Life is Strange: True Colors is my most relevant game in 2021

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In addition to our 2021 Major Game Awards, every member of the PC Gamer team has focused on the games they love this year. For the rest of this month, we will release the new employee draft and our main awards.

Life is Strange: True Colors is a large piece of mature cheddar cheese-this is the most tacky game I have played this year. Come on, with names like True Colors, the tone of the game is set to be pathologically sweet-this kind of sweet food will hurt your teeth and stain your tongue with artificial blue. However, a few months after my visit to Haven Springs, I called this adventure one of my favorite games of the year.

You see, Life is Strange: True Colors has a lot of beats I can think of. Like the original, I am about the same age as the main character. I am a bisexual, ethnic minority, like to enjoy rock music, play guitar, and have a patch denim jacket that I have been making since I was a teenager. Damn, you caught me. True color is something that I hate. When its characters are as wonderful, considerate and acting as here, it turns out that I reluctantly like this game.

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Despite the tackiness inherent in the series, it is also very sincere: a slightly supernatural life story segment that reflects real friendship, flirtation and relationships more than any other game I have ever played. The previous entry involved time travel and telekinesis, while in “True Color”, the required superpowers appear in the form of perceiving and reading the emotions of others. This is actually just a kind of telepathy, but it adds a layer that can ultimately affect and change people’s emotions. But even if you know your friends’ thoughts and fears, even if you know their deepest secrets, the correct course of action or the best course of action is still unclear. It is messy and inelegant. Even if all the facts are in front of you, it is difficult to know what is best for the people closest to you. This is life, isn’t it?

Despite the tackiness inherent in the series, it is also very sincere.