William Hughes

US Author

Life Is Strange: True Colors Blends A Playable Indie Movie With A Stunning Treatise On Empathy

Life Is Strange: True Colors Blends A Playable Indie Movie With A Stunning Treatise On Empathy

Haven Springs, the small Colorado town that serves as the almost nauseatingly welcoming setting for Life Is Strange: True Colors — the fourth title, give-or-take, in the long-running series of lightly supernatural adventure games — is a fantasy. And not just in a lengthy, and delightful, sequence that sees the good-natured townsfolk transform themselves into a city-wide LARP setting on behalf of a grieving boy.

The Forgotten City Demands To Be Remembered

The Forgotten City Demands To Be Remembered

It’s been a quiet winter for games — at least in the sense of big-budget, big studio blockbusters. Sure, there’s technically a new Pokémon floating around out there, and the latest instalment of Madden is available. But for the most part, a combination of standard summer lethargy and the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic appear to have slowed the usual firehose of new Big Games down to something akin to a trickle over the last few months. Which isn’t a bad thing, to be clear — especially when it lets something small and fascinating and excellent like The Forgotten City get a little air it might not otherwise see.