Episodic Game 'Life is Strange' Available for Pre-Order on iOS Ahead December 14 Launch

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Life is Strange, a popular episodic narrative-style game that was first released in 2015, is finally coming to iOS devices on December 14.

Life is Strange follows the story of Max Caulfield, a photography student who discovers she can rewind time. Players help Caulfield investigate the disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, using Max's time-rewinding abilities to look for clues and make choices to progress through the storyline. Based on the choices made in game, there are multiple endings to discover.


On iOS devices, the game includes exclusive Life is Strange iMessage stickers and a new photo mode for taking pictures while playing. Unique social features are also included, such as the ability to share progress on social media and compare story choices with friends.

There are a total of five Life is Strange episodes, with the first priced at $2.99. Episodes 2 and 3 are available as in-app purchases, with Square Enix planning to release episodes 4 and 5 in 2018. Customers can save 10 percent on episodes 2 to 5 by purchasing the Season Pass bundle.

Life is Strange works on the iPhone 6 and later, the iPad Air 2 and later, and the iPad mini 4 and later.

While Life is Strange will not be released until tomorrow, it is currently available for pre-order from the App Store using the newly released pre-order feature. [Direct Link]

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gixxerfool

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This was a surprisingly great game. There were some issues with Chloe's vernacular and Max was really in everyone's business, but still a lot of fun. I don't see it being as good an experience on iOS, it feels more money grab to me.
 

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Phenominal game, I really enjoyed it. But I also played it on a 4K monitor and it looked wonderful. I don’t know if it would be so enjoyable on a small screen.
 
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panjandrum

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This will be a great game for iPads. It is essentially a (well-written and compelling) interactive story with very simple controls and a beautiful (as in artistic) graphics style. I originally tried the first episode free from some service (probably STEAM) based on the reviews and the number of awards it received (I also liked that the devs went with an almost "painted" look rather than just pushing for maximum realism). It turned out to be one of the most compelling games I've ever played. If you like story-based games you won't be disappointed. I think many people who are into RPGs will also likely enjoy it. Definitely worth a try.

Non-spoiler note: There are a ton of little details in this game and lots of recursion if you take the time to really explore the world; look at everything, take the photos, etc. etc. If you just blast through doing the absolute minimum you won't get nearly as interesting an experience.
 
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gixxerfool

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Why would it not be as good an experience? It’s basically just a point and click, no?
There are many elements in the game you can easily miss even on a big screen. I feel these may be even harder to find on a smaller screen and could lead to frustration with the game. Being that it’s a story driven game, wandering around trying to find something simple, therein stalling the story, could hamper what otherwise is a stellar game.
 

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There are many elements in the game you can easily miss even on a big screen. I feel these may be even harder to find on a smaller screen and could lead to frustration with the game. Being that it’s a story driven game, wandering around trying to find something simple, therein stalling the story, could hamper what otherwise is a stellar game.
I will play on my 13” iPad Pro =)
 
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GrumpyMom

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This looks like it should be a tv show. I’m glad it’s not. I think I’ll like to play it at some point.
 

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I can buy it on iPad mini 2 (really, it doesn't gray it out for some reason) so what happens if I try to buy it?
Will it run?
 
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