Best one of the series 5/5
I have loved every game in this series. That said, this is the first one I'd say is "5 stars" since the original. While it uses the same game play style in that it is text-based adventure, its plot, characters and storyline are completely different. Totally worth checking out for anyone who likes text-based games, law enforcement, or just good original content!
Futuristic Nostalgia At It's Finest! 5/5
This game reminded me of books I read as a child. There was a series called, "Choose Your Own Adventure," in which the main premise was the same as how this game operates. Way to bring back the fun of the old days and present it in a user-friendly, exciting, new type of user interface! And with the watch version, gaming storylines are endless! From receiving texts from the game, to eventually viewing video content, this game is sure to live on due to its high level of plasticity. Excellent game! Novel idea! Never have enjoyed a cellphone game this much ever! Except for good ole "Snake."
Love it! Please make more! 5/5
Love, love, love this game! I think this is my favorite from the Lifeline series. Please make more mystery/investigative Lifeline games! I will buy them all!
Ok so I love the story and the plot and a lot about these game they have good like mystery and all that but
So they cuss just way too much it's aggravating and two I haven't fully finished this one but there is a gay girl which is wrong and offensive (she is a potential suspect so she could be faking it) but gay is still wrong
Overall if they didn't have gay in it or cussing it would be the best mystery games ever
"Absolutely Riveting" 5/5
During the turn of events in this app, I actually felt like Alex was a real person and he really needed my help. It felt really intense helping a cop with a perhaps extraterrestrial threat and the whole story was absolutely breath taking! 5 stars! Keep up the good work, 3 minutes, all your games are amazing!
Text-based storytelling at its best 5/5
Absorbed is the word to describe what you feel as you follow the storyline of Alex. This by far was my favorite of the series this far. I am very much looking forward to the next Alex adventure.
Good game 4/5
Love the series but I HATE when I pay for an app and STILL get bombarded with adds. Drives me crazy.
Good game 5/5
Lost progress bug 2/5
I've played through two other Lifeline games and enjoyed them both. I've recommended them to friends, colleagues and students. While this game seems to follow the same formula for success I began to realize the character dialog is interchangeable across games. Alex, Esposito, etc all have the same quirks, patterns and pop-culture references. I admit I was a little disappointed in the flatness of the character development but the larger issue I had with this particular game is that it lost my progress. Twice. I didn't die and a narrative branch didn't end. I just put away my phone, opened the app and my progress had been lost.
Games are an economy of attention and my time is too valuable to be wasted. I got what I needed from these games but won't play them anymore because I don't want to risk losing progress.
Love it but... 4/5
By Do it again!
It's a great game and I love to play it. However, when I try to scroll up and remember information, I often turn my phone off because I need to do something or whatever. Then I go back to it and it resets to where I stopped scrolling! I was so close, needed a combo, but it's too late now.
I Loved It 5/5
By Mayor mayhem
This is at least my second favorite game in this series so far mainly because of the completely lovable main character, Alex.
Awesome Story 5/5
Great great great game!
The story was well done and very suspenseful.
Good side story of the green series.
Totally recommend this for any Lifeline fan.
As a Houston resident, the fact this story takes place in Austin is fun, as it describes in good detail parts of the city. Helped make me enjoy it more, as I was able to better visualize the setting.
Looking forward to seeing Alex and helping him again.
Best Lifeline yet! 5/5
I loved the story in this one. I don't know how much variance there is in the gameplay (ultimately, there were a limited number of paths in the original) but I felt like my choices were meaningful and the story length was great. The ending was maybe a little abrupt, but that's par for the series as a whole. I feel like this installment also had the most well developed characters.
Great game, some glitches though 5/5
This is another great lifeline game, however i have noticed some glitches with the notifications. sometimes they dont show up and i dont know when to come back.
Love this one!! 5/5
This flatline is much longer than the original one with the aliens, sometimes it drags on a bit much honestly but it's great to kill time with.
The ending was a bummer and very confusing it was like an advertisement for emails from the company that made flatline.
SOOOOOO SLOOOOOOW 2/5
By Hoki Poki
I love Lifeline games...I have them all and have played a few of them twice. But this one is PAINFUL to play. Everything takes FOREVER. I've been told to "please wait" for an entire freaking day (after the rosedale house). And I'm on fast mode! Which is clearly not working. So frustrated.
Stop the auto scroll please!!!! 4/5
I'm playiing the game now, loving the storyline! Only thing I'm disliking is the auto scrolling. In the previous games you could scroll back up a bit and read, even when the character is saying something to you. But this one keeps bumping to the bottom. When the character has like 25 things to say in a row (which is being pretty frequent) , it's very frustrating. Have to close my eyes so I don't read ahead and wait till I can sroll up again.
PHENOMENAL (slight spoiler) 5/5
By Adriennes report
This is definitely my favorite so far, even though I miss Alex. I really hope we see more of him!!!
