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Child of Light

Child Of Light review

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We already chose 13 of our favourite games in the current Summer Steam sale, but more games have been discounted since. So, based on the entirely correct hypothesis that you all have completed every single one of our first round games and are now thirsting for more, here are 18 more to throw your spare change at. Everyone on the RPS team has picked three…

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Child Of Light review

Painted in watercolour and written in verse, Child of Light is a charming, if superficially childish, fairytale RPG. Beneath this breezy fable of lost princesses and talking mice, however, is a complicated combat system that calls back to Final Fantasy’s Active Time Battles - a dense interplay of buffs, interrupts and attacks that injects a realtime element to otherwise turnbased fights. You might call it…

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Emotional Rescue: Child Of Light’s World Sure Is Pretty

Now that John is on sabbatical, where will RPS turn when they need someone who understands emotions? Child of Light is about a young girl exploring a twinkling world of wonder and danger, and probably its story will require descriptors like "tender" and "heartfelt". The rest of us aren't equipped to deal with such things. Case in point: the plinky-plonky video tour of the game's…

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Want One: Child Of Light Trailer

Rufus Wainwright once drawled, "Pretty things, so what if I like pretty things?" Which I think is the perfect reason for me to post this Child Of Light trailer. If Rufus can like pretty things, then so can I. And Ubisoft's platform puzzle game is an entrée for eyelashes, a pie for the pupil, a roast for the retina, a quiet lunch by the river…

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Let There Be: Child Of Light Out April 30

Nathan has written about Child Of Light, extensively. I just went back and read all of his words and those of the developers, but I'm still confused. Along with the release date announcement (April 30th), Ubi have released a dazzling trailer and it keeps telling me that the game is an RPG, with crafting and skill trees and turn-based combat. I see that occasionally. But…

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Let There Be: Child Of Light Is Looking Delightful

Ubisoft's treatment of PC gamers has vacillated between utter garbage and lightly pine-scented garbage in the past few years, but it's impossible to deny that the publisher's put its considerable weight behind some interesting stuff in recent times. Its most recent two cannon-ball superman dives off the beaten path are Valiant Hearts and Child of Light, and I've written at length about both of them.…

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Child Of Light Devs On Far Cry, Controversy, Constraints

I'm quite fascinated by Ubisoft's epic poem JRPG melting pot of madness Child of Light, and I think you should be too. It's an entirely bonkers concept, and - good or bad - it at least promises to be a thunderous step off the beaten path for a fee-fi-fo-fummingly gigantic publisher. I recently had the chance to chat with creative director Patrick Plourde and lead…

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Child Of Light Devs On Poetry, Female Characters

Ubisoft is making an art game. Or at least, Child of Light is as close to an art game as any major publisher is likely to get for quite some time. It's being put together by a tiny team (headed up by Far Cry 3's directors, of all people, because we are living in Bizarro Land) with incredibly little in the way of bellowing blasts…

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Impressions: Ubi’s ‘Art Game’ Experiment, Child Of Light

Say what you will about Ubisoft, but you can't deny that it's significantly less risk-averse than triple-A publishing kin like EA and Activision. Assassin's Creed III's alternate history Washington DLCs weren't the best, but that didn't stop them from being patently insane. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, meanwhile, was a quirky, out-of-nowhere gem. And then of course, there was Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, which Papa…

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