Dear God 5/5
This is the kind of app that if it were a show, at the end you would stand up with tears in your eyes clapping until your hands hurt. This series of apps are truly wonderful. Im in high school and obviously hate reading more than life itself. But the way this story is told and morphed around what you decide, is brilliant. Top of the line game right here. 10/10 would recommend
Loved it 5/5
That was so good hope the next one comes out soon!
What the plot? 3/5
Read under your own discretion.
So when I played the first Lifeline app with Taylor, I actually felt as though his life was meaningful and his goals to stop the Greens were heroic and thought provoking. When I played this game, I felt nothing for Arika and the plot was thrown at me without remorse. The concept was interesting at best and I loved the fact that magic was involved, I just didn't like the fact that whole story was holding your hand while you were involved in getting three items and fighting the bad guys, the Greens. THE GREENS. The greens was the idea for Taylors plot, not this one. It felt like they wanted to make it connect to the previous game when it just made me feel disappointed instead.
The plot was mediocre, as I felt like the bad guys should not have been the aliens from the first game but a different thing altogether. I thought that this concept would be excellent if it was not in modern times but during some medieval fantasy era.
Arika didn't make me feel sympathetic for her and her sarcastic attitude felt abnormal and was an extreme version of Taylor's personality. It wasn't the best but it was still slightly enjoyable in the least.
Not as good as lifeline, but it's still crazy good. 5/5
Just finished. I could see how people finish on the first try. But, ending is great, story is great. Seriously, why are you still reading me? Just download it.
Ive never played a game this immersive before, and I can't imagine anything topping it. 5/5
By A person who uses this app
I played the first one and Silent Night before this one, and I think this one feels much more personal. Being able to have her call you by your name is a great addition to the game. It makes me feel like somewhere out there, there really is an Arika Lanhear, and a New Tenacity, and Monks of Time, and a Kildecatt's Curiosities, and a Floodland.
Wowed once again. 5/5
By That Toaster
Honestly, Lifeline is my new favorite series. It has an exceptional story that wows me every time. **SPOILER STARTS HERE** I'm currently playing this, at the part where Arika is watching the Greens burn, while doing the original on my phone.**SPOILER ENDS HERE** This series continues to wow me. I get attached to these characters over and over again. I would recommend to anyone looking for a really good story, and anyone in general. The fact that I'm not even done with the game, and writing a review in general is rare.
Good, but didn't meet expectations. 3/5
By A teenage boy
Right off the bat, let me say I adored the original lifeline. It definitely ranks among the best I have ever played. After finishing it, and reading the description of Bloodline, I was excited to jump in. Unfortunately, instead of plunging into a deep pool of immersion like I had with the first one, I bounced off a solid sheet of ice. I just couldn't get into this story. I'm not saying it isn't a good game, but don't assume you'll like it because you liked the first. This one is very different, and in my opinion not in a good way.
Great story telling 5/5
Working my way through the series. What a time.
Super fun 5/5
By G V 15
Love all the lifeline games. Great storytelling
Great fun! 5/5
By Man Wellington
This was great fun, the only downside is that there is a lot more waiting in this one than others I have played, but it's still a great experience!
The best one 5/5
Of the four I've played (lifeline, this, silent night, whiteout) this one is by far the best.
Keep playing! 5/5
At first I was disappointed with this one, but as I kept going it really pulled me in and I loved it. This series is totally awesome. I love the common threads throughout each of them that keep you wondering what you'll learn next. More please!! =)
Got my money's worth 5/5
By Is this nickname ok Apple?
This game is definitely worth getting. I had a lot of fun trying out different endings and learning about arika.
Love these games! 5/5
Seriously these are fantastic interactive stories
Repeating line of dialogue 4/5
When you are at the orphanage and you choose to tell arika to stab the hand, then she said it felt weird or something so I told her to go and she said what's the point blah blah blah so I said ok continue and it kind of reset back to before she had stabbed the hand by her saying it was screaming again and that she was going to stab it even though it already happened.
I have screen shots but no way to contact you guys within the app.
