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  • Summary: Save the mysterious kingdom of Lemuria from the Queen of the Night, who has stolen the sun, moon and stars.

    - Venture through a magical realm full of everything from friendly fairies and gnomes, to vile wolves and dark dragons. - Fight monsters and evil mythical creatures as the
    Save the mysterious kingdom of Lemuria from the Queen of the Night, who has stolen the sun, moon and stars.

    - Venture through a magical realm full of everything from friendly fairies and gnomes, to vile wolves and dark dragons.
    - Fight monsters and evil mythical creatures as the mischievous yet brave Aurora and her loyal firefly Igniculus, in thrilling action-based battles.
    - Go into combat with a friend in the seamless drop-in, drop-out cooperative multiplayer mode.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 10, 2018
    90
    On Switch, Child of Light keeps on being a fantastic, poetic and powerful playable fairy-tale for the whole family, with strong arts, a beautiful story, some easy to understand mechanics and a lovely soundtrack.
  2. Oct 10, 2018
    90
    Sometimes there are video games that are small pieces of art. Child of Light: Ultimate Edition is a clear example of this, being a great work with a superb audiovisual section, an innovative narrative and a perfect gameplay for RPG fans.
  3. Oct 13, 2018
    90
    Despite a very simple level-design, Child of Light piles up its amazing univers, great gameplay ideas an great music, thus being a unmissable game even on Switch, four years after its original release.
  4. Oct 13, 2018
    83
    Child of Light is one of those games able to enter the collective memory on tiptoe, silently, but without time that can in any way sweep away the track.
  5. Oct 20, 2018
    82
    Child of Light Ultimate Edition is the last occasion to play one of the most particular, innovative and interesting Ubisoft title. Arts and Ost will get your heart warm.
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    A gorgeous looking game filled with fairy tale narrative and easy gameplay elements... maybe a little too easy.
  7. Oct 30, 2018
    70
    Child of Light is a well-crafted action RPG that boasts some marvelous visuals and an outstanding soundtrack and matches them with an interesting, albeit not very varied combat system. The game may be over four years old by now but it certainly remains an RPG that can be easily recommended, even if its plot is not as involving as it should.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 11, 2019
    10
    I played Child of Light on the PC when it first came out five years ago, and it's Switch port is nothing short of fantastic. A great storyI played Child of Light on the PC when it first came out five years ago, and it's Switch port is nothing short of fantastic. A great story that is quite a simple hero's journey, one of the most beautiful art styles I have ever seen in a game, a stunning soundtrack, and an engaging combat system keeps me coming back to Child of Light. It's about a 10-15 hour game and easily 20-25 if you decide to play New Game+. This is a great deal for the price! Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2019
    8
    This is an amazing little title by Ubisoft. What I would describe it as, is a small little diamond from the massive mountain of dirt.
  3. Feb 25, 2020
    8
    Well worth the $4.50 I paid for it on sale in the Nintendo store. Walk and float around through the levels, collect goodies and team-mates,Well worth the $4.50 I paid for it on sale in the Nintendo store. Walk and float around through the levels, collect goodies and team-mates, battle bad guys (turn-based battle, FWIW). Some blah-blah-blah dialog to click through in places that sometimes intersect with the story and are sometimes more tedious. Beautiful graphics and music make this a dreamy low-key adventure. Expand
  4. Nov 11, 2018
    8
    very artistic and a beautiful game, soundtrack is amazing, story is a bit light as expected, pacing is decent and overall a good round 10 hourvery artistic and a beautiful game, soundtrack is amazing, story is a bit light as expected, pacing is decent and overall a good round 10 hour run, its worth mentioning that there was a lot of frame rate drops in the final act in docked mode.
    My only grip was the battle system which is god awful, its suppose to add strategy but it was just downright annoying, the whole "wait/cast" system with the interrupts can be infuriating, probably great on paper but terrible in practice.
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  5. Oct 15, 2018
    7
    A beautiful art style that unfortunately cant carry the game`s final third which falls totally flat.
    The story also suffers towards the end
    A beautiful art style that unfortunately cant carry the game`s final third which falls totally flat.
    The story also suffers towards the end of the game.
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  6. Jan 2, 2020
    6
    mediocre story and characters. i couldn't even get to the end. i was bored to death