Chinese players have started to review-bomb Life is Strange: True Colors released on September 9. The game features the Tibetan flag, which can be seen above a shop’s entrance in the fictional town of Haven Springs.
This did not sit right with Chinese players who dominate the game’s negative reviews.
“Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet have been Chinese territories since ancient times. No matter how the obsolete think, they will eventually return to the mainland.I suggest that NEETs read more books, stop being stupid, and find a job to support themselves.Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet is part of China forever,” said one reviewer.
Another one called the game’s use of the Tibetan flag “a blatant act of provocation” and went on to argue that the developers might as well support the independence movements of Scotland and Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom, and of California and Texas in the United States.
To be fair, many players from China criticized other aspects of the games as well, including its perceived “political correctness.”