*Only Compatable on iPhone 7 and above*
Life is Strange: Before the Storm features Chloe Price a 16 year-old rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret it takes their new found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.
- Choice and consequence driven narrative adventure
- Multiple endings depending on the choices you make
- ‘Backtalk’ - A risk/reward conversation mode that allows Chloe to use her barbed tongue to provoke or get her way
- Make your mark on the world with witty tags and drawings
- Choose Chloe’s outfit and see how people react to your look
- Distinct Licensed indie soundtrack & original score by Daughter
Ratings and Reviews
Needs a new control scheme, otherwise great.
Story from what I’ve played is excellent, and while it’s a shame Ashly Burch couldn’t reprise the role of Chloe for the bulk of the game, the new actress does excellently and it can be handwaved slightly by her being younger. The graphics are a little wonky compared to Life is Strange 1, but they’re still fine. The controls, though...
I went into it prepared for it to be unwieldy, but whoof. Just moving around an area can be kind of taxing. The restrictiveness of the settings really can’t be overstated. The interact prompts are also tiny, which frequently leads to missing and having Chloe move across the map. Trying to move backwards works infrequently and often has her scooting closer. If you could at least change the camera turn speed, it would be a LITTLE better, but the only camera options are to invert the X or Y axis. What’s particularly confusing is that the game seems to partially respond to an MFI controller (I can skip past the introductory screens before the main menu with one), but has no controls mapped for it. Either allowing a game pad, or using the control scheme from LiS 1 would be sufficient, but the controls are bad enough to knock a full 2 points off of the review score, for sure.
Love the story, but quite buggy
While I love the story, there are significant bugs which prevent me from giving this 5 stars. First, characters are frequently in the wrong locations during cutscenes and conversations, a dragonkin figure is not properly displayed, and David… his jaw movements in episode 1 made him even scarier than he is.
Then there’s the control scheme. I liked the scheme from the first Life is Strange, where one half of the screen controls the player character while the other half controls the camera, but you don’t have that option here. Tap to walk somewhere. If you miss the tap target to interact with something, you end up starting to walk away from it, which quickly got annoying. And I didn’t get far into episode 3 before it got crashier than I would have liked.
Anyway, story gets 5 stars, but the lack of control scheme options, crashes, and bugs drop the overall rating to 3 stars.
Amazing game but bad graphics
The game was super good!!!! It wasn’t like those games that ruins the first on. But one thing that they should try making better is the graphics, but they will not ruin the game for me. Normally I’m not the one who would complain about the graphics, but these where a understatement. Sometimes you wouldn’t even see the person but hear the talking, or the mouth would move but the chin would. And moving around, my goodness, they way that had it set up in the first one was amazing, with the joystick. But this one you have to tap where you want to make, it make it very difficult to play. Also the game just randomly crashes. And I would blame my iPad but my iPad is new and up to date. But otherwise the game is super super good and if have played the first one, you have to play this one!!!
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- SQUARE ENIX Ltd
- 2.3 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Life is Strange © 2015-2018 SQUARE ENIX LIMITED. All rights reserved. Developed by Deck Nine. Published by SQUARE ENIX LIMITED.
- In-App Purchases
- Season Pass [Episode 1-3] $11.99
- Episode 1 $3.99
- Season Pass [Episode 3-4] $5.99
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