As I mentioned in my original review, the reason True Colors stuck with me were the lessons I learned after finishing it — I learned that time heals all wounds, and that I should let go of problems now, instead of letting them fester. Wavelengths gave me another character doing the same, with fresher wounds and even heavier emotional baggage. As a prequel, knowing Steph’s fate from the beginning made her emotional growth feel even more rewarding, and reminded me that things will get better. It just takes work.
Considering what this DLC was it was a lot of fun. Anybody review bombing this because they had no idea what they paid for beforehand needs to get their head checked cause you made the decision to pay $13 for disc jockey DLC without even looking up gameplay beforehand.
Life is Strange: Wavelenghts is another intimate and delightfully queer chapter of the universe created by Deck Nine Games. Warm and sweet, Steph coming-of-age story, made of records and dies is a welcome missing link between the first Life is Strange and True Colors.
In the end, players will leave with two things: some great music recommendations and the craving to play Life is Strange: True Colors once again, especially if they wooed Steph while in the shoes of Alex Chen, if nothing else but to see her finally get the wholesome romance she deserves. Overall, it's only a short piece of Steph's life, to connect the dots between Before the Storm and Alex's story in True Colors, but it adds some context to her grounded attitude towards trauma and the decision she eventually makes to leave Haven Springs. Steph feels a bit out of place as a lesbian in a rural town, and she still desires the thrilling life of an indie band. Wavelengths provides the middle to Before the Storm's beginning and True Colors' end of the Steph Gingrich saga.
Deck Nine knows how to make the most of its characters, and in that sense the Life is Strange: True Colors DLC doesn't disappoint. Steph's story is quite emotionally intense and will appeal to fans of the first chapter of the series especially, but it stumbles on the playful front. In about two and a half hours of duration, in fact, the expansion reiterates some game mechanics too much, making them monotonous and not very varied. An additional content that remains a welcome and exciting tribute to the protagonists of the first LIS, and that at the same time is effectively linked to the incipit of True Colors, from which however we also expected something more.
Life is Strange: True Colors remains one of my favorite titles of 2021. Wavelengths isn’t everything I wanted when it comes to DLC. Being able to explore Haven Springs further, or at least bringing more of Haven Springs into the record store, would have provided a more satisfying experience. Still, Steph’s story is moving and does an excellent job exploring her character. If you’re a fan of hers, you’ll absolutely want to check out Wavelengths.
Life is Strange: True Colors has received DLC in the form of Wavelengths which, as this review reveals, is a calm yet enjoyable slice-of-life experience that focuses on Steph Gringrich. If pretending to be a DJ and finding out more about the folks of Haven intrigues you, Wavelengths is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon.
I would recommend this, but maybe wait for a sale.
A nice. little side story that expands upon Steph's character and the DJ booth simulator was kind of fun. It is short, but it's just a cheap add-on dlc so not a huge deal.
Warnung an jeden Spieler da draußen!
Wenn Ihr das Hauptspiel durchgespielt habt, belasst es dabei.
Diese Bonusepisode hätte maximal kostenlos dabei sein dürfen. Ich habe mich durch die ersten 1,5 Stunden gequält und das ist mit Abstand das langweiligste, was ich je gespielt habe. Ein Blick auf Youtube hat ergeben, dass die zweite Hälfte genau so schrecklich öde ist. Hier hab ich mich dann nur durchgeskippt.
Wer gibt mir nun mein Geld und meine Lebenszeit zurück?
SummaryPlay as Steph Gingrich in the year before Alex came to Haven Springs, in an exclusive standalone story set in the iconic Rocky Mountain Record Traders store and KRCT radio station. Spin records, host a radio show, and face your future.