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.
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.
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