Almost Perfect... Almost
This game is beautifully written and put together in a very good way. So far, I’ve only played episode 1, and I’ve had no technical issues or glitches. The character development is perfect, and the visuals and story are breathtaking. I love how your decisions affect the game, and even the music is great. The game is overall amazing, and I plan to buy the whole thing on PC if that’s possible. So why is this a three star rating?
The game is filled with so many curse words and vulgar speech that I can hardly breathe. Maybe saying stuff like that is more “normal”, or “in style”, but some people don’t want to hear that garbage. You lose more players from putting it in there than if not, so why do it in the first place? If there was even an option to turn of the strong and pretty much constant foul language, the game would be, by all means, perfect.
It almost hurts not to give such an amazing game a five star rating, but I just can’t stand that gaming companies are always making stupid decisions like these. Could you be bothered to add an option to turn it off? Other games pull it off. Pretty sure you could too if you cared.
(Not that you’re ever going to read this review, given that this game is made by big-name companies and typically they don’t want to/don’t have time to read the reviews, but I decided it would be a fair warning to anybody who wants to get this game.)
This game is REAL!
by Nate Van Der Linden
When I first started the game I had kinda low expectations but after half an hour of playing it, I couldn’t stop. Everything from the commentary, to the soundtrack is spot on! As for the story it’s awesome that you get to be a part of it. You have the complete freedom to make the choices you want in extremely dire situations, like pulling a trigger or saving someone’s life! Also, it’ll make you think hardcore, to find solutions to some crazy problems. I really love how this game points out to the player what kind of morals they have, and how good they are finding solutions. Even though the game is virtual it’ll pull you in and make you feel like you’re really doing it in real life.
I promise this game with all its five seasons is totally worth the price and will get you feeling like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. If you have a pretty boring life (like me) and want some crazy drama, this game will give it to you! I just finished it and I’m on my way to play the next “Life is Strange””Before the Storm”, and I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.
This game is REAL and you’re gonna love it! I promise. Just try it out ( the first season is free) and you’ll see what I mean!
Riotously infuriating update - PLEASE READ
First and foremost—this is a beautiful game. I love absolutely every aspect about it. It is nearly perfect in every way. You’re probably wondering why I gave it two stars now. A few months ago, it said an update was required if I wanted to keep playing. When I tried to download the update, it wouldn’t work. I tapped it, an arrow orbiting clockwise appeared, and then the exact same thing popped up—an update is required. I went from place to place—at home, at Walmart, outside, in the passenger seat of a traveling car, and nothing changed. I made the conclusion that I should probably delete the app and then reinstall it, and that should reset whatever is wrong, so I did. But when I try to download the game, THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENS. And now, I can never play this game again. What’s worse, I BOUGHT the second episode (the first one is free) before the update, and never got the chance to finish it. It’s been like this for a few days now, so I decided to edit my previous five-star review. I warn you, if you play the first episode of this game, you will be hooked, and you WILL download the episodes after (I only had enough money left in my iTunes account for one), but if you encounter this fatal flaw, you can kiss that eight dollars goodbye, because that’s how much you’ve wasted on absolutely nothing.
Great Game, but I got stuck in Episode 2 due to bug
I purchased all episodes and I got stuck in Episode 2 after Max took the shower, listened to the conversation of Victoria and her friends and then needed to get back to her room to get dressed and pick up Kate‘s book. My problem is that I am unable to enter Max‘s room. The room is not activated. It does not show that it is Max‘s room (no white arrow saying „Max“) and there is no function to open the room. It looks like an inactive graphic. It is definitely Max’s room (room 219 with the white board saying „Max“). I tried to rewind time, I tried to go back to the last checkpoint, I quit the game and restarted it, I restarted the iPad, I even uninstalled Episode 2 and reinstalled it. Nothing helped. When the game continues at the last checkpoint I am standing in front of Max‘s room but I cannot enter it. It is obviously a bug and I can’t proceed, because I need to get into Max’s room before the game lets me leave the dormitories. Its a shame, because I would like to play the game over the X-mas/New Year break. I wont have time for it after. I contacted the developer and now I am waiting for a response. But my fear is that they are on holiday break as well. Keep you posted.
Update. Did not receive feedback from developer yet. I will have to claim to get reimbursed, because I can‘t continue playing the game. Stuck in Episode 2.
One small problem!! help!!
