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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: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 28, 2014
    100
    Child of Light's artistic appeal not only holds up, but it has the gameplay to back it up, making the world of Lemuria an unforgettable one.
  2. Apr 28, 2014
    90
    Playing Child of Light is such a delightful and immersive experience that it's sad to see it end. Minor quibbles aside, this is one of those titles that anybody who loves games for their artistry won't want to pass up.
  3. Apr 29, 2014
    90
    Child of Light is a big surprise. The UbiArt Framework draws a fantastic world and it writes a new epic poem in 2D RPG. Princess Aurora and her light are ready for you to remember them.
  4. May 14, 2014
    90
    I wholeheartedly recommend.So spend!
  5. Apr 29, 2014
    80
    It might not quite be the new classic some might have hoped for, but it's a very entertaining and intimate proof that Ubisoft isn't all about throwing hundreds of people onto any given problem. They actually know very well how and when to pick just the right guys and gals for a job.
  6. May 5, 2014
    80
    Child of Light is not your ordinary game, although many aspects of it feel familiar. It moves you, with its graphic splendor that clearly took a lot of hard work. Child of Light is pretty straight forward, nothing is complicated or difficult to understand. But this does not mean that you forget about this game with a blink of an eye. Before my inner eye I can still see Aurora's red hair dance in the wind and my ears still hear the music that make the surroundings feel even more vivid.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. May 7, 2014
    10
    Child of Light was made by Ubisoft.
    When I myself found out, I chucked, then coughed.
    The same company that ruined many series, it seemed,
    Child of Light was made by Ubisoft.
    When I myself found out, I chucked, then coughed.
    The same company that ruined many series, it seemed,
    Child of Light made their status redeemed.

    Many people claim this game is only the length of 10 hours,
    who the hell do they think they are? A bunch of Jack Bauers?
    Including all the sidequests, collectibles, and learning right and wrong,
    this game can clock in at over 20 hours long!

    And many people thought the rhyming in the story was forced.
    Well if that's the case, then go back to COD, where the rhyming is scorched.
    I thought it added depth, character and personality like a real fairy tale,
    unlike those 90's Disney movies. What an epic fail.

    The exploration, puzzles, and item discovery in this game just feel right.
    The open world is much similar to that of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
    The crafting and upgrades are very helpful for those who are stuck,
    but anything you'll find will help you through with a little bit of luck.

    The battle system is one-of-a-kind where fun does not lack,
    like attacking enemies while holding their moves back.
    It is very immersive and engaging,
    like taking a sh*t while masturbating!

    The watercolor art style and atmosphere of the game is so pretty,
    it saddens me to look at any other current video game and take pity.
    This is probably the most beautiful game I've ever played,
    like a monument or landmark of the highest grade.

    It has one of the best soundtracks of all time,
    and I don't just mean bells, whistles, and a wind chime.
    It's also very epic and helps you face your biggest fears,
    it's good to listen to battle music that doesn't hurt my ears.

    For those who are appealed by this game's 90's RPG feel,
    will want to go back because it's truly original and real.
    Expect Child of Light to become my 2014 Game of the Year,
    unlike all those mindless dudebro games, that make me want a beer.

    10/10 (Revolutionary)
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  2. Jun 10, 2014
    10
    Отличная атмосферная игрушка с потрясающей картинкой, жаль что короткая.
    На ПК вообще подобных интересных проектов мало, вспоминается разве
    Отличная атмосферная игрушка с потрясающей картинкой, жаль что короткая.
    На ПК вообще подобных интересных проектов мало, вспоминается разве что Zanzarah (2002).
    Оценку 10 из 10 ставлю за версию на playstation 3, на остальных платформах не играл.
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  3. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    Uma aventura fantástica! Um jogo de RPG com o básico dos jogos de RPG OLD SCHOOL! Os gráficos são unma verdadeira obra de arte! Impressiona !Uma aventura fantástica! Um jogo de RPG com o básico dos jogos de RPG OLD SCHOOL! Os gráficos são unma verdadeira obra de arte! Impressiona ! Excelente! Dê uma chance para um jogo que te levará para um mundo de fantasia lindo e emocionante! :) Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2014
    9
    I really enjoyed this game. Unlike many RPGs that have come out in recent years this one is challenging.... comparable to final fantasy 1I really enjoyed this game. Unlike many RPGs that have come out in recent years this one is challenging.... comparable to final fantasy 1 challenging. Everything was hand drawn which was nice as you travel through the 2.5 D world. The music is wonderful and the story is fairly simple as it's told. Granted, it is a little slow to get told due to the challenges you have to do (finding particular things) which does take a good while but it's still fun and the goals as a whole are still clear as you travel, level up, and get more team members to work with.

    The complaints I have are few and minor. First off, you can only have 2 party members out in a fight (which makes things fairly difficult). Secondly, the main character (Aurora) in battle is pretty much useless and thirdly, there's this "interrupting" **** that can happen as you cast your attack and it makes you wait to cast again. That's it really.... Enjoy~
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  5. Oct 10, 2014
    9
    Malgrado il suo basso livello di sfida (a difficoltà normale non ho mai visto il “game over”), Child of Light è, senza tanti giri di parole,Malgrado il suo basso livello di sfida (a difficoltà normale non ho mai visto il “game over”), Child of Light è, senza tanti giri di parole, un capolavoro. L’ibrido Platform / GdR funziona a dovere e non fa cadute di stile per le 12 ore che serviranno a completare la storia. Si parla di tempi lontani pensando alle madri che leggevano ai propri figli i libri di fiabe ma è stato meraviglioso rivivere un’esperienza che lo ha ricordato e sono rimasto sorpreso dal lavoro fatto da Ubisoft nel ricreare tali emozioni in un videogioco. Grazie a Child of Light, il mondo dei videogiochi può vantare di essersi avvicinato allo stato dell’arte. Expand
  6. May 25, 2014
    8
    The concept is great, the graphics are nice. Game play is smooth. The RPG elements are there but as to be suspected not to in depth. No realThe concept is great, the graphics are nice. Game play is smooth. The RPG elements are there but as to be suspected not to in depth. No real complaints, unless you question some of the rythms. Oh I fail to mention, the game is set to a fairy tale type dialog. Excellent Expand
  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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