New queer game Life is Strange: True Colours explores empathy, music and the importance of vibing
Every Life is Strange game features psychic powers, but in True Colors it’s not protagonist Alex Chen’s ability to read emotion that’s powerful: it’s the music.
Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone have created an entire album, fittingly titled “Life Is Strange”, to accompany the game that’s all melancholic plucked guitars and gentle, emotive vocals. That’s alongside a whole host of other indie artists offering up their music. The series is known for its emo feel and True Colors is even more authentic in this regard.
What’s more interesting are the gameplay implications. As with previous games, every now and then you’re presented with a moment of calm: a song kicks in as the camera pans out and the plot pauses for a breather. Here, though, they tie in beautifully