Aurora, a young girl from 1895 Austria, awakens on the lost fairytale continent of Lemuria. To return home she must fight against the dark creatures of the Queen of the Night, who have stolen the sun, the moon and the stars. At stake is not only Lemuria, but Aurora’s true destiny.
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Release Date: Apr 29, 2014

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About This Game

Aurora, a young girl from 1895 Austria, awakens on the lost fairytale continent of Lemuria. To return home she must fight against the dark creatures of the Queen of the Night, who have stolen the sun, the moon and the stars. At stake is not only Lemuria, but Aurora’s true destiny.

Key Features



An Adventure Waits!
Created by a talented team at Ubisoft Montreal using the UbiArt Framework, Child of Light is an RPG inspired by fairy tales complemented with a story carefully crafted in verse and rhyme. Step into a living painting, the breathtaking scenery of Lemuria is an invitation to explore a long lost world.

Enter the World of Lemuria
Across your journey through Lemuria you will encounter many eccentric creatures, from spirits of the forest to talking mice to wicked witches and evil sea serpents. Discover a vast land with iconic locations and exciting dungeons that will evolve as Aurora regains the stolen lights.

Fight the Dark
Battle enemies using an Active-Time Battle System alongside the firefly Igniculus and other members of Aurora’s party on their quest to recover the sun, the moon and the stars. Beat your enemies using a deep party system and the varied skill trees of your party. Play with a friend as both Aurora and Igniculus using the seamless drop-in drop-out cooperative multiplayer.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional Microsoft XBOX360 controller or compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core2Quad Q8400 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX260 or AMD Radeon HD4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional Microsoft XBOX360 controller or compatible
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Coyface
15.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
All right so Ubisoft gets alot a flak for Uplay and Assassin creed but in all honestly this game is a Occli in the Rough
You play as Aurora, a princess lost in a watercolor like fairytale land and is trying trying to find her way back home to her dying papa. Along the way she leans be a Queen by killing everything in her way whethers its spiders, wolfs, dragons,
Family members


Combat is turn based but acts on a speed bar so you have to be constantly on your toes. Combat is similer to JRPG and its certinaly unique, though my only complian is you can only have 2 fighters at a time making it a hassile to switch teammates.

For 15 dollars this game is amazing and I wholeheartly recommed it

Pros
- Amazing Music
-Beautiful environment
-Combat

Cons
-Uplay worked for me but your experience may vary
-Short story
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hoserama99
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 20
Review written after 2 hours of play. Doubt I'll finish this one.

First, the bad: it uses Uplay which means that Steam family sharing for this won't work. My wife won't be able to play this at all unless she buys a copy. That's annoying because I didn't care for the game, but she found it interesting. In that regard, it was a bit of a waste of money.

I really liked the art style - it's very well presented. The game is told in a series of rhymes, which are a little less well presented. Some of the rhymes are clumsy and forced. Many of them are forced to the extend that there are nowhere near the same amount of syllables on the rhyming lines - the rhythm and flow of the poetry is way off. It grated on me, but "A for effort" I guess. Putting that aside, the story (so far) seems interesting: something about 19th century Austria and a girl named Aurora who may (or may not) be dead. I suppose I'd have to finish the game to know what's actually going on.

But I won't be finishing because the main mechanic here is JRPG-style turn-based combat, which I loathe. I've wasted hours of my early gaming years on this, and I can think of no worse way to waste my gaming hours than repeatedly and slowly choosing what action I want to do for N characters on every battle turn. This is not for me. If it's for you, you'll probably have a great time.

So given that I hate the central gameplay mechanic, am annoyed with Uplay killing family sharing, and twitch my eye at the neat-but-flawed rhyming twist: not recommended.

All of these things are somewhat me-specific so if you don't mind them, I imagine you'll have a much more enjoyable time.

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Annix
24.1 hrs
Posted: September 19
This is a truly beautiful game! Most of the maps and graphics look handpainted and the soundtrack is also very nice. The battles reminds me of the battles in Final Fantasy-games but without the Limit break. The conversations between the characters rhyme and the whole game feels almost like a bed time story. If you are looking for a nice fantasy/fairy-tail inspired game, you should play this one!
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LegendMD
21.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
Surprisingly amazing!! This game deserves lots more credit and very underrated. The overall gameplay is quick, but this short story and gameplay will have you hooked in as soon as you start. Easy to learn the controls. Plus this has a great overall combat system. The game could have been a bit longer, but definitely worth the buy.
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Lynx lynx
29.1 hrs
Posted: September 18
I just love this game, and here's why:

It is absolutely beautiful. the soundtrack and the artwork, the movements of the characters, the whole atmosphere is just melancholic beautiful.

