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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: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 22, 2014
    100
    The world needs more games like this.
  2. Apr 28, 2014
    90
    Artistically wonderful, depicting a superb story that can take you back to childhood and make you want every sentence you ear or pronounce to rhyme,Child of Light is delightful to play, with great exploration phases and a really good combat system. We definitely need more games like this one.
  3. 90
    Child of Light is a fun adventure well worth exploring by yourself or with a friend.
  4. Apr 28, 2014
    85
    Child of Light will satiate pretty much everyone but the most hardcore of RPG fans, and even then, they'll find plenty of enjoyment. There are a few minor issues here and there that hold it back from instant-classic status that could be enhanced in a sequel or future work, but regardless, Child of Light is a noble effort from Ubisoft Montreal, and another win to put in the studio's diverse portfolio.
  5. Child of Light has a lot going for it – amazing visuals, serene soundtrack, cute dialogue, clever puzzles, a relatively large world to explore and challenging battles, all put together into a package that has an unmistakable indie-art game feel. While its inspiration as a Japanese role-playing game is unmistakable, Ubisoft’s effort is a real stride forward in a genre that hasn’t changed much to reflect modern sensibilities.
  6. Apr 28, 2014
    80
    Ubisoft Montreal has conjured a fairy tale world that you'll enjoy spending time in, a text-based RPG adventure with its own line in rhyming. Child of Light is a glorious game, short and yet sweet, memorable, gorgeous; an incredible feat. And for the small price you'll be paying, Child of Light is definitely more than worth playing.
  7. Apr 30, 2014
    60
    A beautiful and often clever game that doesn’t seem to be aiming as high as it could be. It seems content to simply be pretty and mechanically solid, but it’s not a game one can easily get super invested in. There are the makings of a better game in here, and the combat is reliably entertaining throughout, but Child of Light never quite rises as high as its untethered protagonist.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Apr 30, 2014
    10
    This is easily the highest quality indie game I've ever played, plus it's super cheap. As the reviews have said, the graphics areThis is easily the highest quality indie game I've ever played, plus it's super cheap. As the reviews have said, the graphics are breath-taking, and it's quality as an RPG is hard to match. Overall just a really great game. Expand
  2. May 2, 2014
    10
    If you are a fan of classic old school RPG going back 15+ years or so you owe it to yourself to not miss this game. Fantastic visuals, soundIf you are a fan of classic old school RPG going back 15+ years or so you owe it to yourself to not miss this game. Fantastic visuals, sound and game play, especially the combat! The game is near pure perfection and totally addictive. Huge skill trees, multiple characters to fortify your party as well as gem crafting to improve your weapons, I simply can't say enough and all for $15 bones!! Expand
  3. May 2, 2014
    10
    A story that will appeal to everyone, a very well balanced game play and magnificent artwork and music.

    Child of Light truly is a
    A story that will appeal to everyone, a very well balanced game play and magnificent artwork and music.

    Child of Light truly is a Masterpiece!

    Thanks Ubisoft!
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  4. Jun 3, 2014
    9
    Lovable (albeit childish) Characters, Heartwarming and dramatic story, Smart Turn-Based game play, and a Beautifully handcrafted (at leastLovable (albeit childish) Characters, Heartwarming and dramatic story, Smart Turn-Based game play, and a Beautifully handcrafted (at least that what it looks like) world that rewards you for exploring make this one of THE best games to get for xbox one. and for 15 dollars, this game is a great buy! Highly Recommended. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2014
    9
    Not many good games for the XboxOne, but this is one of them. If you like RPGs, you'll probably like this. Great graphics and music and theNot many good games for the XboxOne, but this is one of them. If you like RPGs, you'll probably like this. Great graphics and music and the gameplay is fun. Expand
  6. Aug 10, 2014
    9
    This game is by far my favorite indy game this year. It has amazing graphics, great controls that are very simple and easy to learn, and itThis game is by far my favorite indy game this year. It has amazing graphics, great controls that are very simple and easy to learn, and it has just enough rpg elements to make the platforming seem less tedious. The battle system works very well and after many hours of playtime I have not once gotten frustrated or battled a boss that felt unfair or cheap. I think some of the story's rhymes are ludicrous but that doesn't detract from the fun. It doesn't matter which console you play on, definitely get this game. Its better than most full-retail games on the market today. I gave it a 9 because of the horrible poetry in the text, and also because a few of the puzzles seem difficult for the sake of being difficult. Great game. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2015
    6
    This review is based on 5 hours of gameplay,

    The graphics, sound and music set a beautiful environment, and that's pretty much it about
    This review is based on 5 hours of gameplay,

    The graphics, sound and music set a beautiful environment, and that's pretty much it about Child of Light. It's a combination of puzzle adventure and turn-based RPG that delivers poor puzzles and repetitive and boring battles.
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