Get A Look At the Hella Manipulative Powers in Life is Strange: True Colors

With E3 2021 wrapped up, we got a look at many upcoming games. From the mega titles like Halo to the smaller fare like Life is Strange: True Colors, we’ve gained a better understanding of what’s hitting shelves soon.
Life is Strange: True Colors continues the series’s indie aesthetic and focuses on the consequences of superpowers. To coincide with E3, Square Enix has released a new video showcasing the title’s lead character Alex Chen and her ability to see, hear, and interact with the emotions of others.

Brought to life through full performance capture by rising talent Erika Mori, players will navigate Haven Springs as Alex Chen, a young woman who has long suppressed her ‘curse’: the psychic power of Empathy, a supernatural ability that allows her to experience, absorb and influence the strong emotions of others – which she sees as blazing, colored auras.
When her brother dies, in a suspicious accident, Alex must at last embrace her volatile power to find the truth, and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town. Alex Chen’s journey, power and future are all fully under the player’s control.
The psychic power of Empathy affects every interaction and relationship Alex has in the game and is fully under the player’s control. Use it to reveal the secrets of Haven Springs, the hidden facets of Alex’s past, and the future of her journey to find a place to call home.

Wait. She uses her powers to manipulate relationships? Man, that isn’t endearing at all.  Maybe it translates better within the game’s full scope, but this is Life is Strange, after all. Subtlety isn’t the series’s strength.
These games unintentionally hilarious, in my opinion. Think about reading a Tumblr article that is hyper-charged with social and political commentary, and you have Life is Strange‘s script. You should totally play them. Please start with the first one, because it is hilarious!
We will all get to see what new memes await us when the game launches on September 10, 2021.

What are your thoughts on Life is Strange? Am I just too much of a boomer to “get it”? Let me know in the comments.
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