Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2021

If you like the idea of an open world adventure filled with wonderfully written characters, engaging puzzles and a heart-warming story, don’t hesitate to give Chicory: A Colorful Tale a try. It’s so much more than “a game you colour in yourself”; it’s a journey filled with heart and soul. It isn’t free of frustrations, but they’re easily forgiven thanks to just how charming and wonderfully unusual this adventure is.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2021

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a pristine little adventure with fun puzzles, a surprisingly rich paint mechanic, and a story that's disarmingly real, difficult, and heartfelt.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Jun 17, 2021

A charming and imaginative spin on The Legend Of Zelda that is filled with cleverly original ideas and a deceptively serious script that packs a real punch.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2021

Not only is Chicory a fun game, and not only did it speak to me on a profound level, it also made me want to be a better me. I’m not exaggerating nor using hyperbole, it’s a well-built experience with a tremendous amount of heart. It wants you to be you, and it wants you to know that the best you can do is always good enough.

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80 / 100
Jun 10, 2021

As previous Lobanov's games, Chicory finds an interesting balance between its story, that explores diffent human problems, and our own artistic expression by painting. An "atypical" game that you probably will love as much as you love painting, altough you can enjoy it even without focusing on it.

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VG247

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Unscored
Jun 10, 2021

A puzzle-filled adventure full of quirky characters, we really like what we’ve played so far of Chicory.

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95 / 100
Jun 15, 2021

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a delightful experience that, while confronting some of the darker parts of creativity, will simply make you feel good. The world is cute and fun to explore, puzzles are a joy to solve, and coloring in the Picnic Province is relaxing.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

Greg Lobanov has produced a game that has it all. It's a truly heartwarming story with unique gameplay, clever puzzles and a colourful cast of characters in a gorgeous world that never feels limited by its retro-inspired, two-dimensional roots.

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9 / 10
Jun 12, 2021

An indie adventure with the confidence of heavy hitters like Undertale, Chicory: A Colorful Tale is one hell of a pleasant surprise that excels on every level it is possible to do so. Would it be too hackneyed to say it belongs in an art gallery?

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2021

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is an ambitious, absorbing, and creative Zelda-style adventure with some meaningful, heartfelt things to say about the creative process, self-doubt, and other big issues. Like its characters, Chicory isn't perfect – its controls can be a bit clunky and maybe its painting tools aren't as versatile as they could be – but it's an easy game to love. Does it fall slightly short of masterpiece status? Perhaps, but it's still very much worth adding to your art collection.

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