I absolutely LOVE this game. i’ve probably played through it at least 3 or 4 times on PC. When i realized there was a mobile version, i downloaded it right away. I was SO excited to play. the only thing is, there’s a problem with the size of the game screen fitting all the way on my phone. I have the iPhone XS Max, which the details say this game is compatible with, but the entire game is not fitting on my screen. and because of this, i CANNOT EXIT THE JOURNAL. the tabs that should be on the top to exit and turn the pages is not on my screen. and because of this, i cannot go any further in the game then right after the choice to tell the principal about Nathan and the gun, because it forces me to open the journal to read Warrens text. I really hope you can fix the screen sizing so it works with all phones, i know some other people are having this problem too. i hope you can fix it and i can continue playing soon! otherwise AMAZING game.
At first, the ads for this game made it seem like the main character, Max, was a male, so I’d skip it, and move on. But as a was looking for new games to play I came across it again, and decided to play it, you know, give it a shot. I was immediately obsessed! I couldn’t stop playing! The characters’ stories are put so perfectly, and it’s so clear to see the relationship status as the story goes on between all of the characters including Victoria. I was so sad when I finished the first episode, but my dad knew how much I liked it, and let me buy the rest of the episodes. The story line was perfect, the detail was perfect, the one thing that annoyed me a teenie bit was that the hair didn’t move. It could be wet, it just didn’t move. I think the first episode of Life Is Strange 2 comes out today, and I am so pumped!! I was literally in tears when I finished the game.
If you don’t want to read the whole thing, come here! It’s an incredible game, and I wish I’d had it sooner than I did! It’s just the game I was looking for.
Not Compatible with iPhone XR (FIXED)
I was really enjoying this game until I was unable to exit the journal.. I have seen some of the other reviews of other people with the newest iPhones, can not exit the journal. From looking at the dates from some of the comments, I figured that the developers would have done something to fix this issue by now.. OR at least made some sort of announcement that they were working on it. This is a really fun and unique game and I enjoyed playing, what little bit I could, but if I can’t even get out of the journal to proceed with the game, then there really isn’t any reason to keep the app on my device anymore. It’s a little sad and disappointing... Maybe the developers can fix it at some point and I will re-download, but they are going to lose a lot of potential customers with all the new iPhone users that can not play the game.
Thank you so much for addressing this issue.. I really enjoyed playing the game. I have changed my “2 stars” to 5! Thanks again
Not compatible with iOS 12
This game is amazing. I don’t normally play these types of games but I thought I would give it a shot based on all the reviews and awards. I got immediately hooked on it. It’s like reading a really good book. You can go at nice relaxing pace. The graphics, music, camera angles are very beautifully done. The characters are so well developed - their subtle expressions and uniqueness make you feel like they are actual real life people and you can really relate to them. This game will make you feel emotions on all levels. You will laugh, you will cry, you will get angry, be sad, be happy, be scared.. It’s definitely a masterpiece. The only thing now is that I played it all the way through on iOS 11 which worked wonderfully without any issues at all. Recently I upgraded to iOS 12 and wanted to replay the game but there’s a lot of glitches in the graphics like flickering and extra random pixels in the scenes which takes away from the beauty of the game. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.
Developers please read. guys. What the heck?!??
Ok so I started playing this game over for the third time, got to episode three where Chloe and Max just broke in to the principals office, and somehow I’m back to another profile that I already played??? I went to saved games to try to switch over to the profile I’ve been playing and it’s saying I’m on episode four? WHAT. No. Please no. I literally just replayed everything up to this point which honestly takes a while and now all my choices are gone so I can’t just pick up from the beginning of episode three and go from there?? Ugh. I’m so disappointed. If any developers read this and can help, please let me know. This is so frustrating. I’ve already finished the game twice, I don’t want to have to restart from the beginning but as of right now I would have to because it’s only showing the choices I made the first time around. Please let me know what I can do. I’m super bummed, I love this game and the last time I played was just a few hours ago, I don’t understand how I am now at episode four from a previous save when I was just playing episode three from a newer save. PLEASE HELp!!!
Amazing. Breathtaking. One of the Best Games Ever.
I will never be able to forget this game nor will I want to. Words cannot describe the true beauty of this game. From the amazing plot and beautiful graphics to the incredible character development, this game deserves a spot among the top 5 best games ever created. The storyline and dialogue was out of this world amazing!! Chloe and Max made a great team that you automatically ship, and I hope you make more adventures with them. Episode 5 was a tear-jerker. I haven’t even played the entire game(I watched Pewdiepie for most of it) and now that I have played it, I feel this game is a true masterpiece. I can’t even describe my feelings for it. I wish it had never ended😥.
WARNING! SPOILER AHEAD.
Great idea with showing reality falling apart and the “alternate realities” that Max had to go through in the very last chapter. While strange and kinda disturbing, it portrayed the butterfly effect beautifully. Keep up the amazing work and I look forward to playing more of these types of games.