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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: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Sep 8, 2021
    100
    I’ve been pretty much bowled over by Life is Strange: True Colors - the story, characters, and themes have really managed to strike a chord. Others might find the tone and writing not to their taste and that's fine, but I don't think anyone can deny that the team behind it have progressed their art form and game-making skills in a positive direction with this latest addition to the franchise. Long may it continue.
  2. Sep 8, 2021
    90
    Life is Strange: True Colors isn't perfect, but it's exactly what fans of the franchise needed. Deck Nine has hit the mark and has taken command of the saga with a powerful story and a protagonist to remember.
  3. Sep 17, 2021
    90
    Life is Strange: True Colors is a “must-play” for all those that played the first title and felt that something was missing in the second. It’s a game of landmark events, strong emotions and tough decisions. Be prepared to meet Haven Springs and unravel the secret that hides within the city and that conceals the death of so many other characters. Having the risk of becoming one more death, Alex does not give up on bringing justice and truth to all those that accompany her, including you.
  4. Sep 15, 2021
    85
    Life Is Strange: True Colors has kept me more emotionally invested in any Life Is Strange Story since I played the original. Consistent writing for both main and side characters, a compelling, well paced story as well as dialogue choices that have actual consequences over the course of the five chapters, True Colors may just be the best entry into the Life Is Strange series.
  5. Sep 8, 2021
    80
    With its emotional gut-punching story, memorable and wonderfully crafted characters, and a beautifully designed setting that immerses you deeply into its world, Life is Strange: True Colors is a superb entry into the Life is Strange series. While the game's conclusion does come just slightly too quickly, and some technical issues spoil the show, you won't regret experiencing Alex Chen's story. Simply put, Life is Strange: True Colors is a must-play.
  6. Sep 8, 2021
    80
    Life is Strange: True Colors may sadly dim towards the end, but it’s worth checking out alone just to experience Haven Springs, with its gorgeous scenery, terrific cast of characters both major and minor, and an intriguing mystery that requires quite a bit of fun gameplay.
  7. Sep 8, 2021
    70
    Life is Strange: True Colors is another good installment in the series. However, there are some flaws. The setting is far too small and you will find yourself visiting the same locations time after time. Next to that, there are some flaws in the story. Although the writing is good, the game loses focus once in a while and lets you LARP instead of looking for clues. Overall it's just a good popcorn game, but not more than that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. Dec 3, 2021
    10
    I thought it'd be a fun game to play. It was an experience that left me speechless at the end of every chapter, every conversation, everyI thought it'd be a fun game to play. It was an experience that left me speechless at the end of every chapter, every conversation, every song. Must have. Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2021
    10
    An immense improvement over Life is Strange 2, bravo Deck Nine! The game is a bit pricey though and the game is shorter than previous mainlineAn immense improvement over Life is Strange 2, bravo Deck Nine! The game is a bit pricey though and the game is shorter than previous mainline entries so I do recommend buying this on sale though. I loved Alex’s story so much and I can’t wait to see what Deck Nine do next in the future. Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2021
    10
    This game is fantastic. Ignore the Chinese clowns review bombing it. They can't even get their country in order after killing millions ofThis game is fantastic. Ignore the Chinese clowns review bombing it. They can't even get their country in order after killing millions of people around the world. If you liked life is strange, you'll like this game. the game runs very well on ps5 and series x. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2021
    8
    My conclusion about "Life is Strange: True Colors" is very positive. It would be nice if ordinary video games today could already count onMy conclusion about "Life is Strange: True Colors" is very positive. It would be nice if ordinary video games today could already count on such a credible as in the player. A gripping story and real characters contribute to a great atmosphere. Especially with human fears, the loss of a close relative and dares to just say damn unpleasant things. In addition to the story, there are also small but relatively simple puzzles. On top of that, there's great technology and sound. Above all, the soundtrack makes a big difference to other games of the genre. Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2022
    6
    I'm honestly disappointed. The game is beautiful, stunning face expressions, amazing landscapes and voice acting are on point. But the gameI'm honestly disappointed. The game is beautiful, stunning face expressions, amazing landscapes and voice acting are on point. But the game feels... lacking. The story is predictable, the main plot twist is revealed in the trailer and the whole intrigue is pointless. Almost whole chapter taken by LARP that was sure, enjoyable, but at the end - again - pointless for the character development and the storyline. Alex's power is useless and terribly written. At one point she cannot cope with that, but after few days, she can master her abilities. And somehow everyone has much more emotional depth than Alex even if its her who can empathize with everyone. The ending is terrible and feels rushed as we learn almost nothing new throughout the game, apart of the very last chapters. I've played the game thanks to GamePass and overall enjoyed it very much (much, much less than 2 previous games though), but if I had payed 60USD for that, I would have been extremely mad. Not worth it at all. Expand
  6. May 26, 2022
    6
    EN:
    The weakest game in the entire series. The story is superficial, too short and predictable. In addition, there are not many
    EN:
    The weakest game in the entire series. The story is superficial, too short and predictable. In addition, there are not many "breakthrough" dialogues and choices in the game, so the player does not influence the course of the story too much, as he did in previous games. With all these flaws, the game received a passing grade, due to its good art style and overall atmosphere, which is spiced with an extremely solid soundtrack.

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    Najslabija igra u čitavom serijalu. Priča je površna, isuviše kratka i predvidiva. Osim toga u igri nema mnogo "prelomnih" dijaloga i izbora, tako da igrač ne utiče previše na tok priče, kao što je uticao u prethodnim igrama. Sa svim ovim manama, igra dobija prelaznu ocenu, zbog dobrog art stila i sveukupne atmosfere, koja je začinjena izuzetno solidnim soundtrack-om.
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  7. Sep 16, 2021
    0
    A game like Life is Strange: True Colors should be running at a solid locked 60 fps at max PC settings on Series X. If it's not possible toA game like Life is Strange: True Colors should be running at a solid locked 60 fps at max PC settings on Series X. If it's not possible to achieve this lock with Ray Tracing, then a non-RT option should made available at a 60 fps. Unfortuantely, the Series X version is locked to 30 fps, which is absolutely bizarre, and it can't even hold that in open areas.

    The developer claims a 30 fps lock was intentional for a "cinematic experience", but I call BS on this. The PC version runs at 60 fps or higher with less powerful hardware. One person was getting up to 100fps with a GTX 1080 Ti, which is inferior compared to what the Series X is running. If the "Cinematic experience" was so integral to the aesthetics of the gameplay, then why wasn't the PC locked to 30 fps as well?

    Frankly, this is just a terribly optimized game and there's no valid reason why this shouldn't run at 60 fps at high graphical fidelity when all but a handful of Series S|X games are hitting 1440p or 2160p at 60 fps since the console's launch.

    Nobody should buy Life is Strange: True Colors on Series X until the developer fixes this. When you pay full price for a game, you expect it to run well and this game doesn't, regardless of its narrative or gameplay qualities. It's inexcusable.
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