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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.

    In Sky, we arrive as the Children of the Light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to return fallen Stars to their constellations. In the kingdom of Sky, you
    Welcome to the enchanting world of Sky, a beautifully-animated kingdom waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones.


    In Sky, we arrive as the Children of the Light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to return fallen Stars to their constellations.


    In the kingdom of Sky, you can...

    - Soar and explore 7 dreamlike realms to uncover the mystery

    - Encounter and socialize with like-minded players from around the world

    - Feel free to express yourself with a delightful selection of character customizations

    - Team up with others to adventure into darker realms, save spirits and uncover ancient treasures

    - Gift candles of light to share appreciation and grow friendships

    - Enjoy a unique musical experience and create harmonies together

    - Join an ever-expanding world with new upcoming attractions, including seasonal events and expansion of realms
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jul 20, 2021
    90
    Sky: Children of Light is an indie open world social game that has some stunning visuals. Flying in Sky is one of the most chill experiences I've had this year.
  2. Jul 7, 2021
    90
    Sky: Children of the Light also arrives on Nintendo Switch: it's free, and slightly better than the smartphone versions.
  3. 90
    The free-to-play open-ended nature of Sky might be slow-paced, especially if you’re not planning to empty your pocketbook, but the gentle pleasantness of exploring visually engaging worlds wordlessly with a new online friend or two is soothing and relaxing. If you even have a passing interest or fondness for Journey, checking out Sky on Switch is absolutely something you should do. It’s delightful.
  4. Jul 8, 2021
    80
    The Nintendo Switch version of Sky Children of the Light manages to convincingly replicate what has seen in the last two years on iOS and Android systems.
  5. Jul 21, 2021
    80
    Sky: Children of the Light is an incredible and sweet authorial journey with a simple but functional gameplay, a dreamlike and delicate atmosphere. An exciting journey.
  6. Jul 10, 2021
    80
    Two years later, some dark clouds are still shrouding Sky : Children of the Light, from technological or ergonomic points of view. But these prove superficial ways to consider ThatGameCompany's work, since it affirms a unique experience towards universality, expressed through a poetic style, an empathic approach and above all shared emotions, even more powerful thanks to cross-play. This philosophy echoes with the harmoniously introduced story of The Little Prince, that highlights such freedom of investment or interpretation.
  7. Jul 22, 2021
    65
    For a video game to demand the player derive their own meaning from it is asking a lot. This makes Sky: Children of the Light a challenging proposition even as a free release on Switch. For many, it may be a few hours of wandering about before they are put off by the aimlessness of it all. Still, at least for its niche audience, they will likely self-select into this unique gaming community. Sky is a pointless online video game experience driven by the player’s own subjective interpretation, but that’s perhaps the entire point.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Aug 16, 2021
    10
    I played this game on my iPhone when it was first released, and I totally loved it, now I only play on my Nintendo switch, and feels evenI played this game on my iPhone when it was first released, and I totally loved it, now I only play on my Nintendo switch, and feels even better. Beautiful story, relaxing, I can`t stop playing this never-ending game. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2021
    10
    Don’t trust the reviews. Play it, see for yourself. It's free after all, right?
  3. Jul 6, 2021
    10
    Having played this game for a year on an iPad I was delighted to see it come to Switch. I’m amazed at the poor reviews here, and the lack ofHaving played this game for a year on an iPad I was delighted to see it come to Switch. I’m amazed at the poor reviews here, and the lack of understanding of the game, though it takes time to really grasp, and these reviews seem to be a bit premature, so I guess that explains it. It is a beautiful looking game with options to make friends or not. As well as the purchase of items to change appearance there are numerous spirits which provide stances and movements to help communication. Maybe the awkward movements described by one reviewer are attempts to communicate playfully. Greyed out figures are just players you haven’t met yet. You do have to make friends to a certain level in order to actually chat to another player, and a lot of chat outside of the game goes on in Discord, as well as lots of YouTube guidance from regular players. Don’t give up, this a fabulous game once you get your head around it, with some truly magical, scary, exciting touches and a challenging final level that goes beyond anything I’ve seen before. I’ve being playing games since Zelda Ocarina of Time so lots of experience to go on Expand
  4. Jul 12, 2021
    8
    Sky: Children of the Light
    Magic.
    Sky Children of the light is a free to play 3 hour long advemnture game all about exploration, and it is
    Sky: Children of the Light
    Magic.
    Sky Children of the light is a free to play 3 hour long advemnture game all about exploration, and it is pure beauty, Sky comes from the same team that worked on flower and journey, and let me tell you.. the music, the visuals, its feels like youre immersed inside of a movie..Sky is absolutely gorgeous, I couldn’t help but smile is id fly through the air, being carried by the wind, while this beautiful music plays. in Sky children of the light youll be running ar flying around, finding these lost souls, upgrading your wings, and moving onto the next section, but around you are other players in real time, trying to do the same, so youl lbe able to make friends, interact with them, help guide them to spirits, I felt so much joy running through this world.
    My only complaint is that sky does the annoying colectathon thing at the end, of oh no you didn’t find enough of these golden children, go back and replay the levels until you’ve found enough..
    Other than that, Sky Children of light is great, its mesmerizing, so relaxing.. no combat, no real enemies, just explore, unlock cosmetics and emotes, make friends with random people, take in your surroundings, breathe, and enjoy the ride.
    I give Sky: Children of the Light
    an 8/10
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  5. Jul 28, 2021
    5
    I played this game quite a bit on mobile and enjoyed it most of the time. The score is great and flying through all the different areas is anI played this game quite a bit on mobile and enjoyed it most of the time. The score is great and flying through all the different areas is an absolute joy. It plays well on Switch and looks gorgeous though it does seem a bit laggy sometimes, especially with other players around.

    My biggest negative is how repetitive the game is (which took me a while to notice, to be fair). I'd urge anyone to play through the story and visit Eden, but aside from that you probably shouldn't bother with the game further unless you have a lot of friends who also play. Outside of the story, the game is a massive grind fest to get cosmetics and it tries to push you at every turn to purchase the current season or even worse, candle packs and bundles. The prices of some of those are just absolutely disgusting and really made me lose some of the appreciation I had for ThatGameCompany tbh.

    Tldr: the game looks great and the story is fun enough to play through, but don't bother with the grind afterward cause it only exists to make you buy microtransactions.
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  6. Jul 4, 2021
    3
    Boring "game" with barely any gameplay to speak of, that, in the end, is all about getting you to fork over money for microtransactions. IfBoring "game" with barely any gameplay to speak of, that, in the end, is all about getting you to fork over money for microtransactions. If you expected something on par with Journey, you're going to be sorely disappointed. Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2021
    0
    The game is extremely repetitive, but has pretty visuals. Music is okay for a free game. Bugs, crashes and frame rate drops are common.The game is extremely repetitive, but has pretty visuals. Music is okay for a free game. Bugs, crashes and frame rate drops are common. Straying from the path to explore can easily result in falling out of the level. Apparently, the very vocal fan base demands these errors to remain unfixed. Almost cult-like, they will defend the game and the developer against valid criticism.

    Be aware that Sky:Children of the Light is 'free to play' — not free of cost. It is possible to reach an ending and see the credits in the first play-through, but the reward system is designed to force re-playing everything over and over. Finishing the game would require playing for an insane amount of time, or spending a lot of money on in game purchases.

    The game is expertly fine-tuned to get the player hooked. If you have any sort of OCD or can easily get addicted, stay away from it.
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