Welcome to this week’s WeView, where the verdict is entirely up to you. We’ve got Child of Light to discuss today, and you’ll tell us “yay or nay”. I’m going to stop with the rhyme, otherwise this may take a lot of time, not just for me but for you too.
Child of Light is a sidescrolling platformer RPG hybrid, and its story is told in rhyme, hence the last few sentences. It features an extremely unique art style, which uses the UbiArt framework – the same one which the 2D Rayman games are built on – to create a stunning, painted picture with every frame.
Aran reviewed the game, and he wrote the entire thing in rhyme which was quite a feat – it took me long enough to write the first paragraph of this article, and it wasn’t even neat!
“The character designs are unique from Aurora’s flowing dress and red hair, to the blue firefly Igniculus who completes this core pair.” wrote Aran, then discussing the turn-based combat system which could become somewhat of a grind when faced against bosses within the game.
He had nothing but praise for the game, and concluded with:
Child of Light is a joy to behold, with the tale of Aurora and Lemuria very well told. The way the whole experience has been crafted is nothing sort of fantastic, and this could turn out to be a classic. The story, the characters, the battle system, the art, and the music all shine. This is a game that wears its heart on its sleeve while bringing something fresh to the landscape; it’s quite divine.
I suppose the time has come to score Child of Light then, and I give this game nothing less than a…
He really didn’t give up on that rhyming, did he? Anyway, in amongst the poetry there was a strong review, which was nothing short of glowing. It’s clearly an esteemed game, and we’re really interested to see what you think about the game.
You don’t have to write your thoughts in rhyme, just leave a paragraph or so with your thoughts on the game in the comments below. Don’t forget to add a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It, or Avoid It rating on the end, and get your thoughts in before Sunday afternoon to be in with a chance of being included in next week’s Verdict article.