Child of Light Overview and Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Child of Light by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft. I purchased this game so this review is for fun/practice. This review is originally from my old website, Universal Gaming Reviews. I’ve done some upgrades to it while transferring it to this website.
Child of Light follows the story of Aurora, a child from 1895 Austria who dies and is then transported to the fairytale like world of Lumeria where she is confronted with the dark creatures of the Queen of Night. It’s up to Aurora to combat the dark creatures and ultimately stop the Queen of Night with the aid of friends that she meets along her journey. Lumeria is a beautifully drawn storybook world with many unique denizens living there.
The combat system in Child of Light is simple to learn but tough to master. You can only bring 2 characters into a battle at a time, while the enemy often gets 3 units, especially during boss fights. The game requires some strategizing to overcome your foes and each character plays a role during combat. Some are combat oriented, others, support. The game allows you to switch out characters at any time once it’s their turn. Your charge bar doesn’t reset so you can easily switch out a tank or buffer to heal another character with ease.
Each enemy has a weakness that you can exploit using Occuli. Occuli are gems that you can craft and equip your characters with to grant bonuses to their stats. Occuli come in different forms including sapphire, citron, diamond and tourmaline to name a few. All occuli have unique stats and each can be upgraded to make more powerful gems by combining 3 similar gems.
When you gain enough experience points from battle you’ll level up, gaining upgraded stats and a skill point to buy new abilities. Abilities range from combat skills to be used in battle or you can choose to unlock stat increases. You won’t be able to acquire all abilities in a single playthrough but the game features a new game+ which starts the story over again with tougher monsters but you keep all of your current upgrades, items and occuli.
Overall, Child of Light is an absolutely beautiful experience and it features an excellent storyline that continually gets better as you continue. The game can be beaten in 14-15 hours and it looks absolutely gorgeous at 4k resolution. Definitely a highly recommended game if you’ve never experienced it before, it’s an excellent experience throughout.
Thanks for reading our review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!