Not one of the better ones 3/5
The story is kind of bland for this lifeline. It's also more clear the writer isn't as familiar with this setting. Stick with the other games unless you're just a die hard fan of these. I wanted more... but I couldn't stay interested in this character over someone with personality like the others
One of the best games within the App Store! 5/5
All of these games are some of the best games within the App Store!
They bring me back to the old Zork games for MS DOS. Nothing but text, and your imagination to paint the brilliant image that is illustrated for you.
I'll be honest, I try to kill off the main character as quickly as possible to unlock "Fast Mode", but that's only because I'm impatient and I can't wait to read what the character has to say next! These stories, at least to me, are extremely immersive and actually feels as if you're helping someone else on the other end.
For me, 5 stars all the way!
KEEP THESE STORIES COMING!
Worst game of the series 1/5
I usually loved the Lifeline games, but this one is too buggy (crashes/freezes) and its plot leaves much to be desired. Many decisions make no difference, restarting is boring.
Devs, don't rest on laurels. You must know you've sucked this time.
Too much 1/5
By Born Keller
Too much text. Too much of the same story arch. Too predictable. Shouldn't have wasted the money. This whole "green line" theme is passé.
To short 3/5
By Awesome ness in a bottle
I really like this game but it's waaaaaay tooo short
More of a grind. 3/5
It's alright. It's much slower paced than the others, and the story isn't as compelling, but I do like the references to things in the other games, linking them together. I just feel like this is more of a grind than something I look forward to. Regardless, I am going to continue to "Line" series
I love the Lifeline series! 4/5
It's a great game and I love that it really ties in with its predecessors. My only problem is that it keeps crashing on me.
Great game 5/5
The experience is like reading a novel but you are one of the main characters. Very entertaining!
Great game again 5/5
I loved the Lifeline games, and this was a nice addition to the collection. Great story, but more difficult because you'd have to remember prior evidence when questioning a suspect.
You find out more in Flatline that makes you want to replay this one. I'm excited to see how they all come together.
Lastly, the cons:
1> he really should be speaking, not texting. It makes more sense.
2> I hate the compassion meter. At the end of the day, you saved his life. Does he need you to do it pleasantly? (Unless it changes if you're rotten?)
And to other reviewers- If they add real voices, maps, photos, etc., the game will easily become $5-6. Be careful what you wish for.
best one 5/5
Ends with no conclusion 1/5
Though this game wasn't buggy and the gameplay was good, it cheats you out of your money. Where for $2, you get a full game anywhere else, this game ends on a cliffhanger and tells you that in order to finish, you have to spend even more money. Not to buy extra DLC, but just to complete the main storyline. It's a horrible developer tactic.
Definitely worth it 5/5
Totally worth the money, but ends in a cliffhanger, so I'm stuck waiting for the next one.
Every character never gets a (true) happy ending, I suppose.
But this one, this game- ends tragically. The true ending was extremely sad, but that's not a bad thing.
I like that kind of stuff.
There are a few problems with this, though. When you click a decision, tapping "X" makes it rewind to that point. It's misleading.
Second, it's unbelievable that he can text so much during the story, maybe put on speech to text to make it more realistic?
Third, (and this is only my opinion) when you play the other games, you know what's happening, right? Well, why can't we have a option that has us tell the main character what we know? It could really help if you can tell them that you know what the Green-Eyed-Woman is, or that Warping and Wefting isn't as dangerous as running on the fifth floor.
That would be great, wouldn't it?
I don't think Alex is dead, with Crisis Line and FlatLine aggressively winking that he's alive.
Still, we can only hope for the best, right?
Maybe Alex and Arika can team up, and V.Adams, Taylor and Wynn be in a separate team also?
(The end being where they all come together as a complete team)
That would be so awesome, but is only just a suggestion.
Anyways, I'll wait for the next game, I'm DEFINITELY buying whatever comes out next~
Love the story and characters 3/5
However, the cosmopolitanism of the obvious self absorbed Austinite that contributed local city details should realize that there are other places in Texas that exist and are far superior...
Needs to be fixed 1/5
I love all the life line games these guys make, but this one likes to reset back to the beginning for no reason randomly. I've tried completing this game 3 times now and it keeps resetting back to the beginning. Update needed badly.
Fun so far, one issue 4/5
I just started playing, and it seems like a good one so far. There's just one annoying issue that I hope can be fixed. Reading of new messages with VoiceOver doesn't seem to work like it used to in the first three Lifeline games. The focus seems to jump randomly once a selection is made, and then old messages are read from that point, rather than reading the newest messages as they appear. I have to continuously use the gesture to jump to the bottom of the screen to read the messages. Please fix this. Thanks.
Love lifeline 5/5
And I also love that you put in a little Easter egg for naming your character Arika. Hope I find more Easter eggs in the other games like that for playing as Wynn or Alex or Taylor.
