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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,399 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 29, 2014

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"With its gorgeous art, exemplary combat, and hand-crafted aesthetic, no RPG fan should miss Child of Light."
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June 12

Child of Light version 1.0.31711 is now available!

List of Changes:

  • New: Added Support for Traditional Chinese
  • New: Added Save Slots
  • New: Changed Normal and Hard mode names to Casual and Expert
  • New: Improved error messages for unsupported hardware
  • Fixed:
  1. Various crashes & minor issues
  2. Framerate issue on certain laptops with dedicated and integrated GPUs
  3. Localization bugs
  4. Some visual quality issues
  5. A rare issue with the Golem’s Plight quest

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Child of Light is an RPG reminiscent of the JRPG genre, but with beautiful 2D visuals. A tender and linear game with simple controls but deep systems.

(Visuals)
One of the selling points of CoL is certainly its artsy visuals, masterfully implemented on the UbiArt framework, the same from Rayman Origins and Legends. The landscapes vary from dark sceneries to rivers of lava, but one thing that remains constant is the extremely high quality of the artwork invested onto all moments of normal gameplay and battle.

(Systems)
The battle system is a very strong point of this game. Typical strategies from JRPGs are present, with strength or defense buffs and elemental weaknesses, but there is a huge focus on timing here. In a system similar to the ATB from classic Final Fantasies, allies and enemies need to wait until their icon reaches the casting bar to choose an action. The interesting part is that while the character is casting, its action can be cancelled by hitting it with an attack. Making the system even more deep, you can slow one or the other enemy by keeping your mouse pressed on it, to adjust things to your favor. This battle system demands a lot of focus and strategy to optimize your performance, and that is why I liked it so much.

(Story)
The story is told in a very poetic way, and I consider it very soothing.
The narrative is made in form of poems: every single dialog in the game rhymes. It seems that bothered some people, but that didn't happen to me.

(Conclusion)
Its best points are the very well executed art style and the battle system, but the rest has close to no flaws too. If I had to name a flaw, I would say that CoL lacks the learning of new skills to expand the explorability of the overworld, like in a metroidvania game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
It's literally like playing a bed time fantasy story. Also everyone talks in rythmes, how can you resist it's charm?
Aside from the cute story the gameplay is pretty neat too, if you are a fan of classic final fantasy game the gameplay is similar to those, leveling your character and party, gearing them up with different gems, and strategic battles where timing is very important.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Brilliant little turn based RPG Final Fantasy'esk game. I had been sitting on this game for a number of months since purchasing in the sale. I had often thought the graphics would not suite me, but they really are enchanting once you start playing.

The colourful scenery, water effects, and lighting makes this a very pretty 2D game. I really enjoyed the story. It wasn't too short, and wasn't too long, which some games sometime seem to suffer from. I wasn't too keen on the fact you don't really have a "quest log" to view all of your side quests, they all seem to get jumbled up in your item inventory, why, i have no idea?

The combat system in very simple. Two of your party members fight up to three enemies at any one time. You can switch members around in the midst of combat so you can always try and get the advantage over the enemy.

This game is really an enjoyment play through. 100% worth the price tag of £11,99, so if you can get it cheaper in a sale, you have yourself a huge bargin!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Even in our darkest moments if we look hard enough theres a spark of light.

Of all the games I played this year, I think this one is my favorite. This game tells the story of a little princess who wakes up in a strange fantasy world that she must save. It's really refreshing to see a Princess saving herself and not the other way around! The world the artwork and the storytelling are BEAUTIFUL. Every line in the game is literally a verse of poetry. It's not always perfect but it's still awfully cute. Aurora is adorable and there are plenty of awesome characters you'll meet along the way.

The combat is a pretty basic. It's Turned based like Final Fantasy with a couple twists. It's not very hard and if you have ever played a video game before I reccomend Expert difficulty otherwise the game might end up boring you. The fights get more challenging as the game progresses but aside from boss fights I never really had a problem.