Loved it! 5/5
This was maybe even better than the first but just in a completely different way. It's much longer (I thought) than the first one.
I also want to mention I just love games that don't require an internet connection to work!
Loved this one so much. Great game.
Good, I love Arika! 4/5
This is a really good game if you love the Lifeline series. It's long too, which is nice. My one complaint is you don't get a real choice in what you say- you can click one of two options, but once the scene plays you say something different. It's irritating, but the game is still playable.
Very Disappointing 2/5
I LOVED the first Lifeline, but this one was nothing like it. The story was boring and the choices forced. The main character wasn't interesting and the progress was very slow. It's too bad. I love text adventures but I advise you skip this one.
My favourite iOS game series ever 5/5
This is by far the best game/ game series I've ever played on my phone. The first one is great and even though im only 1/4 way through the second it's already great
Skip this one 3/5
Looooved the first - really felt connected to Taylor. I've died early on in #2 and barely wanted to restart. I ignore her notifications on my watch. The story is blah, the character is blah (terrified yet cracking jokes?), and the pace is slow. I'll try Silent Night instead.
I mean - why does a mage carry a screwdriver with them at all times??
So engaging 5/5
By Wang Lang
I love this series. It's great to have a game you can play on your own time and it's so immersive!
Ok, not as good as the Taylor series. 3/5
This one felt a little dull, lots of directional choices to explore an area and lots of general conversation choices but not many that really felt like what I chose mattered. The story seemed very linear and like most of these games some of the dialogue didn't match the choice I made towards the ending. Still not a bad story, this one did take me the longest to finish but only because I lost interest half way through.
Amazing game 5/5
I love the story it's not much gameplay but the immersion is amazing I have never loved a app series as much as this
I love this series 5/5
It's like a scaled down telltale game
Not exactly memorable 3/5
The other games were very good though.
Love all of the lifeline installments. Bravo
Between the mediocre dialogue with incongruent time pop culture references and getting caught in an endless loop for days, it's goodbye for me. I'll try the next installment in the series.
Best Life Line game so far!!!! 5/5
By Quintendo 64
They really nailed the formula with this one. Amazing story, plot, characters. Really happy this studio found their way to bringing us such quality apps time and time again. Do yourself a favor and play these games from the first released to the last. You will def not regret it.
Oh my WORD. 5/5
The plot was amazing, with creative twinges each and every tap of the screen. It pulls at your mind during the day as you wait to hear back from Arika- to see if another one of your choices has condemned her to her demise, or to a step closer to victory. The dialogue prompts you to think, to laugh- and at one point, I swear, I let loose a tear, and I was on the brink of doing so at others.
I've played the first Lifeline game (which was phenomenal), and this one seems to be even better. My fingers are itching to buy the third, and I just can't wait to see what other Lifeline games will surface. Thank you a million times, Dave Justus.
Inferior to previous versions 3/5
Every 5-10 lines is a pop culture reference. It doesn't take itself seriously at all. At times it's interesting but mostly it seems written quickly and linearly.
There are even typos and repeated dialog all through it.
My favorite in the series 5/5
By Rag I
I have played all the Games in the Lifeline series and really enjoyed them all. However, this one was my favorite. The story was great and loved the interaction.
Loved it! 5/5
I really dug the story and having to wait while the main character had to perform certain tasks helped with the immersion.
Lifeline 2: Bloodline 5/5
I absolutely loved lifeline 2: bloodline! It was a lovely, thrilling story that touched my heart at the end of my path. I would love a sequel to this and want this series to keep on making! Good job 3 minute games!!
I love interactive fiction. Choice of Robots, the Sorcery! series… there's nothing quite like a well-written Choose Your Own Adventure-style game. The problem with Lifeline 2 is that your choices don't matter.
Most of the prompts you get are purely rhetorical questions. Even when the choices are superficially meaningful, their consequences aren't. After a while, I just started picking my answers at random. And I "won."
This isn't a game. This is just a dialogue tree.
This app needs to be improved 2/5
Let me start off by saying the story is great. It's a fun ride and exactly what you expect from a lifeline game.
