Life is Strange True Colors is a graphic adventure game – one of the forms along with role-playing games that have really captured intensive storytelling in video games. It is developed by Deck Nine and published by Square Enix‘s European subsidiary. It was released on September 10, 2021. This game is playable on Microsoft Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. In addition, it will be released for Nintendo Switch at a later date.
The player can control the protagonist Alex Chen from a third-person perspective. You can explore different locations in the fictional city of Haven Springs. Alex also has a unique power that can detect emotions and manipulate them. The game progress when you correctly handle the emotions using your gameplay choices. Of course, there is a price for that power. You – as a player – will get to feel the subjects’ emotions as a consequence of your in-game actions. That may be painful. Especially when the main plotline centers on solving the mystery behind the death of Alex’s brother.
True Colors is the fifth installment in the Life Is Strange series – and the third mainline game after Life is Strange 2. Released in its entirety divided into multiple chapters like The Walking Dead, this format makes it different from the previous ones. Gives it an extended experience much like a television show. Which in turn provides a greater sense of realism and a bigger emotional payoff. It has received high praise from video game critics as a consequence.
System Requirements (Life Is Strange True Colors)
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- RAM: 6 GB
- GPU RAM: 2GB
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 965
- Graphics: Radeon HD 7790 / GeForce GTX 750 Ti
- Direct X: version 11
- Storage: 30 GB
- OS: WIndows 10 64-bits
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU RAM: 6 GB
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-8350
- Graphics: Radeon RX 590 / GeForce GTX 1060
- Direct X: version 11
- Storage : 30 GB
Angus and Julia Stone made the soundtrack album. Titled Life Is Strange and features over 12 songs, released on 20 August 2021. In addition, a new song by Novo Amor called “Haven” was used in both the official trailer and the game itself. Other artists who contributed to this game include Phoebe Bridgers, Gabrielle Aplin, Hayley Kiyoko, and several others.
Life Is Strange True Colors is yet another recent example of how video games are increasingly becoming more and more realistic instead of being fantasy or escapist fun as action-adventure games historically have been (barring a few notable exceptions). It just might be the latest entry in the ongoing debate about video-game as an art form.