Child of Light by Ubisoft


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.


  • 2D Adventure RPG
  • Classic Turn Based Combat
  • Fantasy
  • Ages 10 and up!



This is a fantastic little game for all ages... the visuals are stunning and done in a watercolour style that anyone with an eye for art will adore. The soundtrack is also pretty sweet, the battle music is great!


The story is told in verse and rhyme, which I think anyone who loves to read will really enjoy. I would definitely recommend this to parents looking for a fun game for their young ones with the added bonus of encouraging their kids to love reading. Most lines are not voice acted (only cut scenes) and so, if you are weird like me, you read it aloud as you go along. I think this will have appeal for both boys and girls, but I think it leans heavier to the side of young girls. :)



The controls might take a little getting used to (it's 2D so you can control the MC to take different paths as the screen scrolls), but once you have it down, everything gets easy and fun. Also, there is flying! After about an hour of game play things really pick up with this ability... super cool. I did become lost, once or twice, but it's not such a complex game that you don't eventually find your way.


There are lots of simple puzzles involving blocks and levers to get to places you need to go to progress the story. The combat is turn based so you aren't going to require any 'skill'. If you bump into the monsters from behind, you get to attack first... which is easier to get done once you can fly (before this you can use your flame buddy to blind the enemy). Eventually you pick up more friends to join you in the adventure, at this stage you can start using strategies to stun and attack the enemy.


The skill tree is easy to understand, leveling up is not a grind. There is crafting, you can combine gems and attach them to your gear. I don't want to give too much away... so there it is, a gushing review but damn, it's worth to gush about! The detail in the characters (and the baddies) were done so well... there really wasn't anything I saw that I did not gobble up with my eyeballs.



The game is available for these platforms: PC (steam & uplay), PS3, PS4, Xbox360, Xbox One, and the WiiU. The best part, it's only $15!