Now here’s an RPG I can easily, and loudly, share how much I loved it. Child of Light is a simple RPG from the Far Cry team at Ubisoft Montreal, believe it or not, and it’s possibly the most beautiful game I’ve seen this year. I annoyed the crap out of my Twitter friends thanks to the PlayStation 4’s way-too-easy-to-use share button. I mean, just look at this beauty.
Here’s a bit of what I wrote in my review for Action Trip:
Aurora, a little girl, is the game’s protagonist who collapses into a Sleeping Beauty-like coma shortly after her father remarries. Her body may be in a coma in the real world, but Aurora has awoken in the world of Lemuria, a fairy tale world that is under the harsh rule of Umbra, Queen of the Night. If Aurora wants to get back home and be reunited with her father, she must restore Lemuria back to its former glory and defeat the evil Queen.
Yes, this is generic and akin to every fairy tale ever written; go on ahead and roll your eyes. Continue rolling them, because the game goes as far as to rhyme everything. All dialogue and narration are told in a rhyme, and that is just as annoying as it sounds. Every time the partymembers stop to talk to one another in rhyme, which happens whenever you bring in a new friend, I constantly skip through it. At least only the narrator’s lines are spoken, so I’m not treated to an oral nursery rhyme every five minutes.
Those are really my only complaints, and it did not stop my enjoyment of the combat or the vast exploration the game offers.
And then I went on a complete gushfest from there.
The biggest complaint I heard from friends and other reviewers was that the game wasn’t very deep, but it was only $15. I think it was pretty deep for that little. Plus, it’s a fairy tale story; how deep did those really ever get?
Besides, the amount of exploration, the combat, and the crafting really made up for anything the story might have lacked in terms of depth.
This is one RPG I can definitely recommend to everyone who has a PlayStation 4. I hope it’s this gorgeous on PlayStation 3, but I was blown away with how crisp and vibrant it looked on my PS4. But for $15, I think it would be worth the risk. It’s too fun to pass up.