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  • Summary: Something terrible happened. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the color in the land vanished with her. It's up to you, Chicory's number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It's a big job but you're ready for it! Probably! Chicory: ASomething terrible happened. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the color in the land vanished with her. It's up to you, Chicory's number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It's a big job but you're ready for it! Probably! Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a top-down adventure game in a coloring book world where you can draw on anything. Use your painting powers to explore new places, solve puzzles, help your friends, and change the world! Expand
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  1. Playing “Chicory” feels like a kind act of self-care in a brutal time.
  2. Jun 11, 2021
    95
    Not only is Chicory a fun game, and not only did it speak to me on a profound level, it also made me want to be a better me. I’m not exaggerating nor using hyperbole, it’s a well-built experience with a tremendous amount of heart. It wants you to be you, and it wants you to know that the best you can do is always good enough.
  3. Jun 11, 2021
    95
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Jun 10, 2021
    90
    Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a pristine little adventure with fun puzzles, a surprisingly rich paint mechanic, and a story that's disarmingly real, difficult, and heartfelt.
  5. Jun 11, 2021
    85
    Chicory: A Colorful Tale is an ambitious, absorbing, and creative Zelda-style adventure with some meaningful, heartfelt things to say about the creative process, self-doubt, and other big issues. Like its characters, Chicory isn’t perfect – its controls can be a bit clunky and maybe its painting tools aren’t as versatile as they could be – but it’s an easy game to love. Does it fall slightly short of masterpiece status? Perhaps, but it’s still very much worth adding to your art collection.
  6. 85
    Chicory flits through its hours of play with earnest, effortless charm that admittedly verges on saccharine at times—some of its townsfolk seem more like caricatures than actual personalities—but it has also helped me to appreciate the heights and mundanity of exploration, discovery and creation. It’s something I haven’t quite been able to for a while in games.
  7. Jun 13, 2021
    80
    Chicory achieves exactly what it intends: to absorb you into its universe and dazzle you with its structure. A brush as a magic wand capable of painting, solving puzzles and answering many of the questions it asks you. Excellently localized and with an unforgettable soundtrack, its only problem is the control with the controller, which is not as comfortable as it should; it is more accurate with a mouse on PC. Finji has once again succeeded in turning simplicity into an advantage. Its puzzles are intelligent, there is always a surprise waiting for you in its beautiful story. One of the indie surprises of 2021.

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  1. Jun 13, 2021
    10
    A wholesome Top-Down adventure about painting a world with colors!

    Gameplay is as fun as it sounds with some unlockable tools and puzzles
    A wholesome Top-Down adventure about painting a world with colors!

    Gameplay is as fun as it sounds with some unlockable tools and puzzles that are just right on the difficulty scale.
    I had high expectations for the story since it's by the team behind Wandersong. As someone who draws for a living, the themes Chicory explores hits right at home. In fact I'd say anyone with creative passions will find something to enjoy here.
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  2. Jun 12, 2021
    10
    I thought this game is a fun cozy chill game about coloring some stuff but turns out is SO much more than that. There is actual gameplay andI thought this game is a fun cozy chill game about coloring some stuff but turns out is SO much more than that. There is actual gameplay and story there, accompanied by really good music. Highly recommend it for every fan of adventure games. Expand
  3. Jun 12, 2021
    7
    A decent adventure game that focuses on creativity and colouring. It offers some nice mechanics and exploration elements. For creative peopleA decent adventure game that focuses on creativity and colouring. It offers some nice mechanics and exploration elements. For creative people and fans of activities like color by numbers this might be a big hit, for all others .. maybe a skip. Expand