NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Life is Strange: True Colors is getting review-bombed thanks to a flag
The latest Life is Strange game features a Tibetan flag, which has upset some people.
One of the stores on the town’s main street is called Treasures of Tibet, which player character Alex Chen passes shortly after starting the game. Flying prominently outside the store is the Tibetan flag, and it’s causing a few problems for the game.
Currently, Life is Strange: True Colors is being review-bombed on Steam by Chinese-speaking players upset at the inclusion of the Tibetan flag – which is the symbol of the Tibetan independence movement and is banned in mainland China. While Steam still marks True Colors as having ‘Very Positive’ reviews, a significant proportion of the game’s reviews are negative and from Chinese speakers.
While there’s no news on whether Square Enix or developer Deck Nine will respond to this criticism, this isn’t the first time that Steam users have review-bombed a game over apparent Chinese issues.