The premise of the game is good, but I've played most of these guys' chose-your-own-adventures and some of the plotline in this one is a bit hard to lose yourself in. Fun, just not quite as well written as some of their other ones.
Intriguing story. 5/5
By MC DrewT
I've completed almost all of the Lifeline games now, except for this and the new Flatline. There is definitely an overarching story between them all. I am completing this and Flatline at the same time. In Flatline the character's sister works for a Permanent Work Group or something along those lines. In this game, which I should have technically already played through, you hear mention of an individual from the Permanent Work Group. Plus the green-eyed "occupied" people have made an appearance in every game except Whiteout. I'm happy with this company's production. It seems like every time you turn around they are putting out a new story.
Great addition to the series 5/5
Just finished this. Riding the wave of the ending. This is easily worth the asking price.
I've played the 4 games prior to this and I got to say, this was the longest one by far. I really appreciated that. Also, there's more for you to do. More things to google, either because you have to or just to give you a sense of what things looked like. This took place in a real city in Texas and it was fun looking up all of the references.
I would recommend playing the other games before this. Maybe not Whiteout (but then again maybe!). Otherwise a lot of the story will seem stupid. It isn't though, there was some phenomenal world building here. I liked the tie-ins to the other games.
Like a few other reviews, I accidentally rewound the story about halfway through and was annoyed. I like the feature but it'd be nice if it was a little less easy to use. Since this was a mystery I wanted to look back and reread conversations. But that proved to be dangerous. That's my only real complaint though.
I'm downloading Flatline next!
Too much fantasy 3/5
By Anna Sky
So far I've played all of Lifeline series. The first one about Taylor was ohmygodamazing! Everytime I saw the notification I grabed my phone eagerly, and I was really sad when it was over. BTW the design and UI and music were the best. Then there was something about a girl and there was already too much fantasy, I couldn't even finish it. And in this one, the Crisis Line, again, too much fantasy. From the beginning. I can't force myself to keep playing. People, please, make it more lifelike. I liked the snow, the cold, the surviving. Something that could've happen in REAL life. No more green eyes and clones and mages.
One of my Favorites 5/5
By E Wile
This game took me longer than any of the other games in the series, and it was AMAZING - possibly my favorite so far. The ending left me craving more, so I can't wait to see what the next game will hold.
I need the next one 4/5
By Raptor008 reviews
This game series is amazing I have played most of these games so far and this is my favorite. I love how it immerses you into the story and game. It dos it so well with the waiting times and makes you feel like a real detective. The only thing I didn't like about the game was the limited choices in the mind blowing house and I feel like it made you google things a little to much this time. When playing without wifi or data which I tend to do it really puts the brakes on this tense story that you want to keep going. Overall this story is amazing and I highly recommend it. Please release the next one quickly 3mingames!!!!!
I keep getting stuck at the house part, but overall it is a really good game. Awesome storyline, interesting characters.
Oh. My. Gosh. 5/5
I love whenever stories circle back together perfectly, and I have a feeling that this is where this series is headed. I can't wait to see what 3 minute does next
Too hard. 3/5
Ok every time I leave the Pearson corp. I die from Heckler following me. I stake out the place and if I say keep following Heckler he shoots me and if I say go to the address and go in the house I die again, and I have tried all possibilities for the house part and I still die. There are no walkthroughs on the game and when I do they aren't even near the part I'm at. I need help.
Not too often I find myself this glued to my phone. Bravo!
Not worth the $ 1/5
$3 for a game that's over in 15 mins?
Very Boring 1/5
This is the silliest game ever. You read what he says and then try to help. I just wanted to SEE what was happening. This is like reading a book!
Notifications are bugged 1/5
Grouped notifications are bugged and won't display on either my phone or Watch. Developer hasn't responded to my requests for help. Disappointing because I loved all the others.
Compared to the last two lifelines this is my second favorite the first being the best I loved the murder theme with supernatural and some throwbacks to lifeline 2 but the ending seriously not he lived happily ever after and theirs no way to change that horrible ending the ending sucked it was good up till then I mean the first one had a good ending and theirs no way to stop it like to find the crystals I'm really disappointed
This game has been fun so far, and I like all the times you have to look up information, but I have one issue: I was almost finished with the game when I went back to look at something at the beginning of the story, and I accidentally hit the arrows to go rewind the story. I tapped the x so it wouldn't rewind, but it went back anyway!! And now I have to basically start over and I am so sad. I've been working on this game for like 3 weeks. 😭 It would help if there was an option to go back to where you were before. Then I wouldn't have to go back and re-do 3 works of progress (it takes me so long because I am a full time college student and work 20+ hours a week). Please fix this for the future 😭
Too buggy 1/5
By Branden Russell
I'm so tired of progress resetting if I switch between watch and phone and sometimes just resetting anyway if I stay on phone.