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  • Summary: The duke's daughter Aurora is dead; and yet, she lives. Join Aurora across the mysterious kingdom of Lemuria on her quest to return home. Helped by Igniculus the firefly, Finn the Capilli and many more, she must defeat the Queen of the Night who has stolen the sun, the moon and the stars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 5, 2014
    80
    While not the underdog classic some gamers may have hoped for, Child of Light is an enjoyable platform adventure with a surprisingly complex turn-based battle system. It also doesn't hurt that the game is absolutely gorgeous to look at.
  2. 80
    An accomplished intertwining of robust mechanics, beautiful aesthetics and delicate storytelling make this a game not to be missed, but a slight shallowness stops it just short of brilliance.
  3. May 2, 2014
    80
    A beautiful journey made possible with the power of the UibArt engine. Child of Light is one of the nicest surprises we've had in a long time.
  4. May 10, 2014
    70
    As I played Child of Light for review, I found it to be a game that I wasn’t itching to play, but rather enjoyed myself when I did. A pretty, diverting yarn that I’m thrilled exists, but is perhaps a little too nice to recommend wholeheartedly.
  5. Apr 29, 2014
    57
    I hated being talked to like a child when I was one, and as an adult my feelings haven’t changed. There is certainly room for pure, child-like play in videogames: Nintendo has built an empire on it, and there’s a similar giddiness in the work of Keita Takahashi and many of the best sandbox-style games. But telling the player over and over again that she is a baby is not the route toward this state of cerebral freedom.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 10, 2014
    10
    I just finished Child of Light, and I am already positive that I will be playing it again! Child of light is a fantastic game with beyondI just finished Child of Light, and I am already positive that I will be playing it again! Child of light is a fantastic game with beyond beautiful visuals, wonderful storyline, and entertaining gameplay. First up are the visuals. From the wonderfully drawn characters to the water-color backgrounds, even the menus are stunning. Another thing is the story, which follows Aurora, a young girl trying to save her father. She must fight her evil stepmother and reclaim the sun, moon, and stars. The game creators cleverly take classic fairy tale features and add their own twist which makes the game feel both familiar but original at the same time. Then there's the gameplay which is always engaging. The combat is definitely the best feature, which combines turn-style battle and tactical use of timing. Overall, Child of Light is an amazing game that is sure to provide multiple play throughs. Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2014
    10
    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 I gave this version a 10 because of the fact that this version is actually better than the rest but gets the least love Expand
  3. May 10, 2014
    10
    This game is a must have! Very nice design, very smooth gameplay! It's a wonderful experience you don't see every day! It's like to take aThis game is a must have! Very nice design, very smooth gameplay! It's a wonderful experience you don't see every day! It's like to take a deep breath after a great acomplishment! Do not miss it! Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2014
    9
    Fantastic game. The art style is nothing less than stunning. The music is hauntingly beautiful. The battle system is challenging without beingFantastic game. The art style is nothing less than stunning. The music is hauntingly beautiful. The battle system is challenging without being too overwhelming. I played co-op with my 7-year-old daughter (she controlled the firefly) and she won't shut up about it. The biggest flaw is the dialogue, which is ENTIRELY in rhyme to keep with the storybook style. It gets a little wearisome. People always argue about whether video games can be considered art. Child of Light is now my number one argument for "absolutely". Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2017
    9
    Gorgeous game, beautiful soundtrack, loveable characters. Poetry lovers will enjoy the fact that most talk between characters are in rhymes.Gorgeous game, beautiful soundtrack, loveable characters. Poetry lovers will enjoy the fact that most talk between characters are in rhymes. The combat mechanics are interesting, every enemy requires a slightly different strategy when the going gets tough. Kids enjoy playing with Igniculus using an optional second joystick, so this makes for a fun cooperative game. Younger kids might be scared by certain bosses, depending on their age. Expand
  6. Jan 22, 2017
    8
    Ein französischer Entwickler versucht sich ein einem JRPG... wirklich interessant. Nun ist dieses Gerne zufälligerweise mein persönlicherEin französischer Entwickler versucht sich ein einem JRPG... wirklich interessant. Nun ist dieses Gerne zufälligerweise mein persönlicher Favorit unter den Videospielen und somit nehme ich mir es heraus dieses Spiel in seine Einzelteile zu zerlegen... :-).

    Nun allerdings gibt es nicht wirklich viel negatives zu sagen und somit mache ich es kurz.

    Child of Light bietet alles was ein JRPG (von einem französischen Entwickler) braucht. Bis auf zwei Dinge. Die Charakterentwicklung und Individualisierung ist sehr mau ausgeprägt und die Spiellänge lässt zu wünschen übrig. Aber Stop. Dieses Spiel wurde als eine Art Indietitel entwickelt und somit ist alles im grünen Bereich... Außerdem ist die Mucke gut... :-)
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  7. May 27, 2014
    2
    Slow, boring gameplay. The environment and graphics look visually appealing, but that is the only good part of the game. The whole game isSlow, boring gameplay. The environment and graphics look visually appealing, but that is the only good part of the game. The whole game is too slow and full of unimportant talking. Expand

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