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  • Summary: Child of Light is a digital download, 2D side-scrolling role-playing game inspired by the art style of Studio Ghibli.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. 100
    A shining example of the powers of adventure, and what a well-realised fairy-tale world can do for a gaming experience. Child of Light is magnificent journey that deserves both your attention and your time.
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    93
    None of it feels focus-tested, or designed to appeal to the broadest possible audience; rather, it always comes off as exactly the expression its creators intended.
  3. We haven't seen a game like this for a long time. Child of Light looks just great. Storytelling, art style, RPG elements, puzzles. All of them are in the right places. It looks like an artpiece more than a game.
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    88
    Looks pretty nice and plays pretty nice too. [June 2014]
  5. Apr 28, 2014
    85
    Child of Light's water-colour fantasy is beautiful to behold - but it's the constantly rewarding, explorative gameplay that's keeps it enchanting.
  6. May 6, 2014
    80
    Child of Light is a magnificently balanced role-playing adventure. It has everything most players are looking for: a battle system that won't drive you mad, a gorgeous presentation, and a decent challenge (especially at higher difficulty settings). This could easily be one of Ubisoft's best games of the year.
  7. Apr 28, 2014
    50
    It’s a game that, for all the intricacy of its systems and the charm of its painterly world, feels oddly empty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 62
  2. Negative: 5 out of 62
  1. Apr 29, 2014
    10
    I would advise to those who are thinking about getting this game to not listen to the negative nancies giving it poor ratings. They've beenI would advise to those who are thinking about getting this game to not listen to the negative nancies giving it poor ratings. They've been conditioned to put every game in this generation into a box and if it doesn't fit then it's not up to par with their standards.

    I can't remember the last time that I played a game that was actually art and wasn't just a button masher in the past year besides GTA 5 and The Last of Us.

    Besides Ni No Kuni this is also one of the few RPGs that's actually doing it right while Final Fantasy has lost it's shine since FFX.

    Personally, I have no problem with the minimalism of the game. In fact, I think minimalism is part of the direction its creators took and it's told like a child's fantasy story book with the pages coming to life. I guess being an older gamer has made it apparent to me that reviewers have become obsessed with having games crammed with massive amounts of content. The game is only $15.00, after all, and it also had a DLC option on the main menu which tells us that there will be more.

    Lastly, it is my opinion that this is the best RPG in the past few years to come out.
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  2. May 1, 2014
    10
    One of the best co-op RPGs I have ever played. Very very engaging.
    Crafting system is awesome.
    Characters are lovable. Skill trees are very
    One of the best co-op RPGs I have ever played. Very very engaging.
    Crafting system is awesome.
    Characters are lovable.
    Skill trees are very rewarding.
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  3. May 3, 2014
    10
    I absolutely love this game. One of the best turn-based battle systems out there and great characters and story. It is short but memorable.I absolutely love this game. One of the best turn-based battle systems out there and great characters and story. It is short but memorable. Getting ready to start new game plus. Bring on the sequel! Expand
  4. May 3, 2014
    9
    Top quality game, easy to get into, stunning art and a great storyline. The turn based combat is great and the music is excellent. AbsoluteTop quality game, easy to get into, stunning art and a great storyline. The turn based combat is great and the music is excellent. Absolute bargain given its price. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2014
    9
    This is a wonderful game to experience. Amazing soundtrack with artistic backgrounds, characters, and bosses. I really cant believe that thisThis is a wonderful game to experience. Amazing soundtrack with artistic backgrounds, characters, and bosses. I really cant believe that this game was only 15 bucks. Has a fast paced battle system for a semi turn based approach. Has a great rpg element to it, with a humble heart. Great game. A must buy! Expand
  6. May 8, 2014
    8
    Child of Light is a great RPG experience that shines above the market of today where we see more games being "realistic" and "big" instead ofChild of Light is a great RPG experience that shines above the market of today where we see more games being "realistic" and "big" instead of respecting the possibilities with the vision of a team or a creator.

    Fantastic art style, stellar soundtrack, dynamic combat system, memorable companions and a world that invites you to admire...

    The story, while harmless, neat and innocent is also very safe played and the rhymes are a little distracting...
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  7. Aug 11, 2014
    0
    I'd give this a 4 but you all know how metacritic works graphics are in simplicity : cheap gameplay is steryotypical and nothing all thatI'd give this a 4 but you all know how metacritic works graphics are in simplicity : cheap gameplay is steryotypical and nothing all that knew story is non existent honestly and the audio is good but that won't make a game for me at least I did not like this one bit Expand

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