*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.
Could Have Potential... But Otherwise Pretty Bad.
I loved the original Life Is Strange. With so many characters and settings, it was hard to get mad over the glitches. (Which there were very FEW of.) But this... This ruins the Life Is Strange feeling. The feeling I get from playing Life Is Strange is wonder. Like telltale games, I constantly wonder what is going to happen next. But with so many errors and mistakes in this game, it makes it hard to ignore them. Like with one section where David’s lips don’t move, yet his jaw moves up and down when he is speaking, and his skin glitches into his eyes! And when I’m in the car with William, It kicks me out of the game when he’s hit by the semi truck. This is not the Life is Strange I fell in love with, and I honesty regret buying this... I wasted 12 bucks on a game that doesn’t even work. Like in the title, this game had good potential, but sadly, it didn’t live up to my standards. If your like me, and read the reviews before getting a game, do what you want. But if you have a iPad Pro, I suggest don’t buy this game.
Best Game of 2018
This game is my favorite game of 2018. It is absolutely amazing on XBOX or PC. When they switched it over to iOS they really screwed up the rendering. It seems like someone really screwed up David’s character model. As a veteran if I hadn’t played this game on XBox I would find it quite offensive. I do not believe this mistake was intentional though. It seems to me that it is just really bad rendering because you’re running it on slower hardware. To be honest, if you can play it elsewhere please do so before you play the iOS model. That said if you are deciding whether or not you should play this game at all then I ABSOLUTELY URGE YOU TO PLAY THIS GAME. Also if the game won’t finish installing it is because you don’t have enough storage space. Good luck, and remember this decision will have consequences.
In-App PurchasesSee All
- 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, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro 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) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) 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,and iPod touch (6th 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
- Episode 2 $3.99
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