How Long is Life is Strange: True Colors?

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Life is Strange: True Colors is the fourth game in the Life is Strange series and the first non-spin-off game to be developed by Deck Nine. Focusing on a small-town mystery like the first game, True Colors is filled with hidden stories to unfold and collectibles for the player to find. How many hours will you get out of the latest Life is Strange game, though, and how easy is it to get all the trophies or achievements? Here’s how long Life is Strange: True Colors is, including its full story and achievements.


Life is Strange: True Colors Main Story Length

The Life is Strange: True Colors main story length is really what you make it. Like with the previous games in the series, there are many side stories and characters to interact with and follow through the game. Since this is a heavily story-based experience with a lot of optional stuff to do, players of differing stripes can find between 6-8 hours of gameplay along the way in Life is Strange: True Colors’ story.


Life is Strange: True Colors Collectibles and Optional Content

Every player is going to find a certain amount of the collectibles in Life is Strange: True Colors just by virtue of playing through the game. While many objects can be interacted with, most of the collectibles will be highlighted when Alex finds them, allowing her to interact with a significant memory attached to the item in question. All you have to do when you discover such an object is hold down the power button and interact with it again to gain a memory from one of the townsfolk associated with the item.

However, there are a whole bunch of side characters in Life is Strange: True Colors and Alex can help almost all of them with their troubles throughout the game. Some practically fall into your lap, while others can only be found by going out of your way to look for them. Luckily, the game gives you a list of side quests on Alex’s phone, as well as hints on the in-game social media page to point you in the right direction for the side content.

Really, you just need to fully explore each area, including the nooks and crannies behind buildings and the side rooms within them, to get the full gamut that Life is Strange: True Colors has to offer. Fully completing the game will likely take 8-10 hours.


Life is Strange: True Colors Trophies and Achievements

How long it will take to grab all of the trophies or achievements in Life is Strange: True Colors will really depend on your pride. If you’re a purist who doesn’t want to look for answers online regarding hidden items or how to gently nudge the townsfolk of Haven Springs in the right direction, it could take you a little bit longer to snag everything in the game.

However, even if you’re stubborn, the scene select and replay functions have your back. Once the game has been completed, each section of all five chapters can be replayed with a handy counter that lets you know how many collectibles you’ve found along the way, helping the player to narrow things down considerably.

Furthermore, a skip button becomes available, allowing you to fast forward through conversations and cutscenes in order to get to the stuff you’re genuinely looking for. What makes these features especially cool is that you can also use them to experience the story differently by making new choices and selecting different dialogue options along the way.

The only stickler you’ll likely find is the Earworm Squasher trophy/achievement, which sees you walking around the bar in Chapter 3 trying to help a student figure out a song she can’t get out of her head.

All in all, there’s plenty to do in Life is Strange: True Colors, especially for players who want to grab a little more bang for their buck. A game like this only offers a richer and deeper experience based on how much time you put in, so it’s well worth getting out there and seeing what Haven Springs has to offer, even during a second playthrough if you’re so inclined.

Life is Strange: True Colors is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Switch, and Stadia.

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