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Review of Chicory: A Colorful Tale by Nico2021

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Rating by Nico2021 posted on Nov 27, 2021 | edit | delete

A nice top down adventure with cartoonish graphics and an open world map to explore.
You are controlling a brush, with wich you paint the environment and solving environmental puzzles. In general its an enjoyable game with some small flaws.
I played this on ps5 and finished the main story in 13 hours but i didnt do many sidequests or a lot of exploring. When i finished the game the map was open about 75%.

Pros: Nice cartoon graphics with a mature story. Music fits very good with the game.
There is a pretty large open map to explore which at the start is restricted but it opens up as you play and get more abilities.
Puzzles are on the easy side without gettting boring. Some of them need some thinking.
The idea of painting the world around you and solving puzzles with painting is pretty original.
There is a pretty good in game hint system if you are stuck somewhere.

Cons: Graphics and top down view make some puzzles annoying to understand because its hard to know what height you are on, so there is some trial and error involved.
Dialogs while mature they became boring fast because they seem to never end and they are kinda repetitive.
While there is a big open map, side questing is mostly about gathering collectibles.
Also colors are not part of the puzzles. That was a missed opportunity for me. You basically activate triggers for puzzles but it doesnt matter what color you are using. So in the end diferent colors are only for painting around creatively.
Also boss fights are kinda annoying and are dragging for long while there is no real strategy involved on beating them. Good thing that you are able to customize them to make the easier or even skip them if you are not interested.

No matter the flaws of the game, i think its a pretty original and fun game, which i suggest you should try.

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Time Played: 10-20 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

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