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: Very Positive (4,942 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 29, 2014

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"Aesthetic game with great 2d-gfx and music. Easy to learn, hard to master battle system. Nice fairytale story. RPG for the young and the young at heart."
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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
782 of 1,012 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
I loved this game, but Uplay took it away from me.

I had never used Uplay before this, so I didn't know what I was getting myself into.

The second time I loaded the game all my save files were lost, now I can't even play it anymore.

I can't seem to find a way to get it to work again, so I guess I cant play it anymore.

Be warned, you have to use Uplay to play this game.

And Uplay will ♥♥♥♥ you up.



Edit: It may just be my computer messing with me, but I just tried to start the game up one day and it didnt work.
Other people seem to be having problems with Uplay aswell, so this may be on their end.
I'm not saying this will happen to you, but it could, so be aware if you want to buy this game.
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387 of 546 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
One word, Uplay. I can't say anything about the game itself since Uplay won't let me play.
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64 of 73 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Charming, elegant as well as heart-rending, Montreal brought to life a beautiful side-scroller RPG which will capture your hearts and take your breath away.

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

With the above narration, starts the adventure of Aurora, a princess "born for glory".
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=440556637
Having put his daughter to bed at night, Aurora's father finds himself in awe to see his daughter not wake up at bright sunlight and soon falls sick. Presumed dead, her father sick, Aurora wakes up in a mysterious place with no one of her knowing face. Isolated and afraid, Aurora must make her journey through the vast kingdom of Lemuria to save her father from his uncharted sickness.

Child of Light's excellent aspects ;
+An exhillarating and tranquilizing mix of music.
+A beautifully executed simple story.
+Hand drawn art which appeals and steals the eye's scrutiny.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=443811063
+A classic blend of RPG elements in a side scroller.
+Turn-based combat which hardly gets boring.
+Lovely side-characters with their quirks diverse.
+A delightful main lead.
+An agape world of Lemuria with bellyful of quests.

Child of Light's not so excellent aspects :
-Rhyming feels forced at times.
-Uplay.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=444860853
Almost every aspect of Child of Light appeals to you, enlightens you and charms you with its elegance. Child of Light is a adventure which is worth every dollar of the 15 it is asking for. Play it and all your warmth, care, feelings and affections will be content.
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69 of 96 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Child of Light is a tribute to JRPG which has a beautiful presentation, lovely soundtrack but lacks a soul in many other aspects. I really wanted to like this game but the more I played, the more I discovered that something(s) were missing and was left hugely disappointed by the end of the game.

Pros
- The art style is top notch.
- The soundtrack is top notch and sets the mood with its melancholic undertones.
- Story is simple but cheerful and gloomy at times.
- Boss battles test how well you understand the combat.

Cons
- Requires Uplay, if you hate it, you'll still hate it.
- Rhyming gets tiresome midway through the game. It's not horrible but it'll grind your gears.
- The battle system is just a shallow copy of the Grandia system and can be easily 'cheesed' with little thought for tactics and gets repetitive fairly quickly.
- RNG is on the enemy's side as they get their 'chance' skills in regularity while you seldom get yours.
- Combat is a mixed bag. It's fun early on but get extremely repetitive in the latter half. Early on I found myself willing to get into fights however later on I found myself avoiding it. That's a major red flag for a JRPG.
- The platforming controls are just terrible, running feels clunky and flying feels extremely stiff. There's this cutscene where you learn how to fly, it looks wonderful however when you're given control your first reaction will be 'Urgh'.
- The characters 'classes' are too situational or down right useless. The most useful characters are Aurora (Light), Rubella (Damage dealer, health mage), Finn (Elemental mage), Trista (Damage dealer, protection mage) everyone else are just not good.
- Party line up is too limiting, it should've been a 3 man line-up which would've allowed for more combat depth and flexibility. As it stands it's tedious to switch out members because they don't fit the situation.
- Gems\Oculi are not a fully thought out idea, it's like a shallow copy of the Materia system from FF7 just not as good. It offers little to no benefit with it's 'chance' bonuses.

Oversights
- Can't reorganise your party line up outside of combat. If you made a mistake and one of your favoured members dies and had to be swapped out there's no was y swap until your next battle...this is stupid.
- There are no stores in the game, all consumables are found scattered throughout the world. Why not implement a store system so the player could stock up on items.

Nitpicks
- Aurora's model doesn't fit the game at all. While it looks good it just doesn't mesh well with the visuals as it looks too 3d almost as if it was made to stand out from the others and looks odd.
- Gems\Oculi are rarely given throughout the game and towards the end are generously dished out.
- Boss fights are not memorable especially the last boss.

Verdict
I really thought I would love this game but it feels somewhat soulless. Ubisoft positioned this game as a tribute to JRPG of old but for some reason it doesn't feel like a JRPG to me at all. The combat system is not memorable or engaging, the story while simple doesn't really hold up by the end. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad game it's just not a good 'JRPG' as aspects which make a good JRPG are under developed or simply missing. Maybe next time...because, well it's Ubisoft, you know a sequel is coming.

Recommended for those interested in a simple rpg.
Not recommended for JRPG fans looking for a fresh take.

PS: Steam please give us a neutral recommendation option.
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58 of 82 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Child of Light is a great game. Unfortunately, it requires uPlay! This is the second game I've bought that requires uPlay and bought have given me endless trouble. I was having a lot of fun with Child of Light but uPlay decided to randomly delete my save data. I would recommend this game only if it didn't use uPlay.
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