Parents' Guide to

Lifeline 2

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

New adventure a bit scarier, still fun, but less satisfying.

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Is It Any Good?

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This immersive story frightens and inspires as it delights with geek-culture references galore, but fans of the original may love it a bit less. The writing is witty, if imperfect, with some bland repetition: The debate over whether or not to use magic to transport is pretty much the same every time Arika asks for advice. Also, response choices aren't delivered verbatim, so it sometimes feels as though a user's intended response isn't what's actually delivered. The conversations last a bit longer than in the original, but not all the decisions seem to make as much of an impact. Those that do, though, are doozies, but being able to replay in fast mode makes backtracking less frustrating. Though the mechanic is still compelling, the character is sympathetic, and the story is engaging, the small changes from the original don't feel like improvements.

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