15 8:43:22 AM by artfulscruff
Well that was definitely really good.
I swear, every character just needs, like... a great big hug. Except Nathan. He deserves a kick in the stomach. Or twelve.
The dialogue definitely felt a lot less stilted this time around. The attempts at teenage slang are still kinda weird, and some of the voice acting is still really bad, but hey. It's not that big a deal to me.
edited 24th Mar '15 1:04:25 PM by Mukora
Welp. This episode left me in tears.
So, we get a lot more information on Kate Marsh and what happened to her. She went to a Vortex party and had only a little wine (and she drank water after) and got sick. Nathan said he was taking her to the ER but it seems he took her instead to some bright white room, she felt a pain in her neck, and woke up the next morning in front of her dorm room feeling 'gross'. And there's a video of her; drunk or drugged up, making out with several people at the Vortext party. Her parents are upset and praying for her salvation and her aunt sent her an awful letter about how her church group is praying that she won't be sent to Hell.
The big climax for the episode is Kate tried and DOES take her own life by jumping off the dorm roof several times as Max furiously tries to rewind time. You can talk her down from doing so and I was successful in doing so but my fears of the tension being killed by the reversing time were addressed by Max having her nose bleeding and unable to rewind time so whatever happens with Kate is perminant. I saw in tears during these moments because I can really relate to how Kate feels and her experience. Not the place to discuss it, but the question of weather she should go to the Police or not gave me pause for a soild few mins.
Can she still take her own life?
Haven't finished the epeisode though. Had to pause at the scene in the Principal's office because I realized I'd gotten to wrapped up in the epoisode and was late for class.
edited 24th Mar '15 1:05:00 PM by InkDagger
God, I actually shouted at my TV when I saw her on that roof. I knew it was coming, but damn. And I swear, Nathan looked happy when the shot panned over everyone. That fucker needs to go. And yeah, according to the choice summary at the end, it's totally possible to not save Kate. Which is absolutely depressing.
On a lighter subject, Chloe is totally into Max. I don't care if it's illegal in Oregon, they're getting married.
edited 24th Mar '15 1:14:20 PM by Mukora
I THOUGHT THE SAME THING TOO! Nathan looked nearly smiling. It might have be just an awkward camera angle since this game hasn't been the greatest with facial expressions/animations. God, watching her jump. You all but see her land. It was awful to watch.
Despite how awful it was to see it, I'm glad that there is a game out there trying to discuss these things.
On a more funny note, if you tell Chloe to shoot the bumper, the Bullet rickoches to hit Chloe and she starts cursing and screaming at you to reverse time and... I'll be honest, I really started laughing at that. It was oddly hilarious. 'FUCK I SHOT MYSELF! FUCK! SHIT! TURN IT BACK TURN IT BACK NOW! FUCK!'
Ok, question, in the scene where Chloe's foot got caught, I got the pliers and cut the wire and flipped the lever, but I was also able to grab an axe and I kept the crowbard and I was also able to interact with the giant Cable Drum on the hill. Are there multiple ways of solving that puzzle?
I'm also noticing that every scene where Max flash backed to the Tornado was RIGHT after a scene where Chloe could die; the shoot the bumper scene and the train. If it IS related to saving the life of someone who would otherwise have died... I just saved Kate too...
Gah, for all my earlier whining about not having it, I'm saving it until tomorrow when I have more time to play. Which means now I'm avoiding both this and the Bloodborne thread XD
I think the train scene has multiple solutions, yeah. The choice summary had "Tampered/Did not tamper with the rails" as an option, at least (And apparently cutting the fusebox counts as not tampering.)
And yeah, the Nathan thing could have just been a problem with facial animations. But... it would be in character. Considering he's apparently raped multiple women, likely uploaded the video of Kate, and is the kind of psychopath who brings a gun to school... I also suspect he's the owner of all those files.
I just saw a stream thingy and.
I saw a teenage girl commit suicide. I'd kinda like that not to happen when I get around to playing this chapter.
EDIT: Also, I hereby claim this thread in the name of Faction Paradox.
edited 24th Mar '15 5:00:24 PM by unnoun
It seems likely that it's him, but it also seems a little too obvious. There's definitely something more going on here...
Thank God I was able to save Kate.
Edit: For the gun choice, I ultimately went with attempting to shoot Frank. While this will almost certainly come back to bite me in the ass later, I feel safer with Chloe having the gun than Frank having the gun (though the thought has occurred to me that this option is there to potentially prevent Chloe from doing something stupid later on...)