The story is nice and done in a unusual way. (All the characters talk in rhymes)

It has a lot of likable quirky characters to play.

The fighting system is easy to handle but also challenging. You mostly have a time bar, but you can manipulate it with your skills and your little lightball companion. It will slow the monsters down by blinding them.

It has a big skill tree system, so leveling up is rewarding.

Many hidden treasures are there to find in a big beautiful world.

And I have to point out the music again, which is absolutely wonderful. One of the best soundtracks I have ever heard in a game. Mostly it is calm and melancholic piano and strings music, but in the boss fights it can get pretty epic, too.
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Cerberus
13.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
Congrats Ubisoft you actually nailed it with this one. The game was beautiful through and through, from the soundtrack to the art and the story.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Child of Light Review

Child. Tuck yourself in bed
And let me tell a story
Of Lemuria, a long lost kingdom,
And a girl born for glory.


Child of Light is a RPG produced by Ubisoft Montreál, released in April of 2014. In this game you embark in a journey, playing as Aurora, a young princess whose soul is brought to the Kingdom of Lemuria. On this journey, you will have to recover the three sources of light and defeat the Black Queen in order to restore the Kingdom of Lemuria.

Aspects Of The Game:

• An exhillarating and tranquilizing mix of music.
• A beautifully executed simple story.
• Hand drawn art.
• A classic blend of RPG elements in a side scroller.
• Turn-based combat.
• Great side-characters.
• A delightful main lead.
• An agape world called Lemuria with alot of adventure.

Gameplay

In terms of gameplay it is a good game.The combat mechanics are pretty simple. However, you need to think your actions well in order to act in the best and fastest way as possible. At the start you will play solo, but with time you will find many interesting and strong allies which will help you, by forming a party of 2 characters during the battles. You also have a firefly as an ally, which you control with the mouse. A pretty interesting mechanic but it becomes pretty repetitive during the combats. Out of combat it is an simple 2D platform game, with some puzzles, traps and tons of hidden loot. Sadly, in terms of combat, the game becomes extremely repetitive in the second half of the game because at some point, excluding boss battles, you will repeat the same tactics over and over again since the variety of enemies is pretty low. It gets so repetitive that at some point, you will start avoiding your enemies instead of attacking them to earn experience. You also have a perk system, as expected in a RPG, which is also pretty simple, yet intuitive. There is also a gem system called Oculi, that gives you the chance to upgrade certain stats of your characters.


Story

The story in this game is told in an extremely simple way, yet that is part of the beauty of it. It is a very sad story with some unexpected plot twists, supported by excellent characters and good dialogues, except the fact that they always rhyme, something that really grinded my gears, especially during the second half of the game because the rhymes start to feel too forced. Apart from that, it is an excellent tale of the journey made by the protagonist Aurora, in her attempt to save the Kingdom of Lemuria.

Visuals

Visually this is an epic game. The game art is absolutely astonishing, it really gives life to this wonderful fantasy world. Everything as an immaculate aspect, it is hard not to like the artistic work made in this game. Another highlight is the fact that this game as the "feeling" that all was hand crafted, as if the game was drawn on a canvas. Really spectacular in this category.

Music and Sounds

The biggest strength in this game is the soundtrack. Absolutely amazing! It is hard to not be immersed in this awesome world with this wonderful combo of visuals and sounds. Simply astonishing. The sound and music gives the strength and energy you need to play this game, really inspirational.



Pros:

• Wonderful visuals
• Intuitive combat system
• Amazing soundtrack
• Beautiful story

Cons:

• Combat is repititive.
• Not much replay value.


Almost every aspect of Child of Light is amazing.I don't regret buying it.Really worth the money.It's a great work of art.

My Rating: 9.0/10








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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
من افضل الالعاب الي لعبتها قصه مره ممتعه وجرافيكس ممتاز *

الموسيقى تخلي الواحد يدمع غصب *

انصح الجميع بتجربتها *



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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
+ Exciting turn-based gameplay
+ Beautiful graphic
+ Pleasant soundtrack and atmosphere
= Kinda poetic, which is odd at first
- Landscape is a bit boring. Also because my character can fly, I usually find myself just rushing the area.

