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From Patrick Plourde – Creative Director of Far Cry 3 – and Jeffrey Yohalem – winner of the Writers Guild of America Award – comes Child of Light, a digital title developed under Ubisoft Montreal‘s alternative label Funhouse.
Envisioned as a “Playable Poem” by its creators, Child of Light is a modern reimagining of our childhood fairy tales.
Set in the magical world of Lemuria, Child of Light takes us on the coming-of-age journey of Aurora, a young girl struggling to save a lost kingdom and her ailing father.
“Come, tuck yourself into bed Let me tell a story. Of Lemuria, a kingdom past And a girl born for glory.”
The daughter of the Duke of Carniola is transported to Lemuria, a mysterious world that needs her help. Identified as the Child of Light and granted the power of flight, she takes on the minions of Lemuria’s Dark Queen in her quest to recover the sun, the moon and the stars to return home. Along the way she’ll discover that her destiny may be far greater than she ever dreamed.
“Beware the night, Child of Light.”
- A Playable Poem : In an homage to the Golden Age of illustration (Arthur Rackham and Gustave Dore), Child of Light invites you to discover a forgotten kingdom skillfully hand drawn and beautifully rendered with watercolor thanks to the UbiArt Engine. Complemented with a story carefully crafted in verse and rhyme and an original soundtrack by Montreal composer Coeur de Pirate, the breathtaking scenery of Lemuria extends an invitation to explore a long lost world.
- The Rich 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.
- Classic RPG Turn-Based Combat : Child of Light utilizes an Active-Time Battle System, allowing you to fight alongside the firefly Igniculus and other members of Aurora’s party. Level up to upgrade your stats and use your skill points to unlock unique abilities for your character and your party members. A deep crafting system allows you to combine gems to improve your sword, talisman and armor abilities. Each game has a unique gem profile, meaning that gems common in one player’s game are rare in another’s and vice-versa, encouraging the community to trade gems with friends.
- Solve Puzzles and Search for Mysteries :Using the power of light, Aurora and Igniculus must work together to solve puzzles involving shadows and movable objects.
- Supported OS:Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
- Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 or 2.80 GHz AMD Athlon II X2 240 (2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 or 2.60 GHz AMD Athlon II X4 620 or better recommended)
- RAM: 2 GB (4 GB or greater recommended)
- Hard Disk: 3 GB
- Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 10–compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)*
- Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
- Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
- *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: AMD Radeon™ HD 2900 XT / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 / R7 / R9 series NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT / 9 / 200 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 series These chipsets are the only ones that have been tested to run this game. Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
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Top Customer Reviews
Just beware that buying it here on Amazon will mean signing up for Ubisoft's "Uplay" service, which appears to be yet another steam knock-off. Have fun trying to create yet another account for yet another thing. Revel as you spend ~10 minutes having it tell you over and over that your password is wrong or the username you want is taken, when really you just wanted to play a single game.
Maybe you think Uplay is cool, maybe you already have an account there. Sweet. But if you're sick of making and managing accounts for one new service after another, just go buy this on Steam instead.
EDIT: Apparently you need Uplay even if you buy it on Steam, which--just--I can't even--the mind, it boggles.
I can totally see a dad and their pre-teen daughter playing this game for hours together. The game itself doesn't try to be anything more then what the cover looks like. You are Princess Aurora and you have to find your way back to your father, who thinks you're dead. Along the way you meet a lot of colorful characters and explore a pretty imaginative and colorful world. Think "Alice in Wonderland" without all of the creepiness, lol.
It's a turn based RPG, that can be a little challenging at times (the monsters I mean). It's not hard to play at all or pick up how to play, pretty basic actually as far as RPG's go. The developers describe it as a "playable poem" and I think that's fair. While there is "crafting" it's pretty basic and not complicated. You basically combine gems to make more powerful gems for attacks and resistances, that's it.
