This isn’t a game review because I’m still working my way through this one and wanted to enjoy it in my own time rather than rush through for the sake of a review. However, I am so excited to get work done and sink my teeth into LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS. The LIFE IS STRANGE games are so beautifully done and very different to what you’d expect. Here’s a bit about the latest addition to the franchise:
“Players take on the role of Alex Chen, a young woman navigating early adulthood in Haven Springs, a small mountain town where she quickly becomes a part of a tight-knit community. There, Alex reconnects with her long-lost brother, Gabe, who had moved to the town in search of their missing father. Amid this backdrop, Alex struggles to accept a ‘curse’ she’s dealt with all her life: the psychic power of Empathy, a supernatural ability that allows her to experience, absorb, and influence the strong emotions of others – emotions she sees as blazing, coloured auras.
When her brother dies in a suspicious ‘accident’, Alex must at last embrace her volatile power, to find the truth and uncover the secrets of Haven Springs. Alex Chen’s journey, power, and future are all fully under the player’s control.
This supernatural mystery is brought to life using full performance capture and VO by rising talent Erika Mori as Alex Chen, an original soundtrack from Angus & Julia Stone, original tracks from mxmtoon and Novo Amor, and licensed tracks from Gabrielle Aplin, Phoebe Bridgers, Fenne Lily, and more.
“This game was born out of a question that fascinated us during the development of Before the Storm—how can video games act as tools for exploring empathy?” states Jonathan Zimmerman, Narrative Director at Deck Nine Games.
“Today, this question grips us and beguiles us as much as ever. After 17 months, and counting, of global trauma, isolation, and loneliness, we are deeply humbled to be offering up a story about connection and hope against all odds. Much as Alex’s power allows her to feel the emotional truths of others, we hope players will feel the love we poured into the game as an expression of the immense gratitude that we share for each other, and our LifeisStrange community.”
The best apart about these games has always been the soundtrack. So if you want to sink your teeth into some gorgeous music, here is the full play list on Spotify:
Otherwise you can jam on Apple Music too:
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