LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS

The Fancies 2021: Fūnk-é’s Games of the Year 2021

Sweet! We made it to the end. I’m glad we got through this. The year 2021 started off rough for me. My cat Joemama, one of my best friends in the world, passed away suddenly in January. I’ve dealt with death before, but only as a child, tangentially saying goodbye…

READ MORE >

FEATURES

The Fancies 2021: Elise’s Top Games of the Year

This is going to sound corny, but this past year has been a huge lesson in happiness and balance for me. I changed jobs, moved across the country, and started anew in more ways than one. Part of that transition has been interacting with games differently than before, allowing myself…

READ MORE >

FEATURES

The Fancies 2021: Andrea Shearon’s Game of the Year List

I’m gonna kick off my Game of the Year list with a spoiler: every year, when there’s a Final Fantasy XIV expansion, said expansion winds up being my number one. I still want you to pretend to be surprised when you get to the end and see Endwalker. That being…

READ MORE >

FEATURES

FOLLOW US

The Fancies 2021: Natalie Flores’ Game of the Year List

2021 has often been pretty terrible, but at least it’s been a fantastic year for video games. I genuinely mean that. Video games are in some way tied to every source of happiness I’ve had throughout the last 12 months. That they’ve had such a spectacular year, offering plenty of…

READ MORE >
chicory a colorful tale review

FEATURES

The Fancies 2021: Kenneth Shepard’s Favorite Games That Weren’t Mass Effect

Gosh, 2021 is much harder to define for me than last year. 2020 was full of turmoil, and grief, but it was also a year of putting myself back together and coming out stronger on the other side. Now that 2021 is ending, there are a lot of things that…

READ MORE >

FEATURES

Games of 2021 As Pokemon

Chicory: A Colorful Tale Resident Evil: Village Before Your Eyes Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury 12 Minutes     Life is Strange: True Colors Boyfriend Dungeon Tales of Arise Operation: Tango Gnosia The Last Friend Previous years as Pokemon: Games of 2020 As Pokemon Games of 2019 as…

READ MORE >

FEATURES

Life Is Strange: Wavelengths Knows What It’s Like To Be a Small Town Gay

The following contains spoilers for Life is Strange: True Colors and its DLC Wavelengths. The moment I knew Life is Strange: Wavelengths had its hooks in me was when I opened up the dating app protagonist Steph Gingrich was using on her phone. It had all the makings of a Tinder-like, with the…

READ MORE >

Life is Strange: Wavelengths Wants to Explore What Makes Steph Special

The much-anticipated standalone DLC for Life is Strange: True Colors, which was released earlier this month, is out tomorrow. Titled Wavelengths, the bonus episode stars not True Colors protagonist Alex Chen but rather Steph Gingrich — a fan-favorite since she was introduced in Deck Nine Games’ first foray into the…

READ MORE >
steph gingrich

FEATURES

Why I Forgive My Life is Strange: True Colors Boyfriend For Breaking My Heart

The following contains spoilers for Life is Strange: True Colors. Remember how, about a week before Life is Strange: True Colors came out, I said I was excited to have a boring boyfriend who wasn’t toxic like all my previous love interests were in the series? Well, that’s over. It’s…

READ MORE >

The Ethics of Empathy in Life is Strange: True Colors

This article contains nonspecific spoilers for Life is Strange: True Colors. Although, it does mention the game’s core mystery, which has been mentioned in the game’s marketing since the beginning. Life is Strange: True Colors’ supernatural elements feel a bit different than its predecessors, in that much of protagonist Alex…

READ MORE >

Life Is Strange: True Colors Is About Looking Forward to the Future — With Its Own Shining Brilliantly

You don’t know exactly when it happens. But one day, you look around and find that you have been transformed by one thing above all others. Life is Strange is that thing for me — there’s no series I’m more protective of. It’s why I was terrified when Life is…

READ MORE >

REVIEWS

Sigh, I’m Gonna Kiss the Boring Boy Scout in Life is Strange: True Colors

My luck with love interests in the Life is Strange series has been uh, nonexistent, I guess we’ll call it. Not because I’ve gotten through Dontnod and Deck Nine’s teen dramas without letting my versions of its various protagonists have some love in their lives, but because the relationships I’ve…

READ MORE >

The Male Love Interest in Life Is Strange: True Colors Seems Unproblematic, Good for Him

To celebrate the fact that Life is Strange: True Colors is almost here, Deck Nine Games and Square Enix have released its first official gameplay trailer. This substantial and wonderful 13-minute look shows when Alex first arrives at Haven Springs’ local record store, where she meets love interests Steph Gingrich…

READ MORE >

NEWS

Life is Strange: Wavelengths Trades Superpowers for Radio DJing

Life is Strange: True Colors is just under a month away, but Deck Nine and Square-Enix are already teasing its DLC prequel that will take away the main game’s emotion-sensing superpowers to tell the story of Steph Gingrich, a supporting character. The episode, titled Life is Strange: Wavelengths, will launch a few…

READ MORE >

NEWS

Life is Strange Remastered Collection Pushed into 2022 [UPDATE]

Life is Strange: True Colors is still on track to launch next month, but those who were hoping to replay the original game and Before the Storm as part of the Life is Strange Remastered Collection will have to wait a little bit longer, as the compilation has been delayed into next year.…

READ MORE >

NEWS

Life Is Strange: True Colors Is Already Making My Gay Heart Explode

Every time I think I can’t be more excited about Life is Strange: True Colors, I’m proven wrong. It just had a pretty big news week, with several press interviews — particularly with narrative director Felice Kuan and Erika Mori, the voice and performance actor for protagonist Alex Chen —…

READ MORE >
life is strange alex chen

NEWS

The Best Games We Saw in the Future Games Show: Spring Showcase

Last year’s Future Games Show was an incredibly strong first showcase of a wide range of games. From deeper looks into already announced and anticipated titles to brand new reveals, the 2021 Spring Showcase that aired earlier this week — which follows up on the last Future Games Show that…

READ MORE >

NEWS

Life is Strange: True Colors Leaves Old Characters and Episodic Format Behind

Deck Nine is developing the next game in the Life is Strange series called Life is Strange: True Colors. As previously announced, True Colors will star a new protagonist rather than revisiting Max Caulfield, Chloe Price, and the Diaz brothers from previous games. This story follows Alex Chen, an Asian-American empath capable of…

READ MORE >

NEWS