A thrilling experience 5/5
It is genuinely challenging to find the way out. There are more than enough plot twists in the game and my tendency to play it safe definitely influenced the outcome. After a week I finally made it to the end, but it was hard and I stayed up many a late night trying to help Wynn through horrifying dilemmas and avoid nasty critters. There are things I would change, but it is what it is and it is quite exhilarating, to put it mildly. Well done to the Lifeline team on this one. Well worth the purchase.
No Fast Mode, constant pauses! 2/5
So, I got about halfway through this game, then I had to start over due to the game being deleted. In every other Lifeline game out there, "Fast Mode" is an option so you don't have to wait in between transmissions with your character. There is no Fast Mode in Flatline. So I had to trudge through the game at the same, slow pace again, already knowing what happens. Which brings me to my next complaint: sometimes you get a SINGLE sentence from Wynn, and then you have to wait five minutes for the next transition. The gameplay is too short in terms of actual communication vs "Awaiting Transmission." Wynn is not a very likable lady, either. She's kind of a snot. Taylor was awesome and so was Adams, but the two female-lead Lifeline games have mean, snarky women you interact with, which makes me think they don't have any women writers for the women characters. The story kind of lacks direction too. There is a vague goal of "find my sister scientist" in there, but so far, it's mostly Wynn wandering around a bit aimlessly. I'm still going to finish it, but I'm glad it was pretty cheap as an App Store game.
Terrifying! Kept me on edge! 5/5
The descriptions of what Wynn sees is outstanding. I love it. It's like the perfect horror book!
The Great Story Continues 5/5
Just finished game and it was scary good. Interesting chapter in the Green series. The scary storyline and soundtrack do give you chills.
Just careful with app story crashing if you don't play it for a few weeks. App crashes and revers story back to the beginning.
Best game in the universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5/5
Seriously i would rate it 1000 stars but thats not a option so i guess 5 will have to do
By Spell tuff
When I downloaded the game I kept choosing the wrong buttons and it you can feel like you are in the game
I don't like Wynn 3/5
I love all characters in lifeline series, Taylor, Adams, and Alex. But I don't like Wynn. It seems that she doesn't need me at all. I mean she did say something like "better than nothing", but she is not grateful at all! I tried my best just to make her feel better, but she was always like "Shut up I know what to do". Then why do I get the options to talk to her?
Moreover, changing the past options doesn't change her pulse sometimes. Looks like a bug but I don't know exactly cause I didn't want to explore the story since the character was annoying. I didn't feel as bad as I was when I failed in other games of the series when I "killed" Wynn. I will not purchase another game of Wynn.
And btw, I LOVE Adams. Please bring him back sooner!!!!
Different than the other Lifeline games. Very slow play. 3/5
By wide range
Should change their name to 30 second games based on this game.
I LOVE the Lifeline games. I have played them all and can't wait for new ones. I rate all the others 5 stars.
However, this game is not like the others. I enjoy the fact that I don't get sucked into a game for hours with their game. The Lifeline games are great for taking a quick break.
In the other games, you would have a few minutes gameplay before going to "waiting for transmission" or the character is doing something. You would have several interaction between breaks.
This game is getting annoying. It seems like I "await transmission" only to come back later and literally have ONE (2 or 3 max) interaction before the game goes back to "awaiting transmission". This is a real pain since it is taking forever to make any progress, and is starting to make me less likely to finish the game (something I would never have done on the other games).
I have seen others complain about this problem too. It is DRASTICALLY and noticeably slower than all the others.
I will add that thus far I have not really made much progress, and it seems like the decisions I make don't seem to matter. It looks like whatever the decision I make, I still end up going in the same direction.
The story line is slow. I thought it would be like the other "escape" story.
Hopefully the author is reading this and can adjust the speed of gameplay in an update.
I will still buy the next game they release, but I it is just like this one, I will probably lose interest in the games.
I am very sad about this since I really have enjoyed the "thinking", puzzle, and cerebral aspect to these games.
I dies to the ape in less than 3 minutes. Ha, three minute games.
Best game series ever 5/5
By Some1 over the rainbow
You all are fantastic with your story-writing, and giving an alternate choice that results in a huge change of paths, it is insane. Cross referencing each other, with saying that New Tenacity was the start of this story, and linking the PWG in with Lifeline 2 and Crisisline, it's great. I'm surprised when I put down Taylor as my name it didn't give me a reference to Taylor in his/her story arcs.