Oh and did I mention the music? The music in this game is incredible. When i first bought the game I listened to the title screen for a while before actually playing <3 Here's a link to the OST if you end up enjoying it as much as me. http://musique.coeurdepirate.com/album/child-of-light

Overall I think this is a great game. I really enjoyed it and reccomend it to anyone who like turned based RPGs and wonderful stories!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Bueatiful Game, graphics are very genuine and the soundtrack is amazing! The rhyming is very rich also, only 1 problem, There isn't a steam background for it! Lol
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This game actually warrants a review, and i'm not one to easily leave a review. This game brings back all the nostalgia I once felt as a kid when playing video games, gives hope to the future of games. Just brilliant.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is adorable. I love the fairy tale art style. It's pretty. The gameplay is fun and relaxing. It's not too challenging. I died maybe twice on normal. I've not encountered any problems with using Uplay. It took me about 15 hours to complete with about 80% of everything to be found. If you like cute, rhymey-whimey puzzley platformey games that you can play through in a few sittings, I recommend. Very kid friendly game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
A wonderful Fairy tale <3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This game is legit. Beautiful aesthetics. Gameplay is solid, though it feels a bit overtuned in some spots (maybe I just suck).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
actually beautiful, the movement feels natural and the turnbased combat system is very original, i recomend.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Can't tell how much I'm love in with this one. It's so charming when I reached End Credits, I couldn't do anything with myself. Just sitting, listening to the song... and that's it. What is the magic of Child of Light? Everything in it, its extraordinary world with its extraordinary characters... the story is wo beautiful... many tears were shed. And the music. Well... Aurora enchanted me. And if you like this style, it will surely echant you too. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
[FIXED!!!] Note: At the time of playing this the issues regarding frame rate have not been fixed. The current patch has terrible problems with Nvidia Optimus (if you own a laptop you probably have this). Child Of Light is not recognized by Nvidia as a game "worth using the GPU." As a result, the game is forced to use intergrated graphics thus running the fps down to abysmal levels (dropping as low as 20fps). Ubisoft claims this has been fixed but I see no proof for any Geforce 700 series cards.

That being said... The game is still amazing. Any other game running this way would never see play time. Even with the "slow motion" frame rate problems the game is so captivating and beautiful that I can actually look past it.
The hand drawn water color graphics and the top notch soundtrack set the scene for cleverly written, rhyming, dialog.

I will most certainly finish the game, and would even consider playing again if this fps issue is ever fixed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Assassin's Creed is a historical fiction action-adven ture open world stealth video game series that consist of eight main games and a number of supporting materials, as of 2013. The Assassin's Creed games primarily revolves around the rivarly between two ancient secret societies: the Assassins and the Knights Templars. The bulk of the game is played as the main guy experiences the memories of his ancestors collecting flags and jumping on things. You also fight things and sometimes kill things. There's also pirates and stuff in the later incarnations.

When you buy Assassin's Creed bideo james, there's a good chance that games like Child Of Light might happen. Games take risks, games that look different, games that combine different genres, games that aren't designed by a commitee each and every year multiple times.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
i loved this game it had a great story
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Great game, that really had me delved deep into it's story and atmosphere. One of the best games for it's pricetag.

Though one thing I did not appreciate was how she grows up later in the game......the game is called CHILD of Light....not adolescent of light <_< it really takes away from the story because when she is a child you really want to back her up so she can save her father and she is trying to do all these things when shes so small, as a young adult it's not as dramatic anymore it's more like a duty.....hehehe....duty...... yea adolescent aurora wouldn't laugh at that but child aurora might.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Was gonna make this rhyme, didn't have the time. That was ♥♥♥♥ing corney. Uplay is balls.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Just play it.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Great artwork, great music, unfortunately that's all this game has going for it. While the game has great scenery, everything else is rather linear or lack luster.

When first watching the trailer, I was excited to see how many abilities the game offered and a customization in making better gear/equipment. What I was not aware of is they counted even passive abilities and "higher level versions" of said ability to the count, when in reality the game only offered a handful of tools you can use during combat. The customization is extremely linear, filling your items with left over gems, only giving the option of making stronger gems for your character (which, there isn't many types create from).

The gameplay itself is very simple even on the hardest difficulty. The game relies heavily on the time management system, making it easy to interrupt enemy attacks. So much so, that it may be possible to complete the game without taking damage (can't say for sure, but I was able to defeat the end game bosses all without getting hit thanks to such exploits in the design).

What I expected was an old school style RPG game, sharing elements from such games like Chrono Trigger and Grandia. Instead, what I got was a developer that tried to mimic such elements but didn't fully understand how or why they worked.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
You'll probably flinch and die from brain seizures trying to figure out if you equipped the damn correct Occuli/Element ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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0 of 15 people (0%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
DOES NOT WORK nobody should buy this.
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