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  • Summary: A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve!

    Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as
    A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve!

    Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras.

    When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 67
  2. Negative: 1 out of 67
  1. Sep 8, 2021
    100
    It is rare when I find a game that tries to capture real people and nails it so well. Every aspect of Life is Strange: True Colors — from the dialogue to the characters to the paths they took — is real and vivid, and I fell in love with all of it almost immediately. If the ending doesn’t get people talking for the next several months, we’ve failed as a society because the entire final two chapters were impossible to look and walk away from. The game is an absolute gem and shouldn’t be overlooked.
  2. Sep 8, 2021
    90
    When Alex experiences joy for the first time, a warm golden glow emanates from the characters, sparkling and twisting into the laughter-filled air. Life Is Strange: True Colors fills my heart with the same sensation. Then breaks it in the most bittersweet way I could imagine. Alex’s story is a colourful tapestry, stitched together with the gossamer thread of what it means to be human. It’s a glimmering, supernatural journey that reminds you life really is… weird.
  3. Oct 26, 2021
    90
    The end result is a remarkable, powerful game. Life is Strange: True Colors stays true to the series’ roots, using supernatural twists and an underlying mystery as the backdrop for a story that’s focused on the quiet beauty of everyday life and the connections that form between people. Within that, it carves its own path with a moving exploration of the power of empathy and the importance of finding a place to call home.
  4. Sep 8, 2021
    80
    Life is Strange: True Colors is the largest and most ambitious chapter in the Square-Enix series, but it does not reach the narrative depth of the previous chapters.
  5. Sep 27, 2021
    80
    Life is Strange: True Colors is a complete title that will take around nine to ten hours to finish. This might prove a bit steep for the price, but the pacing and character work do well to make this story worth the time. The colourful visuals compliment Alex's power, but there are a few rough patches along the way. Despite the soundtrack of original and licensed songs blending into the world, the Live Stream mode is half baked and should be revisited in the future because as a shared experience; this game shines with complexion.
  6. Sep 8, 2021
    76
    Life is Strange: True Colors presents a tale of empathy as you witness a town struggle to deal with a tragic event. I enjoyed my time in Haven, especially when seeing the world through the eyes of different characters and the ending presented an interesting twist. However, it's all over quickly and the mystery-solving portion is lackluster but it's an ultimately rewarding experience.
  7. Sep 8, 2021
    40
    True Colors doesn’t show the world in a new light so much as it slaps an Instagram filter over it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 60
  2. Negative: 13 out of 60
  1. Sep 11, 2021
    10
    Great game, great characters, great protagonist, great soundtrack. I didn't like LiS 2 but this one is one of the bests. There at top withGreat game, great characters, great protagonist, great soundtrack. I didn't like LiS 2 but this one is one of the bests. There at top with LiS and BtS. Deck Nine did a great job with this one and True Colors is incredible!!! I love this game!!! Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2021
    10
    O jogo está excelente, direção de arte incrível, a evolução gráfica e a história muito envolvente.
  3. Sep 13, 2021
    10
    Life is Strange: True Colors was a fantastic thrill ride. A journey like no other. Had me grinning from ear to ear and then bawling my eyesLife is Strange: True Colors was a fantastic thrill ride. A journey like no other. Had me grinning from ear to ear and then bawling my eyes out. The visuals, story and characters were all flawless and I cannot wait to see what come next! Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2021
    8
    Great story and characters. If you liked the previous Life is Strange games you'll love this. It has some issues running properly and theGreat story and characters. If you liked the previous Life is Strange games you'll love this. It has some issues running properly and the framerate drops quite a lot especially in outdoor areas. But still would recommend this if you want a good story game. Expand
  5. Sep 12, 2021
    7
    Life Is Strange: True Colors
    The power of an empath
    Life is strange true colors is an 8 hour long narrative adventure game where you play as
    Life Is Strange: True Colors
    The power of an empath
    Life is strange true colors is an 8 hour long narrative adventure game where you play as Alex Chen, You’ve been apart from your brother in juvi, youre reunited, theres boy girl drama, soehting happens in the town of haven, you set out with your friends to get to the bottom of it, and.. I just didn’t like it..
    Usually in life is strange games im glued to the seat, feeling like I cant wait for the next chapter or episode, but after the first chapter, I never felt this feeling for the rest of the game, the pacing is so slow, the entire story takes place in the same little down, rarely do you get dialog options or choices, making you feel more of a bystander than someone actually making a difference in a town that needs saving in your eyes.. I flet like I was just mildly partaking in a drawn out, slow boring stoy, by occasionally having to find a feather or a bottle of alcohol to progress the story.. though I will admit, there was one decently cool chater where yooure larping.. theres a final sequence in that chapter where the astetics of the entire game changes,as you see through the eyes of a child, and I just wish the entire chapter was like this… which brings me to your power.. its not a life is strange game without a super power.. your super power here is… reading emotions.. basically youre an empath, you can read emotions, get into the min of people to help them overcome those emetions to push the story forward, but I never felt like this was a cool power, it was kind of just there, no real persuasion or again dialog options to move the needle.. just ocassionally hold down a button and here some internal dialog to find out how a charcter is feeling and help them feel better…
    Overall I was pretty disappointed in true colors..
    Did I cry once or twice? Sure… but did it just happen to be one really good scene and didn’t really earn those tears? That’s how I feel. The charater building is lacking here, moments with your brother or love interests just down get deep or personal enough for me to ultimately care as much as I feel I should about the story and its outcome..
    I don’t regret my time spent with true colors, but I feel with how little actually happens her and how little you get to interact with the story, theres far too much filler..
    I give Life is Strange: True Colors
    a 6.5/10
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  6. Sep 23, 2021
    6
    This was an OK game. I thought the story was pretty interesting and the characters are pretty well developed. There are also someThis was an OK game. I thought the story was pretty interesting and the characters are pretty well developed. There are also some moments/twists that come out of no where to keep things interesting and break up the monotony of the tedious nature of the dialogue. A lot of times throughout the game I feel the characters are a little slow when reacting to each others dialogue which made it feel kind of robotic. Your choices only make small differences as well, not effecting the outcome in a major way. The game certainly holds your hand throughout, so there is really no difficulty or challenges in completing it. Very much a story only game which makes a lot of it very boring. I'd recommend this as a rental to collect easy trophies/achievements, definitely not worth the $60 price tag. Expand
  7. Apr 21, 2022
    0
    Life is Cringe and Soy: True Colors . I'm not an empath and I guess I'll never will be. If you like woke cringy nonsense like this you shouldLife is Cringe and Soy: True Colors . I'm not an empath and I guess I'll never will be. If you like woke cringy nonsense like this you should definitely buy. I don't know what type of audience likes these types of games but it is obviously one with inferior genetics and intelligence. Expand

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