Love the series! 5/5
I took a chance on the first Lifeline game and have been addicted ever since. This installment of the Green Series is definitely the most difficult so far. I had to resort to looking online for cheats because I wasn't sure there WAS an ending where the main character lived. I apparently was just making wrong decisions. If this type of game is your thing, you can't go wrong here. Keep up the good work, developers!
I love these games... 5/5
The writing keeps me interested, the actual wait times both let me take a break and help with immersion and it's not a pain to go back and try something else if you screw up. I'm also a fan of whenever the main character asks me to check something because they are unable (it's the little things that matter). In this particular game they went the extra mile with that and I really appreciate that! (No spoilers)
If they keep up this quality I'll definitely pick up any future games this company puts out.
Ayyy That's pretty good 5/5
Game is very interactive and fun the story also keeps you on the edge always wondering if the next choice is your last.
I like the real time aspect of the game and the story is really interesting and interactive.
Amazing game! 5/5
By Vegan Superman
If you enjoy a good text based game that gives logical options, this game is for you!
One way game.. 2/5
This is not a true multiple choice game. A true one lets you pick a different path and get different story development. If you don't do what the game wants you do do, you die every time. So, it's basically the equivalent of reading a book. One set path. Waste of my time and money..
So awesome!!!!!! 5/5
By Crayon Organizer
I love the continuity between stories and how they all exist in the same universe. Very impressively done! This one was my favorite yet.
Too many wait times and the character is too weak or something, she is a pain
Flatline - Character has no rescue option 1/5
All the other 3 min. games I was able to rescue or help my character but I don't find any options to at least get Wynn out of the facility W/WO the sister. Disappointed. I would not have purchased this game if I had known I could not really save my character
Awesome game 5/5
I really enjoy all of their games. This one had a few more breaks in between play then I wanted but it was still really cool. Do yourself a favor and play it!
VERY interesting. 5/5
It's been extremely hard for me to find a mobile game that I like but this...this is very hard to put down. Kind of like a good book, except that book has the reader making choices and affecting how the story goes. The music could be just a little better in my opinion but it's not bad enough to take away a star.
Tired of constantly Awaiting Transmission 3/5
By DJ Rizzo
I am a huge fan of the Lifeline interactive stories. But this one has (almost) annoyed me to the point of deleting the app before finishing. The reason is the constant long pauses in dialogue, all of which happen while the words "AWAITING TRANSMISSION" are shown. This causes the story to take far longer than any of the other Lifeline apps (I've played them all). The timing is so frustrating; just when I'm sick of staring at the screen and decide to move on to life IRL or another app I get a notification that the character needs me. Also, there's an annoying bug where I get a notification badge AFTER I exit the app, when no notification has actually occurred; but rarely is there a badge after a notification actually happened. I expect far better from these devs.
Great Game, But... 5/5
By Jet pack 11
First off this is probably the most fun game I've played ( for me at least ). The story is great the writing is fantastic but I do have one problem and it might just be me being impatient, but I hate the long wait times. You'll be making good progress and then you'll have to wait an hour and a half for Wynn to search a cabinet. That is about the only downside for me. Great game!👍
Loved it! 5/5
My favorite of the Lifeline games so far. Definitely keeps your heart racing
Liked it 4/5
I've played all of the Lifeline games and enjoy them. Many reviewers complained that the earlier games went too fast. The reviews on this one say it goes too slow. I guess you can't make everyone happy. I've loved them all. I liked how much deeper this game was. My only negative about this one is how often I would tell her to do something and she would just refuse. Why give me an option? I know I have to frustrate her sometimes, but it happened even when it wasn't necessary.
Quirky, awesome, engaging 5/5
This is my second Lifeline game (I played the with Alex first), and it's an awesome, unique experience (even without an Apple Watch). The real-time nature of the narrative contributes to its engaging nature. I find myself actually caring what happens to Taylor, which is the same feeling I experienced when playing Lifeline: Crisis Line with Alex. I had to look up the order in which to play the other games, since 3 of them star Taylor. Right now I'm simultaneously playing Lifeline, Lifeline 2: Bloodline, Lifeline: Whiteout, and Lifeline: Flatline since they star characters other than Taylor, as I want to play the Taylor entries in order (Lifeline, then Lifeline: Silent Night, then Lifeline: Hallway to Infinity). These games are definitely worth playing. I'd love to see how the experience differs when playing with an Apple Watch. Regardless, I highly recommend all of the games in the series. They do have an overarching theme that ties them all together (the threat of the green-eyed woman and/or the odd, green alien tentacle blobs that can enter your body Wrath of Khan style). I like the fact that some of the games are sci-fi, one is fantasy/magic themed and one is basically survival horror, and all of them adhere to the overarching theme of the green mind-controlling alien creatures that you must either destroy or avoid at all costs. I highly recommend them.
