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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: 78 out of 104
  2. Negative: 5 out of 104
  1. Jun 20, 2014
    10
    Wonderful for what it is: a straight-forward, charming tale of a young girl on an epic quest. The art, dialogue, and mechanics are easy toWonderful for what it is: a straight-forward, charming tale of a young girl on an epic quest. The art, dialogue, and mechanics are easy to immerse yourself in within moments of play. It's a nice change up from the xbox's typical arsenal of shooters and slaughter houses. Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2017
    10
    Child of Light is one of the most charming games I've ever played. It manages to balance challenge and the sense of child-like wonderChild of Light is one of the most charming games I've ever played. It manages to balance challenge and the sense of child-like wonder faultlessly. The whimsical setting looks fantastic and the world feels rich thanks to the use of sound design and a tremendous score. The great story and interesting characters are the cherry on the cake. One of the best games I've played in a while. 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. Apr 20, 2018
    9
    Pure and innocent game, it will make you feel like a child discovering the world, the teammates are the cherry on the cake. 9/10
  5. May 29, 2014
    8
    Graphics: 8.5 Sound: 8.5 Gameplay: 7.5 Fun/Story: 7.5

    It´s very beautiful and original art stylish. Although the game didn´t convinced me
    Graphics: 8.5 Sound: 8.5 Gameplay: 7.5 Fun/Story: 7.5

    It´s very beautiful and original art stylish. Although the game didn´t convinced me in some important aspects. The idea is good and the potencial to be better is there. Some details should be explored like the beautiful music, the entire world and with cinematics. Perhaps i have to admit that not being a RPG/platform fan i think that could influence me to underrate this game.
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  6. May 4, 2014
    7
    Beautiful music, a great art style and a deep combat system can help a lot, but after a while, the world of Lemuria feels shallow and theBeautiful music, a great art style and a deep combat system can help a lot, but after a while, the world of Lemuria feels shallow and the story not that interesting. 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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