Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Child of Light

I usually don't talk about video games very much here, not because I don't love them.  I really do.  I game when I have the chance and I have things that I am looking forward to (i.e. Dragon Age: Inquisition).  It's just hard to find something rare and interesting to talk about.  So I was super excited when I stumbled upon Child of Light by Ubisoft Montreal.  Check out the story trailer below.  It's pretty exciting.

In Child of Light, you play as Aurora, a little princess with a big sword on an adventure to save the world of Lemuria, defeat the Queen of the Night and take back the precious things that were stolen.  On her journey, Aurora forms friendships with new characters including a firefly named Igniculus.

There is so much to love about this game from the art to the music to the story to the quests to the battle format.  The game opens up like a wonderfully illustrated story book with a narrator, who weaves a fairytale for the player.  Even the dialog between characters seems to flow in a way that suits the game's theme.  The art is detailed and pretty.  It's like you're playing in an ever expanding watercolour painting.

This game is an RPG (i.e. role-playing game) so you'll be gaining party members like Igniculus who will help you defeat enemies throughout the game.  The battle system is turn based, which is something I am used to since a lot of RPG's use this style.  This means that each individual involved in the fight (including the enemies) gets one turn to make a move.

It looks like a really beautiful and fun game with a female main character, which is something you don't often see in video games.  Period.

This game is available for the WiiU, PC, PS3, PS4, XBOX 360 and XBOX One.  It will also be available for the PS Vita in July 2014.  However, it is an online title so you'll have to purchase it through each console's respective online store (i.e. Playstation Network and XBOX Live).  It costs just $14.99 so check it out if you can.

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