[edit] Background

Child of Light is a 2D platform video game developed and published by Ubisoft; it mixes platformers and RPG elements to create a unique blend while still being inspired by classic fairytail stories.

Child of Light has a detailed plot; it follows the young Princess Aurora who is spirited away to the fantasy world of Lemuria. After becoming friends with a firefly named Igniculus, she must find a way to return home and back to her sick father before it is too late. To get back home Aurora must traverse the world, defeat monsters, solve puzzles and defeat the evil that is holding the world captive. There are 3 main chapters to playthough

[edit] Gameplay

Child of Light is a side-scrolling platformer and the player must reach the end of each level to progress through the game. There are some RPG elements as well which allows the player to level up and increase their stats over time; there are 216 skills to unlock. There are 600 crafting combinations which require materials and Oculi. Oculi are gemstone like objects in Lemuria which can be equipped to boost stats and abilities; they can also be combined to create new types of upgrade an existing Oculi.

The combat system uses a system similar to the Active Time Battle System seen in the Final Fantasy series; the system allows the player to control up to two characters during a single battle however the other characters not used in the fight will level up the same way regardless. Up to three enemies will appear during a battle, including in boss battles. Initiating a battle requires the player to use a Surprise Strike on the enemy while enemies initiating the fight will Ambush the player. Igniculus cannot be killed in battle, he plays a more supporting role in battles by having abilities such as being able to blind enemies which can prevent their attacks.

Child of Light NPC's speak in rhymes; the last words of each of their dialogues rhymes. The game uses various rhyming schemes in all language translations available for the game.

[edit] Features

Level up! - With 216 skills to unlock there are plenty of ways to play the game

Puzzles – Beat the puzzles to progress through the game!

3 main Chapters – Each chapter takes the player further into the story as Aurora fights to get home

Craft upgrades – There are 600 crafting combinations for players to try out and upgrade their equipment with!

Two character combat – Control up to two players in combat to defeat the enemies

[edit] Hardware Info

Child of Light is available on a wide range of platforms; it is available on the Playstation 4, Xbox One and the Wii U. It is also available for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation Vita and for PC.

[edit] PC Hardware Info

Child of Light is available for the Windows operating system and can be played via Uplay.

OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (32/64bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core2Duo E8200 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD2900 XT (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 3 GB available space


Neoseeker's Game of the Year 2014 Nominee Spotlight: Child of Light

A place where classic fairytales meet video games

Jan 08, 2015, by Lydia Sung | 2 comments
Child of Light launch trailer captures its ethereal charm, join Aurora's waking journey today

See Lemuria one more time before adventuring there yourself

Apr 30, 2014, by Rory Young | 3 comments
See the new 'Child of Light' trailer and explore the beauty of Lemuria, a fictional world

Too much eye candy in a single game

Apr 14, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 2 comments
Child of Light gains new official artwork, see Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano paint at Mach 1

No need to worry too much about that hand behind you

Apr 08, 2014, by Maxfield Navarro | 3 comments
Ubisoft devs talk Child of Light in latest trailer, game uses concept art for beautiful environments

From the studio that brought us Assassin's Creed

Mar 18, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 2 comments

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  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Genre: Fantasy RPG
  • Perspective(s): Flat side view
Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Mar 24, 2015 (PS3)
    • Apr 30, 2014 (PC)
    • Apr 29, 2014 (vita)
    • Q3 2014 (XBOX360)
  • Europe: Jul 2, 2014
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