I ended up liking Chicory much more than I first anticipated; at a first glance it looked like a nice game to play inbetween something more "substantial", as I sometimes do. Looks can be deceiving, however, as this turned out to be one of my favorite indie games in a while.
- The story was surprisingly deep and emotional in a way I wasn't expecting at first
- I love the central painting mechanic and the way it ties in to the themes of the aforementioned story and characters
- The soundtrack by Lena Raine is amazing, and I now find myself listening to it regularly while working
- The artstyle is really great as well
- The game length is also perfect; not too long, not too short
A Colorful Tale also had a satisfying platinum trophy to get, which was not a walk-in-the-park, but not frustrating either.
In conclusion, if you're looking for a cozy, relaxing, deep, emotional, therapeutic experience, give Chicory: A Colorful Tale a try.

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I bought this as a fan of relaxing walking sims and puzzle games and ended up enjoying it, but not loving it.
- The graphics are quite good with some lush environments and pretty lighting throughout.
- Cissy Jones as the main voice actor was a nice surprise, but the voice direction leaves something to be desired sometimes.
- The player character walks quite slowly, even the faster running speed is too slow, and the environments are sometimes large, so navigating takes a lot of time.
- The puzzles are OK. They're not incredibly difficult but not incredibly engaging either.
- I found the story a bit lackluster unfortunately, I got the feeling they were going in a creepier, unsettling direction but they ended up not exploring that that much.
Ultimately this game simply feels OK.

After playing Until Dawn earlier this year and liking it (not loving it, mind you), I was interested in how something shorter and more focused would play out.
However, I ended up finding Man of Medan very mediocre.
- The characters aren't interesting at all
- The acting or writing isn't very good either
- It isnt't very scary (it's supposed to be horror right?)
- Very stiff controls; the characters control like robots
As a plus, the visuals are mostly very well done and moody.