The world itself is pretty colorful and creative, again nothing fancy. I do like the "little" things that you see in the background, like a monster or a tree, not so much what you see in front of you. It's a form of foreshadowing, which is definitely literary. Yes, developers, I notice these things. :)
Bottom line, this is a cute game you can play with your kids or on your own that tells a story about a Princess trying to find her way home. There were a few times I caught myself smiling. I think it was a little over-hyped but all in all a good game.
(EDIT: IGN has this game at a 9.3 which is WAY too high. Looking back if I had not bought into the hype I probably never would have bought it. It's a "cute" game, but nothing ground breaking. It's worth the $15 but remember you get what you pay for.)
This game has flaws, but whatever they are, they don't matter. It gets so much right, that focusing on the few problems it does have is doing yourself a disservice. Within the first few hours, I lost myself in the experience, and began keeping track of the number of times this had given me chills. By the end, there were far too many instances to count.
The art alone, through the Ubi Art framework engine, is worth purchasing the game. It's a storybook come to life, and seeing it in person is the only way to really feel the full impact of it. Working in tandem with the soft pianos, somber strings, and desperate tone of the game left me in a peaceful trance for the bulk of the time with it (took me around 15 hours, but I tend to over-explore when playing RPGs).
If this weren't unique enough, the entire story line (all the text, dialogue, and narration) is told through rhymes, except in a couple of comedic instances. Sure, some of the rhymes may be a stretch, but that is unavoidable with the sheer amount of dialogue. The story started off as any fairy tale, and although some of this has been seen before, the characters and world felt unique enough that I never felt bored. In fact, I more often found myself stunned by the plot, either through the way it was told or how it was presented.
This is a semi-turn based RPG, but with a bit more influence between turns. Playing skillfully becomes necessary on later chapters, and can influence whether or not an enemy (or yourself) may actually get a turn to attack.Read more ›
I went to Target and saw this as a demo on a Playstation 4 and decided to try it. I was instantly hooked!
The beauty of this game is just unreal. Seriously, I was enraptured. I wasn't expecting anything profound, but as soon as I started the game it was almost like watching an animated film. Aurora, the little girl that journeys through unknown lands to find her father, is such a loveable, relatable character. The artwork is exquisitely done-- I'm not sure if it is hand drawn/real watercolors but it sure looks it and the attention to detail is amazing. It is a wonderful poetic fairytale that's read like a story with fun, quirky characters. The story has a nice emotional depth to it which really hit a nerve with me and I would have to say that besides the visuals, the music greatly contributes to this. I loved the songs (by Coeur de Pirate) so much that I put the soundtrack on my wish list for a hard copy. The detail of each of the explorable lands in the game are very fun. I got lost in the game for hours (and unfortunately finished the game in a matter of two days marathoning it) but am replaying a second time with more challenging creatures to battle to see the story again. For any of you that like a old school Disney art feel with a twist-- this is it -- the closest thing to my childhood in a video game to date! I have already spread the word to my friends who are very eager to try it out.
I hope against all hopes that Ubisoft and it's wonderful team plan a sequel to this game since there are some areas on the map I feel still need to be explored. It's almost like looking at a Lord of the Rings map, seeing all the lands, but only having access to a handful of them. This is such a wonderul game. Please, please, please... make a second CoL or very similar game! Like this game, I would play over and over again :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Code I received was for Uplay. Did not like that bu the game is very good,Published 1 month ago by Nicolas Pena
This game will run well on any laptop. It also won't run on standard PCs unless you have a beefy graphics card.Published 1 month ago by Heather Tucker
Very cute game, I'm playing it with my 5 and 7 year old. Difficult enough to be entertaining, but the fun for them and they can do battles themselves and fly around.Published 3 months ago by EAO
Don't waste your money unless your PC is new and for gamers, bought it, can't play it, can't get my money back..Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Beware!! Code did not work when I went to the Uplay site to download game. I had to re-buy :'((Published 6 months ago by Bikerdude
This game was a lot more than I expected. Amazing and unique art, very fluid game play and story line. The only downside is it is not long enough! Read morePublished 7 months ago by DMM