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The Minecraft Story Mode Episode 2 Review was previously published on The Adventuress on October 27, 2015.
The game is available on personal computers and consoles.
The second episode of Minecraft: Story Mode doesn’t quite match the high standards set by it’s predecessor. Episode two is quite short, but it’s wide amount of differences in the choices offers a lot of options for replay.
The first episode ended with a choice
The new locations are both really interesting, and widely different. They both reflect the personality of the two members of the Order. The architect’s land is full of wonderous and wild buildings and inventions, whereas the bomb expert’s land is full of crazy people known as griefers, who attempt to blow you up the moment you set foot on their soil. These moments should be fun to people who are veterans of Minecraft, as they emulate and poke
There are a few moments of adventure game puzzles here, which are optional, as there are multiple ways to solve a task. The optional puzzles in The Walking Dead: Season One were nice to have, but a
The other major choice, between who to save in the former episode, hasn’t had much of a difference on the impact of the story so far. The interaction with the characters will change depending on the choice, however, there is a major plot point that is introduced with the return of your chosen character to the group. The problem is the same no matter which character you chose.
The presentation continues to shine here. The graphics continue to mimic the world of Minecraft, and all of the fancy
Minecraft: Story Mode episode two doesn’t quite live up to the standards set by the premiere, but it comes close. It’s a much shorter experience, but the vastly different routes mean that gamers would get a lot out of a replay session. The optional puzzles are handled much better than in The Walking Dead: Season One, as they are actually integral to the plot. The music and voice work
4 out of 5