By GaMe FrEaK2020
This is pure entertainment. It's starts and a good pace and it's easy to stay on track story-wise.
In a way, you feel like Cortana talking to Master Chieh, except on a more human scale. This is my first Lifeline game and I will definetely be playing more!
Needs to be fixed 2/5
The story is ok. Too much waiting. I almost finished the game but it restarted. It won't let me go back
Great game!! 5/5
Not my favorite 4/5
Out of all of the lifeline games this has to be my least favorite. Like other reviewers have been saying, it takes forever for Wynn to do anything. It's exhausting and it makes game play extremely choppy. I don't feel like you really learn any of what's going on until 3/4 into the game. I actually thought about self sabotaging to get her killed so I could put it on fast mode just to get through all of the tedious pauses. Also what's up with not seeing the full text responses? This is the only game that doesn't allow that and it's pretty annoying. All of that being said, it's still a lifeline game and it's still a good time but definitely on the bottom of the list as far as favorites go.
Great game 5/5
If you like games like telltale where you choose the story, this is one of the best games up there
I like the plot, but the app doesn't work well sometimes 3/5
The story is fascinating. New horror theme instead of space adventure in the past several games. The only problem with this is that wynn is so slow and need to wait after each choice. The app doesn't work sometimes. There is no text on the screen and you need to close it from the background and restart to resume.
By N. Fairwood
Atmospheric and well written, Flatline impressed me. Its focused and interconnected themes of horror are effective, with great sound design to back the story. Other Lifeline games have contained elements of the horrific, and with Flatline those elements are expanded upon and put center stage.
Best game 5/5
By Game probe
The story line is so awesome and pretty much better than anything I've ever played
More Stimulating that animated games 5/5
Despite being text only, these games are engaging and get you sucked in, like a good book. I recommend all of them: Flatline, Lifeline 1 & 2, Crisis Line, Silent Night, Infinity, and Whiteout.
Simply Amazing 5/5
This series is so amazing. You can't help but get attached to the characters at some point. Can't wait for more!
Good game but not as good as Whiteout
I've never experienced a game like this, I legitimately was in suspense and fear for the character the whole time, not too hard or easy, this game is simply perfect, I wish it were even longer!
By Wynning isn't everything
The disjointed play is aggravating. I get that the character has to sleep, but making the player wait so long is ridiculous. At the beginning, it seems like any logical answer of holding back and opting for safe behavior will work fine, but at a certain point, after several multi-hour sleep cycles, you get stuck in an all-the-sudden no-win situation with absolutely no apparent clue where you screwed up. Then, you have to start all over and wait every time Wynn wants to sleep. Very frustrating and aggravating game play. It's like reading the old "Twist-a-plot" books a million times until you figure out the magic key. Zero adaptive play. The music...it's interesting for about 5 minutes, but the dramatic crescendos don't match the intensity of the activity going on in the game dialog. I turned it off pretty quickly. If I could make one recommendation to the game creator...download the old Infocom text based games and play them. You will learn a lot from that experience.
Good game 5/5
[ AWAITING TRANSMISSION... ]
Is very fun
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And we'll put
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The only problem I have is when dude falls asleep he's actually asleep.. game isn't no 3minute game.. dying to read more and interact but my guy past out and I feel like I've already been waiting an hour for my game to get back to me..
I played this game all the way through, and everytime I failed and had to rewind I was sad that I killed Wynn, it really feels like you are speaking to someone on the other side
Choices effect your character
The other lifeline games are better than this one. No empathy with the main character. Too many pauses after almost no dialogue. Too many false endings with no real logic to find the correct path. Just never really felt engaged by the story.
By Bubbaj 911
I have played most the other lifelines and I'm liking this one so far.
Way too slow 2/5
It has an interesting story but it's way too slow and takes out any fun it already had. Between every decision you have to wait from 5 minutes to 5 hours. In my opinion not worth the dollar.
I'm a huge follower of the lifeline series and I loved this game. The story was engaging, and seeing them delve into another genre is awesome. I love Wynn to death and I really liked the ending? It definitely adds a layer to the overarching "Lifeline" plot too. They say we'll see Wynn again, but the sooner the better.
Love it!!! 5/5
By Ich bin Michael
I hade to right a review for this game. I love how it's different from the rest. I want to see more horror Style lifeline stories in the future. It truly is a unique and thrilling game.
It's a game 5/5
I'm bored lol