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  • Summary: Welcome to the enchanting world of Sky, a beautifully-animated kingdom waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones. Hand in hand, take flight across seven realms, solve mysteries, help others, make friends, and create enriching memories together.

    Spread Light through the desolate
    Welcome to the enchanting world of Sky, a beautifully-animated kingdom waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones. Hand in hand, take flight across seven realms, solve mysteries, help others, make friends, and create enriching memories together.

    Spread Light through the desolate kingdom and return the fallen Stars to their constellations.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 18, 2019
    100
    Ultimately, it’s a game best experienced for yourself, and we recommend it to literally every single person who owns an iOS device. Sky is a breathtaking, heartwarming, and incredibly rewarding experience.
  2. Jul 19, 2019
    85
    Sky: Children of the Light is a breathtaking follow-up to thatgamecompany’s previous hit, Journey, that surprised and delighted me from start to finish with its subtle story of exploration and healing. Visually, it’s breathtaking to behold on a mobile device and it delivers one of the most memorable and purely joyous multiplayer experiences I’ve had in recent memory. This is an adventure for anyone and everyone.
  3. Jul 25, 2019
    85
    Thatgamecompany has created a great game with Sky, having a strong emphasis on discovery and friendship. The game regularly feels like an ode to Journey. The in-app purchases hardly affect this magic, but the bugs and sloppy controls sometimes do.
  4. Jul 29, 2019
    80
    Beautiful like a painting and touching just like Journey was, Sky : Children of the Light turns all the previous games from thatgamecompany into a magnificent trip designed for social interactions.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Aug 15, 2019
    80
    In Sky, knowledge can be a powerful thing, an asset that makes you more useful to those who seem lost, as you lead them toward the light. [Issue#336, p.116]
  6. Jul 31, 2019
    80
    Sky is both different to everything thatgamecompany has made before but also a smart evolution of what makes its games special. It's simple to play while feeling incredible at the same time, making the act of flight exciting every time your feet leave the ground. It also features a fascinating spin on in-game purchases, locking its most alluring rewards behind the action of making friends and making a positive enough impression on them. That means you have to play a lot of Sky to eventually work towards what you want, which saps some life out of the gorgeous vignettes you're free to explore. But it's no less memorable for the ideas it presents or calming in the way it gives you the freedom to pursue them, making it another journey worth seeing through.
  7. Jul 18, 2019
    60
    I can’t even begin to imagine how Sky was made. It’s ultra-smooth visuals and seamless multiplayer feel like they can’t work on a mobile device, yet they do. This is indeed an achievement, and I cannot deny that. Once I start playing it though, it feels like I’m smearing a painting. Everything is so beautifully composed, and then I come along to fly into a wall or get hung up on a ledge. This happens so frequently that I don’t really like spending time in Sky, which is a real shame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Oct 24, 2019
    10
    I've got addicted to playing Sky from the first time I tried it. Beautiful graphics and animations are enchanting at first. But afterI've got addicted to playing Sky from the first time I tried it. Beautiful graphics and animations are enchanting at first. But after discovering social aspects -- making and playing with friends -- it is more about having fun with friends now. Sky is a type of game to be played every day, to relax, find peace and rediscover the joy of life. Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2019
    9
    The game has the best graphics i have ever played on my phone. But story is little bit complicated. Actually the game hasn't got any negativeThe game has the best graphics i have ever played on my phone. But story is little bit complicated. Actually the game hasn't got any negative thing. Just play it Expand
  3. Jul 22, 2019
    9
    Do not listen to stupid haters, who themselves spoiled the impression of their bloated fantasies about the journey sequel. Sky is the mostDo not listen to stupid haters, who themselves spoiled the impression of their bloated fantasies about the journey sequel. Sky is the most beautiful and emotional mobile online game today. If you have never played mobile games, or like rare pieces such as Monument Valley - play the Sky! What about controls? On smartphones, screen sticks have already become standard after fortnite. Those who scold this option of control - most likely did not play other modern games for smartphones. And such claims are equivalent to how the PC players hate the gamepad and underestimate the whole game because of this. Just play and you get used to it. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2019
    5
    From any other game company this would have scored slightly higher from me but once you acknowledge that this is from the people that broughtFrom any other game company this would have scored slightly higher from me but once you acknowledge that this is from the people that brought us Journey then its a huge letdown. Where that games beauty was in its simplicity, this just comes across as a confusing mess. I'm sure they started out designing this for consoles as the controls on a mobile are frustrating and then there is the microtransactions ... really, thatgamingcompany did you really need to go down this route?
    On the plus side, it looks pretty, the music is nice and there is a nice idea in there somewhere. And of course its initially free to play so at least you can try it without parting with any money. Lets hope they have a MAJOR overhaul before they port it to consoles.
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  5. Jul 20, 2019
    3
    I'm completely disappointed with this game. First, why on Earth do a "sequel" to Journey on mobile with this horrible touch controls? Why notI'm completely disappointed with this game. First, why on Earth do a "sequel" to Journey on mobile with this horrible touch controls? Why not use a controller, as was some so brilliantly done before? But the answer is short and quick: micro transactions. Although console games are becoming more used to this practice, mobile games are quite at home with them, since it was invented in the mobile market. Although with packs going to as much as $50 a piece, there's nothing micro about them. Some dazzling presentation to hide a perfunctory plot and a rotten core of greed to join the "live services" scam Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2019
    2
    I’ve waited for years the new game from the people behind the phenomenal Journey and Flower, so I went into Sky with a lot of anticipation andI’ve waited for years the new game from the people behind the phenomenal Journey and Flower, so I went into Sky with a lot of anticipation and excitement. A disappointment is an understatement. I wonder what Jenova Chen was thinking, to make something so ordinary, so bland and frustrating, and on top of that to fill it with nasty micro transactions. In sky, you spend most of your time opening big doors, lighting candles, and following blue light. That’s it. This game is a complete mess. It’s like they never figured out what they wanted it to be. It’s a platformer, but a very bad one with horrible controls, it’s a flying game where flying is more or less restricted to a path, it has bits of an rpg where your character can evolve, but systems and UI are so convoluted and clumsy that you never really see what’s the point of it. We are very far from the pure, brilliant minimalistic UI of Journey. And admitting you play as a social experiment, you don’t get anything out of it either. Every encounter with another player allows you to unlock...emotes! Emotes really? The little bonus feature that any decent rpg has. In Sky, gaining emotes like point, clap, or any other, is your reward for playing this disaster of a game. And I won’t mention the lore which feels both pretentious and uninspired, with shaman type characters and ancient temples directly inspired by Zelda and the countless basic rpgs since video games exist.
    I really wanted to love this game. I tried hard to find the motivation to play, but after 10 hours I couldn’t keep fighting the miserable controls and the boredom. I really wonder what happened for the creators of Journey to put out such a mediocre experience. I can’t believe the same people that made Flower and Journey spent years to come up with something so bad as Sky.
    So if you’re a fan of Journey, or if you’re not for that matter, do yourself a favor and don’t waste your time on this shiny turd.
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  7. Jul 23, 2019
    0
    Give us a console release...its not fun on mobile..but looks like a great Re-Boot of Journey...take my money? what? you wont take? why

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