Why Life is Strange: True Colors Reviews Are So Positive

Life is Strange: True Colors is the latest installment in the series, which is primarily made up of episodic graphic adventure games. True Colors follows Alex Chen, as she uses her supernatural abilities to find the truth about her brother's death. While the Life is Strange series has been popular overall, the nature of the games, being mostly unrelated and story-driven, means that some additions will be more well-received than others. This latest addition to the series offers beautiful landscapes and an immersive soundtrack. True Colors seems to be a big hit with old and new players alike for its relatable characters and rich plot, and some players even consider it the best in the series.

Past Life is Strange games were released as separate chapters spread out over the course of a couple of months, or even a year. Life is Strange: True Colors comes as a complete story upfront, with up to 10 hours of playtime for one storyline. But True Colors has many different dialogue options throughout the game, and every choice a player makes affects which ending they will get. Fans will no doubt want to play this game multiple times to see what every character and ending has to offer. While some players will enjoy not having to wait for each chapter to release, some fans have expressed their displeasure with the price tag. True Colors is priced similarly to other AAA games, and for such a linear, relatively short game, this can be a steep price for some.

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The price point for Life is Strange: True Colors seems to be the only complaint from fans so far. Outside of this potential downside, most players have been raving about the game since its release, and anticipation is high for True Color's DLC, Wavelengths, which is releasing on September 30. The game takes place in a small mountain town in rural Colorado; protagonist Alex arrives there after reconnecting with her brother, Gabe. Soon after arriving in Haven Springs, there is a death in this tight-knit mining town and Alex must investigate by using her special powers, which allow her to absorb, experience, and manipulate the emotions of others, which she sees as brightly colored auras. This superpower of Alex's leads to some moral dilemmas as players are given the option of toying with the other characters' emotions.

So far all of the Life is Strange games have had LGBTQ protagonists and Life is Strange: True Colors follows that trend. Although, this game sets itself apart from its predecessors by including two equally complex characters as love interests. In past games, some players found the love interests to be one-sided and had obvious biases toward one character over another. But with True Colors, fans are not pushed in one direction over another; indeed the game does not force a love interest at all, and while Alex's bisexuality is a canonical part of her character, romance is not the focus of this game.

True Colors is a story about empathy, morality, and what it means to be human. Players will experience an emotional rollercoaster as they discover the secrets of Haven Springs, and grapple with Alex's supernatural abilities. For fans of deep character interactions and thought-provoking storylines, this game is a must-play. Life is Strange: True Colors will offer an escape to a quiet place where neighbors care deeply about each other, and one girl can find closure, even if it hurts.

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