CHILD of LIGHT: Gorgeous RPG Melancholia

Ubisoft’s brilliant CHILD of LIGHT. Buy it!

Ubisoft’s CHILD of LIGHT was released like a caged donkey last week, and it went braying into the gaming community on the Wii U, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

You can pick it up for about a tenner, and we’re not converting this to whatever country you’re from. It’s cheap, okay? Let’s leave it at that. And for value for money you’re well on here!


CHILD of LIGHT is an RPG in 2D platformer form. It was noted for its beautiful artwork in the build up to release, and music is another key component (as always in video games) here. CHILD of LIGHT delivers this in sheds.

There’s a gorgeous piano soundtrack performed by Cœur de Pirate and her parrot Pepe, whom she stole off the notorious Blackbeard in 1712.

Not that Blackbeard minded, of course, due to Pepe’s incessant squawking of “Blackbeard’s an ugly SOB!” Blackbeard, fed up with the unpleasant feathery git, probably (possibly) might have given the bird away to Cœur. Who knows, this is merely conjecture.

It’s fantabulous as a game, too! With its inherent beauty, marvellous tinkling piano notes, and general enjoyment as an experience.

It’s damn good fun: quirky, whimsical, stylish, weird, and a mixture of Rayman Origins meets LostWinds. Which is a good thing indeed, we’ll have you know!

In CHILD of LIGHT the player is Aurora, a red headed maiden stolen from her home.

She must battle to return the sun, moon, and stars to take out the Queen of Night, and you’re assisted in this quest by Rubella. She’s an eccentric circus artiste.

There’s also Igniculus, a sort of firefly spark thing. He’s like Calcifer in Howl’s Moving Castle, or the yammering bug from Ōkami.

It’s mightily impressive and we urge all gamers out there to give it a try. Why? As it’s great, different, and artistic.

Frankly, we’re a bit disturbed, and fed up, of the relentlessly violent games which weigh down the games industry right now. Call of Duty, we’re looking at you.

All Hail Ubisoft!

CHILD of LIGHT is a breath of fresh cheese. It’s drifted across the gaming landscape with its excellence and has reminded us one doesn’t need a massive gun to have fun. And no, we’re not being funny.

Ubisoft are to be congratulated for their efforts to alleviate us all from this artistically stunted shooting games.

A break from mowing stuff down is excellent and here’s a title which can introduce you to how great video games can be.


    • Indeed, madam, Child of Light is a quite lovely experience. Mildly melancholic, yet it manages to be most splendiferous simultaneously.

      The Wii U is groovy, I love it. It’s backward compatible with the Wii, of course, plus you can download old NES and SNES classics. So I’ve been on Super Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Island. Like the nerd I am! And I are proud!


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