I have a feeling that the nosebleed thing will return in future episodes, to signify the most critical choices. It will probably end up getting worse as time goes on, too.
edited 24th Mar '15 5:07:40 PM by KarkatTheDalek
There seem t be so many awful people in this town. Frank threatening a teenager wth a knife. Nathan is a psycpathic freak who brings a gun to school, date rapes/drugs his classmates and god knows who else, breaks into Max's dorm room while she's showering to theaten her and vandalize her room, and sends a threat text. HIS FATHER decides to SOMEHOW get a teenage girl's phone to THREATEN HER which is a MASSIVE WTF to me. Madsen has been photographing Kate for awhile which is creepy as fuck and I wish I'd take a photo of him harassing her, but then again my standing up for her helped keep her from jumping so... And then Samuel apparently has pictures of Rachel posing?! WTF?!?!
edited 24th Mar '15 10:10:57 PM by InkDagger
Samuel has to be a red herring in some way. He seems too obviously creepy to not have good intentions. Plus, Max seems to like him.
Oh god that scene with Kate on the roof was heartwrenching. I teared up a little, and am happy I was able to stop her.
I was crying. I'm not ashamed to say this.
Did it in one sitting earlier.
I was not particularly affected during the climax, but if I hadn't been able to save her, I would have been extremely bummed out. I dunno if it was a dick move or not on the part of the developers, but removing the rewind for that scene certainly upped the tension. Contrasted in particular for me to the diner scene, which I had to rewind twice because I wasn't looking at the jukebox the first time to see what happened, and I had to rewind the pocket bit as well because i I didn't know I was going to be grilled so thoroughly on the objects.
Also, did Chloe's mum know it was Chloe's weed or not? Her dialogue was inconsistent on that point, for me.
I was surprised, while chatting to David near the end, that he seemed to be more reasonable at that point, but then he was still creeping on Kate, so I dunno. I guess that's what's so great about this game, that someone sorta mentioned already; no-one seems totally good or evil (except, y'know, him), just varying degrees of messed up. I think I'd actually hate those Vortex Club girls less if it wasn't for the occasional flashes of decency they showed.
As has also been noted, what seemed like a good decision at the time, maybe comes back to bite you at some point (not having proof that David is harrassing Kate, for example), but then maybe will prove to be for the greater good after all. It's not proving easy to predict what the results of actions will be, and some of the actions taken are just a downright mystery at the moment (warning Alyssa of incoming projectiles, watering Max's plant), and I don't think their consequences will be revealed until very late in the game.
Anyway, again enjoyable overall, and I look forward to Episode 3. Thankfully, Bloodborne (and an impulse purchase of Minecraft on PS 4) will fill that time very nicely :D
edited 25th Mar '15 1:22:56 PM by artfulscruff
I'm going to water my plant every chance I get. Same with helping Alyssa, although unfortunately I didn't realize that I needed to talk to her in the first episode - I just stood in front of the guy like a dumbass and hoped that my body would intercept the football...
I think that saving Alyssa comes to bite us back once she figures out that once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, and thrice is conspiracy. And I don't think having more people know about Max' power is going to be all that good.
I seriously doubt that the files belong to Nathan, btw. Mostly because I ask myself "what kind of teenager these days keeps files?". Especially since the information is probably not the kind of thing he'd want to leave around where it can be found.
He's obviously psycho, though, and I kind of regret blaming him during the big final decision. I mean, talk about things that can and will come back to bite us in the ass, huh?
BTW, did anyone manage to identify the plant in Max' room? I'm kind of worried it's one of those kinds you really shouldn't be watering every day.
I blamed the shit out of Nathan at the end, and I regret nothing. Someone's attempted suicide is way too big a thing to blame on Jefferson, who seems basically decent if a bit of a hipster douche (hell, Max herself comes off as hipster now and then), and for all that David can suck a bag of dicks, I'm not sure I want to pin it on him either.
Tell you what's actually driving me mad in this game? The optional photos. Get trophy for taking optional photo #1. Two minutes later, get trophy for taking optional photo #4. Wonder how the hell I managed to miss two photos in such a short time. I have realised now that the sketches in the journal are clues to the photos, but even so, one of them took me some trouble to find (the object was very obvious, but you had to be standing in the right place for the Photo prompt to appear, and one of them I tried every angle I could get, but no joy).
Oh, and I also got a small kick out of spotting a Firefly◊ reference◊. There was a reference to Remember Me as well, Dontnod's previous game.
edited 25th Mar '15 1:42:02 PM by artfulscruff
I didn't realize that there was something to protect Allyssa from hitting her head again. I didn't even see it which surprises me because I'm usually rather good about finding these moments. I also saw a 'Wasn't nice to Taylor' moment on the end screen. I thought I wasn't mean but I didn't realize it was an actaual even moment.
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