Overall, this has been a good run and although it's not on par with my expectations, I'm still satisfied with the time I spent within this fairy tale. 8/10

P/s: Thank you for the game, Bloosh100 <3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
+Great artwork
+Beautiful music
+Good plot
+Intresting character development
-Some characters are cg rendered, should have been drawn like others

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
This is one of those games that makes you think of what a good game is, and what a good game should be.
I bought this game long ago, the PS3 version by chance, I really did not know what it was about but a friend recomended it to me so i got it, and I can say it became one of the best experiences I had.
This game is one of the very few games that chages my view on thing, and that's how a game really should be, not only having a good and fun time playing but to make you question stuff you wouldn't have thought otherwise.

I really recomend this game, it shows there's still hope for Ubisoft.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
If you own this game but haven't played it, you're not living your life correctly.

This fairytale jrpg employs one of the most fun combat systems I've ever seen in the genre. They recreated the wheel and somehow got a flying car out of it. With precise timing and forethought you can interrupt enemy attacks--but they can do the same to you! Boss fights were all such a blast!

The brilliant musical score combined with the storyboard managed to move me emotionally. Prepare to feel sad. I love the artstyle. The rhyming felt a bit forced at times, they could have put just a slight bit more effort into it or just dropped it briefly at times to emphasize that ♥♥♥♥ was hitting the fan.

If you decide to play the easier of the two difficullties you can skip all the random battles and head staight for the bosess. That way it stays challenging and you aren't caught up in repetitive grindy battles or minmaxing your stats with items, finding chests, and crafting. Skipping most random battles will net you about six hours of gameplay (with five or more tacked on if you pursue normal mode like an idiot).

You bought this game when it was on sale. It's time to play it.
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2,035 of 2,117 people (96%) found this review helpful
390 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Dear child,

Tuck yourself in and listen to what I have to say.
It is for those too, who have doubts with Uplay.

When I first heard that a third party program needs to be installed,
I thought 'It's too much a bother to be buying this at all'.
But I was in love with the game as I was with Odin Sphere,
so I researched and researched until all doubts were clear.

It seems that Uplay has improved over the years,
as told by a friend whom I very love so dear.
After registering I instantly unravelled
that once I ticked 'auto login' it is never a hassle.
Switch Uplay to offline mode so it won’t meddle.

As confused as I was along the way,
thorough research finally made me pay
and playing this game now makes my day.

Child of Light is like a delightful bedtime story.
You play as a little girl, very cute and dandy,
though her arms are a little bit wobbly
to be carrying a sword both sharp and pointy.

What I really appreciate is the effort that they took
to make each and every sentence look so good.
The beautiful world of Lemuria will captivate your eyes,
with beautifully matched music as you zip through the sky.

Bottom line be told,
This game is made of gold.
I did not regret buying it a single bit,
and I’m writing this so that your path may be lit.

Godspeed.
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302 of 318 people (95%) found this review helpful
155 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Beautiful art with a hand painted look
like it was taken right from a children's book.

Fantastic music sets the tone
while our princess tries to regain her throne.

And while the story might be simple
its as cute as a childs dimple.

The battle system is quite well done
making every fight a lot of fun.

Attack, magic and even defense!
Using tactics just makes sense.

Though if you dislike my rhyming tone
then I would leave this game alone.
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174 of 192 people (91%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
A game so sweet
to let go you shall resist

and though you know me not
you must try it, I demand!
*he means insist*

A tale about a girl that's sweet
in a land where various creatures she will meet

to find a way home, and save her kin
- a story-line you certainly have already seen.

But amidst what you know, and have already tried in taste
you will find an enchanting graphics and a gameplay well paced.

Though not overly complex or ridiculously hard
it is such a sweet treat - this game will grow to your heart.
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148 of 162 people (91%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2015
+ Simple, intuitive controls (I used an XBOX 360 controller)
+ Narrator has a lovely voice and does a fantastic job with her lines
+ Stunning hand-painted visuals
+ All dialogue rhymes; very clever way to tell a story
+ There are some subtle attempts at comedy (some better than others); my favorite being a certain character that cannot rhyme, and other characters become frustrated and correct her wording to better fall into the rhyming structure
+ Beautiful, melodic and heartfelt soundtrack that really pulls you into the game's atmosphere
+ The addition of your firefly friend makes combat feel interactive in more than the usual sense, and adds depth to your encounters
+ Interruption mechanic makes timing very important; this does well to add another refreshing layer of challenge to encounters
+ It cannot be said enough that the story is both charming and engaging
+ Cut-scenes and injections of dialogue serve to complemet the pace of the game, rather than break it up unevenly

- This title requires uPlay
- This title requires uPlay
- This title requires uPlay
- 'Puzzles' are scarce, and are alarmingly easy; they may as well have not been included in the final product

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