EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE
PC Gamer|December 2021
Discover a new kind of emotional intelligence in LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS
Rachel Watts

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT IS IT? A coming-of-age adventure about a young woman who can feel the emotions of those around her

EXPECT TO PAY £50

DEVELOPER Deck Nine

PUBLISHER Square Enix

REVIEWED ON AMD Ryzen 5 3600,

8GB RAM, Radeon RX 5700 XT

MULTIPLAYER Nope

LINK lifeisstrange. square-enix-games. com

There’s a moment in Life is Strange: True Colors where protagonist Alex angrily throws a bottle across a room and it smashes against a wall. Her rage is white-hot and only lasts an instant before melting away. Her brother, the only family she has, is dead and she’s now just discovering his death might not have been an accident. The pain is too much and it overwhelms her. True Colors is about the power of emotions – both good and bad.

Where the series has previously dabbled in time travel and telekinesis, Alex’s superpower is that she can see people’s heightened emotions and even absorb them into her body, relieving them of their anger, sadness, and anxiety if she chooses. If a person is feeling an overwhelming emotion, she can see their auras and understand what they are going through. She’s basically a human mood ring.

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