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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: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. 100
    A shining example of the powers of adventure, and what a well-realised fairy-tale world can do for a gaming experience. Child of Light is magnificent journey that deserves both your attention and your time.
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    93
    None of it feels focus-tested, or designed to appeal to the broadest possible audience; rather, it always comes off as exactly the expression its creators intended.
  3. We haven't seen a game like this for a long time. Child of Light looks just great. Storytelling, art style, RPG elements, puzzles. All of them are in the right places. It looks like an artpiece more than a game.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 12, 2014
    88
    Looks pretty nice and plays pretty nice too. [June 2014]
  5. Apr 28, 2014
    85
    Child of Light's water-colour fantasy is beautiful to behold - but it's the constantly rewarding, explorative gameplay that's keeps it enchanting.
  6. May 6, 2014
    80
    Child of Light is a magnificently balanced role-playing adventure. It has everything most players are looking for: a battle system that won't drive you mad, a gorgeous presentation, and a decent challenge (especially at higher difficulty settings). This could easily be one of Ubisoft's best games of the year.
  7. Apr 28, 2014
    50
    It’s a game that, for all the intricacy of its systems and the charm of its painterly world, feels oddly empty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 93
  2. Negative: 5 out of 93
  1. Nov 9, 2017
    10
    This game totally surprised me. It is a prime example of a simple classic RPG just in 2d sidescrolling. The art style is mesmerizing, theThis game totally surprised me. It is a prime example of a simple classic RPG just in 2d sidescrolling. The art style is mesmerizing, the character and story is quite cute and highly likable BUT the main emotional thrust comes through the music. Goddamn is that OST amazing, it totally got me. I did 100% on this game and I can just say: buy it. Expand
  2. May 2, 2014
    10
    Beautiful RPG-Poem, a little gem and is necessary to play it. I play s every day video games but this is the best of them that I playBeautiful RPG-Poem, a little gem and is necessary to play it. I play s every day video games but this is the best of them that I play actually. Nice history, nice battle-turns, nice graphipcs... LITTLE GEM OF GAME Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2014
    10
    I would advise to those who are thinking about getting this game to not listen to the negative nancies giving it poor ratings. They've beenI would advise to those who are thinking about getting this game to not listen to the negative nancies giving it poor ratings. They've been conditioned to put every game in this generation into a box and if it doesn't fit then it's not up to par with their standards.

    I can't remember the last time that I played a game that was actually art and wasn't just a button masher in the past year besides GTA 5 and The Last of Us.

    Besides Ni No Kuni this is also one of the few RPGs that's actually doing it right while Final Fantasy has lost it's shine since FFX.

    Personally, I have no problem with the minimalism of the game. In fact, I think minimalism is part of the direction its creators took and it's told like a child's fantasy story book with the pages coming to life. I guess being an older gamer has made it apparent to me that reviewers have become obsessed with having games crammed with massive amounts of content. The game is only $15.00, after all, and it also had a DLC option on the main menu which tells us that there will be more.

    Lastly, it is my opinion that this is the best RPG in the past few years to come out.
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  4. Jun 6, 2018
    9
    Un juego que desde el primer momento ves que tiene algo que te hace no parar, desconocer que momento del dia es y querer seguir jugando, UnaUn juego que desde el primer momento ves que tiene algo que te hace no parar, desconocer que momento del dia es y querer seguir jugando, Una historia ya vista en muchos juegos Luz Vs Oscuridad, pero desde un punto de vista diferente, un sistema de ataque por turnos ameno, muy visual y pensado para los principiantes del género. con una duración mas que aceptable para el PVP, y sobre todo con la edición especial que el Artbook que merece la pena.

    En el tema sonoro solo Ori and the blind forest son parecidos y solo superado por Valiant´s Heart, con una melodía principal muy reconocible y agradable

    En mi gusto uno TOP 5 de indies
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  5. May 17, 2014
    8
    Being a seasoned RPG player I thought it was ok. The combat system is great and the best aspect of the game, although having an active partyBeing a seasoned RPG player I thought it was ok. The combat system is great and the best aspect of the game, although having an active party of 3 might've been better than 2, as you end up really only using the same 2 characters for the whole game.
    All the dialogue is written in poem form. You call it art, I call it annoying.

    The game is very easy as well. In saying that I think it's the perfect game for introducing your girlfriend, or non-RPG playing friends to RPGs
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  6. Feb 20, 2015
    8
    I'm a big fan of RPGs, and having recently got into the awesome Darkest Dungeon (PC) ... it reminded me of how much I enjoyed playing throughI'm a big fan of RPGs, and having recently got into the awesome Darkest Dungeon (PC) ... it reminded me of how much I enjoyed playing through Child of Light.

    The turn-based attacking system has been done with its own unique twist, and there's a certain amount of brain power and skill needed to defeat later enemies. The levelling system is well thought out and again, later stages really makes it exceptional to play as a strategy/RPG.

    There's no doubt the style in the music, voice and of course the graphics all play part of why this is a much loved title. It's been expertly crafted into a truly breathtaking little world.

    Probably not for your CoD like-mentality players, but for those that like to sit down late evening and experience some enchantment, this game is for you. I keep seeing it in the PSN sales, and I recommend to anyone to buy it when it's on offer, as when you come round to playing it, you'll be hooked as I was
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  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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