Child of Light captured my attention immediately. It’s one of those special titles that solidifies the fact that video games are a legitimate art form. If your heart has ever been full of wonder or imagination, then tap into those curiosities and see what this game has to offer.
The UbiArt engine has absolutely earned it’s title. Developers have created nothing short of art with it. The last couple Rayman games have looked gorgeous and the fairy tale-esque style for Child of Light should shine bright. The painted environments and awe-inspiring sprite work reminds me of many of my all-time favorite games. Not since Legend of Mana for the Playstation One have I been so captivated by a game’s sprite work. There is something so personal and emotional about this style of game design.
The rare, but simple combination of platforming and turn-based RPG combat seems to blend perfectly together. These are two play styles that gamers have been familiar with for a very long time and it’s fantastic to seem them being combined into one great experience. Little gameplay was shown in the announcement trailer, but we can be sure that there is more to come and hopefully very soon.
Child of Light is scheduled for a 2014 launch on PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.