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  • Summary: A Painting Adventure: You're a dog wielding a magic paintbrush! Use the power of art to explore, solve puzzles, help your animal friends and restore color to the world in this top-down adventure game.
    Explore the Picnic Province, and draw on anything!
    Manipulate the environment
    A Painting Adventure: You're a dog wielding a magic paintbrush! Use the power of art to explore, solve puzzles, help your animal friends and restore color to the world in this top-down adventure game.
    Explore the Picnic Province, and draw on anything!
    Manipulate the environment with your paint and solve puzzles!
    Unlock new paint abilities and use them to reach new places!
    Local co-op! Play with your friends and paint together!

    Along the way you'll meet many characters and make friends.

    Collect clothes, furniture and brush styles to unleash your creativity and dress yourself and the world as you see fit!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jun 16, 2021
    100
    Chicory: A Colorful Tale spoke to me deeply. I think most people who have pursued any creative outlet will find something to latch onto in its story. If that were the only strength here, you’d have a game worth your time. When you combine that with a beautiful art style, fantastic music, entertaining exploration, thought-provoking puzzles, and unique boss battles, you have a masterpiece. Coming out during the lead-up to E3, the same week that several other heavy hitters release, it would be easy for Chicory to get lost in the shuffle. Don’t let them happen. Few games releasing in 2021 will be more worthy of your time.
  2. 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.
  3. Jun 12, 2021
    90
    An indie adventure with the confidence of heavy hitters like Undertale, Chicory: A Colorful Tale is one hell of a pleasant surprise that excels on every level it is possible to do so. Would it be too hackneyed to say it belongs in an art gallery?
  4. Jul 6, 2021
    90
    From the side quests to the main story, Chicory: A Colorful tale is a fun time that will hold players' attention to the end, especially fans of The Legend of Zelda franchise. There are some nitpicks one could make about certain gameplay moments that require pinpoint brush accuracy not working correctly or some of the platforming sections feeling off, but really the only big knock against it are the lackluster boss fights. It's otherwise close to being perfect for what it is and is certainly one of the better Zelda-like indie games.
  5. Jul 13, 2021
    90
    Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a beautiful adventure where it’s your job to splash life back into this colourless world with the help of your magical paintbrush. You may not be the next Van Gogh or Picasso, but you will have a great time exploring what this land has to offer. With an endearing protagonist and a fantastic cast of characters, this experience will make you profoundly rethink art and mental wellness.
  6. Jul 6, 2021
    80
    Chicory: A Colorful Tale is bound to the template set forth by The Legend of Zelda, but, rather than offering reflexive glibness, or inking the affair with irony, its critique wraps warmly around its subject, like a scarf.
  7. Jul 5, 2021
    70
    Chicory teach everyone else how to tackle some real issues about our society and, ultimately, our life. But its gameplay lacks that spark that made Wandersong great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jun 18, 2021
    10
    This game is a gem, haters gonna hate but if you like the sound track of celest and a heartfelt zelda style adventure jump right in. PS if youThis game is a gem, haters gonna hate but if you like the sound track of celest and a heartfelt zelda style adventure jump right in. PS if you dive to the bottom of lake Hylia and open up the bottle and pull out the message it says "FPS junkies will never get it" Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    Love the story, the emotions, the art and colors, the puzzles and gameplay, and the characters
  3. Jun 21, 2021
    10
    Very creative game with a lot to say and artisitic controls. IDK why people are giving it such low numbers
  4. Apr 1, 2022
    6
    Chicory A Colorful Tale (6/10 Zelda Light): Chicory a Colorful Quest provides an interesting brush/coloring use gameplay mechanic that doesn’tChicory A Colorful Tale (6/10 Zelda Light): Chicory a Colorful Quest provides an interesting brush/coloring use gameplay mechanic that doesn’t ever really get a chance to shine. The brush is typically used in one or two specific ways per zone to solve various area puzzles. I found the game worked best when traversing through these multiple puzzle based mini zones involved in progressing the main story. My most memorable moment was realizing that a connect the line-based zone puzzle was more complicated than I originally thought. The bosses typically located at the end of these puzzle zones were all bland and mostly unfun. Use of the brush mechanic to fight bosses always devolved into spamming color on the boss to do damage while dodging area hazards until you achieved victory. Outside of these puzzle areas, the game is packed full of mini activities most of which are not very fun. These include furniture collection and decoration, mail delivery, clothes hunting, kid finding, and art school drawing classes. The story itself is forgettable, but the characters that inhabit the world are for the most part interesting and worth interacting with. Although, a few instances with jarring, out of place conversations drawing real world parallelism brought me out of Chicory’s world. Overall, I wish the game used the brush/coloring mechanics in more interesting ways both in the world puzzles and the boss encounters. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2022
    6
    Chicory: A Colorful Tale is an okay coloring book with some Zelda-like elements that just fall flat in my opinion. This game offers nothingChicory: A Colorful Tale is an okay coloring book with some Zelda-like elements that just fall flat in my opinion. This game offers nothing particularly unique, and without the coloring mechanic, this game would be written off completely. Unfortunately, I don't like to color very much. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2021
    5
    Groan, why didn’t I read more reviews. Simplistic so alright for children but to compare this to the Zelda franchise is comparing hot dogs andGroan, why didn’t I read more reviews. Simplistic so alright for children but to compare this to the Zelda franchise is comparing hot dogs and filet mignon. Gave it 5 for effort and recommended for 5-10 year olds that like to colour. Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    Nothing special or new, can't wait when ps5 will finally get some actually good games. This type of stuff is just sad.

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