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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Whiskey_MAMA93
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
i absolutely love this game :) so prettyy!!!
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Antieverything
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I'm never buying another Ubisoft product...the amount of DRM hoops you have to jump through initially is unbelievable (I get the impression they want the PC platform to die because this is how you kill a platform). Oh...and then the game crashed at startup so I haven't even got to the menu yet. How do I get a refund?
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toby_fly
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
终于找到了一款不费脑子,视觉与听觉双重享受的游戏,游戏并不复杂,战斗系统也很简单。如果白天劳累了一天,那么这款游戏就是你晚上舒舒服服泡完澡后空调房里的最佳享受!
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Archmage
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
My girlfriend and I just finished Child of Light, and it was quite well done! Here are my thoughts.

The visual presentation is stunning. We were both consistently blown away by how beautiful landscapes and characters were. Same goes for the soundtrack - as a pianist with a love of piano music, it resonated with me. Powerful yet serene, sorrowful and joyous.

Gameplay was a nice mix between exploration / environment absorption and challenging combat. We played on Casual and felt it was suitable.

The characters were each well-developed enough, memorable and provided enough variety combat-wise to make me care! This is often difficult.

I absolutely loved the Oculi system - it provided both meaningful upgrades and creativity in crafting. Loads of room to experiment, too! I spent a lot of time wondering about gem combinations, which tier was the highest, can you combine diamond + onyx (yes = spinel!), etc.

The co-op play was outstanding, too! GF does not like complicated systems and Igniculus let her help in both exploration and combat. Really reminds me of Wind Waker's Tingle Tuner asymmetric co-op gameplay. I'd love to see more of this approach to co-op.

In short, Child of Light was an outstandingly strong game - cohesive, enticing and thoroughly enjoyable. 10/10, would recommend to everyone!
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Nevermoire
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Without a doubt, this is one of the most stunning games I've ever played. The sheer amount of art in the game is incredible. You could just stop and stare at the background forever.
Pros:
-Amazing graphics
-Hand painted enviorment makes the game come to life
-Fun and intresting spin on the traditional JRPG battle formula
-Leveling up is something that you look forward to instead of just being another thing that happens like in traditional JRPG's
-Good character development for the main character.
-no backtracking for the main story
-60 frames per second

cons
-60 frames per second slows down the game if you don't have a top of the line computer (like me)
-very little character development for certain support characters
-poetic style of dialog can be a little difficult to follow.
-side quests do have some backtracking

overall
9/10. Would play again in a heartbeat if only to see the amazing world again.
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TsundereTim
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
THIS GAME ROCKS!! It's a high fantasy RPG with pretty watercolor-esque scenery and a very storybook feel as all caharcters speak in poetry. There are no random encounters (thank god) and battles work on an active battle timer keeping you engaged during them instead of just mashing A. Dungeons are kinda worthless though with puzzles consisting of get to a button and press it. You don't get new eapons and armor but you can get different types gems which add new abilities to them like elemental effects or status conditions like poison. Their are tons of party member that are all unique which makes it hard to choose who to use. Each character also has their own seperate skill paths for unlocking new attacks and upgrades. 8.5/10
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Bovinistic
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Amazing dialogue, character development, plot, and unique battle system.
Loved it 10/10.
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Magpie
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is so very pretty! Every scene, from the maps to the levels to the cutscenes and fight scenes is beautiful. I love the character design and art. I have found the gameplay to be intuitive and easy to grasp without being dull. Fights are fun because you can swap between your party members on their turn and tailor the fight to what you are facing. The boss fights were very challenging compared to normal encounters (at least I thought so). Haven't had any trouble with the Uplay interface, though I know that some have. One glitch that does pop up now and then is that Aurora's hair doesn't always populate into the fight scenes. Odd, but not game breaking. I haven't finished the game yet, but I plan to continue playing. Plenty of replay value in my opinion. I highly recommend this game!
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DDoS
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
absolutely love this game! :D
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thainen
( 27.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This pretty, sweet and rather short fairy tale has nothing really great or novel about it. The story is your typical "little magical girl and her friends against the forses of darkness". The gameplay consists of a mildly explorable action-adventure overworld and an active time turn-based battle system. Watercolors-on-paper graphics create a feeling of a kid's book come alive. Nothing about it is groundbreaking, but everything is exceptionally well-crafted and fits together so well that it becomes hard to put down. A cozy and heartwarming experience among the world of bloody power fantasies.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
101 of 110 people (92%) found this review helpful
44 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Pretty Simple review here.

This is a great game. Great art, great story, easy but fun battle system.

Only downside is the length. It plays very quickly. (and don't take that to mean I want more grinding developers)

That being said, I'd say it's well worth the $15 price tag.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Child of Light is a lovely little experience. It has a fairy princess, magical dwarves, and even mouse capitalism!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
The game has a great story and atmosphere, with beautiful scenes and visuals. The characters are lovely. The combat gets a bit repetitive, but using the nice variety of characters can balance it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
I am reviewing my #2 fav game from ubisoft

PROS
-Amazing but sad story enriched with flawless art work and music, Brillant artwork and amazing gameplay. love it.

CONS
-Forced rhyming, I know ubisoft's trying to make the story fun but sometimes those rhymes are just stupid.

-Uplay issues when could save does not work

Score: 9.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Child of Light left me delightfully entertained at every turn. With beautiful backgrounds, lovely music, and a fun twist on the standard turn-based style of game play, it provides a comfortably level of challenge as you learn to balance the timing of your attacks and how you delay you delay your enemies. The story is fun, even if a little predictable. The rhyming conversations between characters (and lack there of for one) is a cute little detail for this storybook style adventure.

My main complaint for it is that, despite gathering quite a few companions on the journey, you are limited to two characters in fights (two in a have if you want to count your friendly little firefly). That said, it is balanced by the free swap out, if you even need to do so (casual really did not require it, but the more challenging mode might).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Such a majestic journey!
The music is awesome and right on spot.
Ubisoft can create great games sometimes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Child of Light is an amazing game. That's the short review. It does, however, have a major flaw: While the art design and turn-based combat system never disappoint, the story leaves much to be desired. Not in the journey, but in the ending.

I do not want to get too into-detail so as not to spoil those who want to buy the game, but I will leave this warning: If you get attached to storylines and value proper closure and complete endings, this might be a game to avoid. The story flows incredibly well until the final stretch of the game, in which the developers sloppily attempted to wrap everything together. It honestly feels like they ran out of budget or time and had to quickly slap an ending on the game.

If you value the journey more than the ending, have at it. It will not disappoint.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This pretty, sweet and rather short fairy tale has nothing really great or novel about it. The story is your typical "little magical girl and her friends against the forses of darkness". The gameplay consists of a mildly explorable action-adventure overworld and an active time turn-based battle system. Watercolors-on-paper graphics create a feeling of a kid's book come alive. Nothing about it is groundbreaking, but everything is exceptionally well-crafted and fits together so well that it becomes hard to put down. A cozy and heartwarming experience among the world of bloody power fantasies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I'm never buying another Ubisoft product...the amount of DRM hoops you have to jump through initially is unbelievable (I get the impression they want the PC platform to die because this is how you kill a platform). Oh...and then the game crashed at startup so I haven't even got to the menu yet. How do I get a refund?
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