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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.

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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: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  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 15, 2015
    10
    A nearly tear-jerking experience, filled with a somber mood and an old-school battle system with a neat little tweak to tried-and-trueA nearly tear-jerking experience, filled with a somber mood and an old-school battle system with a neat little tweak to tried-and-true mechanics. The game is a bit short, but was surprisingly fulfilling for days I spent playing it and finding every little detail that I could. Aside from the story, the main attraction IS the battle system, which brings a unique timing to its function that keeps it from being simply a "turn based" RPG actioner. The game is fun, the rhyming, child-like dialogue is sweet in nature, and the game was just a pleasure to play. Worth the money. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2015
    10
    A beautiful game. Simplely beautiful, it can be very difficult at times but the way the game works is breath taking, i had never really playedA beautiful game. Simplely beautiful, it can be very difficult at times but the way the game works is breath taking, i had never really played an indie game before this, but this game is just, i cant say it enough, beautiful. Expand
  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. May 10, 2015
    9
    This game is absolutely beautiful, the visuals, the music, the gameplay... Ubisoft really paid attention to details on this one.

    It's a
    This game is absolutely beautiful, the visuals, the music, the gameplay... Ubisoft really paid attention to details on this one.

    It's a turn-based RPG that offers around 15 hours of gameplay, and that means battles will be repetitive. Fortunately, Child of Light provides a large set of different enemies (with their weaknesses and strengths) and a fair number of party members, which help avoid boredom to some extent, particularly if you have someone around who can join in to control Igniculous.

    The combat mechanics are turn-based at their best, with many things to choose from during the planning phase: you can flee, use potions, revive a teammate, act, change party members, and a couple more things I don't remember.

    The environment and the story go well together, though the latter could be more solid. It's not until well in the second part of the game that events start to unfold; the first part is just "I have to go there...." But again, everything flows so smoothly, that you feel almost compel to carry on.

    Regarding puzzles, there aren't many, probably 10, and most of them are pretty similar and not challenging.

    After finishing the story you return to the game to complete any pending side missions that you'd like. Unfortunately, there's no way (to my knowledge) of selecting a mission as the active mission to get some hints and information in the map. So, unless you remember what was it about, you'll have to Google it.

    Besides potions, you can scavenge for gems, which you can combine to create more powerful ones, and equip to boost your stats. This is also something that could be better. There are 6 or 7 different classes of gems, but you can only mix 3 of them.

    The skill system is a bit messy, too. The skill tree is shaped like a maze, so you don't have a clear idea of your progress. Also, you can't improve a particular skill more than the others because the perks are chained together and you have to unlock them in sequence.

    I thank Microsoft for including this great game in the Gold lineup.
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  6. Apr 5, 2018
    8
    Un juego bastante sencillo pero que guarda toda esa magia de los RPG, un juego con una historia entretenidas, unos gráficos buenos que teUn juego bastante sencillo pero que guarda toda esa magia de los RPG, un juego con una historia entretenidas, unos gráficos buenos que te envolverá en un cuento de hadas, es un juego bastante bueno que lo disfrutaras de principio a fin y que le debe dar una oportunidad que te envuelva en su historia de princesas. Expand
  7. Mar 16, 2017
    1
    Ubisoft recycle son moteur 2D Rainman comme un gros crevard. Ici, une petite princesse de CE2 remplace l'autiste : elle aussi, elle saute etUbisoft recycle son moteur 2D Rainman comme un gros crevard. Ici, une petite princesse de CE2 remplace l'autiste : elle aussi, elle saute et même qu'elle donne des coups d'épée ! à ce copié-collé, Ubisoft a rajouté une couche de japoniaiserie bien niaise avec notamment un système de combat tout droit sorti de Final fientasy !

    ça peut plaire éventuellement à quelques chiards qui comptent les cartes mais pas davantage ! le tout est en 1080pet @60 im/s, ce qui me rassure sur les capacités de la Xbox One : c'est de la puissance et des performances... (!)
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