Chicory A Colourful Tale Review (PlayStation 5)

Our Chicory A Colourful Tale Review tells the story of a top-down adventure game in a coloring book world full of vibrant characters. Use painting powers to explore, solve puzzles, make friends, and draw on anything.

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Chicory A Colourful Tale Review Pros:

  • Beautiful cartoon graphics.
  • 1.35GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Local co-op support.
  • Graphics- Eye strain helper (none/default/lots), flashing effects (on/off) and screenshake (on/off).
  • Controller settings- set as left or right-handed, holding buttons (on/off), cursor stick (left/right stick), vibration, trigger effects, deadzone slider and cursor speed and rebind controls.
  • Fully utilizes the dual shock with reactive triggers and full touchpad support.
  • Hidden Collectibles- Kids (Kittens) are hidden in trees and can be rescued for a reward.
  • Gifts- wrapped up and all over the world, open them for a reward.
  • Game- You have a brush and can paint colors into the world to change it like make flowers grow or shrink.
  • The paintbrush can have the brush size changed, color change, and a quick undo button.
  • Very charming inviting world.
  • The world as a whole is all black and white.
  • The game has a somewhat good system in place to help you stay in the lines.
  • Charming characters to interact with.
  • It’s a feel-good game.
  • Tutorials are doled out as you play and are entwined within conversations.
  • Phonebooth allows you to phone your parents to get a hint/clue on what to do next.
  • Has an open play how you want vibe.
  • Dress up – collect and earn new clothing options, you can change the color and customize them in the menu.
  • The Stats screen shows overall game completion and time played.
  • Can use the touchpad to move the brush.
  • The time-lapse option in the menu has the game showing what and how you colored the screen in and looks brilliant.
  • Tells a beautiful story of loneliness, loss, and depression that is very thought-provoking.

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Chicory A Colourful Tale Review Cons:

  • No Invert axis option.
  • Takes some getting used to the brush.
  • The brush control is quite poor on the controller.
  • Doing anything of detail is nigh on impossible.
  • You can feel lost on what to do and where to go.
  • When coloring an area you will be locked into it and it makes it all kinda frustrating.

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Chicory A Colourful Tale:

Official website.

Developer: Greg Lobanov

Publisher: Finji

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PlayStation

Steam

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
9/10

Summary

Chicory is a game all about color, the world has been put into black and white misery. You pick up a brush and begin the arduous task of restoring not just color, but people’s faith in living again. The story in Chicory is very impactful as it skates across many mental health issues and does with an air of grace and understanding. The actual playing of Chicory is one where the entire world is your coloring in book and you can paint and erase color as you see fit, as you progress color will change how parts of the world react to it. I really like Chicory, I love the freedom and expression it emits but did hate the controls for using the touchpad or stick is still not ideal or accurate enough for a lot of the action. It’s a minor thing as to be honest the painting can be quite liberal and serves as a Gimmick more than a must be perfected kinda task. Chicory is a game you put on and lose track of time, it’s amusing as it is hard-hitting and the gameplay whilst less focused on combat, does serve as a good puzzle adventure game. You can find and unlock new articles of clothing and with so much on offer and offering wildly different experiences, Chicory is a solid down-to-earth adventure game oozing with charm and satisfying gameplay.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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