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Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Mild combat, compelling story in new, improved sequel.

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Those who've played the original (or any Telltale game, for that matter) know what they're getting here; a dialogue-heavy interactive story with bursts of action. That said, Minecraft: Story Mode -- Season Two has a leg up on its predecessor in that it's paced better right off the start. This could be because it assumes that players are familiar with the first game, know the cast, and understand how things work, so there's less time wasted in establishing the world and its characters. Plus, the story kicks into high gear within the first 15 minutes, sending Jesse off on an adventure full of twists and turns that just keep coming. And fun new characters -- like a famous one-time adventurer named Jack who accompanies Jesse and Petra while learning to face up to his fears -- inject just enough newness to freshen up the formula.

Telltale games, however, are always a bit of an acquired taste. Kids who love the social and creative aspects of Minecraft won't find much of either here. A crowd-play mode lets a group of players vote to decide how to respond in dialogue situations, but the majority of the group will spend most of its time simply watching the story unfold. And while a handful of puzzles and tasks allow players to assemble ingredients to make items like torches and cakes, no imagination is required. The ingredients are readily available, and the proper recipe is automatically provided. And so Minecraft: Story Mode -- Season Two earns the same qualified recommendation as its precursor: It's fantastic for Minecraft fans who've been dying for a real story in their favorite game, but inessential for almost everyone else.

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