However, there are other problems with the app that makes it exhausting to play. Here's what hurts the game experience.
The Apple Watch app of the game is really not built to be played on the watch. There are LONG stretches of text which means you're holding your wrist up forever to read and scroll through tiny text. It is literally exhausting. One of the best parts about the game is it takes place in real time, meaning when the character is sleeping, or waiting, you actually have to wait several hours to continue. However when you return to the app, it doesn't take you right back to where you left off in the text i.e. "Character is sleeping" instead it takes you up to your last decision which means you have to keep scrolling to find where you actually left off. The worst part about he whole experience is that the iPhone app and watch app did not sync well. If I continued on my watch, my phone did not always handoff or vice versa. So in the end I was in two different parts of the story on two different devices. Significantly different places. It's so close to being great but the problems to the gaming experience are enough to make you lose interest. It pulls you out of the live conversation experience when you have to keep scrolling to find the right place or when the devices don't handoff correctly. It would also be nice to see a game that is actually meant to be played on the watch rather than just having a supplementary watch app that can play the game. The user experience doesn't seem to be particularly thought through in a practical way. Hopefully these issues will be resolved in the next iteration of this series.
Excellent story, excellent game 5/5
The story was brilliant and my heart pounded and my emotions flared when things in the story got rough. I felt attached to this imaginary character, and felt scared for her when Id made the wrong decisions. And I love the theme of the green. I remembered it from lifeline 1 and shuddered immediately. Bravo.
Excellent follow-up 5/5
I'd like to know more about the world, though. I wish there were a companion book or comic. Also about the player's 'role'.
It took me a while to finish, I tend to forget about mobile games and get caught up with everyday things, but it was amazing. I finally finished today and the ending was as epic as I hoped and expected, very solid addition to the Lifeline series.
By Brain fart sebntral
Is my favourite out of all of the lifeline games. And I really hope there is a continuation to this
It's good but sometimes annoying 4/5
By Potato Activist
I thought the story was really interesting, and I didn't mind the simplicity. The only problems I have with it are that most of the references thrown in took me out and the lantern segment is luck-based (although I know it doesn't 100% affect the ending), which is eeeeh game design. On my second attempt I got a happy ending. :)
Great Entry in a Great Series 5/5
My second Lifeline game. Fulfilling story, difficult decisions. Lifeline series does not disappoint!
Couple glitches but good overall 4/5
For an added fun bonus, tell her your name is Taylor!
My favorite out of the first two. 5/5
I like the more fantasy theme of this lifeline compared to the first game, it also felt like a longer adventure which was my only gripe with the first one. My decisions felt like they mattered more and the relationship being developed with the protagonist felt like I was really apart of her adventure. If you didn't like the first one give this a shot, it's a similar game format but the story felt a bit more intriguing!
Great :) 5/5
This was amazing. The only thing that I wish, is that there was an ability to export or email my story to myself.
Uhh what happened. 5/5
Made it to the monetary with Arika and the loop with the monk and after she says everything about "Doctor Who" it just stops. It doesn't say Arika is busy or any dots. It just doesn't do anything );.
Just as good if not better than the first 5/5
I enjoyed this one a lot in 3 ways. 1. It felt longer then the first one 2. The jokes were amazing (loved the Dr. who reference) 3. The writers took a "magic" story and intertwined it with the first game using the "greens" which could not be easy; thus making you want more as they are clearly a huge curiosity. Well done. I will be getting the 3rd installment ASAP. 👍🏻👍🏻
By Soldierman 2020
This is one of the best games I've bought. The story line is amazing and you start to feel a connection between the reader and the character. It's a really descriptive story line with many emotional events. Loved it. Will buy other series!!
Amazing chapter in the series! A galvanizing tale indeed.
Best Lifeline Game Yet! 5/5
I love this game. I don't think I can even call a game after the superb and spectacular ending. If you were to use money on anything in this store, my advice to you is this. All throughout this riveting story, you are constantly held in a stasis of unbelievable suspense. This is definitely the best lifeline game I have ever played.