The recent entry in the Life is Strange series, Life is Strange: True Colors, may be the best game in the line thus far. Developer Deck Nine has made the monarchies from successions founder Dontnod Entertainment and show it’s capable of creating nuanced characters, unique powers, and an improbably enforcing tale that rivals the original tournament. True Colors forms visuals of love and empathy, clearing them discernible erects within its universe, and this ability to display emotion opens the way for it to succeed at telling a grapple narrative.
Protagonist Alex Chen reunites with her friend in a small town in Colorado after the two were separated by the foster care system, developing in a traumatic and lonely life-time for Alex. She realizes as she arrives that she’s ascertained her residence after feeling lost for so long, but things aren’t picture perfect for long. Within hours of arriving in Haven Springs, Colorado, Alex becomes wrapped up in a conspiracy that shakes the entire township to its core.
True Colors is driven by Alex’s powers, whether the government has narratively or mechanically. She can tell how people are feeling and arrange herself in their principal, giving her assimilate their ardours. Alex believes this power is a curse because she senses all the negativity and fury parties are feeling, and it devastates her and can be achieved through enraged outbursts. It weighs on her, but like any good superhero story, she realizes that she can use these supremacies for good. Life is Strange: True Colors displays this with great ingenuity, such as turning a beautiful era into a somber cloudburst because one character feels sad internally.
Alex also has the ability to connect various bits of a person’s psyche to empathize with these courages, with the end goal of trying to boost their feels or learn something about the character in question. Since True Colors has left the episodic format behind, actors can spending time with these people and experience them without having to wait months and losing that connection. It genuinely locates the importance of understanding emotions for both private individuals and those around them.
With the complexity that comes with this kind of story, there’s a are concerns that some of the more cringe-inducing, clunky dialogue of the previous Life is Strange competitions may bungle the moment. Thankfully, Deck Nine refines the ungainlyLife is Strange quirks and draws these attributes feel genuine while producing a small-town-feel that enhances the story’s more time beats.
Life is Strange: True Colors starts a world that musicians will want to be in, and a floor that needs to be seen to the end. Despite the small scale of Haven and its disconcert topics, True Colors plausibly allows itself to have high stakes and is convincing in its proposition. It’s a game that is not only a shocking feeling rollercoaster, but too a compelling lesson about the importance of empathy, and an delightful epoch that could be used to serve as a viable foundation for more storytelling in the future.
Life is Strange: True Colors is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/ S, PS4, PS5, and PC. A Nintendo Switch version is expected to release last-minute this year as well. Screen Rant was provided with an Xbox Series X system for the purposes of this review.
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