Xbox’s Free Games With Gold April 2015 List Revealed And… WOAH!

Some really sweet games for Xbox One and 360 owners for April 2015.

It was leaked last month that Xbox’s Games With Gold program would be doubling the amount of games that you would be able to download for free for the month of April, and that news can now be confirmed as absolutely true.

Xbox 360 owners will be able to download Gears of War: Judgment and Terraria from April 1st – 15th, with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel being available from April 16th – April 30th.

Xbox One owners will be able to download last year’s critically-acclaimed Child of Light and the not critically-acclaimed Pool Nation FX for the entire month.

For those of you who haven’t yet jumped on this month’s sweet Xbox Games With Gold deals, you can still download Rayman Legends on Xbox One and BioShock Infinite on Xbox 360 until the end of this month.

I gotta say I am very happy with the game’s that are being offered this month with Games With Gold. I can now finally check out Child of Light and I always wanted to check out Army of Two, so this is a big win for me. I’ve already played Judgment and Black Flag, though, and I’m pretty sure Pool Nation FX isn’t something to get excited about. Ah well!

New Video Game Releases (June 30th – July 6th, 2014)

A couple things might grab your attention for this weeks new video game releases.

A decent week for new video game releases, as a couple games coming out are worth checking out. Sniper Elite 3 releases across several different platforms, and so far it’s been getting pretty solid reviews. Also, if you haven’t checked out Child of Light yet and you’re a Vita owner, the beloved indie game makes its Vita debut this week. Scroll down to see the complete list of what is coming out from June 30th to July 6th, 2014.

3DS

  • Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale

PlayStation 3

  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn
  • Constant C (PSN)

PlayStation 4

  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (PSN)

Vita

  • Child of Light

Wii U

  • Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (eShop)
  • Armillo (eShop)
  • Bombing Bastards (eShop)

Xbox 360

  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Far Cry Compilation
  • Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (XBL)

Xbox One

  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (XBL)

PC

  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • The House
  • Ship Simulator: Maritime Search and Rescue
  • Magicians & Looters
  • Second Chance Heroes
  • Shattered Planet
  • Z

News Judgment… Child Of Light Coming To PlayStation Vita

Ubisoft’s beautiful RPG Child of Light is set to make its PlayStation Vita debut this July, the company announced today. The game will be available digitally for $14.99 as well as physically with some extra content.

The retail version of the game will include all of the DLC; which includes a bonus quest, a new character and some collectibles.

You can play Child of Light currently on all last and current generation consoles as well as PC. The PlayStation Vita version is set for a July 1st release.

My Judgment:

I missed out on Child of Light on its first go around due to a bunch of other games that were clamoring for my attention, but rest assured that I will not be missing its PlayStation Vita release. This seems like the perfect kind of game to play on the Vita’s excellent screen, as the game’s visual style will more than likely look phenomenal. I’m ready for you, child, I’m ready.

Condemn (OR) Condone – ‘Child Of Light’

Child of Light is a platform role-playing game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. You control a girl names Aurora, who was stolen from her home and the only way she can return is to bring back the sun, moon and the stars held captive by the Queen of the Night. With the help of some unlikely companions along the way, Aurora must face her darkest fears if she hopes to ever see home again.

Child of Light is available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The reviews gathered for this article will be taken from all versions of the game.

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Tim Latshaw of NintendoLife felt inclined to sum up his thoughts in a poem, declaring:

“For its fanciful flights of pleasure / (and rhyming much better than this) / Is Child of Light a treasure? / Dear reader, absolutely, it is!”

Matt Sakuraoka-Gilman of Computer And Videogames was enamored by the game’s visuals, saying:

“Lemuria is a feast for your eyeballs. We’d go so far as to say it’s one of the most beautiful storybooks ever committed to code”

Andrew Dyce of GameRant noted issues, but still recommends it for JRPG fans:

Players attracted to the visuals and style may be alarmed to find the combat so frequent (and the writing uneven), but anyone even mildly interested in JRPG combat should give this game a look.

Sam Marchello of RPGamer claims the game played to his love of fairytales, saying:

It is a game that not every player may feel connected to, but in the right person’s hands the game’s spell will weave its magic.

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30 reviews were gathered for this article, and the overall consensus lands it solidly in the judgment range of Condone.

The following is a link to every review that was gathered for this article and used to come up with the final judgment:

NintendoLife | Computer And Video Games | GameRant | RPGamer | GameSpot | Destructoid | Polygon | Joystiq | Edge Online | EuroGamer | GamesRadar | The Sixth Axis | VideoGamer | The Escapist | RPG Site | Xbox Achievements | Lazy Gamer | Nintendo Enthusiast | Flickering Myth | Total Xbox | Inside Gaming Daily | NowGamer | Game Front | GameZone | RPGFan | GameSkinny | Strategy Informer | GamePlanet

The judgments are the following:

Strongly Condemn | Condemn | (O) | (OR) | (R) | Condone | Strongly Condone

The ‘Child Of Light’ – ‘Lemuria Trailer’ Is Jaw-Dropping

At the end of this month the world will get to check out Ubisoft Montreal‘s latest game called Child of Light, which is a turn-based RPG with a visually dazzling world traveled through side-scrolling.

Now, the developers have released a brand new trailer that shows of the game’s world. The trailer involves a lot of fantastical environments and a sweeping musical score to accompany it all.

Child of Light arrives on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on April 30th. Check out the Lemuria trailer below.

Condemn (OR) Condone:

This trailer is simply jaw-dropping. Everything from the music, the setting and the vibrant colors give off the most purest sense of a fantasy adventure. I can’t to to dive into this world and see what Ubisoft Montreal has come up with.